Who We Are

Our History

Gentle Chi’s history starts with the American Shorin-ryu Karate Association efforts back in the early 1980′s to help court mandated teenagers to change their lifestyles as they went through a 28-day rehab program and follow-up post care. At that time, Gentle Chi® was helping teenagers find their way to improved self image and seeing that they could make better choices in their lives.



With over 40 years of teaching experience, Paul D. Keller has expanded and refined the Gentle Chi® program to meet the needs of a more diverse audience – essentially anyone who wants to achieve better balance in their lives and to regain control of their own health and well-being.

Today, Paul leads the teaching and instructor’s certification program, while Gentle Chi® continues to be taught in places like Hazelden-Springbrook and at his private studio in Tigard, Oregon.

















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