Kung Fu Instructors

Master Pat Hancock

Master Pat Hancock is a disciple of the Tien Shan Pai system. He is the head Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Hsing I instructor at Body Balance and enjoys teaching all students from beginners to the most advanced. He began his studies in 1973 under 64th generation Grandmaster Huang-Chien Liang. With Shi Ye Huang’s blessing he built his own school in 1987 after taking bronze medal at the World Kung Fu Championship in Taiwan. In 1996 he earned an international gold medal in Hsing I Chuan.

Master Hancock raised his four children on Kung Fu who all became international Kung Fu champions. Pat’s first student to become a Master or Shi Fu of their own school was his eldest daughter Eileen Hancock who established Body Balance Academy of Northern California in 2004. His son Nicholas Hancock became Master/Shi Fu of his own school Balance and Harmony in 2005 in Canby, Oregon. His daughter Brynne Hancock is a medical doctor and his youngest Jaclyn Hancock is an environmental engineer.

Body Balance was featured on CBS Capital Edition, Washingtonian Magazine and Tai Chi Magazine. Pat served as consultant to the National Institute of Health and as stress management instructor for Maryland public schools. His services are recommended by area physicians, psychologists and chiropractors.

Shi-Fu Michael Reed

Shi-Fu Michael Reed developed his passion for martial arts early in life. Mike began his study of Tai Chi in 1985 and started with master Hancock in 1987. Mike earned a Black Sash in Kung Fu and also has an extensive knowledge of Hsing I Chaun. He is a certified Master Instructor of Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Hsing I. Mike is the senior Tai Chi instructor at Body Balance. He continues to follow his passion for martial arts and enjoys furthering his knowledge through teaching others.

Shi-Fu Tim Rader

Shi-Fu Tim Rader began his studies of martial arts as a young boy and earned a black belt in Tang Soo do in his teens. Tim began his apprenticeship with MasterHancock in 2000. Tim holds a 2nd degree black sash in Kung Fu and is an international champion in Kung Fu and Tai Chi push hands. Tim is a senior Kung Fu instructor at Body Balance. Tim enjoys the challenges of the most difficult Kung Fu forms and is an extraordinary performer and teacher. He loves to teach and is working towards becoming a full-time teacher.

Shi-Fu Musetta Engle-Pratt

Shi-Fu Musetta Engle-Pratt began her studies here at Body Balance at the age of 10 and earned her Black Sash at the age of 17 and is now working on her 2nd Degree Black Sash at the young age of 20. She is Master Pat Hancock’s full-time apprentice and lead instructor of the kids program and assists Master Hancock in the Adult program.   She has trained several students who have medaled in both forms and fighting in international competitions. Musetta has earned several medals in Kung Fu and Tai Chi in the US International Kuo Shu Tournaments in sparring and forms since 2007. One benefit of Kung Fu which Musetta has particularly enjoyed is that it exercises the entire body, both physically and mentally. Outside of Kung Fu and Tai Chi, Musetta also enjoys playing her violin with her family’s band, reading, writing, baking, and art of all kinds.