Kai Lewis had an early fascination with movement, mental focus and the connection of mind-body at an early age. Kai's sports background as a child helped foster this relationship as he grew up playing golf in the JrPGA. Throughout middle school to college he trained in different mar1al arts from Japanese Karate to Chinese Kung fu. His recent mar1al arts journey has brought him to be a practitioner and teacher of the rare & dynamic South East Asian mar1al arts of Pencak Silat Panglipur and Kalis Escrima, balanced by the relaxed yet focused meditative arts of Tai Chi and Yoga. Kai has also studied various types of meditation,
yoga, qi gong, reflexology, TCM, thai massage, and is continuing his studies in integrative healing modalities to balance the mar1al aspects.
Kai's interests lie in the practical methods of mar1al arts, healing, meditation, and yoga and applying these arts and their applications in a modern context. He currently teaches several mar1al arts classes at Houston Mar1al Arts Academy and classes for health and wellness at Rice University and local yoga studios. He is also part of an ongoing clinical research team exploring the health benefits of mindfulness and qigong with cancer and caregivers. Kai has worked as a “Mind-Body Intervention Specialist" with MD Anderson Hospital as part of the Integrative Medicine Center team, also taught at the Baylor College of Medicine, TX Woman’s Hospital and Health Museum of Houston, sharing the health benefits of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and Meditation with pa1ents, caregivers, students, faculty and staff.