Oso Tayari Casel is the founder and director of the Tayari Casel Martial Arts Academy; an
institution that researches, demonstrates and spreads the contribution that Africa and China
have given to the international martial arts community, while simultaneously furthering the
appreciation of contemporary and traditional African and Chinese culture. His studies include
cultural and humanitarian missions to Africa, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago,
The Netherlands, Taiwan, and the Republic of China. The arts of Kupigana Ngumi, Shaolin and
Tai Chi Chuan with the Directors of the Pan Afrikan Martial Arts Federation, World Warrior Alliance, Martial Arts
GrandMasters International and more are part of his legacy. Additionally he has studied Afrikan spiritual systems with
Yoruban and Akan Priests.Over several decades he has worked as consultant for the Substance Abuse Services of the
Department of Corrections at the Lorton Prison and Correctional Treatment Facilities. He has served as the Primary
Substance Abuse Counselor for a federal program at a juvenile maximum-security prison and has worked with the District of
Columbia Government's Department of Human Services at group homes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
He was featured in four recent martial arts documentaries: Urban Dragons: Black
and Latino Masters in the Chinese Martial Arts and The Black Kung Fu Experience for Public
Broadcast Systems (PBS), Docs In Progress, and Boulevard Warriors. He is currently featured
in the 2016 “Paying Mr. McGetty”. He has accomplished this and so much more by living a healthy lifestyle.
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