Born 27th July 1974.
Stephen Yap’s first encounter with martial arts was with Tai Chi. He studied under the teacher Rao Rao Zao in 1993 for about a year.
His next journey was with shaolin which he also studied for about a year.
In 1994 he also began Tai Chi and acupuncture with Dr Feng Chao Lin till 1999. During his time with Dr Lin he opened an acupuncture clinic in 1996.
In 2002 Stephen opened the school Jing Qi Shen and began teaching to this day.
In 2007 he immigrated to Oslo, Norway but makes regular trips back to South Africa to keep a watchful eye on his sheep.