Linda's first martial arts experience was in Tai Kwon Do in Sacramento, California. She trained 10 years under Grand Master Myungkyu Kang who taught the classical Mudukkwan style.
In 1989, Linda moved to Connecticut and there decided to pursue Taijiquan. She attended several local classes and then in 1997 started classes with Dr. Peter DeBlasio in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1998 Peter was a host for a weekend workshop with Dong Zeng Chen and Alex Dong. This workshop convinced Linda that the Dong family taught a very high level Taijiquan. After a New York workshop in 1998 and a Maui Intensive in 1999 with Alex Dong, Linda saw that Alex was a very gifted teacher and has attended many workshops and intensives with Alex. Early retirement in 2004 has allowed Linda to attend many more classes and make much improvement in her Taijiquan.