Grandmaster Marilyn Cooper has an extensive career in martial arts, women’s empowerment and teaching. Starting in the mid-1960s as an art student, she emerged years later, a Kung Fu artist. She wrote articles on kung fu and has performed at universities and masters’ demonstrations around the world.
She opened her first Kung Fu school in 1980 in New York City, and have been teaching Kung Fu ever since. She also founded a national non-profit institute called Pushing for Peace, whose mission is to promote a T’ai Chi program designed to help prevent youth violence and improve mental and physical health. Her Peace Games are now taught all over the world.