Patricia Claypool trained in the martial arts of karate from1968 to 1979. In 2002 she began training at the Lohan School of Shaolin in Yang Style Tai Chi Chaun, Chen Style Tai Chi, Bagua, multi-weapons use, and Chi Kung. Patricia has taught classes across the Las Vegas Valley at Las Vegas Athletic Club, Touro University, and Bilingual Behavior Services. The UNLV PEX Tai Chi class Patricia instructs focuses on the Yang Style 48 forms, which are a series of gentle exercises for harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. Tai Chi is internal martial arts and can be used in combat as well as self-defense.