Master Nathan Fisher
Nathan Fisher began his martial arts training the age of 10 in Berkeley, California, where he studied Judo and Jiu-jitsu. At the age of 14, he began learning Kenpo under the late Kenpo Master Ron Lee. By age 20, he received his Kenpo black belt and was promoted to be the Chief Instructor of Mr. Lee's Berkeley headquarters school. In 1980, Mr. Fisher pursued his interest in traditional Chinese martial arts by studying Choy Li Fut and Yang style Tai Chi under the famous Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong, in San Francisco, California. 1980 also saw Mr. Fisher graduate with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a Major in Architecture.
In October of 1985, Mr. Fisher moved to La Mesa, California where he opened the first White Dragon School. Mr. Fisher's intent was to create a martial arts institution dedicated not just to the development of fighting ability but also health and self-improvement. In addition to offering a wide variety of specialized group classes, the school also offered weekly personal training to every student at no extra cost. This approach insured that even students with special learning needs could be successful learning martial arts. The White Dragon method became hugely popular. By 1991, Mr. Fisher was able to open a third school in the San Diego area, and promote two of his highest-ranking students to the level of Chief Instructor.
Aside from winning numerous first place finishes in both national and international competitions, Mr. Fisher won the International Tai Chi Push Hands Tournament in Taiwan in 1990, and the overall Push Hands Grand Championship at the prestigious Taste of China Tai Chi Tournament in 1991. Mr. Fisher has also produced several grand champion competitors in both traditional and mixed martial arts tournaments.
In 1992, the late Great Grandmaster Hu Yuen Chou, then one of the highest-ranking Choy Li Fut and Yang style Tai Chi grandmasters in the world, personally promoted Nathan Fisher to the level of Master in recognition of his efforts to further the teaching of Choy Li Fut and Tai Chi on an institutional scale. Today, with nine schools serving San Diego County and Temecula, White Dragon Schools is considered to be one of the largest combative and traditional Chinese martial arts organizations in Southern California.