American Gohn Dagow Association
The American Gohn Dagow Association Tijeras Center is located in the beautiful Manzano Mountains east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This center was established by Futzu Treon in 1965, and was the first AGDA center. The Tijeras center is currently operated by Sien Seongs May and Draper.
Sien Seongs (teachers) Mr Richard May and Mr Charles Draper started their training with Futzu Treon in 1978. Mr May and Mr Draper became Sien Seongs in 1993. Sien Seong May and Sien Seong Draper continue their studies with Futzu Hickmond. Currently two adult classes and one kids class are being conducted at the Tijeras center, with new classes beginning monthly. Traditional classes consist of meditation, philosophy training, and physical movements for health and self defense, including, but not limited to: qi gong (energy movements), boxing (using hands and feet), holds and throws. Self defense and introductory classes are available starting at 15 years of age.