About Dr. John Painter

John Painter the head teacher of The Gompa began his training as a young boy in Chinese and internal martial and healing arts with master Li, Long-dao of Sichuan province. He studied with the master from 1957 to 1969. From there he went on to study Chinese medicine, massage and acupressure with Dr. Pao, Sun-Lung of Hong Kong and Tibetan yoga and meditation with Lama Trangu Rinpoche. He attended Texas Tech University majoring in psychology and theater arts. Dr. Painter holds a Ph.D. in Naturopathic medicine is listed in Who’s Who in the Chinese Martial Arts. Master, Founders and Leaders of the Chinese Martial Arts and was elected to the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was twice elected to the Inside Kung Fu Magazine Hall of Fame.