Lee began Chen Style Tai Chi study in Beijing in the early 1980s under the tutelage of Grand master Lei Mu Ni (雷慕尼). Lei was the most senior student of Great Grandmaster Chen Fa Ke (陈发科) who was the 17th generation lineage holder of Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan. After Lei Mu Ni passed on, Lee studied the 188 Posture old style Tai Chi Chuan, Tai chi Push Hand, Three Emperors Cannon Fist (三皇炮锤拳) and weapons under the guidance of Bai Qing Zhai. Lee is an inner door student of Grandmaster Bai.
Master Harvey Lee is a 6th generation lineage master of the 188 Posture old style Tai Chi Chuan and an 8th generation lineage master of Three Emperors Cannon Fist (San Huang Pao Chui 三皇炮锤拳). Lee inherited these martial arts styles from Grandmaster Bai Qing Zhai (白慶斎). Bai adopted the soft essence of the old style Tai Chi and the explosive essence of San Huang Pao Chui to create a fresh and more potent system of internal martial art. It is this system that Lee imparts in his teachings. Many of Lee’s students attained exceptional martial arts skills as a direct result of his teaching and mentoring. Several of these students have won championships in Tai Chi Push Hand competitions in Australia, including the Australian Open Tai Chi Push Hand Championships and the TCAA Push Hand Championships.