Tai Chi Schools and Groups in Ontario




Blenheim ON

Harmony Tai Chi

Instructor:Mary Lou Handysides
Lineage:Received personal instruction from Master K.T.Lee; also student of Sifu Gloria Jenner, Sifu Maiku Shaw, Master Helen Wu (QiGong and fan)
Style: Yang 
Curriculum 
Yang 108, 24 (Bare Hand), Plan to include fan and Yang Sword (32 and 16)
Other programs, Qigong - 20 Therapeutic (palms, meridians, brocades)
Inception: 2000 
Location: 
Community Centre, 
Blenheim, Ontario 




Burlington ON

R. Duff Doel 

Instructor: R. Duff Doel
CTF Certification: Level 3 - Senior Instructor
Styles: Yang, 
Location
King Street West
Dundas, Ontario 
Phone: (905) 628-8862 
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BURLINGTON ON

Burlington Tai Chi & Qigong

Name of instructor:  Joh. Friedrich
Lineage:  Sam Masich, Steve Higgins
CTF Certification:  Level 2 Instructor 
Style:  Yang; Qigong
Curriculum:  Short Yang Style Taijiquan; Qigong
Class Locations:  Royal Botanical Gardens & Burlington Seniors Centre.  
See also Hamilton ON.
Phone: 905-634-1635  




Campbellville / Milton ON

Circle of Friends Tai Chi

Instructor: Mary Hansell
Lineage: Sam Masich, Ed Cooper 
CTF Certification: Level 1 - Associate Instructor
Style: Yang 
Curriculum: Sam Masich Simplified Five Section Short Forms: 2 person Taijichuan, Yang Style Sword, 2 person Yang Style Sword, 88 Section Yang style 2 Person TaijiChuan, 32 Section Sword, 54 Section Sword, Beijing 24 Section Taijichuan, 108 Yang Style Taijichuan, Push Hands 
Inception: 1993 - Founded by Ed Cooper 
Location: Milton, Ontario.  
See also Milton ON.
Phone number: (416)662-4906 or (905)854-0314



Elliot Lake ON

Wellaware Taijiquan Academy

Instructor: Dennis Pounall
Website: http://www.taijiboxer.com
Styles of Tai Chi: Yang Style
Curriculum: Taiji boxing, self defence, weapons, sabre, knife defence.
Related arts: Qigong, Pang Gi Noon southern Gongfu, martial arts and fitness
Number of members: 20
Year the school began: 2004
Address: 
117 Dieppe Avenue
Elliot Lake, Ontario
Canada P5A 1H4
  



Georgetown ON

Instructor:
  •  Jill Heath
CTF Certification:
  • Level 3 - Senior Instructor
Instructor's lineage: 
  • Helen Wu
  • Sam Masich 
  • Nick Gracenin
Other Certifications (in chronological order):
  • Associate Healing Tao (Mantak Chia, 2001)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (Dr. Paul Lam, 2002)
  • 5 Section Taijiquan Curriculum (Sam Masich, 2007)
  • Wu Yu Jie He (Sifu Helen Wu, 2012)
Taiji styles taught at this location: 
  • Yang
Curriculum taught at this location:
  • 13 Tai Chi Chi Kung
  • 24 Beijing Simplified Taiji
  • 24 Rehabilitative Postures of Qigong for Health & Longevity
Year of inception:
  • 1995+- (Founded by the late Tessie Smith, passed to Norma Pumphrey, then Jill Heath).
Location where classes are held: 
Georgetown Seniors Centre 
(renamed as) Hillsview Active Living Centre - Georgetown
Georgetown, Ontario
Email contact: 
  • jillmheath at earthlink.net (replace at with @)
Classes are Monday and Wednesday mornings and run year-round.  You can join at any time. 
See GSC Program Guide or Halton Hills website for registration details.

See also Milton, Oakville.




GRIMSBY ON

School of Indigo Qigong

Instructor:  Bastiaan Opdenkelder

Lineage:  Master Weizhao Wu, Leonard Van Schukkmann

Certification:  Senior Instructor

Styles:  Medical Qigong - Many styles and forms, including Anti-Cancer, Longevity, and internal organs qigong styles; 7-Style TaiChi Qigong; Martial Arts forms (self-defence); Pentjak Silat.

Inception: 2001

Locations:  The Pumphouse, Grimsby lake front (summertime only, outdoors); 4-192 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 5R7 (indoors).

Cell: 1-905-971-1143 Home: 1-905-945-2920  

Email: bopdenkelder@cogeco.ca Facebook: qigongcirclecanada





Guelph ON

Guelph Tai Chi for Health

Instructor: Linda Kearns

www.guelphtaichiforhealth.ca 

ljkearns@rogers.com 


Lineage: Steve Higgins
CTF Certification: Level 3 - Senior Instructor
Style: Yang
Curriculum: Qigong, Tai Chi forms, Tai Chi sword
Inception: 1996
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Guelph
City: Guelph
Province: ON
Phone: 519-823-1441



Hamilton ON

Burlington Tai Chi & Qigong

Name of instructor:  Joh. Friedrich
Lineage:  Sam Masich, Steve Higgins
CTF Certification:  Level 2 Instructor 
Style:  Yang; Qigong
Curriculum:  Short Yang Style Taijiquan; Qigong
Class Locations:  Wellwood-Juravinski House, Hamilton ON.  
See also Burlington ON.
Phone: 905-634-1635



Kitchener-Waterloo ON

Cold Mountain Internal Arts

Instructor: Steve Higgins                                                                                            Lineage: Dr. Shen Zaiwen, Grandmaster Jou Tsung Hwa, Master Sam Masich, Grandmaster Yang Zhenduo, Gao Haibin

CTF Certification: Level 3 - Senior Instructor                                                         

Other Certification: Certified Instructor of the Old Yang Middle Frame                        

Style: Yang, Old Yang Middle Frame, Xin, Chen, Cold Mountain Long Fist                      Curriculum: Yang Family Large and Middle Frames, Flying Rainbow Taiji Fan, Yang Family Taiji Sabre and Sword, Chen Family 1st and 2nd (Cannon Fist) routines (Beijing Style), Cold Mountain Long Fist, Extensive Qigong curriculum (classical and TCM)                         Inception: 1989

Location: The Cedars Community Centre, Waterloo; Calvin Presbyterian Church, Kitchener City: Kitchener-Waterloo
Province: Ontario                                                                                            
Phone: (519)240-7694                                                                                    
Website:  www.coldmountaininternalarts.com



London ON

LONDON TAIJI QUAN

Instructor: Kevin Heckendorn(1), Chuck Stratton, Jennie Brown  
Lineage: (1)Sam Masich, Ed Cooper, Dr. David Bray.
CTF Certification: Level 3 - Senior Instructor 
Styles: Yang Style, and 5 Section Taiji (Sam Masich)
Curriculum: 
Yang Style:
  • Taijiquan--108 movement Tai Chi
  • Taiji Sanshou--88 Partner Tai Chi
  • Taijijian-- 54 Tai Chi Sword
  • Taijidao--Tai Chi Sabre
5 Section Tai chi (short forms):
  • Solo and partner Taijiquan
  • Solo and partner Tai Chi Sword
  • Solo Chen style Tai Chi
Year of inception
  • 1993
Location: 
11 Briscoe Street West
(inside rear building / Memorial Hall in the Church of the Epiphany)
London, Ontario
School phone number: 
  • 519-434-6832 Kevin
  • 519-266-6152 Chuck
Workshops are offered throughout the year including visiting teachers.  In the warmer weather we offer outdoor Tai Chi classes.


LONDON ON

Phoenix T'ai Chi Centre

Name of founder:

  • Gloria Jenner 
CTF Certification 
  • Level 3 - Senior Instructor
Director:
  • Steven Holbert
CTF Certification
  • Level 2 - Senior Associate Instructor
Tai chi styles taught or practiced :
  • Yang, Sun
  • 108; modern Beijing 24; 48
  • Sword forms--16 and 32
  • Qigong
Location where classes are held (main location):
  Epiphany Memorial Hall
  19A Holborn Avenue
  London, Ontario
Mailing address: 
708-82 Ridout St S,
London, Ontario
School phone number: 
  • 519-439-8875
  • 1-866-684-4689 (fax)
www.phoenixtaichi.ca




Milton ON

Circle of Friends Tai Chi

Instructor: Mary Hansell
Lineage: Sam Masich, Ed Cooper 
CTF Certification: Level 1 - Associate Instructor
Style: Yang 
Curriculum: Sam Masich Simplified Five Section Short Forms: 2 person Taijichuan, Yang Style Sword, 2 person Yang Style Sword, 88 Section Yang style 2 Person TaijiChuan, 32 Section Sword, 54 Section Sword, Beijing 24 Section Taijichuan, 108 Yang Style Taijichuan, Push Hands 
Inception: 1993 - Founded by Ed Cooper 
Location: Milton, Ontario. 
Phone number: (416)662-4906 or (905)854-0314



Milton ON

Instructor:
  •  Jill Heath
CTF Certification:
  • Level 3 - Senior Instructor
Instructor's lineage: 
  • Helen Wu
  • Sam Masich 
  • Nick Gracenin
Other Certifications (in chronological order):
  • Associate Healing Tao (Mantak Chia, 2001)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (Dr. Paul Lam, 2002)
  • 5 Section Taijiquan Curriculum (Sam Masich, 2007)
  • Wu Yu Jie He (Sifu Helen Wu, 2012)
Taiji styles taught at this location: 
  • Yang
Curriculum taught at this location:
  • 13 Tai Chi Chi Kung
  • 24 Beijing Simplified Taiji
  • 108 Yang Long Form
  • 16 & 32 Sword
  • Flying Rainbow Single Fan
  • 24 Rehabilitative Postures of Qigong for Health & Longevity
Year of inception:
  • 1990+- (Founded by Ilse Gordon, passed to the late Tessie Smith and Gisela Wittenberg, then to Jill Heath).
Location where classes are held: 
Milton Seniors Activity Centre
Milton, Ontario
Email contact: 
  • jillmheath at earthlink.net (replace at with @)
Classes are Tuesday and Thursday mornings and run year-round.  You can join at any time. 
See Milton Parks and Recreation Program Guide or Town of Milton website for registration details.

See also Georgetown, Oakville.



Oakville ON

Instructor:

  •  Jill Heath
CTF Certification:
  • Level 3 - Senior Instructor
Instructor's lineage: 
  • Helen Wu
  • Sam Masich 
  • Nick Gracenin
Other Certifications (in chronological order):
  • Associate Healing Tao (Mantak Chia, 2001)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (Dr. Paul Lam, 2002)
  • 5 Section Taijiquan Curriculum (Sam Masich, 2007)
  • Wu Yu Jie He (Sifu Helen Wu, 2012)
Taiji styles taught at this location: 
  • Yang, Sun
Curriculum taught at this location:
  • 24 Beijing Simplified Taiji
  • 32 Sword
  • Flying Rainbow Single & Double Fan
  • Sun 73 Competition Routine
  • 24 Rehabilitative Postures of Qigong for Health & Longevity
Year of inception:
  • 1996 (Founded by Mike Ham, passed to Charles Dunphy, then to Jill Heath)
Location where classes are held: 
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
Oakville, Ontario
Email contact: 
  • jillmheath at earthlink.net (replace at with @)
Classes are Monday evenings and run year-round.  You can join at any time.  See Oakville Parks and Recreation Program Guide or Town of Oakville website for registration details.

See also Georgetown, Milton.



ORANGEVILLE & SHELBURNE ON

Headwaters School of Tai Chi

Web Site:  www.headwaters-tai-chi.org

Instructor: Michael Kirwin

Lineage:  Student of Master Ting Seng Hung since 1998.  Workshops with Sam Masich, Nick Gracenin, Helen Wu and more.  Received personal instruction from Master Moy Lin Shin.

Style:  Yang (and Moy)

Curriculum:  Moy 108, Yang 24 (Bare Hand).  Plan to include Yang Sword (32 ), spear (16), 42 Competition Empty Hand form Tai Chi.  And eventually replace 108 Moy with 108 Yang.

Other programs:  Neigong 21 as taught by Sam Masich.  EZY 8 forms Yang for seniors. Chair exercises for seniors.  Study sessions on physiology, Taoist texts, calligraphy, nutrition and more.

Inception: Sept., 2014

Class locations:

Orangeville - Senior’s Community Centre

26 Bythia Street (Lower Level), Orangeville ON L9W 2S1

Shelburne - Agriculture Community Centre

Phone: 519.942.1534

Email: info@headwaters-tai-chi.org





Ottawa ON - see also Gatineau QC

Ottawa ON

Marco Lane Tai Chi Club

Instructor

  • Gaetan Diotte

Website

Instructor's lineage: 

  • Marshal Kwei  
Tai Chi styles taught or practised : 
  • Yang Family Style
Curriculum taught or practised 
  • Short
  • long
  • sword
  • fan
  • Qigong
Year of inception
  • 1990
Location where classes are held 
Outdoors, student's homes, halls or workplace (On-Site only)
Ottawa, Ontario
School phone number: 
  • 613-730-0721
Other Messages
  • Fully Bilingual Club

OTTAWA ON

Taijiquan Center

Instructor:
  • Marc Seguin
Web Site:
Style of Tai chi:
  • Yang Style
Number of members:
  • 10
Year of inception:
  • 1995
Address:
40 Cobourg Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8Z6
Canada




SAINT CATHARINES ON 

School: Threads of Gold Institute of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong

Senior Instructor: Sifu Malcolm MacQuarrie

3rd Level Senior Instructor, recognized by the Canadian Taijiquan Federation

Contact Information:  905-329-5419

mailto:threadsofgold.taichi@yahoo.ca or mailto:threadsofgold.taichi@gmail.com

Class schedule:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location:  Evolve MMA and Fitness, 325 Welland Ave, St Catharines ON

You may call Evolve directly at 905.397.2925 to ask about one month of free trial classes.

Evolve MMA and Fitness is a training centre, health club, gym and martial arts studio.

Go to Evolve's full schedule by clicking here.

At Evolve MMA, floors are cushioned. While this provides a measure of safety and eases foot pain, it also helps to focus on "sinking" for balance and helps strengthen supportive core muscles.

Our classes at Threads of Gold Institute of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong, focus on the soft internal styles of Yang Tai Chi Chuan, 24 Posture, 37 Posture, 108 Posture, and also explain the martial application of each move.

We teach Tai Chi Ball exercise, pushing hands, and a short form Tai Chi sword set.

We teach the classic Qi Gong exercises approved by the Chinese National Sports Committee, including "Baduanjin" (Eight Pieces of Brocade).

We also teach a Stationary 24 Posture Tai Chi form, developed by Sifu Malcolm, which can be performed while sitting for those unable to stand for long.

Please note:  I have been at Evolve MMA since 2014, but am looking to expand with more classes available in the area and am looking for adequate venues to rent at reasonable rates. Please feel free to contact me regarding this.





SHELBURNE on


Headwaters School of Tai Chi

see Orangeville for details





Toronto on


Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Instructor: Grand Master Wu Kwong Yu ( Eddie)
wustyleinfo@yahoo.ca
http://www.toronto.wustyle.com
Style : Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan
Curriculum
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Course of Study

Syllabus For All Levels
Beginners:
  • Wu's Tai Chi Chuan - full set of 108 Forms
  • Tai Chi Chuan Basic Principles
  • 5 Warm-up Exercises
  • Basic Tai Chi Walking (forward & backward)
  • Basic Push Hands (Joint Hands)
Intermediate:
  • Basic Push Hands
  • 9-Palace, Circular 9-Palace
  • Break-fall training
  • Power Generation (Fa jing):Loose Fist, Elbow, An
  • Application:
    • Grasp Bird's Tail 
    • Needle at Sea Bottom
    • White Crane Spread Wing
    • Cloud Hand
    • Single Lotus
    • Double Lotus
  • Form Refinement
Advanced:
  • Free-style Push Hands
  • Roll-Elbow Push Hands
  • Circular Push Hands
  • Ta-Lu Push Hands
  • Eight Elements of Power Generation
  • Four Methods of Application
  • Advanced applications
  • Form Refinement
Weapons Class
  • Tai Chi Broad Sword
  • Tai Chi Sword
  • Tai Chi Spear
Number of members: 35
Year the school or group began: 1975
Address 
245 Carlaw Avenue Suite 600 
Toronto, Ontario M4M 2S1 
Canada

More details.:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & INSTRUCTORS
The Toronto Academy Executive Committee
  • Doug Collins
  • Dave Robert
  • Evonne Tan
  • Grandmaster Eddie Wu
  • Sifu Jonathan Krehm
  • Sifu Paul Dempsey
The Executive Committee and all the instructors of the Academy are dedicated to teaching the principles of Tai Chi Chuan as laid down in the classics. With a collective tai chi experience of over 175 years, the team provides the academy members with Tai Chi Chuan learning as developed by the Wu Family. Academy instructors are disciples of Grandmaster Eddie Wu and have been certified by Grandmaster Eddie Wu as Chair of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation. For our worldwide list of certified instructors, please go to ; http://www.wustyle.com/en/federation/instructors

Chief Instructor: Grandmaster Eddie Wu Kwong Yu 
Deputy Chief Instructor: David Robert

Executive Committee and senior instructors:
  • President: Jonathan Krehm 
  • Vice-President Marketing:Evonne Tan
  • Vice-President, Operations: Doug Collins
  • Vice-President, Public Relations: Paul Dempsey 
    • Assisting instructors:
    • Cleaver Barnes
    • Heidi McKenzie
    • Ursula Bagnell
    • Jim Cook


TORONTO ON

Tai Chi and Meditation Centre

Instructor: Andy James
Website: http://www.powerofbalance.com
Styles of Tai chi: Beijing Traditional 108, Chen, First Routine, Wudang
Related Arts: Qigong, Medical Qigong, Xinyiquan, Baguazhang, Push hands
Number of members: 50
Year the school began: 1986
Address:
22 O'Connor Drive,
East York, Ontario,
Canada M4K 2K2
More details: "We offer a unique Personal Mastery Program. For details, please check our website.





Name of instructor:

  •  Jill Heath
 

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