Sinclair Martial Arts

in Orillia and world-wide



Tai chi for health and fitness.

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Progressive, internal martial arts

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Practical self defence training

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"…gentleness is to be expected only from the strong." - Leo Rosten

Private lessons and Seminars.

  • • Sessions for individuals and small groups
  • • 7 days per week
  • • 6 am - 9 pm
  • • regular weekly lessons or schedule as you go.

Intensive training options from a few days to several weeks.

Students come from around the world or around the corner. Some come for a day or a weekend. Others come for weeks or months at a time.
Private lessons include:
  • Tai chi
  • Qigong
  • Martial arts:
    • taijiquan
      • Chen and Yang styles
    • xingyiquan
    • baguazhang
    • shuaijiao
    • qinna
    • sanshou
    • weapons
    • tuishou
    • Self defence

Regular Weekly Classes

Thursdays
  • 6:00 pm Tai chi Core
  • 7:00 pm Tuishou
  • 8:00 pm Applications

Fridays
  • 6:00 pm Tai chi Core
  • 7:00 pm Tuishou
  • 8:00 pm Applications

Saturdays
  • 9:00 a.m. Tai chi Core
  • 10:00 a.m. Tuishou
  • 11:00 a.m. Applications
  • Noon - 2 p.m. Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Tai chi Core
  • 3:00 p.m. Tuishou
  • 4:00 p.m. Applications

Tai chi Core

Physical & mental foundation

A basic tai chi program for health, fitness, and peace of mind.
  • easy-to-follow
  • gentle movement
  • improves alignment
  • stretching
  • relaxing
  • balancing
  • strengthening
  • breathing
  • flowing
  • exercise for body, mind and spirit

Tuishou

Martial Method and strategy

Tuishou (pushing hands) is a sophisticated training system that teaches subtle and profound methods for overcoming more powerful opponents.


It is a fun way to develop profound and subtle martial skills. Tuishou is designed to be practised safely and cooperatively, although there is a competitive version that is part of some martial arts tournaments.

Applications

Martial technique and tactics

Learn to apply the core training and methodology to martial applications, including:


  • defence and evasion
  • strikes
  • kicks,
  • throws
  • joint control,
  • pressure points
  • weaponry
  • tactics
"Mastery is not about practising a style, or purchasing knowledge, or self-aggrandisement. It is about practising an art, developing a pedagogy, and transcending the ego.
Teaching mastery is not about marketing "a style" to students who want paint-by-numbers instruction, simplistic knowledge, and self-validation. The best teachers I know are those who seek to liberate their students from the restrictions of style, from the limits of knowledge, and from delusions of self."

- Ian Sinclair


Seminars

Subscribe to the mailing list to find out about seminars in Orillia or elsewhere.
While students from around the world like to travel to Orillia to train, I also likes to travel. So, if you are interested in hosting a seminar where you are, it may be possible to have me come to you.

Use the contact page to request details.
Host a Seminar

The current base rate for the instructor's time is $600 per day (including instruction and travel time) plus travel and accommodation expenses.

• Rates may vary depending on the time of year, number of participants, and amount of advanced notice.

ONLINE LESSONS

You can learn in the comfort of your home or hotel, almost anywhere in the world. You will need a computer or video phone with a webcam, and either a Skype, Google, or FaceTime account. Use the contact page to request more information about online lessons or…
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Tai chi Videos



Beginning in July 2019, we will be posting instructional and reference videos on this site. Local and international students will be able to log in to watch the latest lessons, and view insights from recorded classes.

Stay tuned.

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