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New Schedule

The new schedule for the Orillia classes will take effect August 8, 2017.


Rates for group lessons and private lessons will be changing in September.
Register early to save.

Easy Tai Chi

A simplified basic routine that is easy to follow and easily adapted to any skill level.
  • Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tai Chi (Level 1-4)

A comprehensive exercise program for mind, body, and spirit. Relaxing, meditative, healing, rejuvenating.
There is no martial component in levels 1-4.

  • Tuesday mornings 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday evenings 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday mornings 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Thursdays evenings 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday mornings 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tai Chi (Level 5-8)

This class is for those wishing to learn the martial components of tai chi.
  • Two-person exercises including tuishou,
  • martial applications of tai chi (ti, da, shuai, and na) striking, blocking/intercepting, throws, joint control, pressure point manipulation.
  • neigong levels 2, 3, 4.

Saturday mornings 10:30 AM - Noon

Martial Arts for Teens

(These classes will begin in September, unless there is a strong demand to start sooner)
  • Girls: Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Boys: Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Self Defence

Self defence classes are offered to individuals or small groups who request them.

Advanced tai chi

Advanced tai chi classes are offered to individuals or small groups who request them.

Martial Arts lessons for Adults

Martial Arts lessons for Adults are offered to individuals or small groups who request them.


Most group lessons will be suspended during July, 2017.
A new schedule will be posted within the next week.

Private lessons will continue over the summer as usual.

European tour - Spring 2017

Dates for Ian Sinclair's European spring trip are, so-far:
Geneva, Switzerland, May 6 - 14, 2017
Basel, Switzerland, (Unconfirmed)
Brussels, Belgium, (Unconfirmed)
France, (Unconfirmed)
Italy, (Unconfirmed)
Iceland, (Unconfirmed)

Tai Chi - Chai Tea

I don't know why it is that every place I have taught tai chi in Canada has been next to a cafe or pastry shop that serves chai tea.
In Vancouver, it was Bon Mangé, or Grabbajabba, or Starbucks. In Orillia, it was Euphoria. Now, we are next to Patilero.

Is it coincidence or synchronicity? Do I subconsciously choose pun-ready locations?

Intro to tai chi, 2005 at F.A.C.T.

This is a video that was made in 2005 during a presentation at the Fighting Arts Collective in Toronto.