Students come from around the world to train with Ian Sinclair.
In addition to ongoing local classes, special full-time programs are designed for visiting individuals and groups.
Some come for a day. Some come for weeks at a time.
This map shows the home towns of our students.
- B. Irving, Orillia, Ontario
‘We heard about him years ago. But we said, ”He is in Orillia. How good can he be?”’
Ian has got the good stuff and has taken it in new directions. Its a privilege to study with progressive, forward thinking instructors, solidly rooted in the traditional fundamentals. Ian's hard work in both directions makes him a great teacher and guide.
Sam Masich (International martial arts champion, teacher, and ﬁlm-maker) Berlin, Germany
Tai Chi and Qigong, as predicted and promoted, have given a whole new meaning to relaxation, meditation, and proper breathing, as well as a whole new way to understand, manage, and use my energy for improved health and well-being, for myself and others. Among the numerous changes and improvement over a period of 12 months was the disappearance of a rotator cuff problem. Where I had limited range of motion with pain and the prospect of continuing limitations without surgery, I now have full range of motion with no pain...a very grateful 68 year old. Thanks Ian!!
Gord: Educator, Newmarket, Ontario
It is very easy for me to say good things about my instructor, Ian Sinclair. Previous to my two years of Tai chi training, I suffered with joint pain and lack of energy. At 48 years of age I felt like 68. After a few months the stiffness in my joints was gone, my balance improved as well as my outlook on life. I wish I had more time to practise, but even a half hour per day makes me feel good. Ian knows his stuff and is a dedicated teacher with the proper philosophy.
John Lebarr (Singer songwriter, carpenter) Washago, Canada
We've studied with Ian on and off for the past decade. Due to our own time constraints and travel restrictions, we're not able to take advantage of Ian's considerable skill as an instructor as often as we'd like. Having met and worked with many martial arts instructors over the years, I can say without hesitation that Ian Sinclair is one of the best we've encountered. The reason for this, I feel, is his ability to communicate clearly and thoroughly the wealth of knowledge he's accumulated over the years to a wide array of people. He's able to cater instruction to each individual in the class without taking away from the collective experience of the group. He lives his art, and his calm presence and sharp wit make for an enjoyable learning experience. We look forward to working with Ian in the future both for our own study and to consult with our actors on future film projects. He offers amazing value, is a trustworthy resource and an excellent human being.
Roben Goodfellow (Writer, researcher, film maker)Toronto
Ian was the Sifu that appeared when this student was ready. He has always been a patient and supportive instructor with a compassionate, relaxed disposition and a willingness to go the extra distance for people who demonstrate their commitment to Wushu. May the universe bring you great success and joy!
Jay Fletcher - Practitioner of Tai-Chi Chuan since 2002
Ian Sinclair is amazing. In my opinion he is one of the few modern tai chi stylists who understands and researches the martial side of tai chi. His push hands skills is amazing and he can extend this ability to applications . Great job Ian!!!
- Adam Chan - Martial artist since 1986. Author of Climbing Mountains and Eating Punches. Chief instructor of Pragmatic Martial Arts, Vancouver, BC, Canada
I was first introduced to Master Ian Sinclair several years ago, and immediately I was impressed with his knowledge and skill of the Chinese Martial Arts. In my experience there are only a small handfull of individuals in Canada who can teach Tai Chi at the level of Master Sinclair. Even fewer can teach Tai Chi with the same level of humility that he represents. If you were to pick the top 5 instructors of Tai Chi in Canada, your list would have to include Master Ian Sinclair.
Jason Ward: Martial Arts Instructor: International Chinese Martial Arts Research Society, International Genkidokai
I wish I could find another tai chi instructor like him here.
F. Hamaguchi: Software Developer - Vancouver