Our academy teaches the 108-move Tai Chi style developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998).
In the spirit of Master Moy, our academy is run by volunteers none of whom receive a salary. Our fees pay for the rental of the facilities that we use and for admnistrative expenses.
We are an associate member of the International Association of Tai Chi and Lok Hup Academies.
- Enable people of all ages to learn and enjoy the practice of Tai Chi and related arts.
- Train volunteer instructors to teach Tai Chi.
- Promote the mental and physical well-being of the citizens of our community.
- Promote health aspects of Moy-style Tai Chi.
Currently we offer Beginner & Intermediate Tai Chi classes and Lok Hup Classes. If you are interested but uncertain whether you'd want to enroll in a class, you are welcome to come to any of these classes as an observer.
Greenfield Community Centre, 3803 - 114th Street
- Instructor: Paul Bromley
- Beginner/Intermediate Tai Chi: Mon. 6:45-8:15 p.m
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- phone: (780) 433-6279
St. Peter's Anglican Church, 11035 - 127th Street
- Instructor: Richard Williams
- Beginner Tai Chi: Thurs. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Intermediate Tai Chi: Thurs. 7:30-9:00 p.m.
- Lok Hup: Sat. 9-11 a.m.
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- phone: (780) 990 4226
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Our senior instructors are Richard Williams and Paul Bromley.
Richard started Tai Chi in 1983 at the age of 25, and started Moy style tai chi when he met sifu Moy Lin Shin in 1984. He studied Tai Chi, Lok Hup, Chi Kung and meditation with sifu Moy until his death in 1998. In 2000, he started studying chi kung meditation with Dr. Steven Aung and continues to do so.
Richard writes: "Both of these teachers have passed on to me that serving others is one of the most important things in life, and that is the main inspiration behind creating the Shen Dao Tai Chi and Lok Hup Academy."
Paul discovered tai chi at age 21, in 1993. Suffering from tendonitis while studying guitar, he tried various conventional methods to deal with it with little success. He started his first tai chi class and became an instant enthusiast. The symptoms of tendonitis resolved within a few months and have remained in remission.
He has spent the years since teaching Moy style Tai Chi to help people with their health and understanding of their bodies. This path has formed a natural fusion with his career as an Occupational Therapist. He has studied all of the forms taught by Sifu Moy Lin Shin which include Lok Hup Ba Fa (Liu He Ba Fa Chuan), Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Sabre, and Hsing I Chuan.
Last year, Paul completed the Medical Acupuncture Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta with Dr. Steven Aung, and is now registered to practice acupuncture as an Occupational Therapist.
Paul writes: "Teaching Tai Chi is a joy and a privilege, and I appreciate every opportunity to pass on this amazing art form."