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The Canadian Tai Chi Academy

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The Canadian Tai Chi Academy is a registered charity and is not affiliated with any religious organizations.

The Canadian Tai Chi Academy (founded in 2006) is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to the teaching of the Chinese internal arts for health as passed on to us by the late Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998).

The Academy is 100% operated by volunteer instructors and officers. Our head instructors have over 30 years of experience teaching Lokhupbafa and Tai Chi.

In 2009, the Canadian Tai Chi Academy developed a system to teach beginners a very effective way of understanding the fundamentals of this form of Tai Chi. Beginners will benefit from this form in a short period of time.

In 2011, the Cochrane, Alberta Tai Chi Group joined the Canadian Tai Chi Academy.

The Canadian Tai Chi Academy runs classes in several locations in Canada. Check our Parent Site for detailed information.

The mission of the Canadian Tai Chi Academy is to help people of all ages to maintain or regain good health. The methods we use are through the practice and teaching of Tai Chi and other internal arts passed to us by Master Moy Lin-shin from the generations of Chinese Internal Arts Masters who passed this knowledge to him.

  • To preserve the knowledge, traditions and history of Tai Chi and other internal arts for health or health recovery, as taught by Master Moy in Canada.

  • To provide a forum for all practitioners of the forms taught by Master Moy to come together, examine the processes through which health improvements are made and to share the knowledge each has, with other students and instructors.

  • To offer class instruction in Tai Chi and other internal arts to all members of CTCA and make the information available to all who wish to learn.

  • To teach any interested CTCA student of Tai Chi and other internal arts how to instruct others.

  • To encourage students of Master Moy's internal arts to elevate their personal skills and knowledge to the highest level possible by personal practice and receiving instruction from more experienced practitioners.

  • To support all students of Master Moy's Tai Chi and other internal arts in developing new CTCA Locations, through advisory, financial, instructional assistance and workshops when requested.

  • The symbol central to the Academy's logo is called "T'ai", with the same sound but different meaning as the "Tai" in "Tai Chi". It is a hexagram from the 5000-year-old Taoist classic, the I Ching.

    It represents peace, harmony and good will.

    A hexagram is made up of two trigrams, each made up of three lines, solid, broken, or both. The broken lines represent Yin energy, and the solid lines represent Yang energy. In this hexagram, the upper trigram represents Earth (pure Yin), and the lower trigram represents Heaven (pure Yang). Each energy has a motion associated with it.

    The light, Heavenly Yang energy tends to rise while the heavy, Earthly Yin energy tends to sink. As the two energies meet and commune with one another, peace and harmony are achieved and great accomplishments become possible.

    Canadian Tai Chi Academy