Tai chi training in the dojo


The Vancouver Dojo offers adult tai chi classes in Vancouver for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Tai chi chuan refers first to the Daoist concept of the complete and universal balancing of all polarities. It can be also used to describe a great artist or leader: the cellist achieved a level of “tai chi” in their performance.

Chuan means fist. Unfortunately this term can be misunderstood.

In China, there is a a longstanding tradition of martial artists who have practiced different styles of the martial arts over the centuries, all of them considered chuan or fist arts.

These martial arts were not tools of violence or aggression. In fact, in ancient China, the fist concept was a symbol of empowerment and self-fulfillment. 

Find out more about the Yang Style Tai Chi taught at the Vancouver Dojo.


Tai chi conjures up images of elderly folks in a park, and indeed, tai chi is popular amongst the elderly population for its promotion of balance and sense of calm.

But keep in mind, tai chi is a complete martial art and health practice that can adapt to any fitness or experience level. Training in tai chi chuan enhances balance and memory while building up a healthy sense of confidence and capability when approaching life in general.

The self defense skills developed in traditional tai chi chuan are built on the principle of blending and redirecting the attackers energy. Techniques that rely on these types of movements allow smaller opponents an opportunity to adequately defend themselves against larger stronger opponents.

Tai chi student performing repulsing the monkey stance in a park

6 Benefits of Tai Chi

Mind. Body. Spirit.
Every class contains strengthening exercises, stretching, balance, mental awareness and focus. Students—beginners and advanced—train together, and each student receives peer support and individualized instruction.
All programs at the Vancouver Dojo are rooted in six basic principles of compassion, humility, honour, loyalty, gratitude and patience. Members of the dojo, kids and adults alike, are supportive and encouraging of each others' training and progress.
Self Defence
Increased Confidence
Ability to Focus
Core Strength & Muscle Tone
Better Balance

What Our Students are Saying...

Our entire family (two adults, one kid) have been training at the Vancouver Dojo for a couple of years now and we have had a very positive experience.

Alex H.

Tai Chi Student

So thankful for a dojo and community of this caliber on the west side!


Karate, Kids & Parents Karate, Tai Chi Student

I love Vancouver dojo! Sensei Lucas has a really great way of teaching that makes learning martial arts a good mix of fun, but also seriousness.

Matt I.

Tai Chi Student

Flexible Class Schedule

Tai Chi classes run three times a week from our Dojo in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, where we have been for over ten years.

Come to as many or as few classes as your schedule allows.

> Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
> Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
> Saturdays 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Check out our full dojo schedule.

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