Tai Chi Chuan translates as supreme/ultimate=tai chi, fist=chuan. This name refers first to the Daoist concept of the tai chi, or complete and universal balancing of all polarities.For example the term can be used to describe a great artist or leader, the cellist/football player achieved “tai chi” in their performance last night

Chuan means fist. Unfortunately this term can be misunderstood. In China there has basically always been a population of very serious and dedicated martial art practitioners. Because of this countless styles and variations of styles have developed over the centuries and they are all considered Chuan or fist arts. So rather than being seen as a tool of violence or aggression, in ancient China, the fist or chuan concept was a symbol of empowerment and self-fulfillment. 

Tai Chi Chuan then means the great/ultimate self defense art. 


The great breadth and depth of knowledge contained within the art means that it works well for both newcomers with no previous experience and seasoned veterans of other martial art styles. In fact the skills and methods of Tai Chi Chuan can greatly enhance the study of other martial arts styles.

Tai Chi Chuan is the perfect art for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of breathing, movement, interaction, connection, energy, perception, and life in general.

Tai Chi Chun is a complete martial art and health practice that can adapt to any fitness or experience level. Training 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.

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6 Benefits of Tai Chi

Mind. Body. Spirit.
Every class contains strengthening exercises, stretching, balance, mental awareness and focus. Beginners can join anytime and students of all levels train together.
This helps to foster a sense of community and support with more experienced students helping the newer members of the Dojo develop their skills.
Self Defence
Increased Confidence
Ability to Focus
Core Strength & Muscle Tone
Better Balance

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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.

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


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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.

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Tai Chi classes run three times a week. Come as many times as your schedule allows.

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