Vancouver Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Testimonial Category: Tai Chi


“Meeting with Sensei Lucas and training Tai Chi Chuan with him is one of the best experiences in my one year visit to Vancouver. After many searches for the right place to practice Tai Chi, I met Sensei Lucas at UBC and after the first class I decided that I was on the right path. Sensei Lucas creates a safe, respectful and welcoming environment to everyone. He is patient, insightful, encouraging and friendly. Training with Sensei Lucas helped me to understand Tai Chi Chuan is not only a form of moving meditation, but also an effective system of self defence. After each class, I felt myself more confident. Training Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan increased my flexibility, helped me to improve my concentration, increased my awareness. Sensei Lucas helped me to understand my body, my mind and my spirit better. Training Tai Chi promotes both mental and physical health. Thanks for every single moment.”


Tai Chi Chuan is a great way to learn self defense. At the Vancouver Traditional Martial Arts Dojo, the emphasis lies in real world applications not just breathing exercises and slow movements. The beauty of Tai chi as a method of self-defense is how the knowledge of your opponent and the mechanics of the humanContinue Reading


After suffering from a brain injury, which affected my coordination, balance, and several other physical attributes, Lucas took it upon himself to go out of his way to introduce me to Tai Chi, which has helped my balance and coordination a great deal. Lucas is a first-rate martial artist and instructor, approaching his craft withContinue Reading


“It’s fun, it’s healthy in a great atmosphere with good people. Lucas is a great teacher who helps you with every step you take.”


“Lucas creates a respectful, safe and fun environment in which everyone can learn the Tai Chi form and its applications at their own pace. I was also happy to discover that this style Tai Chi is very dynamic. Flexibility, strength, coordination and self awareness are just some of the benefits I have gained from studyingContinue Reading


“As a Tai Chi enthusiast about to stay a few months in Vancouver I was thrilled to find this club in my neighborhood. After my first class I could tell Lucas has a great grasp of the essence of Tai Chi as well as it’s Martial Applications. I learned much during my time there. No matter ifContinue Reading


“Sensei Lucas shattered my preconceived, cliched notions about what Tai Chi really is. I knew that done slowly it was immensely beneficial for balance, focus and flexibility but I had no idea that it was also a profoundly effective form of self defense. Lucas teaches the traditional form and self defense applications that underlie itContinue Reading


“I happened into a Tai Chi class with Lucas a couple years ago knowing very little about it, and nothing about the Yang style. Immediately I was intrigued with the traditional self defense aspect, which I hadn’t expected. Tai Chi both challenges and rewards me; it looks so simple yet demands precision and control. LucasContinue Reading

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