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Developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk, the Taoist Tai Chi™ arts are specifically aimed at cultivating our health and vitality. Master Moy acquired great wisdom during more than 50 years of training in meditation, chi kung, tai chi chuan and other Taoist internal arts which he synthesized into the practises taught by the Institute and its sister organizations.

The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism is a member of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society which is the largest non-profit tai chi organization in the world. In Canada we offer classes in all 10 provinces plus the Northwest Territories. For more details regarding other locations in Canada, visit our regional classes page.


Aims and Objectives

When Master Moy established the organization, he defined four Aims and Objectives which all branches seek to advance.

1. To make Taoist Tai Chi™ arts available to all
We are dedicated to bringing these arts and methods to every community, so that their many benefits are available to all who wish to experience them.

2. To promote the health-improving qualities of the Taoist Tai Chi™ arts
Practised diligently, these arts and methods cultivate both body and mind to restore and maintain good health. Our efforts are directed at making these benefits better known and understood, in order to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in the community.

3. To promote cultural exchange
Through Taoist Tai Chi™ arts of health, and through other activities, we endeavour to make the richness of Chinese culture more accessible, and thereby promote greater understanding and respect among people.

4. To help others
The foundation of the Taoist Tai Chi™ arts is compassion. Our underlying charitable orientation is in keeping with the Taoist values of selflessness and service to others. Our inspiration is the example set by our founder, Master Moy Lin-shin, who dedicated his life to helping others without seeking personal gain. For this reason, all our instructors are volunteers, and all our branches operate on a non-profit basis. We also perform other services within the community, and assist other charities whenever possible.


Registered Charity - Volunteer Instructors

The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism is a registered charity and all its instructors are volunteers. The cost to participate consists of monthly or yearly contributions which give unlimited attendance at all regular classes. There are special rates for senior citizens, students and those with financial hardship. For more details including fees and class schedules you can contact the location nearest you by visiting our Contact Us page.

What do we teach?

Dual Cultivation of Body and Mind

The International Taoist Tai Chi Society including its Toronto Branch offer classes and training in the internal arts and methods developed by Master Moy, for the purpose of restoring and maintaining holistic health. The lessons we offer provide instruction in the following internal arts all of which are deeply rooted in the spiritual tradition of Taoism:

  • Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan)
  • Lok Hup Ba Fa (liuhebafa)
  • Tai Chi Sword and Sabre
  • Hsing I (xingyi)
  • In conjunction with our sister organization, the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism: chi kung (qigong), meditation, ceremonies, chanting and the study of Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian texts.

The tai chi chuan that we practise in the Society is the jewel of the internal arts transmitted by Master Moy. Tai chi chuan is usually known as a "soft style" martial art or as a low impact exercise. Yet, in Master Moy's hands, it became a very special and effective form of health training, one that can work on the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of our being.

For more information about our classes in the Greater Toronto Area please visit our Tai Chi Classes in Toronto page or send an email to toronto.classes@taoist.org.


Last updated: 11th June 2014 10:33am