Xingyiquan or Taiji teachers in Toronto (or surrounding cities) Ontario

BooBoo

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Hi Everyone,

It's been a few years since I posted, I recently moved to Canada, I live in Mississauga which is a small city outside of Toronto, Ontario.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend Xingyiquan or Taijiquan teachers, ones that teach with a combat focus, that are in the area? I found a few online, but no one is teaching in person now due to covid restrictions so it's harder to figure out who is proficient/genuine and who isn't.

I was learning Xingyiquan and Taiji (mainly Wu style) for about 15 years, at one point my Santi **** training was 15 to 20 minutes per side, but recently I became sick with COVID (I'm ok now) plus being sedentary due to extreme work pressure, the result was fatigue and weakness which I'm slowly recovering from now (currently at 6 minutes of Santi per side).

I would say my combat training needs improvement. My old teacher taught us push hands, and sometimes free style push hands and sparring, but I don't feel like it was enough. I really liked what he taught us, and my rooting improved a lot. I even did a BJJ class for 3 months, on the recommendation of my Sifu who suggested that we spar with people from different styles to improve, and BJJ was a great learning experience and I found my relaxation, rooting and balance helped me out a lot in BJJ.

Or would it be better to practice Santi and forms on my own and go back to a BJJ, Judo or other combat style so I can practice sparring with people from different styles?

Looking forward to hearing from you guys!
 

O'Malley

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Not that close to you but I know that Master Hai Yang lives in Montreal, Canada. I'm from another internal art (aikido/daito ryu) and I find him very interesting.
 
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ya Master Hai Yang is awesome I've seen his YouTube videos, it's too bad he lives far away.

Ian Sinclair is also about 2 hours away. I've seen his Youtube videos, he seems good, but he's also about 2 hours away from me.
 

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