I am Brian Sutton and I am the owner/instructor of Roswell Tai Chi.
My school is located at 102 Russell Road in Roswell, Georgia.
My Tai Chi journey began as a child after observing a group of people practicing Tai Chi in a nearby park -- I was hooked. This lead me to
my first Tai Chi teacher; Grandmaster Y.K. Lee. He agreed to train me in the Guang Ping 64 (the lost Yang form).
Grandmaster Wiliam CC Chen
One of my most notable and recent teachers, Grandmaster William CC Chen, is one of the
world's foremost authorities of the art of
Tai Chi. Chen was one of the original students
of the Great Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching.
I currently teach the Yang style 60 movement form, Guang Ping
64 form, push hands, Tai Chi sword and cane forms as well as a
variety of Qigong sets.
Students coming to our school have a variety objectives. Most
report a boost in immunity and relief from anxiety. Some seek to
improve balance and physical fitness. Still others look for empow-
erment through a self-defense program.
Roswell Tai Chi also offers corporate/business and special event
classes in the studio and at your location.
Brian Sutton, Roswell Tai Chi owner and instructor
The Roswell Tai Chi School is housed in
a historic cedar-clad building within the the storied Roswell, Georgia village of
Mountain Park. The building was restored
as a nod to the community's former roots
as a lakeside resort.
Nestled between two peaceful private lakes,
the school's studios have wood floors and plentiful windows that blur the line between
the indoors and the abundance of nature outside.
Students at Roswell Tai Chi relax to hushed
sounds of a nearby waterfall while learning
the ancient art of Tai Chi and Qigong.
1. What's the difference between Tai Chi and Qigong?
A. Speaking strictly about what Tai Chi and Qigong are:
Tai Chi is one of the three main internal martial arts from
(Bagua and Hsing being the other two). Tai Chi is performed
in a sequential pattern of movements and postures called a form. Qigong (energy work) is broad generic term covering a
wide range of exercises that combine to cultivate Qi/life
energy) throughout the body. Qigong movements and
postures move laterally much like calisthenics.
The Tai Chi form progresses from beginning, middle to end,
much like a dance routine...
2. What should I wear to class?
A. Loose fitting clothing with pants hemmed below the knee, comfortable t-shirts, socks or light flexible soled shoes seems
to work for most people.
3. Q. How do I know I've found the right Tai Chi teacher?
A. First and foremost, does the teacher display the traits and characteristics that he/she instructs. For example, the teacher
tells you to relax, but is he/she relaxed.
Presently there is no formal national/global credentialing for
Tai Chi teachers. Traditionally, the lineage of one's teacher was
the determining factor of one's knowledge of the art...
I will share a more current method of summing up a teacher.
Ask yourself: Is there a balance between explanation and
application within the instruction you're receiving? In general,
do you feel better when you finish the class than when you
Schedule for Virtual
& Studio Classes
Saturday 12:00 PM - Group Studio and Virtual Qigong Class.
Social distance of 6 feet and class limit of 9 people. Please contact
us in advance.
Thursday 1:30 PM - 55 And Over, Group Studio Tai Chi/Qigong class. Social distance of 6 feet and class limit of 9 people. Please contact
us in advance.
Thursday 7:30 PM- Group all levels Studio Tai Chi class. Social distance of 6 feet and class limit of 8 people. Please contact us in advance.
Private & Semi-private Studio, Virtual Tai Chi, Qigong & Meditation classes available throughout the week.
Please call 678-521-9855, write or use the Contact Roswell Tai Chi page below for more information regarding classes.
"My classes with Brian Sutton at Roswell Tai Chi in the gorgeous lakeside studio are "the air that I breathe". Thank you!"
" I am not much of a joiner and had never taken a group class before studying Tai Chi with Brian Sutton. The peaceful camaraderie of students at Roswell Tai Chi has become such an important part of my life. "
"I love the clean fresh air scent of The Roswell Tai Chi School. No more loud, stinky gym for me, this is the perfect place for someone seeking clarity in their life. Sifu Brian Sutton, has memorized the Tai Chi form in a mirror image so he makes it much easier to learn the movements by imitating what I see.
Brian is a brilliant teacher and I enjoy every class with him."
"Thank you Brian, it has been over six months since I started
Tai Chi lessons. I wanted to write and say thanks for the help. I came to Roswell Tai Chi as my balance was getting worse and worse with age and I was falling a lot. I am happy to report that I have not fallen in over three months. I credit the lessons in Tai Chi with this improvement. The lessons helped me learn to coordinate my mind and body to move consciously.
I was accustomed to walking at least five miles every day and with Tai Chi and the improved balance I have been able to resume the routine.
When I started Tai Chi, I had just left a high pressure corporate position. Taking the lessons has helped me to make the transition from the corporate world to retirement.
I have learned to appreciate a less hurried lifestyle.
"I am a professional athlete. I have been advised by my coach to add
ballet or Tai Chi to my regime for increasing my flexibility and agility.
To be honest, I couldn't see myself in tights, so I chose Tai Chi. Studying
with Brian Sutton at Roswell Tai Chi has helped me improve my game
and my life. Thanks again Brian for your dedication to making lives
"Tai Chi class in the beautiful lodge setting of theRoswell Tai Chi School
is the high point of my week. Sharing a class with my husband has brought us closer, increased our energy level and overall physical health."
"Brian is an amazing teacher. The depth of his understandingof Tai Chi
and related areas was obvious after just a short time together. Not just
the form, but the history, anatomy, physiology, martial applications and so much more. He has incredible instincts and seems to know what I will best respond to instead of forcing a rigid “one size fits all” approach. He makes learningeasy and enjoyable. I came to him primarily for the relaxation and
and health benefits of the form, but having had some martial arts training
in the past, I look forward to going down that road as well."
" I am consistently amazed by Brian's ability to teach students at all stages of their Tai Chi training.
Brian Sutton of Roswell Tai Chi is a gifted teacher and I am so grateful to have found such a skilled Sifu/Tai Chi teacher to train with."