ROSWELL TAI CHI
Tai Chi and Qigong Classes Group & Private Instruction
12030 Etris Road, Suite C-200 (The Dogwood Building) Roswell, Georgia 30075
Ask about our upcoming Spring group and private classes.
I am Brian Sutton, the owner/instructor/Sifu of Roswell Tai Chi. In 2005, I established Roswell Tai Chi school as a way of sharing the numerous benefits and principles of this life enhancing practice. I currently teach the Yang style 8 step form, Yang style 60 movement Tai Chi form, Guang Ping 64 form, push hands, Tai Chi sword and cane forms as well as a variety of Qigong sets.
Students coming to Roswell Tai Chi have a variety of objectives. Some seek to improve balance
and physical fitness. Others seek empowerment through a self-defense program and many are
looking to boost immunity while relieving stress. Whatever your Tai Chi quest is, we would like
to help you on your path. We welcome beginning and experienced Tai Chi and Qigong students.
My Tai Chi journey began as a child observing a group of people practicing Tai Chi in a nearby park. This experience lead me to my first Tai Chi teacher; Grandmaster Y.K. Lee. He agreed to train me in the Guang Ping 64 (lost Yang form) tradition. One of my more notable and recent teachers, Grandmaster William CC Chen, is one of the world's foremost authorities of the art of Tai Chi. Grandmaster Chen was one of the original students of the Great Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ch'ing.
Roswell Tai Chi offers group, private and semi-private classes. Roswell Tai Chi also offers classes for small business/corporate wellness and special events in our studio, parks or at your location.
Roswell Tai Chi Owner & instructor/Sifu
The Roswell Tai Chi School and studios are located at the Sweet Apple marketplace within the township of Roswell,
Georgia. Our school's studios are located in the spacious second floor loft space easily accessed by stairs and elevator.
Anchored by a red roofed gazebo, the cluster of shops and businesses are reminiscent of historic seaside villages the architect visited during his travels.
1. What should I bring to class?
A. No mats or extra equipment are needed for the practice of Tai Chi or Qigong. We suggest students wear comfortable loose fitting clothing with pants hemmed below
the knee plus socks or light flexible soled shoes for indoor use.
2. What's the difference between Tai Chi and qigong?
A. Qigong (energy work) is a broad term covering a wide range of exercises both moving and static that serve the purpose of cultivating Qi (life energy) throughout the body. Qigong movements and postures move laterally much like calisthenics. Tai Chi (T'ai Ji Quan) is one of the three main internal martial arts from China (Bagua Zhang and Hsing I Quan being the other two). Tai Chi is performed in a sequential pattern of movements and postures called a form. The Tai Chi form progresses from beginning, middle to end, much like a dance routine...
3. Q. How do I know I've found the right Tai Chi sifu/teacher?
A. Traditionally, the lineage of one's teacher was the determining factor of one's knowledge of the art... Some other considerations would include: does the teacher display the traits and characteristics that he/she instructs. For example, the teacher tells you to relax, but is the teacher/sifu relaxed?
Also, look for a balance between explanation and application within the instruction you're receiving. Observe if the teacher is meeting the students where they are at regarding their current skill level. Notice if the teacher is equally instructing the guiding principles of Tai Chi and Qi Gong in addition to the choreography of the Tai Chi form and Qigong sets.
Thursdays 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM All levels Tai Chi/Qigong group class. Both studio (in person) and live virtual/Zoom class Beginners through experienced welcome. Please call/write to confirm you will be coming.
Saturdays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Qigong/Tai Chi studio (in person) Beginner to experienced students welcome. Please call/write to confirm you will be coming
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays -
Private & semi-private studio (in person) and virtual (Zoom) Tai Chi, Qigong classes are available. Please call/write to schedule a private class time.
Please call 678-521-9855, write email@example.com or use the Contact Roswell Tai Chi page below for more information regarding classes.
"Brian is a very welcoming and patient Teacher, who makes sure the fundamentals of Tai Chi as grasped by his students. I had many years of Tai Chi experience when I joined and I've found new concepts through his teaching. A very nice club."
"I began taking Tai Chi classes from Brian Sutton at Roswell Tai Chi due to my stability and balance issues due to 3 back surgeries. I began my lessons in August of 2020 (private lessons) and I currently perform the Tai Chi movements against a wall with a goal of performing the same movements free standing ASAP. Brian is a very knowledge, patient and supportive instructor. As I am currently learning the basic movements I have begun doing multiple movements as of this writing. I can attest to the positive results I have gained since my lessons began. I have much more strength in my lower body; feel much more secure in both standing and walking; and seen significant improvement in my quick turns and balance. I highly recommend Tai Chi for anyone with stability, balance and lower leg strength issues. Key to my success is Brian's teaching methods, practicing with him no less than 2 days per week and performing the movements on a daily basis. Highly recommend Roswell Tai Chi."
"Always had trouble finding a workout that I enjoyed doing. This has been a fabulous change for me.
I had some experience with Tai Chi when I was younger. Sifu Brian really understands what is needed by the student and how to focus on techniques that improve movements and the body.
He has shown me simple things that have improved my everyday life and other activities, like hiking. A strong sense of self preservation and awareness my body needs to stay moving is in order to remain healthy is what guided me to Brian Sutton at Roswell Tai Chi & Qigong. I am so grateful to have found a positive health practitoner that keeps me motivated. Brian has developed an exercise program for me that improves body mechanics, strengthens the core and gives a cardio workout. I enjoy the option of a studio, outdoor or online workout."
"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 better."
"I have taken Tai Chi lessons with Sifu Brian Sutton for over two years. He is both extremely knowledgeable and patient (a combination that is often hard to find).
I have always been interested in Tai Chi but balance issues made me feel that it was not something I could expect to do well. Sifu Brian, however, has worked with me to use Tai Chi to improve my balance and coordination in addition to learning the art. What I particularly like is that he works at a pace that enables you to progress confidently. I have learned a lot and would highly recommend him."
"Brian is an amazing teacher. The depth of his understanding of 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 learning easy 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."
"Have been attending classes for 7 years. Love it. Great teacher in Brian. Brings energy and calmness to my life.I always love attending. Helps provide me with balance."
" I participate in several sports and enjoy a very healthy and active lifestyle. My physician suggested Tai Chi with Brian Sutton for days when I want lighter activity and relief from stress. Sessions with Brian have helped my sports performance and improved my outlook on life.
Many thanks to Brian and Roswell Tai Chi."
- Herbert C.