I am Brian Sutton and I am the owner/instructor of Roswell Tai Chi. My school is located at 102 Russell Road in the Mountain Park commuity of Roswell, Georgia.
My Tai Chi journey began as a child 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-Chin.
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 of objectives. Some seek to improve balance
and physical fitness. Others look for empowerment through a self-defense program and
a great deal are looking to boost immunity and relieve stress. Whatever your Tai Chi quest is, we would like to help you on your path.
In addition to group and private classes Roswell Tai Chi offers corporate/business and special event classes in the studio and at your location.
Roswell Tai Chi Owner & instructor/Sifu
The Roswell Tai Chi School is housed in a historic cedar-clad building within 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 should I wear to class?
A. At this time all students and instructors at Roswell Tai Chi are required to wear a face mask. Also, comfortable loose fitting clothing with pants hemmed below the knee plus socks or light flexible soled shoes seems to work for most people.
2. What's the difference between Tai Chi and qigong?
A. Speaking strictly about what Tai Chi and qigong are: 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. 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...
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 the teacher/sifu 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 began.
Studio & Virtual Sessions
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays -
Masks and social distance of 6 feet are required for all classes. Private
& semi-private studio & virtual Tai Chi, qigong & meditation classes available. Please call or write to schedule.
Thursdays 1:30 PM - 55 and over Tai Chi group studio class.
Social distance of 6 feet and masks required for this class. Limit of 5 people per class. Please call or write to schedule.
7:30 PM - All levels Tai Chi group class. Social distance of 6 feet and masks required. Limit of 6 people per class. Please contact us in advance.
Saturdays 12:00 PM - Qigong studio, and New virtual/Zoom class. Social distance of 6 feet and masks required. In person class limit of 6 people. Please contact us in advance.
Please call 678-521-9855, write or use the Contact Roswell Tai Chi page below for more information regarding classes.
" Roswell Tai Chi offers an incredible Tai Chi program in a clean, truly life affirming environment. I was seeking a healthier atmosphere than a gym setting and this has been the perfect choice. Students respect social distnace requirements and use face masks. I get a cardio workout, joint strengthening exercise and immunity boosting benefits I am so grateful my MD referred me to Brian Sutton for Tai Chi & Qigong."
"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."
"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.
"My classes with Brian Sutton at Roswell Tai Chi in the gorgeous lakeside studio are "the air that I breathe". Thank you!"
"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."
"Tai Chi class in the beautiful lodge setting of the Roswell 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."
"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."
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. "