Canadian Tai Chi Academy
Master Moy, Lin-Shin
Master Moy, Lin-Shin (1931-1998)
Master Moy was a Taoist monk who studied Tai Chi, Qigong, Lokhupbafa, Xing-I and Bagua in Hong Kong. After emigrating to Canada, he began teaching internal martial arts in a small studio in Toronto.
When he found that his students needed to regain their health more than they needed to learn how to fight, he changed his teaching to better serve that need. He modified the Yang Style Tai Chi 108-move set to emphasize turning, stretching, rising and falling, expanding and contracting, borrowing principles from Lokhupbafa, Bagua, Xing-I and QiGong. In addition, he taught supplemental exercises not generally associated with tai chi.
Master Moy was always attentive to the needs of each student. He would change his methods to suit the students’ needs, paying close attention to students with health problems. The instructors at the Academy aim to follow his example, helping each student follow his or her best path to the common goal of health improvement.
Master Moy passed away in Toronto, June, 1998.
The Lineage and Form of Moy Lin Shin