Great River Taoist Center celebrates30 years of traditional martial arts.

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Form - vibrant health throughinternal cultivation & body mechanics

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Weapons Training - real strengthfrom traditional power training

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Pushing Hands - inner calm through refined technique

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Sanshou - real self-defensethrough practical application

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Taijiquan - The Complete ArtFrom Meditation to Martial Application

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Strong Courage & Keen Perception

Strong Courage & Keen Perception


Great River classes promote proper body mechanics, martial application, focus, and improved health through form work, interactive training in push hands, real self defense through full contact sparring, and strength training via traditional weapons training.

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Lineage: keeping

Lineage: keeping historical traditions alive


Center Director Scott M. Rodell studied with notable masters, Wang Yen-nien, T.T. Liang, and William C .C. Chen. He started Great River Taoist Center in 1984 to preserve and strengthen Yang style taijiquan.

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Traditional Chinese Swordsmanship Seminars

Traditional Chinese Swordsmanship Seminars


Center Director Scott M. Rodell is an internationally recognized expert of Chinese Historical swordsmanship and teaches seminars across the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

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