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Great River

Teaching the complete system of Yang family Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) for over 35 years.

Learn Chinese Swordsmanship Online

Join Scott M. Rodell's in weekly live interactive webinars and gain instant access to the world's largest archive of Chinese Swordsmanship lessons!


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.

Yang family Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)

Great River offers classes in the complete system of Taijiquan in all its aspects from the meditative to the martial.

Traditional Chinese Swordsmanship

Great River is actively involved in reviving historically accurate Chinese swordsmanship, moving beyond simply forms into freeplay.

International Seminars & Online Learning

Center Director Scott M. Rodell is a recognized expert of Chinese Historical Swordsmanship teaching worldwide & online.

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