Philip Mo, B.Sc., Doctor of Chinese Medicine, has been teaching T'ai Chi and related arts for over twenty years. In addition, he is also an accomplished fingertip acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine. This "home page" for Mo's Society of T'ai Chi & Acupuncture provides information on the services and arts that are available.
The information provided by these pages is intended to provide only an overview. To learn more about these topics requires that you find a qualified teacher.
Instruction in our society is traditional, and is based on thousands of years of experience about teaching techniques that have been proven to be effective.
The term Sifu appears throughout these pages, as in Sifu Mo. The word means master or teacher.
The pages also refer to internal martial arts. These are systems that initially concentrate on the development of the internal energy often called Ch'i. This is in contrast to the external styles which initially focus on the production of muscular power.
Sifu Mo teaches internal martial arts and offers traditional Chinese healing at a variety of locations in and around Toronto. These include:
Sifu Mo has been teaching T'ai Chi Chuan at Hart House at the University of Toronto for over 20 years. All University of Toronto students are members of Hart House; U of T alumni, faculty, and staff, and alumni of other recognized universities, are eligible for Senior Membership in Hart House. Further information about Hart House is available from its web site at http://www.utoronto.ca/harthouse/. The schedule of T'ai Chi classes at Hart House for the winter term (January - April 2003) is:
All classes meet in the Exercise Room.
Visitors are always welcome at our main studio. It is located at 84 Augusta Avenue, downstairs, in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Toronto; the location is shown on the map to the right. A larger rendering may be seen by clicking on the map; use the Back button of your browser to return here. We are open at the following times:
Sifu Mo can be reached at (416) 370-2987 (pager) or (416) 407-8060 (cell phone).
We can also be reached via e-mail to Dr. David Harrison; to send us mail click on the image to the right:
"Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused."
Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching 22, trans. by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.
This document is Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2001 Philip Mo. This page was last updated (m/d/y) 12/22/02.