Join Internal Arts Institute - Tai Chi Training - Florida

Every Tai Chi school has its history, and the Internal Arts Institute is very proud of its beginning. Studies with some of the greatest instructors of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong have allowed us to provide a truly unique and powerful experience to our students.

Dimitri K. Mougdis is a world expert in Classical Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, holding direct teaching lineages from the U.S. and China. He is from Abelonas, Greece, just south of Mount Olympus. Sifu Dimitri began his study of Tai Chi Chuan under Grand Master Gin Soon Chu and Master Vincent Chu in Boston on February 1, 1983. With more than 41 years of study and 22 years of teaching, Sifu Dimitri is one of a few remaining teachers sanctioned in the original Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan.

In June 2000, Sifu Dimitri established the Internal Arts Institute with the encouragement of Professor Fang Ning and the approval of Grand Master Gin Soon Chu and Master Vincent Chu. He continues his studies under Master Vincent Chu. The Internal Arts Institute is dedicated to teaching the true Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan for promoting good mental and physical health as well as self-defense.

Sifu Dimitri also studied with Professor Fang Ning, who spoke fluent English and Japanese, and graduated from American Mission School St. John University in Shanghai, China, in 1947 with degrees in Political Science and Economics. Professor Fang Ning practiced and researched Qigong all his life and was the 5th-generation successor (as he called it) to Orthodox Wudan Yang-Family Tai-Chi Chuan.

As a Physical Therapist, learning Tai Chi from Dimitri enhanced not only my personal health, but also the outcomes I have treating my patients. I've found Tai Chi to be effective at treating people with a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to balance problems and joint pain. Dimitri is a wonderful, enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated teacher. He is very sincere about passing on true Yang Tai Chi to his students. I highly recommend him. Kevin
Tai chi, as practiced at the Internal Arts Institute, teaches humility, rewards perseverance, and reveals itself in a progression of epiphanies that constitute continual rebirth. It amounts to a simple truth endlessly refreshed and revealed with increasing illumination. Only a great teacher can make it thus. JC