Instructor Profiles – Mississauga/Etobicoke

 Ronald Noronha – Lead Instructor

Before taking up Tai Chi, I spent over 20 years studying Shotokan Karate (both in India and Canada)and eventually graduated in the year 2000 with a 2nd Dan Black Belt from Japanese Karate Association Federation Canada.

Thereafter, I transitioned to learning Tai Chi and Lokupbafa under Ben Chung (Zhōng Wěn Taiji Academy) and now continue with our Senior Instructor, Patrick Leung (Tai Chi Journey). Both teachers were closely associated with Master Moy Lin-shin a Taoist monk, teacher and tai chi instructor who founded The Taoist Tai Chi Society.

I have been instructing at the Mississauga/Etobicoke Center since 2013.  Other interests include eastern spirituality (Advaita Vedanta and meditation), watching soccer, mandala coloring, and reading.

“What is true stillness?  Stillness in movement, both body and mind”    ~~ Bruce Lee ~~

Doug Gallant – Assistant Instructor

As a retired aerospace engineer and family man, I have dedicated 14 years to practicing Tai Chi. I am always eager to learn from senior instructors and am ready to lead a class when needed.

In teaching beginners, I emphasize the importance of balance and proper footwork as they move forward in the form.

I take pleasure in practicing Tai Chi outdoors, especially during the spring, summer, and early fall.

The significant benefits I’ve gained from regular practice include enhanced flexibility, better balance, and stronger core muscles.

My other passions include being a musician, building guitars, baking sourdough bread, and fishing.

Tai Chi Journey Mississauga-Etobicoke is a not-for-profit club. All Core Team members are volunteers and do not receive any remuneration for their work. The funds collected from members are used to cover expenses such as hall rental, insurance, advertising, and other activities that promote our club.