Instructor Profile

Practicing various Medium-Frame Yang-style Open-hand forms, Yang-influenced sword forms, and a variety of Qigong, Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy has been teaching since 1991, after receiving certification from Sifu R. Mesmer of the Black Dragon School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Vermillion, South Dakota.  His programs include introductory, advanced, and open classes in various public venues, studio classes, private lessons, seminars, speaking engagements, and customized Warrior Wellness™ programs for corporate environments.  McElroy Laoshi’s approach blends the learning of the movements with building an understanding of their martial roots as well as the art’s foundation in Taoist philosophy.  He holds an MFA in theatrical direction, is a recognized stage combat director and fight choreographer, and has 10 years of experience in the corporate training and development industry.


[ Cloud Hands & Horse’s Mane (Left, Right, and to the Four Cardinal Directions, Left & Right)  

[ Wave, Part, & Grasp (Left & Right and to the Four Cardinal Directions, Left & Right)  

[ Grasp Sparrow’s Tail to the Four Cardinal Directions (Left & Right)  

[ Dragon Strikes to the Four Diagonals (Left & Right)  

[ The 13 Postures (Left & Right)  

[ 24-posture Short Form (Left & Right)  

[ Traditional Yang-Style (Medium-Frame) Long Form (Left & Right)  

[ Yang-influenced Orthodox Straight Sword  

[ Yang-influenced Broadsword  

[ Traditional Yang-Style T'ai Chi Staff  

[ Single-hand & Double-hand (Symbiotic) Push-hands  

[ Mirror Push Hands

[ Grappling Push-hands  

[ T’ai Chi Moving Push Hands  

[ T’ai Chi Push Staff  

[ T’ai Chi Qigong Breathing Set  

[ Eight Pieces of Brocade – Standing  

[ Eight Pieces of Brocade – Sitting  

[ Xiang Gong (Fragrance Qigong) Primary & Intermediate Sets  

[ Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Frolics)  

[ Awakening the Qi

[ Arbor Qigong  

[ Other Qigong Warm-ups, Stretches, and Exercises

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

New York USA


Since 1997, McElroy Laoshi has promoted the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong and has sought cohesion in the Chinese Martial Arts community through founding T’ai Chi in the Park events in Des Moines, IA, and Patchogue, NY, as well as organizing these communities’ first participation in World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day. Both events continue to thrive in Patchogue.


The following is a selected list of additional venues where McElroy Laoshi has led programs:


[ Long Island Board of Realtors — South Shore Chapter

[ Adelante Of Suffolk County, Inc.

[ Sartorius Corporation

[ MetLife

[ Employee Support Network, LLC. 

[ Engelhard Corporation (formerly The Collaborative Group, Ltd.) 

[ Suffolk County Libraries 

[ Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks & Recreation

[ New York State Department of Motor Vehicles 

[ American Business Associates 

[ American Society for Training & Development, Long Island Chapter 

[ Federation of Organizations, West Babylon 

[ Sayville Adult Education 

[ Patchogue-Medford Continuing Education 

[ Tones Spice, Ankeny, IA 

[ Office Systems Professionals of Central Iowa 

[ The Central Iowa AIDS Project

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Laoshi Laurince McElroy at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY (USA), playing Snake Creeps Down from Water Tiger's Medium-Frame, Yang-Style T'ai Chi form.