By no means should this be considered a comprehensive collection of Links and Reading / Reference materials. The student should seek to explore any source possible and remember the Taoist principle of keeping what is functional and disregarding the remainder.

Selected Links

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

Water Tiger Services is our sister organization. Through it, we offer Warrior Wellness™ programs to help companies and organizations throw a life preserver to associates that are drowning in their workday. Seminars, intensives, short-term classes, and other approaches are available and can be adjusted with custom curriculum to address a range of business challenges.

Keep up with things Water Tiger on Facebook.

The namesake of Water Tiger School remains in danger of extinction. This site helps one understand the crisis, and offers an exploration of possible solutions.

This is the website for the worldwide annual event founded by Bill Douglas. The event happens the last Saturday of April every year. Its purpose is to introduce the benefits of T'ai Chi and Qigong to as many people as possible worldwide.

You may also want to visit WTC&QD founder Bill Douglas' professional website for SMART (Stress Management & Relaxation T'ai Chi). As well as his work on WTC&QD, Mr. Douglas is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong, and the creator of several audio / visual products.

Dr. Paul Lam's website. Dr. Lam is renown worldwide for his "T'ai Chi for Arthritis" programs. His instructional video products, generally, are the most recommended on the market. In addition to general information, articles, and information regarding registering for his monthly newsletter,  his instructional materials are also available.

This is Terry Dunn's website. Mr. Dunn's "T'ai Chi for Health" videos are some of the most popular on the market. In addition to articles and abstracts, and his instructional video products are also available via this website. We hope he will offer his Zen Bear merchandise again soon as at least one Zen Bear t-shirt is a must for any T'ai Chi player with a sense of frolic.

This is the website for T'ai Chi Magazine, one of the most widely read publications on the art we practice, and for Wayfarer Publications, a wide-ranging catalogue of available videos, books, and audio products.

Taijiquan Journal, founded and edited by Barbara Davis, began as a quarterly publication and was a treasure of a find for T'ai Chi players of any level. They have withdrawn the magazine from publication, but back issues remain available and the website remains a resource with a blog, an archive, and an online store.

One of the most comprehensive - literally pages and pages - of T'ai Chi related links available on the Internet. Complied and maintained by Lee N. Scheele.

This is an official site for Yang Family Traditional Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan. A great way to get in touch with our Yang-style roots. Please note that Water Tiger School does not mean to imply any direct connection to or affiliation with the International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association.

This is the homepage of a Canadian Yang-style T'ai Chi group. There's some very nice research information on this site. Please note that there will be music when you load the homepage.

Again, there is not a vetting process to be listed, but this can be another source for locating an instructor. Event listings are also searchable. Various modalities are searchable by entire Community, Healers, and / or Artists. This service hosted the original appearance of Water Tiger School on the internet.

This is the Cloud Hands website for Michael P. Garofalo. Mr. Garofalo has put together an amazing collection of guides, bibliographies, links, etc., on such topics as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, the 24-Posture form, various weapons, Push Hands, the Temple Exercises, the Five Animal Frolics, etc.

This is another resource site that includes programs and events. As with the other resource sites, there is not a vetting process to be listed. The site is hosted by Ian Sinclair, an instructor based in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. His school is Cloud Mountain Martial Arts.

Quite a comprehensive acupuncture website that includes medical, clinical application, and advanced theories resources.

Water Tiger School currently rents studio space from Aikido at Suffolk Aikikai in Medford (Long Island), New York. Suffolk Aikikai was founded in 1994 by Sensei Gene Monteleone and his wife, Debbie. The dojo is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation. Monteleone Sensei holds the rank of 5th Dan and a Shidoin instructor certificate from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

We are often asked to give a referral for a youth program. This is it. Water Tiger School has had a relationship with Shaolin Kung Fu Studios of Medford for a number of years. They are now The Four Gates and are located on Grove Avenue in Patchogue. We have no hesitation in our trust in their programs for youth.

Kesuke Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita) would say, "Never trust a spiritual leader who cannot dance." We at Water Tiger School believe that you should never trust a T'ai Chi Player that cannot talk like a pirate – Arrrrrrr!


Reading & Reference


T'ai Chi, Qigong, Etc.

Cheng Man-Ch'ing's Advanced T'ai-Chi Form Instructions - c./t. Douglas Wile.

The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice - Wong Kiew Kit.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong - Bill Douglas.

The Eight Pieces of Brocade: Improving and Maintaining Health - Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming.

T'ai Chi and Meditation - Da Liu.

T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom - Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt.

Tai Chi Chuan: The 27 Forms - Marshall Ho'o.

Tai Chi for Dummies - Therese Iknoian.

T'ai-chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions - c./t. Douglas Wile.

Tao of Meditation - Jou Tsung Hwa.

Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan - Jou Tsung Hwa.

Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing - Kenneth S. Cohen.

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine - Ted J. Kaptchuk.

When Yin Meets Yang - David C. Chen

Philosophy (listed translator is recommended).

The Art of War - Sun Tzu (t. Thomas Cleary).

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation - Thich Nhat Hahn.

I Ching - (t. Thomas Cleary).

Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff.

Tao Teh Ching - Lao Tzu (t. Thomas Cleary).

365 Tao: Daily Meditations - Den Ming-Dao.

Understanding the Mysteries: Further Teachings of Lao Tzu - Wen-Tzu (t. Thomas Cleary).

The Way of Chuang Tzu - Thomas Merton.

Zen in the Martial Arts - Joe Hyams

Zen Lessons: The Art of Leadership - (t. Thomas Cleary).


Tai Chi Magazine

Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness


The Empty Vessel

Lion’s Roar


et al.


The value of study-by-video continues to be debated; however, any supplemental study of the art of T'ai Chi cannot help but deepen your understanding. With that held as a truth, video products by the following artists are recommended:

Dr. Paul Lam

Marshall Ho'o

Bill Douglas

Joey Bond

Terry Dunn

Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

-- there are countless others . . .


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