About Us

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Come on in! Get in shape, get rid of stress, and have a great time!

You can learn tai chi and other Chinese internal martial arts, yoga, meditation, qigong, Shaolin kung fu and shuai chiao (Chinese grappling) at the Peaceful Dragon.  Enjoy our beautiful custom facilities on twelve wooded acres with clean, spacious studios.  Classes are offered seven days a week to suit your busy schedule.

Adult Classes

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At The Peaceful Dragon, you can learn tai chi, yoga, meditation, qigong, kung fu in our clean, spacious studios. Tai Chi and martial arts classes are taught by instructors trained personally by our Head Instructor, Master Eric Sbarge, and our yoga teachers are all certified by our Director of Yoga Studies, the renowned yogini Mara Healy (ERYT-500). Classes are offered seven days a week to suit your busy schedule More!

See for yourself why we’ve been voted “Best Martial Arts School” and “Best Yoga Studio” by The Charlotte Observer, and chosen as “Best Martial Arts” by Charlotte Parent Magazine, Charlotte’s Best Magazine, Creative Loafing, and others. We maintain an A+ Rating with the Charlotte BBB (Better Business Bureau), and we consistently average 4.5 to 5-Star Reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp.

Children’s Program

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Our children’s program is one of the finest children’s martial arts programs anywhere in the country. Self-defense skills are a mere side benefit to the life skills your child will acquire here: Confidence, great health and fitness, focus and concentration, improved academic success, respect and discipline, and a caring and compassionate nature. For kids aged four and up. More!

Call 704-504-8866 or Click Here to Apply for a FREE Introductory Tour, Orientation and First Lesson!

Affiliated Schools

• Somers, NY
The Dragon and Crane
Master John Scattaretico

• Mobile, Alabama
Lotus and Dragon
Sifu Jay Proescher

• Huntersville, NC
Lake Norman Tai Chi
Sifu Dale Guadagna

• Weddington, NC
The Phoenix and Dragon
Sifu David Block

• Auburn, Indiana
Hall of the Changing Dragon
Sifu Greg Vick

• Lee, Massachusetts
Hall of the Soaring Eagle (Berkshire Tai Chi)
Sifu Kathy Crowe & Sifu David Crowe

• Toledo, Ohio
Temple of the Dragon
Sifu Aaron Arden

• Columbia, SC
Columbia Tai Chi Center
Sifu Wes Adams

“I enjoy the variety of students that attend our school. They are young and old, male and female, but all are equal in the eyes of our art form.”
Stuart Edmondson, Engineer

“The Peaceful Dragon is not just a place where people go to learn the physical aspects of the Martial Arts but there is also the philosophy that reinforces the physical aspects. The student gets the whole package of mind, body, spirit development.”
Keith Burnett, Stagehand

“We have one of the best training facilities on the east coast and a very strong lineage behind the teachings.”
Natalia Hill, Computer Programmer