About Us


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).  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

debra You can learn tai chi and other Chinese internal martial arts, yoga, meditation, lion dancing, qigong, Shaolin kung fu and shuai chiao (Chinese grappling) in our clean, spacious studios. Tai Chi and martial arts classes are taught by instructors trained personally by Master Eric Sbarge, and The Yoga Institute offers a comprehensive yoga program overseen by our Director of Yoga Studies, Mara Healy (ERYT-500). Classes are offered seven days a week to suit your busy schedule More!

See for yourself why we were named “Best Martial Arts” by Charlotte’s Best magazine, and why the Yoga Institute at The Peaceful Dragon offers one of the most complete yoga programs available anywhere in the Carolinas.

Children’s Program


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