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Tai chi events bulletin

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The Tai Chi Events Bulletin
July 2021
Dear Tai Chi Friends,
We hope everyone has enjoyed a healthy year of reflection and self improvement.

For over a year we have not send out the Tai Chi Evenst Bulletin due to the pandemic. Now, as things are opening up again, we are excited to share a few events with you.

The ultimate goal of practicing Tai Chi is for us to blend it with everyday life................David C. Chen

With love

Saturday Mornings Tai Chi Open Practice
At David C Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court
Cabin John Regional Park

10:30AM to 12:30PM
7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD

Form and sensing-hands practice, rain or shine. The event is free. For the safety of all, participants should be fully vaccinated and please don't attend if you have a temperature or any other symptoms. For now, masks are optional.

Contact Joanne Chang at [email protected]

Saturday, September 18, 2021
The Greater Washington Area Autumn Sensing-Hands Get-Together

At Cabin John Regional Park David C Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court
7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD

No Charge
1-2 PM Ladies only
2-6 PM All are welcome

For the safety of all, participants should be fully vaccinated and please don't attend if you have a temperature or any other symptoms.

Contact Joanne Chang at [email protected]


July 2021
July 10, 2021
Annual Robert W. Smith Memorial Gathering

We invite everyone to attend the Annual Robert W. Smith Memorial Tai Chi - Neijia Play Day Reunion on Saturday, July 10, 2021, 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.,
at McLean Central Park, McLean, Virginia, (rain or shine)
at the outdoor basketball court, behind the Dolley Madison Public Library.)
(Directions to McLean Central Park and basketball court)

Please bring old pictures, mementoes, etc. And your best knock-knocks, favorite Smithisms, etc.
There will be impromptu demonstrations of Tai Chi, Pa-kua and Hsing-i by various RWS senior students.

We will gather annually on the second Saturday in July for the Robert W. Smith Memorial Festival.

For additional information:
Warren, 703-759-9141;
[email protected]


July 10, 2021
Annual Master Jou, Tsung Hwa Birthday Celebration
July 17th & 18th Tai Chi Festival

One-day Master Jou, Tsung Hwa Birthday Celebration July 10th (there are still a few slots available at www.taichipark-masterjoutsunghwa.org)
Workshops, demonstrations, and inspirations by colleagues, instructors, and students can be found in person at Tai Chi Park in Wantage NJ from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on July 10, 2021
The in-person event cost is $60

Saturday, July 17 to Sunday, Juy 18, from 9 AM to 6 PM.
The online event will be free, though registration is required and donations are warmly welcomed.
Register for the online event
https://mailchi.mp/32e91de9f09f/july-17 ... gistration

July 23-25, 2021
2021 U.S International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament
Hunt Valley, Maryland
For more information: www.usksf.org


September 2021
September 17 - 18, 2021
Fall Form Review Intensive
With /Kim Kanzelberger

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Details and registration

Kim Kanzelberger is a student of Ben Lo for 40 years.
Center States Tai Chi Chuan
Website: www.centerstatestaichi.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816.531.0065

Saturday, September 18, 2021
The Greater Washington Area Autumn Sensing-Hands Get-Together

No Charge
1-2 PM Ladies only
2-6 PM All are welcome

At Cabin John Regional Park David C Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court
7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD

For the safety of all, participants should be fully vaccinated and please don't attend if you have a temperature or any other symptoms.

Contact Joanne Chang at [email protected]


October 2021
October 7 - 11, 2021
East Coast Camp with Lenzie Williams

Bishop Claggett Center, Frederick, Maryland

This weekend workshop includes Tai Chi Form training with internal principles, standing meditation, and push-hands

For detail information, contact Ellen Kennedy at [email protected] or 301-320-9014.

New Books
Tai Chi Concepts and Experiments: Hidden Strength, Natural Movement, and Timing, by Robert Chuckrow. Yes, the long title makes it pretty clear. The author covers a lot of ground in detail in this e-book available on Amazon.com. Robert Chuckrow was a student of the famous Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing, in New York. This author has written several other books about tai chi that have been well recieved. This latest offering looks at many of the more subtle points in tai chi, provoking the reader to dig deeper. Almost everyone will find something thought provoking in this book.
Order info: http://www.chuckrowtaichi.com/BooksVideos.html

In the Presence of Cheng Man Ching

When karate and jiu-jitsu expert William C. Phillips encounters a master of the soft and graceful movements of tai chi in 1970s New York Chinatown, his physical and spiritual approach to martial arts and life are transformed forever. Master Cheng teaches Phillips how to breathe, to give up physical strength, to rely on energy, to study calligraphy, Chinese philosophy and the art of being human.

From the author…
I was the most junior student, both in age and in seniority, to become a teacher in Professor Cheng’s school. He took an interest in me, and, as I drove him to the Association, and got medicine from him, I was able to talk to him personally, as well as be there for his public talks.
I share the information I gleaned, as well as my thoughts on it. He said that there are no secrets, and we just need to practice, relax and have faith in what we were taught. . There are no secrets, but that does no mean that everything is apparent, just that it is not hidden.
I hope my book, in addition to giving my history up to and through my time with Professor Cheng, will unlock some of the mysteries that people seem to find in his teachings.
William C. Phillips

https://patiencetaichi.com/product/in-t ... man-ching/


The Soft Answer, Verbal T’ai Chi for Sociable Self Defense

Local teachers Susan Lowell and Rita Solorzaro, from Northern Virginia, have published a new book about T’ai Chi along with their two sisters. The book is entitled “The Soft Answer, Verbal T’ai Chi for Sociable Self Defense.” It is a book that applies tai chi theory to other aspects of life such as relationships, both social and professional, and personal growth. It offers practical advice and insight into everyday encounters that we all experience but often don’t engage in consciously. Just as in Push hands, social situations require good listening skills. Listening leads to understanding and allows better decision making.

The book is available on Amazon.

On-Going Free Events

Saturday Mornings Tai Chi Open Practice
At David C. Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court
Cabin John Regional Park

7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD.
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open practice on solo form, Sensing-hands, and Tai Chi sword.
Tai Chi students are all encouraged to attend.
We meet all year round; rain or shine; hot or cold.
For more information, email Joanne Chang at [email protected]


Thursday evenings from 7:30 -9:30 PM
Open community Tai Chi Pushing Hands

When: Each Thursday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Where: Roda Movement Center 7014 Westmoreland Avenue (just off Carroll Avenue) Takoma Park, MD
Cost: Free and open to all
Contact info: site host - Ted Curtis, web site- www.DCMDTaichi.com
Sponsor: Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts Center, Paul Ramos- Chief Instructor
Info #: 301-651/3617
Info email: [email protected]

Our free Community Push Hand Exchange has been on Covid hiatus since March 2020.
Our Push Hands returns on Thursday July 8th from 7:30-9:30 PM. Spread the word! All Vaccinated participants of any or no style or experience level are welcomed. Temps will also be taken.
Since 1992 Wu Shen Tao has hosted Free Community Open Tai Chi Push Hands practice. Feel free to join us each Thursday in Takoma Park MD. All styles invited and experienced as well as non- experienced participants welcomed!


Every Sunday 8am to 10 am
Free Pa-kua and H'sing-i practices
Bethesda, MD

Free Pa-kua (Bagua) and h'sing-i (Xing-yi) practices, led by former students of Robert Smith, every Sunday from 8am to 10am all year at Fleming Park in Bethesda (on Lone Oak Drive, off Old Georgetown Road just north of the Beltway).
For more info email Kirk at [email protected].


Free T'ai Chi Beginners' Practice
Every Saturday morning in McLean, Virginia.

All are welcome.
(You do not have to be enrolled in our regular classes to attend.)
We will mostly be doing the beginners' set
of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's Yang style short form.
For details and directions, please visit
or call 703-759-9141.
Sponsored by the T'ai Chi Study Center.


Free Cheng Man-ch'ing Yang style t'ai chi
with David Walls-Kaufman
Saturday morning
8 - 9 Form class and practice
9 - 10 Push hands practice,
Lincoln Park, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 11th and East Capitol St., SE, 20003.
Info: 202.544.6035.


Free T'ai Chi Class
Yang Style, Cheng Man-ch’ing’s short form
Philadelphia, PA

Classes in T’ai Chi Ch’uan will be held at Burholme Park on Sunday mornings. The class is FREE. Pre-registration is required. Interested participants must sign up before attending classes. Limited 20 students. For more information you can go on the web at http://simplifiedtaichichuan.weebly.com or contact William Bengochea at [email protected]


Free T'ai Chi Class
Yang Style, Cheng Man-Ch'ing's 37 postures form
Philadelphia, PA

Mt Airy Tai Chi (as of Aug 15, 2021)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 4 PM;
Sunday 8 AM
At Ned Wolf Park, McCallum and Ellet Sts.

Tuesday evenings 5:30 to 6:30pm,
William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Zoom class: Saturday AM 10:30-11:30

Information and questions: [email protected]


Push Hands Meetup in Costa Mesa, CA
4th Sunday of every month

The Orange County Push Hands Practice Group is an informal meeting open to all t'ai chi enthusiasts, of any style or experience level, interested in friendly push hands play. It is not a class, it is for friendly t'ai chi push hands practice and collaborative sharing of ideas only. The Meetup is free and generally lasts for 3 or 4 hours.

Where: Pinkley Park, 360 E. Ogle Street, Costa Mesa, CA
When: Sunday, 2:00 PM

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Pus ... ice-Group/ You can sign up there and receive e-mail reminders. Alternate location in the rare event of inclement weather will be announced via Meetup.com alerts or you can contact Lee Scheele [email protected] 949.697.1137


Pushing Hands gathering in Santa Fe, NM

Weekly open practice for beginner to advanced students of tai chi chuan and instructors. An informal gathering where folks can learn and play push hands; the 2 person martial art application of Tai Chi Chuan, with a variety of partners in the Santa Fe area. A great forum for learning and refining skills. All levels and all forms welcome! Instructors welcome!

Where: Tai Chi Chuan Institute,1808 2nd Street. Santa Fe, New Mexico www.desertsagetaichi.com
When: Mondays @ 1:30 pm

Suggested Donation: $5. / per person (to pay for space, utlilites, etc.)
For more information: Contact Jill Basso @ [email protected] or 505-986-6114


Open Push Hands Meet up Sacramento, CA
Sundays 9-11am

McKinley Park (Downtown Sacramento)
Near the Tennis Courts
601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Purpose of the group is to bring together push hands players and martial artists in the area to compare knowledge. First 10 minutes will be led by a different guest instructor. Afterwards, free play of push hands is encouraged!
Contact Daniel Pfister at [email protected]


DISCLAIMER The Tai Chi Event Bulletin is a free service to promote Tai Chi education for the benefit of both presenters and participants. Information about the events listed above is generally provided by the presenting school and is considered to be accurate, but not guaranteed; please confirm all information before attending a class or workshop. We hope this publication will guide you to a positive and rewarding Tai Chi experience, however the events listed herein are not endorsed in any way by The David Chen Foundation, Wu Wei Tai Chi School, its directors, or its affiliates. Each event is independently organized and offered by its presenting school or individual; all complaints, refunds and other negotiations must be made solely with the presenter. Please consult your doctor, the responsibility of determining if you are indeed healthy enough to participate rest solely on the participant.


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