Union Instructors Vicky Ahern & Tony Hardiman of The Chi Clinic sent us details of their 10th Anniversary of being part of 'World Tai Chi & Qigong Day' which will be held in Nonsuch Park, Cheam/Sutton/Epsom, Surrey (Greater London) on Saturday 26th April 2014 starting at 10 am.
'We see WTCQD as a great day out with our students, family & friends. It has become a focal point in our calendar as a day to work towards, to give group demonstrations & to connect with Tai Chi & Qigong friends from other local groups – to share experiences & 'play Tai Chi together'. Other instructors are welcome to share in the teaching & to come along with their students to demonstrate their speciality or simply join in the mass Warm Up, Healing Circle, Tai Chi 24 Forms & Health Qigong Demonstrations. Everyone is welcome whatever your style!'
Here’s our webpage with all the relevant details.
Streetmap for the venue
If you are a union member who is running an event for World Tai Chi Day, let us know.
Union Instructor Mark Peters, sent us detail of Birmingham’s plans for World Tai Chi Day on the 26 April:
World tai Chi day to act as launch event for City wide ‘FREE Tai Chi in the Park Project’ in Birmingham. The project will span approximately 50 parks across Birmingham and with the support of Sports England could go Countrywide.
The Project was trialed in 2013 to include other activities as well as tai chi and came under the banner of ActiveParks. Here is a video discussing the project.
Please take a look at a previous world tai chi day in Birmingham
More details soon but for now the events page has some.
We would be interested in hearing from any other union members with plans for the World Tai Chi Day.
Instructor Ranjeet S Sokhi sent us details on a new Meet Up Group for Tai Chuan and Internal Arts. Although it aims to develop an active Tai Chi community in the Herts, Beds and Cambs regions, anyone is welcome to join.
The group will be open to all styles of Tai Chi Chuan and related internal arts including Qi Gong/Chi Kung, Xing Yi and Bagua and so everyone is welcome to join and participate. We are not trying to ‘sell’ Tai Chi or promote any particular club – the aim is to share this wonderful art with anyone who is interested, be they experienced teachers, students or someone who is just beginning. To join please go to http://www.meetup.com/TaiChiChuan-InternalArts/
If you need any more information on the group and its events please contact me on Ranjeet S Sokhi
Entries are now being accepted for the 7th London Competition for Traditional Tai Chi Chuan on Sunday June 1st 2014.
London Competition More details
This event is open to competitors from any country and any major recognized style.
On Saturday 31st May, the day before the London Competition for Traditional Tai Chu Chuan, the head judges will each give short masterclasses focusing on the points that are unique and most important to each style of Tai Chi, with examples demonstrated of what those elements look like when performed well, averagely and badly.
Judging Criteria Workshops details
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain will be held on Saturday 12th April 2013 at Wu’s Academy Unit 2a, 1st Floor, 449-453, Bethnal Green Road, London E2 9QH commencing at 3.00pm (doors open at 2.30pm)
Minutes of the 2013 AGM for reference.