Meet The Teacher Updates Saturday 21 November 2009 at 5:51 pmI've just added
Meet Alison Gardiner From TCC Magazine Number 28
Steffi Sachsenmaier From TCC Magazine Number 30
Richard Small From TCC Magazine Number 30
Sue Weston From TCC Magazine Number 31
Ian Kendall From TCC Magazine Number 31to the site. More articles from recent issues of the magazine will be added soon.
Tai Ji Gong article Saturday 21 November 2009 at 07:49 amUnion instructor Jian Xiong has translated an article by her master Mr. Li Lian on the subject of Tai Ji Gong which she's uploaded onto her website: Tai Ji Gong
Hong Kong Wushu International Championship Organizing Committee Saturday 14 November 2009 at 07:01 am
LETTER OF CHAIRMAN (the former chairman of Chinese WuShu Association Mr ZhangYaoTing)
Hong Kong Wushu International Championship Committee is issuing a sincere invitation to all Wushu groups and individuals from different country and regain to take part in The 8th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship. We warmly welcome your arrival.
The 8th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship will be held on March 11 to 15, 2010 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre & Ma On Shan Sports Centre & Sha Tin Town Hall .Hong Kong International Wushu championship has been successfully Held for seven times. We have received more than 25,000 martial arts enthusiasts from over 50 countries and regions, and issued more than 1 million RNB to outstanding coaches and athletes. We are the biggest kongFu championship in the world with the most extensive influence. Every year we invite a lot GongFu star to be our guest and to issue the award to excellent athletes such as master Sammo Hung. Particularly in 2009 , the 7th Hong Kong International Wushu Festival, the number of participants has reached more than 5,000 people! The 8th International Wushu championship will be more interesting , so far there are more than 4000 athletes having successfully registered .More details on the Website:
Hong Kong Wushu International Festival
New TCUGB Hoodie! Tuesday 03 November 2009 at 6:25 pm
We have just added a TCUGB Hoodie to the shop
A high quality grey 50/50 cotton/polyester fleece hoodie with TCUGB logo in red.
More information: Tai Chi Union Fleece Hoodie
email scam PRIVATE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING Saturday 24 October 2009 at 07:37 amIt looks like there is another email scam doing the rounds with the subject of PRIVATE MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
My Name is Bob Harry,Human Resource Manager Luke Charles High school. 6 of our best student will be in you area for 3 weeks and we will love to have a PRIVATE martial arts training during our stay as part of activities lined for the vacation,they are between 14/18 years of Age.
They have no prior knowledge of martial arts thus we are freshers. They are not training to fight but to exercise, learn the art of self defense, self confidence, keep feat and to also have at least a little knowledge of the martial art skill.Can your program, schedule and packages accommodate us and meet our needs?
Please do get back to me with availability and the total cost of training under you for 4hrs, 4 times a week for the 3 weeks. And what is your mode of payment (do you have facility for receiving credit card payment)? Please provide us with every information necessary for us to achieve our goal. Our Vacation starts on Monday 11th of January 2010 and will we'll leave on Sunday 14th of March 2010.
Your professional advise as regards how best to fashion the lesson on daily basis is welcomed.Expecting your reply.
Human Resource Manager
Luke Charles High school
Journalist Inquiry Sunday 11 October 2009 at 09:54 am
I am writing a big feature for Prima magazine about unusual ways three women use their gardens. I have one woman who uses hers as a medicine cabinet (growing her own herbal remedies) but I am looking for other ideas. Perhaps it is a retreat, a workspace or something else entirely.
I would love to find a woman who practices or teaches Tai Chi, in her garden. We are happy to promote any business or project. They need to be 35-60 and happy to be photographed in their garden! Do you know anyone suitable?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health Monday 28 September 2009 at 11:34 amThe Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health website has moved since their advert in Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental Arts magazine issue 30.
Book Review Tuesday 22 September 2009 at 8:41 pm
The Gazelle and the Trampoline Tuesday 22 September 2009 at 8:27 pmUnion instructor Richard Small has sent us a 'tai chi story' to enjoy: The Gazelle and the Trampoline.
Tai-Chi Tcho 2009 Monday 21 September 2009 at 10:41 pmOrganiser Cornelia Gruber has let us know that the early bird discount for Tai-Chi Tcho is still available until the 25th of September. (more)
Birmingham Qigong Festival Sunday 11 October 2009 Saturday 05 September 2009 at 11:34 amDeyin Taijiquan Institute In Association with Tai Chi Union for Great Britain
Birmingham Qigong Festival
11.00-11.45 Health Qigong Wu Qin Xi
11.45-12.30 Taiji Qigong Shibashi
12.30-13.00 Demo or Libbi's story
13.45 - 14.30 Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing
14.30-15.15 Fire Qigong
15.15-16.00 TCM / Acupuncture
16.00-17.00 Panel Discussion/Q&A
Woodcock Sports Hall, Aston University—walking distance from New St Station and City Centre.
Check temporary road diversion or closure maybe affecting your travel due to Birmingham Half Marathon
33 UKP TCUGB/Deyin member; 40 UKP non-member
Online:www.deyin-taiji.com; Tel: 01902 883835
Advanced booking is strongly recommended as places are limited.
Further information on Chinese Health Qigong Seminar, Training Courses & Study in China please contact: Master Faye & Tary Yip
Download Birmingham Qigong Festival Flyer (PDF)
Articles Wanted Sunday 30 August 2009 at 4:25 pmRobert Agar-Hutton is looking for articles on Wellness (which obviously includes Tai Chi etc…) for his website Your Wellness Matters. more details: Topics-Your Wellness Matters.
10th International Push Hands Meeting Sunday 30 August 2009 at 11:55 amThe 10th International Push Hands Meeting is on 12th to 21st February 2010 in Hannover.
Teachers from around the world will be taking workshops. More details can be found on the International Push Hands Meeting website (in german) or International Push Hands Meeting (english). PDFs with detail can be downloaded: German flyer English Version
Honorary positions Saturday 22 August 2009 at 6:10 pmFollowing a proposal at the 2009 AGM it was agreed that the Executive Committee be given authority to create and award Honorary positions. The Executive have agreed to create the posts of Honorary President and Honorary Vice President and have offered these to a number of members who have been instrumental in supporting and promoting the TCUGB over the last 20 years. Some of the names are well known to the membership and some are the "unsung" heros who work hard behind the scenes to make the TCUGB the success it has become.
- Jim Dyson
- John Hine
- Richard Watson
- Marnix Wells
- Gary Wragg
- Eva Koskuba
- Richard Farmer
- Derek Frearson
- Shelagh Granpierre
- Peter Warr
- Linda Chase Broda
- Gaynel Hamilton
- Ian Cameron
- Ronnie Robinson
HONORARY VICE PRESIDENT
- Katherine Allen
- Keith Graham
- Norman Jones
- Richard Odell
- Quincy Day Rabot
- Donald Spargo
- Simon Watson
- Brian Woodruff
- Angus Clark
- John Fowler
- Linda Griffiths
- Patrick Harries
- Karel Koskuba
- Keith Sharp
- Mike Tabrett
- Altair de Almeida
- David Barrow
- John Bolwell
- David Ewing
- Alex Gardner
- Janice Gardner
- Colin Hamilton
- Kam Lau
- Imelda Maguire
- Liming Yue
- Wang Hai jun
- Vincent Jones
- Peter Newton
- Charles Gorrie
- Barrie Jehu
- John Johnston
Festivals of Qigong Sunday 16 August 2009 at 3:26 pmThe TCUGB will sponsor a series of four Qigong festivals, firstly in London, then followed by Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Our Chinese Liaison Officer, Faye Li Yip will feature as a guest instructor and the festivals will include talks/lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, workshops etc, dealing with Qigong and related spheres such as both Western and Chinese medicine, massage, meditation and internal alchemy. All TCUGB members who take part will receive a certificate of attendance.
London: Saturday 10 October 2009
Birmingham: Sunday 11 October 2009
Manchester Saturday 28 November 2009
Glasgow Sunday 29 November 2009
TCUGB members £33.00
Non members £40.00
Details of the events can b found in our Tai Chi Events section
Journal Of Chinese Martial Studies Saturday 15 August 2009 at 10:43 amUnion Instructor Ralph Jones has let us know about a new magazine and website he is involved in Journal Of Chinese Martial Studies which looks interesting.
Dr. Chi Chiang Tao Friday 14 August 2009 at 4:28 pmWe have been contacted with a plea for information by Peer Brouwers:
My name is Peer Brouwers and I am the webmaster of STN (Dutch Taijiquan Association) andproud owner of www.weiqi.nl. I am trying to find video material on Dr. Chi Chiang Tao, teacher of master John Kells and others.
There is the danger of his heritage getting lost and I am trying to collect as much original material as possible.
All will be published on the internet with due credits.
You can view the very beginnings here:
Taijiquan & Daoyin - dr Qi Jiang Tao
or in Dutch if you prefer: http://www.weiqi.nl/taijiquan/drchichiangtao.htm
Chun Yi at the Coliseum - Review Monday 10 August 2009 at 5:53 pmA group of instructors from Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy saw Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu. Following the performance and a few cocktails at Browns, these are their thoughts.
Chun Yi is the latest production to come to London from the East, where over two million Chinese have seen it in the last five years. It is the story of a young boy overcoming his fears and ego, on his lifetime journey from initiate to Shaolin master. A large cast of dancers and kung fu practitioners perform an acrobatic and theatrical display to accompany the narrated story.
A statement is made from the beginning that spectacle is in store, with the staging and lighting that is used to kick off proceedings. Throughout the performance, the producers throw many modern theatrical tropes on to the stage to produce something unlike any martial arts show you are likely to have seen. (more)
ASDA promotion Friday 31 July 2009 at 07:27 amWe have been approached by ASDA to participate in a promotional exercise.
The intention is to offer a free taster class to members of the public producing a voucher from the ASDA scheme.
Details of the scheme and the forms that you need to send back to the organisers (MS word format):
Asda Fax Back
All 3 docs as a zip file
Should you wish to participate, you need to submit these forms to the organisers by 14th August 2009 if you want to be included in their listing.
The London Competition For Traditional Tai Chi Chuan Results Friday 17 July 2009 at 6:32 pm
Results from The London Competition For Traditional Tai Chi Chuan are now available on the Wu's Tai Chi Cuan Academy's website: London Competition for Tai Chi Chuan 2009 - Results.
Photos from the event are on Picasa.
Chun Yi:The Legend of Kung Fu Monday 13 July 2009 at 6:49 pm
A truly dazzling spectacle, Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu promises to be the theatrical event of the summer, combining unbelievable athletic feats of Kung Fu artistry with dance and acrobatics set to an electrifying musical score.
A multi-award winning blockbuster in Beijing where it has been seen by over 2 million people, this new production features an ensemble of 50 performers who bring to life an exhilarating fusion of East meets West.
With just 27 performances, don't miss your chance to see the only UK shows at the London Coliseum prior to Broadway and a major European tour.
The Union has received offers as follow-
Groups Rate for 10 or more people:
Sunday - Friday performances Stalls / Dress Circle seats reduced to £29.50 (saving of up to £25.50 on normal priced ticket)
Sunday - Friday performances Upper Circle seats reduced to £19.50 (saving of up to £18 on normal priced ticket)
TO BOOK CALL THE GROUPS HOTLINE 0871 472 0666
2 tickets for the price of 1 for the following performances:
Thurs 30 and Fri 31 July
Mon 3 - Wed 5 August
TO BOOK CALL THE BOX OFFICE 0871 911 0200 quoting 'Supporters 2-4-1' (more)
Fast Form by Li Lian Sunday 14 June 2009 at 9:21 pmUnion Instructor Jian Xiong has send us links to his teacher in Beijing performing Yang Shao Hou's Fast Form as taught by the late grandmaster Wu Tu Nan.
You can also see YouTube - 李琏快架2 fast form2 and YouTube - 李琏快架3 fast form 3.
Union instructors with YouTube videos should send the links to me, if they think they will be of interest to visitors.
jian has more information on his website: Tai Chi Fast Form 1
Executive & Proposed Changes to Constitution Sunday 07 June 2009 at 08:23 am
The outcome is that all members are re-elected to post and the change to the constitution has been accepted.
Dan Docherty (Executive & Chair)
Peter Ballam (Executive & Secretary)
Marnix Wells (Executive & Vice Chair)
Karen Limb (Executive, Membership Secretary & Treasurer)
David Hackett (Executive)
Mark Peters (Executive)
Gary Wragg (Executive)
Faye Yip (Executive)
The ammendment to the Constitution:
To create Honorary Posts such as Honorary President, Honorary Vice President and other posts as the Executive Committee may deem appropriate. The Honorary posts will be awarded at the discretion of the Executive Committee in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by an individual to support, promote or further the activities of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain or Tai Chi & Qi Gong in general.
The title will be awarded for life subject to the person so awarded remaining in membership of the TCUGB and will only be withdrawn if the actions of the individual are in conflict with the aims and activities of the TCUGB.
Tai Chi Wisdom YouTube Channel Saturday 30 May 2009 at 10:10 amUnion instructors Simon and Cher Robins of Tai Chi Wisdom are among a grown number of instructors who have a YouTube channel, this is Simon demonstrating a Qigong form, the Opening of the Golden Lotus.
If you are a Union instructor with a you tube channel please let us know.
21st Festival of Chinese Martial Arts and British Open Tai Chi Championships Results Sunday 03 May 2009 at 12:38 pmWe have published a list of results:
21st Festival of Chinese Martial Arts and British Open Tai Chi Championships Results John Johnston