Tai-Chi Tcho 2013 Sunday 05 May 2013 at 10:46 am
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2013
Tai-Chi Tcho, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Tai-Chi Tcho is an event of high quality teaching as well as an experience of joy of life and friendship.
We are offering a diverse program with 23 teachers from different countries and different styles.
You can now study the workshop descriptions and the profiles of the teachers on Tai Chi Chuan Cornelia - Rencontre internationale.
Our home page is in English and French but the flyer can be downloaded in 4 languages (English, French, German, Italian).
You can also register online and we offer an early bird's discount price and the possibility to reserve a free place to sleep in the hall.
- Registration before September 30: CHF 200.-
- Registration after September 30 and at the door: CHF 250.-
Don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail for any additional question.
We are very much looking forward to welcome you here in the Jura mountains and to exchange with you.
Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy Headquarters 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book Sunday 05 May 2013 at 10:34 am
In 1937 Grandmasters Wu Kung Yi and Wu Kung Cho, sons of Grandmaster Wu Chien Chuan - the originator of the present-day Wu Family style - moved to Hong Kong from Shanghai and set up the first Academy outside mainland China. Since those early beginnings, Wu Family Style Tai Chi Chuan has flourished and spread around the world, with major centres in Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and the UK, and many other schools in the USA, Europe and Asia.
This hard-cover book contains nearly 300 rarely-seen photographs illustrating the history of Wu style Tai Chi from the earliest days through to 2012, and essays and reminiscences written by some of the greatest exponents of the art.
This is a unique opportunity to obtain one of these limited-edition volumes, produced on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the first Wu Family Style Tai Chi Chuan Academy.
You can buy the book from the union shop
Qi Gong 10 Postures Edition Thursday 02 May 2013 at 07:50 amUnion Instructor Neil Bradley has let us know you can download his book 10 Postures Qi Gong for free until May the 4th (usually £2.05) for Kindle at:
Qi Gong 10 Postures Edition (The Tai Chi Club - Qi Gong Mini Books) eBook: Neil Bradley: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Minutes of the AGM Thursday 25 April 2013 at 8:59 pm
Union Secretary Peter Ballam has sent the minutes from the AGM: Minutes of the AGM pdf format.
British Open Tai Chi Championships 2013 Results Saturday 20 April 2013 at 9:25 pm
Union chairman Dan Docherty has sent us the results of the British Open Tai Chi Championships you can download them:
Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts Magazine No 42 Saturday 20 April 2013 at 2:47 pmThe next issue of the TCUGB's magazine is in production and the editor welcomes contributions from all members of the TCUGB. You can contribute in the following ways:
- Reviews - media and events
- 'Meet the Instructor' section
Please send your contribution to the Editor via email by the 12.05.13
Ballot Paper - Executive Committee Thursday 18 April 2013 at 08:48 am
The link to the ballot paper in the last news item, was broken in the email version of the news, I am reporting to resend.
At the 2013 Annual General Meeting nominations were received for posts on the Executive Committee. The Committee is to be elected by ballot of full members and instructors holding “S”, “A” or “I” Grades.
The Ballot paper must be returned to arrive by 31st May 2013 and can be sent by post or email to the Secretary.Ballot Paper
Executive Committee - 2013 Sunday 14 April 2013 at 11:19 amAt the 2013 Annual General Meeting nominations were received for posts on the Executive Committee. The Committee is to be elected by ballot of full members and instructors holding “S”, “A” or “I” Grades. The Ballot paper must be returned to arrive by 31st May 2013 and can be sent by post or email to the Secretary. 2013 Ballot Paper
Magazine issue 41 articles online. Saturday 13 April 2013 at 11:01 am
A few articles from issue 41 of the magazine are now on line.
Remember you can buy back issues from the shop
- Pushing Hands UK 2012 Clio Pyner
- The Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe's 6th Tai Chi Chuan & Chinese Internal Arts Competition Ronnie Robinson Secretary TCFE
- British Open Tai Chi Championships Oxford – April 2012 Ceciel Kroes
- Meet Tony Hardiman
- Meet Karen Green
Taoism & Martial Arts In Great Britain: A Discussion Evening Thursday 11 April 2013 at 7:55 pm
with Tai Chi Master Richard Watson & Dr Patrick Curry
Sunday 28th April, Burgh House, Hampstead, London
Cheese & Wine
£20 in advance / £27 on the night
Seating is limited
Richard Watson has taken an active interest in martial arts since 1949. He began training in Taijiquan in 1973, at the Liu Academy based in the Renshuden Judo Club. In 1974 he met and began training with Master Chu King Hung of the International Tai Chi Chuan Association. The association was to last until 1992. In 1978 he was initiated into the tradition and elected senior student. With Master Chu, the training was in Traditional Yang Long Form, Taijijian (Sword), Taiji Dao (Sabre), Tui Shou, Da Lu and Qigong.
Richard first met Professor Li Deyin at the People’s University in 1988 and has been training with him since that time both in Great Britain and at the People’s University, Beijing. He studies with Professor Li include 24 Simplified Taijiquan, 32 Jian (Sword), 42 Combined Competition Form, 42 Combined Competition Jian (Sword) and the 88 Standardised Yang Style Taijiquan. His further studies have been in Wu Style, Sun Style and Hao Style and has taken him to China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has acted for the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts in the capacity of manager and team leader of the British Wushu Team during the 1994 European Wushu Championships in Germany and also at the 1995 and 1997 World Wushu Championships in the USA and Italy.
The Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain was founded by Richard Watson in 1991, of which he is the Chairman. It was founded at the invitation, and with the encouragement of, Master Li Tianji (1913-1996) and his nephew Professor Li Deyin (1938-). Professor Li is one of China’s foremost Taijiquan teacher/coaches.
Patrick Curry is the author of books on environmental ethics, astrology and divination, and the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Now a full-time writer, he was a lecturer at Bath Spa University (Sophia Centre) and the University of Kent (Dept. of Religious Studies). He holds a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from University College London.
For further information, please contact Barry on 07903 018 001
For seat reservations, please either see Emma in person, paying by cash or cheque, or post a cheque to Emma North, 106B Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2BD, with your full name, email address and contact phone number. Cheques to be made payable to 'Emma North'(2) Taoism & Martial Arts In Great Britain: A Discussion Evening Facebook page