January 26, 2010

2010 Tai Chi and Qigong Events Coming Up

A great variety of tai chi and qigong events are coming up this spring and summer:

World Tai Chi Day Saturday, April 24th, 2010. This annual grassroots event is held in hundreds of locales. See their website for events in your area. 

The annual Zhang Sanfeng Festival has split into two separate events: 
Tai Chi Fest April 29 - May 2, 2010, Hudson Valley Resort, New York. Presenters: Pedro Cepero Yee, Gene Ching, James Donnelly, Dale Dugas, Doug Gray, John Green, Jiang Jianye, Ken Lo, Yuzhi Lu, Marcus Callis, William Phillips, David Dorian Ross, Avi Schnier, Gary Torres, Wang Rengang, Ocean-of-Wisdom Sakya,   Tina Chunna Zhang, and Zhou Xuanyun. Pre- and post-conference workshops also held. 
Tai Chi Gala June 4-6, 2010 in Albany, NewYork. Presenters: Shifu Bob Castaldo, Pedro Cepero-Yee, Dale Dugas, John Green, Jiang Jianye, Yuzhi Lu, John Painter, William Phillips, David Ritchie,  Wang Ren-Gang, Sean Wang, and Loretta Wollering. Pre- and post-conference workshops also held.

National Qigong Association Annual Conference "Qi= mc2 | Qigong: Playing With Universal Energy" August 20-22, 2010 in Chaska, Minnesota (suburban Minneapolis). Pre- and post-conference workshops also held. Taijiquan Journal editor Barbara Davis will be one of the presenters.

January 24, 2010

Books and Other Media Received Winter 2010

Silk: Meditations on T'ai-Chi Ch'uan & Other Poems, by Morgan Grayce Willow (Shu-Kuang)
Chen: Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style by Jan Silberstorff (Singing Dragon)
The Last Lama: The Secret Martial Art of Tibet, by Yogi Tchouzar Pa (Destiny)
Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence, by Sgt. Rory Miller (YMAA)
Attack Proof: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Protection, by John Perkins, Al Ridenhour, and Matt Kovsky (Human Kinetics)
Qigong for Multiple Sclerosis: Finding Your Feet Again, Nigel Mills (Singing Dragon)
The Year of the Tiger by Justin Roth (Immedium Publishing) features young Teddy the tiger who is the prince of the jungle. In his explorations, he meets the girl Su. But will living on different sides of the tracks endanger their friendship?