View this email in your browser

View this email in your browser


The Tai Chi Events Bulletin

February 2018

May 19th 2018
Taiwan/USA Tai Chi Cultural Exchange 

The David Chen Foundation is pleased to announce a Picnic and Tai Chi Cultural Exchange at the Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Park on May 19th from 10-6PM. The event will include form demonstration from area schools, discussion of Tai Chi theory and push hands practice. Best of all, we will be joined by a team of 36 teaches, coaches and top students visiting from Taiwan. The team is made up of leaders from different schools from all over Taiwan and includes several champions in Push-hands competition. This is a very rare opportunity to share, learn and contrast your understanding with top player from Taiwan. The event is free, don’t miss it!

The event also includes a pot luck picnic, please bring a dish or contribute to the cost of food. There are a limited number of slots available for presenters to demonstrate the solo practice. If you are interested in demonstrating a unique form, please contact Charles ( ) or Joanne (

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

May 19th, 2018
10 AM to 6 PM

Please bring a dish or contribute to the cost of food

We will have more details available in our next publication. The David Chen Foundation is committed to offering this type of event to help grow and improve the Tai Chi Community. This event is free to the public but it does involve a considerable cost to produce. Please help us serve the community with a tax deductible donation to:

The David Chen Foundation
P.O. Box 184
Garrett Park, MD


May 20th, 2018
Taiwan/ USA Tai Chi Cultural Exchange Workshop 

This event is a follow-up to our Saturday park event for those that want to go deeper into the Tai Chi training. We will have hands on training with instruction from several senior teachers from Taiwan along with practice with their top students. This is a rare opportunity to practice with many skilled players. This event will focus on two person drills and push-hands practice. No need to take off work and fly to Taiwan, just join us for the day.

We will provide more details about this event in the next publication. Space for this event is limited, please reserve your spot early. Cost for the event is only $85 w before 5/14/2018 with preregistration or $110 at the door, if space is available.

Garrett Park Elementary School
4810 Oxford Street
Kensington, MD 20895

May 20th 2018
9AM to 5PM (6 Hours trainings)

To Register,
Please write a check to The David Chen Foundation and send to:

Joanne Chang
P.O.Box 184
Garrett Park MD 20896

For questions about the event please contact Charles or Joanne


Saturday, March 24, 2018
The Greater Washington Area Winter Sensing-Hands Get-Together 

Time  2:00 to 6:00pm.
Place Lakewood Elementary School.
          2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD
The fee at the door is $10
Contact Joanne Chang at


August 6-11, 2018
Kim Kanzelberger
15th Annual Tai Chi Chuan Summer Camp
Shadowcliff Mountain Sanctuary
Grand Lake, Colorado

On the western slope, Grand Lake is the headwaters to the Colorado River and situated next to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Classes will include review and refinement of Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37-posture form, push hands, and a condensed review of sword for those who have learned it previously.
View Details

Center States Tai Chi Chuan
Kim William Kanzelberger, Director
Phone: 816.531.0065 


July 27-29, 2018
2018 U.S International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament 
Hunt Valley, Maryland  

For more information:


March 2 – 4, 2018
Pushing Hands Workshop with Richard Clear
Hollywood, CA

When: March 2-4, 2018 10am – 6pm
Where: Hollywood CA
Cost: $450 (Or $250 per day) $600 after the 1st of January
Workshop Details:


Previously Announcements:

February 15-18, 2018
22nd Annual Arizona Winter Retreat
with Kim Kanzelberger
Review of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's Form plus Push Hands and Sword Practice
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center
Carefree, Arizona

Center States Tai Chi Chuan
Kim William Kanzelberger, Director
Phone: 816.531.0065 


June 10-15, 2018
20th Annual Tai Chi Chuan Summer Camp with Lenzie Williams
Lenzie’s 20th Annual Tai Chi Chuan Summer Camp will take place from Sunday afternoon June 10th through Friday June 15, 2018, ending at 1pm.
The workshop site is a beautiful, quiet conference and retreat center in the coastal hills of Marin County (about an hour north of San Francisco).
Registration will begin in late January or early February 2018. Please Lenzie Williams for information

A New Tai Chi Court is being built in Redding, California.  
Inspired by the David Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court in Maryland, a California Tai Chi group has completed the final approval stage to build a new Tai Chi Court in Redding, CA. The "Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden” will be located next to the Sundial Bridge - a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River. This is such a beautiful project. If you can spare $20 or $100 or $500, please show your generosity and make a tax deductible contribution to this wonderful project. If you ever needed an excuse to visit beautiful northern California or pay less taxes, this is it.
To donate directly please send a check to:
"Shasta County Arts Council"and in the memo line please write:"Tai Chi Garden Project".
Redding Tai Chi
144 Hartnell Ave
Redding, CA 96002
More details about the project are on Facebook including how to donate (search for “Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project”). You can also go to the website:


Enduring Legacy"  Master Benjamin Lo Sword DVD
Master Ben Lo's sword DVD that includes the following features:  early film (circa 1974) of Ben Lo performing the 37 posture T’ai-chi form,
film of Ben Lo performing the sword form, individual still photos of Mr. Lo doing the sword form postures,
film of Professor Cheng doing the sword form, individual still photos of Professor doing the sword form postures (taken in Taiwan by Ben Lo),
stop-action of the sword form, an interview with Ben Lo, and an auto-biographical essay composed by Mr. Lo. 
To order the DVD please contact Martin Inn <>

The Taijiquan Classics  
The Essential Translation & Explanation with Commentary on History and Culture
By Zhang Yun, David Ho, Peter Capell & Susan Darley
Published by Yin Cheng Gong Fa Association North American Headquarters
Order info. or
This comprehensive volume translates the Taiji Classics passed down through the Chen, Yang and Wu Families. The authors spend 15 years compiling, and editing this work down to a single volume of nearly 800 pages! For non-Mandarin speakers, this book is the first complete compilation of the Classics in English, including clear and precise explanations of the essential concepts of Taijiquan. The Classics provide deep insight into Chinese culture generally, with descriptions of the teachings of Daoism that have guided a people over millennia. If you agree that reading the classics is an important part of your Tai Chi Training, this is book should be part of your library.

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.
10:00 am to 1:00 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.

Thursday evenings from 7:30 -9:30 PM
Open community Tai Chi Pushing Hands
Starting November, 2014 Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts Center free Tuesdayevening push hands practice has moved to Thursday evening and new location is at
Roda Movement Center.
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-
Sponsor:         Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts Center, Paul Ramos- Chief Instructor
Info #:             301-651/3617
Info email:
Visit for a relaxed, informative, non-aggressive environment where we practice together so that we may all advance our abilities, make new friends, and focus on developing high levels of skill. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

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

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 or contact William Bengochea at

Free T'ai Chi Classes
Yang Style, Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37 postures form
Philadelphia, PA
Every Tuesday evening, 5:30-6:30 PM,
William Way Community Center,
1315 Spruce St.  Philadelphia, PA
Every Sunday morning, 7:30 - 9 AM, and
Saturday morning 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Healing Arts Studio, 15 West Highland Ave,
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
for information, email Zak at

T’ai Chi Classes
Yang Style, Cheng Man-ch’ing’s short form 
Free and open to the public
Trinity United Methodist Church
2100 Westchester Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
7-8 p.m.: Form corrections class
8-9 p.m.: New beginners class opening Monday, September 10
For information and registration
call Chris  410-203-9537


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.


Opportunity to study tai chi and qi gong in Carroll County, MD.
 In September 2004, the Tai Chi Study Group was formed by students of Frances Lea Gander to continue their practice when she moved away from Maryland. Classes are in Finksburg on Monday evenings. After warm-ups, we often break up into smaller groups to work with students at different levels. With several instructors, teaching is flexible. New students are welcome to start at their convenience.
We practice tai chi as transmitted to us by our teacher Frances Lea Gander, who learned from the revered, late Grandmaster Yin Chian Ho of Milwaukee, WI. Yin was from Shandong Province and Taiwan. Classes consist of warm ups, the Eight Pieces of Brocade (Qi Gong), Master Yin's Continuous Ba Duan Jin Form, and Northern Yang/Wu (Old Style) Tai Chi C'huan.
Where: Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalist, Club House Rd., Finksburg, MD
When: Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (or a little later sometimes)
How much: $5 per class on a drop-in basis ($4 tax-deductible contribution to CUU; $1 for our class fund used to defray cost of occasional special classes with guest teachers, such as Frances Gander).
For more information please contact Maureen Harvey via e-mail ( or phone (410-795-3117).
Push Hands Meetup in Costa Mesa, CA
th 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  You can sign up there and receive e-mail reminders.  Alternate location in the rare event of inclement weather will be announced via alerts or you can contact Lee Scheele 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
When: Mondays @ 1:30 pm 

Suggested Donation: $5. / per person (to pay for space, utlilites, etc.) 
For more information: Contact Jill Basso @  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



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 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, it is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine if they are indeed healthy enough to participate in any event

Copyright © 2018 The David Chen Foundation, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


This email was sent to
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
David Chen Foundation · P.O.Box 184 · Garrett Park, Md 20896 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp