Dec 2011 The Symposium DVD is on sale for $15+shipping in the Products section.
Nov 2011 You can view the first two Association journals in the Association area. More will be added periodically.
The Hand Form Section 1 seminar videos are now complete in the Videos area.
Aug 2011 We publish a 36-page journal twice a year. The summer journal (#29) is done and should start shipping Aug 15th. Sorry for the delay. Members should be receiving theirs soon, either from their Center or in the mail. Members joining the Association receive a copy of the latest journal.
The theme for the next journal is "Discovering the Internal." If you would like to submit an article for the next journal, email editor. The deadline for submissions is October 30th.
Aug 2011 Congratulations to the following:
Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur Branch
Director: Lim Chiew Ah co-Director Sim Eng Ker
Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center France-Lyon Branch
Director: Kea Suon
Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center China-Dandong Branch
Director: Liu Zhongliang
New Affiliated School:
Director: Stanislav Bagalev
New Certified Instructor:
The Yang Family has a new logo. Products bearing this logo will contribute to a new foundation being created by the Yang Family, the Tai Chi Chuan Foundation, whose purpose is to promote tai chi worldwide. For our first such product, see the Yang Family T-shirt.
2011-04 (From worldtaichiday.org website)
On Saturday, April 30th, at 10 am, tens of thousands in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations will come together ... to breathe together ... to provide the world a healing image of our planet and our people. Be a part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2011. Help spread the word. http://www.worldtaichiday.org/.
2011-04 Thanks a lot everyone for your very much appreciated compliments about the demonstration we did in occasion of the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit in Rome, Sunday, February 6.
We were invited by the Chinese Embassy during the celebrations of 2011 as the year of friendship between Italy and China. The Yang Chengfu Center of Rome organized a demonstration of two combined groups: one on the stage of 30 people who performed a selection of movements of 10 minutes of the Long Form 103 presented by Anna Siniscalco and another group of 60 people in front of the stage with white sweatshirts, led by Teresa Zuniga, who performed single exercises selected from 18 Taiji Qigong.(more)
During the demonstration I was coordinating the parallel outputs of the two groups, on stage and the group in white sweatshirts who were in front of the stage. At the same time I was taking a video and trying to run the music that the sound engineer could not find the very last minute ... but spiritually I was fully present and involved, from more than a month to the technical and mental preparation of what was happening, and rejoicing of the result.
To organize it all, select and train the group for the event took about 5 weeks. During this period as well as having devoted much of the weekly lessons in each school to this event, we met every Sunday morning to train all together for 3-4 hours.
It was a wonderful experience that has further united the practitioners of several schools that are related to Yang Chengfu Centre of Rome, which was put into effect also thanks to the help and commitment of the Certified Instructors: Anna Siniscalco who took care of great part of the whole organization, Teresa Zuniga, Corrado De Vito, Paolo Barontini, Mario Santoni and all other ...
From the Italian TV we knew that at that moment in Piazza del Popolo (People's Square), the largest square in Rome, there were more than 20,000 people. The representatives of the Chinese embassy were enthusiastic and we have already been invited for next year. We hope also the Yang Chengfu Centers of Milan and Florence will join us for this occasion.
We were invited as Wu Tao Kwoon Kung Fu (the association that coordinates more styles of traditional Chinese Kung Fu, which we founded in 1996, through which it is born the Yang Chengfu Center of Rome) and as Yang Chengfu Center.
The video selection put online is just about Tai Chi Chuan but in the entire recorded that we'll soon put on You Tube, there are the other demonstrations we made with a Shaolin group of 30 children, Ba Gua, Hung Gar and Wing Chun, for a total of 45 minutes.
Thank you all very much again and of course, although two months later, again, happy Year of the Rabbit!
Claudio Mingarini, Director of Yang Chengfu Center of Rome
See the demo here.
2011-02 We publish a 32-page journal twice a year. The winter journal (#28) is out now and members should be receiving theirs soon, either from their Center or in the mail. Members joining the Association receive a copy of the latest journal.
We welcome comments and discussion either here on our Discussion board, or on our Facebook page. If you would like to submit an article for the next journal, email editor.
2011-02 We have the following new Certified Instructors: Helen Smeja, Eric Ziegler, Martine Salane, Susan Smith, Suzanne Trojanowski, and Robb Wagg. And new Affiliated Schools/Instructors: Tihomir Todorov, Roberto Carchio, and Vera Lazzeri. You can see their new pages under the Association tab. Congratulations to everyone!
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