You can find Journal #40 in the Members-Only area. Thanks to all contributors!
The First Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Culture Festival was held from May 20-23 in Handan.
An special ceremony to worship the Yang Family Ancestor took place on May 21th.
International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association Asia-Pacific Headquarters had its Grand Opening March 25， 2017. there were more than three hundred people participated this great event. Grand Master Yang Zhenduo and his wife participated too! At the same day, Master Yang Jun’s 4th Disciple Ceremony was held in the new headquarter. This was the first time to accept Chinese as disciples. there were 28 new disciple were accepted.
Here’s a video made for the Grand Opening in China by Daniel Corona of Mexico City YCF Center.
The Association is proud to announce the advancement in the instructor rank for many members below.
The following members are now Certified Instructors:
Argentina: Sergio Arione
France: Yann Hodges
Italy: Giordano Caltagirone, Cinzia Catena, Giovanna Frosi, Costanza Longo, Sonia Ostrica
Switzerland: Robert Irrausch
USA: Mari Lewis, James Fox, Brian Buchanan, Jane Johnston
The following members are now Academy Instructors:
Greece: Kostas Kotsifakis
Italy: Mario Santoni, Roberto Carchio, Francesco Matera
The following members are now Senior Instructors:
USA: Carl Meeks
Congratulations to all!
Upcoming Events of the North American Teacher Academy Training Division
April 22 & 23, 2017 TTM-1 Academic Program at Maron Hotel in Danbury, CT, USA.
This one day and a half TTM-1 will offer in-depth study on Anatomy and Biomechanics, Chinese Language Basics, and Pedagogy, with lab time for students to master practical application of the material presented at each academic lecture. There will also be review of the 10 Movement Form. Academy members and candidates for the 10 Movement Trainer Certification will earn 18 credits at the end of this program. Also, in the afternoon of April 23rd, Trainer candidates will be able to complete Part A, B evaluation for the certification. For registration and information please contact Mari Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Push Hands Training
The North American Teacher Academy Training Division will offer an ongoing push hands training program for Certified Instructors, Associate Instructors, and intermediate and beginner push hands students. The first of this training takes place on February 18, 2017 at Bedminster/Montclair IYFTCCA Center in Pottersville NJ, USA. At this training, the focus will be on the preparation of students for level 4 push hands ranking. Future schedule to be announced later.
North American Teacher Academy Membership
All students and Associate Instructors aspiring to obtain Certified Instructor status through the North American Teacher Academy program, are invited to enroll for membership.
All current Certified Instructors and above, who would like to participate in the North American Teacher Academy continuing education program and earn credits to qualify for higher level, are invited to enroll for membership with a one-time registration fee.
Registration form is available on the IYFTCC Association website. For questions about the Teacher Academy, please contact Academy@yangfamilytaichi.com
Dear Directors and Instructors;
This past summer the administrative structure was reorganized to have an Executive Committee of the president and 4 vice-presidents to oversee the organizational and administrative responsibilities of the association. The Executive Committee with the Training Standards Department and the Instructors Committee developed new requirements and procedures for instructors of our association.
The new requirements and procedures are a result of the lessons we learned from the implementation of the now defunct Qualified Instructor Certification Program(QICP) and this past summers Teachers Training Methods 1-Camp (TTM -1 Camp).
Under the leadership and guidance of Grandmaster Yang Jun, a more comprehensive set of requirements to become an association instructor was developed.
Summarized below are the new requirements which take effect January 1, 2017. These changes will be incorporated into Chapter 4-Instructors of the Directors and Instructors Handbook is updated.
Department of Documents and Procedures