On behalf of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association and the Yang family, I wish you have a safe and warm holiday season.
Thank you for supporting our Association!
Association members can visit http://yangfamilytaichi.com/members-only/journals.php to view the latest journal, which looks back on the symposium. PDF version is available now. Interactive version coming soon.
We’ve put up pages describing the 2015 China Adventure. We’ll be celebrating GM Yang Zhenduo’s 90th birthday! Visit yangfamilytaichi.com/events/2015 for more information.
Congratulations to the following for their recent promotions.
Francesco Matera, Varese, Italy
Tim Brelig, Louisville, KY
Maria Therezinha M. Firmo Tengan, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Fabiana Silvano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Elaine Cooper, Farmington Hills, MI
Cheryl Medvedenko, Rockford, MI
Vera Lazzeri, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
In the Members-Only area we have added a video of GM Yang Jun performing the 16-Movement Form. http://yangfamilytaichi.com/members-only/videos.php
Master Yang Jun accepted seven disciples July 9, 2014. This event was held at Seelbach Hilton Hotel, Louisville, KY, USA. The new disciples are 杨雅谦Duc Nguyen Minh, 杨雅竹 Pam Boyde, 杨雅兰Teresa Zuniga, 杨雅儒Konstantinos Kotsifakis, 杨雅诚Ruben Coirini, 杨雅梅Anna Siniscalco, and 杨雅信Fernando De Lazzari.
Master Yang Jun was awarded the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel on July 7, 2014. Louisville Mayor Fischer presented the Kentucky Colonel certificate to Master Yang Jun. Wikipedia says “Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor given by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation. ”
The person receiving the Kentucky Colonel commission becomes a lifetime honorable member of the Commonwealth. Members of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels include: Muhammad Ali , Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Tiger Woods, and Elvis Presley. It has been given eight people this year.
There’s a new page to help all symposium attendees with orientation: http://taichisymposium.com/orientation/ . It contains an Attendee Orientation slideshow and the DVD Pre-Order form. Alsp. a link to the Symposium Handbook.