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We would like to welcome the following new
Guerman Atanassov, Skokie, IL;
Jens Ammermann, Kiel, Germany;
Thilo Krienke, Kiel, Germany.
Carlo Ottavi, Rome Italy;
Ugo Gallo, Rome, Italy;
Norbert Läken, Cologne, Germany;
Klaus Krummenauer, Cologne, Germany.
We have put in place a new system to automate membership signups and renewals. You can see the links under the Members menu. Around April 15, members will start getting “Welcome” emails. When you get yours, login to verify your member profile. Look under “File Archive” to find PDF’s of the journals.
Correction: Past journals are now in the Members-Only Area.
Master Yang Jun’s son, Jason Yajie Yang, helped his mother, Hong Fang, with the Sao Paulo seminar, November 18, 2012. Jason started learning Tai Chi in 2008.
In 2011 the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association created five levels of instructors for the purpose of fulfilling the instructional needs of members and their communities, providing more opportunities for qualified people to fill teaching roles and to recognize levels of teaching experience.
Following a long history of success in promoting traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan through research, writing and mentoring others in becoming instructors, Maria Angela Soci, Sao Paulo Center Director has applied for and met the requirements established by the Instructors Advisory Board and the Division of Education & Training for Senior Instructor.
Maria Angela Soci has set a standard of excellence in teaching and personal conduct for all to follow. She continuously strives in helping others understand the benefits of practicing Tai Chi Chuan and works tirelessly to introduce Tai Chi Chuan in communities throughout Brazil and South America.
Congratulations to Angela on becoming the Association’s first Senior Instructor.
December 2012 Planning is underway for the 2nd International Tai Chi Symposium slated for July 6 – 11, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Master Yang Jun and Fang Hong visited Louisville December 4th and 5th, 2012 to tour the city and meet with community leaders.
During their meeting with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Master Yang was awarded the Key to the City in recognition of Master Yang’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and the alignment of the mission of the Symposium with that of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.
Congratulations to our new
YCF Center in Yangquan, Shanxi, China; Director: Wang Zhongwen.
November 2012 A sister organization to the Association has been
created to raise funds for various tai chi projects. It will be presenting the
Second International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium in Louisville, KY. The website is