We publish our journal twice a year. Journal 33 is now available for download in the Members-Only Area. The theme of the journal is the upcoming 2014 Symposium. The print version will be in the mail soon.
by Patrick Trudell
As students of Tai Chi, we recognize the importance of dedication to form. Physical technique and mental focus are fundamental to proper form. The Tai Chi student spends countless hours developing technique and focus in slow motion. The slow motion movement in Tai Chi demands discipline, as faults becomes readily apparent. To achieve proper form, the Tai Chi student is called upon to use the mind and the body in a methodical balanced way beyond where most athletics travel.
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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.