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The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium
on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange


Five Families of Tai Chi Chuan
United to Help The Family of Humankind

July 5-10, 2009
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee


In July of 2009, the world’s foremost authorities on the five traditional Chinese Family Schools of Tai Chi Chuan, as well as other top Tai Chi Chuan practitioners and scholars will come to Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee for an international level Tai Chi Chuan Symposium. The theme of this Symposium will focus on bringing together the wisdom of Chinese culture with the precision of modern science through evidence-based academic sessions, Master’s workshops and other special events designed to foster an exchange of knowledge and cultures.

This Symposium will be the first of its kind in the United States. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to study with five of China's top Masters along with well respected scholars carefully selected for their unique and highly professional level of expertise in the scientific study and examination of Tai Chi Chuan.

Arrive early and begin your Symposium experience by attending one of the best birthday parties in the country. The Nashville 4th of July celebration offers family fun, great food, live music and spectacular fireworks displays. In addition, join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Symposium sponsor, the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association.

The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange is a one-of-a-kind forum that offers the opportunity to network with others who seek a deeper understanding of how the practice of Tai Chi Chuan can enhance health, wellness and quality of life.

Who Should Attend

Everyone interested in Tai Chi Chuan
Tai Chi and Qigong teachers/practitioners of all styles
Tai Chi and Qigong researchers
Health care professionals (i.e. - Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, etc.)
Health care and public health care planners/policy makers/providers
Health promotion professionals, fitness instructors, personal trainers
Health promotion planners for YMCAs, active-aging groups, senior centers, health clubs, health and fitness magazines
Educators, school administrators, special education and physical education instructors


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