Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrate the 13th World Tai Chi Day on Saturday

The Tai Chi Chuan Center will celebrate its 13th World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015. There will be free classes and demonstrations by students from CK Chu Tai Chi from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Fountain Terrace. Participants are advised to wear loose clothing and flat shoes or sneakers. All are welcome to participate so bring your friends and family.

Schedule of Events (all classes open to the public)
  • 10:45am: the day begins with the Tai Chi short form. (Students will continue to practice the form non-stop until roughly 2 pm on the north side of the terrace.)
  • 10:55am: Eternal Spring Chi Kung™ Class (an exercise system developed by Grandmaster Chu),
  • 11:40am: Flute Form and Two-Person Stick demonstrations
  • 11:55am: Nei Kung Class (a related discipline to chi kung)
  • 12:40pm: Broadsword and Double-Edge Sword demonstrations
  • 12:50pm: Tai Chi Class (an introductory class in the tai chi short form)
  • 1:20pm: San Shou Demonstration
  • 1:25pm: Push-Hands Class (an introductory class in a two-person drill)
  • 1:40pm: Long Form and Fast Form Demonstrations
  • 2:15pm: Conclusion
Tai chi participants practice on the Fountain Terrace.

The celebration also kicks off the Tai Chi Chuan Center’s summer-long program of Free Eternal Spring/Tai Chi Classes in Bryant Park. Classes will be held from April 28 to September 29 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7:30 am to 8:30 am. This program has delivered tens of thousands of free class hours over the last eleven years, with average class sizes of more than forty people.

April 28 - September 29
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:30am - 8:30am
Fountain Terrace

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