CLOSED MONDAY OCTOBER 14- Columbus Day
Playful Dragon Gathering- Saturday Oct 12, 2-6PM Norwood PK. Bethesda
US OPEN Martial Arts Championships – October 13, 2019 Long Island University, 8am -5 PM
US Challenge Xi- Sunday October 13, 2019 Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian, 8am -4pm.
WU SHEN TAO AUTUMN MOON LUNCH GATHERING
Wu Shen Tao held its’ annual Autumn Moon Festival Lunch gathering at the Hibachi Sushi Supreme Buffet located in Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday September 14th at 1:30 PM. They offered a wide variety of Pan-Asian foods to choose from. The Autumn Moon Festival is a Chinese holiday that marks the end of the growing season and a time for friends and families to come together to enjoy food and good company. A small group of students and 2 other teachers, Sifu George Harris, of Wudang Dragon Gate and Sifu Dante Gilmer of Still Water Tai Chi also attended the friendly gathering. The conversation was lively, the food was very good and we believe that a good time was had by all. We want to thank all those who attended and look forward to them and other participants attending next years’ event.
PUSH HANDS GATHERING
On Saturday, September 21, 2019 the Greater Washington Area Autumn Sensing-Hands Get-Together took place at the David C. Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Regional Park.
Hosted by Joanne Chang (at Joanne@wuweitaichi.com), the event brought together participants from various schools from the Tri-State area and from schools up and down the east coast. It was evident that participants practiced various methods and strategies from their individual styles and it was fun to see how the different methods fared against each other. The crowd was friendly and many stayed beyond the 5 hour posted time frame. It took place at the David Chen Memorial Court, a well designed giant Yin-Yang sign that measures over 25 feet in diameter. The warm weather and a nice breeze made the outdoor gathering even more enjoyable. These Greater Washington Sensing Hands Get-Togethers happen quarterly and more info on them can be obtained by contacting Joanna Chang at the address given above.
2019 PLAYFUL DRAGON GATHERING
This years’ gathering (the 5th consecutive year), will take place on Saturday OCT. 12 from 2-6 PM at Norwood Park whose address is 4700 Norwood Drive, Bethesda, MD 20815. Join us again for food, demos, games, a Live jam session, push hands, lively conversation, merriment and surprises!!
Bring a dish to share and let us know if you’d care to assist with the set-up/ breakdown, Cooking, demos. Etc. New fun ideas to offer at the gathering are always appreciated. A sign up sheet will be available during most classes.
Please RSVP so we may plan accordingly- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 301-651-3617
See you there!
CLEAR CIRCLE HOLISTIC TRAING CENTER
Our sister school Clear Circle Holistic Training Center is located in Gaithersburg MD at 329 B Main Street in the lower level suite, below the Rose Spa and Salon in the Kentlands’ complex.
The space is larger than our former location and is also close to two outdoor training areas when the weather permits. This space is dedicated to private, semi-private and small group classes only. Instruction available there ranges from Qigong/ Neigong , Tai Chi and other Internal martial arts, Swordplay, Meditation, Self Defense, Contact Fight training, nutrition and other skills related to those mentioned above.
Call 301-651-3617 or email: email@example.com to inquire or to register for your introductory lesson.
ONGOING FEATURE ON OUR WEB SITE
The next installment of “Something to meditate on”, after a short hiatus, should continue soon on our Qigong/ Meditate page (DCMDTaichi.com). It is produced by long time collaborator, training partner, and good friend Henry C. Brennan. He has an extensive background in Martial and Energy arts beginning in the 1970’s. His specialty is energy cultivation with a focus on passive and active work along with methods and strategies of how to apply these skills to one’s daily life.
He shares concepts of the work by providing snippets of wisdom and knowledge each month on our Qigong/ Meditation page.
Interested individuals can also now begin online training with him to use the distilled exercises and methods of this path. I recommend that you feel free to check in bi-weekly for the next nugget along the path toward potentiating oneself.
OCTOBER SWORDPLAY CLASS
We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday October 16h, 2019 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a wooden sword, eye protection and groin protection (optional). All students are encouraged to attend regardless of experience.
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FREE COMMUNITY PUSH HANDS -
Our weekly Community Tai Chi and Push Hands Open workout is alive and well (27 years and counting). We hold the Free Takoma Park Community Workout, 3 blocks away, at the Roda Movement Center which is located at 7014 Westmoreland Avenue (just off Carroll Avenue) in Takoma Park, MD. It is located just behind the Gazebo located on Carroll Avenue and across from the House of Musical Traditions. The workout takes place on Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
The greatest healing therapy is Friendship and love.
-Hubert H. Humphrey
Do not worry about avoiding temptations, As you get older it will avoid you.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.