Fiesta Asia Silver Spring – May 5 Ellsworth Ave between Georgia Ave and Fenton St.
8th Annual Tai Chi Festival- May 11, just south of WWII memorial WDC- 1pm-5:30pm
Asian Heritage Festival- May 1, Pennsylvania Ave, Between 3-6 St NW WDC 10-6pm
Tai Chi Gala- May 31-June 2 in Henryville, PA in the Pocono Mountains
FIESTA ASIA and UPCOMING EVENTS
We will participate in various Festivals, Street Fairs and Tournaments this Spring and Summer. Here is a partial list. We do not know our demo times at the festivals yet but will update the list as more info comes in.
Fiesta Asia Silver Spring- Sunday May 5, 2019, 10 am -6 pm. (12:30 demo time) downtown Silver Spring on Ellsworth Ave. between Georgia Ave. and Fenton Street Fiestaasia.org
8th Annual Tai Chi Festival-- May 11, 2019, 1 pm to 5:30 pm.: Homefront Drive Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20227 (At Southwestern corner of WWII Memorial, WDC, obtain more info at Taijifestival2018@gmail.com
Asian Heritage Festival - Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 3-6th St, Saturday May 18, noon -7pm , fiestaasia.org
Tai Chi Gala- Henryville PA- May 31- June 2 - Taichigala.com
Wong People Tournament- Saturday June 22 at Trinity University Gymnasium- EVENT CANCELED
ICMAC Championships, Orlando Florida, July 5-7 2019 , www.kungfuchampionship.com
Kuoshu Championships - Hunt Valley MD - July 26-28 at Delta Hotel -
Tien Shan Pai 2019 Tournament
This year it moved to a larger venue which is also the long-time home of their annual International Kuoshu Federation National level tournament in Hunt Valley MD. It took place on Sunday April 14 and it was well attended and the venue was more welcoming and open.
This tournament was a smaller version of the national event with less expensive entry fees but many of the same judges so it was an excellent way to get feedback from experienced judges or to assess where one’s current skills are if participants were intending to do any competitions this coming summer. We thank Andrea Koo and Marketa Ebert for their fine performances at the event
TAI CHI GALA
Tai Chi Gala occurs at the 175-acre retreat property of “Lindenmere” (Henryville, PA).
Tai Chi Master Jou Tsung Hwa originally founded the event and named it the “Zhang San Feng Festival,” after the legendary ancient founder of tai chi chuan, Grandmaster Zhang San Feng. The purpose is to UNITE all those interested in: tai chi, qigong, Taoist internal arts, self-defense, and the intuitive/holistic arts in a spirit of sharing, and FUN. All lineages and non-lineages WELCOMED and HONORED.
This event has been ongoing for more than 2 decades. It was the first ‘Zhang San Feng Festival’ which led to many similarly named events around the country. It has a reputation for being a fun, informative, laid back gathering with many high-level teachers who come and share some of their knowledge and experience.
Paul Ramos has been asked to present there this year. He will do seminars on Internal Push Hands and on Push Sword as well as leading the Sunday AM qigong gathering. He also has a valid Discount code (PR19), where participants may receive a $50 discount off from the weekend’s festivities. An added bonus is that meals are included in the cost of the weekend fees. To see the full line up of workshops and teachers or to register go to Taichigala.com.
Gaithersburg location news
Our sister school Clear Circle Holistic Training Center remains in Gaithersburg MD but now resides 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.
NEW ONGOING FEATURE ON OUR WEB SITE
The next installment of “Something to meditate on” is available 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 back 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.
MAY SWORDPLAY CLASS
We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday MAY 15th, 2019 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a 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 very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.
We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear; not absence of fear.