JUNE EVENTS/ CLOSURES
SCHOOL CLOSED Wednesday JUNE 19- for Dance Exchange Event
Tai Chi Gala- May 31-June 2 in Henryville, PA in the Pocono Mountains
Fiesta Asia Silver Spring Street Festival- Sunday June 9, 11-6pm Demo 12:30pm
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.
Tai Chi Gala- Henryville PA- May 31- June 2 - Taichigala.com
Fiesta Asia Silver Spring Street Festival -rescheduled to Sunday June 9 - http://fiestaasia.org/ located on Ellsworth between Fenton Street and Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring.
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 -
TAI CHI GALA
“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.”
The event lived up to the reputation of being a friendly and informative gathering.
Friday evening began with a Taoist ceremony to show respect to Zhang San Feng as well as to GM Jou who started the gathering decades ago. The banquet, the welcoming speakers and the relaxed energy set the tone for the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday had full line ups or 1 ½ hour seminars that explored aspects of Tai Chi form, Chinese Tea Ceremonies, Push Hands, Qigong, Weapons and Self Defense.
Paul Ramos presented seminars on Internal Push Hands, Push Sword and Qigong alongside veteran notables such as Dr. John Painter, Stephen Watson, Ken Lo, Richard Clear, Bill Phillips and others. It was also good hanging with fellow Wudang family Carmen, Peter, Camille and Eric Putney as well as WST student Joe Dudley. We look forward to participating and enjoying next years event.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
JUNE SWORDPLAY CLASS
We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday JUNE 12th, 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 email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.