Events

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day 2014, Brunswick, Maine video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFcQjnER4yQ&feature=youtu.be

Expanded Event Photos: https://mainecoasttaijiquanspecialevents.shutterfly.com/

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Chen Style Taijiquan with Master Wang Hai Jun @ MacDuffie School
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm

This is an excellent chance to study with one of the top Chen Style instructors in the world. Starting in the Chen Village as a young boy, under the watchful eye of Chen Zhengli, he now lives and teaches in Manchester, UK, but makes time to come to New England twice each year. Master Wang’s amazing accomplishments in competition tell the story of his exceptional training and skill (see his website). His teaching style is generous, humble and tireless. For beginners and experienced players, this is Chen Style at its best. Check out the teacher- www.wanghaijun.com. We always have a group of MCT students attending this event, with possible shared housing for those who act early! Friday- Xin Jia Erlu/New Frame, Second Form; Saturday & Sunday- Lao Jia Yilu/Old Frame, First Form.

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Apr
25
Sat
2020
World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day 2020 @ Bowdoin College
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

21st Anniversary!

April 22, from 10:00 to 11:30 on the coast of Maine. Anyone interested is invited to attend and watch or participate. Watching is fine! No experience necessary.

The WTCQD organization (Bill Douglas) sponsors this grass-roots event each year, held on the last Saturday of April, at 10:00 in the morning- practitioners around the world gather in their communities for a global celebration of T’ai Chi & Qigong. The result is a wave that passes from time zone to time zone at 10:00am, documented on the WTCQD website. 80 nations participating! We have been observing this special celebration locally at Bowdoin College for 17 years, hosting the largest event in the state. Our local event is hosted by  Bowdoin College Counseling Service, Maine Coast Taijiquan, and Maine Center for Taijiquan and Qigong Studies. Find out more at worldtaichiday.org. And check out our web-page dedicated to the event, including the video of the 2014 gathering.

 

Photo by Jane Page Conway

Jun
2
Tue
2020
Wang Hai Jun Summer Camp 2020 @ Mars Hill University
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm

This is an excellent chance for in depth study with one of the top Chen Style instructors in the world. Grandmaster Wang’s three Chinese National Championships in three different events speak to his exceptional training and skill; He has taught extensively throughout the world, and his coaching has produced six national champions.

Starting in the Chen Village as a young boy, he  received traditional training from Chen Zhengli. He now lives and teaches in Manchester, UK, but makes regular trips to teach at Chen Taiji Academy events. This year’s Summer Camp will offer an intensive 5-day training at Mars Hill University, in the mountains of North Carolina, not far from Asheville. Master Wang will be teaching the Chen family Lao Jia Yi Lu (old frame, first form) and Push Hands (tui shou). Great opportunity for beginners. His teaching style is generous, humble and tireless. For hard-core enthusiasts, this is Chen Style at its best. Check out the teacher- www.wanghaijun.com. We usually have a group of MCT students attending this event!