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
16
Fri
2018
Chen Style Taijiquan with Master Wang Hai Jun @ MacDuffie School
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am – Mar 18 @ 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!

Workshop Focus: Friday- Xin Jia Yilu/New Frame, First Form learn/review/refine and Push Hands; Saturday- Lao Jia Erlu/Old Frame (Pao Chui) learn/review/refine; Sunday- Lao Jia Yilu/Old Frame, First Form learn/review/refine.

LOCATION UPDATE: Saturday workshop has been moved to Old Town Hall, 28 Park Street, Belchertown, MA 01007. 

 

Apr
28
Sat
2018
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2018 @ Bowdoin College
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

April 28, 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 well over a decade, hosting the largest event in the state. Our local event is hosted by Bowdoin College Asian Student Association and Bowdoin College Counseling Service. Find out more at worldtaichiday.org. And check out our web-page dedicated to the event, including the video of the 2014 gathering.

 

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Wang Hai Jun Summer Camp 2018 @ Mars Hill University
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 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 sword form and push hands (tui shou). 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 always have a group of MCT students attending this event!

 

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Italy Retreat 2018 @ Tenuta di Spannocchia
Oct 11 – Oct 18 all-day

This is our second MCT retreat near Siena, Italy, building on a spectacularly successful retreat in 2016. We will be practicing Taiji and Qigong together for a week while basking in the breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside. Tenuta di Spannochia is a gorgeous, expansive farm in the countryside of Sienna, dedicated to the traditions of sustainable agriculture. So much to see and do! And, as with our other retreats, there will be plenty of exploring, playing, relaxing, shmoozing, laughter, and an abundance of amazing food to go along with the daily, low-key Taiji/Qigong practice. To be there will be Qigong. There will be a limited number of reservations available.

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