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/

May
30
Sat
2020
World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day 2020 (Note Changes) @ Winslow Park
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

21st Anniversary!

May 30th, 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 (this year only, date changed to last Saturday in May)- 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. PLEASE NOTE: this year the Bowdoin College Campus is closed. Instead of a large regional event, we will be holding a more local event at Winslow Park in Freeport. All still invited. We will spread out to insure safe personal distance, and we will keep it low key. Other local groups are encouraged to host their own events. Or go outside on your own and tap into the global wave. 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!