The “Light of Tai Chi” series workshops by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei are designed to meet the ever-growing needs of higher level Tai Chi learning. The 2017 “Light of Tai Chi” Summer Camp will be held in Toronto, Canada from June 17 to June 21, 2017. Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei will lead his top teaching team and bring the most authentic and profound family arts to all Tai Chi enthusiasts.
The “Light of Tai Chi” workshop is the highest level training program offered by Grandmaster Chen. It has been highly successful in China for decades. To save people in the West a long journey to China, it embarked in the U.S. a few years ago. The 2016 summer camp in Seattle was a hit. More than 90 Tai Chi instructors and enthusiasts took part in the event. It is expected that more people will attend this year’s event in the beautiful Canadian city of Toronto. Masters Wang Haijun, Chen Bin, Chen Juan, Chen Yuanyuan, and Jack Yan will be facilitating the teaching. This event is also sponsored by Chen Zhenglei Taiji International Promotion Organization, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California, USA. There will be three tracks of training for children/youth, beginners and advanced practitioners.
Youth Class: Head Instructor: Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, Chief Instructor: Master Chen Bin (Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei’s son) Assistant Instructor: Master Chen Yuanyuan (Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei’s daughter). Curriculum: 1. Chen’s Tai Chi for Health and Wellness or the 18 Essential Form
Beginner Class: Head Instructor: Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, Chief Instructor: Master Chen Bin (Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei’s son) Assistant Instructor: Master Chen Yuanyuan (Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei’s daughter). Curriculum: 1. Chen’s Tai Chi for Health and Wellness or the 18 Essential Form; 2. Chen’s Tai Chi Old Frame Routine One; 3. Beginners’ Push-hands (single person drills, arm coil and basic circles); 4. Theory Class by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei
Advanced Class: Head and Chief Instructor: Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, and Assistant Instructors: Masters Chen Juan (Grandmaster Chen’s daughter), Wang Haijun (Grandmaster Chen’s in-chamber disciple), and Jack Yan (Grandmaster Chen’s in-chamber disciple). Advanced Class A Curriculum: 1. Old Frame Routine One; 2. Old Frame Routine Two; 3. Chen’s Tai Chi Push-hands (push-hands 5 methods, practical application) 4. Theory Class by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. Advanced Class B Curriculum: 1. Chen’s Tai Chi Single Sabre; 2. Single Sword Sword; 3. Theory Class by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. Advance Class Curriculum: 1. Chen’s Tai Chi Push-hands Combat Applications (requiring protective gears); 2. Theory Class by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei
The organizer of this year’s event is also hosting a Tai Chi Tournament as part of the “Light of Tai Chi” event. The one-day event will be held on Toronto Centre Island with the “The Dragon Boat Festival”, a famous Chinese culture event in Toronto with 5,000 competitors for the Dragon Boat race and attracting 100,000 spectators daily. Any institution and individual of all Tai Chi styles are welcome. The organizer emphasizes that Canada is a multi-culture country and welcome people for all countries and regions to participate in the competition. Besides competition by style, the tournament events are also divided by age/gender as the following:
- Junior (male): up to 17 years old
- Junior (female): up to 17 years old
- Adult Group A (male): 18-59 years old
- Adult Group A (female): 18-59 years old
- Senior (male): 60 years old and over
- Senior (female): 60 years old and over
Competition Categories include:
- Traditional Tai Chi: All Styles Individual Routines (Bare Hand, Short Weapon, and Long Weapon).
- Traditional Tai Chi: All Styles Dui Lian (Fighting Set) and Group (Interactive Dui Lian Bare Hand Routine including Push-hands, Interactive Dui Lian Weapon Routine, Group Bare Hand Routine, and Group Weapon Routine)
- Competition Compulsory: All Styles Individual Routines
- CWA Duanwei (ranking) Routines: All Styles Individual and Dui Lian
Golden, silver and bronze medals are awarded for each event based on points. Grand champion trophies will be awarded to each category based on the total points earned by one individual athlete. The Best Promoter Award will be awarded to the team with the most number of competitors.
The event organizer Master Jack Yan just announced that trips to Niagara Falls and Ottawa are planned after the Light of Tai Chi on 6/22 and 6/23. For more info, visit www.chenzhenglei.com or contact: Master Jack Yan (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also download related forms via http://chensTai Chi.com/download-light-of-Tai Chi-event-forms/.
(Edited by Doc Luecke.)
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