Join us in the park for World Tai Chi Day--Saturday April 30th 2016--to kick off the 13th Season of free Eternal Spring Classes in Bryant Park.
NEW YORK (March 21)
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Tai Chi Chuan Center will celebrate its 13th year of World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park with free classes and demonstrations from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, near the fountain at the western entrance on 6th Avenue and 41st Street. All ages and abilities are welcome for the free classes and demonstrations - participants are advised to wear loose clothing and flat shoes or sneakers.
The 2016 World Tai Chi Day free classes are offered in conjunction with the Bryant Park Corp. World Tai Chi Day has been celebrated in over 60 countries since 1999. Tai Chi Chuan is a unique system of health and self-defense that originated in China nearly a thousand years ago.
The celebration also kicks off the Tai Chi Chuan Center’s summer-long program of Free Eternal Spring/Tai Chi Classes in Bryant Park. Classes will be held from May 3 to September 29 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7:30 am to 8:30 am. This program has delivered tens of thousands of free class hours in its history, with average class sizes of more than forty people.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE APRIL 30 BRYANT PARK EVENT:
--CONTINUOUS FORM. A group of students will perform the tai chi form continuously from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
--FIGHTING AND WEAPONS DEMONSTRATIONS. Advanced students of CK Chu Tai Chi will demonstrate the broadsword, double-edge sword and two-person stick form.
--OPEN CLASSES. The public is invited to join free Eternal Spring Chi Kung™ and Nei Kung classes (two exercise systems synthesized by Grandmaster C.K. Chu and taught at his studio) as well as push hands (two-person tai chi) and the tai chi form.
ABOUT THE TAI CHI CHUAN CENTER. The Tai Chi Chuan Center (taichichuancenter.org) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote health in body, mind and spirit through the teaching of Grandmaster C.K. Chu’s Tai Chi curriculum. CK Chu Tai Chi (ckchutaichi.com) is the world-famous Times Square NYC school Master Chu founded in 1973; it continues under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
The Tai Chi Chuan Center is a not-for-profit
organization that promotes health in body, mind, and spirit through the
practice of tai chi and related Chinese healing arts.
Our primary activities are inter-related and span:
Elder Health Programs TCCC
volunteers teach tai
chi at senior centers, community centers, and nursing homes in four of
New York City's five boroughs. We have had enormous success with a
specially developed curriculum that is accessible for all fitness
levels and easy to learn (see below). Please call or email
information about participating, either to receive elder health classes
or to volunteer.
Curriculum Development Eternal
Spring Chi Kung is
a simplified system of energy training, born out of Master Chu's
lifelong work practicing and teaching high-level martial arts. Eternal
Spring was specifically developed for seniors, as an easy-to-learn set
of exercises to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and energy
that would be accessible even to those with physical limitations or
reduced fitness levels. However the low-impact energy and alignment
effects have also made the exercises a popular form of training for
people of all ages, particularly those with specific forms of stress
(e.g. office workers, musicians, martial arts competitors). Please
call or email TCCC for information about Eternal Spring Chi Kung
classes for the public.
Educational Publishing As an
extension of TCCC's
elder health and curriculum development activities, TCCC also develops
and publishes teaching materials. Publications to date include: Eternal
Spring Chi Kung brochure (2004), Eternal Spring Chi
(2004), two-volume Eternal Spring Chi Kung DVD
call or email TCCC for information about purchasing Eternal Spring Chi
Kung print or DVD publications.
Additional Activities TCCC is
engaged a wide
variety of other related activities, including:
- Free tai chi classes in New York City's Bryant Park that are open to
- Public demonstrations, including an annual celebration of World Tai
Chi on the last Saturday in April.
About the Tai Chi Chuan Center
The Tai Chi Chuan Center was founded as a not-for-profit organization
in 2000 by Master C.K. Chu and his martial arts students to bring the
benefits of Tai Chi to a wider public. Early grant support has been
received from prestigious philanthropic organizations including New
York Community Trust, Time Warner Foundation, and Durst Foundation.
Master Chu is also the founder of the CK Chu Tai Chi martial arts
which has been in Times Square since 1973 and is world-famous as one of
the finest tai chi schools in North America.