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Grand Master C.K. Chu 1937-2013

NEWS & EVENTS

World Tai Chi Day is fast approaching! We will begin our activities in Bryant park at 10:45 am with a group short form. At 11, an Eternal Sprign Class followed by demos. At 12 a Nei Kung class followed by demos. At 1, a tai chi and push-hands class followed by demos. Some of us will do continuous form all day. Join us on the Fountain Terrace for a day of day chi on April 26, 2014. Then, the following Saturday, join us for:

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WELCOME TO THE TAI CHI CHUAN CENTER

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 TCCC for 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 Kung book (2004), two-volume Eternal Spring Chi Kung DVD (2005). Please 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 the public.
- 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 studio, which has been in Times Square since 1973 and is world-famous as one of the finest tai chi schools in North America.

Please call or email for additional information.

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