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Bryant Park Tai Chi

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.

 

 

Press Release

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.

CONTACT: Jeremy Hubbell and Carol Chu, 212-221-7333 or 212-221-6110, 156 West 44th Street NYC 10036, taichichuancenter.orgckchutaichi.com, Twitter @ckchutaichi, Instagram @ckchutaichi, Facebook http://facebook.com/BryantParkTaiChi/ & http://facebook.com/CKChuTaiChi.

 

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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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