Our 12th season of free morning classes in Bryant Park has finished for the year!
We had a lot of fun and look forward to next year.
Come join us in the park for World Tai Chi Day--Saturday April 30th 2016--to kick off season 13.
2015 Year-End Fundraiser
As we begin our 2015 fall fundraising we ask for your financial support for the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Our mission is to provide the benefits of tai chi to those who don’t normally have access to tai chi practice and training. Your generous financial contributions have supported our mission.
Thanks to your contributions, special programs continue to expand along with the daily class schedule and our 2015 primary community outreach program at Bryant Park was once again a resounding success.
This year’s annual Tai Chi Chuan Center Fall Fundraising target is $45,000. Funds will help promote the benefits of tai chi through:
Individual and instructor training that provides the highest standards and the greatest benefits of tai chi practice;
Community service that provides instructors to train individuals and groups who wish to learn tai chi but who are financially or otherwise unable to attend classes;
Public awareness activities that encourage people to improve their quality of life and contribute to a more harmonious community; and
Subsidized classes at the school.
We strive to honor Sifu Chu’s wish that the Tai Chi Chuan Center spread the benefits of tai chi in the New York Community to all who wish to learn. Please help us reach this year’s $45,000 target by making a 2015 donation to the Tai Chi Chuan Center as part of your annual year-end giving.
You can mail a contribution check (checks payable to the Tai Chi Chuan Center may be sent to 156 W 44th St., NY NY 10036), make an online contribution here, or through a purchase from Amazon Smile when you select Tai Chi Chuan Center Inc. as your charity. We also hope you will be joining us at the 6 February 2016 Year of the Monkey New Year’s Celebration as a TCCC Supporter ticket holder. The Tai Chi Chuan Center is a 501(c)3 organization and your contribution may be tax deductible.
43rd Anniversary and Year of the Monkey Banquet: 6 February 2016
Before then, join us for a Chinese New Year banquet to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary. The banquet will be held on 6 February 2016. For details see our latest newsletter. Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends, and coworkers to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. There will be a Lion Dance, martial art demonstrations, and more!
Get your tickets now! Simply click on the "Donate" button (above or below) and follow the prompts to use your credit card. Then, email us with the number of tickets you have purchased as part of your donation (see below). You may also mail a check payable to the Tai Chi Chuan Center at 156 W 44th St. NY NY 10036.
Individual — $75; Reserve a table for 10 — $700.
When reserving your banquet tickets, please consider pledging additional charitable support in any amount, including $150 for a special Banquet Supporter Ticket ($1,400 table). (Any ticket price in excess of the $55 meal value may be tax deductible.)
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.