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EVENT BULLETINS


 30th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival      

June 16 & 17   Toronto Centre Island

Dragon Boat Races banner.pngSee event details at http://dragonboats.com/

Once again, there is going to be a Tai Chi demonstration co-organized by revered friend and supporter of Bradford-Simcoe Tai Chi, Grand Master Yan, PhD.   We have received his invitation to welcome 3 volunteers from our group to join others, from throughout the GTA, to together form the large demo team. 

One of us has already volunteered for this fun event, leaving two more opportunities to fulfill. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to send a message ASAP so that we do our part to help form the team. It is a privilege to receive such an invitation from the Grand Master!

For those of you too shy to participate, please do consider going to the Dragon Boat Races. In addition to the competition, there are other presentations / shows / entertainment, exhibits, food pavilion etc..

Visit the website, listed above, for more event information. 


2018 Chinese Spring Festival CarnivalChinese New Year poster

 – FREE ADMISSION


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Chinese Medicine Series:
Living in Harmony with the Four Seasons

with Instructor Richard Kwan, R.TCMP, R.Ac

SPRING LECTURE

Sunday March 25, 2018  @  2pm – 5pm

held at the AIM Academy
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto 

Do you ever wonder:

  • Why is my mood and energy affected by the weather and my environment so much?
  • Why do I feel good in certain seasons of the year and sick in other seasons?
  • Can I better prepare myself for the changes in the seasons so that I would feel healthier?
  • What does Chinese Medicine wisdom teach about health in relation to the four seasons?

This lecture will cover the topics of:

  • What to be aware of and to avoid in the coming season
  • Emotional and mental blocks that exist during the season(s)
  • Seasonal foods in Chinese Medicine
  • Qi gong exercises to improve our Qi (aka “Chi”) circulation
  • Developing a healthy mind and attitude towards each season.

— Cost: $75 + HST* —

This lecture is the first of a 4 part seasonal Chinese Medicine series, which will discuss why we get sick and how to prevent illnesses by being proactive in improving our vital energy (“Qi” or “Chi”) to support our Spirit (Shen) through the cultivation of our essence (Jing).

*  Presently under group rate negotiation


Past Events


Tai Chi compass ('4 Directions')

4 Directions 5 Elements Tai-Chi

Balancing the Five TCM Emotions in Five Movements

A FREE 75 minute workshop during the Chinese New Year community event of Cold Mountain Internal Arts
February 17 at 9:30-10:45 a.m. –  in Kitchener (more details to follow)

Let’s get together as a group (& bring significant others) !

Please send an email to indicate your interest to go attend (please include the event title in the subject line).


5 Elements of Chinese MedicineFull Winter Living

with QiGong & Chinese Medicine

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.  in the Kitchener area (more details to follow)
$35 / person (early bird fee by Feb. 3:  $30 / person)
Group rate can only be determined when there is indeed a ‘group‘ going. That’s how it works, so let’s pull together on this one!  smiley  Please send an email to indicate your interest to go attend (please include the event title in the subject line)


13 Power Taiji Dagger (Taijijiandao) 

& 5-Section Brocade (Neigong)

Friday, October 20 ​7 – 9:30pm  at 761 Main St. E., Unit 3, Milton 

Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – 5:30 pm (lunch 1-3pm)  at ​St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St. N., Campbellville 

Sunday, October 22 @ 10 – 5:30 pm (lunch 1-3pm) at 761 Main St. E., Unit 3, Milton 

Taijijiandao
Following the traditional taijiquan thirteen-power theory, the taiji dagger (taijijiandao) creates a bridge between bare-hand training and traditional weapons work. A dagger differs from a knife in that it has no sharp cutting edge—only a point. Study of the taijijiandao includes solo and partner work that follows the same ‘four-square, four-diagonal, five-phase’ format found in the thirteen-power approach to taijiquan, taijidao, taijijian and taijiqiang. Please bring a wooden or plastic dagger/knife.

Neigong
This 20-minute long, five- part neigong routine brings together the Five Words of Self-Composure with taijiquan core principles and can function as a warm-up or cool-down for your taijiquan practice.  In this class we will go into greater depth with this internal practice. The five sections of the Five Words Brocade are designed to progressively loosen up and energize the practitioner, preparing her or him for taijiquan practice.

  • Full weekend – $275.00
  • Friday night only – $50.00
  • Sat/Sun – $250 

To register, click here

Generally, we hope to discover more value-added experiences such as this.      Taking advantage of these opportunities makes the coordinative efforts worth while.


Dr Patricia Beretta Tai Chi logoUPCOMING WORKSHOP –  FULL AUTUMN LIVING:

Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine for the season change!
Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 1pm to 2:30pm –
Kitchener-Waterloo Location to be announced

In this 90-minute workshop, we have the opportunity to learn how seasons affect our body, energy, and mind according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each season brings a different phase in life and inside us, with its specific needs for the body, internal organs and emotions– the natural rhythms of the seasons. Alternating presentation of traditional Chinese medicine principles, with discussions, QiGong & Tai-Chi movements, stretching, and meditation, this inspiring workshop promises to give us a new perspective on how to harmonize one’s life, lifestyle and a mindset according to and in harmony with nature and its seasonal rhythms. You will take home information relevant to your daily life, as well as handouts and videos to remember the practices you’ve learned! We are promised the opportunity also to take home relevant informative   handouts and videos to remember the practices covered in the workshop.
A group rate is available if negotiated and settled by the balance of the evening following our Tai Chi session on Monday, September 18.
We also have the opportunity to craft this day:  It can be the sole event of the day, or we can organize to package it with another attraction in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
Let’s talk about it!
To gauge interest and to organize a group trip to this afternoon of education and fun, please indicate your interest by submitting the note below:

Generally, we hope to discover more value-added experiences such as this.      Taking advantage of these opportunities makes the coordinative efforts worth while.


NQA Day


Canadian Taijiquan FederationCanadian Taijiquan Federation Fall Symposium 2017

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Huether Hotel, Kitchener

Hosted by Cold Mountain Internal Arts, the 2017 CTF Fall Symposium will feature the presentation and discussion of research papers on subjects related to Tai Chi. 
Located in the Barley Works Boardroom at the Huether Hotel, a Heritage Inn, the afternoon will provide opportunity for Tai Chi enthusiasts to learn, discuss and socialize… along with some pretty amazing craft beer (and food) made on the premises!

Let’s talk about it!  

To gauge interest and to organize a group trip to this afternoon of education and fun, please indicate your interest by submitting the note below:

Generally, we hope to discover more value-added experiences such as this.      Taking advantage of these opportunities makes the coordinative efforts worth while.



Past Events….


Dragon Boat Race Event banner

Our immediate community of practice has ties to TNT Academy, who are performing an extensive Tai Chi demonstration at the Dragon Boat Race Festival. We have been invited to come spectate the demo, and it is an opportunity to meet and chat with others involved in Tai Chi (and likely those involved in martial arts).

Then there is the dragon boat race itself! For more info, visit http://dragonboats.com/festival-schedule/

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EVENT GALLERY


Year of the Dog-KW event
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Chinese New Year poster
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