Greater Tai Chi Community Events

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Tai Chi joins UNESCO!

Tai Chi is now on the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Canadian Taijiquan Federation’s 

Harvest Festival 

Harvest Festival 2020

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This fourth rendition of the CTF’s annual Harvest Festival comes on Zoom because of the ongoing pandemic with the Covid-19 virus. 

Harvest Festival Presentations


Awaken & Breathe ! 

Taiji Neigong – Easy learning, Online!

With instruction led by Neigong

Learn to feel calm, connected and energized… The easy and relaxing routine that combines breathing and movements, is related to and compliments Tai Chi, and is an easy practice that you can be learned by anyone, anytime and anywhere!                          No previous experience necessary!                                                                                                   

There is no floor or mat work involved, nor need for any special clothing or equipment. Just you and, initially, your AV digital device of choice. Commonly enjoyed while standing, those who need to remained seated can quite nicely practice from the comfort of their chair.  Being online, you can take and re-take the easy-to-follow course anywhere. 

In Awaken & Breathe!, you are guided through the sequence of movements with tutorials and practice videos so that you become comfortable with this routine. As you practice, you can be as gentle or make it as physically challenging as you desire. Over time, your suppleness, mobility and flexibility will increase….
                                                                                                                                                                  For just 2-10 minutes a day, you can easily gain a feeling of calmness, and yet readily energized.  Makes for a nice start to your day , a nice wind-down at the end of the day, and as warm ups for Tai Chi!  

Sign up now !

Awaken & Breathe ! 

Tai Chi Spring Festival

5 Shen Meditation 12 Week Webinar

5th Victory Loan Certificate gift to Bradford Legion

Bradford – Simcoe Tai Chi presents another gift to the Royal Canadian Legion of Bradford

In keeping with the previous expression of appreciation presented, another new addition to the Legion’s mini-museum collection of wartime / military artifacts is going to be presented to the Branch Executive on February 26, 2020.

Members of Bradford – Simcoe Tai Chi are cordially invited to the following event:


Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am EST  –   Kitchener


Calvin Church, 243 Westmount Road East, Kitchener ON

                        EDUCATION – ART – FRIENDSHIP

        Workshops, Demos, Potluck Dinner, Vending Village!

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Anne Cameron: Belly Dance
10:45-11:45 a.m. – Nina Roy: Easy Tai Chi
<< Lunch Break. Bring your own or dine locally >>
1:15-2:15 p.m. – Charles Tauber: Bang
2:15-3:15 p.m. – Jonathan Krehm & Evonne Tan: Wu’s Ji Ben Gong (Foundation Training)
3:15 p.m. – Robin Young and Jingmo Kung Fu – Lion Dance
3:30 – Performances & Demonstrations
<< 5:30 p.m. – Potluck dinner >>    (Bring a dish to share, and list of ingredients for those with food sensitivities and/or allergies. Thanks!)

Vending Village will be open as soon as possible in the morning, and open all day, with swords, sabres, fans, shoes, pants, shirts, books, videos, and more! Looking for a copy of the latest release by Canadian author and translator, Andrea Falk? There will be a limited number of Falk’s Dictionary of Chinese Martial Arts available. Save the shipping on this weighty tome and reserve your copy to pick up that day. Click here.

Join us! Bring a friend!
No cost, but donations are welcome.

Mark the date in your calendar, and plan on being with us on that day. More information will be forthcoming. Register now … We’ll be sure to put out a chair for you!

Best regards,
Canadian Taijiquan Federation

PLEASE NOTE… Upon registering you will receive a confirming email with instructions at the bottom, telling you to print out the email or save to your mobile device. Please ignore those instructions (and be more environmentally friendly in the meantime)–no need to do either. We’ll be generating our own list, saving you the trouble. See you there!

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One Hundred Days of Practice Story Telling Project Launches

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Last month a long standing dream of mine came further into fruition. I applied for and eventually received a Trademark for the phrase “One Hundred Days of Practice.” My intention now is to manifest a storytelling project under that umbrella term. I have quite a few ideas for this so, please, I want your story! Last year I sampled about 20 of you and received amazing tellings. I want more. If your are intrigued by this please email me, and in the subject line put, “Stories” or “100 Days,” something like that. This does not have to only be Qigong or Tai Chi, any practice will be fantastic!

Thank you!


NIAGARA FALLS, ONT — Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM EDT

LOCATION:  MacBain Centre (Room A), 7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON

Sponsored by: Canadian Taijiquan Federation (CTF), Threads of Gold Tai Chi, and
the Qigong Institute

The Canadian Taijiquan Federation cordially invites our members to the CTF’s third Symposium. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, and current CTF member guests also welcome!


• Presentations start at 10 a.m., to go until noon.
• Attendees will adjourn for lunch at the local Mandarin Chinese Buffet at 7555 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON.
• Thereafter, attendees will then attend the vicinity of the actual Falls for an outdoor Tai Chi practice—Rain or shine. Dress accordingly for the weather.

Presentations include:

  • “Tai Chi as Qigong” with Sifu Malcolm MacQuarrie, Threads of Gold Tai Chi and Qigong Institute, St. Catharines ON.
  • “Daoism in the Martial Arts” with Robert James Coons, ChaYo Tea (online), author of Internal Elixir Meditation: The Nature of Daoist Meditation.
  • “Succession Planning for Tai Chi Clubs” with Steven Holbert, Director, Phoenix T’ai Chi Centre, London ON.
  • “Tai Chi: A Survey of Origin Accounts and Politics” with Steve Higgins, Principal Instructor, Cold Mountain Internal Arts, Kitchener ON..

As symposium facility capacity is limited, the CTF asks that people register as soon as possible. ~~ We would like to coordinate a group trip! ~~

Summer Practice in the Park

downtown Guelph

Summer evening drop-in classes will start July 4th and held at Goldie Mill Park on Monday and Wednesday nights, through July and August. Participants are to meet up beside the Youth Music Centre (75 Cardigan St.) under the evergreen trees beside the parking lot.

Suggested donation of $15/class

In the event of heavy rain or a weather watch, classes with relocate to the Stone Lantern studio, 42 Quebec St, 2nd floor, Guelph.

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Special Class location:  455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, ON

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Lown Study Class description

SPECIAL CLASS SCHEDULE:  June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16

Fundamentals Class @ 6 – 7 pm     +     Comprehensive Class @ 8 – 9 pm 

$45.00+HST for each 3 class session    |      $90.00+HST for each 3 class session

– POSTPONED –  Tai Chi Student Appreciation Day

(hosted by Turquoise Tiger’s Wendy Williams)

June 23, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm – New Date T.B.A.

Location:   Dish Events
                                               2B-212 Earl Stewart Drive
                   Aurora, ON

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Four Days of The Sword

Yang Style 54 Sword Form  –   April 27-28 2019

@ 9AM-4PM   (1 PM – 2:30 PM lunch break)
Hosted By London Taiji Quan

In this workshop we will be looking at the 54 Yang Sword form in a relaxed but focused way.  The 4 Day format will give us plenty of time to explore and practice each move on it’s own and as a series of movements. No previous experience in this form is necessary.

Location: 58 Beech St. W. Aylmer, ON.                              Cost: $30 per day.

Please register early to guarantee your place.

Contact: Chuck Stratton:, or call                                                                    519-266-6152 or text 519-550-2709
If you need a place to stay for the weekend we can billet up to 10 people comfortably.  

Year of the Pig Celebration

Cold Mountain Internal Arts

~ Saturday February 9, 2019 ~

Calvin Church, 248 Westmount Rd. E., Kitchener

Registration for workshops 9:30 a.m.

  • 9:45 a.m. – Tai Chi Ball (Bring your own!)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Silk Reeling ‘n Rolling

(Lunch Noon to 1:30 p.m.)

  • 1:45 p.m. – Three defensive applications of Tai Chi Ball
  • 3:00 p.m. – Lion Dance
  • 3:15 p.m. – Performances and demonstrations: Tai Chi hand and sword, groups,                              Wudang, daggers, dance, FUN!!!
  • 5:30 p.m. – Pot-luck Dinner (BRING FOOD!)

                                               Free admission, donations welcome!

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May 2018:  Our Tai Chi community of practice is celebrating its First Anniversary since inception ! 

On Mondays June 4 and 11, we are holding an open invitation to the general public to come try a session of traditional Tai Chi!

Come join us and discover what countless many globally enjoy and benefit from, in terms of improved wellness in many respects.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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30th Toronto International

Dragon Boat Race Festival

June 16 & 17   Toronto Centre Island

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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. 

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Chinese Medicine Series:
Living in Harmony with the Four Seasons

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


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

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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 

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.

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.


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.


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….

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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



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