Chinese characters: Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji

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2017-May 4: World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day

The Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club celebrated World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Gus Canty Community Center Gymnasium in Falmouth, MA with a Tai Chi demonstration at 10:00 AM. Other Tai Ji Groups, the Yulong School and the Cape Cod Tai Chi Seniors in Motion joined us in the celebration. 


The day begins in New Zealand at 10:00 AM and Tai Chi followers around the world  will demonstrate movements integral to the discipline. The demonstrations continue around the globe in each time zone at 10:00 AM until completed in Hawaii.  It is celebrated in 80 nations worldwide on six continents the last Saturday of April each year.  Since 2005 the Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club has participated in the wave of calm and healing that spreads around the globe every year on the last Saturday in April. 


Al Moniz leading the members and guest in a Qi Gong set.


The Cape Cod Tai Chi Seniors in Motion performed an 8 move set.


David Chosid, from the Yulong School, performing the Yang Dao Broadsword Form.


Alex Kreider, from the Yulong School performing Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form.

2017-March 25: Tai Ji Immersion Day


The Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club held its fifth spring training day March 25, 2017 at the Mashpee, MA Senior Center.  This year we renamed it “Tai Ji Immersion Day” and it was shared by a combined group of thirty four members of the Cape Cod Club and six members of the Yulong Tai Chi Chuan School. 

After the warm-ups and set a group Silk Reeling session was lead by David Chosid and Clif Genge.  This was followed by break out sessions lead by Paul Andrews, Jen Kano, Al Monise, Louise Sebra, Dave and Clif.  Participants had their choice of Tai Ji Basics Loving Care for Your Foundation (covering the importance of the feet and how to care for them) and Yin and Yang and Tai Ji Philosophy in the first hour and Tai Ji Principles in Daily Living and an Applications Workshop in the second hour.


Attendees found the sessions filled with useful information and several members were sharing their plans for incorporating many of the ideas into their Tai Ji practice and daily living.   


It was a valuable and enjoyable day of learning and friendly camaraderie.  As one member said, “It was a wonderful day.  A success by any measure!”

2017-February 25: Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up” at the Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club By Clif Genge

On February 25, 2017 Mother Nature blessed us with a respite from our freezing winter to a 600 sunny day.

A beautiful Cape Cod day!

The members of the Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club had to decide if we were going to hold our Tai Chi Tune Up inside or outside the Cape Cod Conservatory.  We elected for inside and had an absolutely marvelous day of sharing Tai Chi as the quality of the instruction was even better than the day.  Shifu Diane Hoximeier Rabinowitz delighted everyone in attendance as she shared her knowledge and expertise in our Guang Ping form.  


It was a reunion for several of the people in the club as they started studying tai chi with Diane in the late 1980s.  Between the many hugs and smiles they swapped remembrances and stories of the all the times spent together. After a little time for the Club nostalgia Diane told us about her beloved Shifu, Grand Master Yun Chung Chiang and some of his many talents as an artist, calligrapher and martial arts master.  He would have been pleased to see that his trips from California over 20 years ago helped start a tai chi organization that is still active and thriving today.  

She then got right down to the instruction and worked us through the warm-ups and kicks and into the intricacies of several moves.  We all had a better understanding of the benefits of the guang ping form as we performed some of the movements and she reviewed the basic principles, uses and benefits.  At times it was hard work but well worth the effort.  

 We were fortunate to have David Chosid and some of the members of his Yulong Tai Chi School join us.  Everyone in attendance was thrilled when David joined Diane, and two of the Club teachers Jen Kano and Geoff Way executing the walking and marching kicks.  And, when David and Geoff performed the walking slap kick and double jump kick we were all in awe. 


At the end of the day everyone agreed that we shared a wonderful of day of friendship and learning tai chi.  We are grateful to Diane for introducing Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji to Cape Cod and to Y. C Chiang for sharing all his knowledge, skills, caring and kindness with those who continue to pass his gifts on to us. 

2017-February 7: Chinese Dinner & Awards
The banquet at Dynasty Buffet in Falmouth was attended by 25 members and their spouses. Recognition was given to pin recipients Michael Dvorak, white pin, and Suzy Burnette, a blue pin. The teachers were recognized also for their work for the club: Paul, Geoff Way, Louise Debra, Allan Moniz, Jen Kano and Clif Genge.




2017-January 28: The Year of the Rooster

The Chinese New Year begins on January 28, 2017.

Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

The Personality of the Rooster

People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, Roosters are very confident about themselves.

Roosters are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm at any occasion.

Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if others don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.

Their continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.

Good Health for "Roosters" People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don't get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Roosters are a little sensitive, and they feel stressed and moody at times.

Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

Lucky Signs of the Rooster

  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
  • Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: gold, brown, yellow
  • Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
  • Lucky direction: south, southeast
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.
2016-August 31: 2016 Annual Business Meeting
The annual business meeting was held at Dynasty Buffet in Falmouth, MA on August 30.

Jim Dowling, Deborah Siegal, and Judy Stetson have earned the finishers pin and certification sheet signed by the finishers who were present.

Finisher

Also earning advanced level recognition was Adam Wacholder, who earned a green pin, Esmay Chung, who earned a blue pin, and Walter Buryk, who also earned a blue.


Green Pin Recipient

blue pin recipient

2016-May 13: We were one of thousands that participated in World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day


On April 30, 2016 along with thousands of Tai Chi enthusiasts the Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club celebrated World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day.  What a wonderful feeling to know that we are sharing similar experiences with so many marvelous people throughout the world.  To quote the co-founders of this fantastic day, Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, “By immersing ourselves in this field of life energy again and again, we become more and more grounded in the absolute reality that . . . we are all connected . . . all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating and growing the realization personally and globally, we may help in a subtle, quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine.”

Fan Demo
This year we celebrated at the Gus Canty Recreation Building in Falmouth, MA and attendees had the pleasure of watching three different Tai Chi forms, a Qi Gong form, Fan Boxing and a Sword form.  Members of the Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Club demonstrated the 64 movement Guang Ping form and the Eight Immortals Fan Boxing form, the Tai Chi for Healthy Aging form was demonstrated by the Cape Cod Tai Chi Seniors in Action of Mashpee, MA and David Chosid of the Yulong Tai Chi Chuan School of Dartmouth, MA demonstrated the 24 movement Yang Short form and the Wring the Moon Sword form.  The Therapeutic Qi Gong form was demonstrated by members of the Falmouth Therapeutic Qi Gong group.  


The Cape Cod Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan Club has been a regular participant in this event since 2005 and this year there were over 75 people in attendance.

We are looking forward to celebrating World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day again in April 2017 and welcome anyone interested in joining us. Interested people can visit our web site at http://www.capecodtaiji.org/index.htm or contacting the club at info@capecodtaiji.org.


Participants

2016-March 19: 2016 Spring Workshop
Club members from all our practice sessions met at the Mashpee Senior Center on a fine spring morning to participate in our annual workshop. Together, we did our warm up exercises, standing meditation and then performed the 64 move set. 
Jen Kano presented an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine and how to work with our own meridian system and showed a few acupoint locations. (During warm ups we tap some of those acupoints to stimulate "Ji"). 
Then members were invited to partake in fan boxing, open door, Tai Ji circle, walking kicks, a review of common applications and tips to help teach Guang Ping Tai Ji Quan to new students.
Instructors for the day were: Paul Andrews, David Chosid, Clif Genge, Jen Kano, Al Moniz and Geoff Way. 



2016-February 16: Annual Chinese New Year's Dinner
Our tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year was held at the Dynasty Buffet. 
This is the year of the Red Fire Monkey. People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterized as quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.

The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others. 

Year of the Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

2015-October 4: Fu Tung Cheng "Effortless Flow" Workshop
After many years the Club finally got Fu Tung Cheng to come from California to give a workshop. It was a day filled with inspiring instruction for members and teachers alike.
Workshop Attendees
2004-February 23: Chinese New Year Banquet
Our mid-winter banquet was held at Jade in the Mashpee Commons. The food was wonderful, but our group was too large to fit into their private room, so were seated in the main dining room which didn't work very well for our meeting. Fortunately there was very little business to conduct. Jane McLaughlin was honored for finishing learning our Guang Ping form. Jane was just thrilled to finally be a finisher and said, "What a great feeling of accomplishment!" And of course, because it was Jane, there were lots of congratulatory hugs!
2003-August 19: 2003 Annual Meeting
The 2003 Annual meeting and dinner was held at Peking Palace. About 25 members and guests attended. Evelyn Janerico was honored in absentia (she was unable to attend) with a club certificate of recognition signed by all present for finishing learning the entire Guang Ping set. Dues for the coming year remain at the $75 level that was set at last year's meeting.

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Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up”

Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up”

Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up” Workshop

Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up” Workshop

Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up” Workshop

Shifu Diane Hoxmeier Rabinowitz leads a “Tai Chi Tune Up” Workshop

Suzy B. receiving her blue pin from teachers Paul, Clif and Geoff

Suzy B. receiving her blue pin from teachers Paul, Clif and Geoff

Members enjoying buffet

Members enjoying buffet

Tai Chi for Healthy Aging

Tai Chi for Healthy Aging

Therapeutic Qi Gong form

Therapeutic Qi Gong form

Wring the Moon Sword

Wring the Moon Sword

Members Attending Workshop

Members Attending Workshop

Members working at the Spring Workshop

Members working at the Spring Workshop

FuTung Cheng instructing at October 2015 workshop.

FuTung Cheng instructing at October 2015 workshop.

Master FuTung Cheng

Master FuTung Cheng