Chinese characters: Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji

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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

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