Tai Chi Basics from ShaolinArts.com

Here is an excerpt from the
Shaolin Arts Student Tai Chi Ch’uan Manual


1. Five Animals of the Shaolin Arts

2. The Basics

  • Our Belief System
  • Systems of Energy — Chi
3. History

4. T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Health
  • Methods of Oriental Treatments for the Body
  • The Modern Viewpoint
  • The Traditional Viewpoint
5. The Three Stages of Learning T’ai Chi
  • First Stage
  • Second Stage
  • Third Stage
6. Related Systems

7. Self Defense

Swords Anyone?

Tai Chi Chuan movements also involve the use of weapons such as the sword. A weapon, such as the sword, becomes the extension of one's body and thus makes a Tai Chi form more challenging. I have posted a YouTube video from Tai Chi Healthways and some online articles about Tai Chi Sword.

* If anyone is interested in buying a sword, kindly write your contact information on the comments page. Lex, one of our readers, will be inquiring about how to get good quality swords that we all can use for practice. If there are practitioners who are specifically interested in Tai Chi Sword Forms, I encourage you to form group! You are welcome to use this site as your hub!

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T'ai Chi Cane Form

Thank you AGBATET for sharing this interesting video.
You are right, the movements are similar to our very own martial art called "Arnis".

"Back to Basics" Workshop

A Weekend Workshop on Chinese Integrative Medicine
with International Expert Dr. Andre Sorger, M.Sc, B. Com

When: January 17 and 24, 2009 (9 am)

Where: Sterten Place Condominum, 7th Floor, 116 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village East, Quezon City

Healing begins now.

This weekend workshop will give a thorough discussion on the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The participants will do hands-on Acupressure and Tui Na Massage, learning points and techniques to help friends, family and members of the community. Common misconceptions on Traditional Chinese Medicine will be discussed. Participants may schedule one-on-one diagnosis with Dr. Sorger between Jan. 20 and 23, 2009.

You will learn take-home tools:

  • A new understanding on the value of one mode of alternative healing and why learning this is very apt in these trying economic times
  • Basics on Acupressure and Tuina massage
  • Healthy lifestyle changes for you and your family
  • The use of foods as medicine

Who needs this?

  • People interested in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  • Health care workers interested in integrating this healing art with modern medicine;
  • Practitioners looking to broaden their skills;
  • Policy makers gearing towards a healthy health system through policy change

Let's go Back to Basics.


Jan 17

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:30 Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The Yin & Yang / 5 Elements / Meridian Therapy

10:30 – 12:00 Acupressure Meridians Part 1

1:00 – 2:30 Acupressure Meridians Part 2

3:00 – 5:00 Acupressure Hands-On

Jan 24

9:00 – 10:30 8 Principle Theory

10:30 – 12:00 Food & Herb as Medicine

1:00 – 2:30 Tuina Hand-On Part 1

2:30 – 4:00 Tuina Hand-On Part 2

4:00 – 5:00 Closing Discussion and questions

Click here for more information on BACK TO BASICS Workshop

For reservations, you may contact:

Sonia G. Astudillo at (0917) 434-4246

sonia.g.astudillo@ gmail.com

Masters of Heaven and Earth

To buy a DVD copy of the film, "Masters of Heaven and Earth" released by Empty Mind Films, click here.

You may also buy at Target (U.S.) for $29.95 -- I don't think it is available in the Philippines yet.

Traditional Medicine Week

Announcing the forthcoming 3-day annual celebration of

organized by the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC)
of the Philippine Government's Department of Health.

When: Nov. 19 - 21, 2008
Where: Pan Pacific Manila, Metro Manila

NOTE: Tai Chi and Qigong is tentatively scheduled on November 20, 2008 at 1:00 to 1:30 under the PM session on "The Way to Natural Health".

Tentative program of the DOH-PITAHC event:

NOV. 19, 2008

8:00 to 8:30 AM Registration

Session Title: Advancement of Alternative Medicine in the Health Care Delivery System
Moderator: Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan

8:30 to 9:00 AM Government
Islands of Wellness: The Tourism Haven
Asec. Cynthia L. Carrion

9:00 to 9:30 AM Academe
Academic Breakthrough in Asian Health Practices
Dr. Teresa L. Yap

9:30 to 10:00 AM Open Forum

10:00 to 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 to 11:45 AM Raw Food Preparation
Raw Food Diet: Prescription for Wellness
Chef Felix Schoener

11:15 to 12:00 NN Open Forum

12:00 to 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK

Session Title: The World of Wellness
Moderator: Dr. Jaime C. Montoya

1:00 to 1:30 PM Alternative Exercise: Dance Your Way to Health
Ms. Estelle Niña W. Gulfin

1:30 to 2:00 PM Private
Natural Medicine: The Alternative Cancer Therapy
Dr. Edna S. Lao

2:00 to 2:30 PM Health and Wellness
The Beauty of Wellness
Ms. Cory Quirino

2:30 to 3:00 PM Open Forum
3:00 to 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 to 4:00 PM Closing Program

Closing Remarks
Dr. Angel C. Alcala

NOV. 20, 2008

8:00 to 8:30 AM Registration

Session Title: Herbal Remedies for Health
Moderator: Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril

8:30 to 9:00 AM Herbal Medicine Research and Development
Screening of Medicinal Plants for Dengue
Dr. Filipinas F. Natividad

9:00 to 9:30 AM Herbal Medicine Research and Development
Drug Development from Natural Sources
Dr. Isidro C. Sia

9:30 to 10:00 AM Open Forum

10:00 to 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 to 12:00 NN Product Launching

12:00 to 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK

Session Title: The Way to Natural Health
Moderator: Dr. Duvia D. Tabugo

1:00 to 1:30 PM Tai Chi / Qi Gong
Ms. Nena Tan

1:30 to 2:00 PM Nutritional Oncology
Your Food: Your Medicine
Dr. Romulo Jacinto S. de Villa

2:00 to 2:30 PM Yoga
Explorations on Preventive Medicine Through Mindfulness Practices and Movement Modalities in Hatha Yoga
Dr. Dante G. Simbulan, Jr.

2:30 to 3:00 PM Open Forum

3:00 to 3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 to 4:00 PM Homeopathy
Homeopathic Medicine: Potion for Health
Dr. Rey D. Acis

NOV. 21, 2008

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8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM Opening of Exhibits
Ribbon Cutting
Hon. Juan M. Flavier, Sec. Francisco T. Duque III, Usec. Jade F. del Mundo, Ms. Cory Quirino and Dr. Juvencio F. Ordoña

9:15 to 10:00 AM Viewing of Exhibits

10:00 to 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 to 12:00 NN Opening Program

Invocation and National Anthem
Philippine Tourism Chorale

Opening Remarks
Dr. Juvencio F. Ordoña

Inspirational Message
Sec. Francisco T. Duque III

Keynote Speaker
Hon. Manuel B. Villar, Jr.

Intermission Number
Philippine Tourism Chorale

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Othello V. Enoveso

12:00 to 1:00PM LUNCH BREAK

Session Title: Traditional and Alternative Medicine in Modern Practice
Moderator: Dr. Isidro C. Sia

1:00 to 1:30 PM Acupuncture
Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders
Dr. Tan Cho Chiong

1:30 to 2:00 PM Medical Anthropology
Anthroposophical Concept of Filipino Traditional Healing
Dr. Michael L. Tan

2:00 to 2:30 PM Open Forum

2:30 to 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 to 3:30 PM Spiritual Healing
Enrich Your Soul: The Key to Total Wellness
Fr. Momoy Borromeo

3:30 to 3:45 PM Open Forum

Note: This announcement was extracted from Tai Chi and Qigong Philippines Yahoo! Group.
Click on the link to be a member!

Eight Section Brocade

Some say it is good to practice the Eight Section Brocade at least 3 times a day from 5:00 am to 7:00 am or from 11:00 am to 1 pm or from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For busy people, you may practice once a day but try to keep a consistent schedule for practice. Comments or any additional information about the practice of the Eight Section Brocade is open! You may post our comments by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of this post.

Other links for Eight Section Brocade:

Michael Garofalo provides useful information at Egreenway
List of benefits at fourseas.co.uk
A brief description from WikiPedia

Descriptive information at taichiandqigong.com

Breathing Patterns

Tai Chi Breathing Patterns -- powered by ExpertVillage.com

Rich Marantz is the director and instructor of Green Mountain Tai Chi in Manchester, Vermont. He has taken his passion for Taoist philosophy and Chinese internal martial arts and created classes, programs and workshops that promote the improvement of health. Rich, a 26th generation Wudang Long Men lineage holder, is certified in the instruction of Tai Chi, Qigong and External-Qi Healing. He is currently a high-level teaching student of Yun Xiang Tseng (Master Chen) of Wudang Mountain, China.

Video and information taken from www.expertvillage.com

Train with August Mariño

Website: http://www.freewebs.com/taichimentor

Contact Details:
33 Encarnacion St.
Magallanes Village, Makati City
Tel: (02) 852-3949
Mobile: (0917)627-5712

Train with August Mariño

> Tai Chi practitioner for over 20 years
> Tai Chi teaching experience for 10 years (private and group sessions)
> Offers Tai Chi classes in Makati
> 24 Yang form

More about August:
> Trained with a Chinese Tai Chi master from the Mainland and with a Filipino Wu Shu medalist > Finds teaching of Tai Chi is immensely satisfying: "it deepens my knowledge of this unique art, and can see it day after day, from a different perspective of a mentor (August)."
> Hobbies: reading, going to the gym, playing the piano and guitar. (He is fond of bowling too!)
> Philosophy: "there's nothing like the here and now."

Train with Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International

Website: www.springofharmony.weebly.com
e-mail: springofharmony@gmail.com

Master Trainer:

Rudolph Petalver
Mobile: +63 918 210-3932
Landline: +632 419-3116
Email: rudolph894@yahoo.com

Senior Trainers:

Irene Chia Mobile: +63 917 845 6856
Landline: +632 436 1860

Tonton Delgado
Mobile: +63 927 233 9320

About the trainers:

About Rudolph Petalver

1. Trained under a Tai Chi Master since 1998
2. Chairperson, World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration
2003: Quezon Memorial Circle, Q.C. (Informal)
2004: Quezon Memorial Circle, Q.C. (Near Quezon Avenue Entrance)
2005: CyberPark Plaza Eastwood City, E. Rodriguez Jr., Q.C.
http://worldtaichid ay.org/photos/ 2006WTCQD/ 2006Photos/ Philippines2006. html
2006: U.P. Diliman Q.C. (informal)
2007: CMC Centers in QC, Los Banos Laguna, and Naga City, Camarines Sur
3. Chairperson and Patron, Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor’s Training by Dr. Paul Lam, July 23-24, 2005, Eastwood City, E. Rodriguez Jr., Q.C.
4. Accredited Instructor, Tai Chi for Arthritis Program (www.taichiproductions.com)
5. Tai Chi Instructor since 2002
6. Resource Speaker for Tai Chi and Qigong in seminars and interviews for/by communities, companies, NGOs, schools, and radio programs
7. Practitioner of Major Styles of Tai Chi – Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun; and Lohan Kung fu, Wudang Sword, Kungfu Fan, and Liuhebafa (6 Harmonies, Eight Methods)
8. Writer, Researcher, Former College Teacher, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Construction Executive, NGO volunteer, Consistent Scholar
9. Senior Monk (Chevalier Monks of Christ, CMC), and the Director of CMC's Tai Chi and Internal Arts Division
10. Chair and Master Trainer, Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International

About Irene Chia
1. Trained under Rudolph Petalver since 2005
2. Tai Chi instructor since 2006 (teaches Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, Easy Tai Chi, beginners and intermediate Tai Chi)
3. Trained under Dr. Paul Lam in 2005 as Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor
4. Accredited Instructor, Tai Chi for Arthritis Program (2005-2007) (www.taichiproductions.com)
5. Trainer or resource person for Tai Chi seminars or trainings
6. Practitioner of Yang and Sun style Tai Chi (empty-handed), Kung Fu Fan, Chen Fan, 32 Sword Form
7. Treasurer and Senior Trainer, Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International
8. Also a layout artist, researcher and writer.

About Tonton Delgado
1. Trained under Rudolph Petalver since 2005
2. Tai Chi instructor since 2006 (teaches Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, beginners and intermediate Tai Chi)
3. Practitioner of Yang and Sun style tai chi (empty-handed), Kung Fu Fan, Chen Fan, 42 Sword Form
4. President and Senior Trainer, Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International
5. Other martial arts skills include Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Kick Boxing, Wing Chun (Basic), Penjak Silat (Basic), Nunchaku
6. Also a Registered Nurse, HR Assistant and magician

Major Group Clients:
1. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Makati City
2. National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA), Intramuros, Manila
3. Maritime Clinic for International Services (MCIS)
4. Phil. Gen. Hospital (PGH) Regular Outreach Program, OPD Department, Taft, Manila
5. La Filipina Uygongco Corporation, Manila Harbor Center, Manila
6. Manila International Airport Admin (MIAA), Paranaque City
7. Senate Electoral Tribunal, Batasan, Quezon City
8. Court of Appeals, Manila
9. U.P. Los Banos, Laguna
10. U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
11. Valle Verde 1, Pasig City
12. Valle Verde 5, Pasig City
13. Southbay Gardens , Sucat, Paranaque City
14. Neopolitan Sitio Seville Subdivision, Fairview , Quezon City
15. Tierra Pura Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
16. SSS employees, East Ave., QC
17. Joy in Living Foundation, Manila
18. Cardiovascular Center, Cardiac Rehab., Medical City, Ortigas Center
19. Veterans Memorial Hospital, QC
20. UP College of Medicine, Manila
21. Empire Estates, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
22. St. Paul's University, Manila
23. Shangri-la Hotel, Makati

Schedule of Tai Chi and Qigong Classes:
1. Sunday Classes
7 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Free Tai Chi and Qigong lessons
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Back of the Admin Bldg.

2. Classes outside the U.P. Sunday morning sessions
By appointment and at a venue provided by the client for free
Duration of Class: 1 - 1.5 hours
Individual Rate: P200-300/session (depending on the location), Minimum of 4 students),
Group Rate: P1,500/session (maximum of 10 people)
(1-2 instructors depending on the size of group and availability of the instructor)

3. Typical Session Routine
- Qigong Warm-up and Energy Accumulation Exercises
- Group Tai Chi
- Instructional Tai Chi
- Forms Review
- Cool Down Exercises

Tai Chi for Beginner's Class at Loyola Heights, Q.C.

Mr. Ed Sevilla will start a new Tai Chi Class for Beginners (12 weekly session) featuring the 24-Step Yang Style every Monday 7:00 to 8:15 PM at Ma-I Place, Loyola Heights, Quezon City (courtesy of Lissette Salazar of Inner Dance). The session will start on the 23rd of September.

The fee for the 12 week course is P2,900 (drop in rate is P300).

You may click the link below to view the poster

Taichi Poster flyer at Lisette's Ma-I Place
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Call Ed Sevilla at 468-1654 or 0917-549-1949 for details.

Directory of Tai Chi Trainors

Looking for Tai Chi instructors or classes in the following areas?

> Quezon City
> Caloocan City
> Alabang
> Taguig
> Baguio City
> Iloilo City
> Bacolod City
> Davao City
> Naga City

Click the link (eSnips) below to download the Directory of RP Tai Chi Trainors. The directory was prepared by Roh Mih of Tai Chi and Qigong Philippines Yahoo! Group (Thank you Roh Mih for your generosity!)

Directory of RP Tai Chi Trainors
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Expect more to come!

TCUP: Work in Progress

The Tai Chi Union of the Philippines (TCUP) launched its birth last October 2007 through the Beauty & Fitness/Spa & Wellness Expo at World Trade Center, Manila. Its organizers and founding members aimed to invite Tai Chi practitioners to come together and be united in propagating the internal arts throughout the Philippines.

TCUP is still a work in progress. To build an organization with such noble pursuits demands great work and support from the Tai Chi communities in the Philippines. Let us all come together to realize the dream of TCUP!

Ed Sevilla, the TCUP organizer, is open for ideas and contributions. You may contact him via email: ed.stillmountain@gmail.com or call/text him at: (0917)549-1949 or (02)468-1654.

We are energy

2nd Philippine Mind & Body Conference

When: August 30-31, 2008 at the Richmonde Hotel
Where: Richmonde Hotel

EVENT SCHEDULE (Aug 30, Saturday)


7:45 > Keynote Address (Shirley del Prado-Quejada)


> Buddha Camp (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Intro to Ashtanga (Michelle Navarro)

> Holistic Nutrition (Dr. Nina Syquia-Sioson)


> Reformer Mat Class (Cecile Sicangco-Ibarrola)

> Yoga 4 Chakra (Lawrence Biscontini)

> The Ignored Anatomy (Dr. Sandro Toledo)

10:00 > AM SNACKS


> Conscious Breathing (Michelle Gallaga)

> Kalimasada (Warlito Lim)

> Yoga and India (Lawrence Biscontini)


> Classical Pilates (Armand Bautista)

> Mudras, Music & Meditation (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Science behind Mind&Body (Dr. Dante Simbulan, Jr.)



> STOTT® PILATES Lecture (Vivian Zapanta)

> Spa for the Soul (Lawrence Biscontini)

> The Physiology of Mind&Body (Dr. Fay Cagayan)


> STOTT® PILATES Workout (Vivian Zapanta)

> It Takes Two to Yoga (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Mystic Yoga (Tristan Choa)

3:30 > PM SNACKS


> NIA (Tina Juan)

> Our Daily Breath (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Bowen Therapy (Kitty Cooper)


> Yo-Chi (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Pulse Yoga (Joelle Goudsmit)

> The Relaxation Response (Dr. Sandro Toledo)

EVENT SCHEDULE (Aug 31, Sunday)


7:50 > OPENING


> Mind Body Bento (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Bikram Yoga (Tristan Choa)

> Practical Aurveda Healing (Warlito Lim)


> Stott Pilates with Props (Joie Castillo-Viado)

> The Forgotten Salutations (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Holistic Nutrition (Dr. Nina Syquia-Sioson)

10:00 > AM SNACKS


> Stott Pilates (Marilen Concepcion)

> Iyengar Yoga (Alya Honasan)

> Mind&Body Research from A-Z (Lawrence Biscontini)


> Beach Pilates (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Vinyasa Yoga (Pio Baquiran)

> Mind&Body Reboot in Seconds (Dr. Sandro Toledo)



> Conscious Breathing (Michelle Gallaga)

> Dosha Yoga (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Assesment & Healing (Dr. Sandro Toledo)


> Yo-Chi Ball (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Sahaj Marg (Foroogh Foyouzat)

> Franklin Method (Kitty Cooper)

3:30 > PM SNACKS


> Qi-gong for Ener-chi (Lawrence Biscontini)

> MindBody Dance for Pregnant (Dr. Fay Cagayan)

> Reiki Healing (Madie Gallaga)


> Shakti (Lawrence Biscontini)

> Yoga 4 Kids (Peachie Kilayco)

> Vegetarian Cooking Demo (Mahendra Das)

> Farewell Address (Nap Quejada Jr.)

For inquiries, please contact:

Phone: +63(2)4823395
Email: fitwerks2003@yahoo.com

Mobile: +63(922)8593567
Website: www.fitnessfilipinas.com

Tai Chi Instructors Wanted

A small multi national company at Calamba, Laguna is currently looking for Tai Chi instructors. Interested applicants may call Joy Castaneda at 049-549-0830 local 1307 or send their resume (with background and expected salary) via email at JoySusana.castaneda@respironics.com.

Grounding Meditation

"One of the most important mind yoga meditations is learning to ground yourself. If you are properly grounded the other meditations will be more safe and balanced [excerpt from Grounding Meditation: the feet and tadasana (mountain pose)]."

This is true to Tai Chi as well. In the book The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen, grounding techniques are taught before introducing other exercises and principles.

To read more about Grounding Meditation from Blog Of A Yogi, click the link below and improve your Tai Chi practice:


Tai Ji Book Launching on July 20, 2008 at 6pm

May I request posting of this announcement for those who might want to
learn the deeper aspects of internal martial arts.

Thanks in advance.


Ed Ramirez

Liuhebafa International - Philippine Chapter Head


You are invited to
Learn the Powerful
Internal Martial Art
of Liuhebafa

Liuhebafa represents the highest form of internal martial arts. But
unlike other styles, the Chinese internal martial arts are not just for
fighting but also for transforming your body, mind, and spirit by harnessing the
flow of Chi or inner energy which permeates and pervades through
various pathways in the body.

As a superb fighting art, Liuhebafa is said to contain the essential
elements of powerful internal styles such as the linear Xingyi, the
circular Bagua, and relaxed Taiji. Now for the first time, Master Luo
Jun Bo (Paul Roberts) will be coming to the Philippines to conduct a
workshop this May 31 and June 1 on Xingyi I and Liu Hong I of the late
Grandmaster Chan Yik Yan's Liuhebafa curriculum for his six indoor disciples. These
two functional areas are critical developmental training methodologies
which are two of the preparatory requirements before one enters the
"inner chamber" of Liuhebafa.

Venue: The Wave at AMDG building, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City (in
front of Veterans Memorial)

= 9:00am to 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday - Xingyi I
= 1:30pm to 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday - Lu Hong I

= Xingyi I only - P3500.00
= XingYi I and Lu Hong I - P5500.00

For more information,
you may reach us at the following contact
0916-2543360, 0928-9711447, 0923-3282480, 7742560

Spring of Harmony at Sofitel last March 2008

WTCQD 10th Anniversary Event Worldwide

To download the WTCQD Tagalog Press Release, click the widget below:

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The goal:
- To educate the world about the profound health benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong
- To provide an example of health & healing across the entire planet, bringing people together across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries. The motto of this event is "One World . . . One Breath"

This global event has been officially recognized by the UN World Health Organization, Governors of many US states, and by other official/govt. offices worldwide. It is posted in the "Health Observances Calendar" of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:


This event has offered informational presentations to such auspicious gatherings as the national conference of The National Parkinson's Foundation, for the ALS Association (receiving the "Lou Gerhig Hero Award"), and the Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will present this year during World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at the Parkinson's Unity Walk in New York City's Central Park, not far from where the annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event in Central Park will be held.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, now in its 10th year in 2008, has also done presentations across the United States for people with Parkinson's Disease, as well as care givers. In the past such presentations were also done for meetings of caregivers in the field of Fibromyalgia care, and for the American Heart Association. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's website offers a database, searchable by health issues, where anyone can look up medical research on Tai Chi or Qigong's possible benefits to their health condition:


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supports the work of researchers, teachers, providing free information to people worldwide and although is not affiliated with any particular Tai Chi or Qigong school or association works to support all their efforts, and to help individuals connect with local teachers. All services are free to the public, and listings by schools/teachers and organizations worldwide are free as well.

Past media coverage of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global events and work, in previous years has included: The New York Times; The South China Morning Post; BBC World Radio; Omsk Weekly News (Russia); Parade Magazine; USA Weekend; International Herald Tribune; CNN; FOX News; and media worldwide. Click here, for Media Resources, including World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Releases (2008) in 18 languages, a powerpoint on the events history, etc.


Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

You can also find contacts for local events in hundreds of cities in all 50 US states, by contacting the above number.

2008 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Philippine Celebrations

Organized by the Chevalier Monks of Christ (CMC), and the
Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club (based in U.P. Diliman Q.C.)

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day brings people together worldwide across economic and geopolitical lines . . . coming together to celebrate health and healing.

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day begins at 10 am with groups in New Zealand, and then quietly spreads time zone by time zone across the globe, to finish with the final events in Hawaii.

Be part of this once-in-a-year worldwide celebration, and become an ambassador of peace and goodwill!

Join the Philippine Qi Revolution for Peace, Health and Prosperity!

Free Admission!

Learn and Experience:
1. Butterfly Effect
2. Pentagram Technique for Chi Energy Accumulation
3. Law of Increase
4. Qigong and Tai Chi

1. Metro Manila (NCR)
Pook Amorsolo Covered Court
San Francisco St., U.P. Diliman, Q.C.
8 a.m. - 12 noon, April 26 (Saturday)
Contact Person: Rudolph Petalver, OCMC
Mobile: +63918 210-3932

2. Batangas (Region IV)
Lipa Community Park
7 - 8 a.m., April 26 (Saturday)
Contact Person: Ayie Clavecilla, OCMC
Mobile: +63922 817-8629

3. Bicol (Region V)
Plaza Quezon, Naga City, Camarines Sur
6 - 8 a.m., April 27 (Sunday)
Contact Person: Cecilio Barce, OCMC
Mobile: +63920 432-9031

4. Cebu (Region VII)
100 Canete House, Angelico St., Poblacion
Liloan, Cebu
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., April 26 (Saturday - CMC celebration only)
2:00 - 2:30 p.m., April 26 (Saturday - Open to the Public)
Contact Person: Hendrick Basilio, OCMC
Mobile: +63919 246-6942

5. Tarlac (Region III)
For Confirmation

6. Cagayan (Region II)
For Confirmation

Tai Chi Fundamentals for Beginners

Tai Chi & Qigong Workshop Series 2008

Push Hands Group

What is Push Hands?

There are Push Hands groups in other countries, why not have our own?
If you want to improve your skills, some PTN readers are planning to form a new Push Hands group:

- all internal martial artists are welcome
- all internal styles are welcome
- free style pushing is the main activity
- safety of participants is always top priority
- training is cooperative not competitive

Are you interested in joining a push hands group?
For inquiries or to register, please e-mail Tristan at pushhands.manila@gmail.com

Tai Chi presentation at SM Sta. Mesa

Members of the
Chevalier Monks of Christ
and the
Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club
performed for the
Little Tots Playschool Preschool Fair at SM Sta. Mesa

Thank you Rudolph Petalver for the pictures!

Shibashi, Qigong and Taichi Exercise

during the open house of
Sta. Rosa Heights Subdivision
last February 24, 2008

Thank you Rudolph Petalver for providing the pictures!

Free Tai Chi and Liuhebafa classes

Tai Chi and Liuhebafa class schedules:

1. Manila
Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday
6:30 p.m.
4/F Palma Hall, Masonic Temple
Benitez St., Malate, Manila
For KMCE members only
Website: www.knightsofthemce.com
Tel. No.: 427-5295

2. Makati
Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Ayala de Zobel Masonic Temple
Sacred Heart Extension Parish
(Near YMCA Makati and Sacred Heart Parish)
For OHGRC members only
Website: www.rosecrossohgrc.org
Tel. No.: 419-3116

Tai Chi Class in Naga City

Magayon na bareta para sa mga Bikolano:
Mag-aprobechar kan
libreng Tai Chi class sa Naga City!

FREE Tai Chi class by Cecilio Barce
(Chevalier Monks of Christ)
every Sunday, 6 am to 8 am
(starting March 2, 2008)
at Plaza Quezon, Naga City

Train with Cecilio Barce

Contact number: 09204329031
Email: CBB_rare@yahoo.com

Sundays (FREE)
6:00 am to 8:00 am
Plaza Quezon, Naga City

Note: Schedule effective March 2, 2008

You will learn:
1. 24 Form
2. 42 Form
3. Liuhebafa

Sheng Zhen Qigong Workshop

A Sheng Zhen Qigong Workshop



Organized by The International Sheng Zhen Society in
cooperation with INAM Philippines

DATE: February 23, 2008 (Saturday)
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
VENUE: 2nd floor, ISO (Institute of Social Order) Bldg,
Ateneo Campus, Quezon City

FEE: P1,800.00

For more information and reservations please contact INAM Philippines at 926-3356

About the Teacher
Master Li Jun Feng is the head of the International Sheng Zhen Society founded in Manila, Philippines in 1995. He is the moving force behind bringing the Sheng Zhen practices to the world. Master Li is also its principal teacher and embodies the spirit of Sheng Zhen. He is best known as having been the head coach for the world renowned BEIJING WUSHU TEAM and the NATIONAL WUSHU TEAM of the People's Republic of China for over 15 years. Under his leadership these teams reached new heights of glory by garnering numerous laurels and bringing unprecedented honor to the country. He was also well-renowned movie actor and director in martial arts feature films in China. Master Li travels extensively throughout the world to promote the practice.


The course provides the learner with the basic theoretical foundation, application and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It covers the historical development of TCM, a comparison of TCM and biomedical frameworks, TCM fundamental theories, TCM view of the body, TCM diagnostic methods and differential diagnosis.
It incorporates the identification and location of acupuncture points, basic needling techniques, moxibustion and cupping application, and standards of practice. The course includes supervised clinical practice at the INAM Health and Well-being Clinic.

This course also serves as a prerequisite course for other TCM-related courses offered by INAM Philippines.

120 hours (9:00 am - 6:30 pm)

PhP 16,500.00 one time payment or
PhP 21,600.00 to be paid in 3 installments; with the first installment of 50% due before the start of classes, the second installment (25%) due on or before on October 6, 2007 and the last installment (25%) due on or before November 10, 2007.
Course fee does not include costs of books/ manuals, acupuncture needles and other materials related to patient treatment.

March 1 to June 7, 2008 (every Saturday)

Note: All payments shall be considered as training donations to INAM for its community projects

1. Basic Life Support (CPR) and First Aid Training or any Paramedic Courses
2. Basic Health Skills Training (basic anatomy and physiology, identification and primary care management of common community diseases)
3. Orientation Seminar on Philippine Integrative Medicine

For more information please call 926-3356. Look for Ric, Tina or Theody

Tai Chi Event on February 2, Saturday (FREE Admission!)

SM City, Sta. Mesa

Chevalier Monks of Christ
and the
Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club

cordially invite you to
TAI CHI: Transform your Life
A Pre-Chinese New Year Celebration

· Tai Chi and Fan/Sword demos
· Musical Intermissions
· Secrets of Chi Energy Revealed
· Exercises for stress management
· Learn how to attract success, wealth, good luck, happiness, power

Free Admission!

Venue: SM City, Sta. Mesa Cinema Lobby, fourth floor
Date: February 2, 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 3 - 4 p.m.

Train with Karl Go

Karl Go
Mobile number: (0926)7131771

U.P. Lagoon,
U.P. Diliman, Quezon City

Sundays @ 9 am-12 nn


1. Chen Style Tai Chi
2. Martial Arts Applications
3. Silk Reeling
4. Traditional Chen Style First Form

World Tai Chi Day 2008

A message from:
Rudolph Petalver
Director, Tai Chi and the Internal Arts
Chevalier Monks of Christ (CMC)
Quezon City Philippines

Everyone is invited!

F R E E A d m i s s i o n !

Event: 2008 Philippine Celebration of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Day: April 26, 2008 (last Saturday of April)
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Venues: Metro Manila
Pook Amorsolo Covered Court
Bgy. U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

Bicol and Cebu local celebrations (for confirmation)

Sponsoring Organization: Chevalier Monks of Christ (CMC)
Telephone: (02) 427-5295
Mobile: (0918) 210-3932

Event Activities:
1. Band Performances
2. Launching of New Programs
-- Liuhebafa for Seniors 6 Forms
-- Others to be announced
3. Power Packed Seminar Workshop
-- Secrets of Health, Wealth, Success, Peace and Prosperity
Principles and Short, Practical Tecniques Revealed
4. Group Qigong with Live Band performing background music "To Sir with Love"
5. Rehearsal of Group Qigong
6. Butterfly Effect (7 minutes)
7. Tai Chi Performances
8. Launching of Chi Revolution for Peace, Health, Unity and Prosperity
-- Daily Practice of Internal Arts (Minimum of 7 minutes)

Previous Celebrations handled by the Organizer's Predecessor
(Blue Dragon Society International)
2003: Quezon Memorial Circle, Q.C. (Informal)
2004: Quezon Memorial Circle, Q.C. (Near Quezon Avenue Entrance)
2005: CyberPark Plaza Eastwood City, E. Rodriguez Jr., Q.C.
2006: U.P. Diliman Q.C. (informal)
2007: CMC Centers in QC, Los Banos Laguna, and Naga City, Camarines Sur

Groups, communities, companies and other institutions are encouraged to send a delegation to this pivotal event in the launching of a nationwide Chi Revolution for Peace, Health, Unity and Prosperity..

Some Useful Links:

1. What is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD)?

3. Medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong

5. Proclamations and supports from UN, governors, and mayors



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