A Message from Earl

First of all, I would like to thank the people who are constantly visiting and promoting the site. The Philippine Tai Chi Network, although small, has helped a few people who have been searching for Tai Chi mentors in the Philippines.

It gives me joy to read people's emails and queries. This just proves that the Tai Chi community in the Philippines should continue to come together to promote this art. In this regard, I am opening a new link where we can post queries, announcements, etc... we are a community now and with that, I would like to provide a place where everyone can participate and exchange ideas. In the new PTN forum, not only can we post and answer questions but also give each other support. For the practice of Tai Chi is not something detached from ourselves... the practice of Tai Chi sinks and is manifested in the way we live.

Tai Chi is more than what is seems to be... it transforms one's heart, one's mind, and one's soul. This blog site cannot offer the people what Tai Chi really provides... this site however, provides the gateway to put the seeker's quest to the next level.

Would you like to take the red pill or the blue pill? The choice is yours.

Click here to view the PTN FORUM

Train with Master Giezi Miranda

Master Giezi Miranda is a certified Tai Chi Teacher who studied under Master Fung Jun Li, disciple of Wang Xian. He won many Tai Chi competitions, among these are the most prestigious China & HK Tai Chi Competition, and the HK Master's Game Competition. He lived in Hong Kong for 19 years, and now resides in the Philippines. You can contact him directly at 09152856003.

Email: sanpablopang@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.giezi.blogspot.com/

The gentle and strong way of Tai Chi

Below is an article by HENNESSY JEAN RANGAS last November 2010

It was 6 a.m. on a Sunday but instead of sleeping in, I was up early and walking briskly to attend my morning session of Tai Chi. Though I was only accompanying a friend, I wanted to observe and see for myself if the moves are really as elegant as the ones depicted in images and videos I saw online.

I had always wanted to practice a martial art both for fitness and for self-defense but I was too scared to break any bones. The fact that Tai Chi (literally translated "Supreme Ultimate Boxing") was actually a fighting style that employed gentle movements got me even more interested. It made me think about old kung fu movies and the cool moves of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

The instructor that morning was Antonio "Ton" Delgado. His unassuming nickname and pleasant demeanor hides the fact that he is a Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor from the Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society. According to their website, the society “is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political recreational club with the mission of promoting and integrating peace and harmony in the myriad activities of daily life since a life lived in radiant peace blesses one with the natural treasures of health, wealth, success, and prosperity."

To read more, click on the link below:
The gentle and strong way of Tai Chi - Lifestyle - GMANews.TV - Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs - Latest Philippine News

Thank you Irene Chia for the email.

A Message from Dr. Paul Lam

Hello Everyone,

Some of you may have heard this exciting news. The biggest medical study using my Tai Chi for Arthritis program produced the result that, "Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being". Leigh Callahan, PhD, the study's lead author, associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a member of UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Centre said: "Our study shows that there are significant benefits of the Tai Chi course for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis." Here is a youtube video or alternatively you can read more from this link.

Click here to

Thank you Ed Sevilla for the email!


Join Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society's Children's Tai Chi Classes

Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society, a group that promotes the internal arts tai chi and qigong, is launching a tai chi program for children aged 5 to 12. So if you're a parent looking for an affordable, positive and constructive way to channel your child's emotions and energy, attend one Saturday session and see if your child likes it!

What is tai chi?

Tai chi is an ancient form of gentle physical exercise that promotes fluid movement and harmony of body and mind, skeletal and muscular systems, and the left and right brain. Yoga, tai chi and qigong's health benefits have been studied for nearly 2,000 years in China and India. According to one Chinese Master, these three disciplines are the most advanced achievements in body exercise and mind conditioning ever to be developed.

Children can benefit from tai chi

Children's minds and bodies grow at phenomenal rates, so they constantly need to adjust to stressful changes. Tai chi addresses these challenges because it promotes balance, flexibility, strength, coordination and good posture, among other things. Tai chi lets children work at their own pace and does not add to their stress by avoiding competition.

Professor Shona Bass, Professor of Population Health at the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research in Deakin University, Australia, says that children get an intrinsic reward "from seeing themselves progress and develop (on their own), rather than being in competition with other children".

Regardless of one's age or size, physical and mental wellbeing are all about moving chi or energy. And that is what tai chi does--it stimulates, moves and builds energy.

15 good reasons why your child should get into tai chi

1. Tai chi is fun and easy to do.
2. It improves concentration or focus, posture, balance, strength, flexibility and coordination.
3. It improves children's breathing and general health.
4. Your child will make more friends and enjoy interacting with other children.
5. It stimulates the mind because the sessions incorporate imagery, visualization and games, thereby enhancing learning and creativity.
6. Tai chi has been proven to help children's performance in sports and academic studies.
7. It improves blood circulation and increases circulation of oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body, thereby strengthening the immune system.
8. Tai chi encourages calm behavior. Studies have shown that tai chi can help children with ADD or ADHD reduce anxiety, hyperactivity and inappropriate emotions. Tai chi allows children to get rid of excessive energy and aggression in a healthy and positive manner. It provides a therapeutic method of stimulation to bring about calmness.
9. It also instills love for movement.
10. It develops discipline and listening skills, as well as increase their attention span to enable them to learn the movements and postures.
11. Tai chi helps children handle tension and release stress.
12. It doesn't promote competition and lets children learn and practice at their own pace.
13. Tai chi builds confidence and self-esteem by putting them in touch with their body and mind and helping them form a positive self-image.
14. Tai chi helps lower blood pressure. Yon Lee, a tai chi instructor at Harvard University, performed a study that concluded that children who did tai chi for 30 minutes at least once a week lowered their blood pressure by an average of 10%.
15. Tai chi promotes relaxation and happy feelings.


Saturdays, 4pm at UP Diliman Sunken Garden (during good weather)

Fee: P200 per child for a one-hour session

First meeting is on December 4, 2010

We can accommodate 4 to 10 children per session. To reserve a slot, or to get more details about the program, please contact Ime Morales through 0906-245-7910 or morales.ime@gmail.com

Thank you Irene Chia for emailing this announcement.

This is not "Tai Chi"

Hello! I know that this is not "Tai Chi" but I think this opportunity is really good and I would like to share it with you in case you are interested. There is a Yoga Alliance-certified Teacher's Training (TT) in Boracay, Philippines led by Mr. Clayton Horton and Ms. Mo-ching Yip.

The tuition fees for the 3 TT's are the following:
•Sept 26-Oct 10th, level 1, 2 week TT, $1,395. USD
•Feb 13-26, 2011, Level 2, 2 week TT, $1,395. USD
•May, 1-28th, 2011, 4 week TT, $2,250.USD

Please note tuition prices listed are without accommodations, please email to Mo-ching Yip (yipmoching08@gmail.com) for other tuition that includes TT accomodations, single or shared options are available, first come first served, also outside lower budget accommodations are available.

For more information, please click on the image below:

Train with Ren

SCHEDULE (private sessions):

Sundays (contact Ren for possible schedule and venue)

Mobile phone: 0928-359-2763
Email: renjiwu@gmail.com


Tai Chi

  • 24/40 Yang
  • 42 Combination
  • 73 Sun Style
  • 8 Piece of Brocade Silk
  • Yi Jin Jing
  • Silk Reeling
  • Zhang Zhuan Gong
Hsing I Chuan
  • 5 Elements linking form or Wu Xing Quan
Pakua Chang meditative circle walking

  • Basic and Tan Tui 12 form Jing Wu Style

Demo: 42 Yang Style

Very nice to see Rudolph Petalver in action! Poetic movements. Awesome.

Rudolph Petalver of the Chevalier of Monks and consultant of Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society giving a demo of the 42 empty-handed competition routine during the WTCQD 2010 Philippines.

Note: Thank you Irene Chia for sharing!

Demo: Tai Chi for Arthritis

This is the demo of Pan de Amerikana Tai Chi Club of the Tai Chi for Arthritis during the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration 2010 Philippines. The Tai Chi for Arthritis program was developed by Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and Tai Chi expert based in Sydney, Australia.

Pan de Amerikana Tai Club is based in Marikina City, Metro Manila. The demonstrators are students of Irene Chia of the Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Club.

Note: Thank you Irene Chia for sharing!

Matanglawin on Tai Chi

Feb 14, 2010
Chinese New Year episode.

Short feature on Tai Chi with the participation of Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society, Pan de Amerikana Tai Chi Club and Corinthian Tai Chi Club

Basic Wushu Class

Fitness, honing an enjoyment for sports, balance, coordination, discipline, health, camaraderie and many more

Tues/Thur/Sun 4:00-6:00pm

Tahanan Village Park or The Pergola Mall
BF Homes, Paranaque

Call or text for inquiries: 0917.326.2887

P 2,250.00 per head for a group of 3 * 30% discount
P 1,350.00 per head for a group of 5 * 60% discount

Please wear a white shirt, sneakers and stretchy jogging pants.
Bring a lot of water and a change of clothes.

WTCD CNN iReports

Click here to view the CNN iReports: WTCD Worldwide

WTCD 2010 Programme

Exclusive coverage of WTCD 2010 on April 24!

Watch the latest through the web's exclusive streamed coverage of
World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2010
Thousands of players, hundreds of cities, 65 countries, 24 time zones.
One World... One Breath.

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World Tai Chi Day 2010

Be a part of a significant global event!

April 24, 2010 (Saturday)
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Valdes Hall, Veterans Memorial Medical Center
North Avenue, Diliman, Q.C.

A joint project by Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society
(formerly known as the Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club)
and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine - Veterans Memorial Medical Center

About the event:

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD), also spelled World T'ai Chi and Ch'i Kung Day, is a global annual event held every last Saturday of April to promote the related disciplines of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong. WTCQD was founded by Angela Wong Douglas and Bill Douglas and has been celebrated since 1999. It is now celebrated in over 65 countries. Bill Douglas is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tai Chi. He also has a forthcoming novel entitled 2011: The Awakening.

Sponsors: (in alphabetical order)
Big Banners
Monster Pizza
Pan de Amerikana Bakery and Garden Restaurant
Premium Graphics Asia Center
Premium Gift Center

Participating Groups: (in alphabetical order)
Corinthian Tai Chi Club
Chevalier Monks of Christ
Pan de Amerikana Tai Chi Club

For more information about Tai Chi and Qigong and WTCQD, please visit www.worldtaichiday.org. To know more about the local WTCQD celebration at Veterans Memorial Medical Center, please contact

Irene Chia

Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society

Mobile: +63 917 845 6856

E-mail: peace.blossoms.society@gmail.com

Website: peaceblossoms.weebly.com

Update: Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club

Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society

Borne from Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club International (January 8, 2008 - February 6, 2010), Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political recreational club with the mission of promoting and integrating peace and harmony in the myriad activities of daily life since a life lived in radiant peace blesses one with the natural treasures of health, wealth, success, and prosperity.

Such mandate Peace Blossoms seeks to achieve especially through the promotion of internal arts, primarily Tai Chi and Qigong, in achieving holistic health for the self and the community.

The transformation of Spring of Harmony to Peace Blossoms reflects a growth in the club's role in the midst of greater need and advocacy for peace in Philippine society and the world in general. Everyone is challenged to become a spring of harmony through a multiple of ways, but most especially in radiating thoughts, feelings, intents and energies of bubbling peace profound. Such radiation, when amplified by others' radiation, creates an energy field of creative peace that makes positive things happen.

Peace Blossoms is a next-level challenge as it is a positive affirmation. As a next-level challenge, it calls every advocate of peace to be pro-active, creative and zealous in injecting daily life with the manifold faces of peace. As a positive affirmation, peace blossoms indicates that peace efforts and initiatives done by individuals and sectors in society already positively result in situations, by-products, conditions and developments that further promote and make fertile the space in which peace can manifest in greater creativity, happiness, health, wealth and success.

With such intent, Peace Blossoms seeks pathways and reach out to diverse groups in society in the spirit of humanity and goodwill as it actively promotes Tai Chi and Qigong in harmonizing body, mind, spirit and emotions in oneness with Nature and the Cosmos.

For more information, please contact
Irene Chia
Mobile: +63 917 845 6856
E-mail: peace.blossoms.society@gmail. com
Website: peaceblossoms.weebly.com


Interested in Push Hands?

Regardless of your personal style (Bagua, Tai Chi, Xing Yi, etc.), come play push hands on Saturday mornings at the Greenhills Shopping Center, at the parking lot beside Gloria Maris.

I am a 15 year internal practitioner hoping to start a group where internal martial artists of any style can come together to practice free push hands with resisting but cooperative partners in a friendly, safe, and non-competitive environment. For those with no previous experience, I can teach a few basic patterns from which we can quickly progress to freestyle push hands.

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

Please remember to get in touch with me before you go to Greenhills. This group is still in it's infancy and there is yet no core group. Until such a core forms, I will be coordinating each meeting for interested participants.

I can be reached at pushhands.manila@gmail.com




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