2nd International Taijiquan Invitational Tournament

Dear New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Federation Members and Friends.

The ‘Hong Kong Wushu Union Organizing Committee of the upcoming 2nd International Taijiquan Invitational Tournament cum 1st International Taiji Push Hands Championships is seeking participation.

Please advise a.s.a.p. if anyone is interested in attending this event, which is scheduled between 28th February to 1st March, 2009 in Hong Kong. For further information please visit http://www.hkwushuu.com.hk.

The New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Federation is happy to act as a central coordination point for those wishing to attend. Please email me at president AT wushu DOT org DOT nz if you are interested.

Yours in wushu,
Glen Keith



Mike Penter started up a Sunday 10 o’clock class in June 2008 to fill the void created when Loo Chi Hu resigned from public teaching at the end of 2006.

Mike reports that this has been successful and a few of his students attend regularly but wishes to point out the opportunity exits to anyone who is proficient at the Yang style long form.

A few Sundays ago we played the form in Somerfield Park as the conditions were right.

If you think this might suit you, just turn up at the Somerfield Community Hall, in Studholme Street, Somerfield, Christchurch.

The Festival of Tai Chi.

The Festival of Tai Chi is organised by the New Zealand National T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association Incorporated.

It is an annual event, the purpose of which, is to showcase all aspects of Tai Chi and Qi gong to the public and to provide opportunities for further learning and networking.

The Festival takes place on the last Saturday of November in Christchurch, and evolved with the establishment of the Association in 1988 as part of its aims to promote Tai Chi as an exercise for health and wellbeing. Over that time its name has changed also to reflect the mood of the time. It has been the Tai Chi workshops. The Tai Chi Gathering and is now the Festival of Tai Chi.

It brings together Tai Chi and Qi gong teachers and practitioners from all over New Zealand and occasionally attracts teachers from overseas. It also presents an opportunity to share knowledge and to see first hand the many different facets of these ancient Chinese art forms played out over a six hour window of time. The dynamics change each year as well as new practitoners are woven into the mix.

For further information please contact the Secretary.New Zealand National T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association Incorporated.164 Condell Avenue, Papanui, Christchurch 8053