Festival of Tai Chi 2011

The Festival of Tai Chi 2011 will be held on Saturday the 12th November at the Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street. Registration will start at 8:45 am. There will be a $5 charge per person.

This year’s event will be condensed from 9am until 1pm. Please note there will be no break for lunch therefore people will need to organize their own lunches this year. If you leave the venue you will be able to get back in. This is to allow the program to flow better.

The program will feature a mixture of Tai Chi and Qi Gong demonstrations and the dynamics will be different from previous years. As in the past there will be opportunities for interaction and participation.

On the program this year will be Dave Thew, Principal Instructor of Phoenix Tai Chi, member of the NZ Wushu team and gold medalist at the Nationals, Oceania, Australasian and World Championships.

Terry Young is the New Zealand Instructor for the Chen Style Taijiquan Academy of Melbourne and is based in Wellington He will demonstrate aspects of Chen Style, and he will be joined by Mercedes Godinez also from Wellington. These two are always popular with the crowd.

Gabrielle Euteneur, Senior Instructor of Tao Motion, studies the Mantak Chia form of universal healing. This is her first appearance at the Festival and she will demonstrate a sword form.

Vanessa Lukes will demonstrate the aspects of Zhineng Qi Gong. This is her first appearance at the Festival.

Trevor Johnson from Timaru as well as local practitioners, Mike Penter, Principal of Red Dragon Taijiquan, Hazel Thompson, Trevor Quirk, Loo Chi Hu, and Geraldine Parkes will also contribute towards the program.

For more information please contact the Secretary, Carolyn Veitch.