Tai Chi Gala: May 30 – June 1, 2014
Gathering of the Baguazhang Circle with Dr. John Painter: June 2-16, 2014
"The Tai Chi Gala: An Internal Arts Convention in Memory of Jou Tsung Hwa and Zhang San Feng" Held at: The Best Western Albany Airport Inn; Albany, NY . Click Here for info on EVENT REGISTRATION fees. Click Here for Rooms/Food/Travel info.
Tai Chi Master Jou Tsung Hwa originally founded and called the event the "Zhang San Feng Festival" in honor of the legendary founder of the art of tai chi chuan from ancient China – Great Grandmaster Zhang San Feng. The purpose is to UNITE all tai chi, bagua, xingyi, qigong and internal arts enthusiasts in a spirit of sharing instead of competition.
The event has traditionally been followed by Dr. Painter's Bagua Circle, so we continue the tradition here. Though we've kept the event the same, we've changed the name to "Tai Chi Gala." This makes it easier for all people to pronounce and remember.
Whether you are completely new to tai chi and the Chinese healing or martial arts, or if you are experienced, there's something here for you to enjoy. Come alone and make new friends, or bring your friends and celebrate together. It's so easy to enjoy, because once you are registered, you can take any and all the workshops you want, whenever you want!
The topics are plentiful and rare – learn something fascinating in: tai chi chuan (taijiquan), baguazhang (pa kua chang), xingyiquan (hsing-i chuan), qigong (chi kung), meditation, Chinese massage and acupressure, push hands, and other esoteric Chinese healing and martial art topics. Also, experience hands-on work in martial applications and qi development. There's something for everyone, guaranteed. Between workshops, enjoy our vending area where you can get hard-to-find books, clothes, metaphysical items, custom Chinese calligraphy, and more…
This is the ultimate travel and learn vacation. Some workshops are very leisurely and others are quite dynamic. The atmosphere is always welcoming, respectful and happy. YOU choose exactly what YOU want. Click on the sections above to learn more and see what a wonderful time awaits you in June!