May
5
to Jun 30

Tai Chi at the National Bonsai Museum (in the National Arboretum)

DC Tai Chi and the National Bonsai Foundation will present two workshops at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum on three Spring Sundays: April 7, May 5 and June 2, 9 - 10 am. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to practice Tai Chi in a most beautiful and inspiring setting! 

Master Nick Gracenin will lead an hour long class prior to the Museum opening to the public. There will be performances after the class. Enjoy the morning in the serene environment of the Bonsai Museum and the Arboretum. Event admission is just $15! Participation is limited, so click the link below to get your ticket and reserve your space today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tai-chi-at-the-national-bonsai-penjing-museum-tickets-50408023756 



 

 

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Jun
8
to Jun 9

Seminars at Wushu Taekwondo Academy Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 

Seminars in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

The Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy hosts Grandmaster Gracenin for more great workshops in Whitehouse Station, NJ!

Contact Master Christopher Leyesa wushutkdacademy@gmail.com.           

 Saturday

8:30-10am Long Fist

10:45-11:45am 42 form Taijiquan review

1-2:30pm Short weapons

3-4pm Bagua Yin Palm review

Sunday

8:30-10am Long weapons

11am-12pm Wudang Sword Duel Routine

schedule subject to change

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May
11
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Washington Taiji Festival on Saturday, May 11 at the Jefferson Memorial

The Festival is scheduled for 1:00 to 5:00 PM.  The LOCATION IS NOW THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL!!!

Our team demonstration of the traditional Sun style Form is #10, which will begin about 1:30 PM.  The other demonstration of Fu style Taiji Sword will be #18.  There are 26 performances.

Please plan to arrive before 1:00 PM.  

 

Please note that the Tai Chi Forum will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 8.  The location is AIG meeting room, 6700-A Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

World Tai Chi Qigong Day April 27, 2019

Workshops Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Performance on the National Mall Saturday 10am

World Tai Chi Qigong Day April 27, 2019

Please arrive about 9:30am on the National Mall near the National Gallery of Art west building, on Madison Dr. between 4th and  7th. Nearby Metro stops are Archives and Judiciary Square.  

Performances will go from 10 - 11:15am. 

DC Tai Chi and DC International School performers, please wear performance uniforms, Equinox performers, please wear the Equinox member shirts and black pants. Friendship Village, Watergate, and other performers, please wear all black.

There is no charge to participate, and we hope you’ll join us for this memorable event.

After demonstrations are over, there will be a photo session for the group. 

Lunch destination is Full Kee Restaurant on H St. between 5th and 6th. This is a 6 block walk from the Mall. If you prefer to Metro, go to Gallery Place/Chinatown. Saturday lunchtime parking in Chinatown is usually VERY difficult, FYI.

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Apr
26
to Apr 28

World Tai Chi Day Workshops 2019

Seminar series with Master Nick Gracenin:

Friday April 26:               6:30-8:30pm        42 Taiji sections 3&4, or Liangyiquan section 2 

Saturday April 27:          3:30-5:30pm        Taiji Gongfu Fan review, or Xingyi 8 shi 

                                       6:30pm                Dinner at Shanghai Lounge 

Sunday April 28:            9:30-11:30am                 Wudang Sword fencing drills and intro routine section 1 

11:30a-1pm Lunch at Dumplings and Beyond

                                           1-3pm      Wudang Sword fencing routine section 1

Registration: $75 per session, or for all four sessions: $275.

Workshops will be held at Stoddert Elementary School/Glover Park Recreation Center,

an easy walk from the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel

6:30 Saturday evening, please join us for dinner at Shanghai Lounge (the favorite of celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma) at 1734 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007


Sun style Taiji Sword at World Tai Chi Day 2018

Sun style Taiji Sword at World Tai Chi Day 2018

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

Seminars at Wushu Taekwondo Academy Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 

Seminars in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

The Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy hosts Grandmaster Gracenin and Master Timmons for more great workshops in Whitehouse Station, NJ!

Contact Master Christopher Leyesa wushutkdacademy@gmail.com.           

 Friday

6-8pm Long fist and Southern Fist Basics and Form corrections GM Gracenin

Saturday

8:30-10:30am 42-form Taijiquan (part 2) GM Gracenin

11:30am-1:30pm Short weapons Basics and form corrections GM Gracenin

  Flexible weapons (part 2) Master Joel Timmons

2:30-4:30pm Yin palm Baguazhang GM Gracenin

5-6pm Self-maintenance Massage for the martial artist M Timmons

Sunday

8:30-10:30am Sun style Taiji Sword (part 2) GM Gracenin

12:30-2:30pm Long weapons Basics and form corrections GM Gracenin

Push hands (part2) M Timmons

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Sep
19
5:50 PM17:50

George Washington University Tai Chi Demonstration

DC Tai Chi will give a short demonstration at George Washington University on September 19, 2018. Invited by the GWU Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Master Nick Gracenin will lead a few students to perform Taijiquan and Wudang Taiji Sword as part of the Chinese Festival in Kogan Plaza (in front of GWU Gelman Library). All are welcome!

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Apr
27
to May 12

World Tai Chi Day, Prof. Li Deyin Seminar, Washington Taiji Festival/Forum

World Tai Chi Qigong Day April 28, 2018

Please arrive about 9:30am on the National Mall near the National Gallery of Art west building, on Madison Dr. between 4th and  7th. Nearby Metro stops are Archives and Judiciary Square.              

Performances will go from 10 - 11:15am, featuring the Taiji Paired Routine demonstrated by Grandmaster Li Deyin and Madam Fang Mishou. 

DC Tai Chi performers, please wear black performance uniforms,

Equinox performers, please wear the Equinox member shirts and black pants

Friendship Village performers, please wear all black.

There is no charge to participate, and we hope you’ll join us for this memorable event.

After demonstrations are over, there will be a photo session for the group, including Grandmaster Li, Madam Fang and Master Pat Rice. 

Lunch destination is Full Kee Restaurant on H St. between 5th and 6th. This is a 6 block walk from the Mall. If you prefer to Metro, go to Gallery Place/Chinatown. Saturday lunchtime parking in Chinatown is usually VERY difficult, FYI.

Seminar series with Grandmaster Li: Taiji Paired Routine

Friday April 27:               6:30-8:30pm   Taiji Paired routine section 1

Saturday April 28:           3:30-5:30pm       Taiji Paired routine section 2

                                        6:30pm        Dinner at DUMPLINGS AND BEYOND 

Sunday April 29:             9:30-11:30am     Taiji Paired routine section 3

                                        1:30-3:30pm        Taiji Paired routine section 4

Registration: $75 per section, or for all four sections: $275. Those who attended last year's workshop on section one may attend Friday night for $20. (Fee for 4 sessions $245)

Workshops will be held at Stoddert Elementary School/Glover Park Recreation Center,  an easy walk from the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel

6:30 Saturday evening, please join us for dinner at DUMPLINGS AND BEYOND at 2400 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Washington Taiji Festival Performances: May 5, 2018

Please arrive about 12:30pm at the open common in front of the Jefferson Memorial, 701 East Basin Dr. SW. The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian on Independence Ave. and 12th St.

Performances will happen continuously from 1 to 5pm.

DC Tai Chi performers, please wear black performance uniforms,

Equinox performers, please wear the Equinox member shirts and black pants

Friendship Village performers, please wear all black.

Washington Taiji Festival Forum: May 12, 2018

TED talk style presentations will take place from 1 to 5pm (tentatively) in the AIG Building, 6700-A Rockledge Drive, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20817

Details will appear on the DCTaichi.com site as they become available.

 

 

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

Spring 2018 Workshops with Grandmaster Li Deyin

DC Tai Chi is honored to host Grandmaster Li Deyin for workshops in Washington DC!

Professor Li returns to DC, offering several chances to study with one of the top ten Masters in China. 

Friday April 27:               6:30-8:30pm   Taiji Paired routine section 1

Saturday April 28:           9am-12:30pm   World Tai Chi Day on the National Mall

                                        3:30-5:30pm       Taiji Paired routine section 2

  NEW 6:30pm        Dinner at Dumplings and Beyond  2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW 

The prix-fixe dinner menu includes soup dumplings, veggie dumplings, chicken and cilantro dumplings (all house made), Hunan chicken, Shanghai green vegetables, Shanghai rice cakes with pork and veggies, black pepper beef, and Sichuan string beans $30 including tax/tip. Additional menu items are available at cost from your server. The tea selection is great!

Sunday April 29:             9:30-11:30am     Taiji Paired routine section 3

                                        1:30-3:30pm        Taiji Paired routine section 4

Registration: $75 per section, or for all four sections: $275. Those who attended last year's workshop on section one may attend Friday night for $20. (Fee for 4 sessions $245)

Preferred payment method: PayPal to coachnick1@mac.com, or mail a check to Nick Gracenin 2720 Wisconsin Ave., NW #502 Washington, DC 20007

 The event hotel is the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel http://www.gloverparkhotel.com

The discount code will be available here https://www.ihg.com/kimptonhotels/hotels/us/en/glover-park-hotel-washington-dc/wdcsv/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki.sp.nd.ct&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpCd=E72&qIta=99801505&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505&setPMCookies=true, and the reservation deadline in March 28.

2505 WISCONSIN AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20007Reservations: 1-800-KIMPTON

The Kimpton Glover Park is the obvious choice for this event. Situated an easy walk from all the event sites: Bryce Park, Stoddert Recreation Center, Harris Building, and Shanghai Lounge. 

The Glover Park neighborhood has Starbucks, restaurants, Bank of America, and a variety of shops and is a short bus ride from the National Mall.

In the leafy Glover Park neighborhood, this polished hotel is 2 blocks from the United States Naval Observatory and 2 miles from Georgetown University. Sophisticated rooms offer Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, plus designer toiletries and yoga mats. Upgraded rooms and suites feature kitchenettes and/or city views. There's an upscale Italian restaurant, and a trendy cocktail bar with outdoor seating. Other amenities include a free shuttle to local attractions, a fitness center and a coin-operated laundry.

Check in: Friday, April 27, 2018  Check out: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Rate: $215.00 per room/per night (regular rate $264.00)

The above rates do not include taxes, currently at 14.8%.

Breakfast Coupons:

Full American $26.00 per person/per day, inclusive of tax and gratuity

Continental $20.00 per person/per day, inclusive of tax and gratuity

Also wanted to add the great aspects that come with Kimpton hotels, included in the rate:

    •    Healthy Travel: Take one of Kimpton's custom designed PUBLIC bikes for a ride around town. Our hotel bikes are there for all of our guests to enjoy.

    •    It gives us peace of mind to know your body and mind's at peace. That's why we supply a yoga mat in every room, free of charge.

    •    Waived Daily Hotel Fee for groups.

    •    Wireless high-speed Internet access, complimentary

    •    Hosted Wine Hour Reception every evening from 5 to 6 p.m. in our lobby living room

    •    Complimentary coffee and tea every morning from 6 to 9 a.m. in our lobby (in-room coffeemakers available on request)

    •    Complimentary daily newspaper

    •    Most hotels have Complimentary 24-hour onsite fitness center

    •    Pet-friendly services and amenities, and pets stay for free

 

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Jan
27
8:30 AM08:30

Seminars in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Seminars in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

 

The Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy hosts workshops in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Contact Master Christopher Leyesa wushutkdacademy@gmail.com. 

Saturday January 27:       8:30-10:30am   Sun style Taijiquan

                                          11am-1pm       Wudang Taiji Sword

 

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Dec
16
3:30 PM15:30

DC Tai Chi Push Hands workshop

Join us for a workshop exploring the four corners of classical push hands: cai, lie, zhou and kao. We'll examine the basics and then see how the four corners appear in many movements in the Taijiquan forms. 

Work up an appetite, as our holiday get together at Shanghai Lounge will start right after the workshop closes! 

Please email to register or confirm your attendance. We encourage PayPal as method for registration payment. 

 

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Dec
2
to Dec 3

Seminars in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Seminars at Wushu TaeKwondo Academy

The Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy hosts workshops in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Contact Master Christopher Leyesa wushutkdacademy@gmail.com. 

Saturday December 2:       8:30-10:30am   Traditional double daggers form

                                            Noon-2pm       Taiji Paired routine section 1

                                            3:30-5:30pm    Taiji Pushing Hands

Sunday December3:           8:30-10:30pm   Sun style Taijiquan 1

                                            Noon-2pm       Sun style Taijiquan 2

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