Cal Berkeley Night Market Nov. 17

November 17th, Wednesday – Cal Berkeley Night Market 6pm-9pm PST sat lower Sproul Plaza. We will be doing a demo and are combining Sun 12 with possibly a lightsaber demo of the Taiji Jian form…

  • Location will be in front of Zellerbach Hall, lower Sproul area
  • Our demo will happen at 7:50pm PST with rehearsals at 5pm
  • Thank to Lilian, Helen, and Ann for volunteering to demo!
    • Performance dress code: black pants and Cal Taiji shirt (which we can wear over any sweater as needed due to the possible cold weather)
    • We will be helping perform the Sun 12 https://youtu.be/U0FwWKLfNkU

China Today Radio session Nov 13

November 13th, Saturday – China Today Radio session 6pm-8pm PST
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4170164036?pwd=K1BzRkpxVDZ0OGk0cGZwejNVVExtZz09
Meeting ID: 417 016 4036
Passcode: 123456

November 14th, Sunday – 9:30am PST practice will be replaced with a couple sessions as we collab with East-West Medicine.
Zoom meeting ID: 527-583-4889
Open up your zoom app and put in the meeting ID to be added
password: AUcK7v
Sessions will start at 11am – 12pm
There will be a lunch break from 12pm – 1:10pm
Second shift will be 1:10pm-2:50pm

The subject for the third Taiji session will continue the discussion on Medical Taiji and its application to daily health.  There will be a review of the Sun 12 form for health, a explanation of the benefits of Sun Taiji versus other styles, and include basic qigong practice you can do everyday.
There are approximately 50 millions people in US affected by some sort of arthritis, arthritis can cause pain and damage joints, Patient’s mobility will be compromised in the long term. American Arthritis Association and CDC approved Sun style Taiji to heal and help control arthritis. Chinese Today Radio has invited UC Berkeley Head coach Bryant Fong and coach Mason Tong to teach us 1) practicing Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang’s Qugong practice of “Fong Song Gong “which teaches a student to relax and to find their Qi and manipulate it. 2)we will be working with the basic elements of Sun Taijiquan. These are helpful for staving off the onset of arthritis, providing relief, and improving ones agility and balance.”
Head Coach Bryant Fong, UC Berkeley Wushu/ Taiji Head Instructor , retired Sf City College Health Sciences Dept.  US University Wushu, Deputy Team Leader.  5th generation Bagua, 2nd Generation HunYuan Chen Taiji. Coach Mason Tong,  UC Berkeley Wushu/Taiji Assistant instructor, CMAT director,  6th generation Bagua disciple.

Tenderloin Festival Cancelled, CMAT Cancelled for Spring of 2022, Update on University Games 2022

The Mid-Autumn Festival held in the Tenderloin of San Francisco has been cancelled for September 2021, due to the changing virus conditions.

Per Sifu Fong, UC has stated no CMAT in spring of 2022. At the current time, community members are not allowed on the Berkeley campus. Additionally, the university is reviewing their policies on recruiting, which limits Sifu Fong’s ability to recruit new team members for Cal. A possibility exists for a Fall 2022 CMAT event. Any updates will be posted here.

And for those of you wondering about the Universty Games. Wushu is still slated to be apart of that event. Tentatively set for June 26,2022 in Chengdu, China. Now that was before the variant, that may change. Or China might decide to go ahead with the event. The other problem, is can the US field a Collegiate team, and the cost might be very high. In the neighborhood, of $5,000 per athlete, plus we might have to quarantine. Which we will have to foot the Hotel bills. So I have informed USAWKF for permission to take a team, but again with the variant we might still not go. I will revisit this topic in October to see where the country and the World is, that will probably decide on whether the US sends a team.

21st World Congress on QiGong and Tai Chi (April 24-26, May 1-2, 2021)

The 21st World Congress on
Qigong/Tai Chi/Traditional Chinese Medicine/Natural Healing

The 21st World Congress has three parts:

  •   World Integrated Anti-epidemic Forum-Web Summit in Chinese on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time
  •   World Integrated Anti-epidemic Forum-Web Summit in English from Saturday, April 24 to Monday, April 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time.
  •   Training Workshops on May 1st and 2nd, 2021.