Redding Tai Chi Activities
Members of Redding Tai Chi and friends helped support Turtle Bay Exploration Park by donating $1,000.00 to the Park and attending their annual fundraiser. Left to right: Cathy Stone, Phylliss Nettesheim, Michel Czehatowski, Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, Emma Fan, Li Huang.
Curtis Remark, Brush Knee. Picture from the "A Community Thrives" video we made for the grant competition in 2017.
Cathy and Lillian doing Brush Knee. Picture taken from the "A Community Thrives" video we made for the grant competition in 2017.
NanCee Huett promoting the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project at Redding Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.
Cris Simpson (foreground), Lillian Cesario (back) promoting the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project at the Redding Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.
Michel Czehatowski, Curtis Remark, LInda Finkel representing Redding Tai Chi at the Redding Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.
Lillian Cesario promoting the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project at the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.
Shasta College Community Education Introduction to Tai Chi Class February 2017.
On the Second Saturday of the month these dedicated students met in the McConnell Arboretum at 8:00 am (and 40 degrees) to practice Tai Chi.
On June 18, 2017 Michel was a guest of Master Wang Zhi Yong's Tai Chi class in Lanzhou, China. He had been invited by Wang Xu in 2016 to meet her Tai Chi instructor Master Wang Zhi Yong and his students and friends.
Wang Xu (in red) visited my class in 2016 and invited me to meet her teacher, Wang Zhi Yong, and her Tai Chi "friends" (all 50 of them!)
Master Wang is the top rated tai chi instructor in Gansu province and rated number eight in China in tai chi form competition.
Wu Dang Tai Chi Sword form.
I demonstrated my Yang Style Tai Chi form for Master Wang and his students. After my demo Master Wang told his students that my form was not a "competition" tai chi form - it was the "original" tai chi.
It was very rare to have a foreigner visit their class and demonstrate Tai Chi. They were very curious and everyone wanted pictures.
While in Lanzhou, China, Master Wang Zhi Yong introduced me to his friend, Zhao He Rang (pictured). Master Zhao is 76 years old and in great shape. I was told that he is very good at Push Hands (Tui shou).
After the morning class we went to lunch and then to another spot by the river where some of his students practice. We were joined by Zhao He Rang who helped show me some of the finer points of Push Hands.