Redding Tai Chi Activities

TB fundraiser March 25 2017
TB fundraiser March 25 2017

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.

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Curtis Remark
Curtis Remark

Curtis Remark, Brush Knee. Picture from the "A Community Thrives" video we made for the grant competition in 2017.

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Cathy Stone, Lillian Cesario
Cathy Stone, Lillian Cesario

Cathy and Lillian doing Brush Knee. Picture taken from the "A Community Thrives" video we made for the grant competition in 2017.

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Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017

NanCee Huett promoting the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project at Redding Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.

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Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017

Cris Simpson (foreground), Lillian Cesario (back) promoting the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project at the Redding Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.

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Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017

Michel Czehatowski, Curtis Remark, LInda Finkel representing Redding Tai Chi at the Redding Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.

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Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017

Lillian Cesario promoting the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project at the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.

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Shasta College Feb 2017
Shasta College Feb 2017

Shasta College Community Education Introduction to Tai Chi Class February 2017.

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Tai Chi January 14, 2016
Tai Chi January 14, 2016

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.

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A Visit to Lanzhou, China
A Visit to Lanzhou, China

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.

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Wang Zhi Yong, Michel, Wang Xu
Wang Zhi Yong, Michel, Wang Xu

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!)

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Master Wang Zhi Yong
Master Wang Zhi Yong

Master Wang is the top rated tai chi instructor in Gansu province and rated number eight in China in tai chi form competition.

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Tai Chi Sword Form
Tai Chi Sword Form

Wu Dang Tai Chi Sword form.

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Demonstrating Tai chi
Demonstrating Tai chi

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.

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Form Demonstration
Form Demonstration

It was very rare to have a foreigner visit their class and demonstrate Tai Chi. They were very curious and everyone wanted pictures.

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Wang Zhi Yong's Tai Chi class
Wang Zhi Yong's Tai Chi class
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Michel and Master Zhao He Rang
Michel and Master Zhao He Rang

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).

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An afternoon with Wang Zhi Yong
An afternoon with Wang Zhi Yong

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.

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