The Tiger's Mouth News and Updates from Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

Fête nationale du Québec celebrated in Tallahassee, FL 0

Fête nationale du Québec celebrated in Tallahassee, FL

In the spirit of all cultures moving together in harmony, the Tallahassee Branch joined their brothers and sisters in Quebec in celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. On Tuesday night 20 folks enjoyed … Read more…

Portugal, Italy & Spain Instructors Gathering 0

Portugal, Italy & Spain Instructors Gathering

  Southern European Centre, 20-21 June 2015 This weekend the Southern European Centre held our annual Instructors Gathering. For the first time the event included Italy, with 65 participants in … Read more…

Tai Chi at the Temple! 0

Tai Chi at the Temple!

Leading up to the big grand opening of the Wong Dai Sin temple this summer, the regular D’Arcy Street Wednesday morning classes have been moved to our new location on … Read more…

In the news in New Zealand 0

In the news in New Zealand

Celebrating 25 years of tai chi Tauranga Taoist Tai Chi members are celebrating 25 years of the traditional exercise in New Zealand by completing 25 sets of more than 100 … Read more…

Seniors on the loose 0

Seniors on the loose

June 10, Helmond. The Seniors Committee of the Netherlands organized another fundraising activity called YUM CHA. A Chinese tradition of drinking tea in the morning or afternoon with dim sum. … Read more…

Summer Tai Chi Week at the International Centre in Orangeville 1

Summer Tai Chi Week at the International Centre in Orangeville

Summer Tai Chi week is no longer the best-kept secret at the International Centre, Orangeville. 186 international participants had the opportunity to upgrade their Tai Chi in significant ways with … Read more…

Artifacts Found During Renovations at the Fenway 1

Artifacts Found During Renovations at the Fenway

June 16,2015  Today we uncovered two pieces of historical data during our renovations. One, a letter written on September 25, 1925 to an old friend who was coming to Clearwater, Florida … Read more…

Taoist Tai Chi Society comments on Premier’s Yoga tweet 1

Taoist Tai Chi Society comments on Premier’s Yoga tweet

The Taoist Tai Chi Society has contacted Premier Christy Clark’s office, asking for a statement to clarify that the Society is in no way involved with a controversy over a … Read more…

The Making of an Artistic Dragon Bike Rack- Fenway Update 4

The Making of an Artistic Dragon Bike Rack- Fenway Update

Dunedin Artistic Bike Rack Collection Continues To Grow with the emergence of the Chinese dragon bike rack created by local metal artist and arc welder, Bill Coleman, in red below. … Read more…

Conclusion of Tai Chi 0

Conclusion of Tai Chi

The workshop comes to a close, and it’s time to show joyful appreciation for the workshop leader, and to present the lucky money.  Also to the hard working team of volunteers who took … Read more…

3-Day Program in Denmark: When home becomes even more like home! 0

3-Day Program in Denmark: When home becomes even more like home!

On May 15th-17th the Taoist Tai Chi Society in Denmark hosted a 3-day program. Ankie Boumans was instructing and we worked on standing foundations, looking for example at sliding doors … Read more…

Taoist Tai Chi Society of New Zealand article posted in ‘The Bay of Plenty Times’ 0

Taoist Tai Chi Society of New Zealand article posted in ‘The Bay of Plenty Times’

Read the original article published in the Bay of Plenty Times, or continue below: ‘Slow-moving meditators complete Tai Chi marathon’ Silence filled the Tauranga Taoist Tai Chi studio yesterday as … Read more…

Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Help Frozen Shoulder 1

Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Help Frozen Shoulder

Around April 2014 I developed a frozen right shoulder. Essentially that’s a tightening of the underside of the capsule of the shoulder – in your armpit, so to speak. There … Read more…

So much in it: Colchester 5-day Program 0

So much in it: Colchester 5-day Program

The latest news from Colchester is – on Thursday we worked on the first four moves of the set. Who’d have thought there was so much in it! Friday morning … Read more…

An inspiring way to start the day 0

An inspiring way to start the day

Workshop participants in Colchester, UK, started the day with chanting practicing – The 10,000 Buddha’s Sutra.  

The Foundation of an International Workshop 0

The Foundation of an International Workshop

150 participants from 13 countries are gathered in Colchester, UK, for a 5-day International Workshop with Tony Kwong. On Wednesday we worked on our foundations, in groups.

International Center – Fenway Update 1

International Center – Fenway Update

Today the 5 acre International Center – Fenway property received a makeover in preparation for the start of interior and exterior framing. A 6 foot construction fence now surrounds the “A” … Read more…

Southwest Area Central Region Program, May 23, 2015 0

Southwest Area Central Region Program, May 23, 2015

81 participants from around Southwestern Ontario and beyond gathered at the Southwest Centre in Stratford for a Central Region Program. The program was a joint effort of all eight Southwest locations. … Read more…

If You Bake it They Will Come: Fundraiser for Fenway in Great Britain 0

If You Bake it They Will Come: Fundraiser for Fenway in Great Britain

Following on from last year’s successful “Tea at the Ritz” fundraiser the local branch organized an Art Deco Tea Party, inspired by the period design of the Fenway. We planned, … Read more…

Tai Chi Sword at the International Centre in Florida 1

Tai Chi Sword at the International Centre in Florida

The International Centre in Florida hosted its first Tai Chi Sword Workshop with 114 participants. Over the three days, the workshop participants enjoyed practicing the Sword set both indoors and outdoors. … Read more…

Update from the International Center Florida 0

Update from the International Center Florida

The Plan The new International Center is a five acre property made up of four structures. The main building, at the Fenway, called  Building “A” will have a grand lobby, meeting … Read more…

Kentucky, USA Location Celebrates 25th Anniversary 0

Kentucky, USA Location Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Kentucky Location celebrated their 25th anniversary on Saturday, May 16th with 68 members attending from Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. We enjoyed a day long intensive with Sean Dennison and … Read more…

Seniors’ Week at the International Centre, May 11-15, 2015 0

Seniors’ Week at the International Centre, May 11-15, 2015

For five days, under the leadership of Verity Rolfe, we discovered our centres, learned to look far, and pressed and balanced our way through don-yus, tor-yus, snakes and several moves. … Read more…

No Hurry at Brisbane International Workshop 0

No Hurry at Brisbane International Workshop

The five-day International workshop held recently in Brisbane Queensland had the highest number of attendees so far at an Australian workshop. There were 191 participants doing Taoist Tai Chi® arts, creating an … Read more…

Edmonton Celebrates 35 Years 0

Edmonton Celebrates 35 Years

  May 1st – 3rd 2015; the 35th anniversary of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ in Edmonton. We were honoured to have John Huang from Sarnia, Ontario lead us … Read more…

Mother’s Day Banquet on April 25, 2015 in Toronto 0

Mother’s Day Banquet on April 25, 2015 in Toronto

The Mother’s Day Banquet on April 25 in Toronto was a great success in bringing together 360 of our friends and family from all over Ontario and parts beyond. This … Read more…

Note on Anatomy and Physiology: Suppleness of Focus 0

Note on Anatomy and Physiology: Suppleness of Focus

We’ve concentrated a lot lately on the upper limbs. We’ve emphasized that, because the hands form one end of a number of continuities running through the body, their proper use … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold. … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Hand and The Tiger’s Mouth 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Hand and The Tiger’s Mouth

Last time, we looked at how the bones of the elbow-forearm complex are designed so that the elbow bends and the hand turns. To better understand the influence of the … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: One Big Tendon 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: One Big Tendon

In an earlier article, it was mentioned that we are often asked in class to open Tiger’s Mouth, bring fingertips up, drop elbow, turn wrist or send out the hands. … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Elbow-Forearm Complex 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Elbow-Forearm Complex

In practicing our art, one of the things we discover is the steady rhythm of the body as it turns up and then down. Surprisingly, we also learn that attending … Read more…

Testimonial: Research Proves Experience with Fibromyalgia 0

Testimonial: Research Proves Experience with Fibromyalgia

As reported in the New York Times and US News & World Report, a small but significant new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Learning with the Hand and Elbow 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Learning with the Hand and Elbow

Taoist Tai Chi® arts introduce a way of moving that is novel for all students. Because the focus is on balance in all its dimensions, we develop over time a … Read more…

Testimonial: Full Range of Motion Regained in Spine 0

Testimonial: Full Range of Motion Regained in Spine

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we asked members around the world to share how the Taoist Tai Chi® arts have affected their lives.  “When I started practicing the Taoist … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: More On The Ties That Bind 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: More On The Ties That Bind

In the tor yu, the hands draw out the spine – as the body sends out the hands. To better understand this interplay, let’s examine further the whole body continuities … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs

The intervertebral discs play a key role in the life of the healthy spine. Their degeneration is a frequent cause of pain and disability, and a herniated lumbar disc represents … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold. … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2

In the last note, we learned that bending forward with the low back in Step Up and Punch or Push Needle to Sea Bottom reverses the normal lumbar lordosis, lengthens the … Read more…

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