February 7th, 2013
September 26th, 2011
Article Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-09/27/content_13797047.htm
Paying Respects to Tai Chi elders in Handan
Filmmaking is just a hobby now, says kungfu star Jet Li, who is spending more time on his charity and on promoting martial arts.
He has turned down three films in 2011, including an American one, Li says at the premiere of his latest film, [The Sorcerer and the White Snake], a fantasy flick based on a Chinese folktale about the romance between a man and a snake fairy.
He plays a kungfu monk in the film, which will be released on Sept 28.
The 48-year-old, while running his charity institution One Foundation, will soon start a company to promote tai chi with Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma. Alibaba is one of the largest online commerce platforms in China.
October 6th, 2010
I wanted to share some commentary on a post from the New York Times. First take a look at the article:
“A downside to Tai Chi? None that I see”
The graceful, dancelike progression of meditative poses called tai chi originated in ancient China as a martial art, but the exercise is best known in modern times as a route to reduced stress and enhanced health.
After reviewing existing scientific evidence for its potential health benefits, I’ve concluded that the proper question to ask yourself may not be why you should practice tai chi, but why not.
It is a low-impact activity suitable for people of all ages and most states of health, even those who “hate” exercise or have long been sedentary. It is a gentle, calming exercise — some call it meditation in motion — that involves deep breathing but no sweat or breathlessness.
It places minimal stress on joints and muscles and thus is far less likely than other forms of exercise to cause muscle soreness or injury. It requires no special equipment or clothing and can be practiced almost anywhere at any time, alone or with others.
August 30th, 2010
Aug 28 Changquan Alfred Combat Games Competition
The US and Canada national teams were in attendance at the 2010 sport accord combat games held in Beijing China among many other countries such as Russia, China, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, and Japan. The US Team sent veteran wushu athletes Sarah Chang, Peter Dang, and Alfred Hsing.
May 29th, 2010
Tiger Claw Kung Fu Magazine Tournament
On Saturday, June 12th, 2010, KungFuMagazine.com, will be holding their second annual championship. They have many new exciting changes for this year. They are adding new divisions for Wing Chun and Tai Chi Push Hands. They are planning separate Grand Champions for modern wushu and traditional kung fu to encourage more traditional competitors. As we are cooperating with Tiger Claw and Shark City Nationals again, this tournament will showcase both Chinese Martial Arts and Karate. They will be separating the Grand Champions for these arts this year instead of combining them. Chinese style competitors will be able to compete with the Karate competitors and in their new WildAid Tiger Champion division. This special division promotes WildAid’s campaign to save wild tigers
Shark City Nationals is part of the Bay Area Sport Karate Association (BASKA) and is promoted by Tony and Theresa Kattengell. This historic cooperative event offers Cash Awards, Custom Grand Champion Trophies, Special First Time Competitors Divisions and of course magazine coverage.