By Howard Choy (Cai Hong 蔡洪), B.Arch. (UNSW), Principal of Shou Yi Taijiquan and Qigong in Berlin and Europe. Abstract There is a lot of misunderstanding and mis-information about the traditional Chinese concept of Qi 氣in Taijiquan and Qigong, as they became main-stream and globalised. Some modern “masters” promoted Qi as being some kind of magical force that can throw you to the ground without even touching you, have you ever wonder why it works to some but not to others? How do you “fajing” with Qi? How can one man with Qi can withstand being pushed by 10 without
February 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bring your family and friends and join Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture (ACIAC) to celebrate the 2018 Chinese New Year! Enjoy fascinating stories of the Australia-China experience from our cultural ambassadors; Have lots of fun with Sydney’s Lion Dancers; Win a prize in the Chinese Riddles Competition; Try Chinese brushwork and take home your own happy calligraphy. Please RSVP HERE by 22 February 2018.
Willoughby City Council invites everyone to the annual Chinese New Year Festival, one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney. The Festival, hosted by Willoughby City Council and the Chinese Cultural Centre NSW, starts at 10.00 am on Saturday 24 February and will include a Welcome Ceremony at 11:00 am, followed by spectacular Dragon and Lion Dances in Chatswood Mall. This year’s entertainment program includes a Chinese Kung Fu, magic show, acrobatics, folk dances and much more. A variety of market stalls selling arts, craft and delicious Chinese food will line Chatswood Mall from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, against
The International Health Qigong Federation in conjunction with Tai Chi Australia will conduct the series of Health Qigong Seminars & Workshops in Melbourne from April 21 to April 22, 2018. They will be followed by (optional) Duan Wei examination (Level 1, 2 and 3). We are privileged to have three highly acclaimed exponents of Health Qigong as the facilitators. Professor Zhang Wen Chun from Jiang Xi University of Chinese Medicine is the Vice President of the Chinese Medical Qigong Association whose PhD students conduct research on the benefits of Qigong for Health. Professor Liu Xiao Lei from the Beijing Sport University
The Organising Committee is inviting everyone interested in Tai Chi, Qigong and Wushu to take part in the forthcoming inter/multidisciplinary Conference in Sydney at Macquarie University on Tai Chi, Wushu and Qigong in Today’s World. The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for an interdisciplinary forum for both Australian and international scholars engaged in research on the arts. The scope of the conference is intentionally broad in the hope to bring together scholars, practitioners and teachers from different fields and various directions including, but not limited to, cultural, literary, philosophy, religion and social studies, sports and medicine.