The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed on Thursday China’s Taijiquan on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was announced during the online meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held from December 14 to 19 in Kingston, capital of Jamaica. Taijiquan, a kind of traditional martial arts, was born in the mid-17th century in a small village named Chenjiagou located in Central China’s Henan province, before it spread to more than 150 countries and regions, attracting more than 100 million people to practise.
by Amanda Heidke COVID-19 has certainly meant many changes to our year and the thought of not being able to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival was not a happy one. However the easing of NSW Health directives allowing gatherings of 20 enabled us to share Tai Chi, Qigong and Mooncakes in the most beautiful natural environment of Hunter Wetlands. Our event was completely booked within 2 hours of announcing it would be proceeding. Participants enjoyed a perfect day of sunshine and gentle breeze in the company of chirping birds and frogs – I do not know of a more perfect way
“World Health Qigong Day” was initiated by the International Health Qigong Federation and is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of September each year. This year’s event’s slogan was: Have you Baduanjined today? Yes, we have! On 12 September 2020, Wushu & Tai Chi NSW, together with thousands of Health Qigong enthusiasts from all over the world, celebrated it in Liberty Grove, Sydney. Wonderful sunny day allowed us to do it outdoor (observing all COVID-19 precautions). More photos from Liberty Grove on Flickr
On January 15, 2020, British Health Qigong Association was invited to introduce Health Qigong to the young & fit trainees at RAF COSFORD. The RAF Officer Training Academy is interested in negotiating sustainable development cooperation with British Health Qigong Association in the future. Military training can sometimes be over focused on the physical strength which can be very competitive and hard, so good to see the RAF college has started to embrace the mental wellbeing into the training for the force. Source: International Health Qigong Federation
EXHIBITION DETAILS Date: 14 October 2019 – 21 February 2020 Venue: Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Building EA.G.03, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University. Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere. Gallery Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, Friday 11:00am – 3pm Contact: Lindsay Liu, (02) 9685 9943 ——————————– “The artworks for this exhibition were chosen by Guan Wei from his own personal collection. Guan Wei named the exhibition Essence, Energy, Spirit, which aptly captures the recurring themes of his art’s practice. Guan Wei is renowned for creating works that interlace imagery from his
* by John Gough * (Photo from the International Martial Arts Tournament, Singapore, September 2019) Why take part in Local, National or International Competitions or Events? I guess that is a question that can only be answered by each of us individually. For some the thought of doing so can be an overwhelm, for others, part of the adventure in participating in our art and life. For me, and while I cannot speak for each member of our latest adventure to Singapore, I suspect we all share our love in the participation of our Taiji world, the wonderful people we
The 15th World Wushu Championships in Shanghai, China (20-23 October 2019) was exceptionally well covered by WushuTV. All events were live-streamed and later were available as recorded videos. Thanks to that, we were able to watch all performances of the Australian athletes. In short: Good effort! For details, see our Summary compiled from the official results. As usual, the World Championships coincided with the reshuffling of positions among the IWUF officials, meetings of various Committees and, of course, the IWUF Congress. Unlike the Championships, these events are kept secret. Although we are almost sure that the IWUF has now a new
On Saturday, 1 June 2019, Tai Chi Association of Australia held their regular Open Championships. Everyone had a great day, and here is our photo-report. Our congratulation to all winners! We hope the gatherings like this will happen more often and attract more professionals.
Wushu & Tai Chi NSW supports the global movement of Health Qigong as a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Wushu & Tai Chi NSW recognises International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) as an international body coordinating the development of Health Qigong world-wide according to the directions from the leading experts in the area. For a long time, Wushu & Tai Chi NSW has maintained friendly relationships with Tai Chi Australia Pty Ltd which is based in Melbourne and, as a member organisation of IHQF, has the
The World Tai Chi & Qigong Day was celebrated on 27 April 2019. Australia, due to its geographical position, was one of the first countries to meet it – thousands of Australian Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts gathered in the parks or near historic landmarks for this famous annual event. We have received photo reports from many locations, among them: Epping Creative Centre, Epping, NSW Wushu & Tai Chi NSW organised a free session at the Epping Creative Centre which attracted both regular and new participants. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Darvall Park, Denistone, NSW The Eastwood Tai Chi Group celebrated WTCQD at Darvall Park,