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Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On July 04, 2016 at 23:11

Much more to come in the next several weeks,  We are planning some excellent seminars for all student levels.  

Keep watching this page for more news about the seminars, and all of the great experiences that result form GM's visit.

 

 


Promotion Time
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On April 20, 2016 at 19:43

Taichi Promotion Time

On Saturday April 16, 2016 we had testing of many students at Chinatown Tai Chi Center. Below I've posted pictures of the occasion. Please take time to congratulate them all.

Taichi Promotion Time

Mark - Green Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Aaron - Blue Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Michael - Red Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Troy - Brown Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Chris - Brown Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Bryce - White Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Karin - Yelllow Fringe

Taichi Promotion Time

Scott - Yellow Fringe


When you practice your forms good things happen
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On February 22, 2016 at 11:08

There are so many ways to exercise.  Exercise is not a dirty word but let's face it not all forms of exercise will appeal to all people.  I admit to knowing that I need to get up and move every day, even if I don't feel like doing it.  I need to enjoy my exercise.  And when I'm practicing Tai Chi Chuan it is fun for me.  For one, I don't need a lot of space.  Plus there is so much variety.  One day I can practice empty hand forms - there are so many to choose from.  The next day I might play with one of the many Chinese Straight Sword forms, or  Saber or Broadsword forms.  One of my favorite weapons is the Fan Form.  There is also cane and staff to challenge my body and brain.  And all of these forms while fun are also an excellent form of exercise.

So pardon me while I go challenge myself to a round of tai chi.   

 


A time for Monkey business
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis calph
On January 27, 2016 at 13:49


 The banquet is planned and we're happy to celebrate the Year of the Monkey with you.  The banquet will be held at Nikki and Chuck's.  Directions will be available at the school.  They live only five minutes from the school so you'll have no problem finding their home.  We'll be ordering from 

SZECHUAN 麻辣诱惑 | authentic chinese cuisine in Roseville.

Place your order and pay in advance.  The food will be picked up and delilvered to Nikki and Chuck's and the feast and fun will begin.  Any questions contact me or Jerry Jackson taijerry@comcast.net

 

Year of the Monkey officially beginning on February 8


Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:

  Rat    Ox    Tiger Rabbit  Dragon Snake  Horse  Sheep MonkeyRooster Dog  Pig 
2008 2009  2010  2011  2012  2013   2014  2015   2016    2017   2018 2007

Calculating 'When is the Chinese New Year in 2016'Chinese New Year 2016 - Monkey

The fact that the date of Chinese New Year varies within about a month is a clue that it's linked to the new moon.  A rough, and almost infallible guide is that the Chinese New Year follows the second new moon after the winter solstice.  The winter solstice always falls on December 21st, the next new moon is on January 10th 2016, and the second new moon is  
 
 
 
 
 

Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the MonkeyChinese New Year 2016 - Monkey (猴)

The date for the Chinese New Year in 2016 is February 8th.  This is the year of the Fire Monkey. 
 

Year of the Monkey

The monkey ranks ninth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The monkey is a clever animal and is frequently compared to a smart person. Pictures of monkeys are often placed on walls and doors to bring good fortune.

Characteristics of Monkey People

  • People born in the year of the monkey are lively, flexible, witty and versatile with strong practical ability.
  • They love to be active and they enjoy sports.
  • Often highly intelligent, they are talented problem solvers, and are self-assured, sociable and innovative.
  • They love being the centre of attention and have a magnetic personality.
  • Monkey people have an insatiable desire for knowledge and show amazing creativity in their work.
  • They like challenges and love to succeed, although they can be discouraged if things don't go their way.
  • Monkeys are mischievous; they are masters of the practical joke (though they can sometimes take things too far)
  • They tend to be healthy (probably due to their active lifestyle) but should remember to take a break from their busy schedule now and again.
  • Negative traits are that they can be jealous, suspicious, cunning, arrogant and impatient, and tend to look down on others.
 

Happy New Year 2016
Posted By: Sifu
On December 24, 2015 at 10:03

Saturday January 2 is the first class of the new year. That means regular hours beginning at 9 am for the advanced class, 10am for Intermediate/advanced and 11am for Beginners and new students.
 
 
We will be planning a date soon for the Chinese New Year banquet for the 

Year of the Monkey officially beginning on February 8

More to come on this fun event.  Below is some information on the Monkey sign.


Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:

  Rat    Ox    Tiger Rabbit  Dragon Snake  Horse  Sheep MonkeyRooster Dog  Pig 
2008 2009  2010  2011  2012  2013   2014  2015   2016    2017   2018 2007

Calculating 'When is the Chinese New Year in 2016'Chinese New Year 2016 - Monkey

The fact that the date of Chinese New Year varies within about a month is a clue that it's linked to the new moon.  A rough, and almost infallible guide is that the Chinese New Year follows the second new moon after the winter solstice.  The winter solstice always falls on December 21st, the next new moon is on January 10th 2016, and the second new moon is  
 
 
 
 
 

Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the MonkeyChinese New Year 2016 - Monkey (猴)

The date for the Chinese New Year in 2016 is February 8th.  This is the year of the Fire Monkey. 
 

Year of the Monkey

The monkey ranks ninth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The monkey is a clever animal and is frequently compared to a smart person. Pictures of monkeys are often placed on walls and doors to bring good fortune.

Characteristics of Monkey People

  • People born in the year of the monkey are lively, flexible, witty and versatile with strong practical ability.
  • They love to be active and they enjoy sports.
  • Often highly intelligent, they are talented problem solvers, and are self-assured, sociable and innovative.
  • They love being the centre of attention and have a magnetic personality.
  • Monkey people have an insatiable desire for knowledge and show amazing creativity in their work.
  • They like challenges and love to succeed, although they can be discouraged if things don't go their way.
  • Monkeys are mischievous; they are masters of the practical joke (though they can sometimes take things too far)
  • They tend to be healthy (probably due to their active lifestyle) but should remember to take a break from their busy schedule now and again.
  • Negative traits are that they can be jealous, suspicious, cunning, arrogant and impatient, and tend to look down on others.
 

Practice outside
Posted By: Sifu Calph
On July 28, 2015 at 06:09

As the weather warms, think about taking your tai chi practice outside, just sometimes. It can be a good challenge for balance and mentally, too. Sometimes we get focused on four walls. Let a tree, a branch, a rock, or a flower be your direction finder.  

We will continue classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer months. The Wednesdays we will not have classes are June 24th, July 29th, and August 26th.  No class will be held on Saturday July 4th.

 



Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On April 22, 2015 at 09:10

As the weather warms think about taking your tai chi practice outside, just sometimes.  It can be a good challenge for balance and mentally too.  Sometimes we get focused on four walls.  Let a tree, a branch a rock or a flower be your direction finder.  

We will continue classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer months.  The Wednesdays we will not have classes are June 24th, July 29th and August 26th.  No class will be held on Saturday July 4th.

 

 


Staying on track with apractice
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On February 08, 2015 at 14:12


 
Remember .... There is no class on Wednesday February 25.   Classes resume as usual on Saturday February 28th.
 
To all of you who sent me your tai chi resolutions, thank you.  I would like to know how you did in completing those resolutions.  If they are on going resolutions please let me know how you are doing.  Also tell me if it is alright to share with all of the students.
 
Please check the members Section for you new challenges.    


Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On January 25, 2015 at 12:22

Remember .... There is no class on Wednesday January 28.   Classes resume as usual on Saturday January 31st.

 Thank you to all of the students who have handed in your resolutions and who created your own solo form.  I am so happy that you took the challenge.  Let me know as you progress to your goals.

Please remember to submit a name for the Chinese new year password if you can think of one.

 

 2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Sheep starts from Feb. 19, 2015.  We will announce in class and in the Member's section the date and time of our Chinese New Year Banquet.  


A positive start to 2015
Posted By: Sifu Phyllis Calph
On December 29, 2014 at 14:53

To current students at Chinatown Tai Chi Center check the Members Section for your January challenge.  Since we have limited hours here at the school it is all the more important to focus on good balance between, Meditation, solo form practice,weapons forms, two person practice and tui shou (push hands).  

 

 2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Sheep starts from Feb. 19, 2015.  We will announce in class and in the Member's section the date and time of our Chinese New Year Banquet.  

 

 


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