Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching’s Birthday

A message from Terry Price:

On June 3rd, The Laughing Dragon Academy will celebrate Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching’s Birthday, and though we wish we could be there in person to celebrate with him face to face, life has other plans. So we send him our deepest heart felt wishes for health, happiness and long life and hope he is surrounded with family and friends who will make it a wonderful day.

Recently, I viewed a clip on Facebook of an Australian television news interview featuring Dan Djurdjevic, my Ling Yun Pai Brother. At one point the interviewer asked why Dan taught the things he did, and Dan’s response really hit home. He told the reporter, and I’m paraphrasing, that he had taken an oath to spread the Chen Pan Ling System and keep the internal arts alive. So, I think that the best Birthday gift that I, and everyone else who took that same oath to become an indoor student of our Shifu, Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching, is to hold true to that promise and remember that we are part of very big family indeed. Happy Birthday Shifu.


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World Taiji and Qigong Day 2018

Please join us for the 2018 World Taiji and Qigong Day.  Beginning in New Zealand, this annual event spreads time zone by time zone across the globe through 60 countries across 6 continents.  Come and be part of the wave!

Saturday April 28, 2017 at 10 am
Unity Church of Tidewater
5580 Shell Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Participants should arrive no later than 9:30 am to check in with their school leader.  The wave begins promptly at 10:00 am and lasts about 15 minutes.  Demonstrations and potluck lunch follow afterwards.  The public is invited to watch (bring your own lawn chair!).

Please note that the normal Saturday morning Taiji class at the Virginia Martial Arts Center will be cancelled due to the event!


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Congratulations Shifu Terry Price!

The Virginia Martial Arts Center recognized Shifu Terry Price as the “Eagle Award – 2017 Leader of the Year” during their annual awards dinner.  The presentation plaque states,

“The Tradition of Leadership in the Martial Arts is to build the Character of each participant, by strengthening the body, mind and spirit.  The above person has put the needs of others above their own, to share their knowledge and experience.  We acknowledge this person as a Leader in the Martial Arts Community.” 

His students heartily agree!

TerrysAwardHanshi Darren Myers with Shifu Terry Price

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Chen Pan-ling 50th Anniversary Memorial


Schedule of Events:

9:30 A.M.: Old photographic records of Master Chen Pan-Ling will be shown on a big projection screen.

Part 1: Memorial of Grand Master Chen Pan-Ling.

1. Speech by Master Yu Kung-Bao
2. Speeches by Representatives of Famous Martial Artists
3. Speeches by Members of Chen Pan-Ling World Family (one representative from each country: America, Japan, China, Taiwan, France, Australia, Ireland and Germany).
4. Speech by Master Chen Xia-Yi, the head of Chen Pan-Ling World Family

11:00 A.M.: Big screen display of photographs showing how Chen Pan-Ling Martial Arts has been inherited, taught, and transmitted by Master Chen Pan-Ling’s descendants and disciples.

Part 2: Inheritance and Propagation
A. Martial Arts Demonstration and Performance (Individuals, Groups, different Tai Chi styles)
B. Members of Chen Pan-Ling World Family perform and demonstrate Chen Pan-Ling Martial Arts.

1. Tai Chi 99 Form (Two-Side Taijiquan)
Chen Pan-Ling World Family Group Performance of Tai Chi 99 Form (Approximately seven minutes: Split into 3 groups to demonstrate 1st, 2nd and 3rd section simultaneously)
2. Dragon Sword (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, Japan & Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
3. Spear (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
4. Short Stick – 24 Forms (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, Japan & Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
5. Six Harmonies Saber (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
6. Bagua Stick (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
7. Bagua Double Swords (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, Japan & Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
8. Feng Quan (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)

C. The end of commemoration, salute and say goodbye (Estimated end time: 12:30 P.M.)

Note:  You can view Chen Panling’s Memorial Book that was created after his funeral at the link on the website.  You need to sign up for a free account, and then click on the camera icon


and then start scrolling through the images starting at 427.



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Save the Date!

You are invited to
“The Next Occasional Push Hands Gathering”
to be held on
Saturday, September 23rd,
from 1 to 5 pm
The Virginia Martial Arts Center
3352 Taylor Rd, Chesapeake, Va, 23221
Free Admission for All!

This is open to all area Taiji schools and participants of all skill levels.  Remember that this is a time for sharing and learning, not for competition, so all egos should be left in your vehicles!

Our regular Saturday 8-10 am class will still be held as usual. If you would like to join us for a meal and fellowship in the time between the class and the push hands gathering, please be a VMAC by 10:30 am.

We hope to see you there!


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Seeking Taiji Stick Form Information

Recently, some leaflets were found in the back of a 1974 Chinese language version of “Chen Panling’s Taijiquan Textbook” (中華國術太極拳教材 陳泮嶺著). See gallery below:

While the leaflet printed in red is obviously a list of the 99 Taijiquan form’s postures, the other two pages seem to describe a Taiji stick form.  The smallest leaflet is the size of a postcard, and looks to be a miniature version of a larger poster.  The largest leaflet has a handwritten list of the postures titles described on the miniature poster.  Has anyone ever encountered these handouts in any other printings of the book?  The first 24 postures seem like the standard 24 step stick form practiced by many schools.  They are also similar to the 24 step stick form found in “The Complete Works of Chen Pan Ling’s Chinese Martial Arts Teaching Teachings” (中華國術教材全集 陳泮嶺傳授) .

Note that this is NOT the “Thunder Stick” form that Master Chen Yun Ching taught worldwide for 10 years and documented on the “Thunders Stick Form & Function” DVD.  Although both forms contain chops, stabs, sweeps, etc., it is not the same form.

The Taiji stick form found on the poster is also much longer than any other Taiji stick form found online, and the titles of each posture are Chinese idioms that are usually associated with sword forms.  A translation of the postures on the poster can be found here.  If anyone has found these or any other extra materials in 1963, 1968 or 1974 Chen Panling Taiji books, please let us know!

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Teacher Certificate Ceremony

On February 4th, 2017, in a small informal ceremony, Master Terry Price awarded Teacher Certificates to five very deserving students:  Teri Chong, Anthony Nguyen, Wesley Lammay, Timothy Barth and Jennifer Barth.

Each of these Students has demonstrated an excellent understanding of the principals that drive the Internal Arts.  Each one has shown that they have the ability and deep desire to pass on the Chen Pan Ling Martial and Healing Arts in ways that are as different as their personalities.

Also during the ceremony, two students were inducted into the Teacher Certification program:  Belina Alfonso and Richard Alfonso.  These two students show great promise and are very eager to do the work necessary to become good teachers.

Master Price is very proud of his students and is confident that the Chen Pan Ling System is in very capable hands!

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