Push Hands Gathering

When: Sunday March 6th
Where: Virginia Martial Arts Center
Time: 1:00 pm until about 5:00 pm

This event is free and open to all skill levels (or even no skill level).

This is a time to share your experiences and insights into art of T’aiji Push Hands with our area Nei Jia Brothers and Sisters and to have fun.

This not a competition so check your egos at the door.

As in the past, I will provide bottled water and or juice. If you wish you can bring some sort of snack to share, but please remember, if you bring something, please be prepared to take any leftovers back home with you.

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September 2016 Seminar

We are excited to announce that Master James Sumarac, along with his lovely wife Shou Mei, will be visiting the United States in September. Master Sumarac is adopted brother and direct student to Chen Yun Ching, son of Chen Pan Ling and heir to the Chen Pan Ling unique and Traditional system of Chinese Internal Boxing. He has over 40 years of experience in the martial and healing arts.

Master Sumarac will be offering a week long seminar from September 15th – 19th that includes Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as other topics. The seminar will be held at Virginia Martial Arts Center in Chesapeake, VA or – if we are blessed with good weather – at scenic outdoor locations nearby.

Click this link to attend!

TaiChiFlyer_2016 Sept2016_Seminar_Flyer.pdf

Please contact us with any questions!

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Happy New Year!

We wish a Happy 2016 to all of our brothers and sisters in the martial arts!

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How many Tai Chi players does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: 100. One to change the bulb and the other 99 to say, “We do not do it that way in our style of Tai Chi.”

From “The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” by Peter Wayne with Mark Fuerst

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Internal Energy

‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Journey

Jiǔ céng zhī tái, qǐ yú lěi tǔ; qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià.

A tall tower begins with the foundation; a long journey begins with a single step.


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Chen Yun Ching Seminar

Terry, Teri and Tony attended the Chen Yun Ching Seminar in Maryland this weekend. More information to follow!

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle

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Welcome to Laughing Dragon Academy of Internal Martial Arts Blog!  I hope to add my thoughts about Tai Chi and the Chen Pan Ling System here.

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