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Tuesday, January 16, 2001 - 19:30

Tai Chi Chuan

Mr. Liu Hongche, Head Coach, Beijing Tai Chi Team; Consultant, International Yun Nien Tai Chi Association

German Embassy

Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Ji Quan), commonly called Tai Chi is a graceful and gentle exercise widely performed by men and women of all ages in China. BIS is pleased to welcome as our guest speaker Mr. Liu Hongche, the head coach of Beijing Tai Chi Team, consultant for the International Yun Nien Tai Chi Association and a member of Beijing Martial Arts Association, who is himself a level seven martial arts master. In his presentation Mr. Liu will speak on the philosophy, artistic value and mechanics of this thousand-year-old form of exercise. He will also tell us of its use in strengthening health and in self-defence.

Since members may be encouraged to follow a few movements with our speaker, to experience Tai Chi themselves, comfortable attire and shoes are recommended for this event.