2016 Great Lakes Taiji Festival was Held on October 29 with Great Success

太极会友、五湖论剑 — 五大湖地区太极观摩演示交流会成功举行!


十月的密西根,红叶烂漫,美轮美奂。二十九日的这一天,一个风和日丽,温暖如春的星期六,在密西根大学迪尔本(University of Michigan-Dearborn)校园里,闻名遐尔的福特庄园旁边的UMD体育馆内,随着一群群身着色彩斑澜的太极服饰的太极爱好者的到来,给翻修一新的体育馆平添了浓浓的中华元素。经过组委会的辛勤努力,一年一度的五大湖地区太极观摩演示交流会于下午2点30分准时在这里举行。踏着《运动员进行曲》雄壮的节奏,十二支由不同族裔太极习练者组成的太极队闪亮登场,他们分别是密西根太极协会、安华太极俱乐部一队、二队和三队、大湖太极队、太极星协会、康乐太极队、 金色年华太极队、华美协会太极队、和式太极队、密西根太极中心、健身太极队、吴式太极学会队等。

入场式结束后,中国驻芝加哥总领事馆的芩建德领事致词,对中华文化之瑰宝的太极拳在大底特律地区的蓬勃开展表达了极大的赞赏。接着,底特律中国人协会主席王丽莎女士和密大孔子学院的严慈庆博士分别作了热情洋溢的致词。参会太极选手以热烈的掌声感谢他们五年以来对太极交流会的支持。嘉宾致词后,交流会主持人,五湖太极协会主席梁建成博士请各队队长上场,一一介绍给了参会太极队员们和观众,并代表组委会和所有参会人员感谢队长们!正是他们的不懈努力,才有太极运动、太极文化在五大湖地区的蓬勃开展,才有了交流会连续五年的成功举办。

仪式结束后,太极演示、交流正式开始。十二支太极队先后登场,演示了各队拿手套路,分别有太极拳、太极剑、太极扇、太极刀、太极棍、太极推手等。风格流派有杨式太极、吴式太极、陈式太极、和式太极,还有道太极、武当太极以及国家标准套路等。

首先登场的是密西根太极协会队。他们表演的是道太极套路。这也是他们一直坚持习练的套路。值得一提的是,他们是一支“洋人”队伍,也是一支连续五年来,年年参加五大湖太极交流会的太极队,由此可见他们对太极运动的执著和热爱。由非华裔族群为多数组成的“洋人”太极队还有另外两支 -- 密西根太极中心队和来自安娜堡的吴式太极学会队。作为历届交流会的一道亮丽,他们的参会彰显了太极运动为不同族群接受和喜爱的现在和将来,让交流会的组织者感到无比的欣慰。更何况他们水准可不一般。演示的套路从太极拳、太极剑到太极刀,让所有来自华人社区的太极队刮目相看。

当然,来自华人社区的九支队伍也是各有千秋。太极星协会的队伍人数最多、气场最盛。他们演示的陈式太极拳和太极荷花扇,独具风格的精彩演示赢得了满场的掌声。来自安华太极俱乐部的三支队伍是同一个太极组织内队伍最多的,表明太极在该地区持续不断的开展。他们的表演不论是老资格一队,还是新手上路的三队,一招一式,可圈可点。大湖太极队、康乐太极队演示的拳和剑,健身太极队演示的杨式太极28式套路,华美协会太极队演示的杨式太极37式套路和推手,不但水准高,且各具特色。展示了大家长期坚持习练所达到的功力和对太极精髓的理解,同时也展示了团队长期在一起练习所花费的心血和成果。有的队伍对经典的太极套路作了全新的编排,使其更具观赏性。他们的演示代表了太极在本地区的最高水平,比较上一届,不可同日而语。金色年华太极队是由年逾古稀、耄耋的长者们组成。而他们演示的太极扇和长繐剑,看过后让人不敢相信他们的年龄,太极之养生果效可见一斑。

交流会的另一亮点是来自国内,专程前来参会的和式太极拳师秦旭普先生和他的三位弟子。他们演示了和式太极的拳、棍和推手,让参会的所有太极朋友有幸一睹国内太极高手的风采。作为交流会组委会的主帅和现场的主持人,梁建成博士应邀欣然登场,为大家演示了杨式太极16式。经典的杨家招式、深厚的功力,引来了满场的喝彩。最后交流会在所有参会人员齐登场演示24式太极拳后圆满结束。

看到付出的辛勤和汗水又一次硕果累累,组委会在欣慰之余,更是由衷地感谢各个参会太极队的支持、参与和共同努力,感谢众多参与大会前期准备、现场场务及后期工作的众多志愿人员的辛勤付出,感谢各有关组织、赞助单位和各界朋友们的大力支持和帮助。



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2016 Taiji Festival Video
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2016 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2015 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2015 Taiji Festival



2015 Taiji Festival Video
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0) All Team - Marching-in Introduction

https://youtu.be/JbthKqT7phc

1) Lansing White Crane Taiji Club - Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/nOx0c2ufAK8

2) Ann Hua Taiji Club - Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/HCTaIcLiDlQ

3) Michigan Taiji Association - Second Half Dao Taiji Set

https://youtu.be/nvxjU6jKStQ

4) Taiji Star Association - Chen Style 35 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/mdl6kyS0Lic

5) Master Gu Jie - GEM Dagger

https://youtu.be/BgjYzo-t8P0

6) Association of Chinese Americans - Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/uTiMNC_maug

7) North Star Team - 32 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/_Hfxtfe7rXM

8) Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy - Wu Style 108 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/GSZGyJJ1mi8

9) Kangle Taiji Team - 48 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/WOt6_BCo52A

10) CAGW Taiji Club - 42 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/gfoFoafiqo0

11) Golden Years Taiji Team - Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

https://youtu.be/UakysmbpHvA

12) Master Kao Chi-Kuan - Chen Style New Frame Form

https://youtu.be/OwUTqS9_LYk

13) Michigan Tai Chi Center - Yang Family Tai Chi Sabre

https://youtu.be/n-Dz0ge96aw

14) Great Lakes Taiji Group  - Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/3PNrbxwjhBY

15) Association of Chinese Americans - GEM Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/mP898iyo3NE

16) Golden Years Taiji Team - Long Spike Sword

https://youtu.be/TQEwC-8FMKA

17) Great Lakes Taiji Group - 32 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/0IxgkKewcdA

18) Master Qin Xupu  - He Style Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/vNoNiwUvQhI

19) Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy -Wu Style 54 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/ZawfJlvF4jY

20) Michigan Tai Chi Center - Yang Family Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/uau-OHrc4Jo

21) Taiji Star Association - 42 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/7kSOSNN8lok

22) Jianshen  Taiji Team - 48 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/Dt-rFnNOotk

23) Ann Hua Taiji Club - Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

https://youtu.be/whzlZhxer30

24) Michigan Taiji Association - First Half Lok Hup Set

https://youtu.be/1Fh9LnICtBM

25) Master Han Hoong Wang - Yang Style Taiji Sword
https://youtu.be/uISTXzmNMPA

26) All Team – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/sZ0Ys7_bB80





2014 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2014 Taiji Festival Video
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Welcome Remarks

Ann Hua Taiji Club – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

North Star Team – 32 Form Taiji Sword

Kangle Taiji Team – Taiji Gongfu Fan

Association of Chinese Americans – GEM Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group – Yang Style Level 1&2 Taiji Quan

Ann Hua Taiji Club 2 – 42 Form Taiji Quan

Golden Years Taiji Team – Long Spike Sword

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 48 Form Taiji Quan

Association of Chinese Americans – GEM Taiji Sword

Taiji Star Association – Hun Yuan 24 Form Taiji Quan

Master Shao Hezhen – Chen Style 56 Form Taiji Sword

Kangle Taiji Team – 42 Form Taiji Quan

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 32 Form Taiji Sword

Michigan Taiji Association – First Half Dao Taiji Set

Lansing White Crane Taiji Club – Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan

JianshenTaiji Team – 32 Form Taiji Sword

Golden Years Taiji Team – 72 Form Taiji Fan

Michigan Tai Chi Center – Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan

Michigan Taiji Association – First Half Liuhebafa

Taiji Star Association – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group – 42 Form Taiji Quan

Master Liang Jiancheng – Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

All Teams –  Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan







2013 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2012 Taiji Festival Pictures

2012-11-05

 

2013 Taiji Festival Video – at below links:

 

Kangle Taiji Team Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/FG9jbUw_zdU

Taiji Star Asso. – Taiji Gongfu Fan

 http://youtu.be/ARvv-jv3OTY

 

Ann Hua Taiji Club 2 – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/sGKcyxmfv1Y

 

Great Lakes Taiji Group – 32 Form Taiji Sword

http://youtu.be/Nl_W5udOC4w

 

Master Alex Wu – Taiji 5 Fists, Kicks, 16 Forms

http://youtu.be/A6-qsdrm0-Q

 

Golden Years Taiji Team Quieting Sword

http://youtu.be/6tBmA2c9s6I

 

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

http://youtu.be/0ZUzIGM9Irg

 

Taiji Star Asso. – 37 Form Yang Style Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/xDXAhP4HC5Q

 

CAGW Taiji Club – Taiji 16 forms and Taiji 5 Fists

http://youtu.be/O7-x1zXr6aY

 

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 42 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/AemRj4NuARo

 

Michigan Taiji Asso. – First Half Dao Taiji Set

http://youtu.be/CGplcvV0BHA

http://youtu.be/L-VqQGwQRBY

 

Chen Tai Chi Asso. of Windsor  – Chen Style Old Frame 74 Form

http://youtu.be/IOPTrX0GS_o

 

Jianshen  Taiji Team  42 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/rlCBKlWdtKY

 

 

Golden Years Taiji Team 48 Form Taiji Fan

http://youtu.be/TmlU6ez7840

 

Taiji Star Asso. – Combined Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/dmJ2cth7Q3c

 

Great Lakes Taiji Group – 36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

http://youtu.be/lwa4MqmccB8

 

Master Gu Jie – Yang Style Taiji Broadsword

http://youtu.be/D52zTdArpLc

 

All Teams – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/IL3-m003lHY

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2016 Taiji Festival Program:


Marching-in Introduction and 

Welcome Remarks           

(1) Michigan Taiji Association

Second Half Dao Taiji Set

(2) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 3

24 Form Taiji Quan

(3) Great Lakes Taiji Group

Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

(4) Taiji Star Association

56 Form Chen Style Taiji Quan

(5) Kangle Taiji Team

49 Form Wudang Taiji Sword

(6) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 1

42 FormTaiji  Quan

(7) Golden Years Taiji Team

32 Form Long Spike Taiji Sword

(8) Association of Chinese Americans

Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan

(9) He Style Taiji Team

He Style Taiji  Quan

(10) ) Michigan Tai Chi Center

Traditional Yang Family 49 Form

(11) ) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 1

32 Form Taiji Sword

(12) Jianshen  Taiji Team

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

(13 Taiji Star Association

Taiji Lotus Fan

(14) Golden Years Taiji Team

48 Form Chen Style Taiji Fan

(15) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 2

First Half Wu Style 66 Form Taiji Quan

(16) Association of Chinese Americans

Yang Style Push Hand

(17) Wu Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Taiji Sabre

(18) Kangle Taiji Team

24 Form Taiji Quan

(19) Michigan Tai Chi Center

Traditional Yang Family Taiji Sword

(20) Great Lakes Taiji Group

24 Form Taiji Quan

(21) Wu Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Taiji 54 Form

(22) All Teams

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Closing Remarks




2015 Taiji Festival Program:


All

Marching-in Introduction and Welcome Remarks 

Lansing White Crane Taiji Club     

Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan 

Ann Hua Taiji Club          

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

Michigan Taiji Association      

Second Half Dao Taiji Set

Taiji Star Association

Chen Style 35 Form Taiji Quan

Master Gu Jie

GEM Dagger

Association of Chinese Americans 

Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan 

North Star Team                                

32 Form Taiji Sword

Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy

Wu Style 108 Form Taiji Quan

Kangle Taiji Team 

48 FormTaiji  Quan

CAGW Taiji Club

42 Form Taiji Sword

Golden Years Taiji Team

Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan 

Mater Kao Chi-Kuan

Chen Style New Frame Form

Michigan Tai Chi Center                   

Yang Family Tai Chi Saber

Great Lakes Taiji Group                    

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

Association of Chinese Americans 

GEM Taiji Quan 

Golden Years Taiji Team

Long Spike Sword

Great Lakes Taiji Group 

32 Form Taiji Sword

Master Qin Xupu                      

He Style Taiji Quan

Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy

Wu Style 54 Form Taiji Quan

Michigan Tai Chi Center 

Yang Family Tai Chi Quan

Taiji Star Association 

 42 Form Taiji Sword

Jianshen  Taiji Team 

48Form Taiji Quan

Ann Hua Taiji Club 

Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

Michigan Taiji Association 

First half of Lok Hup set

Master Han Hoong Wang

Yang Style Taiji Sword

All Teams

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Closing Remarks




























2014 Taiji Festival Program:


All
    Marching-in Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Ann Hua Taiji Club
    Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan
North Star Team
    32 Form Taiji Sword
Kangle Taiji Team
    Taiji Gongfu Fan
Association of Chinese Americans
    GEM Taiji Quan
Great Lakes Taiji Group
    Yang Style Level 1&2 Taiji Quan
Ann Hua Taiji Club 2
    42 Form Taiji Quan
Golden Years Taiji Team
    Long Spike Sword
Ann Hua Taiji Club
    48 Form Taiji Quan
Association of Chinese Americans
    GEM Taiji Sword
Taiji Star Association
    Hun Yuan 24 Form Taiji Quan
Master Shao Hezhen
    Chen Style 56 Form Taiji Sword
Kangle Taiji Team
    42 Form Taiji Quan
Ann Hua Taiji Club
    32 Form Taiji Sword
Michigan Taiji Association
    First Half Dao Taiji Set
Lansing White Crane Taiji Club
    Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan
JianshenTaiji Team
    32 Form Taiji Sword
Golden Years Taiji Team
    72 Form Taiji Fan
Michigan Tai Chi Center
    Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan
Michigan Taiji Association
    First Half Liuhebafa
Taiji Star Association
    Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan
Great Lakes Taiji Group
    42 Form Taiji Quan
Master Liang Jiancheng
    Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan
All Teams
    Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan
All
    Closing Remarks/ Taiji social networking

                                                


2013 Taiji Festival Program:

 

Kangle Taiji Team                      

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Taiji Star Asso.                      

Taiji Gongfu Fan

Ann Hua Taiji Club 2

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group                   

32 Form Taiji Sword

Master Alex Wu                

Taiji 5 Fists, Kicks, 16 Forms

Golden Years Taiji Team                       

Quieting Sword

Ann Hua Taiji Club                            

36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

Taiji Star Asso.                       

37 Form Yang Style Taiji Quan

CAGW Taiji Club 

Taiji 16 forms and Taiji 5 Fists

Ann Hua Taiji Club                            

42 Form Taiji Quan

Michigan Taiji Asso.                       

First Half Dao Taiji Set

Chen Tai Chi Asso. of Windsor 

Chen Style Old Frame 74 Form

Jianshen  Taiji Team                              

42 Form Taiji Quan

Golden Years Taiji Team          

48 Form Taiji Fan

Mrs. Liu Yan     

Wu Dang Taiji Sword

Taiji Star Asso.         

Combined Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group                   

36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

Master Gu Jie                     

Yang Style Taiji Broadsword

All Teams                                               

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan