2014 International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium Academic Program
The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange Presents
Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
“Directly from the Source”
July 6-11, 2014 Spalding University Louisville, Kentucky
In July of 2014, the world’s foremost authorities on the five traditional Chinese Family Schools of Tai Chi Chuan, as well as other top Tai Chi Chuan practitioners and scholars will come to Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky for an international level Tai Chi Chuan Symposium.
The theme of this Symposium will focus on bringing together the wisdom of Chinese culture with the precision of modern science through evidence-based literary review sessions, Master’s workshops and other special events designed to foster an exchange of knowledge and cultures.
This Symposium will be the second time this event will be held in the United States. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to study with five of China’s top Masters along with respected scholars carefully selected for their unique and highly professional level of expertise in the scientific study and examination of Tai Chi Chuan.
The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange is a one-of-a-kind forum that offers the opportunity to network with others who seek a deeper understanding of how the practice of Tai Chi Chuan can enhance health, wellness and quality of life.
Who Should Attend
Everyone interested in Tai Chi Chuan
Tai Chi and Qigong teachers/practitioners of all styles
Tai Chi and Qigong researchers
Health care professionals (i.e. – Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, etc.)
Health care and public health care planners/policy makers/providers
Health promotion professionals, fitness instructors, personal trainers
Health promotion planners for YMCAs, active-aging groups, senior centers, health clubs, health and fitness magazines
Educators, school administrators, special education and physical education instructors
There are five major styles of Tai Chi Chuan, each named after the Chinese family from which it originated. This Symposium brings to you a unique opportunity to learn from the world’s foremost authorities on each of the five Traditional Chinese Family Schools of Tai Chi Chuan. Recognized representatives from the Chen, Yang, Wu(Hao), Wu and Sun styles of traditional Tai Chi Chuan will present workshops in each of their respective styles.
Academic sessions will feature top International Tai Chi instructors, health professional and researchers presenting the latest medical research into Tai Chi and neurological function. The primary goal of the academic sessions is to provide evidence-based information to healthcare professionals, educators and the public about the potential benefits of the art of Tai Chi Chuan.