Friday, May 18, 2012

Guang Ping Wiki

Did you know Guang Ping Yang has an entry on Wikipedia?'ai_chi_ch'uan
For some reason, I think that's pretty darn cool.  Now for the next trivia question.  Who's outline is it doing Single Whip?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Get your registration in early and save some $$

Listen, if you've been debating during the past few years as to whether you're going to the annual convention or not, now is the time to take the plunge.

Resort at Squaw Creek
This November 2, 3, and 4th has a lineup of presenters that is really exciting and we are deeply honored to have: Y.C. Chiang, Hui Liu, Henry Look, Fu-Tung Cheng, Randy Elia, Dug Corpolongo, Nick D'Antoni, Tom Carney and Valarie Prince Gabel.

As you can see, this is a rich lineage of masters steeped in Guang Ping knowledge as well as the next generation of leaders in our form.

This is a unique opportunity that may not be possible in coming years.  Now is the time and we are really grateful for the participation from all of our presenters for making this happen.

If you haven't checked out our website or Facebook page for the latest Conference information...well here it is!  We added a new section for Certified Teachers, so look at the new pricing for CT's below.

By June 30, 2012:           member $300    non-member $350
By August 31, 2012:       member $350    non-member $380
After August 31, 2012:   member $365    non-member $415
Single day:                      member $165    non-member $195
Registration form available at:

Certified Teachers Registration Discount
By Oct 2                        $250.00
Between Oct 2-19          $300.00
After Oct 19                   $365.00
Single Day by Oct 2        $140.00
Single Day after Oct 2     $165.00
Certified Teachers must have current membership standing

Room Reservations:
Lodging: $99 + Tax / Night + $10 Resort Fee
Room reservation link:
Reservations at:

Friday & Saturday dinners are included in full registration*
Single day registration - One dinner meal is included*
All other meals are attendees responsibility.
For non-conference guest/companion: evening meals are $75 per meal*

*Preregistration is required!

Info about Squaw Creek resort:
Squaw Creek Resort at Lake Tahoe
400 Squaw Creek Road
Squaw Valley, CA 96146
(800) 327-3353

As you know, we always have to put our annual disclaimer on the conference workshops.  Life happens...planes don't arrive, people become ill, schedules change for many reasons.  And so, the lineup that we're so excited about, we legally have to say, is subject to change as well.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Conference 2012

We are back at the beautiful setting of Squaw Valley for our 2012 Conference. Mark your calendars for November 2, 3, 4 of 2012 because this is going to be a truly memorable Guang Ping Yang Conference.

We are thrilled to announce that Y.C. Chiang, Hui Liu, Henry Look, Fu-Tung Cheng, Randy Elia, Dug Corpolongo, Nick D'Antoni and Tom Carney are all slated to present workshops this year. Obviously, this far out, there may be changes due to unforseen circumstances, but all have committed to presenting and we are truly honored!

Here's the lowdown:

Squaw Creek Resort at Lake Tahoe
400 Squaw Creek Road
Squaw Valley, CA 96146
(800) 327-3353

November 2 - 4, 2012

Lodging: $99 + Tax / Night
+ $10 Resort Fee

By June 30, 2012: member $300
non-member $350

By August 31, 2012: member $330
non-member $380

After August 31, 2012: member $365
non-member $415

Single day: member $165
non-member $195

Friday & Saturdays dinners to be included in full registration and one dinner for single day registration - PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

All other meals are attendees responsibility. There are restaurants and a bar & grille on site, as well as eateries within walking distance.

For non-conference participating guest and companions
Friday or Saturday night dinner only: $75 each night - PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Registration information coming soon!
Keep checking our website for availability:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Depression and the wonders of taiji

About a year ago, a study was done about depression and the elderly. They took a group of people with depression, at an average age of 70, and found that after 10 weeks of taiji, a staggering 94% "showed marked improvement". Sixty five percent experienced remission.

Those are good numbers.

Here's a link to the study:

If you are a certified instructor and are thinking about teaching in a retirement community - do it. You know the benefits. You know how to share them.

If you already teach in a similar fashion, let us know your experiences. We'd love to hear about them.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Looking for a few good Guang Pingers

We're looking for a few good people. We have lots of them so it shouldn't be too difficult.

The Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan Association is currently looking to fill a few board member seats. We currently have five seats open. These seats have commitment times of up to six years.

What exactly does that mean and what is the commitment involved? First of all, you have to be an active member of the association. Secondly, because we have members all over the world, our monthly meetings are via phone has to have a phone with good service! Finally, again, because we have members all over the world, we conduct much of our business through email, so it helps tremendously to have a computer and easy access to email in order to communicate efficiently.

With that said, we spend about 2-3 hours per month for meetings planning the Annual Conference, producing a quarterly newsletter, maintaining a website and shopping cart, communicating with members, approving teachers for certification, and a bevy of other activities that arise each year!

It is a commitment. And it's one that is rich in experience with a great group of people. If you or someone you know might be interested, log on to the main page of our website to read more about it and to fill out a nomination form.