Sunday, April 17, 2011

2011 World Tai Chi Day




Only TWO WEEKS LEFT until a new edition of this historic event ...

This year, on
Saturday, April 30th,

WORLD TAI CHI DAY
 
will be celebrated at the Dothan Area Botanical Garden

On that particular day, at 10.00 AM local time, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Practitioners from all over the World, from Tokyo to Paris and Atlanta are going to practice. Here in the Wiregrass, we will  meet on the beautiful lawns of the Botanical Garden. 


Please join us for this Free event with your whole family - no special  clothing required - T-shirt and short or jogging pants. 
 
Take this opportunity to visit our gorgeous Botanical Garden, the Herbs and Rose gardens,  The KOI pond with its beautiful Japanese bridge. And stay for a picnic right after the event...



This year we will practice gentle stretching and balance enhancing moves from the Yi Jin Jing, a set of exercise developed in 6th century China by Zen Master Bodhidharma. 

When the First Patriarch came from India to China to teach Zen, he settled at the Shaolin Monastery. According to the Legend, as he found that the monks there were not in very good physical shape, he taught them special Yoga moves that would enhance their Health. He specifically taught 2 exercises Yi Jin Jing, and Xi Sui Jing.

This year, we will practice together the moves of Yi Jin Jing.


 
For those willing to be BETTER PREPARED for this world event, 1 Free Seminar will be offered on Thursday, April 28th at 6 PM at Westgate Park.


World Tai chi Day is sponsored locally by Frédéric Lecut’s School of Martial Arts and the City of Dothan Department of Leisure Services..

For more information about the whole worldwide event, please visit the remarkable website of the World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day Organization (www.worldtaichiday.org)




For more information about the local event,  please contact
Frédéric Lecut (334) 798 1639 – frederic.lecut@gmail.com

Larry PATRICK (334) 615 3712 – lcpatrick@dothan.org



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