* Information Update *

The forum was originally scheduled to be held on September 20,2021. The organizing committee decided to postpone it to December 1-5,2021. This is more suitable time for us to host annual event at that time, and for celebrate the first anniversary of UNESCO’s approval to include Taijiquan as a world intangible cultural heritage list.

“World Taiji Science Day”

2021 Events

First International Taiji Science online Forum

& World Intangible Cultural Heritage

Taiji Masters Online Exhibition

Host

Taiji Science Federation (WTJSF)

Co-Hosts

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hangzhou Normal University
World Taijiquan Website 



Co-organizer

Five Branch University
American Association of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (AACMA)
US Collegiate Taiji Federation
US Chinese Women Cultural Organization
California University Silicon Valley
Senior SportsMagazine of China
Wuhun-Taiji Magazine of China 


Event Date

Dec 1-5, 2021

FREE REGISTRATION

 Taiji Science Forum

1st International Taiji Science Online Forum & World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taiji Masters Online Exhibition 

Registration

All events are free and open to the public, conference link requires registration

Schedule

Forum and Masters Exhibition Registration end on October 30th, 2021. Events from Dec 1th-5th, 2021 

FORUM SPEAKERS

GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Weimo Zhu

(USA)

Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, He was the editor-in-chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and was the associate editors of Journal of Physical Activity and Health and Frontiers in Physiology.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Jürgen Mittag

(German)

Honorary Board member of the foundation “Library of the Ruhr”
Head of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies at German Sport University Cologne; Appointment of Jean Monnet Professor (European Commission);

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Victor Henderson

(USA)

Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, He directs the NIH Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and co-directs the master’s degree program in Epidemiology & Clinical Research. He is an Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Albert Yeung

(USA)

Director of Primary Care Research at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Shin Lin

(USA)

Professor and Director of Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling & Energy Research, School of Biological Sciences and Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, University of California, Irvine,

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Eric Caulier

(Belgium)

Eric Caulier, PhD in anthropology, is an associate member of LAPCOS (Côte d’Azur University) and a founding member of CoSoCo (Consciousness, Care and Cognition).

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Mark Langweiler

(UK)

Mark was the Director of Integrated Medicine at Atlantic Hematology/Oncology Group. He is currently the Principle Lead and Course Director for the Integrated Masters-in-Chiropractic at London South Bank University chiropractic and lectures in anatomy.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr.Robson Gutierre

(Brazil)

Visiting Lecturer in Neurophysiology and Exercise Physiology at the Federal University of São Paulo, Paulista School of Medicine, Brazil – UNIFESP.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Vasileios Drougas

(Greece)

Dr. Vasileios Ag. Drougas served as a Professor in the University of Ioannina Greece in the School of Informatics and Telecommunications for 18 years …

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GUEST SPEAKER
Pro. Chi-hsiu Weng

(USA)

He is the president of US Collegiate Taiji Federation and Vice President of the World Shuai Jiao Federation,Professor at San Jose State University and the Honorary Dean of College of Taijii at University of East-West Medicine, California.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Eric Y. Tao, Ph.D

(USA)

President of the University of East West Medicine, also a full professor ofinnovation and computer science at the California State University Monterey Bay since 1998*

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. CP. Ong

(USA)

Dr. CP. Ong. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley in 1973. Scientist of the Year 2016 Awarded at World Congress on Qigong, Taiji and TCM)Scientist of the Year 2016

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Julian Chu

(USA)

Dr.Julian Chu has been teaching Yang-Style Taiijiquan, traditional Yang-Style Taiji Weapons (Sword, Saber, Staff), and Push Hands in U.S. over 40 years.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr.Alex Feng

(USA)

Dr. Alex feng, PhD, OMD, LAc is an internationally recognized practitioner and teacher of Traditional Chinese Medicine and an accomplished Chinese internal martial arts practitioner…

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Ron Zaidman

(USA)

President and Co-founder of Five Branches University, Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose California.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr.Roger Jahnke

(USA)

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Director – Health Action Synergies Director, Institute of Integral Qigong and Taiji Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Beverley Kane

(USA)

Professor Beverley Kane, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford. She is Program Director for Stanford Medical Tai Chi .

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Zihan Guo

(USA)

Director, Wheelchair/Adaptive Taiji for Veterans (USVA Funded) UC Foundation Professor of Medical Anthropology Department of Social, Cultural and Justice Studies

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GUEST SPEAKER
President Hui Li

(UK)

She is currently the Vice President of the International Health Qigong Federation and President of British Deyin Tai Chi Academy

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Wen Ke

(France)

Dr. Wen Ke, International expert, researcher and writer on Yangsheng, exclusive member of the International Health Qi Gong Federation, PhD in Traditional Sports pedagogy, inheritor of Wudang martial arts culture.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dean Gongbao Yu

(China)

Famous Taiji cultural scholar, editor-in-chief of World Taiji Net, Dean of World Tai Chi Net Academy. He has written dozens of books on traditional Chinese culture, He has published nearly a million words in newspapers and magazines.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Deyin Li

(China)

Professor of Renmin University of China. He is a famous martial artist in China. He graduated from Renmin University of China in 1961

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Jianxiang Tan

(China)

Professor and doctoral supervisor of South China Normal University, director and chief researcher of the Operation Management Research Center of China Sports Stadium Association.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Dinghai Yu

(China)

Former dean and professor of the Wushu College of Shanghai Sports University. He was awarded National Excellent Teacher Award by the National Education Commission and the Ministry of Personnel; National Sports Science and Technology Advanced Worker by the National Sports Bureau

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Aiqiao Shi

(China)

Former dean and professor of Wushu College of Wuhan Sports University. 9-duan Level of Health Qigong Master, leader of the discipline of traditional national sports major in health preservation, and expert of Hubei Provincial Government subsidy.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Xiaofei Hu

(China)

Professor and doctoral supervisor of Beijing Sports University, special expert of “sports prescription training” of the Chinese Sports Science Association, board member of the International Health Qigong Federation,

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Tianjun Liu

(China)

Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Director of Qigong Laboratory Clinical Department, School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Honorary President of Chinese Medical Qigong Association Standing Director of World Medical Qigong Association

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Wu Zhou

(China)

Dean of the School of Physical Education and Health, HangZhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. Zhou presided 1 National Social Science Funded project, hosted 7 provincial …

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Huixin Yang

(China)

Dean of the traditional ethnic sports college, Haerbin Sports University. She works with the academic leaders of traditional Chinese sports including wushu theory and methods.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Xin Xue

(China)

Professor Xin Xue, doctoral supervisor of physical education and health of Hangzhou Normal University. She used to be vice president of Martial Arts College of Tianjin Institute of physical education

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Huiru Wang

(China)

Professor of the Department of Physical Education, master’s tutor,master’s tutor, director of the “Sports, Medicine, Health and Care Integrated Development Research Center” of the Yangtze River Delta Institute of Health, of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Wenguo Ma

(China)

Dr. Wenguo Ma is a highly respected Professor and Wushu Doctor. He was born in Qianxian County, Shaanxi Province in July, 1970.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Ying Zhao

(China)

Ying Zhao graduated with a doctoral degree in traditional ethnic sports from Shanghai Sport University, and a postdoctoral fellow in biology at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Tao Kang Ph.D

(China)

Dr. Tao Kang is a senior researcher at the School of Management, Sun Yat-Sen University. Main research directions: sports and public health, health management and services, health education and communication.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Junrong Liu

(China)

Professor Junrong Liu, President of Tianjin City Health Qigong Association, Former dean and Professor, Master Supervisor of the School of Physical Education and Health of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. international level referee and national level social sports instructor of Health qigong.

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Fang Lu

(China)

Professor, master tutor,at China-India Yoga College (International Tai Chi College), Yunnan Nationalities University, PhD in Anthropology, Xiamen University, Former Vice Dean of the China-India Yoga School and South Asia College of Yunnan Nationalities University

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GUEST SPEAKER
Masrter Rong Li

(Canada)

The founder of Sanxing Taiji, Li Rong is a Canadian Chinese, and disseminator of Wushu Qigong health preservation. She is the President of Canada Sanxing Taiji Culture College; Presidents of Sanxing Taiji International Exchange Association; Standing Director of the 5 Yun 6 Qi Professional Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Chang-Po Chen

(Tai Wan, China)

(1) 2010-date Emeritus Research Fellow, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
(2) 2008-date Founder and Managing Supervisor, Taiwan Wetland Society
(3) 2007-date Founder and Managing Supervisor, Huajiang Wetland Guardian Alliance

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GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Chunyang, Tian

(Macau, China)

Chairman of China Culture, Sports and Tourism Industry (Macau) Investment Planning Co., Ltd., President of the World Leisure Sports Association Macau Branch, President of the Macau Sports Culture Industry Promotion Association, Macau (Civil and Martial Arts) China) ISSN2075-4760 President…

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GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. Zili Xu

(China)

Lecturer, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology
Master Tutor Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education University Teachers Network Training Center, Young Member of the Cultural Landscape Sub-Committee of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture. 

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FORUM Taiji Grand Masters and Masters

We invited the main representatives of Taiji intangible cultural heritage Grand Masters and Masters  to participate in the forum.

Grandmaster Zhenglei Chen

Grandmaster Zhenglei Chen was the 19th generation of the Chenjiagou”s Chen family, the eleventh generation descendant of Taijiquan, senior national martial arts coach, national social sports instructor, previous member of the Chinese Wushu Association, member of the Chinese Sports Science Association, rated as ” One of the “Top Ten Famous Martial Arts Masters in Contemporary China”, Chinese Wushu 9th Duan, Expert Committee of China Wushu Academy The first batch of national-level intangible cultural heritage projects-outstanding inheritors of Chen style Taijiquan.

Grandmaster Tiancai Zhu

Grandmaster Tiancai Zhu was the 19th generation grandson of the Chen family of Chenjiagou, the 19th generation successor of Chen’s Taijiquan, representative of the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage items (Chen’s Taijiquan) Inheritor, Chinese martial arts ninth dan Grandmaster, Chinese senior martial arts coach, national first-level referee, the first batch of national senior martial arts foreign aid coaches. He was named a martial artist in Henan Province in 2013 and won the World Outstanding Chinese Contribution Award in April 2014.

Grandmaster Xian Wang

Grandmaster Wang Xi’an, a native of Chenjiagou in Wen County, the eleventh generation and nineteenth heirs of Chen-style Taijiquan, representative of contemporary Chen-style Taijiquan, one of the “Four diamonds Grandmasters”, the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage Chen-style Taiji successor, ambassador of international Taijiquan culture. Deputy curator and head coach of Wenxian Taijiquan Wushu Center, Honorary Professor of Henan Normal University and visit professor at Luoyang Normal University, founder of Chenjiagou Wushu Academy.

Grandmaster Youbin Zhao

Grandmaster Youbin Zhao was born in Yongnian County, Hebei Province. From the age of seven, he followed his father Bin Zhao (1906-1999) to practice Taijiquan. Bin Zhao is the grandson of grandmaster Yang Chengfu. Youbin Zhao started teaching Taijiquan at the age of 16, and he has spread all over the country, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and more than 20 countries. His disciples and students are all over the world. Expert Committee of China Wushu Academy The first batch of national-level intangible cultural heritage projects-outstanding inheritors of Yang style Taijiquan.

Grandmaster Deyin Li

Dr. Deying Li is a professor of Renmin University of China. He is a famous martial artist in China. He has served as chief referee of national and international martial arts competitions for many times. In 1990, he served as the Taiji coach of the National Wushu Team. He won the gold medal in the male and female Taiji events of the 11th Asian Games, and directed large-scale Taiji performances in China and Japan at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games.

Grandmaster Xuande You

Born in the Yanzhao martial arts family, successively served as the abbot of the Wudang Mountain Taihe Palace, the first head of the Wudang Mountain Kungfu Group, the senior consultant of the Global Martial Arts Leadership Forum, the senior consultant of the Wushu Association of Peking University, the 16th Global Chinese Martial Arts The winner of the Cultural Award, the representative inheritor of the Wudang Wushu intangible cultural heritage..

Master Zhanjun Wang

Master Zhanjun Wang, one of the new generation leader of Taijiquan, the head coach of Taijiquan of the State Administration Affairs Administration, the vice chairman of Henan Wushu Association, the visiting professor of Jiaozuo Teachers College,  Won the Taiji Push Hands Championship at the National Wushu Championships for many consecutive years, Grand Champion of CCTV The six martial arts championships tournament, the Guinness World Record Dantian trembling holder, once represented the traditional Chinese martial arts, defeated Japan’s largest sumo wrestler Yokozuna·Aketaro

Master Jun yang

Master Jun Yang, the sixth-generation grandson of Luchan Yang, the founder of Yang style Taijiquan, was originally from Damingfu, Guangfu Town, Yongnian county, Hebei Province. He started to practice Yang Family Taijiquan under the guidance of his grandfather Yang Zhenduo since he was a child, and started teaching around the world with his grandfather when he was a teenager. He has won the true inheritance of family skills and is the heir of Mr. Zhenduo. For decades, Yang Jun has spread traditional Chinese culture and traditional Taiji with his unremitting efforts!

Master Qingquan Fu

Master Qingquan Fu is the family inheritor of Yang-style Taijiquan, a national intangible cultural heritage. Since the age of 5, he has received strict teaching and instruction from his grandfather  Zhongwen Fu  and his father Shengyuan Fu. He has won the true teachings of Taijiquan. He has won many domestic and foreign competitions as a young man. He has the reputation of “Taiji Young Master”. He is the one of main representative of Yang-style Taiji. Since the 1980s, He to teach traditional Yang-style Taijiquan abroad.

Master Jiamin Gao

The first “World Wushu Championship” and “East Asian Games” women’s Tai Chi champion. The first two consecutive “Asian Games” women’s Tai Chi champion, China’s first “Asian Wushu Championship” women’s Tai Chi champion, the first collection of “World Championships, Asian Games, East Asian Games, Asian Championships, National Games” “Five major event champions in one, the only “Grand Slam” Wushu athlete. A total of 32 gold medals in international and domestic competitions. She was elected as “Top Ten Chinese Wushu Athletes”, teaching promotion and dissemination of Tai Chi culture, and is praised as “Tai Chi Queen” and “Tai Chi Goddess” at home and abroad…

Master Sitan Chen

Master Sitan Chen is the first man in China to win the world champion of men’s taijiquan, the first man’s taijiquan champion in the Asian Games, and the first champion of three major events including the “World Championships, Asian Games and National Games”, and the “Grand Slam” men’s martial arts Taijiquan player, won the highest honor awarded by the national Sports Bureau of China, “Sports Honor Medal”, and was elected “Chinese Martial Arts Top 100”, known as “the 37 most in the world “Influential Taiji figure”, was hailed as “Taiji Prince” at home and abroad,

Master Amin Wu

She Had obtained:Weapon and Push Hands and All-around champion of Taiji in China. She has repeatedly won the champion of women’s Wu style Taijiquan and the Women’s Taiji Push Hands Championship at the China National Wushu Championships. She is the fifth-Generation successor of Wu style Taijiquan.
Chinese national Wushu referee. She has coached the “Taiji School” column of CCTV Sports Channel “Wen Ji Qi Wu” for six consecutive years. The main editorial board member of “Taiji Dictionary”, responsible for writing the chapter of “Taiji Sword”…

Master Liang Zhao

The sixth generation of Yang’s Taijiquan; Seven Duan Master of Chinese Wushu, Deputy director of Shanxi Yongnian Yang Style Taijiquan Taijiquan Promotion Center; President of Yang’s Taijiquan society in Xi’an Yongnian;Honorary president of Wushu Association of Xi’an high tech Zone
Vice president of Yang’s Taijiquan Professional Committee of Shenzhen Wushu Association;President of international Yongnian Yang’s Taijiquan Association;Honorary president and head coach of Hong Kong Zhao Youbin Yang’s Taijiquan Association;Honorary consultant of American Taijiquan society and head coach, honorary president and consultant of dozens of Taijiquan organizations
. masters and lecturers “Chinese Wushu”, “Wudang” and other magazines. 

Grandmaster Suibin Liu

Master Suibin Liu, born in a martial arts family, When he was young, he followed more than a dozen famous masters, hermits and Taoists to practice martial arts and Taoism, graduated from Chongqing Medical University, he has been a doctor for 12 years, and he has spread Qingcheng Wushu, for more than 30 years. There are nearly one million students in more than 80 countries around the world. It has officially published 16 books and CDs, with nearly 3 million fans in the whole network. It has won the top ten leaders of traditional martial arts, 100 most influential figures of Taijiquan in 70 years, and the anti-epidemic individual commended by the Chinese society of traditional Chinese medicine in 2020 (the only one in Sichuan). More than 300000 reports and reprints by 600 media around the world.

Grandmaster Qilin Xing

Grandmaster Xing Qilin is the fourth-generation disciples of Li’s Tai Chi. He has practiced Tai Chi since he was a child. From the age of 5, he has followed the third-generation heir of Li’s Tai Chi to learn palace health Tai Chi and received traditional martial arts training. In 1977, Mr. Xing Qilin was admitted to the Wushu Department of Tianjin Sport University, and then to Beijing Sport University for further studies. After the age of 30, Mr. Xing Qilin visited famous mountains and followed the monks and Confucian scholars who lived in seclusion in the mountains and forests. In addition to his rich academic experience, during the 48-year teaching process, Mr. Xing Qilin has created a complete set of modern exercises including music, song, dance, fist, sword, fan, ruler, aerobics, massage, etc. Tai Chi culture courses and teaching system,

Master Juan Chen

Master Juan Chen, born in Chenjiagou, Wen County, Henan Province, China, is a family of Chen Style Tai Chi. She graduated from the Wushu Department of Beijing Sport University in June 2000. Sixth Duan Master of Chinese martial arts, senior coach of China Chenjiagou Taijiquan Center, national first-class martial arts referee, licensed sports agent. She is currently the director and head coach of the Southern Chen-style Taijiquan Club of Guangdong Province, the director and head coach of the Guangdong General Hall of Chenjiagou Taijiquan Center, the deputy secretary-general of the Chen-style Taijiquan Association of Henan Province, the deputy secretary-general of the Chen-style Taijiquan Development Foundation of Henan Province, She is the first batch of disciples of the top ten contemporary Chinese martial arts masters, Master Chen Zhenglei, and the 12th generation descendant of Chen Style Taijiquan.

Master Sujie Yan

Master Sujie Yan:
President of Wang Xi’an Taiji Research Institute; Consultant of Alibaba Taiji Temple
National level Taiji Coach.

Under the tutelage of Chen style Taijiquan representative Grandmaster Wang Xi’an and “Kunlun Xuantian Baihe Daoist. In 2001, she began to teaching Taiji internationally and traveled to the United States, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Peru, Japan, Reunion, Mauritius, Switzerland and other countries, She was awarded the Silver Key of Parthenay, France for his outstanding teaching contributions.

ABOUT WTJSF

The Taiji Science Federation is composed of American, European institutions and Chinese universities, scientific research institutions and health and wellness associations, as well as other individual medical health experts, researchers and professors. Its predecessor was the National Tai Chi Wellness Foundation established in 2008. It has participated in several Taiji health studies, held many international Taiji and Health Qigong events, established a “Medical Tai Chi” course at Stanford University. The Federation is committed to contribute to “Taiji Science” event and research as its leading mission; using scientific experiment data analysis, in cooperation with America taiji organizations and groups to promote medical Taiji, Qigong, other wellness prescriptions, formulating medical Taiji standards, certification and education program . With the assistance of scientific research international exchanges, forums, and festivals, it promotes Taiji science, culture, and wellness on a global scale.

Mission:”Deepen Taiji wellness research and serve human health needs”

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