The Science of Tai Chi & Qigong as Whole Person Health
The grand tournament successfully brought together nearly 1,800 athletes from 71 teams representing 15 different countries. A total of 150 individual events were contested across 12 age groups for both men and women, making for a grand total of 3,756 individual performances. Additionally, 220 athletes who scored 8 points or higher, or who finished in the top three in their respective events, have been successfully selected to join the USAWKF (United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation) National Kungfu Team. These athletes will have the opportunity to participate in Pan-American and World Traditional Wushu Championships.
*The collective and individual competition results, including both in-person events and virtual competitions, can be checked in individual or team registered accounts. E-certificates can be downloaded from the registered accounts. For athletes who participated in virtual competitions or missed the medal collection, please go to Kungfudirect.com and search for ‘2023’ to arrange for medal shipment.”
On July 9, 2023, an article titled “Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding the Origins of Taijiquan by New Historical Materials in Tang Village, China” was published in the “Journal of Taiji Science” (太极科学期刊). The article was co-authored by Zhu Dianrong, Li Deyin, Li Libing, and Wei Meizhi. Spanning 27 pages in English, the article provides a detailed account, supported by illustrations, of the research on the origins of Taijiquan through newly discovered historical materials, such as the “Li Family Genealogy,” Taiji “Quanpu,” and “Thirteen-Posture Boxing Manual.” It also includes the first-ever public release of numerous valuable artifact photographs.
Introduction to the Authors of the article “Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding the Origins of Taijiquan by New Historical Materials in Tang Village, China”
T. Julian Chu’s Introduction:
Leader of the Washington D.C. Cheng Man-Ching style Taijiquan enthusiasts’ group and Taiji martial arts research scholar. He has been teaching Cheng Man-Ching style Taijiquan, traditional Yang-style Taiji sword, saber, spear, and pushing hands for over 40 years. He served as the National Program Manager with the U.S. Army Engineering before retirement. He has been teaching Taijiquan, and regularly organizing Taijiquan seminars and routine push hands activities. Moreover, he has published over 50 scientific and engineering articles including many Taijiquan articles being featured in the Taijiquan Journal of Taiwan, as well as Journals of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Taiji Science, Martial Arts Anthropology, and other magazines in U.S. and Europe.
Li Deyin’s Introduction:
Mr. Li Deyin is a retired professor from Renmin University of China in Beijing. He comes from a martial arts family and is skilled in Shaolinquan, Xingyiquan, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Wudang Sword. He served as a professor and director of the Sports Department at Renmin University of China, as well as a member of the Academic Committee of the university. He has been honored with the ninth-level rank in Chinese martial arts, recognized as one of the top one hundred martial artists in China, and has also served as an international martial arts referee. He was named the most influential figure in martial arts in the past thirty years by the magazine “Chinese Martial Arts.” After retirement, he is still actively engaged in the promotion of Taijiquan.
Li Libing’s Introduction:
Mr. Li Libing is a native of Tang Village, Bo’ai County, Henan Province, China and comes from a family with a background in both literature and martial arts.” He is known for his discovery of Li Family Genealogy and Tang Village’s martial arts manuals. He held various positions including school district principal, member of the township party committee organization, secretary of the township disciplinary committee, deputy secretary of the provincial farm disciplinary committee, secretary of a state-owned enterprise in the city, and member of the county political consultative conference. After retirement, he served as a council member and vice president of the China Ming History Li Yan Research Association. He also held the position of level-one coach for societal sports, martial arts, and Taijiquan in Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. He was a council member of the Jiaozuo City Taijiquan Research Association and served as the executive vice chairman and honorary chairman of the Bo’ai County Martial Arts Association.
Wei Meizhi’s Introduction:
Mr. Wei Meizhi is a scholar specializing in historical and martial arts culture research in Bo’ai County, Henan Province, China. He is a member of the Henan Writers Association and the Henan Calligraphers Association. He held positions as the head of the County Finance Bureau and the Office Supervisor of the Civil Affairs Bureau, and was engaged in cultural promotion and news reporting. After retirement, he frequently contributed articles on communication, news, and prose to local newspapers and published historical and martial arts articles in dozens of magazines. He has also published five books, including “Thousand-Year Temple, Yuexiashan Temple, and Chinese Internal Martial Arts.”
2023 Golden State International Wushu Championships Medal Design Released!
The 2023 Golden State International Wushu Championships and USA National Kung Fu Team Trials recently unveiled the medal design for this year’s competition. The design is based on a dragon motif, with the central area incorporating a dynamically transformed “武” character representing Wushu. It also incorporates elements of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on the back. The unique design of the dragon encircling the Golden Gate Bridge conveys the spirit and power of Wushu while showcasing the significant role of the San Francisco Bay Area in the development of martial arts.
Host: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham Women’s Hospital
Format: Presentations/Poster Exhibition/Panel Discussions (Organizing Committee and international guests) and University Visits
Date: September 18th to 19th, 2023
Venue: Mass General Brigham 399 Revolution Dr, Somerville, MA 02145
Chair of Organizers: Dr. Peter Wayne and Dr. Gloria Yeh
The WTSF team was invited to organize an international delegation to participate in this grand event.
The 2nd International Taiji Science Forum and World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taiji Masters Exhibition
This event was hosted by the “World Taiji Science Federation” and is a large-scale international Taiji Science forum organized by Inner Mongolia normal university and co-organized by the “University of Illinois-Champagne,” “Hangzhou Normal University,” “World Taijiquan Net Inc.” Distinguished guests such as members of the International Olympic Committee, deans and academicians of internationally renowned colleges and universities, Chinese 9th Dan martial arts grandmasters (the highest level ranking for Chinese Martial arts), inheritors of Taiji from various genres, and Taiji world champions were presented together. Lecturers and performance guests came from 35 well-known universities in 9 countries and regions, including China, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, etc. With nearly eighty experts, scholars, and Taiji intangible cultural heritage inheritors’ participation, it is a major event in International Taiji science.
Master Shudong Li -Stanford University Medical Taiji course will be open to the public.
On the afternoon of October 12th, at the New Guinea Sculpture Garden of the Stanford University, Master Shudong Li and freshman of Stanford Judy Liu, gave a wonderful Taijiquan and sword demonstration to students who participated in the Stanford medical Taiji course…..
The largest international Wushu competition in the United States ended successfully！
The WTSF 2022 Golden State International Wushu Championships and USAWKF National Kung Fu Team Trials ended successfully at 11:00 p.m. on September 4th. This competition is a large-scale international Wushu competition Hosted by the World Taiji Science Federation (WTSF) and sanctioned by the United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation, Inc. (USAWKF). Kung Fu and Wushu teams from 20 countries and regions participated in both In-Person and online competitions. The total number of participating athletes was more than 1,700 athletes, and more than 3,000 athletes, team leaders, coaches, parents, and spectators participated in the in-person Competition at James Logan High School in Union City California. This event has come to known as the largest competition in the United States of America.
2022 WTSF Golden State International Championships Welcome Banquet
The welcome banquet for the 2022 WTSF Golden State International Wushu Championships & USAWKF National Kungfu Team Trials was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Union City on September 3, 2022. Team leaders, Team coaches, referees, and surrounding local Government officials around 120 people attended…
Mayor of Santa Clara Lisa Gilmore presented a congratulatory letter to the host Dr. Li Shudong at the welcome banquet…
2022 Golden State International Wushu Championships & USAWKF Kungfu Team Trials News
The 2022 Golden State International Wushu Championships & USAWKF Kungfu Team Trials, hosted by World Taiji Science Federation (WTSF) and sponsored by KungFuDirect registration has ended. The number of participants in this year’s competition exceeded expectations, with more than 1,200 In-person and nearly 600 online participants. The total number of participating athletes has exceeded 1,700. “Golden State International Wushu Championships” has become the largest Chinese martial arts event in the United States.
Press Conference on the publication of “Journal of Taiji Science”, and the 2nd International Taiji Science Forum & World Taiji Masters Exhibition
At 6:00 p.m. July 9th, the press conference on the publication and distribution of the Journal of Taiji Science (JTS), and “Second International Taiji Science Forum and the World Taiji Masters Exhibition” has been held in the conference hall of the California University Silicon Valley and through zoom meeting online. News conference was Hosted by Taiji Science Federation (WTSF) and Co-hosted by Inner Mongolia Normal University and supported by University of Illinois -Champaign; Hangzhou Normal University; World Taijiquan network; Five Branches University; University of California Silicon Valley. Forum Organization committee deputy secretary general Dr. Lingling yu, Dr. Xin Xue; Dr. Yiyin Ding and Tim Tan presided over the press conference.
World Taiji Science Federation, Harvard Medical School, and Hokkaido University in Japan, participate in the Traditional Sports and Wellness Forum, hosted by Beijing Sports
On June 26, 2022 (PST), at the invitation of Beijing Sports University, Dr. Peter M. Wayne and Dr. Gloria Yeh of Harvard Medical School; Prof. Yoshinoro Otsuka, Hokkaido University; Secretary General of World Taiji Science Federation, Dr. Shudong Li, the founder of the Stanford university’s “Medical Taiji”; Professor Xiaojun Wang, director of the Traditional Sports Health Research Center of Beijing Sports University, and five guest speakers participated in the “First International Forum on Traditional Sports Health and Wellness” hosted by Beijing Sports University.
June 22, 2021
On June 21, on the occasion of the eighth International Yoga Day, the 2022 International Yoga Day and China-India People-to-People Exchange series of activities were held in the form of “online + offline” at the International Communication Center of South Asia and Southeast Asia in Yunnan Province.
This event was hosted by the “Taiji Science Federation” and is a large-scale international forum co-hosted by the “University of Illinois-Champagne”, “Hangzhou Normal University” and “World Taijiquan Website”. Distinguished guests such as members of the International Olympic Committee, deans and academicians of internationally renowned colleges and universities, five Chinese 9th Duan martial arts grandmasters, inheritors of Taiji from various genres, and Taiji world champions was presented together. Lecturers and performance guests came from 32 well-known universities in 20 countries and regions that include China, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, etc. With nearly a hundred experts, scholars, and Taiji intangible cultural heritage inheritors’ participation, it is a major event in the field of International Taiji science.
September 18thOn the morning of September 18th (Beijing time), 2021, the press conference of the “First International Taiji Science Online Forum and World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taiji Masters Online Exhibition” was successfully held online and was steam live worldwide, which is hosted by the Taiji Science Federation, co-hosted by the University of Illinois-Champaign, Hangzhou Normal University and World Taijiquan Net. also supported by Five Branch University (California), and American Association of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (AACMA), US Collegiate Taiji Federation, etc.
August 21, 2021
2021 International Taiji Kungfu Online tournament “Online Wushu Popularity Award” Result.
Among the top 30 athletes ranked in online voting, the competition organizing committee selected the following participating athletes who win the ” Online Wushu Popularity Award” of this event by referring to factors such as online voting and Event categories. They are: Chen, Meiying (Malaysia) Won 132,263 votes in the Tai Chi event; Karim Ait Zerrouk (Algeria) received 8410 votes in the Tai Chi Weapon event; Li-Chieh Wang (USA) received 115,315 votes in the traditional Kungfu event; Eugene Ho (USA) received traditional Kungfu Weapon event Won 91620; Randolph Liao (USA) won 89309 votes in contemporary wushu weapon event. The contemporary wushu Hand form event has no athletes in the top 30 vote. So, there is no selection…
July 8th, 2021
Total 953 athletes from 22 countries and 62 teams signed up the 2021 International Taiji Kungfu online Tournament.
International Wushu Teams including the United States, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Algeria, Bermuda, New Zealand, Ecuador, Spain, Belgium, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Australia 953 athletes from 62 teams from 22 countries and regions such as Japan signed up to participate in this online martial arts event.
December 20, 2020
Taijiquan Inscribed in 2020 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
On December 17, 2020, it was announced that Taijiquan has been included in The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), indicating the good health value and profound cultural heritage of traditional Taiji is gradually accepted by the people of the world.
December 9, 2019
The 4th International Integrative Medicine Conference and Silicon Valley Chinese Medicine and Wellness Innovation and Venture Forum successfully concluded
From December 7th to 8th, 2019, the “Fourth International Integrative Medicine Conference and Silicon Valley Chinese Medicine and Wellness Innovation and Venture Forum” was successfully held for two consecutive days at the University of East-West Medicine and Stanford University in Silicon Valley, California. The event is based on the Topic of “Integrating Eastern and Western Sciences to Create Future Medicine.” Experts and scholars of Chinese and Western medicine from China, the United States, Canada, Germany…