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The 1st International Taiji Science Online Forum and World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taiji Masters Exhibition” was a complete success!

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.

Welcome speech by Li Lingwei
Member of International Olympic Committee, 
Vice President of Olympic Committee of China

She is the first female singles badminton player in the history of world badminton to win gold medals in the finals of World Championships, World Cup, All England, and Grand Prix.

She placed the expectation of “making effective use of modern science and technology, deeply understanding and analyzing the health promotion role of Taijiquan, so as to better serve the global people” at the conference from the strategic height of the global development of Taijiquan.

Dean of the University of Illinois Graduate School
Dean Wojtek Jozko Zayko

Dean Woytek jozko zaiko made a systematic analysis of the health and fitness value of Taijiquan from the basis of the traditional theory of Taijiquan to the specific movement forms and skill characteristics, combined with modern scientific indicators and language expression forms. He is convinced that through the discussion of this forum, we will have a new understanding of the health and fitness value of Taijiquan. He is also convinced that people all over the world will experience peace and harmony in the process of practicing Taijiquan and Qigong.

Prof. Victor Henderson speech at the Tai Chi Science Forum

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

Welcome speech by Shudong Li
Secretary general of Taiji Science Federation

Mr. Deyu Zhai
Cultural Counselor of the People‘s Republic of China in San Francisco.

Vice Chairman of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF)
Chairman of the Pan-American Wushu Federation (PAWF)
Chairman of the United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation (USAWKF)

Haohua Zhou President of
Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association {CASPA)

President Dr. Jun Hu
President of American Association of Chinese Medicine
and Acupuncture Unity of former CCAA and UCPCM

President Rose He
President of US Chinese Women Cultural Organization Cultural Organization

List of Guest speakers and Taiji Masters

See full research article, and Taiji Masters demonstration at our YouTube Channel

The press conference of the “First International Taiji Science Online Forum and World Taiji Intangible Cultural Heritage Online Masters Exhibition” was successfully held online.

On 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.

Information Update *

The 2021 International Taiji Science online Forum and World Intangible Culture Heritage Masters online Exhibition events was originally scheduled to be held on September 20, 2021. The organizing committee decided to postpone it to December 1-5,2021. which would be a better timing for us to celebrate the first anniversary of UNESCO’s inscription of Taijiquan on the world intangible cultural heritage list.

“World Taiji Science Day”
The First Saturday of December.

In order to celebrate the UNESCO’s official inclusion of Taijiquan in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage List on December 17, 2020, the Taiji Science Federation (WTJSF) funded an annual event “World Taiji Science Day” on the first Saturday and will host the “International Science Forum and World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taijiquan Masters Exhibition” in the first week of December.  The “1st International Taiji Science Forum and World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taijiquan Masters Exhibition” (Online Event) will be hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Hangzhou Normal University, and the World Taijiquan Website in this December. 

Updated Forum regulation in Chinese
Updated Forum regulation in English

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…