“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