Dec 4, 2010 · 11:45 AM
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Come and learn tai chi from Xiaoqin Wu Turner, an experienced tai chi instructor!
Dress warm. We will meet at the wood deck beside the outdoor stage. It is near the big outdoor movie screen. Xiaoqin might have the music on.
Call Xiaoqin at[masked] if you are running late or are lost and need directions.
About Tai Chi:
Tai chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity. As a consequence, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of tai chi's training forms are especially known for being practiced at what most people categorize as slow movement. Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Sun.
Xiaoqin Wu Turner (吴晓琴) Biography:
Xiaoqin Wu Turner (吴晓琴) received extensive training in Tai Chi from grandmasters in China since 1989. She obtained certificates of training from grandmaster Zhu Tiancai of Chen Village in China in 2003-2004. Since 1995, she has conducted numerous Tai Chi classes and workshops for city’s recreation centers, colleges, high schools, YMCA, Karate school, church, and retirement centers. She taught Tai Chi as a PE class in 1999 at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is currently a Tai Chi instructor for Confucius Institute and Campus Rec Center at NCSU (since 2003), Raleigh Parks and Rec Centers (since 2001), and Raleigh Chinese Language School. She practices Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and sword. She has been a feature performer of Tai Chi and sword for community health fairs and cultural events (since 2006). Recently she was invited to perform Tai Chi for Triangle Area Chinese Performance Arts Talent Show at Page Auditorium at Duke University (10/24). She was an associate professor of sociology at Lenoir-Rhyne University [masked]). She moved to Raleigh in 2001 and served as an adjunct instructor of sociology at NC State University [masked]) and UNC-Chapel Hill (2003).