Friday, July 24, 2009

World Taichi Day, UCI April 25, 2009

The World Taichi and Qigong Day event this year took place at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), California on April 25, 2009 (UCI World Tachi and Qigong Event web page). Our Wuji Qigong Taijiquan school participated in the event to promote Taichi principles and practice to the public. About fifteen of us showed up at the event. Most of senior students attended, including Roger came down from Northern California. We got to UCI around 11 am in the morning. After a bit of confusion about parking and how to get to the event location, somehow we all managed to meet at Tamkin Hall on the other end of the vast UCI campus. We picked a grassy area near the main building and started our practice. Master Ho Nan Jie took us through a quick warm up, demonstrated Taichi applications and push hand exercise to students and audiences. His push hand and chi projection techniques generated a lot of interests from the audience. Lot of people walking by and were attracted by Master Ho's demonstration. They started to gather around our area to watch. Quite a few people recognize Master Ho and exchanged greetings. One person said "Tony, I saw people was flying over here and I knew it was you so I came over to say hi". A few audiences even participated in push hand exercise with Master Ho and other students of the school. Most were amazed by how easy they were lifted off their feet. The event ended around 1:30 pm. After that some of us had to leave. The rest of us met at the University Center for some tasty Asian fusion lunches. We have some videos on Youtube to share with you. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Master Ho is back

Master Ho is back with us and he is teaching every Sunday in Irvine. See you there.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Master Ho On Leave Until June 2009

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Master Ho is on leave to take care of certain personal business . He will be back in June 2009. In the mean time, the Sunday Taichi class in Irvine is still being held as normal. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Videos for March 22nd Class Uploaded

New video clips for the March 22nd, 2009 class are uploaded to Youtube. This give the viewers a glimpse at what a typical Sunday class is like. Have fun.

The Importance of Balance in Taichi
Taichi Neck Choke Defense
Taichi Single Palm Strike
Taichi Body Strike
Defense against punches, part 1
Defense against punches, part 2

Monday, March 23, 2009

Taichi classes at Body Design, Newport Beach, CA

Beginning on March 2009, Sifu Anthony Ho is also teaching Wuji Taichi classes at Body Design in Newport Beach, California.
210 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 719-2600

Body Design is the Orange County's premiere athletic and wellness center for women in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA. Two classes are offered on Wednesday, first one is from 10 am - 11 am and second one is from 5pm - 6 pm. Classes are open to all levels of Taichi students, from beginners to advance so come join us.

Sunday classes are still being taught in Irvine location.

Great Grandmaster Ho is back, March 2009

Hi friends,

Sifu Anthony Ho is back in town with us after a short trip to Taiwain in February 2009. Come, do some exercise and enjoy a good time with sifu and your class mates. See you there.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

An Introduction to Wuji Qigong Taijiquan

Wuji Qigong Taijiquan was formally found in 2003 after Great Grandmaster Anthony Nan Jie Ho had researched the original taijiquan philosophy for many years. He took the name of the first posture in the Taiji form "Wuji preparation" to name his taijiquan style "WuJi". Wuji means the stage before the formation of yin and yang. "Wuji preparation" is indeed an original and a natural qigong exercise, which is the basis of Taijiquan.

Taiji and Qigong classes are taught at the club house at the corner of Paseo Westpark & Hamilton Street in Irvine, CA 92614, every Sunday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Any question regarding the school or classes, please contact Jacquie Liu at her email address

Great Grandmaster Anthony Nan Jie Ho (何南傑), a brief history

Great grandmaster Anthony Nan Jie Ho (何南傑) was born in 1937 in Shanghai, China. He was exceptional in physical size and strength. He showed athletic ability at an early age. As a teen ager in Shanghai, he studied Northen and Southern styles of kung fu. The more styles he learned, the more curious he became to find the true meaning of kung fu. This strong will finally led him to study with Master Pei Tsu Ying, a Wu style Taijiquan master. Thus, Great Grandmaster Ho started his most important training before he came to the United States.

In 1979, he immigrated to the United States of America.

In 1985, in San Francisco, Great Grandmaster Ho regularly taught Taijiquan seminars to black belts of all styles of martial arts. Later the San Francisco Chapter of American Teachers Association of Martial Arts (ATAMA) honored him with high level certificates: "Professor, Master Processor, and Grandmaster". In 2004, the ATAMA honored him with the highest title: "Great Grandmaster".

In 1997, Great Grandmaster Ho retired and began his focus on teaching Taijiquan and writing.

In 2002, he was invited for the first time to Taiwan to teach Taijiquan classes in Changhua, at Ching Cheng Private High School and Chien-Kuo Technology University, where he returns regularly to teach classes and workshops.

In 2004, he introduced his first book in Chinese "The New Wu Style Taijiquan" to the public. The book was published in Taiwan by Morning Star Publishing, Inc.

In 2006, his second book in Chinese "Taijiquan Qigong Massage" was published in Taiwan by the same company, the Morning Star Publishing, Inc.

In 2007, he worked on his first English DVD "The Wuji Qigong Taijiquan 34 Form" and it became available in the same year.

In August 2008, Great Grandmaster Ho was invited to the Mixed Martial Arts Expo, Long Beach, CA to give a demonstration on Taichi applications. He showed many real world applications of Taijiquan techniques to an audience with many different martial arts background.

His English article , "The Meaning of Doubleweight in Taiji", was published in the T'ai Chi Magazine (USA), Feb. 2008, Vol. 32, No.1.

Currently, Great Grandmaster Ho is sharing his time teaching in the US, Taiwan and China. When he is in the US, he teaches Taichi classes in Irvine, California.