Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou’s 80th Birthday Celebration & The First Zungu Taiji Elite Conference

cqz-bikeOn May 1 – 3, family, friends, students, and fellow martial artists will be gathering at the Qingzhou Institute for Taiji Martial Arts to celebrate Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou’s 80th birthday. In conjunction to the birthday celebrations, the First Zungu Taiji Elite Conference will be held at the Qingzhou Institute in Wenxian, Henan, China. The events are commissioned by the Jiaozuo Municipal Center for the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and jointly hosted by the Qingzhou Institute of Wenxian and the U.S. Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association.

The announcement in Chinese can be read here:




May 1 (Thursday)

5:30 – 10 am: Registration

11 am – 12 pm:

Ceremony for Accepting “Closing-Door” Disciples (last disciples)

Ceremony for Indoor Disciple Certification

2 – 5:30 pm:

Opening Ceremony

Students Performances

7:30 pm: Opera shows

May 2 (Friday)

5:30 – 6:30 am: Group Morning Practice

8:30 am – 12 pm:

Portraits of Ancestors Donation Ceremony;

Master Performances;

Birthday/Longevity Ceremony

2 – 5:30 pm:

Zungu Taiji Strategic Development Forum

Zungu Taiji Ambassador Award Nominations

7:30 pm: 80 Years of Taiji Living: variety show entertainment

May 3 (Saturday)

5:30 – 6:30 am: Group Morning Practice

8:30 am – 12 pm:

Traditional Moving-step Pushhands Experimental Competition

Zungu Taiji Ambassador Award Ceremony

Closing Ceremony


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