Doesn't everyone secretly long to be a tai chi master, moving their arms like paintbrushes, standing as rooted as a tree, moving with the grace of branches in the wind? But for those who find tai chi a bit frenetic and stressful, there's always chi kung (sometimes written qiqong, chi gong etc), a practice which goes even slower! In some ways, tai chi is like lots of chi kung moves put together to make a beautiful dance. Here are some tai chi festivals, chi kung seminars, and other opportunities to meet and practice with people who enjoy posing in the park and performing exercises with groovy names like Cloud Hands, the Three Swings and Opening Energy Gates.  

Tai chi in 2023



February

International Push Hands Meeting Hannover

22-26 February 2023 | Hannover, Germany

The International Push Hands Meeting Hannover organizers say: “Founded in 2000 as an annual exchange meeting for the scattered push hands practitioners of different schools and styles in Germany ...

International Push Hands Meeting in Prague

22-26 February 2023 | Prague, Czech Republic

The International Push Hands Meeting in Prague organizers say: “All fans of push hands (tui shou) and Tai Chi Chuan, who want to meet in a friendly atmos­phere and exchange their experiences, a ...

June

8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting

8-11 June 2023 | Hassfurt am Main, Germany

The 8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting organizers say: “This meeting provides TAIJI – practitioners of all styles (Yang, Chen, Wu, Fu …) in a friendly and harmonious atmosphe ...

July

Tai Chi Caledonia

14-21 July 2023 | Stirling, Scotland

The Tai Chi Caledonia organizers say : “Thank you for visiting our website where you will find details of our latest event, Tai Chi Caledonia 2020, our 25th year offering high quality teaching o ...

Les Rencontres Jasnières

28-30 July 2023 | Marçon, France

The Les Rencontres Jasnières organizers say (according to Google Translate): “You will have the opportunity to practice the forms of taiji quan, tuishou, weapons in various internal styles and ...

August

To Be Confirmed: North Sea Tai Chi Festival

31-31 August 2023 | Zeewolde, Netherlands

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The North Sea Tai Chi Festival organizers say: “The North Sea Tai Chi Festival is a 3-day outdoor festival where, in ...