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    The 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine China Tour

    The 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine China Tour
    June 29th – July 9th, 2007
    Beijing – Emei Mountain, Sichuan

    Join Kung Fu Tai Chi in celebrating fifteen years of publication with an unprecedented China tour and party! Travel with us to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Ming Tombs. Climb China’s Sacred Emei Mountain and see the Great Buddha at Leshan. We’ll attend the First Emei Mountain Martial Arts Festival where you can watch and compete in forms (traditional and modern) and free sparring. You’ll be able to train with local Emei masters. Plus you’ll get in to the most exclusive masters demonstration ever – our 15th Anniversary banquet party! All of our past Cover Masters have been invited to perform.

    We’ll be staying in Four Star Hotels (double occupancy) all the way and indulging in China’s finest cuisine, from Peking duck in Peking (Beijing) to real Szechuan spice in Szechuan (Sichuan). You’ll be escorted by the Kung Fu Tai Chi staff and accompanying the Kung Fu Tai Chi cover masters. And you’ll have access to some very special martial arts celebrations and festivities.

    Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic trip. There’s never been a tour like this ever!

    Friday, June 29th: Depart SFO
    Saturday, June 30th: Arrive Beijing International
    Sunday, July 1st: Great Wall & Ming Tombs
    Monday, July 2nd: Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
    Tuesday, July 3rd: Summer Palace. Depart Beijing, Arrive Chengdu
    Wednesday, July 4th: Panda Sanctuary, Leshan Buddha, Emei Hot Springs.
    Thursday, July 5th: Ascend Emei Mountain to Golden Summit.
    Friday, July 6th: Day (optional): visit Emei Monkey Reserve & Wannian Temple – or – Train in Emei Kung Fu – or – Attend Emei Martial Arts Festival Academic Symposium. Evening: Grand Opening Ceremony
    Saturday, July 7th: Day: Emei Martial Arts Festival Forms Competition. Evening: The 15h Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Banquet & Masters Demonstration.
    Sunday, July 8th: Day: Emei Martial Arts Festival Forms Competition. International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association Sparring Competition and 20th Anniversary Celebration. Farewell Party.
    Monday, July 9th: Depart Chengdu and Beijing. Arrive SFO.

    Round Trip from SFO: $2595 (tax included)
    Early Bird Specials:
    Before April 15th, 2007: $2350
    Before May 15th, 2007: $2500

    Prices include:
    Round trip airfare from SFO to Beijing
    All accommodations (4 Star Hotels)
    All standard meals (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)
    All the entrance fees to tourist sites
    All internal transportation within China
    All competitors or spectator fees for the Emei Martial Arts Festival, Grand Opening Ceremony and Farewell Party
    Entrance to the 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Banquet and Masters Demonstration and Sanshou Wushu Dao 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Kung Fu Tai Chi Anniversary T-shirt and souvenirs

    Prices exclude:
    Visa & travel Insurance
    Meals & programs unmentioned on the itinerary
    Tips for the driver and guide.

    Contact Gene Ching at 510-656-5100 X137 Gene@KungFuMagazine.com
    or Gigi Oh at 510-656-5100 X141 Gigi@TCMedia.com
    Gene Ching
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    The PDF flyer

    We're planning to build a site similar to the one we built in 2002 for our 10 Year Anniversary. But just for now, we've got a PDF flyer up. It says more or less the same info I posted above, but it's got some pretty pictures.
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    Are you leading the tour? Cause I swear you said you vowed never to do that again.
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    Ouch. Busted.

    That's true. I did vow that. And I'm always trying to keep all my vows, although as I get older, I'm losing against the constant struggle.

    Actually, I'm not going to be on the Beijing portion of the tour personally. I'm supposed to go directly to Emei to make preparations. I've never been to Emei, so it'd be a bit presumptuous to say I'm leading the tour there. That'd be like the blind leading the blind. Others will lead. I have other roles to fulfill on this mission.

    So it's sort of a loophole I suppose, but sometimes you got to find loopholes to honor vows.
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    If you're already in China...

    Here's our latest package which we're offering for people who want to book their own China trip and only plan to join us for our 15th party and the 1st Emei Martial Arts Festival.

    15 YEARS of KUNG FU TAI CHI

    In 2002, Kung Fu Tai Chi threw the greatest Kung Fu Party that America had ever seen. It was our 10th Anniversary and masters came from all over the world to celebrate. Never before had so many of the world’s top masters and grandmasters gathered in one place. The martial art demonstrations were truly awe-inspiring.

    This year, for our 15th Anniversary, we’re gathering at Emei Mountain in Sichuan, China. Already, many top masters have expressed their interest in performing, including many of China’s finest! Our 15th Anniversary Party will be held on July 7th, 2007 as part of the First Emei Martial Arts Festival. Emei Mountain is the third martial mountain of China, akin to Song Mountain (home of Shaolin Temple) and Wudang Mountain. Come to Emei to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi!

    The 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi at the First Emei Martial Arts Festival Schedule of Events:
    Tuesday, July 3rd: Arrive Chengdu
    Wednesday, July 4th: Panda Sanctuary, Leshan Buddha, Emei Hot Springs.
    Thursday, July 5th: Ascend Emei Mountain to Golden Summit.
    Friday, July 6th: Day (optional): visit Emei Monkey Reserve & Wannian Temple – or – Train in Emei Kung Fu – or – Attend Emei Martial Arts Festival Academic Symposium. Evening: Grand Opening Ceremony
    Saturday, July 7th: Day: Emei Martial Arts Festival Forms Competition. Evening: The 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Banquet & Masters Demonstration.
    Sunday, July 8th: Day: Emei Martial Arts Festival Forms Competition. International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association Sparring Competition and 20th Anniversary Celebration. Farewell Party.
    Monday, July 9th: Depart Chengdu.

    Meet us in Chengdu for a week of martial arts and Chinese culture like no other. This is an all-inclusive party package where you can sightsee, compete, train and enjoy our 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Banquet & Masters Demonstration – the party that everyone wants to be at!
    The 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Tour Package: $600

    Price includes:
    Pick up and drop off at Chengdu Airport
    All accommodations (4 Star Hotels)
    All standard meals (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)
    All the entrance fees to tourist sites
    All internal transportation within Sichuan
    All competitors or spectator fees for the Emei Martial Arts Festival, Grand Opening Ceremony and Farewell Party
    Entrance to the 15h Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Banquet and Masters Demonstration and Sanshou Wushu Dao 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Kung Fu Tai Chi Anniversary T-shirt and souvenirs

    Price excludes:
    Visa & Travel Insurance
    Meals & programs unmentioned on the itinerary
    Tips for the driver and guide.
    Gene Ching
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    Check it out

    Our first fan site!
    This is an unofficial site, built by a friend of mine who plans to go on the tour. I think he plans to make it into his personal photoblog site for the trip.

    Please note that this site is not officially endorsed by Kung Fu Tai Chi. We expressly disclaim any and all liability relating to this site.
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    If I wasnt poor I'd be going.
    Bless you

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    Maybe next time, bodhitree

    We've launched our online sign-ups for the trip. Hope you can make it.
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    Our featured master list is just beginning

    The following masters and celebrities have made verbal commitments to attending.

    Stephan Berwick 美国真(陈式)太极协会创办人,曾演出多步武术 电影。
    Cai Longyun 蔡龙云教授
    Chen, Jian 陳堅
    Tony Chen 陳朝輝
    Chen Xiaoxing 陈小星师父
    Chen Zhenlei 陈正雷会长
    Cheng, Aiping 程爱萍大师
    David Chin
    He, Jing-Han 何静寒老师
    Chris Heintzman 美国青年冠军公司负责人
    Joe Keit 曾多次获得美国蔡李佛拳法冠军
    Lily Lau 刘莉莉国际鹰爪国术总会
    Li Yancai 李炎才师父
    Liang Shou-Yu 梁守渝
    Helen Liang 梁好
    Liu Kangyi - Publisher of Taiwan Wulin Magazine
    Mark McGauley
    Meng, Benny
    Ren, Guangyi 任广义大师
    Ron Heimberger 美国咏春拳总会主席著有多本咏春拳书籍
    Tammy Schaefer 美国青年冠军公司负责人
    Shi Guolin 釋果林大師
    Shi Xiaolong 释小龙
    Wu Bin 吴彬教授
    Yu Hai 于海大师
    Zhang Yuanming 张元明大师
    Zhao Changjun 赵长军院长
    Zhong Yun Long 锺云龙大师

    For more, see our online list.
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    The 15th Anniversary Party in Emei, China has been cancelled.

    It is with great regret that we must cancel our 15th Anniversary party scheduled for July at Emei Mountain in Sichuan, China. We’re very sorry to disappoint you but the situation got beyond our control. The organizing committee of the Emei Martial Arts Festival has reneged on their contractual obligations. The festival will not be held as promised. We are extremely disappointed with the Emei organizing committee and their breach of contract. After having excellent relationships with China for so many years, we are very frustrated at the lack of professionalism of the Emei organizing committee. We hope the committee understands that they have lost a unique opportunity to foster international friendship and promote cultural exchange.

    We would like to sincerely thank all of the masters and students who committed to participating in our tour. In good faith, we will cover their lost investment out of our own pocket. We would like to acknowledge the following masters and their students for their support of this project: Stephan Berwick, Cai Longyun, Chen Jian, Tony Chen, Chen Xiaoxing, Chen Zhenlei, Cheng Aiping, David Chin, Gao Xian, He Jing-Han, Chris Heintzman, Joe Keit, Lily Lau, Li Yancai, Liang Shou-Yu, Helen Liang, Liu Kangyi, Mark McGauley, Benny Meng, Ren Guangyi, Ron Heimberger, Tammy Schaefer, Shi Guolin, Shi Xiaolong, Wu Bin, Yu Hai, Zhang Yuanming, Zhao Changjun and Zhong Yun Long.
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    Sorry to hear the bad news Gene. That really sucks of them.

    ACtually had heard that a similar thing had happened regarding Wu Dang as well.

    Lets hope for the best in coming years.

    eric

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    It sucks for us too.

    **** chicoms.
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    KFM anniversary pary cancelled

    That sucks, sorry guys. If I wasn't poor I would've loved to have gone (gosh darned economics). Well, happy anniversary anyways.


    It is with great regret that we must cancel our 15th Anniversary party scheduled for July at Emei Mountain in Sichuan, China. We’re very sorry to disappoint you but the situation got beyond our control. The organizing committee of the Emei Martial Arts Festival has reneged on their contractual obligations. The festival will not be held as promised. We are extremely disappointed with the Emei organizing committee and their breach of contract. After having excellent relationships with China for so many years, we are very frustrated at the lack of professionalism of the Emei organizing committee. We hope the committee understands that they have lost a unique opportunity to foster international friendship and promote cultural exchange.

    We would like to sincerely thank all of the masters and students who committed to participating in our tour. In good faith, we will cover their lost investment out of our own pocket. We would like to acknowledge the following masters and their students for their support of this project: Stephan Berwick, Cai Longyun, Chen Jian, Tony Chen, Chen Xiaoxing, Chen Zhenlei, Cheng Aiping, David Chin, Gao Xian, He Jing-Han, Chris Heintzman, Joe Keit, Lily Lau, Li Yancai, Liang Shou-Yu, Helen Liang, Liu Kangyi, Mark McGauley, Benny Meng, Ren Guangyi, Ron Heimberger, Tammy Schaefer, Shi Guolin, Shi Xiaolong, Wu Bin, Yu Hai, Zhang Yuanming, Zhao Changjun and Zhong Yun Long.
    Bless you

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    Believe me...

    ...it was extremely disappointing for us all.
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