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    Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Tai Chi Grand Champion

    We posted the rules for our new Tai Chi Grand Champion Division.

    For more information, see our Tiger Claw's 2nd KungFuMagazine.com Championship and 7th Shark City Nationals thread. TCKFMCII will be held on June 12, 2010 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose, California.
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    Last day for discount reg for Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship II

    The LAST registration discount deadline is this Saturday, 5/29. Register NOW!

    We are importing an official PUSH HANDS rug from China. It's akin to a competition wushu rug, only a different texture, square in shape and it has a big yin yang in the middle. I can't wait to see this thing.

    Also every Push Hands competitor will receive a token gift, a Xian Terracotta Warrior statue, just for entering.
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    As of now, there is only one person entered as a Grand contender

    ...so he'll automatically win if no one else steps forward. That would be a shame as any Grand deserves some challenge. There are plenty of competitors in the internal rings, just no one else going for the Grand. For the Grand, you need an empty hand form, a weapon and push hands. There's a nice big trophy for the Grand Champion, along with a pic in the next issue, so I hope some more people step up.

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    Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship 1st Tai Chi Grand Champions

    Congratulations to Chris Shelton for the overall Grand and Wei Jim Lai for the Push Hands Champion!
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    So...did a second person enter?

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    Absolutely!

    We had a decent turnout for the Push Hands division - not too big and not too small - perfect for a new division. It was a good start and it looks like we'll do it again next year.
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    I've been very slack in updating this.

    I totally forgot about this thread. I just stumbled across it searching for Tai Chi Fan (can't search 3 letter words )

    So here's the update - our Tai Chi/Internal divisions have grown a lot over the past few years so our number of Grand Champs have expanded accordingly:
    Tiger Claw’s KungFuMagazine.com Grand Champions
    2011 TAI CHI: Steve Polcyn

    2012 TAI CHI: Martin von Haselberg

    2013 Tai Chi & Push Hands: Victor Ma, Johnny Jang Martial Arts Academy

    2014 INTERNAL
    18 & UNDER: Fonda Xu, O-Mei Cupertino
    19-33: Jaime Maldonado, Tien Shan Tzi
    34-54: Hongen Wang, Beijing Wushu Association Team
    55 & OVER: Douglas Henry, Tony Wong Chen Taiji

    2015 TAICHI & INTERNAL
    18 & Under Intermediate: Nathan Chou, Zhang Kung Fu Institute, Union City CA
    18 & Under Advanced Female: Xu Fonda, Ben’s Shaolin Kung Fu, Cupertino CA
    19–45 Intermediate: Steven Alfano, US Wushu Center, Portland OR
    19–45 Advanced Female: Hu Yanbin, Pure Shaolin Kung Fu, Belmont CA
    19–45, Advanced Male: Wang Gang, Changzhou, China
    46 & Over Intermediate: Eva Ye, S.F. Jin Cai Tai Chi, San Francisco CA
    46 & Over Advanced Female: Emily Lee, S.F. Jin Cai Tai Chi, San Francisco CA
    46 & Over Advanced Male: He Xi, Wudang Dao Jiao Xuan Zhen Gongfu Yuen, Hubei, China
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    Internal Grand Champion Events

    For the 2016 competition, are the required events for the Internal Grand Champion the same as for the other divisions -- one empty hand form and two weapons forms?

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    Our rules aren't published yet.

    We're putting the final touches on revisions now. Here is rules for the Tai Chi Grands this year, as it stands now. Note: we reserve the right to make alterations until it is 'officially' announced. There is discussion over the Tai Chi Grands. We'll have more for you soon.

    To qualify for Overall Grand Champions, competitors must compete in three divisions. Empty Hand Form and 2 Weapon Forms (each Weapon Form must be of a separate division).
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