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2017 Summer Chi Gong Seminars Have Been Announced



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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Special Summer Event: Chi Gong and Tai Chi with Grandmaster Hongchao Zhang

Come celebrate Summer by getting your chi flowing at these special Heartwood seminars! Whether you take one of the seminars or both, you will feel the benefits of these beautiful Chinese martial arts forms.

Seminar One: Summer Chi Gong for the Heart

This is a special Chi Gong form created by Grandmaster Zhang, based on his expertise in both Chi Gong and traditional Chinese medicine. When Chi is in balance, the body is healthy; Chi Gong works on this balance to maintain health. In traditional Chinese medicine, the heart rules the body and is the root of life. The heart's element is Fire, and its season is Summer. Grandmaster Zhang created his Heart Chi Gong to follow the heart meridian and connect to other meridians, as well. Now is the time to rebuild the energy expended during the months of Winter and Spring with Chi Gong for the Heart.

Seminar Two: 13-Step Tai Chi

13-Step is the oldest of all Tai Chi forms, dating back thousands of years. It is the "mother" of all other Tai Chi forms, as well as of Push Hands, containing the 13 foundational postures of Tai Chi (ward off, roll back, elbow strike, and so on). It also is one of the least-studied Tai Chi forms, and is seldom taught in the United States. Come learn this rare and ancient form of martial arts and experience its benefits!

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Starting April 3rd 2017

Grandmaster Hongchao Zhang will be teaching Taiji (Tai chi) Quan, Xingyi Quan, Bagua palm at 5p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. He will also be teaching Shaolin, wrestling, Free combat, and joints-lock starting at 6p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.

Location: Jesse White Community Center - 412 W. Chicago Avenue - Chicago, IL 60610
For more information, please call 773-728-8682

He will also be teaching Taiji at 9am on Mondays and Wednesdays, Taiji at 11am, Qi gong at 12pm, and Shaolin at 1pm on Saturdays

Location: 3940 N. Lincoln Ave. - 2nd floor - Chicago, IL 60613
Please call 773-728-8682 for more information.


Master Zhang Tai Ji Seminars In Millenium Park

Saturdays from July 4th to August 1st, 2015

Free Taijiquan and Qigong training in Millenium Park

Master Hongchao Zhang has been invited by the Sports Development Office's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events of the City of Chicago to teach Taijiquan and Qigong for health from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st, 2015 at Millennium Park.

View the brochure HERE


Thursday November 22nd, 2013

The Chinese Gong Fu Institue will march in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade on November 22nd, 2013.

2013 McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade

We are all extremely excited to be marching and performing the dragon dance in the nationaly broadcast McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade.

View the 2013 Handbook
HERE


Master Zhang Tai Ji Seminars In Millenium Park

Master Zhang Tai Ji Seminars In Millenium Park

Saturdays from June 8th to July 6th, 2013

Free Taijiquan and Qigong training in Millenium Park

Master Hongchao Zhang has been invited by the Sports Development Office's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events of the City of Chicago to teach Taijiquan and Qigong for health from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and July 6th, 2013 at Millennium Park.

Christina Zhang has also been invited to play traditional Chinese music during Master Zhang's Taijiquan and Qigong training sessions.

Master Zhang Tai Ji Seminars In Millenium Park


November 24th, 2011

The Chinese Gong Fu Institue will march in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade on November 24th, 2011.

2013 McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade

We are all extremely excited to be marching and performing the dragon dance in the nationaly broadcast McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade.


October 22, 2002

Master Zhang Hongchao meets the Chairman of P.R China, Hu Jin-tao

Master Zhang Hongchao meets the Chairman of P.R China, Hu Jin-tao

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October 22, 2002

Master Zhang Hongchao meets the The Predecessor Chairman of P.R China, Jiang Ze-min

Master Zhang Hongchao meets the The Predecessor Chairman of P.R China, Jiang Ze-min

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Summer, 2008

Master Zhang carries the Olympic Torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympics