The Peng You Taiji Quan Association is a not-for-profit organization.
Our commitment is to create a "healthy, friendly and happy"
life style through the practice of Taijiquan.
began informally at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, Thunder Bay,
Ontario, Canada, as a Tai Chi Club within the centre. In 1998,
the Peng You Taiji Quan Association was formed as a result of
the increasing demand for Taiji Classes for people under the age
of 55, too young to join the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre.
on the 55 Plus Centre lawn
Taiji classes offered by the Peng You Taiji Quan Association are
mainly Modern Style. Most classes involve the 8, 16, 24 and 48
Forms Taijiquan. Advanced students also study 42 Forms Competition
Style Taijiquan and Taiji Sword. There are also classes in Taiji
Fan. All classes include Six Forms Taiji Qigong.
purpose is to be an integral part of our community and to introduce
as many people as possible to the benefits of Taiji for better
alternate years the Association hosts Taiji Festivals. Every year
we do demonstrations and workshops for a variety of community
organizations such as the Arthritis Society, The Alzheimers Society
and the Lakehead Association for Community Living. We value our
relationship with Chickadee T'ai Chi of
Ely, Minnesota and with taiji players in Duluth, Minnesota.
bring eminent international level teachers to Thunder Bay every
year: Master Wang Jianhua, Dr. Paul Lam, Master Eddie Wu, Master
Zeng Nailiang, Master Wei Xianglian.
September 1998 and November 1999, a delegation of over 80 people,
many of them members of the Peng You Taiji Quan Association traveled
to China - the oldest member was 82 years of age. During their
trip, they experienced the richness of Chinese culture and demonstrated
their Taiji on the Great Wall -- a dream come true for many.