US Challenge Information
This event requires all participants to show proof of vaccination.
1. May I use music for my competition event(s)?
Yes. Music is optional. You may use music with your competition events in the First Timer Division and all the Challenge Divisions - Kung Fu, Taiji and Wushu.
3. May I video or photograph my competition events, or do I need a permit to do this?
You don’t need a permit to video or photograph your own performance. If you have a good video or photograph of yourself, we kindly ask that you share it with us for future publications.
4. If I check in early, may I warm up in the Gym?
Yes, please do check in early. You may use the gym in the designated area for warm up. If there are seminars going on in the gym, we ask you to respect the masters classes, and keep the warm up noise down.
5. What time do you expect to finish the competition in each day?
We will use the space according to the number of competitors and plan to finish by 6 PM so everyone can have a nice dinner.
7. May I take two seminars in one day? May I switch between the masters?
The seminars run at the same time each day, therefore, you may not take two in one day.
Day two of the seminar is a continuation from day one, so you may only choose one master for the weekend.
6. If I buy a spectator ticket for $15, may I watch both days of competition?
The spectator ticket is only good for one day.
8. You recommend that students know the 42 Taijiquan form before taking Master Sitan Chen’s seminar, where can I find Master Chen’s video for my review before the seminar?
Here is a link to Master Sitan Chen’s 42 Taijiquan video for your review, but the video quality is not so good.
Here is another video with Qiu Huifang performing the 42 Taijiquan. You can see it from a different angle.
Hope this helps and see you at the seminar.
9. What more can you tell me about Professor Gee's seminar?
The techniques that Professor Gee teaches are designed to assist people needing specialized care such as those with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. An article from Blackbelt magazine describes how techniques from the martial arts may help people with Alzheimer’s disease. https://blackbeltmag.com/martial-arts-help-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease/alzheimers-disease
Tai Chi is mentioned as having a positive effect on memory. An article from The England Journal of Medicine cited in the book ‘the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” describes the value of tai chi in improving balance and motor control in Parkinson’s disease patients.
12. I have not competed previously, may I register for the Challenge Division or must I register for the First Timer Division?
You may register for either.
The First Timer Division is for novice participants who have never competed before and would like to perform their routine skills in front of a panel of judges to get a score and receive competition environment experience.
The Challenge Division is for participants who would like to present their skills and also compete against others.