Name of the Organization:USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association
City and Country:Sugar Land, Houston, Texas
Approved by: Texas Secretary of State
Date of Establishment:2009
Date of Joining IHQF: 2014
Email Address: [email protected]
Postal Address: 2206 Bent River Dr. Sugar Land, Texas 77479 USA
Phone Number: 1-832-567-2509
Business: Health Qigong, Wushu
USA Tai Chi Academy is a non-profit organization doing business as (dba) USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association. USA Tai Chi Academy was founded by Master Jason Leung in 2003. In 2009 Master Leung founded USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association. Its mission statement is “to promote Tai Chi and Health Qigong exercises for the health and wellness of the community in the United States.” Every year Tai Chi and Health Qigong grandmasters from China would visit and provide advanced trainings to elevate students’ skills. Master Leung received training from Grandmaster Zheng NaiLiang and Kungfu (Wushu) from Grandmaster Peng Zhengting.
USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association adopts four approaches to promote Health Qigong.
1. Internal Teaching and Training
USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association is one of the largest learning centers for Tai Chi and Health Qigong in North America. The school offers 15 of Health Qigong and Tai Chi classes every week in 8 different public facilities in greater Houston area. The number of students has grown to about 200 covering diverse demographics and age groups.
Ba Duan Jin
Yi Jin Jing
2. External Training and Examination
Every year Tai Chi and Health Qigong grandmasters from China would visit and provide advanced trainings to elevate the overall students’ skills.
Master Lu Shirong
Pro. Miao Fusheng
Tai Ji Yang Sheng Zhang
3. Introduce Health Qigong and Demonstrate in Community
USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association is often invited by public and private organizations (an average of about 20 times a year) to give presentations and performance on Health Qigong and Tai Chi in various civic functions.
Wu Qin Xi
Asian Holiday Senior Luncheon attended by 800 guests
MD Anderson Breast Cancer Caring Circle, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Research Department
MD Anderson Cancer Center Colorectal Cancer Workshop
4. Posting on Electronic Multimedia
Multimedia serves as a brochure on the activities in USA Tai Chi Academy which could enhance awareness among the readers and bring out interests on Health Qigong and Tai Chi. Posting on website, Facebook and other multimedia can create more communication traffic with those interested in Qigong and Tai Chi.
1) Being taped for Houston TV Channel
2) Articles on Houston Chinese Newspapers
3) Website: www.usataichiacademy.org
4) Facebook: www.facebook.com/usataichiacademy
Community interest in Health Qigong is growing favorably, since the Health Qigong routines, like stretching and relaxation, are relatively easy to learn and practice, and the benefits can be more readily felt and realized. Currently the school requires additional manpower and resources (liaison coordinators, instructors, etc.) to keep up with training and community interests.
Mission statement of USA Tai Chi Academy and USA Health Qigong and Tai Chi Association is “to promote Tai Chi and Health Qigong for the health benefits and well being of the community.”