Past Events

2024 San Diego, Tai Chi Qigong Summer Camp, Tuesday – Friday, June 18-21, 2024

A transformative 5-day camp tailored for everyone – whether you’re a seasoned Tai Chi and Qigong instructor, a skilled practitioner refining your forms and elevating your practice with neigong, or a newcomer eager to discover the wonders of energy work for a healthier lifestyle. This camp transcends specific styles or forms; the knowledge acquired can seamlessly integrate into any forms you currently practice. We’ll cover Tai Chi postures, guiding participants through a unique Qigong warm-up to activate inner energy flow. The program includes posture drills focusing on alignment adjustment, dynamic stretching, yin/yang harmony, inner energy cultivation, and internal strength development, culminating in practical self-defense applications. Jesse Tsao, the 12th generation of the Chen Tai Chi lineage, will lead you through traditional Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun routines. Despite stylistic differences, core principles and structures remain consistent, reflecting Jesse Tsao’s Ph.D. research at Shanghai University of Sport.

A special thank you to the Jeanne Wood family for graciously hosting our Friday evening party. The delicious beef and fine wine from Michael Rosenberg were truly a highlight, adding a wonderful touch to our gathering. Soecial thanks for Jenny Harrison from far Australia, and Ivy and Stewart from Canada making the gathering a international event 😀. Thank you Tyde, and Lori, and Michael Smith gave us the presentations. Thank you Georgette Marie Coffey ordering the signature type cake.

“…People often ask me why I travel so far to train with you why I just don’t find someone local. The answer is that THERE IS NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU! I could potentially find a master in one style, but not your level. I feel like I learned a lot with a deeper understanding of several Laojia Yilu postures and new excitement and appreciation for cannon fist and the Chen broadsword. I also have a better idea of the special features of the Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun traditional long forms and how they each work for self-defense and push hands”. -Michael S. “Really enjoying Training with Dr. Jesse Tsao. He is extemely knowledgeable and displays a true passion and joy for Tai Chi….” – Jasom T. “…So much information, I am like dranking water from the fire hydrant :-),… but I like it!” – George G.

Tai Chi Healthways 2024 Spring Tai Chi and Sightseeing Tour to Denmark and Northern Europe was a success! Participants loved the trip and learning experience. We had two days of intensive training in Denmark, followed by three days of sightseeing in Copenhagen. Then we toured Sweden, Finland, Norway and end the bus tour at Hamburg, Germany in 6 days, practice tai chi each day. The 50-seat bus only 14 people, offering plenty of space. We enjoyed Tai chi on a cruise ship for two days. Tai chi at the White Church in Helsinki, Finland; tai chi on the ship on Baltic Sea; tai chi at hotel in Oslo, Norway! Jeff Johnson, a retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, shared self-healing tips with a Sweden hotel staff.

Chen Tai Chi Workshop, Leer, Germany – May 18-19, 2024
Time: May 18-19, 2024, from 10:00 -17:30 with 90 min break each day.

” It was a wonderful weekend working on Traditional Chen Old Frame Laojia Yilu with details. Although I learned this form in China, and have practiced this form for many years, I still got many insights from Master Jesse Tsao. In a bonus, I tried the Eight Immordal Tai Chi Cane with a lots of fun. Master Jesse Tsao is the creator of this form and he has published a book: Mastering Tai Chi Cane for Health & Self-Defense: Chen-Style, Yang-Style & Stretch-Massage Forms Rooted in the Taoist Eight Immortals. https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Cane-Health-Self-Defense-Stretch-Massage/dp/1736196146/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ZCGfTFvGVYXn8OutWpWT3NI6BNyWlbfBU_AHJXPWJmhzRDSHi7QWrjfgIeTvrVx-.A5ZfssSoMf-9eF8Kqy3AjHJadww1v5MjDZpBw89C4ao&dib_tag=se&keywords=cane+jesse+tsao&qid=1717619470&sr=8-1

Jesse Tsao’s Tai-chi Workshop in Mumbai (India) on 9th & 10th March 2024.

Venue: Andheri Sports complex.
Andheri west. Mumbai.

Organized by LITMA WU-SHU TEAM. The founder Alex Fernandes said:
“Thank you Grandmaster Jesse Tsao for sharing your knowledge with us and being so warm with our students. It was a very big motivation for all of them and a very wonderful memory and experience for them to treasure for the rest of their lives….”

Tai Chi Seminar at Melbourne, Australia, March 2-3, 2024
The founder Jenny Harrison said: “I wanted to let you know that my students are still talking about your visit and we enjoy very fruitful discussions about movement principles. They remembered so many things from what you taught! They got so much out of it and now in each class we’ll continue looking at those concepts. We started very basic push hands today. And the changes in my sword technique have made a huge difference…… Thankyou.”

Tai Chi Seminar at Orewa, New Zealand, November 4-5, 2023

“What a great joy to learn Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane from the creator Master Jesse Tsao! I have learned this form from his instructional DVD. The in-person learning experience is super sweet and got many questions answered….”

Tai Chi Seminar at Newcastle, Australia, October 28-29, 2023
“Thank you deeply for the wonderful weekend workshop with you here in Newcastle. I found it enjoyable, instructive and delightful, thanks to who you are. I am very grateful to have experienced it and found the weekend very motivating.”

…… “a weekend of workshops with the incomparable Grandmaster Jesse Tsao – the highlight of our year!
Taking part in this incredible opportunity to work with a true Master were participants from the Mid North Coast, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne and from as far away as the USA!”
“…Participants were guided through the major applications and the Chin Na (joint lock techniques) for each posture. We worked with each other and were treated to amazing demonstrations of the effectiveness of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art.
Witnessing strong men being brought to the ground with only 2 fingers at lightning speed without seemingly moving, is something to behold. The power, strength and focussed energy of Grandmaster Jesse Tsao is incredible – did we mention a whole line of people tried with all their might to uproot him and failed miserably.
The experience is incredibly difficult to put into words….”

Jesse Tsao’s Tai Chi Seminar at Vancover, Canada, October 1st, 2023
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi for Vitality on Sunday, October 1st, 2023.
3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 2P1, Canada
“So nice I attended this seminar, feel the great energy from the start to the end! He is a true master of Tai Chi and Qigong”

Tai Chi Healthways Summer Camp: Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, 2023

Harvard Medical School newsletter: Some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require the intimidating gym scene or ask you to get fit enough to run a marathon. Good news that tai chi practice is one of the best. It can improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, and even ward off memory loss. No matter if you are a beginner or you are a tai chi or Qigong instructor already, you will appreciate Dr. Jesse Tsao presents you the most valuable practical methods for yourself-practice or teaching your own classes because we are offering this training at various levels for people of all ages and fitness levels. You’ll get the guidance you need from a source you can trust. Tai Chi Healthways has trained worldwide over one thousand instructors from 36 countries. Topics: We are teaching you this year (1) In depth discussion the 13 energies and their integration into tai chi form, (2) easy tai chi Qigong to cultivate qi for health; (3) how to convert inner energy qi into internal strength, the neijin; and (4) how to use your internal strength for self-healing, push hands, and self-defense; and (5). the most important, provide you the opportunity to review Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun different classic forms- any question will be answered in a practical way.
Tuesday – Friday, June 20-23, 2023, start at 10am each day. Friday evening potluck gathering.
Facility: 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

Dr. Jesse tsao’s new book May 14th, 2023: 108 Answers to Tai Chi Practice 太極修炼百答 #1 Amazon’s New Release in Martial Arts. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736196162?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

You shared something amazingReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2023

“You share something amazing we would never be able to find out anywhere else. It often fills in another little blank space in my understanding of tai chi. You do have special knowledge to pass on through your teaching, your videos and now your books.

The structure of the book is very professional–and I do not say that lightly. The forward is brilliant and the Introduction does everything an introduction should. I started to read page by page and then as your forward suggested began dipping into topics. When I began reading Question 22 on weight shifting in Brush Knee, I thought I would know what you would say as I had heard you talk about this topic before and as you know I learned the 24 before the 108 and struggled with this initially. Jesse, your answer was so thorough and so deep. I knew much of this information but had never put all these little parts together. You begin with historical context which so few tai chi players could do. The photographs you use are so powerful and underscore your points. And your very last point about Part Wild Horse’s Mane and experimenting with the weight shift to generate a spiral force to the hand immediately made sense to me and gave me an even deeper understanding.

I find Part 1 very valuable as the more I understand, the easier it is for me to simplify for those new to tai chi. Part II is of great interest to me and Part IV I find very helpful. Even though I have no martial arts background, when you demonstrate applications for us, it always frees me–I suddenly understand why one hand is higher or lower. It makes sense and I do not need to think raise this hand to this angle–I just know I don’t want someone to be able to hit me in the face!

I had planned to read straight through the book (and I will eventually read all of it) but for now I plan to just dip into it and read a couple of questions before my daily practice. Today I will be thinking about #25 as I practice Wu. I am also glad you address all of the styles and Push Hands instead of separating this information into multiple books. You have the experience and special knowledge to think and write about the commonalities and well as the differences so we can all deepen our practice. “(Linda S.)

Mastering Tai Chi Cane for Health & Self-Defense: Chen-Style, Yang-Style & Stretch-Massage Forms Rooted in the Taoist Eight Immortal’s Cane Amazon’s #1 New Release in Tai Chi & Qi Gong – June 2022

 Tai Chi Cane – Learn the Most Utile Daily Use Tool and Weapon!Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2022

Mastering Tai Chi Cane for Health & Self-Defense by Dr. Jesse Tsao inculcates three forms, including Yang Style, Chen Style, and Stretch-Massage, with step by step instructions. Dr. Tsao is an international authority on Qigong, Tai Chi, and Tai Chi weapons. I highly recommend this book along with the companion instructional DVDs for greater study and practice, for any or all of the three forms, for those interested in Tai Chi Cane.

This wonderful Tai Chi Cane book starts with a superb forward written by Dr. Tsao’s son, Jeff Tsao, MD. I have been purchasing Jesse’s Instructional DVDs for near 13 years. It was a delectation to learn more details from Jeff about his father, to get greater insight into the life of Jesse, this internationally respected Tai Chi teacher. The forward is followed by the preface, then acknowledgments, and introduction. The introduction relates to the reader the legendary Eight-Immortals. It covers a summary of footwork, stances, holding and movement of the cane, energy cultivation, and the facing direction of the forms in relation to the compass rose. Subsequent sections include the Yang style, Chen Style, and lastly the Stretch-Massage form. Each form is described posture by posture, with each posture described by several movements and photos. What is particularly cool is the photo series at the end of sections, which I found to be very valuable. This book closes with a section about the author, followed by an excellent supplement entitled “The Cane as a Weapon” by A.C. Cunningham (1912).

In summation, I believe this is Dr. Jesse Tsao’s second best book. I highly recommend everyone interested in Tai Chi to purchase his Practical Tai Chi Training, which is the best Tai Chi book I’ve ever read. This Tai Chi Cane book is superior to his Eight-Immortal Flute book in both the posture descriptions and writing. Although I’ve always been interested in the cane as a weapon, this book has given me a renewed impetus to consider and explore more in-depth this utile weapon, which can be incorporated into daily life and carried everywhere!

Practical Tai Chi Training: A 9-Stage Method for Mastery – achieved Amazon’s #1 New Release in Tai Chi & Qi Gong, April 2021

The Supreme Treatise of Tai Chi!!!Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2021

“Practical Tai Chi Training: A 9-Stage Method for Mastery is the Magnum Opus concerning everything that anyone might want to know about Tai Chi training. Dr. Jesse Tsao takes the reader from great depths never plunged to acmes never ascended.

It has been almost 29 years now since I first started my foray into the art of Tai Chi. After reading Dr. Jesse Tsao’s book, an honest evaluation of my intermittent attempts during all these years to learn Tai Chi, I am at best entering stage 3 out of the 9 stages. I wish I had this book at the beginning of my training. My path would be radically different and I would be at a much higher stage.

Simply stated, this is an excellent book like no other! Excellent layout, editing, clear, precise, concise methodology, and many clear diagrams. A complete description of Tai Chi concatenating body positions, weightings, movements, Yin/Yang, breathing, energy flow, TCM, health, weapons, and so much more into one complete practice. Despite many hours of reading this book I have barely started to grasp the full intricacies and depths of Tai Chi training as a whole. A person may want multiple copies as they may wear-out their first. I understand why the old masters required years of intense study from students before they could advance and secrets were revealed. From beginning stances, how to walking, how to breath, and energy flow, no detail seems to be left out. The information in this excellent book is so replete it can be overwhelming with everything that is involved and revealed. I see why a lifetime could be spent practicing this art.

All journeys start with a first step, however, a wise person considers whether a journey should be commenced. If the milestones and the final destination is not cognizable, failure is potentiated. With Jesse’s 9-Stage Method for Mastery, the journey of Tai Chi is mapped out with well defined and clear milestones. With this book every individual can clearly discern if they should actuate the journey, and how far down the road they wish to travel. I highly recommend this definitive book to everyone from the neophyte to the consummate Tai Chi professional.”

Ljubljiane, Slovenia, March 10-17, 2020 – Instructor training and Certification on Yang, Sun and Wu styles

Moscow, Russia March 7-8, 2020Qigong and Neigong, the internal energy cultivation.

–” We are so lucky learned that Tai chi’s form practice is a vehicle to fulfill goals of better health or martial arts training through neigong (内功), internal energy cultivation, and neijin (内勁), internal strength development. Tai chi should not be an empty exercise, a performance art, nor even a competitive sport. Qi (氣) is the vital energy and core concept in tai chi practice. Tai chi forms (or routines) can be practiced with different approaches. During each stage of your tai chi journey, you will focus on different goals using the same form.
Stage 1: Be Like a Copycat
Stage 2: The Posture and Form Correction Stage
Stage 3: Muscle Memory and Enjoyment of the Flow
Stage 4: Tai Chi Classics and Qigong, Neigong, and Neijin (Jin)
Stage 5: Tai Chi Neigong—Practice Form to Cultivate Qi

Marco Island, Florida, March 1-2, 2020 – Traditional Yang long form

Tai Chi Seminar at Denver, CO. January 25-26, 2020
This is a combined beginners and advanced, even instructors.Saturday, Jan. 25th, 9:00 am – noon: Tai Chi Qigong 18 Forms for Vitality. This is Qigong and Neigong type of training. Easy for beginners but it is also a method introduce for advanced people how to use tai chi form practice for cultivating their inner energy – the neigong. Noon – 2:00 pm lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Tai Chi Ruler. This beginner-friendly form concludes with a step by step guide on how to use the Ruler to stimulate major acupressure points on the neck, back, shoulders, and scalp, making it a fun qigong session to share with a friend.
Sunday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: for advanced practice, limit to a smaller number of students. It will be tai chi 4 primary energy peng, lu, ji, an, and their use in Push hands, and other requests from the students.

Tai Chi on Potato Chip, San Diego, January 22, 2020 – A fun tai chi hiking trip

Tai Chi Seminar at Moscow, Russia,November 2-3, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: two-day Chen Style Tai Chi Laojia Old Frame and Push Hands, plus instructors intensive training. This is the oldest style practiced today and is widely acknowledged to be the ancestor of all other styles. It is characterized by whole-body twining, coiling movements, and occasionally explosive releases of power. It is an ancient form which fully encompasses the Tai Chi principles, from stillness via soft relaxed movements to fast & dynamic applications, which can be performed vigorously or gently according to the condition of one’s body.

Moscow, Russia, March 7-9, 2019 Chen Xin-jia New Frame and discipleship

Athens-Santorini, Greece Tai Chi and sightseeing October, 2019
October 23-November 1st, 2019 Greece Athens – Santorini Island Tai Chi and Sightseeing Tour. This will be a 10-day round trip retreat. Here is the plan, we stay in a 4-star hotel near beach in Athens 6 nights for easy early morning and evening tai chi practice, and afternoon indoor training on essential tai chi principles and explore the deeper meanings of internal aspects of practice. We will do sightseeing Athens and nearby, then leave to Santorini island for sightseeing, 2 nights on the island.

Tai Chi and Wushu Meeting, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China- September 30th, 2019
40 years later, my Renmin University of China wushu team members meeting again. We are exchanging knowlege and sharing practice insights. We are still in great shapes – the color pictures are now. The black and white pictures were 40 years ago.

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop at Charleston, SC September 14-15, 2019
Saturday, September 14: Introduce and review Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 18 Forms for Vitality; Tai Chi Bang/ruler; Easy Tai Chi for Health; Sun tai chi short Form. Sunday, September 15: Introduce and review Chen Tai Chi Laojia Old Fram, Tai Chi Kungfu Fan – Xi-yang-mei; Push Hands. Sponsored by Dr. Maurice Olfus and St. Andrews Family Fitness Plus, 1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charlerston, SC 29407

Old Chen Routine 1 and Push Hands August 3-4, San Jose, California 2019
My pleasure day after a hard teaching weekend. Enjoying the beautiful Monterey Bay and 17=Mile Drive with Jason Weil.

Tai Chi Healthways Summer Camp Tuesday – Saturday, June 25-29, 2019 San Diego, USA

Sorry for Dirk Swierczynski, Mubing Wang, and RC, are not in the group picture.

“The best way to describe the results of my time with you is what my wife said. About 2 weeks after I returned from San Diego I was doing tai chi and my wife said to me “Before I always admired that you did Tai Chi….now I am envious”. Jesse, my Tai Chi didn’t double in quality…it tripled. I am serious. My understanding of the movements and ability to execute them is so dramatically improved, and they feel so good when I do them…so thank you for that. Originally I had planned to visit you only once due to distance and costs, but my wife was so impressed by my change she said I should go back” – Scott A.

“Master Jesse Tsao gave us his all for 5 days. Great to see friends from last year and meet new friends. Once again, great vibes this year. Lots of humor and levity, but everyone was focused and there to learn and improve… — Laurent C.

“Our 2019 Tai Chi Healthways Summer Camp has come to an end. Thank you Grandmaster Jesse for sharing your vast knowledge of the different styles of tai chi, Qigong, and Neigong. I look forward to continuing my practice of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi for Vitality as I can feel the benefit each time I go through the poses. The discussion of meridians, energy points, and the impacted organs can be quite complex but your presentation throughout the week helped increase my knowledge in this area. I was amazed that the Bodhi seed could not only be utilized on the energy points through self massage but also on pressure points during a specific self defense movement. I enjoyed the weapon aspect of this year’s summer camp. The week flew by not only due to the incredible amount of information you shared but because you are always able to present new material in a fun manner. These trainings are also a wonderful experience as I am able to see friends from past trainings as well as create new friendships. — Jana A.

“A true tribute and a perfect goodbye to an extraordinary workshop!! Thanks for your unbelievable energy and your unending love for teaching. This was a great group of students and masters who all borrowed your love and chi and incorporated both internally. Your teaching lasts a lifetime, but I can’t wait to see you and learn from you soon! — Michael R.

” I want to thank you for giving us all an amazing experience this year at camp. I know I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for the art of Qigong/ Taichi,,, your teaching skills and all your wisdom is what makes learning from you a magical experience.
Thank you for everything!! — Sandra R.

Leer, Germany, June 1-2, 2019 – Dr. Jesse Tsao’s Tai chi Seminar
Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2019. This will be a all around two days tai chi and Qigong seminar. Dr. Tsao will review what he taught there before as warmup activities and teach the traditional Chen Tai Chi Old Frame Routine 1.

May 28 – 30, 2019 Lausanne, Switzerland
Lausanne, Switerland May28-30, 2019 – Dr. Jesse Tsao’s Tai chi and Qigong Seminar
36-Energy Points for Self-healing: Dr. Jesse Tsao will share with you the treasured knowledge of thousand years of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to prevent disease. Summarized from Master Tsao’s research and teaching, the 36 points are the most easy to touch by oneself and have the greatest efficiency. Detailed instruction in proper hand touch techniques to activate and stimulate these energy points is much needed in person training. Partner Qigong: This Qigong set is designed to focus on subtle energies within oneself as well as those in your partner, whether that partner is a friend or nature. This pleasant form trains us to “tune in” to another in such a way as to foster compassion and “listening” skills. Partners help each other through sharing energy into tranquility and become one with the pulse of the Universe. Additionally, studies show that when we embark on healthy hobbies with a friend, they’re more enjoyable and we stick with them longer. Tai Chi Neijin Training: Dr. Tsoa will teach core concepts that apply to any routine or forms, and guide you on HOW to enhance your practice with the new tools, how to develop your neijin no matter what Tai chi routine or style you practice.

Barcelona/Sabadell, Spain: Dr. Jesse Tsao’s Tai chi and Qigong inner energy cultivation May25-26, 2019
There are many different tai chi forms or routines in the world today. No matter what styles you are learning or practice, this seminar will teach you the core concepts to enhance your practice.
Objectives:
1, Learn and use Tai Chi Yin and Yang symbol silk reeling to interpret any tai chi moves.
2, Learn and use Tai Chi Shi-san-shi the 13 Essential Technique drills to interpret any tai chi form/routines.
3, Learn and use tai chi moves to cultivate your internal energy (neijin) for strong inner core power to facilitates health improvement, disease prevention, healing assistance, and even self-defense.
4, If you practice tai chi or Qigong by yourself, sooner or later you will feel the need to understand why the posture or routine practice that way. You need a good teacher to educate you and open the secret gate leading you into tai chi inner level practice. You can bring in any questions related to tai chi and Qigong, even any weapons practice. We set up time for question and answer everyday.

Dr. Jesse Tsao Moscow, Russia May 18-19, 2019
Shibashi Tai Chi Fan in Chen Style: Significantly different from other fan forms, this is not a dancing-type stage show. All moves are practical, useful techniques for self-healing and self-defense, based on traditional Chen Style Tai Chi for ease of learning and recall. Combined with the fan’s openings and closings, one practices stress release and energy circulation. It emphasizes self-defense as each move has clear martial meaning. The closed fan can be a baton to deflect, strike, stab, or bludgeon an opponent. The open fan can be used to shield, distract, or even cut because traditionally, the ribs of the fan would have sharpened points. Six Healing Sounds: Six Healing Sounds is a 1500-year old ancient Qigong healing practice. It is a traditional Chinese medicine and a clinically proven health exercise for improving your immune system, strengthening your inner organs’ function, and balancing your inner energy flow. There are different varieties of Six Healing Sounds. Master Tsao presents the most traditional and popular version, practiced in the Beijing area. xu is for nourishing liver energy and soothing anger, ke is for strengthening heart energy and calming emotions, hu is for improving spleen energy and relieving worries, sha is for smoothing lung energy and driving away sadness, chui is for fortifying kidney energy and dispelling fear, and xi is used to unlock the Triple Energizer energy flow to prevent sickness. He will also review Traditional Chen Saowrd.

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways: Wudang Mountain China Tour and Bangkok Thailand Retreat April 14-28, 2019

 "I would like to tell you how much I enjoy our trips together. They seem to be better each time we go. I appreciate your hard work and planning and your effort to please all. I have already used your wisdom about "our treasure" the energy we have in our older years. The classes truly listened and appreciated. 

I look forward to our next journey and until then” —Gary F.

“We just wanted to thank you for an amazing tour of China, and your unending energy throughout the heat and bus’s rides of Bangkok, always there to teach and inspire us to keep focused on our practice of Tai Chi. I want to thank you for healing me and inspiring me to continue and ultimately totally dissipating me of exhaustion I was experiencing before I started the tour. You are a true Master Jesse”–Michael R.

San Francisco, CA  – March 9-10, 2019

Master Jesse Tsao is coming to the bay area to share his Phd research knowledge with you from common practice exercises to the inner neijin level.

 “In every art, there is mastery of the art, & mastery of teaching the art. You clearly have both. Thank you for teaching us so much about how to go deeper in our Taiji practice!  Received hands-on teaching from you, both “touching hands,” & guidance to understand & feel each topic / skill you covered. One example is how you led me through the diagonal 3-Ring connection vs same-side connection, using Single Whip as a test case. I will not forget that!  The many opportunities to ask questions, & your patience in answering & clarifying when we had follow-up questions. Ex: my question about locking / unlocking the knee in Golden Rooster.  Giving us many practical ways to improve, whether by solo “exercises” like tracing the Taiji symbol, & doing YiLu with a deeper intentional focus, or by various partner practices. (I really liked Dip Dip – easy to remember, very important to do!) — Sheryl C.

Marco Island, FL Tai Chi Healthways workshop Sat – Sun, Feb. 16-17, 2019
All about Tai Chi and Qigong: We will cover the fundamental Qigong practice and Tai Chi inner energy cultivation, classic long forms Chen and Yang, as well as a short fan form. From an ancient Chinese martial art, Tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that facilitates health improvement, disease prevention, healing assistance, and spiritual growth. It involves slow, circular movements, as well as mental concentration, breath control, deep relaxation, and meditation. Tai chi uses slow, gentle, flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve the body’s overall health. While other types of modern exercise might place an emphasis on pushing the body harder and faster, in Taichi the emphasis is on pushing slower and softer, making it ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels. We will teach the classic tai chi routines in a Qigong’s approach. Make it more tasteful and enjoyable by any skill level participants.

Denver, CO – January 25-26, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
This unique Tai Chi form uses an ancient tool called a Ruler which when used along with intention and breath cultivates and directs Qi throughout the body. It is a great tool to eliminate worries and release ourselves from the past confusion. This beginner-friendly form concludes with a step by step guide on how to use the Ruler to stimulate major acupressure points on the neck, back, shoulders, and scalp, making it a fun qigong session to share with a friend. This will be a great opportunity for tai chi or Qigong instructors to bring home new teaching to their community.

Partner Qigong

An innovative take on an ages-old practice. This Qigong set is designed to focus on subtle energies within oneself as well as those in your partner, whether that partner is a friend or nature. This pleasant form trains us to “tune in” to another in such a way as to foster compassion and “listening” skills. Partners help each other through sharing energy into tranquility and become one with the pulse of the Universe. Additionally, studies show that when we embark on healthy hobbies with a friend, they’re more enjoyable and we stick with them longer.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Semi-private training 3 hours: Tai Chi Bang – Eight Immortal Flute, Push Hands, Tai Chi Cane,….

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways at Ocala, FL, November 17 – 18, 2018
“Each time I attend your workshops, I come away with learning something new. For example, your observation of my poor push hands techniques and the means to improve was invaluable to me. Thank you so much in helping me to become a better teacher to my students who hopefully will become better teachers…. ” – Maurice O.

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways at Moscow, Russia, November 3 – 5, 2018
Chen style New Frame (Xinjia Yilu)

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways at Newcatsle, Australia, October 20, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Shi-ba-shi Tai Chi Fan 18 Form in Yang Style
Significantly different from other fan forms, this is not a dancing-type stage show. All moves are practical, useful techniques for self-healing and self-defense, based on traditional Yang Style Tai Chi for ease of learning and recall. Combined with the fan’s openings and closings, one practices stress release and energy circulation. It also emphasizes self-defense as each move has clear martial meaning. The closed fan can be a baton to deflect, strike, stab, or bludgeon an opponent. The open fan can be used to shield, distract, or even cut because traditionally, the ribs of the fan would have sharpened points. Dr. Jesse Tsao created this routine based on his Ph.D. research on traditional Chinese exercise for disease prevention and well-being.

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways at Great Barrington, MA, September 15-16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, 2018
These two days workshop will work on Qigong for energy enhancement; Mini Compact Tai Chi to warm up energy flow; Tai Chi push hands; reviewing Yang Long Form; Chen Old Frame Laojia Yilu; Chen Broadsword.

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways at Melbourne, Australia, October 13-15, 2018
Saturday – Monday, October 13-15, 2018
Dr. Jesse Tsao will share his knowlage on Tai chi philosophy and concepts, as well as teach the Tai Chi Double Baton/Bang in Tai Chi Form 24.
Tai Chi Double Bang in Form 24 is a practice based on the most popular Tai Chi routine, Form 24, with self-defense in mind. Each posture is initiated with small circles from wrist rotation, driven by silk reeling energy flow. It will help prevent heart disease, and lung problems because rotation stimulates 6 meridian channel origin energy points around the wrist. It will also prevent carpal tunnel. This is also an effective tool to help Tai Chi beginners get rid of stiff arm problems.

Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Healthways at State University of New Tork – Cortland, September 7-8, 2018
Thursday, September 6th 7:30-9pm Tai Chi lecture – Tai Chi and Qigong Energy Work.
Friday and Saturday, Sep. 7th- 8th Chen Tai Chi Old Frame Laojia Yilu, and Yang Tai Chi Short Form.

Jesse Tsao San Diego Tai Chi Healthways Summer Camp June 26 – 30, 2018

“Chi on tap with so many cool people from around the world practicing together. Loved the mix of beginners and super skilled practitioners, have fun and learn together. Master Jesse rocked our socks off with his skills, humor and happy disposition” – Laurent C.

“Beautiful energy – beautiful group. Thank you for sharing your gifts from smiling to singing. Thank you for all the fun and the insights. This past week was one of the best weeks of my whole long life!!! It was an extraordinary experience to learn form Master Jesse. He answered so many questions and taught so detail-oriented. Fantastic!” – Julie C.

“I wanted to thank you for an amazing week of training. Last year I learned a lot and made new friends. This year I made even more friends. Learning the similarities of 108 in different styles of Tai Chi was eye opening. The first time I felt the energy flow during 108 I got so excited! The final day when we were all in sync with our movements there was so much energy that my fingers were shaking as I captured the energy! Truly amazing experience. Thank you for being such a good teacher.” — Jana A.
——Learn the innovative approach of Partnered Qigong (PQ) and Partnered Tai chi Gong to motivate and support a partner in gathering and sharing energy. Developed 10 years ago as a research project by Dr. Jesse Tsao, each posture has the active yin and yang balanced formation between partners. A partner can supplement and support your deficie

Barcelona, Spain, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018
Two days Qigong for health and disease prevention, all about Qigong, especially introduce Partnered Qigong – first time showing the public of Dr. Jesse Tsao’s Ph.D research projact 10 years ago. Doing things with a partner can double the enjoyment and benefit. Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to meditate with another? When practicing Qigong, not only is it more pleasant with a partner but one can receive even more of a benefit. A partner can supplement and support your deficiency of Yin or Yang energy. You can double the power of your intention on unblocking and circulating lifegiving Qi throughout the body.

May 26 – 27, 2018, Groitzsch, Germany
Dr. Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Cane Seminar: May 26-27, 2018
Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane is a very special Tai Chi routine. A walking cane is an everyday, common object, but is also a handy weapon in self defense! This routine is based on the characteristics of Tai Chi postures with the traditional Taoist “eight immortals” cane/stick martial function. It is fun for any age level to learn. Take the advantage of a rare opportunity to study personally with Dr. Jesse Tsao in Groitzsch, Germany.

Arta, Greece: May 22, 23, 24, 2018 Master Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Seminar
Dr. Jesse Tsao is among the most important figures in tai chi and Qigong fields. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to study personally in Arta, Greece with one of the world’s leading teachers of the practical tai chi and Qigong & author of dozens of the world’s bestselling tai chi and Qigong instructional DVDs.
Participants can be at different skill levels because Dr. Tsao developed a two-way teaching system: the same routine, or same posture, can be taught from the martial art kung fu aspect and the self-healing energy cultivation aspect.


2018 Tai Chi Healthways China Tour with Master Jesse Tsao – Beijing – Xian – Luoyang – Chen Village – Zhengzhou – Penglai

Mar. 19
Depart from Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing, China
Mar. 20
Arrive in Beijing, meet local tour guide at airport, then take our own private tour bus to 4* Beijing Plaza Hotel (or similar) for check in and rest.
Jesse Tsao will lead tai chi and Qigong every morning for one hour before breakfast. Non-Tai Chi and Qigong people can enjoy additional sleep or follow us to local park for sightseeing.
Mar. 21
Breakfast at hotel
-Tiananmen Square, the world largest square
-The mysterious Forbidden City, a world heritage site
-The Summer Palace, the emperor’s lake garden
Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
Mar. 22
-Breakfast at hotel
-Tour to the magnificent Badaling Great Wall

  • Additional hour for tai chi and Qigong practioners to pose for pictures on Great Wall (this will be your best souvenir). Jesse will be on hand to correct postures
    -Early dinner, and evening free time for leisure or exploring in group or on your own
    -Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
    Mar. 23
    -Breakfast at hotel.
    -Transfer to airport for flight to Xian (2-hour flight).
    On arrival, take our private tour bus to 4* Xian Huashan International Hotel (or equivalent) for check in.
    -Tour to the ancient 2000 year old Xian City Wall and the wall tower
    -Additional hour for Tai Chi and Qigong people to pose for photos on City Wall (another favorite souvenir). Jesse will be there to help with your posture.
    Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
    Mar. 24
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Tour Xian’s legendary Terra Cotta Warrior Army, a world heritage site
    -Tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists
    -Early dinner, and evening free time for leisure or exploring in group or on your own
    -Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
    Mar. 25
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Drive to the old city of Luoyang and visit Sanmenxia Yellow River along the way
    -Check in to 4* Luoyang Peony Hotel (or a similar accommodation)
    -Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
    Mar. 26
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Tour to White Horse Temple, the 1st Buddhist temple in China, est. 68 AD.
    -Tour Longmen Grottoes (Longmen Caves), which is one of the three most notable grottoes in China. Since 493 AD, tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples have been housed in limestone caves along the Yi River bank
    -Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
    Mar. 27
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Visit Chenjiagou, Chen Village. This is the Holy Land of Tai Chi. Also, it’s an opportunity to see the real Chinese countryside small town life style
    -Additional hour for Tai Chi and Qigong participants to pose for pictures in Yang Luchan’s historical yard and Chen Village Tai Chi Citang memorial site (another gem to add to your souvenir collection!) with Jesse available to help with your posture
    -Drive to Zhengzhou and check in to 4* Zhengzhou Guangdong Hotel (or similar accommodations)
    -Early dinner and free time in evening for leisure or more exploring in group or on your own
    -Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant.(BLD)
    Mar. 28
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Early morning Zhengzhou People’s Central Park Tai Chi and Qigong practice with local teacher/master. Non-Tai Chi & Qigong people can spend this as leisure / free time).
    -Noon time we’ll transfer to railway station for high-speed train to Yantai (G1848, 1226/1950), evening arrive and private bus takes us to 4* Yantai Hongkou Hotel (or similar) for check in and rest.(B)
    Mar. 29
    -Breakfast at hotel
    -Tour to Penglai Pavilion. It is said that Penglai was the place where first Chinese Emperor (Qin Shi Huang) looked for the Elixir of Life. In addition, Penglai is known for the legend of the Eight Immortals crossing the sea using their special powers after they got drunk in the Penglai Pavilion, and many claim they sense an air of mystery in this place. The Penglai Pavilion has been regarded as a ‘Fairyland’ since ancient times and is famous for its occasional mirages.
    -Visit former Residence of Qi Jiguang, a Chinese national hero who was a military general of the Ming dynasty. Tai Chi founder Chen Wangting was in Qi’s army and created Tai Chi with some of Qi’s military training methods.
  • Penglai is also Jesse Tsao’s hometown and we’ll visit his house for Tea
    -Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant (BLD).
    Mar. 30
  • Breakfast at hotel
    -Drive to airport, board flight to Beijing for our (your) departure flight
    -Fly from Beijing to Los Angeles (LAX) (B)

Marco Island, FL March 3 – 4, 2018 Jesse Tsao Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, MArch 3 & 4, 2018: 9:30am to 12:30 pm, and 2 -5 pm each day.
Saturday: (1) Qigong Essentials: Yi Jin Ching; (2) Chen Tai Chi Laojia Long Form.
Sunday (1) Qigong essentials: Six Healing Sounds, and review others; (2) Review Yang Tai Chi 108 Long Form, Yang Tai Chi Fan 18 Form, Tai Chi Bang, Mini Compact Tai Chi.

November 4 – 6, 2017: Moscow, Russia
Three-days training for both beginners level and advanced students/instructors, part of sessions will split group into your own practice level. Major teaching will be on Traditional Chen Tai Chi Old Frame; Tai Chi push hands; Qigong practice for health as tai chi warm up.
— Old Frame Chen style (Lao jia):
From beginners to advanced, work on the details of each posture to develop the nei-gong and understand self-healing and self-defense application; Drill practice of two people appication based on postures.
— Tai Chi Push Hands: training goal #1, the sensitivity and its application; #2 the rooting and core strength.
— Qigong practice for health and tai chi warm up

October 30 – November 2nd, 2017: Rome, Italy
For October 30, 31, and November 1st, Master Tsao private training: Tai Chi Double Bang in Form 24. Tai Chi Healthways’s instructor certification. Rome, Italy.

October 27 – 29, 2017: Moormerland, Germany
Friday 14:00 pm-20:00: Mini Compact Tai Chi: Based on the classic tai chi energy circulation, self-healing and self defense,
this short form is designed for daily stress reduction, banish fatigue, and energy enhancement to improve over all well-being physically, emotionally and psychologically. You will learn from Master Tsao the creator of this form directly.
Saturday 10:00-17:00: Tai Chi Bang/Baton: Tai Chi Bang gives you an object to focus on, making it easy and fun to gain the benefits of Tai Chi practice.
This well-kept Tai Chi secret develops many aspects: Section 1 develops concentration and balance, Section 2 works on joint flexibility and arm strength,
and an optional, bonus Section 3 trains self-defense skill. The routine is based on characteristic Tai Chi postures with the traditional “eight-immortal flute’s” martial functions. You will learn from Master Tsao the creator of this form directly.
Sunday: 10:00-17:00: Review Mini Compact Tai Chi and Tai Chi Bnag, plus Tai Chi Bang self-massage.

June 27 – July 1st, 2017 San Diego Tai Chi Healthways Summer Camp
What do we cover in this week-long training camp?
So many tai chi and Qigong practitioners are lost in the puzzle of how to progress their studies. We are here to provide you answers from the beginner to advanced level. Tai chi and Qigong require time and effort to gain insightful understanding of each posture and each move.

Each day will be a combination of the following: Qigong practice for inner energy feeling, tai chi theory, practical hands-on practice, and a question-and-answer session.
Beginners and experienced practitioners will be separated into small groups after Qigong practice and theory teaching.
Teachings will apply to major tai chi styles: Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun.
Push Hands (tui-shou) is mixed in every day’s schedule. To reduce mistakes in our push hands technique, we will discuss Chen Xin’s classical document, “Push Hand 36 Sicknesses” (1919)
As your forms mature, it comes with the comprehension of neigong jin, or the inner energy practice phase, a significantly leap from those ordinary exercise.
As you gain neigong jin, it comes to the fa-jin phase, the power striking practice, so the advanced group can expect to train in Cannon Fist.

Comments from Participants:
“I want to thank you for a terrific Summer Camp. It was the best ever! Well organized and full of interesting things to learn”. –Jane K.

“Thank you again for planning and directing Tai Chi Camp! I really enjoyed learning and spending time with those students who are dedicated to you and their practice. “–Lawrence O.

“I am focusing on what you taught at the workshop while it is still relatively fresh in my mind.
It was amazing how much energy I felt in the palms of my hands and how I could feel a sense of “peng” throughout my whole body!!
It is a lot of things to keep track of and focus on and I find that after a bit I tend to want to just “flow” through the movements as that feels good and is relaxing…”- Michael S.

May 19-21, 2017 Tai Chi and Qigong Indianapolis, IN
Day One: Saturday, May 20
1, Tai Chi fundamental moves for self healing and self defense.
2, How to use Tai Chi practice to achieve inner core strength, the neigong methods.
3, Apply the methods to any tai chi forms you like, such as Tai Chi Form 24, Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun.
Day Two: Sunday, May 21
Tai Chi Push Hands: a two-person Tai Chi exercise, it is a
practice to understand another’s force in order to handle his
pressure and adhere to him at his retreat.
1, Group I: None-competitive energy circulation practice;
2, Group II: Competitive, practical push hands methods.

March 23 – April 2nd, 2017 Jesse Tsao’s China Tour Retreat
(March 23 to April 2, 2017 Chongqing – Yangtze River cruise – Wudang Mountain – Wuhan)
This is a combination of private China tour and tai chi & qigong retreat with Dr. Jesse Tsao. Open to tai chi and qigong practitioners and their family member or friends. Space is limited to only 20 participants.

Comments from Participants:
— “This was one of the best trips I have ever been on in my entire life so far! Thanks so much for presenting us with this unparalleled opportunity to experience a very unique part of China with you. Although we didn’t know each other at the onset, we were able to create harmony together, due to our mutual love of tai chi, qigong and having you as our teacher and leader. Thanks so much for your effort and amazing energy!!” – Susanna H.

—-“Thank you for such a wonderful tour of China, we have had a amazing time. Your choice of destinations, the hotels, the food, the travel and the tour guides were faultless. We truly appreciate the effort and hard work that goes into making a trip like this such a success, we now have many fond memories that will last a lifetime.” – Phil B.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh – it was a trip I will cherish for a lifetime!!! Practicing Tai Chi with a true Master every day, sampling delicious local cuisine, gazing at the soaring peaks as we sailed the beautiful waters of the Goddess Stream – and walking above the clouds on sacred Wudang Mountain…
It was a treasure, beyond measure, as are you.
Thank you for every moment.” – Sheryl W.

Marco Island, FL February 11-12, 2017
Saturday, February 11th 2017 @ 9:30 AM—12:30PM and 2:00—5:00 PM
Sunday, February 12th 2017 @ 12:00—3:00 PM and 4:00—7:00 PM
Saturday: Qigong warm up(Healing Sounds and various other Qigongs); Review
Mini-Compact Tai Chi, Tai Chi Bang, Yang Style 108, and Yang 18 Fan Form.
Sunday: Qigong warmup; Traditional Chen Lao Jia form 74 (Beginner & Advanced splited groups)

Penglai, China, November 28 – December 1st, 2016
Visiting Qiushan Taoism Temple at Penglai, China. 全真七子丘处機龙门派传承. The temple is in Jesse Tsao’s hometown. Jesse Tsao pays respect to his hometown’s taoist lineage and discusses the tradition with the new head of temple.

Beijing, China, November 24-27, 2016
Visit Yu-Yuan-Tan Park exchange tai chi practice with local tai chi group, and back to Beijing Renmin University meet with martial arts team member of 1978-1982.

Moscow, Russia, November 4 – 6, 2017 – Chen Style New Frame (Xin-jia)

Great Barrington, MA: October 29 – 30, 2016
Saturday: #1, Start with gentle, slow and meditative “Yang Tai Chi 8 Form” as warm up to develop inner energy flow. #2 Shaolin Luohan 13 Forms: It is a special training method for your inner strength. Each of the thirteen forms can be practiced individually. Combined with deep breathing, it is a good exercise for stress reduction and anxiety release. It will also improve balance, coordination, and flexibility, and harmonizes your inner energy flow.

Sunday: #1, Start with gentle, slow and meditative “Mini Compact Tai Chi” as warm up to develop inner energy flow. #2, Tai Chi Shi-san-shi: 13 Essential Technique Drills:
Tai Chi Shi-san-shi is the original 13 essential techniques in Tai Chi practice. There are 8 energy applications and 5 footworks: peng, lu, ji, an, cai, lie, zhou, kao; jin, tui, gu, pan, ding. All Tai Chi forms are variations and combinations of these fundamental skills. Understanding these will provide you with the key to unlock many secrets of Tai Chi practice. # Push Hands.

Comments from the Participants:
“It was truly a wonderful weekend on so many levels and such incredible learning.
I totally agree with you about our wonderful two day workshop…so much
knowledge and giving on Jesse’s behalf…and the 13 Shi San Shi drill for me
was remarkable, (and hard)but agree my head too spinning — I think when it
settles it will reveal deep insights into practice…so grateful to Jesse
and his “being” on this earth..we are all very blessed to know him…..” Barb P.

“I am just writing to thank you for so generously sharing your time and knowledge with us in Great Barrington. It never ceases to amaze me that there is always so much to learn even in the most basic of movements.
And every once in a while there is a small burst of knowledge … When you were helping me with my Yang 108 and the kicks, I got a different insight into the balance – it is not only the positioning of the arms, that support the balance, but it is also the alignment of the shoulder to hip. More basics! :-)…..” Margaret W.

October 7 – 9, 2016: Somerset, UK
Friday Evening, October 7th: Traditional Chen Tai Chi – New Frame (Xin-jia)
Saturday 8th Oct 2016 10.00am – 5.00pm: Tai Chi Fan 18 Forms in Yang Style
Significantly different from other fan forms. All moves are
practical, useful techniques for self-healing and self-defence,
based on traditional Yang Style Tai Chi for ease of learning. Attendees will
need to supply their own fan.
Push Hands and Partner Work
Sunday 9th Oct 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm
Good for energy circulation, a two-person. Tai Chi exercise, it is a
practice to understand another’s force in order to handle his
pressure and adhere to him at his retreat. Push Hands provides a
unique form of extended human physical contact. This seminar will
teach you not only how to react to physical, but also mental
“pushes” in your daily life.
Tai Chi Neigong and Mindfulness – An Introduction
Sunday 9th Oct 2016 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tai Chi practice in the Neigong (internal way) is an excellent
method to achieve mindfulness: maintaining a moment-by-moment
awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and
surrounding environment. Tune into your body’s physical
sensations and postures. A seminar to inspire you!

Leer, Germany: October 3 – 6, 2016

  1. Qi Gong on back / with Tai Chi meditation for self-Healing;
  2. Qi Gong fundamentals for beginners.
  3. Qi Gong for Core Strength – an inner energy training to support your physical power.
  4. Silk Reeling & Tai Chi Symbol Tracing Hands.

September 30 – October 2, 2016: Groitzsch, Germany
Tai Chi Neigong/inner energy in tai chi practice, Push Hands

August 31 – September 11, 2016, Tai Chi Sightseeing China Tour: Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, nanjing, wudang Mountain, Wuhan

Chicago, IL: August 12 -15, 2016
Topics: 1, Tai Chi and Qigong Rooting; 2, Silk Reeling and Tai Chi Symbol Tracing Hands; 3, Tui-shou – Push Hands; 4, Traditional Wu Tai Chi Neigong cultivation;
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus; 2815 Jorie Blvd. Oak Brook, IL 60523
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 9am – 4pm

Comments from participabts: …”Thank you Jesse Tsao for your knowledge, patience, humor, and joyous presence. I will cherish this day forward…” –Bob, C. “They are the the days in your life to trasure, when the great teacher is sharing his wisdom. You have a strength of the dragon, and wisdom of Lao Tzu and the spirit of the water spring of life. You will be missed” — Ewa C. …….. “Had an incredible weekend with freinds and brothers learning from the master of rooting himself – Jesse Tsao, truly a master of his craft, grateful for his wisdom.” –Eric R.

San Diego Tai Chi Summer Camp, June 28 – July 2, 2016
Facility: 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
5 days, 6 hours each day, plus one evening beachside activity and one evening party.
Tuesday, June 28th, 12noon -3pm, and 5-8pm
Wednesday, June 29, 10-1pm, and 3-6pm ( 7-8:45pm Beachside practice and play)
Thursday, June 30, 12noon – 3pm, and 5-8pm
Friday, July1st, 10-1pm, and 3-6pm (Group party 7:30pm – ?)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2-5pm, and 6-9pm, end!

Barcelona, Spain: June 6 – 12, 2016
Saturday, June 11: **Shaolin Qigong Luohan 13 Forms. ** Jing Yi Ching, ** 36 Touch Points for healing
Sunday, June 12: ** Chansigong Silk Reeling; ** The Advanced Silk Reeling – Tai Chi Symble Tracing Hand; ** Push Hhands.

Parma, Italy: June 3 – 5, 2016
Two-day weekend Tai Chi and Qigong seminar: * Chen tai chi; * Qigong for Health, open our body to the Universe, let the universal energy clean out stress and fill in with fresh.

Athens, Greece, May 31-June 2nd, 2016
Two-day Tai Chi Seminar: * The self-healing aspect of Traditional Yang Tai Chi, lead you into tranquility, cultivate your neigong (inner energy), strenthen your core and eliminate worries; * the self-defense aspect of traditional Yang Tai Chi.

Moscow, Russia School (2) May 28-29, 2016
Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane is a very special Tai Chi form/routine. A walking cane is an everyday, common object, but is also a handy weapon in self defense! This routine is based on the characteristics of Tai Chi postures with the traditional Taoist “eight immortals” cane/stick martial function. It is fun for any age level to learn.

  • Review and polish Tai Chi Form 24, Tai Chi Sword Form 32,
  • Work in pairs – Push Hands(Tui Shou) and work in pairs with a sword.
  • Tai Chi Bang, based on neigong – the inner energy cultivation to practice.
  • Tai Chi Qigong Cane Stretch and Self Massage.
  • Tai Chi Cane – Yang style.

Moscow, Russia (School 1), May 6-9, 2016
Three-day: Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Tai Chi and Qigong intensive training seminars:

  • Fundmentals of Chen style Tai Chi; * Chan-si-jin; * applications of Chen’s basic moves; * work in pairs in application;* nei-gong (internal energy in Chen tai chi practice; Qigong complex.

Melbourne, Australia, April 16 & 17, 2016
Tai Chi Bang – Eight-Immortal Flute. It is a baton size stick (the seminar host will provide them to participants) It gives you an object to focus on, making it easy and fun to gain the benefits of Tai Chi practice. This well-kept Tai Chi secret develops many aspects: Section 1 develops concentration, rooting and balance; Section 2 works on joint flexibility, inner energy coiling and arm strength; and an optional, bonus Section 3 trains self-defense skill. The form is based on characteristic Tai Chi postures with the traditional “eight-immortal flute’s” martial functions.

Indianapolis, IN, April 9-10, 2016
Day One: two different groups: 1, Tai Chi form practice for better health: the self-healing aspect; 2, Tai chi form practice for its application in self-defense aspect.
Day Two: two different groups: 1, Qigong – the simplest practice for better health, physically, mentally and emotionally. 2, Tai chi push hands – the training of rooting, sensitivity and inner core strength.

Salt Lake City, UT, March 4–6, 2016
Sponsored by Rising Pathways, Five sessions, each session 3 hours: 1. Friday Evening: Principles of Tai Chi; 2. Saturday Morning: Yang Style Tai Chi Form Correction; 3. Saturday Afternoon: Push Hands; 4. Sunday morning: Introduction to Nei Gong; 5. Sunday Afternoon: Martial Arts Application of Tai Chi.

Marco Island, FL: Feb. 6-7, 2016
Saturday and Sunday. Febuary 6-7. Each day 6 hours.
Qigong – Six Healing Sounds as warm up at the start of each session.
Shi-ba-shi Tai Chi Fan 18 Forms in Yang Style – This is a form of combination for energy practice and self-defense skill.
Push Hands: training the rooting, sensitivity and inner core strength.

Moscow (Seminar 2), Russia, November 16-19, 2015At Grandmaster Sergey Badyuk’s studio Badyuk Shop
Monday – Thursday:
Evening 4: Tai Chi neigong training internal energy cultivation.Monday, Evening 1: Review of Tai Chi Form 24; then understand each postures’s self-healing application; then Tai Chi Double Bang in Form 24; taste of Tai Chi Double Bang in Chen Style.
Tuesday, Evening 2: Tai Chi Sword Form 32 review and correction; then understand each posture’s self-defense application (can do two people appication, prefer use wood swords)
Wednesday, Evening 3: Mini Compact Tai Chi review; push hands basic and intermediate level training.
Thursday Evening 4: Tai Chi neigong training internal energy cultivation.

Moscow (Seminar 1), Russia, November 13-15, 2015
Saturday & Sunday, 6 hours each day! 1. Tai Chi nei-gong, the internal energy cultivation method; 2. Compact Tai Chi; 3. Push Hands Practice; 4. Instructor special training.

The Hague and Utrecht, Holland, October 31 and November 1st, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015: The Hague, Holland
10-1 pm: Tai Chi Qigong Cane Stretch and Self-Massage – This is an easy and effective preventative and self-healing exercise. It is a combination of Tai Chi, Qigong, cane stretch, and traditional Chinese medicine energy points stimulation practice. It opens body’s blockages to let energy flow flushing out stress, clean out stagnation and toxin.
2-5 pm Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane: it is a very special Tai Chi routine. A walking cane is an everyday, common object, but is also a handy weapon in self defense! This routine is based on the characteristics of Tai Chi postures with the traditional Taoist “eight immortals” cane/stick martial function. It is fun for any age level to learn.
Sunday, November 1st, 2015 Utrecht, Hollend 10-5pm: Silk Reeling and Traditional Chen Tai Chi Old Frame Routine 1

Moormerland, Germany, October 26-29, 2015
Monday through Thursday, 5 hours teaching each day. Monday start at 14:15pm; all the other days start at 10 am.
(1) Mini Compact Tai Chi: Based on the classic tai chi energy circulation, self-healing and self defense, this short form is designed for daily stress reduction, banish fatigue, and energy enhancement to improve over all well-being physically, emotionally and psychologically.
(2) Five Animal Frolics: Five Animal Frolics is an ancient Chinese Qigong practice. It can fully stimulate and awaken qi, the vital energy inside of our body, contained within the meridian channels and cavities. Through the stimulation and accumulation of qi, a person can clear out stress and sickness and may not only acquire a new sense of physical and mental energy, but create the conditions for longevity as well. Each animal form has a special effect on a human being’s inner organ health: tiger form for liver energy flow; deer form for kidney; bear form for spleen and stomach; ape form for the heart; bird form for lungs.
(3) 36 Energy Points for Disease Prevention: The treasured knowledge of thousands of years of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 36 energy points for self-healing is the best tool for preventing disease. The 36 points presented in this seminar are the most easy to touch by oneself and have the greatest efficiency. Come to this seminar for detailed instruction on how to find these points and learn the proper hand touch techniques to activate and stimulate the energy points.

Thuringen, Germany, October 24-25, 2015
Saturday & Sunday: Traditional Yang Tai Chi Long Form – Understand each moves purpose to cultivate inner energy for self-healing and self-defense
Address: Sporthalle, Trommsdorfer Str. 1, 07407 Rudolstadt

Budapest, Hungary , October 19-22, 2015
Sun style Tai Chi short form: October 20, Tueesday: 18:00 -21:00
Wu style Taiji Shortt form: 21th and 22th of October, Wednesday and Thursday, 18:00-20:00
Hungarian Chan Wu Center, 1103 Budapest, Márga street 3-9

Somerset, England, October 16-18, 2015
Friday, October 16, Evening: Traditional Chen Tai Chi Old Frame Routine 1: Detail moves in each posture for inner energy cultivation.
Saturday, October 17: Deeper understand Yang Style Tai Chi posture’s purpose in self-healing and self-defense.
Sunday, October 18: 36-Energy Points for Disease Prevention; Tai Chi Push Hands — Tai Ch Push Hands, good for energy circulation, a two-person Tai Chi exercise, it is a practice to understand another’s force in order to handle his pressure and adhere to him at his retreat. Push hands provides a unique form of extended human physical contact. It teaches you how to touch and be touched in a way that is neither sexual nor violent. This seminar will teach you not only how to react to physical, but also mental “pushes” in our daily lives.

Great Barrington, MA October 3-4, 2015
(1) Internal energy warm-up with 18 Forms: discover the energy points that power your Tai Chi and Qigong practice.
(2) Tai Chi Neigong: inner energy cultivation through Tai Chi Short Forms: The Mini Compact Tai Chi, and Tai Chi Form 8
Sunday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
(1) Tai Chi Shi-san-shi, the original 13 essential techniques in Tai Chi practice. There are 8 energy applications and 5 footworks: peng, lu, ji, an, cai, lie, zhou, kao; jin, tui, gu, pan, ding. All Tai Chi forms are variations and combinations of these fundamental skills. Understanding these will provide you with the key to unlock many secrets of Tai Chi practice.
(2) Tai Chi Qigong Cane Stretch and Self-Massage – This is an easy and effective preventative and self-healing exercise. It is a combination of Tai Chi, Qigong, cane stretch, and traditional Chinese medicine energy points stimulation practice. It opens body’s blockages to let energy flow flushing out stress, clean out stagnation and toxin.
(3) Tai Chi Push Hands: Push Hands is an important part of traditional Tai Chi training. It requires a partner to practice with you to learn the basic moves for energy flow and and circulation, to develop sensitivity and react with peng, lu, ji, an (ward off, roll back, press, push). Tai chi push hands can build strength and flexibility of your Core muscles, form the central link between your upper and lower body. A strong core underpins almost everything you do. It is key to improving performance in almost any sport by extending your range of motion. Push Hands will keep you motivated and continue to challenge you as you make progress.

” I can’t thank you enough for yet another truly magnificent workshop. Everyone I spoke with can’t wait for next year! All learned so much and expanded their understanding of this wonderful tai Chi (including me!)” — Barb P.

State University of New York – Cortland, September 11-13, 2015
Friday September 11 Public Lecture: Tai Chi for Wellness 7:30 Room Sperry Center 205
Saturday September 12 … Workshop 9:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00 Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge
Sunday September 13 … Workshop 9:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00 Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge
Tai chi open hand form, tai chi bang (short stick) form, self-massage, self-defense
Bangs will be provided for participants (bring your own if you have one, 18 inch)

San Diego Tai Chi Summer Camp, June 23-28, 2015
Integrating tai chi’s internal disciplines into forms is the essential path for fully grasping tai chi’s health benefits and martial arts applications. Dr. Jesse Tsao will continue to share his Nei-gong internal energy cultivation method with you. It applies to all tai chi styles and will help you become a better practitioner in the wonders of tai chi. Welcome all levels of practioners, beginner to advanced, you will be well taken cared. This year’s major training topics will be: – Discover the Enrgy Points That Power Your Tai Chi and Qigong Practice; – Tai chi Neigong/internal Energy Application to forms (long or short – styles of your choice, Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun), Self-healing and Push Hands; – Tai Chi Qigong Cane Stretch and Self-healing Massage (This is an new routine Dr. Jesse Tsao’s research project of the last two years. Bring a wooden walking cane with hook with you. Be the first one to master this routine)

See what those attended have said:
Your teaching of the Chen group was top! You gave us a lot to ponder and chew on, and inspired our practice to dig deeper into the 5 points of internal energy cultivation. Being in a whole day setting as opposed to the regular classes of an hour, provides more time to grasp details and understand each points. It also gives an extended practice of moves and concepts with the highly motivated attendees. Your teaching gave us the perfect anchor for our working and digging deeper in our understanding of taiji. Your energy inspired us to go above and beyond, your kindness modeled the ambiance of the whole week. The Cane Massage worked fabulously as a warm up and as a way to care for sore muscles like my calves and back after the strenuous practice. My favorite is now the Deer!!! It was also important to see how well it works on chairs… – Isabelle M.
this years camp had a big impact on me. i think my tai chi improved quite a lot over the week. i feel i have grown internally, tai chi wise and as a person in general… Jill F.
Firstly, I would like to thank you so much for accepting me into your beautiful Tai Chi community and for being such a thoughtful and inspirational teacher. I entered the camp a bit skeptical about the camp process, but left loving Tai Chi and all that goes along with it even more…. Robin F.
“The things you demonstrated and taught me in your summer camp has been most beneficial to both me and my students. They enjoy my new approach of teaching…”
“It was fantastic! I learned so much more than I expected..”
“I’m learning from the best source. I’ve learned more from this week than from all the 5 years since I started my practice…”
“This workshop let me see for the first time truly what Tai Chi is really about…”

Orlando, Florida, June, 2015 – Qi Rooting workshop – Jesse Tsao using tai chi rooting to take the challenge of 10-men push

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Tai Chi with Jesse Tsao: Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2015, Groitzsch, Germany
Jesse Tsao taught the Tai Chi Bang/Stick: Eight Immortal Flute form. Created by Dr. Tsao, the Bang routine will enhance chi (Qi) circulation and spiral energy that are based on the characteristics of Tai Chi postures, traditional Chinese self-healing meditation and self-defense. He will also teach the application of sensitivity and internal energy (nei-gong) in tai chi push hands. Tai Chi nei-gong internal energy cultivation, applies to all Tai Chi styles. In a sub-group, Jesse Tsao will also teach Wudang Tai Chi Sword practice.

Brussels Belgium June, 1-3, 2015: Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday evening 7-10pm, June 1st, 2015: Brussels, Tai Chi Bang-Eight Immortals Flute.
Tuesday, 7-9pm, June 2nd, 2015: Brussels, Tai Chi Warm-up 18 forms; Qigong.
Wednesday 8:30-10pm, June 3rd, 2015: Ghent, Qigong

Ghent, Brigium, June 2015

Barcelona, Spain, May 30-31, 2015
Saturday May 30th:Qigong Essentials: Traditional Five Animal Frolics – an ancient Chinese Qigong practice. Hua-tuo, the most famous Chinese doctor in ancient China, designed Five Animals Frolic based on Chuang-tzu’s Taoist practice and traditional Chinese medical philosophy. He observed animals in nature and mimicked their daily activities to create movements for people cultivating life energy. In Dr. Tsao’s teaching, each animal form has a special effect on a human being’s inner organ health: tiger form for liver energy flow; deer form for kidney; bear form for spleen and stomach; ape form for the heart; bird form for lungs. Five Animal Frolics can fully stimulate and awaken qi, the vital energy inside of our body, contained within the meridian channels and cavities. Through the stimulation and accumulation of qi, a person can clear out stress and sickness and may not only acquire a new sense of physical and mental energy, but create the conditions for longevity as well.
Sunday, May 31st: Tai Chi Bang-8-Immortal Flute. It gives you an object to focus on, making it easy and fun to gain the benefits of Tai Chi practice. This well-kept Tai Chi secret develops many aspects: Section 1 develops concentration and balance, Section 2 works on joint flexibility and arm strength, and an optional, bonus Section 3 trains self-defense skill. The routine is based on characteristic Tai Chi postures with the traditional “eight-immortal flute’s” martial functions.

Salt Lake City, April 10-12, 2015
5 blocks of teaching, each black 3-hour:
Session 1 Tai Chi Demonstration and Introduction to Self-healing Energy Points Massage—Friday, April 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Centered City Yoga, 926 East 900 South in Sugarhouse, Salt Lake City, UT.
Session 2 Yang Tai Chi Short Form—Saturday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Utah Aikikai, 3474 S 2300 East, #12 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Session 3 The 36 Energy Points in the Body—Saturday, April 11 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Utah Aikikai, 3474 S 2300 East, #12 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Session 4 Martial Arts Application of Tai Chi—Sunday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Utah Aikikai, 3474 S 2300 East, #12 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Session 5 Push Hands Tai Chi Practice—Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Utah Aikikai, 3474 S 2300 East, #12 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Washington D.C. USA: March 28-29, 2015
On Saturday, 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 4 pm, Dr. Tsao will use a short Tai Chi form to teach you Tai Chi nei-gong, the internal energy cultivation method. Internal energy cultivation applies to all Tai Chi styles and will help you become better practitioners. Beginners will work on the short form, and advanced participants will apply this method to their own preferred routines.
On Sunday, 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 4 pm, Dr, Tsao will teach the application of sensitivity and nei-gong in push hands; and will also teach the Tai Chi Bang/Stick: Eight Immortal Flute form. Created by Dr. Tsao the Bang routine will in enhance chi circulation and spiral energy that are based on the characteristics of Tai Chi postures, traditional Chinese self-healing meditation and self-defense.
Facility:
Dennis Brown’s Silver Spring, Maryland facility
2150 Industrial Pkwy,
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20904
COMMENT: ……… Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your seminar this weekend. It gave me a new appreciation for Chen,applied neigong to Yang form and enlivened my understanding of your “Bang Form”, especially your comments about the seated version. Thank your for coming….. Alex K.

Indianapolis, IN, March 21-22, 2015
Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2015
This two-day workshop will teach you Tai Chi nei-gong, the internal energy cultivation method through a mini short form. Internal energy cultivation applies to all Tai Chi styles and will help you become better practitioners. Beginners will work on the short form, and advanced participants will apply this method to their own preferred routines, such as, Tai Chi Form 24, Traditional Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun … forms. Jesse Tsao will also include the tai chi neigong/internal energy application to self-healing and Push Hands. In a split group, he can also review the Tai Chi Bang and self-massage with those people learned before, or willing to learn this form.

Marco Island, FL: , Feb. 21-22, 2015
Jesse Tsao Saturday -Sunday, Feb. 21-22, 2015 (Register Full)
This is a workshop combined Qigong and tai chi, open to all-level practitioners. Topics: 1, Nine Pieces Tai Chi Qigong and Mini Compact Tai Chi for inner energy cultivation and its application; 2, Tai Chi Bang (Stick) Eight Immortal Flute (Part III); 3, Tai Chi 13 Essential Forms: peng, lu, ji, an, cai, lie, zhou, kao, jin, tui, gu, pan, ding.
“Everyone LOVED the workshop. You have wonderful energy. Today in class, my students just couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful the workshop was, and how well you teach and how they really learned it and how you inspired them when they were tired. You are terrific!! They were VERY enthusiastic and more want to come next year. One lady who comes only one month/year, booked her condo for the next February so that she could come to your workshop!” — Jane K.
“We appreciate you. I have never seen a teacher such as yourself, who can teach and laugh at the same time. You are the best and a true teacher. Who so loves his students and wants people to succeed. You giving people another chance in life means a lot to me. Thank you.” — Py S.

October 25-26, 2014: Tai Chi Workshop in Great Barrington, MA
The Comments/Feedback:
“The workshop in Great Barrington was “transformative.” The level and depth of your teaching and your ability to teach all kinds of students at the same time, is nothing short of miraculous”. –Barbara P.
“Thank you once again for your time and hard work at the Great Barrington workshop this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience for me, and a great honor to work with someone of your expertise. Given your hectic travel schedule, I am even more appreciative of the gift of your time”. – Margaret W.
“It was a truly excellent and instructive two days of Tai Chi and Qijong. And now I’ve got a you 20,000 hours of practice ahead of me to master what I learned”.- David M.

October 18-19, 2014: Tai Chi Seminar at Moscow, Russia
Comments/Feedback:
“I want to say many many thanks you for great seminar in Moscow it was very pleasure to see you! As a rule your seminar gives me the power and motivation to practice Tai Chi. I take many things about internal work and will follow them”. – Pavel K.

October 13-17, 2014: Tai Chi Seminar at Arta, Greece
Comments/Feedback:
“Thanks a lot for the experince you gave to all of us, please accept the thanks from all of my students, for another time you lead us went deep to the tai chi roots”. – Bill D.

October 10-13, 2014: Tai Chi Seminar In Bridgewater, England
Comments/Feedback:
“The course you have put together is terrific and I learned a lot about the details of Tai Chi. My only regret is that it is over! I especially enjoyed the discussion of the Kua which I had trouble understanding before”. – Cheryl C.
“thank you so much for an excellent weekend of training. I think everyone went away happy and enjoyed your teaching. I had some really nice e-mails, from Alan and Malcolm saying how much they enjoyed it”. – Vanessa C.

September 5, – 7, 2014: Jesse Tsao Tai Chi Workshop at State University of New York, College at Cortland
Program Details:
This is a special Tai Chi Workshop sponsored by State University of New York – College at Cortland:
Philosophy Department
Phys. Ed. Department
President’s Office
Campus Artist and Lecture Series
Faculty Development

August 16-17, 2014: Salt Lake City, UT, Tai chi workshop for all tai chi skill levels
This is a tai chi workshop for all tai chi skill levels, from beginners to advanced and tai chi teachers. Jesse Tsao will use a short tai chi form to teach you tai chi nei-gong, the internal energy cultivation method. Beginners will just work on the short form; advanced and tai chi teachers can apply this method to their own preferred routines, split into small groups.
Integrating Tai Chi’s internal disciplines into forms is the essential path for tai chi’s health benefits and martial arts applications. The internal energy cultivation applies to all Tai Chi styles and will help you become a better practitioner and leader in the wonders of tai chi.

“It was a pleasure training with you this weekend in Salt Lake! Your knowledge of tai chi theory and practice is clearly very deep and I am so glad that you could share with us…. Michael G.”
“I wanted to thank you again for a short, but very accomplished workshop!! Not only we practice the 24 form, but Chen and push hands and even Yang (which I had never practiced before). I feel more confident and more at ease after all the pointers you mentioned in class…Thanks again and hope to see you next Camp! –Sandra R.”
“What a great opportunity to learn the skills of Tai Chi with Master Jesse Tsao in Salt Lake for a workshop by Rising Pathways. He is Meditation in Motion… Richard C.”
“The class was very valuable. I learned a lot and hope to gain much more from practice… Tommy K.

July 22-27, 2014: Tai Chi Healthways San Diego Summer Tai Chi Training Week
Come to learn authentic Tai hi from Jesse Tsao, Ph.D. directly, come to discover and bring back home the proven self-help techniques you can use to improve your tai chi practice or teaching. If you have the desire to carry forward Dr.Jesse Tsao’s teaching, get teaching certificate from Tai Chi Healthways in the same trip.
A comprehensive Tai Chi training week for all skill levels: beginners, intermediate/advanced, and instructors. Each session will be a combination of theory/concept training as a whole group and semi-group development of individual interests. You can switch between groups during the semi-group guided practice.
“I really enjoyed learning thru your teaching style, humor, precision and fun. The students you have cultivated are a pleasure to learn with and from…. Dirk S.”
“HI Jesse, you’re such an approachable and humble person with enormous professional knowledge and experience. I feel fortunate and honored to have you as my Tai Chi master (大师). Again thank you so much for your patience, professional guidance and support on my journey of practicing Tai Chi!…Yun F.”
“You gave me such a wonderful workshop and I am so grateful. You give from your heart and your joy and energy in giving fills me with abundance. Everyone is amazed at the abundance of energy you have….. Georgette C.”
“So many of the workshop participants said what I’ve always felt, “You are so lucky to live in San Diego and to have Jesse as a teacher in classes every week!” Everyone I spoke with was so excited by everything they were learning at your workshop….. Sheryl W.”
“Hello to all my Tai Chi Chuan family & specially to my great teacher Master Jesse Tsao Ph.D. This past training camp was outstanding… “Of course”. Jesse, thank you for the bounty of knowledge that not only you share with us but also that you know how to teach sooooo well. Definitely your teachings are an integral part to my Tai Chi “as a way of life”. You do encourage us to continue in this journey in our quest for perfection…Sonia R.”
“Sonia, I echo your statements about the training camp and Master Tsao’s exceptional teaching skills!! I learned a ton from Jesse and afterward, my sensei told me my tai chi practice had transformed…Judy F.”

June 28, 2014: Qigong for Well-being & Self Massage
Legendary Grandmaster from Shanghai China, Professor Yu Dinghai: Qigong for Well-being & Self Massage Discover the energy points that power your Tai chi and qigong practice

Who: Professor Yu Dinghai, Master Jesse Tsao’s Ph.D. adviser professor on Traditional Chinese Sport for Healing, Shanghai Sport University, the 9-duan (highest rank of Chinese Wushu), Executive Qigong Advisor for Chinese National Qigong Association; and Professor Wu Jingmei, a former professor from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

What: Qigong for Well-being & Self Massage – discover the energy points that power your tai chi and qigong practice.

2014 Europe Summer Trip: Moscow, Russia

St. Peterburg, Russia, May, 2014 – Tai Chi sowrd specialist in Wudang Tai Chi Sword.

The Huge, Holand, June, 2014 – Chen Old Frame and Tai Chi Diouble Bang in Form 24

Brussel, Belgium, June, 2014 – Tai Chi Bang: Eight Immortals Flute

Germany, June 2014 – Push Hands

Durham, North Carolina, April, 2013 – Tai Chi Bang at Duke University Dancing Studio

March 15-16, 2014: Tai Chi Bang Workshop: Indianapolis, IN
A mixed tai chi and Qigong workshop for both beginners and advanced/tai chi teachers! We will split the workshop into semi-groups to satisfy all levels of tai chi and Qigong practitioners. You do not have to commit to one group for the entire time–you are free to switch between the groups as you wish.

March 1-2, 2014: Tai Chi & Qigong Workshop in Marco Island, FL
“Just a short note of thanks. I am certain that what I learned will help me be a better teacher. Thank you so much. I am looking to learning more from you this summer and through any distance learning program that you recommend….” – Maurice O.

“Thank you, Jesse, for providing me with the opportunity to feel your energy once again. I really like your emphasis on “internal” energy. You have motivated me to go deeper into my practice. Every class I teach I devote to your instruction and continued inspiration…….” – Andy T.

“It was such an honor to meet you in person at Marco Island for the wonderful workshop a week ago! I am so impressed with your patience and energy and especially the humbleness that can only be emitted from a true master” – Vivien C.

Dec 28-29, 2013: Tai Chi and Qigong Workshop: Barcelona, Spain
Great holiday workshop in Barcelona, Spain in December, 2013. Saturday, December 28 was on Qigong for Health and Sunday, December 29 was for Tai Chi instruction.

Nov, 8-10, 2013: Tai Chi Workshops: New York & Massachusetts – Tai Chi Bang

Parma, Italy, October 2013 – Chen style tai chi and Tai Chi for self-defense.

Arta, Greece, October, 2013 – Tai Chi Chen Old Frame, Push Hands, Tai Chi Bang – Eight Immortals Flute

Annecy, France, October, 2013 – Tai Chi Bang: Eight Immortal Flute

Leipzig, Germany, October, 2013 – Qigong, Push Hands, Chen Laojia Yilu

Somerset, England, October, 2013 – Qigong, Tai Chi Bang

Aug, 10-11, 2013: Tai Chi Workshops: South Carolina
“Master Tsao’s first workshop in South Carolina. Thank you Sifu Maurice Olfus for hosting! …. “I just wanted to again say thank you for a wonderful workshop this past weekend. It was a phenomenal experience. So much information, in so many areas. I hope we can incorporate much of it all into our daily routines. You make it all look so effortless and beautiful….” Amy R.

San Diego Summer Camp, July, 2013

Shanghai, China, Jesse Tsao June, 8th, 2013: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense – Shanghai University of Sport

Charlotte, North Carolina, April 2013 – Tai Chi Bang

Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei Workshop in San Diego – January, 2013 – Chen Laojia Yilu

San Diego Tai Chi Qigong Summer Camp, July, 2012

Brussels, Belgium, June 2012 – Qigong

Ghent, Belgium, June 2012 – Push Hands

Moscow, Russia, June 2012 – Tai Chi Meditation, Tai Chi for self-defense, Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Double Bang in Form 24

Arta – Athen, Greece, June 2012 – Qigong, Tai Chi, and Discipleship

Barcelona, Spain, June 2012 – Tai Chi instructor training and certification

Somerset, England, June 2012 – Tai Chi Bang and Qigong instructor training

Berlin – Leipzig, Germany, June 2012 – Five Animal Frolics

Leipzig, Germany, September, 2011 – Tai Chi Push Hands

San Diego Tai Chi Qigong Summer Camp, July, 2011

Professor Yu Dinghai of Shanghai University of Sport, July, 2011 – Qigong Workshop

Barcelona, Spain, June 2011 – Tai Chi Bang: Eight Immortals Flute

Somerset, England, June 2011: Tai Chi Bang: Eight Immortals Flute

Dublin, Ireland, June, 2011 : Tai Chi fundamentals, Qigong

Utrecht, Netherlands, June 2011 – 36 Healing energy Points, Tai Chi Symbol Tracing Hands & Push Hands

The Hague, Netherlands, Hune 2011 – Tai Chi Bang: Eight Immortals Flute.

Villingen, Germany, June 2011 – The far south of Germany’s Black Forest area. Tai Chi Fan, Push Hands, Discipleship

Liege, Belgium, June, 2016 – Disciple training and siteseeing tour

Annecy, France, June, 2011 – Tai Chi Form 24, Push Hands, Application in Self-defense

2011: World Tai Chi Day, San Diego, CA

Grandmaster Chen Zhenlei, San Diego, Dec. 2010: Chen Tai Chi Old Frame Lao-jia

Shanghai University of Sport Ph.D program, June, 2010 – Study and research traditional tai chi and Qigong under Professor Yu Dinghai. who is the only one all over China has 9th Duan in Wushu, and 9th Duan in Qigong.

Landon, Somerset, England, April 2010 – Qigong for self-healing

Liege, Belgium, April, 2010

Amsterdam & The Hague Netherlands, April, 2010 – Qigong, Tai Chi Cane,

South Barcelona, Spain, 2010 – Chen Tai Chi Old Frame Laojia, Chen Tai Chi Sword

North Barcelona, Spain 2010 – Tai Chi Cane Routine 1

Brussels, Belgium, 2010 – Qigong

Ghent, Belgium, 2010 – Qigong for self-healing

Utrecht, Netherlands, 2010

Seattle, WA, 2009 – Private training and sightseeing

Paris, Lake Annecy, France, Summer, 2009 – Tai Chi Push Hands

Barcelona, Spain, Summer, 2009 – Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan

Parma, Italy, Summer, 2009

Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, San Diego, Summer, 2008 – Tai Chi New Frame, Xinjia

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Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, Summer, 2007 – Tai Chi Fajin, Power Striking.

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Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 2007 – Chen Tai Chi Old Frame , Laojia

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Tai Chi Sightseeing China Tour Summer, 2007

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Master XiaoPuquan, a 31st generation Shaolin monk returned to secular life, Summer 2006 – Dianxu, energy point striking

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World Tai Chi Day, San Diego, CA 2006

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Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, summer, 2006 – Tai Chi Silk Reeling

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Grandmaster Su Zifang, summer, 2006 – Ba Guazhang

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Granmaster Abraham, Liu, San Diego, 2006 – sharing his tai chi longevity with Jesse Tsao’s core group

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Grandmaster Li Deyin 2006 – Xiyi Quan workshop

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Villingen, Germany, November, 2005 – Qigong for Health, Tai Chi Sword

Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, San Diego 2005 – Silk Reeling, Chen Old Frame, Laoji and Cannon Fist

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Grandmaster Li Deyin Tai Chi workshop in San Diego, 2004

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Grandmaster Dan Lee, Bruce Lee’s disciple, Summer 2004 – Tai Chi Push Hnads, Bruce Lee’s fighting skill.

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Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, Summer, 2004 – Chen Tai Chi Laojia

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Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, San Diego, CA 2002 – Tai Chi Rooting and handle multipal people’s push. tai chi posture adjustment.

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Grandmaster Li Deyin, 2001, San Diego, Tai Chi workshop and private training Jesse Tsao.

Grandmaster Wu Bin, Jet Li’s coach, Scotsdale, Arizona, 1999 – Jesse Tsao served as international wushu tournament referee, and master’s demo.

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GrandmasterLi Deyin, Beijing, China, 1997 – Jesse Tsao’s private training in Beijing

University of Arizona, Spring, 1987 – Jesse Tsao demoed Tai Chi sword

Grandmaster Li Deyin, Beijing, China, 1980 – Training Jesse Tsao at Beijing Renmin University.

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