On August 12th (US Pacific Time), the 21st Northern California Chinese Culture and Sports Association “Guarding the Original Aspiration, Embarking on a New Journey” Sports Conference commenced in Redwood City, San Francisco Bay Area. A procession of 109 groups from the Bay Area, including martial arts teams, graced the central reviewing stand. The University of East-West Medicine proudly participated in the parade, while nearly 5000 individuals engaged in diverse cultural and sports activities. The university’s participants earned multiple medals in the Tai Chi tournament.
Representing the University of East-West Medicine, this event showcased the elegance of traditional Chinese medicine and culture. Amid the procession of 109 groups from the Bay Area, the university’s contingent added grandeur. Themed “Guarding the Original Aspiration, Embarking on a New Journey,” the event celebrated Chinese culture and sports, attracting thousands for cultural exchange and physical activity.
The University’s remarkable achievements in the Tai Chi tournament stood out. Participants demonstrated their Tai Chi skills, earning medals, including a prestigious gold medal. This reinforced the University’s dedication to traditional Chinese medicine and holistic well-being.
This participation highlighted the university’s commitment to preserving traditional medicine and active involvement in cultural and sporting communities. University representatives excelled in Tai Chi, contributing excellence to the festivities. This showcased the institution’s commitment to cultural heritage and holistic health, symbolizing contributions to broader values.
Renowned American host and Ding Ding TV founder, Ding Weiping, presided over the opening ceremony. Athlete representatives ignited the sacred flame in a torch-bearing ceremony. Li Jingfen, Executive Director of the Northern California Chinese Culture and Sports Association, emphasized the conference’s status as the largest gathering of Chinese athletes outside the mainland. Zhang Jianmin, Chinese Consul General in San Francisco, highlighted sports’ inclusive nature across different backgrounds, fostering unity.
The University of East-West Medicine’s representation once again demonstrated the noble spirit of traditional Chinese medicine. It conveyed the essence of Chinese culture and made noteworthy contributions to the popularity of Chinese medicine in the US, particularly the Bay Area.
The University remains at the forefront of Chinese medicine education and research, fostering talents and supporting modernization. It integrates traditional and modern medicine for humanity’s health. Its campus passes down Chinese medical wisdom, nurturing cultural promotion.
The University’s engagement resonates with its commitment to tradition and Chinese heritage dissemination. This active involvement bridges East and West, promoting cultural harmony.
Simultaneously, the University of East-West Medicine shines in Tai Chi and Qigong. These arts share an origin, and Tai Chi, a gem of Chinese martial arts, enhances physical health and heals the body and mind. Students embrace Tai Chi and Qigong for balanced well-being.
The Tai Chi Internal Martial Arts Championship, a highlight of the Huati Sports Conference, displayed Tai Chi culture’s significance. Diverse performances, from the opening ceremony’s 24-movement Tai Chi routine to demonstrations by masters, reflected the depth of Chinese martial arts culture.
Esteemed instructors’ performances captivated the audience. From Sun-style Tai Chi to Long Miao saber and Chen-style Tai Chi sword, each demonstration showcased extraordinary skills.
The championship featured 100 participants across 30 Tai Chi categories. Mei Xi Zhuo’an, Deng Xiangyang, and Lin Jinzi emerged as overall champions, impressing with their techniques. The University of East-West Medicine’s dedication to Tai Chi resonated with Mei Xi Zhuo’an’s agile Yang-style Tai Chi saber and Deng Xiangyang’s dynamic Chen-style Tai Chi Broad Saber techniques.
The Huati Sports Conference square hosted a Tai Chi performance by a hundred participants, accompanied by the Tai Chi championship. Directed by the University of East-West Medicine’s Lin Yuankai, the demonstration displayed synchronization and the spirit of Tai Chi’s gentleness and harmony.
In essence, the University of East-West Medicine’s participation in the 2023 Northern California Chinese Culture and Sports Association Sports Conference not only exemplified its dedication to the preservation and propagation of traditional Chinese medicine and culture but also underscored its commitment to holistic well-being through the practice of Tai Chi. By showcasing its achievements in both realms, the University of East-West Medicine has truly become a beacon of excellence, embodying the fusion of ancient wisdom with modern understanding, and paving the way for the continued enrichment and advancement of Chinese medicine and Tai Chi on both local and global scales.