The Dean of UEWM’s College of Tai-Chi, Dr. Chi-hsiu Weng, along with Dr. Frank Chang and the City of Cupertino’s Chair of Public Safety Commission, Dr. Andy Huang, went on a journey to Taiwan to visit their Ministry of Education, National Library, National Institute of Chinese Medicine, 10 different universities, and two international Tai-chi-chuan federations between 12/7- 12/14. The team of Tai-Chi proponents gave lectures, conducted seminars, attended meetings, and were involved in research. Their ultimate goal was to promote the therapeutic benefits of Tai-Chi worldwide.
A couple of major projects were catalyzed as a result of their efforts. They are:
- A delegation of Tai-chi instructors and students from various universities as well as the Tai-chi-chuan Federation will be participating in the next Therapeutic Tai-chi Training Course (held at the University of East-West Medicine, the headquarters of the US Collegiate Taiji Federation) from 2/7/2015-2/8/2015. Other participants will also be coming from Brazil as well as Italy to attend the event.
- UEWM’s sister institution, the National Tai-chi Sport University will sponsor another international Therapeutic Tai-chi Training Course next summer. An updated list of the event’s details will be provided at www.collegetaiji.org
Some of the various educational institutions who have an established exchange program with UEWM visited by our school’s delegation include: Chinese Culture University, National Taiwan Sport University, Hung-kuang University, I-shou University, chang-keng University, Tse-chi University, and Shu-te University.