17 of our members celebrated World Tai Chi Day on Saturday 27th April at Media City in Salford. Lighthouse Tai Chi organised the travelling plans and took along 50 of their students. World Tai Chi day is an annual event that is part of a global movement involving 100s of cities across 80 countries. It brings students and instructors together to share tai chi in friendship and raise funds for good causes. Over 300 people from across the North West attended this event, which was sponsored by property developers, Peel Holdings.
Workshops and demonstrations were held throughout the day and enabled students to exchange ideas and try new things. Rossendale Leisure Trust instructors, David and Helena, lead 100 of those attending in a mass tai chi and provided four free workshops to over 120 people. David demonstrated the Chen style tai chi sword form, which students attending Wednesdays 2pm session at Adrenaline have recently been learning.
We wanted to help our members and Lighthouse Tai Chi enjoy their day celebrating the art they love as much as could. For members attending the event, we offered Adrenaline as the meeting point and free parking, as it was the most convenient point due to roadworks in Rawtenstall. Helena said “Rossendale Leisure Trust students really appreciated the support from the centre and enjoyed the day out. Now we have to apply what we have discovered in our weekly sessions and get ready for next year.”