Goodbye from Norbert Laeken

This year at August the 3rd there was a farewell dinner which gave me the opportunity to say goodbye to my new friends in America. I came last year in September to Seattle to study Tai chi chuan at the school of the Yang Family for some months. Master Yang Jun is an awesome teacher and a kind person too. It was a great time for me to learn in his school. I want to say thank you to him, his wife Fang Hong and the other instructors for their kindness, patience and many helpful corrections.

Also it was wonderful to make new friends and practice with them together. Especially the push hands practice with Adam Batten, Eric Madsen and Edward Moore was a great experience for me. The time went by very fast. Now I want to say goodbye and thank you very much for teaching, good practice and friendship. I just can recommend everyone to come to the Seattle area and visit the school of the Yang Family. I’m sure you will have a good time.

Norbert Laeken

See more pictures here.


Happy Dragon Boat Festival

Hello Students,
Tomorrow, June 6th , is Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, a Traditional Chinese Festival. It happens May 5th every lunar calendar.
There are a couple of stories about Dragon Boat Festival. The most important one is consecrated to the memory of Qu Yuan, a minister of Chu Huai King and a famous poet. Before Christ 278, when Qu Yuan heard Qin army made a breath through Chu’ capital, he was so despaired because he could not do anything about it. Afterward he wrote a poem, he held a rock and jumped into Mi Luo River (irn Hunan province) to suicide. People loved him so much and tried to get his body from Mi Luo River. People threw Zong Zi in Mi Luo River to feed fishes to prevent Qu Yuan’s body being eaten by fishes and rowed on Mi Luo Rive to get his body. Since then, every year people row and make Zong Zi to member Qu Yuan. Usually, Zong Zi is sticky rice inside and wrapped by Zong Ye (a kind of plant).

I hope you have a chance to try Zong Zi.

Have a nice weekend,



Class Schedule Changed

Hello students,
The Saturday 10am class will be finished this coming Saturday May 28. We will move Saturday 9am class to 10am. This means Saturday’s 10am will be the third section class which was 9am class. This change will start June 4th.

Due to attendance, we will not have Friday’s 6pm class. Lots students mentioned to me that they want go home early and spend more time with family members. This will start June 3rd .

We may be starting a beginner class. If you or someone you know are interested in a beginner class, please let me know.

Thank you and have a nice day 🙂

Fang, Hong
4132 148th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052 USA
Tel: 1-425-869-1185


World Tai Chi Day

Hi Everyone:

Every year on the last Saturday of April at 10am, beginning in the
Earth’s earliest time zone in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii, a
peaceful soothing event unfolds and changes the world forever as it
blooms around the Earth throughout the entire day – time zone by time
zone. Gently and effortlessly the world will breathe together in a
T’ai Chi & QiGong relay of calm. We have all experienced the soothing
calm of witnessing others doing T’ai Chi or QiGong and on World T’ai
Chi & QiGong Day the entire planet will have that opportunity.

This year, World Tai Chi Day will be on Saturday, April 30th.

Our school will be participating in this global event by meeting at
Grass Lawn Park, 7031 148th Ave NE Redmond (at the intersection of
Old Redmond Road and 148th Ave). It is about 2 miles north of our school. We will meet by the picnic gazebo.

If you would like to be part of this event, please plan to arrive by
9:45am as we will start practicing promptly at 10:00am. We will
practice the Yang Family Traditional Hand Forms.

Please feel free to bring your family and friends as they are welcome
to join in or watch.

Thank you!

Nancy Lucero
Office Manager