Dr. Vincent Mak, a rheumatologist with his own practice in Markham, Ontario; who is also a student of Sifu Bao Sen Liang, spoke to over 200 guests at the school spring dinner of 2017 regarding the health benefits of Tai Chi.
I am a psychiatrist and there is in my view a very close link between Tai Chi concepts and Mental Health. As well I believe there is a very close link between practicing Tai Chi and being mentally healthy.
Instructor May Rahnema together with student Julie Feldman were invited to speak at this Symposium on the topic of pain management through the practice of Tai Chi. The newsletter below includes an article from Julie on the same topic.
This year’s competition we have Master Liang Bao Sen, chief instructor from Richmond Hill branch acting as coach for senior student May Rahnema, who competed in Chen Style Tai Chi form, Tai Chi Sword form and Women’s 48 kg Push hands events, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively, an astounding result.
Besides sightseeing, we also went to some nostalgic places – Sifu’s old residence, his school, and the park where he practiced his martial arts and taichi. He also told us many stories about Guangzhou and his childhood. It seems that we had known Sifu since he was a child.
We all want to be healthy and fit; however, did you know that there is a difference between being healthy and being fit?