Our name, Peng You Taiji Quan Association, involves a pun on our teacher’s name. The first two words of our name are the chinese characters, “pengyou” which mean “friend”. It sounds just like the first two syllables of our leader’s name – Peng You. So the name both reflects our Association motto, “Health, Friendship and Happiness” and our founder’s name.

Find on this page:
1. Taiji News
2. Zoom options
3.  Our Youtube channel links – featuring M Peng’s Tai Chi & Cooking videos
4. World Taiji Championships 2024
6. Adding an icon for this website to your desktop

1.) Taiji News:

TAIJI in the Park starts next Tues., May 17 at 7 pm; Thurs., May 19 at 730 am.

TAIJI POST – new edition added to website ( see Menu )

WORLD TAIJI DAY & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sat., Apr 30 – The weather cooperated and about 40 participants joined in for Taiji at the Park.
This was followed by the first Annual General Meeting in 2 years at the Academy.
Welcome to our two new Executive members:
Bev Cadene & Kathy Dutchak
And sad farewell to Susan Vanderwal, our very own Lappe Sword Lady!
Thanks Susan, for many years of hard work and enthusiasm!

Previous Taiji News:
PRESS RELEASE
Alan Tang 416-801-5614
Director of Operations-WushuOntario  Alan@wushucanada.com

THUNDER BAY TO HOST 2022 NATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The championships and festival is set to attract more than 2,000 spectators and participants.
Thunder Bay April 03, 2022 – The City of Thunder Bay with support of the City’s CEDC (Community Economic Development Corporation) is bringing for the first time a martial arts event of this stature to the city. The 2022 Canadian National Martial Arts Championships & Festival will be held this summer in Thunder Bay from July 28-31 hosted by WushuOntario and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

The event will feature some of the best athletes in the country competing in the Martial Art of WUSHU-Kung Fu to represent Canada in International competitions for the 2022-2023 calendar year.  The festival component will also feature a Kung Fu Master’s Performance Gala highlighting the kick off to the weekend event. This will be a spectacular event which will attract participants and fans from all across Canada in both performance and combative based martial arts.

This significant event marks the first time the National Championships will take place in Northern Ontario. Recognized as an Olympic Sport, Wushu is popularized through film and television by Hollywood action stars Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen.  A key component to winning the bid to host the event, was the fact that Thunder Bay is home to a large demographic of Tai Chi practitioners who utilize the martial arts for health and recreational benefits.

“It says a lot about Thunder Bay that WushuOntario chose this city to be their host; we are thrilled and looking forward to the summer event,” said Eileen Fauster, President of WushuOntario. “It’s about time we brought the event to other regions of Ontario with the opportunity to showcase our sport and to enjoy the diversity of the Provincial landscape.”

Meanwhile:
TAI CHI CLASSES AT THE PENG YOU INTERNATIONAL TAI CHI ACADEMY  run until May 14, 2022 (see Local Taiji Classes page in the main menu) after which Taiji in the Park will begin… schedule to follow.

2.) Check out this Zoom option…
        * Taiji classes with Oliver Reimer on Zoom continue
For details & to register go to the Local Taiji Classes page and scroll down…

3.) And check out our You Tube channel for…
1.  Master Peng’s Tai Chi Tidbits:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkWoUllHdXzZKiQa67ffGgff5nVc2ATqr
 2. Master Peng’s Follow Me series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkWoUllHdXzYBSP4huVSqox0DnmaDr9rC
3. Master Peng’s Tai Chi Chef videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEUkQm-02RY
4. Miscellaneous Taiji videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkWoUllHdXzaW9CSiOY4vj5hVLlPrCC72


4.) 
Plans continue and Thunder Bay is still set to host the

                              2024 World Taijiquan Championships!


5.)
Adding an icon for this website to your desktop or other device:

  1. For a computer with Windows
    Easiest method:
    To put an icon on your desktop you just need to highlight the Association website address ( http://www.pengyou-taiji.ca ) at the top of this browser window, hold down the left mouse button and drag the address onto your desktop. It will form an icon. Note:  If your browser window covers the whole screen go to the top right corner of the window where there are 3 symbols – a ‘-‘ sign, a square and an ‘x’.
    Click on the square and it will make the Association website page smaller so you can find a space around it on the desktop. You can drag this smaller Association page aside by clicking and holding along the top bar with the left mouse button.  Now you have room to place your icon. You can also click, hold and drag your new icon to your favourite location on your desktop!

 Alternative step-by-step method:
First open your browser (we are assuming they all work similarly: Google; Google Chrome; Firefox; MS Edge; etc) and find the Peng You Taiji website…
To Copy the website address:
Highlight it in the top bar… (click on it or click on one end and drag across until it becomes highlighted – it appears in blue).
After highlighting the address hold down Cntrl and hit C. (this copies it to your computer’s internal ‘clipboard’).
Move your mouse to your open desktop outside your browser window.
Right click in an empty space.
Go to New then Shortcut.
The ‘Create shortcut’ box appears.
Place your mouse in the box under the words “Type the location of the item:” .
Holding down Cntrl hit V. This pastes the previously saved address from the clipboard.
Hit Next and give it a name and then Finish.
The shortcut icon should now be on your desktop.

2. For a MacBook & any other Mac that uses the “desktop” version of a website vs. a mobile version, same instructions – click & drag URL from browser onto desktop of computer

3. Add this website to an iPad by tapping on the command “Add to Home Screen”.