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.

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Find on this page:
1. Taiji News
2. Zoom options
3.  Our Youtube channel links…    (you can subscribe)         

4. Adding an icon for this website to your desktop

1.) Taiji News:

Thunder Bay’s Master Ambassador! *
He’s done it again…  Taiji Master Peng You has put Thunder Bay on the map once more, both nationally and internationally.
Thunder Bay has long been known around the world as ‘The Taiji City” due almost entirely to Master Peng’s relentless efforts.
We also have long had a loyal and strong Taiji community which has been and continues to be connected with, for example, two of our former Sister Cities Duluth, Minnesota and Jiaozuo, China.
The Canadian National Martial Arts Championships here in 2022 brought in Taiji and Kungfu club participants from across the country.
Due to Master Peng’s lobbying on our behalf Thunder Bay was even designated initially in 2022 as the host for the World Taiji Championships, a colossal event that turned out to be beyond our present capacity to hold. But as a result we had the eyes of an amazed world upon us for the better part of two years.
Historically we’ve had Taiji groups attend events in the US, Mexico and especially China where Thunder Bay has been in the spotlight many times.
We’ve had top in the world Taiji Grandmasters here to give workshops and seminars.
Our Taiji Park is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world to practice Taiji.
So it was appropriate that on March 17 in Toronto Master Peng was officially recognized by Wushu Canada and elevated to Wushu Canada Duan Wei Level 10, the highest level in Canada. In fact there are only 2 others that have received that recognition and honour. It is based on years of teaching, competitions, achievements, contributions and recognition in Chinese Martial Arts in their communities – in Canada and worldwide.
We are fortunate indeed to have such a great ambassador for our city, one who proudly shouts out to the world that Thunder Bay is a great place to be!
*submitted to the Chronicle Journal & TB Newswatch Mar 20.

Notice of a proposed Constitutional change – to be voted on at AGM  ( see more below *)

A new term of Taiji classes starts at the Academy on Apr 15, 2024.
See  Local Taiji Classes  page in Main Menu…

Attention! One more workshop…

Membership reminder:
Memberships are now available for 2024… still only $10.
Keep in mind that memberships are the Association’s main source of income.
If you haven’t yet please renew… the instructions are here on the website on the
Our Assoc – Join / About Us

At the Sept. 26, 2023 meeting of the Board of Directors, a proposal was approved to make a change to our constitution, to be voted on at our Annual General Meeting. Motion by Wayne Bilbrough, seconded by Sandy Mackenzie…
2.2  Association issues will be voted on by the general membership: The quorum for any General Meeting must have a quorum of the Board of Directors and at least one greater in the number of general members present than the number of directors present. All members may vote by proxy.

Motion carried.
The intention is to ensure that members’ views have appropriate value during voting. A copy of this notice has been posted on the Association’s bulletin board located at the Academy and it will be emailed to all members.

 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:
 2. Master Peng’s Follow Me series:
3. Master Peng’s Tai Chi Chef videos:
4. Miscellaneous Taiji videos:

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”.