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Performances at the Art Exhibit Opening & Chinese New Year Celebration held at Tenafly Public Library on February 10, 2013. Pictured here with the Mayor of Tenafly, Peter Rustin.


NJTCA's Tai Chi Dinner Party held on July 23, 2011with performances from Man-Yun Fan, Sitan Chen and Peili Hu . Also Master Ted Peng awarded certificates....

Master Ted Peng and Master Ling Peng judged and brought members to compete at a Martial Arts tournament on July 7, 2012. Stephanie and Tiffany Yuen placed 1st in Youth Tai Chi - Chen Style. Read More---.

We placed 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th at the World Games 2009 Tai Chi Competition in Kao Hsiung, Taiwan. In addition, we placed 3rd at the 2008 Tai Chi Chuan World Championship. Read more---

We performed Tai Chi at the FBI's Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration. Pictured here with West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh. 


NJTCA and ITCF held the 2010 International Tai Chi Seminar and Demonstration on May 27th 2010 in Tenafly New Jersey.

Seton Hall University Chinese New Year Performance on Feb 16, 2012.

Instructing Shao Lin Qi Gong with Tai Chi Chuan, Sword, and Fan performance during the 2011 Chinese New Year Celebration at Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center.

Master Ling Peng and Master Man-Yun Fan teach at 2011 Teaneck Summer Camp. Read more---



Master Ted Peng, Master Jane Peng, Kate Griffiths, and Molly Frederick performed at the 5th Annual Arts and Music Festival at the Church of the Atonement in Tenafly, New Jersey.

Dharma Drum Retreat Center 2007 Chinese New Year Performance.

Rutgers University International Education Week Talent Performance. A demonstration of traditional talents from around the world.

The following are articles discussing the benefits of Tai Chi exercise:


Study Shows Tai Chi and Physical Therapy Were Equally Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis

For patients with painful knee osteoarthritis, tai chi was as helpful as physical therapy in reducing pain and improving physical functioning, according to a new study partially funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The results of the study, conducted at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. ----

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Tai Chi Reverse Cellular and Genomic Markers of Inflammation in Late-Life Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Sleep disturbance is associated with activation of systemic and cellular inflammation, as well as proinflammatory transcriptional profiles in circulating leukocytes. Whether treatments that target insomnia-related complaints might reverse these markers of inflammation in older adults with insomnia is not known. ----

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Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease have substantially impaired balance, leading to diminished functional ability and an increased risk of falling. Although exercise is routinely encouraged by health care providers, few programs have been proven effective.----

Tai chi training appears to reduce balance impairments in patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, with additional benefits of improved functional capacity and reduced falls.----

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Study: Tai Chi Helps Fight Depression Among the Elderly

The study found that compared with taking the health education class (which included some stretching exercises), performing the ancient Chinese mind-body exercise of tai chi while taking escitalopram helped more adults reduce their depressive symptoms and achieve remission; it also improved quality of life, memory, cognition and overall energy levels.----
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Fibromyalgia? Try tai chi

Doctors often recommend exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, but the chronic pain and fatigue associated with the condition can make activities like running and swimming difficult. Tai chi -- a slow, meditative martial art -- may be an effective alternative, a new study suggests.----

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A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

Learning tai chi from a qualified instructor is critical. The Complementary and Alternative Medicine center cautions that trying to learn it from a book or video is no guarantee that you will be able to perform the moves safely and correctly. ----

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Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia

A clinical trial at Tufts Medical Center found that after 12 weeks of tai chi, patients with fibromyalgia , a chronic pain condition, did significantly better in measurements of pain, fatigue, physical functioning, sleeplessness and depression than a comparable group given stretching exercises and wellness education.----

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Special tai chi chuan & gi gong training and exam for those continuing an education in health, such as in acupuncture or other medical licenses. please see below for an example.


Free Healthy Tai Chi Classes

This classes are sponsored by Finkelstein Memorial Library NY. Registration begins on July 01, 2016. For more information, please contact (845) 352-5700 ext 244.

 Start Date Schedule For The Summer 2016 Public Classes - Updated 06/20/2016


Class Name

Start Date



Edgewater, NJ

Healthy Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong Meditation


01:30 to 02:30 pm


Need to register and pay a fee

Healthy Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong Meditation


01:30 to 02:30 pm


Fort Lee, NJ

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan


04:00 to 05:00 pm


Free for Fort Lee residents only

Youth Kung Fu


03:45 to 04:45 pm


Chen & Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan


07:30 to 08:30 pm


Teaneck, NJ

Martial Arts



09:20 to 12:20 pm

(Monday ~ Friday)

Need to register and pay a fee

Teaneck, NJ

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 06/27/2016

01:30 to 02:30 pm


Teaneck Residents free, but fee for others

Tenafly, NJ

Traditional Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Chi Sword


07:30 to 08:30 pm


Need to register and pay a fee

Nyack, NY

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan


 09:00 to 10:00 am


Need to register and pay a fee

Chen and Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan


06:15 to 07:15 pm


NJTCA only teaches at but does not own or operate any of the above facilities or locations. If you want more information about the classes based on age range, or interested in private lessons, please email NJTCA. 

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