Gallery 2009-10

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

New York USA

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2009

In the Kwoon, Introduction to T’ai Chi Straight Sword (February 2009): A mixture of Water Tiger students with students from Shaolin Kung Fu Studios -  Medford enjoy a round of Push Sword.T’ai Chi in the Park (June 6, 2009): As is usual, a mixture of play and conversation means it must be the morning’s break as T’ai Chi in the Park unfolds for the first time starting in June instead of May.

In the Kwoon, Introduction to T’ai Chi Straight Sword (February 2009): A mixture of Water Tiger students with students from Shaolin Kung Fu Studios -  Medford enjoy a round of Push Sword.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 6, 2009): As is usual, a mixture of play and conversation means it must be the morning’s break as T’ai Chi in the Park unfolds for the first time starting in June instead of May.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 13, 2009): We never know how long the morning break will hold.  It always depends upon the length of the play and the depth of the conversations.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 13, 2009): We never know how long the morning break will hold.  It always depends upon the length of the play and the depth of the conversations.

Village of Patchogue, Alive After Five (July 7, 2009): Water Tiger Students Mary Walsh (L) and Mark Williams (R) play The Monkey Offers the Fruit from the Five Animal Frolics while passers-by gawk and wonder.

Village of Patchogue, Alive After Five (July 7, 2009): Water Tiger Students Mary Walsh (L) and Mark Williams (R) play The Monkey Offers the Fruit from the Five Animal Frolics while passers-by gawk and wonder.T’ai Chi in the Park (August 15, 2009): A trio of Water Tiger students play during the morning’s break. They are (L to R) Kathy Schwager, Si-Je Patricia Hsieh, and Rita Valentin.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 15, 2009): A trio of Water Tiger students play during the morning’s break. They are (L to R) Kathy Schwager, Si-Je Patricia Hsieh, and Rita Valentin.

In the Kwoon, Joel Valerio’s Public Class Certification Ceremony (September 6, 2009): Reading the words of the certificate, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (L) prepares Si-Suk Joel Valerio (R) and the onlookers for the final step of the ceremony.

In the Kwoon, Joel Valerio’s Public Class Certification Ceremony (September 6, 2009): Si-Suk Joel Valerio in the posture Snake Creeps Down from Water Tiger School’s 24-Posture Form.

In the Kwoon, Joel Valerio’s Public Class Certification Ceremony (September 6, 2009): Reading the words of the certificate, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (L) prepares Si-Suk Joel Valerio (R) and the onlookers for the final step of the ceremony.

In the Kwoon, Joel Valerio’s Public Class Certification Ceremony (September 6, 2009): Si-Suk Joel Valerio in the posture Snake Creeps Down from Water Tiger School’s 24-Posture Form.In the Kwoon, Joel Valerio’s Public Class Certification Ceremony (September 6, 2009): What can we say?  We’re huggers at Water Tiger School.  This hug between Laoshi Laurince McElroy (R) and Si-Suk Joel Valerio (L) brings the day’s ceremony to a close.

In the Kwoon, Joel Valerio’s Public Class Certification Ceremony (September 6, 2009): What can we say?  We’re huggers at Water Tiger School.  This hug between Laoshi Laurince McElroy (R) and Si-Suk Joel Valerio (L) brings the day’s ceremony to a close.

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T’ai Chi in the Park (August 14, 2010): A small group of participants at Shorefront Park come to understand the love / hate relationship folks have with Water Tiger School’s Chin Na Hand Exercises.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 14, 2010): A small group of participants at Shorefront Park come to understand the love / hate relationship folks have with Water Tiger School’s Chin Na Hand Exercises.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 28, 2010): The greeters at the parking lot north of Shorefront Park were a swan and its juvenile cygnet. As long as we didn't get too close - or, in some cases, as long as the cygnet didn't get too close to us - there was no hissing.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 28, 2010): The greeters at the parking lot north of Shorefront Park were a swan and its juvenile cygnet. As long as we didn't get too close - or, in some cases, as long as the cygnet didn't get too close to us - there was no hissing.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 28, 2010): On an absolutely gorgeous morning, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (C - in grey tank) leads the group in a circle walk of Tiger Walking from the Five Animal Frolics.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 28, 2010): On an absolutely gorgeous morning, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (C - in grey tank) leads the group in a circle walk of Tiger Walking from the Five Animal Frolics.

The Kwoon; 29 South Ocean; Patchogue, NY USA (September 2010): After what seemed like months of construction, the new façade of Water Tiger School’s home at Suffolk Aikikai is completed.

The Kwoon; 29 South Ocean; Patchogue, NY USA (September 2010): After what seemed like months of construction, the new façade of Water Tiger School’s home at Suffolk Aikikai is completed.

The Kwoon; 29 South Ocean; Patchogue, NY USA (October 2010): Complying with village regulations required rethinking the storefront’s window signage.  The new placards list each of the programs that currently share the space.

The Kwoon; 29 South Ocean; Patchogue, NY USA (October 2010): Complying with village regulations required rethinking the storefront’s window signage.  The new placards list each of the programs that currently share the space.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 13, 2009): The morning’s gathering was blessed with a small parade as a swan and her cygnets cross through the event’s usual space in Patchogue’s Shorefront Park.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 13, 2009): The morning’s gathering was blessed with a small parade as a swan and her cygnets cross through the event’s usual space in Patchogue’s Shorefront Park.