Gallery 2013

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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2013

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In the Office (January 2013): This is a beautiful — and very appropriate — print Water Tiger received as a gift for the 2012 end of year holidays.

In the Office (January 2013): This is a beautiful — and very appropriate — print Water Tiger received as a gift for the 2012 end-of-year holidays.

Chinese New Year Tai Chi Open House — Year of the Snake; Long Island Tai Chi & Internal Arts, Babylon , NY (February 10, 2013): Following a demonstration of the host school's Northern Wu-Style Long Form, Laoshi Laurince McElroy demoed an equivalent cutting of Water Tiger's Medium-Frame, Yang-Style Long Form during an afternoon of sharing and camaraderie.

Chinese New Year Tai Chi Open House —Year of the Snake; Long Island Tai Chi & Internal Arts, Babylon , NY (February 10, 2013): Following a demonstration of the host school's Northern Wu-Style Long Form, Laoshi Laurince McElroy demoed an equivalent cutting of Water Tiger's Medium-Frame, Yang-Style Long Form during an afternoon of sharing and camaraderie.

In the Office (February 2013): For some reason, students think images with tigers and water would be a gift to Water Tiger. This gorgeous trivet was an “I saw it and thought of you” gift from a public class student.

In the Office (February 2013): For some reason, students think images with tigers and water would make for a good gift to Water Tiger. This gorgeous trivet was an “I saw it and thought of you” gift from a public class student.

Drake Park; Des Moines, IA (May 2013):  In case you ever wondered where Water Tiger’s T'ai Chi in the Park event was born in 1997, here it is.T’ai Chi in the Park (June 1, 2013): Playing a favorite for the first morning of 2013’s series, T’ai Chi Flying with Laoshi Laurince McElroy (center) leading.T’ai Chi in the Park (June 8, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy turns sideways to show the detail of Playing the P’i P’a from Water Tiger School’s 24-Posture  Short Form in an exercise abbreviating the movements of the form down to the first four postures.Carlisle United Methodist Church; Carlisle, IA (June 14, 2013): This arrangement is in memory of Laoshi Laurince McElroy's mother, Mary Louise (Brockway) McElroy. The card read: “With Deepest Sympathy — The Past & Present Students of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi.”T’ai Chi in the Park (June 15, 2013): Laoshi Joel Valerio (far R), the first person fully certified in the Water Tiger lineage, puts participants through their paces in a different approach to abbreviating the 24-Posture Short form down to the first four postures.T’ai Chi in the Park (June 22, 2013): Using a practice Dao and his tea bottle to mark the center of the circle walk, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (far R) introduces the morning’s participants to Crane Flying from The Five Animal Frolics.

Drake Park; Des Moines, IA (May 2013):  In case you ever wondered where Water Tiger’s T'ai Chi in the Park event was born in 1997, here it is.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 1, 2013): Playing a favorite for the first morning of 2013’s series, T’ai Chi Flying with Laoshi Laurince McElroy (center) leading.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 8, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy turns sideways to show the detail of Playing the P’i P’a from Water Tiger School’s 24-Posture  Short Form in an exercise abbreviating the movements of the form down to the first four postures.

Carlisle United Methodist Church; Carlisle, IA (June 14, 2013): This arrangement is in memory of Laoshi Laurince McElroy's mother, Mary Louise (Brockway) McElroy. The card reads: “With Deepest Sympathy — The Past & Present Students of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi.”

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 15, 2013): Laoshi Joel Valerio (far R), the first person fully certified in the Water Tiger lineage, puts participants through their paces in a different approach to abbreviating the 24-Posture Short form down to the first four postures.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 22, 2013): Using a practice Dao and his tea bottle to mark the center of the circle walk, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (far R) introduces the morning’s participants to Crane Flying from The Five Animal Frolics.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 10, 2013): The morning was filled with a drill into the four postures of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail. Here, the group with Laoshi Laurince McElroy leading, are in the fourth posture, Push.Laoshi Laurince McElroy demonstrating the basic martial application of Rollback with Mark Williams. Ya' gotta love it when people come to the park to get thrown around for free!Laoshi Laurince McElroy is at the front to introduce the morning’s participants in an event standard: Rails (One Rotation).Laoshi Joel Valerio discovers during the morning's break how difficult it is to play a solo form solo when at the event. T’ai Chi in the Park (August 24, 2013): It was a mixed bag for the folks who showed up at Shorefront Park that ended with everyone playing their way through an introduction to Wave Hands Like Clouds.T’ai Chi in the Park (August 24, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy with the help of Michael Kandel demonstrates that it's all about deflection ... until it's not.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 10, 2013): The morning was filled with a drill into the four postures of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail. Here, the group, with Laoshi Laurince McElroy (L) leading, are in the fourth posture, Push.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 10, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (L) demonstrating the basic martial application of Rollback with Mark Williams. Ya' gotta love it when people come to the park to get thrown around for free!

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 17, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (C) is at the front to introduce the morning’s participants in an event standard: Rails (One Rotation).

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 17, 2013): Laoshi Joel Valerio (R) discovers during the morning's break how difficult it is to play a solo form solo when at the event.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 24, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (R) with the help of Michael Kandel demonstrates that it's all about deflection ... until it's not.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 24, 2013): It was a mixed bag for the folks who showed up at Shorefront Park that ended with everyone playing their way through an introduction to Wave Hands Like Clouds.

T’ai Chi in the Park (August 31, 2013): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (C - in distance) takes the morning's focus of Bear Walking from the Five Animal Frolics into a circle walk with the morning's event participants.

Laoshi Laurince McElroy takes the morning's focus of Bear Walking from the Five Animal Frolics into a circle walk with the morning's event participants

In the Studio (October 26, 2013): Si-Hing Michael Kandel (L) has his "commitment to learning the fundamentals of Water Tiger’s approach to the Five Animal Frolics" recognized by Laoshi Laurince McElroy.

In the Studio (October 26, 2013): Si-Hing Michael Kandel (L) has his "commitment to learning the fundamentals of Water Tiger’s approach to the Five Animal Frolics" recognized by Laoshi Laurince McElroy.