World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day Patchogue

Gallery 2015

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

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

NY USA

2015

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine (R) presents Laoshi Laurince McElroy, Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, this year’s supporting proclamation from the town. During the presentation, Mr. Romaine joked with the attendees, as he has in the past, about recognizing his own need to take up the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong to help relieve the stress caused by his job.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): The morning begins to unfold in the chilly air of a deep blue sky over Shorefront Park.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): The morning begins to unfold in the chilly air of a deep blue sky over Shorefront Park.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): For the first time in our 15-year history, Mayor Paul V. Pontieri (L), Village of Patchogue, was part of the presentation ceremony recognizing the village’s support of our event. The mayor spoke to the beauty of Shorefront Park, the importance of exercise modalities such as T’ai Chi and Qigong, and to the fact the event has a history in the village longer than his time in office. (L to R from the mayor) Laoshi Laurince McElroy, Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford; William Hilton, Commissioner, Patchogue Parks & Recreation, and Maria P. Giustizia, Director, Patchogue Parks & Recreation.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): During his workshop, Single-Moment Practice: The Magic is in the Minutia, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (L), Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, leads Laoshi Joel Valerio of Ozone Park,  through a deep drill into Single Whip from Water Tiger’s 24-Posture Short Form.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Laoshi Joel Valerio (R) of Ozone Park, not only provided T’ai Chi Rulers for participants in his T’ai Chi with Tools workshop, he also sent the rulers home with them!World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): An exploration of the finer points of Brush Knee was facilitated by Elan Abneri (L), a senior student of Sifu Tyrone “Wei” Wicksman at Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan in Centereach, in his workshop An In-depth Look at Brush Knee Twist Step.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): This year's mixed bag of play from Judith Budd-Walsh (L), Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station, included Tibetan breath and meridian therapy, plus an abbreviated version of her lineage’s Yang-style Long Form.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Bill Donnelly (wearing black, facing away), Green Cloud Kung Fu, led a workshop this year focusing on rooting and balance.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): There might’ve been a nip in the air, but these ducks seemed to think the water was just fine as the event unfolded around them.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Although Spencer Gee (L), Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation in Old Westbury, did bring the usual wide selection of toys for his annual T’ai Chi Workout, it was his hat that got the most mention as the morning unfolded.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Chris Jurak (C - front), Mountain Stream Tai Chi and Qigong in Brightwaters, introduces participants to the Tai Chi Ten Directions Form, a series of basic Tai Chi movements that is the first sequence taught in his school’s curriculum.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): In the first of two different workshops for the morning, Bob and Jean Klein (2nd from L and 2nd from R, respectively) from the Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach, lead people through the details of Primordial Chi-gung.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Even with five different people taking photographs as the morning unfolded, we did not get a single photo of Joseph Panico, West Babylon, leading his late-morning workshop introducing people to his lineage's 24-Posture Form, but we did get this shot of him playing the form earlier in the morning.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Teresa White (C - in white), Long Island Tai Chi in Babylon, puts people through their paces in her workshop Characteristics of Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan - The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Although it may look like it, we didn’t actually have a rumble break out in the middle of our event. What we did have was a joint Push Hands workshop led by Chris Jurak, Mountain Stream Tai Chi and Qigong in Brightwaters, and Teresa White, Long Island Tai Chi in Babylon. This marks the first time in our 15-year history that instructors from two different programs came together to present a workshop.

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World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): As always, the Facilitators’ Demonstration was a high point of the morning and was described by one member of the crowd as “mind-blowing”. (L to R) Laurince McElroy (Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan), Bill Donnelly (Green Cloud Kung Fu), Judith Budd-Walsh (Harmonious Movement), Elan Abneri (Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan), Spencer Gee (Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation), Joseph Panico (West Babylon), Chris Jurak (Mountain Stream Tai Chi and Qigong), Bob Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan), and Joel Valerio (Ozone Park). Not pictured are Jean Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan) and Teresa White (Long Island Tai Chi and Internal Arts).World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Over the past year, Patchogue Parks & Recreation had a number of exercise stations installed in Shorefront Park. We couldn’t resist taking this shot of the park’s Tai Chi Spinners with Teresa White’s workshop in the background. Spinners usually have four wheels that can be turned in different directions with adjustable resistance. As an exercise, spinning works the flexibility and strength of the shoulders and other muscles that not only raise and lower the arms, but also provide shoulder stability.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine (R) presents Laoshi Laurince McElroy, Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, this year’s supporting proclamation from the town. During the presentation, Mr. Romaine joked with the attendees, as he has in the past, about recognizing his own need to take up the arts of T’ai Chi and Qigong to help relieve the stress caused by his job.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): During his workshop, Single-Moment Practice: The Magic is in the Minutia, Laoshi Laurince McElroy (L), Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, leads Laoshi Joel Valerio of Ozone Park, through a deep drill into Single Whip from Water Tiger’s 24-Posture Short Form.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): For the first time in our 15-year history, Mayor Paul V. Pontieri (L), Village of Patchogue, was part of the presentation ceremony recognizing the village’s support of our event. The mayor spoke to the beauty of Shorefront Park, the importance of exercise modalities such as T’ai Chi and Qigong, and to the fact the event has a history in the village longer than his time in office. (L to R from the mayor) Laoshi Laurince McElroy, Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford; William Hilton, Commissioner, Patchogue Parks & Recreation, and Maria P. Giustizia, Director, Patchogue Parks & Recreation.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Laoshi Joel Valerio (R) of Ozone Park, not only provided T’ai Chi Rulers for participants in his T’ai Chi with Tools workshop, he also sent the rulers home with them!

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): An exploration of the finer points of Brush Knee was facilitated by Elan Abneri (L), a senior student of Sifu Tyrone “Wei” Wicksman at Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan in Centereach, in his workshop An In-depth Look at Brush Knee Twist Step.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Bill Donnelly (wearing black, facing away), Green Cloud Kung Fu, led a workshop this year focusing on rooting and balance.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): This year's mixed bag of play from Judith Budd-Walsh (L), Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station, included Tibetan breath and meridian therapy, plus an abbreviated version of her lineage’s Yang-style Long Form.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): There might’ve been a nip in the air, but these ducks seemed to think the water was just fine as the event unfolded around them.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Although Spencer Gee (L), Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation in Old Westbury, did bring the usual wide selection of toys for his annual T’ai Chi Workout, it was his hat that got the most mention as the morning unfolded.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Chris Jurak (C - front), Mountain Stream Tai Chi and Qigong in Brightwaters, introduces participants to the Tai Chi Ten Directions Form, a series of basic Tai Chi movements that is the first sequence taught in his school’s curriculum.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): In the first of two different workshops for the morning, Bob and Jean Klein (2nd from L and 2nd from R, respectively) from the Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan of Sound Beach, lead people through the details of Primordial Chi-gung.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Even with five different people taking photographs as the morning unfolded, we did not get a single photo of Joseph Panico, West Babylon, leading his late-morning workshop introducing people to his lineage's 24-Posture Form, but we did get this shot of him playing the form earlier in the morning.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Teresa White (C - in white), Long Island Tai Chi in Babylon, puts people through their paces in her workshop Characteristics of Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan - The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Although it may look like it, we didn’t actually have a rumble break out in the middle of our event. What we did have was a joint Push Hands workshop led by Chris Jurak, Mountain Stream Tai Chi and Qigong in Brightwaters, and Teresa White, Long Island Tai Chi in Babylon. This marks the first time in our 15-year history that instructors from two different programs came together to present a workshop.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): Over the past year, Patchogue Parks & Recreation had a number of exercise stations installed in Shorefront Park. We couldn’t resist taking this shot of the park’s Tai Chi Spinners with Teresa White’s workshop in the background. Spinners usually have four wheels that can be turned in different directions with adjustable resistance. As an exercise, spinning works the flexibility and strength of the shoulders and other muscles that not only raise and lower the arms, but also provide shoulder stability.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 25, 2015): As always, the Facilitators’ Demonstration was a high point of the morning and was described by one member of the crowd as “mind-blowing”.

 (L to R) Laurince McElroy (Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan), Bill Donnelly (Green Cloud Kung Fu), Judith Budd-Walsh (Harmonious Movement), Elan Abneri (Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan), Spencer Gee (Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation), Joseph Panico (West Babylon), Chris Jurak (Mountain Stream Tai Chi and Qigong), Bob Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan), and Joel Valerio (Ozone Park). Not pictured are Jean Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan) and Teresa White (Long Island Tai Chi).