World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day Hosted by Water Tiger 

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

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

NY USA

2017

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): As event set-up was unfolding, Elan Abneri, one of our facilitators and a senior student of Sifu Tyrone “Wei” Wicksman at Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan in Centereach, took some time to warm up with a little form play. World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): In his welcoming remarks, Event Coordinator Laoshi Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, gave a nod to the fact the day’s event was sharing the date with the world-wide People’s Climate March.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): The early morning rain coupled with a brisk wind off Patchogue Bay to make attendance at the start of the morning the lightest we’ve seen in a number of years — coming in at around 35; but, we were around 80 as the morning unfolded.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislature – 7th District (R), presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford (L), with a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature — our 11th from the distinguished body. We were pleased that Mr. Calarco echoed McElroy Laoshi’s earlier reference to the world-wide People’s Climate March. World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Edward P. Romaine, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor (R), presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford (L), with both a letter-of-support from the Supervisor’s Office and a proclamation from the Brookhaven Town Council. As is his habit every year, Supervisor Romaine joked with the crowd about recognizing his need for the stress reduction and other health benefits of the arts. He also gave a nod to the fact that the event was sharing the day with the world-wide People’s Climate March. World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Joseph E. Keyes Jr., Village of Patchogue Commissioner of Parks & Recreation and Trustee (R) presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford (L), with a Proclamation from the Honorable Paul V. Pontieri, Jr., Mayor of Patchogue, and the Village Board of Trustees. In his remarks, Mr. Keyes recognized the 17-year history of the event in the Village of Patchogue and acknowledged McElroy Laoshi’s earlier mention of the world-wide People’s Climate March. World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (Front), Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, introduces participants to the focus posture of his martial applications workshop: Wave Hands Like Clouds: A Portal to Self-Defense.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Laoshi Joel Valerio (Facing) of Ozone Park, presents Swing the Head and Sway the Tail during his workshop focusing on the most popular Qigong set in the world The Standing Eight Pieces of Brocade.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Elan Abneri (R), a senior student of Sifu Tyrone “Wei” Wicksman at Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan in Centereach, begins his workshop, An In-depth Look at Repulse the Monkey, by focusing on the importance of structure, stance, and root.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Judith Budd-Walsh (Closest), from Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station, joined us for her 12th year. She again brought a mixed-bag of approaches to her workshop that included Tibetan breath and meridian therapy, plus an abbreviated version of her lineage’s Yang-style Long Form.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Bill Donnelly (C in t-shirt), Green Cloud Kung Fu, has now been with us 12 times since 2001. Here he is this year introducing the morning’s participants to a series of drills entered into through what is commonly known as the Yin / Yang Symbol, a.k.a., T’ai Chi Symbol or Tai Chi Tu (Taiji tu).World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Spencer Gee (C in grey jacket), Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation in Old Westbury, has been with us for 16 of our 17 years hosting the annual event. Every year he brings a different bag of toys for his T’ai Chi Workshop. This year’s bag included striking pads (as seen here) and a carriage whip!World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): In the second of their two different workshops for the morning, Bob and Jean Klein (C in red t-shirt and far R, respectively) from the Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan in Sound Beach, are helping people discover The Dance of the Tiger and Dragon in Tai-chi Forms.World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Joseph Panico (C in red), West Babylon, was the “newest kid on the block” this year as he joined us for his third year. Here he is introducing participants to the details of his lineage's 24-Posture Form.

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World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): The variety of the approaches to the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan is made quite evident as the annual Facilitators’ Demonstration unfolds. (L to R — some partial only) Bill Donnelly (Green Cloud Kung Fu), Joseph Panico (West Babylon), Judith Budd-Walsh (Harmonious Movement), Jean Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan), Bob Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan), and Elan Abneri (Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan). Not pictured are Spencer Gee (Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation), Laurince McElroy (Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan), and Joel Valerio (Ozone Park).

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): As event set-up was unfolding, Elan Abneri, one of our facilitators and a senior student of Sifu Tyrone “Wei” Wicksman at Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan in Centereach, took some time to warm up with a little form play.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): In his welcoming remarks, Event Coordinator Laoshi Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, gave a nod to the fact the day’s event was sharing the date with the world-wide People’s Climate March.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): The early morning rain coupled with a brisk wind off Patchogue Bay to make attendance at the start of the morning the lightest we’ve seen in a number of years — coming in at around 35; but, we were around 80 as the morning unfolded.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislature – 7th District (R), presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford (L), with a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature — our 11th from the distinguished body. We were pleased that Mr. Calarco echoed McElroy Laoshi’s earlier reference to the world-wide People’s Climate March.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Edward P. Romaine, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor (R), presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford (L), with both a letter-of-support from the Supervisor’s Office and a proclamation from the Brookhaven Town Council. As is his habit every year, Mr. Romaine joked with the crowd about recognizing his need for the stress reduction and other health benefits of the arts. He also gave a nod to the fact that the event was sharing the day with the world-wide People’s Climate March.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Joseph E. Keyes Jr., Village of Patchogue Commissioner of Parks & Recreation and Trustee (R) presents Event Coordinator Laurince McElroy, of Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford (L), with a Proclamation from the Honorable Paul V. Pontieri, Jr., Mayor of Patchogue, and the Village Board of Trustees. In his remarks, Mr. Keyes recognized the 17-year history of the event in the Village of Patchogue and acknowledged McElroy Laoshi’s earlier mention of the world-wide People’s Climate March.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (Front), Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Medford, introduces participants to the focus posture of his martial applications workshop: Wave Hands Like Clouds: A Portal to Self-Defense.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Laoshi Joel Valerio (Facing) of Ozone Park, presents Swing the Head and Sway the Tail during his workshop focusing on the most popular Qigong set in the world The Standing Eight Pieces of Brocade.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): Elan Abneri (R), a senior student of Sifu Tyrone “Wei” Wicksman at Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan in Centereach, begins his workshop, An In-depth Look at Repulse the Monkey, by focusing on the importance of structure, stance, and root.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Judith Budd-Walsh (Closest), from Harmonious Movement of Port Jefferson Station, joined us for her 12th year. She again brought a mixed-bag of approaches to her workshop that included Tibetan breath and meridian therapy, plus an abbreviated version of her lineage’s Yang-style Long Form.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Bill Donnelly (C in t-shirt), Green Cloud Kung Fu, has now been with us 12 times since 2001. Here he is this year introducing the morning’s participants to a series of drills entered into through what is commonly known as the Yin / Yang Symbol, a.k.a., T’ai Chi Symbol or Tai Chi Tu (Taiji tu).

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Spencer Gee (C in grey jacket), Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation in Old Westbury, has been with us for 16 of our 17 years hosting the annual event. Every year he brings a different bag of toys for his T’ai Chi Workshop. This year’s bag included striking pads (as seen here) and a carriage whip!

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): In the second of their two different workshops for the morning, Bob and Jean Klein (C in red t-shirt and far R, respectively) from the Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan in Sound Beach, are helping people discover The Dance of the Tiger and Dragon in Tai-chi Forms.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017):  Joseph Panico (C in red), West Babylon, was the “newest kid on the block” this year as he joined us for his third year. Here he is introducing participants to the details of his lineage's 24-Posture Form.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day; Shorefront Park, Patchogue NY (April 29, 2017): The variety of the approaches to the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan is made quite evident as the annual Facilitators’ Demonstration unfolds. (L to R — some partial only) Bill Donnelly (Green Cloud Kung Fu), Joseph Panico (West Babylon), Judith Budd-Walsh (Harmonious Movement), Jean Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan), Bob Klein (Long Island School of T'ai-Chi-Chuan), and Elan Abneri (Zhang Style Tai Chi Chuan). Not pictured are Spencer Gee (Spencer Gee Wellness Corporation), Laurince McElroy (Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan), and Joel Valerio (Ozone Park).