The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium
on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange


Traditional Tai Chi Chuan
A View Through the Lens of Science

July 5-10, 2009
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

In July of 2009, the world's foremost authorities on the five traditional Chinese Family Schools of Tai Chi Chuan, as well as other top Tai Chi Chuan practitioners and scholars will come to Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee for an international level Tai Chi Chuan Symposium. The theme of this Symposium will focus on bringing together the wisdom of Chinese culture with the precision of modern science through evidence-based academic sessions, Master's workshops and other special events designed to foster an exchange of knowledge and cultures.

This Symposium will be the first of its kind in the United States. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to study with five of China's top Masters along with well respected scholars carefully selected for their unique and highly professional level of expertise in the scientific study and examination of Tai Chi Chuan.

Arrive early and begin your Symposium experience by attending one of the best birthday parties in the country. The Nashville 4th of July celebration offers family fun, great food, live music and spectacular fireworks displays. In addition, join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Symposium sponsor, the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association.

The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange is a one-of-a-kind forum that offers the opportunity to network with others who seek a deeper understanding of how the practice of Tai Chi Chuan can enhance health, wellness and quality of life.

Who Should Attend

  • Everyone interested in Tai Chi Chuan
  • Tai Chi and Qigong teachers/practitioners of all styles
  • Tai Chi and Qigong researchers
  • Health care professionals (i.e. - Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, etc.)
  • Health care and public health care planners/policy makers/providers
  • Health promotion professionals, fitness instructors, personal trainers
  • Health promotion planners for YMCAs, active-aging groups, senior centers, health clubs, health and fitness magazines
  • Educators, school administrators, special education and physical education instructors

The Symposium was a Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported us! You can further support us by buying T-shirts, 16-Form Book, Program and Special Edition Journal here.

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Presentations Posted

You can see some of the presentations under Academics . We were unable to contact all the presenters, but are happy to post your presentation. Please email

New information now available on the Symposium page.

Go to the Symposium page of this website or click here to view new detailed information on the schedule of events, Grandmaster daily keynote address and workshops, pre-symposium workshops, academic presentations, the Silk Road Bazaar....and much more.   

Vendor Opportunities at the Silk Road Bazaar

Interested in displaying and selling your products at the Silk Road Bazaar? Click here.

Advertise Your Products in the Symposium Program Book

Click here for an application form for placing your ad in the Symposium Program Book or contact Lauren Wade ( for more information or to place an order.

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The art of Tai Chi Chuan is one of the greatest gifts China has to share with the world. When practiced correctly, the potential benefits of this art are extensive.

The International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium
Health, Education and Cultural Exchange
is brought to you by

The International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association

Celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary

We gratefully Acknowledge Our Partners
Whose Support Helps Us Bring You Tai Chi Chuan To Its Fullest


Experience Tai Chi Chuan to its fullest.
Once learned, it is a treasure that can last a lifetime.

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Phone: 615-618-8096 - Fax: 502-863-3484
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