Dear Martial Arts Aﬁcionados,
I cordially invite you to attend our KUNG FU TAI CHI 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL. Our historic event will be held in downtown San Jose, California, on May 19-21, 2017. Our celebration will be spread over three days and consists of several events. On Friday evening, we will be staging a once-in-a-lifetime demonstration and performance of Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival Grandmasters LIVE! On Saturday and Sunday, we will be holding the 9th Annual Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship. This is under the Tiger Claw Elite Championships and on Saturday, it will be paired with the Tiger Claw Elite Taekwondo Championships. Saturday evening we’ll be partnering with the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association for an awards banquet in celebration of our 25th anniversary and IWSD’s 30th anniversary. And last but far from least, Sunday we will be holding our 6th Annual KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY.
The Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival Grandmasters LIVE! will be a gathering of the world’s best Kung Fu masters and grandmasters. This theatrical performance will be staged in San Jose’s historic California Theater. Seldom is such a powerful congregation of top Kung Fu masters assembled together under one roof. General tickets are $40, but a limited number of VIP tickets are available for the entire event. These VIP passes grant access to VIP Section for Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival Grandmasters LIVE! plus a private VIP reception prior to the performance.
The 9th Annual Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship will be held once again in the spacious South Hall of San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. Like in 2016, the competition will be split so the external events will compete on Saturday and the internal events on Sunday. Our showcase division, the 8th Annual WildAid Tiger Claw Championship, will be held on Sunday. This special competition benefits WildAid and their work to preserve endangered species in the wild. And new this year, the IWSD Push Hands King Championship will be held.
The KUNG FU TAI CHI 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL Awards Banquet with IWSD will be an unprecedented meeting of two influential Chinese Martial Arts organizations, coming together to celebrate. Tickets are $55 each. If you want to reserve a table for your school, organization, or friends and family, a 10-seat table can be reserved for $500.
The 6th Annual KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY will be held on Sunday, alongside Day Two of the Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship. It is a day of demonstrations and workshops. If your school and/or organization is interested in performing or hosting booths, please contact Gigi Oh or Gene Ching for more information.
I hope to see you at our KUNG FU TAI CHI 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL. This will be a landmark event that you won’t want to miss. A limited number of VIP All Access Passes will be available for $200 each. These provide complete access to all of the events along with special commemorative souvenirs.
Gigi Oh, Publisher, Kung Fu Tai Chi & KungFuMagazine.com