Blaine Taiji Academy rings in eighth anniversary

By Alyssa Evans

The Blaine Taiji Academy will celebrate its eighth anniversary in August with special events and guest lessons from a tai chi master.

Master Changrong Sun, who is based in New York, is a 12th generation Chen tai chi expert. Sun will teach at the academy for a week. Master Sun will be in town to teach from August 17 to 22.

On August 12, the academy and practitioners from Canada will perform at Peace Arch Park. Performances begin at 10 a.m. The event is a celebration of the Worldwide Day of Healthy Qigong, said academy teacher Wally Greenough.

Another tai chi celebration will be held at the Blaine Senior Center from 5 to 8 p.m. on August 19. A potluck will be held after performances are held. Those who wish to participate in the potluck are requested to contribute food.

Both events are open to the public.

Guo Cheng, who is from Beijing, China, founded the academy in 2009. A variety of tai chi classes are held at the academy, as well as Blaine Senior Center and Semiahmoo Resort.

More information about the academy is available at blainetaijiacademy.com.

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