Thanks for Your Workshop Registration

Thank you for registering for a Charlottesville T’ai Chi workshop with Grandmaster Wang Fu Lai. Because Grandmaster Wang is such a highly respected martial artist, and because he comes all the way from Taiwan to offer workshops, we all need to show respect to him through our actions. To help with this goal, here are some guidelines for the workshops.

Clothing

Wear modest loose-fitting clothes that allow you to move comfortably and cover your legs and shoulders. Shorts, tights, sports bras or tank tops are not appropriate. Please remove any jewelry.

Protocols

  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the workshop.
  • Silence your cell phones and other devices.
  • Stand and bow when Grandmaster Wang enters the room.
  • Avoid turning your back or showing the soles of your feet to Grandmaster Wang.
  • Only take notes during breaks.

Asking Questions

  • Grandmaster Wang loves to answer questions about the forms at workshops, but please keep in mind that all questions need to be translated from English into Mandarin.
  • Questions should be about the movements or postures in the forms.
  • Avoid asking about philosophy or spirituality. These are often hard to translate.
  • Do not ask about making video recordings.
  • It is best to avoid “why” questions or use the word “you”. Both of these constructions can seem impolite.
  • Don’t ask questions of other students or teachers during the workshop.

How to get the most out of a workshop

  • Watch and closely observe Grandmaster Wang.
  • Take notes during the breaks while you rest and hydrate.
  • Listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard.

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact the registrar at registrar@charlottesvilletaichi.org or (434) 214-0868

Thank you,
CTCC Workshop Team