Abbot Shi De Li
Great News! ShaoLin Temple Abbot, Grandmaster De Li ( De Zhuo's monk brother) will visit Sun Tai Ji Quan School and coach here in September. Check it out here!
World Tai Chi Day
On Saturday, April 29th Sun Taiji School, Dong Yue Taijiquan Association and SMMS demonstrated Tai Chi, Qing Gong and Kung Fu forms at the U of D campus. It was a great celebration for World Tai Chi and Qi Gong day. There were over 200 people getting together celebrating this World Event with Lion Dance, Qi Gong instructional Demo, Tai Chi teaching and instructional demo and Kung fu Demo...
(Details and Photos)
Dong Yue Weekend:
- U. S. Dong Yue Taijiquan Association Annual Meeting - Saturday, April 8th , at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., the Lorelton. Open to all members and guests. Members are urged to bring their ideas, suggestions, and concerns for discussion with the Board of Directors.
- Dong Yue Workshops: Saturday, April 8th through Sunday, April 9th - at the Lorelton. Highlights include teaching and review of Dong Yue open hand and sword forms, as well an introduction to the Dong Yue short staff (Bang) and broad sword forms.
- U.S. Dong Yue Taijiquan Friendship Demos and Banquet - Saturday, April 8th, 2006, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Lorelton - Demonstrations of Dong Yue and other Taiji forms, Bagua, Xing Yi, and Kung Fu forms by Association members and guests, followed by a buffet-style banquet.
Qi Gong Class --- New Set
For Saturday morning Qi Gong class, Master Sun is going to offer a new Qi Gong set. The name of this set is Health preserving exercises of Emperor Qian Long who practiced this all his life and died in his 89 years old back in 17th century. We will start it on the following Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9:00. It is very good form for all different ages. The whole set takes about 15 minutes. Master Sun strongly recommends that whoever is interested in Qi Gong learn this, please. The price for this class is just $10 per class. For more inoformation [click here].
Year-End Message from Master Sun
Master Sun gave his year-end message to all the instructors and students of the schools. [click here]
The planned events for a whole new year 2006!
2005 Longwood Garden Demostration
On Sunday Nov.20, 2005, the Sun Taijiquan School and Shaolin Martial Monks School presented a fabulous demostration in Longwood Garden. Various Taiji forms, Kungfu forms, weapon forms and weapon fighting sets were performed by Master Kevin Sun and his students. Nearly 1000 people had been watching. Please check out the photos.
Chen taijiquan 36 form workshops
Master Sun, a gold medalist in Chen style taijiquan at the recent Beijing International Martial Arts competition, will teach Grandmaster Prof. Kai's 36 form Chen style taijiquan in three workshops.
Dates: Sunday Oct. 23rd, Sunday Oct 30th, and a third date to be determined.
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 per workshop. Dong Yue members: $30.
Please call Master Sun (373-2918) to register or for details.
Dong Yue taijiquan instruction video now available
The Dong Yue taijiquan 13 form instruction video by Master Sun is now available for sale. Please contact him for details.
Annual School Party and Demonstrations Nov 13
Students and members of the Sun taijiquan school, the Shaolin Martial Monks School USA, and the Dong Yue taijiquan association will have their annual party and demonstrations on Sunday, Novemeber 13, in Lorelton. The celebration will start around 2:00 pm with an optional catered Chinese dinner afterwards.
Article on Helen Thomas in the Wilmington News Journal - Crossroads Section
Congratulations to our own Helen Thomas who was featured in a recent ( 9/15/05 ) Crossroads Section of the News Journal . In addition to winning a silver medal at the August taijiquan competition in Beijing , Helen received a silver cup in recognition of being the oldest person participating in the events. The News Journal has made the article available online. Take a look! We also want to mention that as a result of this article, Helen has picked up over a dozen new students!
Chuan Shen, one of Kevin's old students, came back from China in September, and was appointed as the new webmaster. Please contact him for updates, news, questions and other webpage design issues.
Sun's China Champions!
Exciting news has arrived from The 6th Annual Beijing Chinese Martial Arts Invitational
Competition in Beijing, China. Helen Thomas won a silver medal! Tim Duhe won two
silver medals and a gold medal! If that isn't exciting enough, Master Sun won three
gold medals!!! WOW! Congratulations to Master Sun, his medal winners and the entire
team who represented us with honor at the competition. GREAT JOB! We can't wait
to hear all about your success!
Arden Fair 2005
Join us for a demo on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at the Arden Fair!
Show times are 11:30 AM and 3:15 PM. See Dominic for more information.
Join Master Sun's Web Design Team
Due to the success of Master Sun's Chinese Martial Arts schools there is a new opportunity for a
dedicated student to join Master Sun's web design team. If you have experience in
web site development and would like to be a part of a dynamic web development team contact Master Sun
for more details!
Newark Community Day 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005 there will be a demo at the Newark Community Day.
Longwood Gardens Demo
Come and see Master Sun's demo team perform on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at the
World Famous Longwood Gardens. Demos will be at 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM.
Longwood Gardens Schedule
China Competition Team Departs In August
On August 18, 2005, Master Sun and a team of his students will be departed for China to compete in the 6th Annual Beijing Chinese Martial Arts Invitational Competition. The team is made up of students from Sun Taijiquan School, The Shaolin Martial Monks School and The Dong Yue Taijiquan Association of the USA, and includes Master Kevin Sun, Helen Thomas, Tim Duhe, Maya Hong, Bahareh Zoufan and Joe Barrett. Good luck team! Travel safe!
Team Picture, Team Practice
Article on Master Sun's Tai Chi in Spark Magazine
Congratulations to Master Sun and his Tai Chi students who were featured in an article in Spark Magazine.
Spark has made the article availible online. Be sure to give it a read when you can. Sparkweekly.com Article
Professor Men and Professor Kan Open Dong Yue USA!
On Saturday, April 23, 2005, Professor Men Hui Feng and Professor Kan Gui Xiang
celebrated the inauguration of the first East Mountain (Dong Yue) Taijiquan Association
in the United States! Master Sun was honored by the Professors as the President
of newly formed East Mountain Taijiquan Association. More details.
Professor Men and Professor Kan Complete Visit.
Professor Men Hui Feng, one of the top 10 martial artists in China, and his wife,
Professor Kan Gui Xiang who is also a world famous martial artist, visited Master Sun and his
students in April. During their visit they conducted seminars on various Chinese Martial Arts
to see information on the Professors and the seminars that they conducted during their visit, be sure
to visit the Professors' info page.
THEY WERE GREAT!!!
Professor Men Hui Feng Article by Master Sun Published
Be sure to congratulate Master Sun. His article "Men Huifeng On Martial Arts Integrity and Skills"
was published in the February issue of Tai Chi Magazine. Congratulations Master Sun!
Shaolin Temple Accepts Joe Barrett
For the first time, as part of our new annual school program, a student will be sent to the
Shao Lin Temple in China. Joe Barrett is this year's participant. His journey will begin
August 18th, 2005. While at the temple, Joe will study Hard Qi Gong, various fighting styles and
techniques. Congratulations Joe! Picture
University of Delaware Study Abroad
January 3rd, 2006 University of Delaware Students will travel to China, for the "Study Abroad" program.
This trip will be led by Shifu Sun and Dr Barlow. details
New Form Posture Lists
There are now many posture lists posted for you in the "General Info" section of the website.
Master Sun has translated these lists with the assistance of Dominic Chan, Don Brabson
and Joe Barrett. See the General Information section of the website.
World Famous Shaolin Temple Grandmaster Dezhou to perform in 2005
Master Sun and Grandmaster Dezhuo
Grandmaster Dezhuo and Jet Li
Dezhuo in 2005
The December visit of world famous Grandmaster Dezhou has been postponed. Grandmaster
Dezhuo and his Shaolin monks are now planning to tour sometime in 2005. Stay tuned for updates.
Grandmaster Dezhuo is pictured above with Master Sun and Hollywood movie star Jet Li.
During their visit, Grandmaster Dezhuo and twenty Shaolin monks, will be performing in several
locations including New York, Conneticut and Atlantic City!
Vickie and Dominic in New Web Feature
Vickie Levy's latest news on her Article and Dominic Chan's pictures highlight the new web
site feature called "Along The Way". This is where you can come to learn from your fellow students
as they share their experiences. To find the new feature simply go back to the
home page and look
for the buttons in the middle of the page along the left side and then click on "Along The Way".
Welcome the new webmaster!
I wanted to let you all know that there is going to be a new webmaster
for suntaijiquan.com and eastmountaintaiji.com. Due to my professional
commitments, I no longer have the time to give the web sites the
attention that I feel they deserve. When Master Sun told me that there
was a gentleman who was willing to help our school as webmaster, a man
with both the talent and desire, I thought it best for all involved that
I step down. So as of last night I passed the torch along to the new
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Master Sun and you as your
webmaster. Since I started the initial site, suntaijiquan.com, we have
come a long way. Our first month we only had 4 hits! Master Sun,
Dominic, Kathy and little old me... In our busiest month we had over
18000 hits to the entire site. As you can see from the counter, over
10000 people have visited the main page alone. We have come a long way
and with the cooperative links to smmsusa.org and our additional
contacts around the world through Professor Men, Professor Kan and the
DongYue Taijiquan Association, the site will certainly continue to grow
I wanted to thank Master Sun for this opportunity to serve and his
support and patience along the way. Thanks to Dominic for getting the
ball rolling on suntaijiquan website. A very special thank you to Kathy
for putting in countless hours behind the scenes to make the site better
and better as we went along and thank you to each and every one of you
for using the site and offering feedback. You certainly helped me
support our school. I could not have done it without you all! THANK YOU!
Please show your new webmaster, Carlos, the same amount of support that
you have shown me so that together we can take the school to the next
level. I will be available to Carlos to ease the transition as he takes
over both websites but he is now your webmaster. Congratulations Carlos,
it is truly an honor...
As a special "thank you" to you for all your help and support during my
time as webmaster I wanted to leave you with my personal favorite from
the website archives... Thank you all! -- Ted
On Sunday May 9, 2004 Master Sun's Ba Gua students were honored by
several demonstrations of Chinese Martial arts, including the following
demonstration of Chen Style Taijiquan. Note: Windows Media Player
Required. High Speed Connection Suggested.