Join Evansville Tai Chi master Ron Weatherford at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016, on the NextEra Energy Main Stage upper lawn to participate in the Ferdinand Folk Festival's first Tai Chi session. Dress comfortably and learn simple breathing techniques and slow, relaxing exercises that help circulate energy throughout the body. Start your day at the Folk Fest with the healthy and peaceful experience of Tai Chi. The session will last approximately 45 minutes.
Sifu (meaning master or skilled leader) Ron Weatherford began training in the Chinese style of martial art in 1977. His kung fu teacher, Sifu David Hobgood, included Tai Chi along with martial art training. Ron received his 1st degree Black Sash in Tai Lung Kuen Tao in 1980 and his 2nd degree in 1983. To enhance what he had learned about Tai Chi during his martial art training, he began a life-long study of Chi Gung and Tai Chi. From 1985 through today, he has studied many different methods and styles as well as including the study of Reiki. Since 1996, he has been teaching martial art, Chi Gung and Tai Chi on a full-time basis along with sharing Reiki as the need arises. In recent years, he has trained in seminars with Chi Gung Master Kenneth Cohen in St. Louis and Tai Chi Master Margaret Muskoph at the Kordes Enrichment Center in Ferdinand. For more information click here. Find Ron on Facebook.
Note: Sifu Ron will also lead a Tent Talk Q&A about Tai Chi at 1:00 pm in the North Tent by the totem pole next to the children's playground.