Every year, Sifu Gary Lachapelle brings the Shaolin Kung Fu Centers to attend the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships, coordinated by Master Yao Li. This year, the event was Saturday, November 6, 2010.  As you can see in the videos below, this year Joshua Grant included a push hands division, resulting in an excellent turn out and opportunity for many to learn.

group photo - Shaolin Kung Fu Centers at Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Attending from Shaolin Kung Fu Centers in Worcester, MA were: Sifu Gary, Sije Cheyenne, Si-hing Benjie (Pedro), Coach Jose, Dylan, Tian, Matt, Kevin, Nick, Noriyoshi, AJ, Aden, Isaac, our special guest Erin, and our Simo.  Also in the photo here are Master Yao (far right in photo) and Joshua Grant (far left in photo) who were the tournament hosts.

Push Hands

Push Hands 1

Matt and his opponent perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships

Push Hands 2

Nick and his opponent perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships

Push Hands 3


Kevin and Walter perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships

Push Hands 4


Kevin and his 2nd opponent perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Push Hands 5


Two opponents square off to perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Push Hands 6


Matt and Bruce perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Push Hands 7


Walter and his opponent squares off to perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Push Hands 8


Bruce and his opponent squares off to perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Push Hands 9


Bruce and his opponent perform push hands in the opening event in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Push Hands 10


Sudden-death 1-point final match as Bruce faces his opponent in push hands

Female Teen Sparring

Female Teen Sparring 1


Sije Cheyenne and Erin compete in point sparring in the Female Teen Sparring Division – Boston Kung Fu Tai Che Championships 2010

Female Teen Sparring 2


Erin competes in point sparing in the Female Teen Sparing Division – Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Female Teen Sparring 3


Sije Cheyenne and Erin point spare in the final round.

Teen Short Weapons

Teen Short Weapons 1


Dylan presents broadsword at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Teen Short Weapons 2


Competitor #2 presents broadsword at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Teen Short Weapons 3


Erin performs double kama at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Sparring Over 1Yr

Men’s Sparring  Over 1Yr – 1


Si-hing Bengie spars his 1st opponent in Men’s Sparring 1yr and Over – 1 – Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Sparring Over 1Yr – 2


Coach Jose squares off with his 1st sparring opponent in Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Sparring Over 1Yr – 3


Si-hing Bengie squares off with his second opponent in Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Sparring Over 1Yr – 4


Si-hing Bengie faces his third opponent in Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Sparring Over 1Yr – 5


Si-hing Bengie faces his fourth opponent in Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Male Teen Sparring

Male Teen Sparring – 1


Tian and his opponent face each other in Male Teen Sparring in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Male Teen Sparring – 2


Dylan faces his first opponent in Male Teen Sparring in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Male Teen Sparring – 3


Dylan spars his second opponent in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Special Performances

Special Performances – 1


Special performance #1 at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Special Performances – 2


Special performance #2 at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Special Performances – 3


Special performance #3 at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men Open Hand Forms, Under 1 Year

Men Open Hand Forms, Under 1 Yr – 1


Kevin performs Bok Pai Chuan and Babu Chuan in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men Open Hand Forms, Under 1 Yr – 2


Nik performs Bok Pai Chuan and Babu Chuan in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships

Men Open Hand Forms, Under 1 Yr – 3


Contestant 3 performs in Men’s Open Hand Forms Under 1 yr in Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships

Men Open Hand Forms, Under 1 Yr – 4


Contestant 4 performs Open Hand Form under yr 1 in Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men Short Weapon

Men Short Weapon – 1


Contestant 1 performs broadsword in the Men Short Weapon – 1 – Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men Short Weapon – 2


Contestant 2 performs straight sword at Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men Short Weapon – 3


Si-hing Bengie performs Hua Quan Broadsword at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men Short Weapon – 4


Matt performs Hua Quan Double Sticks at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 1


Coach Jose performs Babu Chuan at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 2


Si-hing Bengie performs Bok Lin Fa at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 3


Contestant 3 performs Open Hand Form at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 4


Contestant 4 performs Open Hand Form in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 5


Contestant 5 performs Open Hand Form in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 6


Contestant 6 performs Open Hand Form in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 7


Matt performs Sher Ba Chuan in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010

Men’s Open Hand Forms Over 1yr – 8


Contestant 8 performs Open Hand Form in the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Championships 2010