Wednesday, January 31, 2024

MMTCA Newsletter February 2024


“To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do.”

-Vironika Tugaleva


Happy February, and on the 10th, Happy Year of the Wood Dragon! Although challenging, the Wood Dragon year is full of prosperity and good fortune. All Dragon years are full of creativity, passion, courage, and confidence. Lots of energy and POWER! If it’s your year, don’t say no my Dragons!!!

Our schedule, curriculum, and class times remain the same.

We are celebrating Chinese New Year on the 10th with a demo and banquet. Let me know if you didn’t get an invite.

Book suggestion- The Breathing Cure by Patrick McKeown

There are only two spots open for the Twin Willows Retreat in June. Let me know if you want a space or are interested in going. Details are attached.

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Both new years are a time for renewal, reflection, goal setting, and dream making. Let your dreams become reality. Dream big, my friends, it’s still free, and legal!

-Sifu Ray

“I’ve built my life around my practice.”

-Master J. Richard Roy

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my phone- 1-218-341-9894








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Twin Willows T'ai Chi will be hosting a retreat in in June of 2024 at Pinebrook Retreat Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.  Lodging, meals, and instruction in a beautiful scenic area for just $500.  The retreat will be in the spirit of the Deer Mountain and Warm Springs retreats.  The agenda and additional information below and in the attachment.  Space is limited and there are only a few spots left.  Please contact me soon to reserve your spot.




T’ai Chi Retreat with Ray Hayward

June 20, 21, 22, and 23 – 2024


Thursday, June 20th 5:00PM On

Room Selection, Introductions, and Orientation

We will be lodging with 3 people in a room.  Pick your roommates and your room, and then gather in the Echo 3 Hall for Introductions and orientation.


Friday, June 21st 8:00AM-10:00AM

TCC Workout

Each morning will start with a complete workout.  We will do warm-ups, meditation, forms, and weapons.


Friday, June 21st 10:30AM-12:30PM

Praying Mantis Sticking Hands

Learn Praying Mantis two-person drills (similar to the Hsing-I two-person).  Learn to incorporate Sensitivity, Sticking, and Technique.


Friday, June 21st 2:30PM-4:30PM

Pa Kua Sword – Part I

Learn the straight sword form of the Pa Kua system performed on the circle.


Friday, June 21st 6:30PM On

T'ai Chi/Liang Lineage

Learn the origin of T’ai Chi and the Yang Family Lineage with specific emphasis on Master T.T. Liang’s teachers.  Learn from where and from whom all the forms we do come.


Saturday, June 22nd 8:00AM-10:00AM

TCC Workout

Warm-ups, meditation, forms, and weapons.


Saturday, June 22nd 10:30AM-12:30PM

Advance T’ai Chi Two-Person Drills and Training

Learn advanced Pushing Hands drills and practices beyond the basic 13 drills.


Saturday, June 22nd 2:30PM-4:30PM

Pa Kua Sword – Part II

Continue learning the straight sword form of the Pa Kua system performed on the circle.


Saturday, June 22nd 6:30PM On

Video Night

Watch video of Cheng Man-Ch’ing, T. T. Liang, Wai Lun Choi, Paul Gallagher, Ray Hayward and many others doing T’ai Chi, Pa Kua, Hsing-I, Liu Ho Pa Fa, Praying Mantis, and much more; with commentary by Ray and Bryan.


Sunday, June 23rd 8:00AM-10:00AM

TCC Workout

Warm-ups, meditation, forms, and weapons.


Sunday, June 23rd 10:30AM-12:30PM

Pa Kua Sword – Part III

Continue learning the straight sword form of the Pa Kua system performed on the circle.


Sunday, June 23rd 2:30AM-4:30PM


This session will be discussed at the retreat.  It is available if people want to stay and continue to study and practice.





$500 (includes Lodging, Meals, and Training) / $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit due immediately to reserve spot.  Limited availability.

Preferred payment method – Venmo (ID - @BryanDavis28) or PayPal (ID -

Cash or checks accepted, make checks payable to Bryan Davis.

Email to confirm your attendance.




5339 Pinebrook Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Pinebrook Bible Conference & Retreat in East Stroudsburg, PA



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