Slanted FlyingJournal of Tai Chi Chuan


Tai Chi Park Was Built As Tribute For A Teacher

Tai Chi park 1A group of Tai Chi Chuan practitioners in Bethesda, Maryland have built a special Park in memory of David C. Chen who was their beloved Tai Chi teacher. After he passed away in 2005, Chen’s students wanted to do something to honor his memory.

For the many years that David Chen had taught in Bethesda, he held practices on Saturday mornings outdoors at Cabin John Regional Park. His students wanted to continue that tradition and came up with the idea for a Tai Chi Park where anyone could come for free to practice and learn Tai Chi in the spirit and memory of their teacher.

In 2006, his students began the process for building the memorial park. They surveyed the local community for support of the project. A local architect donated his time to develop the plans for the Tai Chi park.

In 2011 the project was approved by the Montgomery County where the park is situated, and in June the official ground breaking for the project began. The David C. Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda, MD officially opened on September 17, 2011.





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