Shaolin Chi Mantis & Tai Chi Youth have been 'throwing' tournaments since 1994 when Buddha Zhen got frustrated at the lack of opportunities for his students to compete and develop their Tai Chi and Push Hands skills.
Starting 2008, Buddha Kung Fu will be the primary sponsor of our Kung Fu and Tai Chi events and tournaments. Shaolin Chi Mantis will continue to provide curriculums and rules for Buddha Kung Fu events and Tai Chi Youth will continue to also sponsor these events for TCY students and nonprofit fundraising.
The JULY PUSH HANDS TOURNAMENT is the "Buddha Kung Fu Summer Push Hands Tournament."
The SEPTEMBER PUSH HANDS TOURNAMENT is the "Buddha Kung Fu California Push Hands Championship." This CHAMPIONSHIP has the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the July Push Hands Tournament waiting until the end of the tournament to defend their titles.
The NOVEMBER PUSH HANDS TOURNAMENT is the "Buddha Kung Fu Annual Chinese Gongfu and Taijiquan Tournament." Push Hands competitions will end the tournament after Kung Fu Open Hand Forms and Kung Fu Weapons competitons. There is a separate competition for Tai Chi performance also.