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March 15, 2019

Congratulations to our Laoshi Karim-Ben Saunders who has completed training to be a certified International Tai Chi Chuan Judge.

February 06, 2019

 Antonio successfully earned his 2nd degree yellow sash! Congratulations on your hard work and dedication. 

December 12, 2018

Worcester Telegram & Gazette feature article!

November 17, 2018

Check out this article featuring our World Cup Team - with the spotlight on World Champion Anthony Casella!

October 27, 2018

Congratulations Team America! Anthony Casella, Danielle Whitstone and Nicole Tadgell earned medals or placed in their divisions. Our friends at Tai Chi and Qigong with Fang Association Sherry Malone and Peter Trenouth also earned medals! An amazing trip for all!

Very special thanks to Sifu Fang Chi Lee and Laoshi Karim-Ben Saunders.

January 31, 2018

Antonio earns his Yellow Sash! Congratulations for your hard work!

October 21, 2017

Laoshi Karim-Ben with Master Mandy Chan on location filming for upcoming movie "Exit Plan"

October 07, 2017

Congratulations to gold medalist Anthony Casella! 

April 25, 2017

Congratulations to Antonio MacGregor for earning his White Sash 1st Degree Certificate!

April 07, 2017

Congratulations to Shawn Whitney and Catherine Whitney for achieving their Level 1 Tai Chi certifications!

April 04, 2017

Hard work and dedicated practice have earned these two students their level one certificates. Anthony Casella achieved Level 1 Tai Chi Chuan, and Jeff Mort Level 1 Bagua Zhang. ​Congratulations!

March 18, 2017

Congratulations to Anthony Casella and Nicole Tadgell for participating in the Shaolin Kung Fu Centers/New England Kung Fu’s In-House Tournament Saturday!


Anthony won the gold medal in Advanced Tai Chi, Advanced Tai Chi Weapons, and Advanced Push Hands. Nicole won the gold medal in Intermediate Tai Chi and silver in Intermediate Tai Chi Weapons. 

November 05, 2016

3rd USA Tai Chi Cup


Congratulations to Anthony Casella, who won a Gold Medal in Tai Chi Forms at the 3rd USA Tai Chi Cup hosted by Malee's School of Tai Chi & Kung Fu held at Nomads Adventure Quest.

October 01, 2016

2016 ICMAC Tournament

Congratulations to Catherine Whitney and Anthony Casella! Both won gold medals at the 2016 ICMAC Tournament. Special thanks to Shawn Whitney of Quan Fa Martial Arts for support and photo!

September 24, 2016

Grand Opening Celebration!


Opening Celebration of Sifu Gary Lachapelle's New England Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy! Nicole and Jeff demonstrating Bagua. Students, friends, family and Laoshi Karim-Ben Saunders were present to support the grand opening ceremonies for the beautiful new space. Special thanks to Anthony and Ben, Full Circle students who also performed.

June 05, 2016

Wu Dao Spring Tournament

Congratulations to Nicole, Anthony and Ben for their performances in the Spring Wu Dao Tournament.  We had a great time and met some wonderful people from other martial arts schools.

Nicole competed in her very first tournament.  She competed as a beginner in the Tai Chi empty hand form, but was placed in the Advanced Tai Chi sword division. She placed second in both divisions. 

Anthony won the Tai Chi empty hand form with a great performance in Chen Tai Chi. The judges were very impressed. He also placed second in Tai Chi push hands and second in the Kung Fu division. He showed great power and grace in Nan Quan Kung Fu.

Ben competed in the Tai Chi empty hand and weapon divisions. He place 4th in both division. He showed great balance and fluidity throughout the forms.

Special thanks to Jeff Mort who came to support us and take photos!

May 07, 2016

Worcester Classics 2016 at The Habitat for Sports

Congratulations to Anthony Casella, who earned 3rd place  - Empty Hand and 4th place - Weapons Southern Style.
Very special congratulations and thanks to our friends at Worcester Kung Fu.

April 30, 2016

Celebrating 10 Years of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day


In honor of our 10th year anniversary celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Sifu Gary Lachappelle and Laoshi Karim-Ben Saunders were presented with a plaque commemorating the occasion. Special thanks to Sifu Gary, Shaolin Kung Fu of Worcester, MetroWest Kung Fu, WuDao of Cambridge, Blue Heron Tai Chi and Massage, and the many students and friends who came to spend the morning sharing our love of Tai Chi.

April 30, 2016

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Be a Part of Healing History!

The last Saturday of April each year in 100's of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together to breathe together and provide a healing vision for our world! Please join us!

Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

at the YWCA 1 Salem Square Worcester, MA.

For more information please contact Sifu Gary 508-793-2072 or Laoshi Karim 617-512-1063. Visit

February 10, 2016

NEW! 6 Week Bagua Zhang Class
Saturdays beginning February 27 through April 2, 4:00 - 6:00pm.


We are excited to offer you this continuation of your in-depth studies of the powerful practice of Bagua Zhang with Laoshi Karim-Ben Saunders. Commit to deepening & embodying your understanding of Bagua Zhang through a weekly practice by registering before February 20! (must have 8 committed students).
Contact Spencer Yoga Home 508-769-7050.

October 05, 2015

Congratulations to our Full Circle Tai Chi and Qigong Team!


On October 5th, 2015 our team competed at the 5th Annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC). ICMAC is a Worldwide Circuit promoting Friendship through Martial Arts.

Anthony Casella won a gold and silver medal in restricted and fixed step push hands, respectively. Congratulations to Anthony for his hard work, determination, competitive spirit and winning attitude which carried him to the top.

September 01, 2015

International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association Affiliate Member!


Full Circle Tai Chi and Qigong is an affiliate member of the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association. Karim-Ben Saunders' current instructor is Master Narcyz Lateki, 7th degree of the International Wushu Sanshoudao Association.

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