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About Shanren Academy

Shanren Academy was opened by Master Ding Mingye hoping to promote traditional taiji in the US.

2016 Winter Schedule

Announcing new Winter schedule for Shanren Academy (Louisville)
Until late March, Shanren Academy at Louisville will be holding classes indoors at Yoga Knot.
Yoga Knot is located at 2000B Frankfort Avenue. Simply go up the steps.
Times for group classes include:
Tuesdays at 9:30am to 10:30am for Qi Gong/Yang style tai chi
Wednesdays at 5:15pm to 6:15pm for Qi Gong/Chen style tai chi
Thursdays at 9:30am to 10:30am for Qi Gong/Yang style tai chi
Fridays at 5:15pm to 6:15pm for Qi Gong/Chen style tai chi
Saturdays at 4:30pm tp 5:30pm for Qi Gong/Chen style tai chi
Also be sure to sign up with Yoga Knot for excellent classes for Hot Yoga and/or Yamuna Body Rolling with Tom/Melonie.
Times for Shanren Academy at Elizabethtown continue as scheduled.
Please check with the Shanren Academy calendar regularly at to keep up with future changes!
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Posted by on January 6, 2016 in Announcements, General


2014 (Golden State) USAWKF International/National Wushu Championships

Golden State 2014Team Shanren Academy was able to compete in the 2014 (Golden State) USAWKF International/National Wushu Championships on the weekend of June 14th and 15th.

Accomplishments included:

1st place Chen Style – Other

4th place Chen Style Straight Sword

Here is a photo of Master Ding and student, Scott Hall, accepting 1st place trophy for Chen Style – Other. Scott performed a shorted version of the Chen Style – Hong Form 1st Routine.

Overall, there were 491 total competitors for over 100 separate events for gongfu/taiji performances with almost over 2,000 spectators.

Congratulations to Team Shanren Academy!

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Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


2014 Winter break

Winter Break!

Shanren Academy will be on a Winder break as Master Ding travels to China from January 13th to February 17th to teach and visit with family.

Classes will begin again on February 20th.

Also stay tuned for exciting announcements as Shanren Academy begins offering classes in Elizabethtown!

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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized


2013 Asian Showcase

Master Ding performing Chen style Hong form Er Lu (2nd Routine) at the 2013 Asian Showcase sponsored by the Asian Institute at the Crane House.

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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in General, Taiji Ch’uan


Thursday evening taiji class at 6:30pm added to schedule

Announcing that we have added another group class Thursday evenings at 6:30 at Robinson Park, located behind the Post Office on 8127 Lagrange Rd, 40222.2.

This class will include all forms and levels of taijiquan.

Class is held next to the 2nd pavilion near the back of the park. In case of bad weather, class will be held under the pavilion.

If any questions about registering, please call Yueling Zhang at the office of Dr. James Odell, 502-429-8835.


World Taiji Qigong Day 2013 Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who came out for World Qigong and Taiji Day 2013!

We got to practice the fine Qigong arts of:
Eight Pieces of Brocade and The Five Animal Frolics.

It was a great time had by all.

It especially great to meet new people and to catch up with other Qigong and Taiji enthusiasts.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in General


World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day 2013!

We would like to let everyone know that we will be having an informal celebration of World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day this Saturday on April 27th.

We are meeting at E.P. Sawyer Park from 2:30 to 4:30 to practice Tai Chi, do some QiGong, see some demonstrations, and enjoy some Tai Chi good will. We will be either at the picnic tables by the outdoor pool or to the left of the gymnasium under the trees. You can’t miss us.

Everyone is welcome! Bring a picnic (blankets and/or folding chairs) if you’d like.

Come say hello to Master Ding and connect with other Tai Chi players in the Louisville area.

If you have any question, please contact Yueling Zhang at the office of Dr. James Odell at 502-429-8835 for more information.

Hope to see you all there!

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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Announcements, General