Welcome to Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association

Bow Sim Mark

In 1976, Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark founded the first Chinese Wushu Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Its purpose was to promote the study and practice of traditional and standardized martial arts from China. The Institute and its affiliated schools around the world offer a variety of classes, seminars, and publications.

Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark is a world renowned expert in tai chi and wu dang sword. She was named Inside Kung Fu magazine’s Woman of the Year in 1994 and 1996, and has been extensively featured in media coverage of Chinese martial arts in the US and internationally. She is the author of a popular series of books on wushu. Her son, Donnie Yen, is one of Asia’s top action stars.

* Celebrate World Tai Chi Day in Boston with the BSMTCAA!

Posted by jean on April 16, 2014
* Celebrate World Tai Chi Day in Boston with the BSMTCAA!

The Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts association will be performing for World Tai Chi Day on Saturday April 26 at 10 AM on Boston’s Greenway, in the park next to the Chinatown Gate, and on Sunday April 27 at 11:30 AM on the Boston Common, near Charles Street. The Sunday event runs from 11 AM to 3 PM, and will include demos and workshops by different schools. Call us at 617–426–0958 (evenings only) for more information.

    * Seminar with Master Rick Wong on Sunday, April 6

    Posted by jean on March 27, 2014
    * Seminar with Master Rick Wong on Sunday, April 6

    Master Rick Wong will teach a seminar at the Lincoln St school on Sunday April 6 from 1 to 3 PM on “The Role of Joint Play in Tai Chi.” The seminar will cover joint anatomy and how alignment can be manipulated for painful joint lock or conversely, therapeutic joint mobilization. Students will learn to feel how joints work. Rick Wong is a senior physical therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and has studied traditional kung fu and contemporary wushu for more than 30 years in both the United States and China. $40.

    For more information, call 617–426–0958 (evenings only) or contact us through http://www.taichiarts.com/

    Rick Wong’s website: http://www.rickwongsmartialarts.com/

      * Seminar with Master Siu Yin Mark on Friday, March 14

      Posted by jean on March 12, 2014
      * Seminar with Master Siu Yin Mark on Friday, March 14

      Master Siu Yin Mark will teach a qigong seminar at the Lincoln St. school in Boston’s Chinatown on Friday March 14, from 6:45 to 8:15 PM. The class, which is open to new students, will cover qigong and posture work, plus an introduction to Fu style tai chi. Cost: $40. Email taichiarts@yahoo.com for more information.

        * BSMTCAA Chinese New Year party on Feb. 23

        Posted by jean on Feb. 14, 2014
        * BSMTCAA Chinese New Year party on Feb. 23

        The Boston branch of the BSMTCAA will celebrate the Year of the Horse with an open house at the Lincoln St. school from 3:30 to 5 PM on Feb. 23, followed by dinner at the Golden Gate restaurant.

        130 Lincoln Street
        Boston, MA 02111–2506

        Telephone: 617–426–0958 (evenings only)

          * Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association performance Feb. 9

          Posted by jean on Feb. 4, 2014
          * Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association performance Feb. 9

          The Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association team will perform at the Boston Children’s Museum on Sunday Feb. 9 at 1:30 PM. Master Leda Elliott will present her family wushu class, and there will be demos of tai chi, pakua, and sword. The performance is free with Museum admission. Location: 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
          (617) 426–6500

            * THE MONKEY KING is the #1 movie in the world!

            Posted by jean on Feb. 4, 2014
            * THE MONKEY KING is the #1 movie in the world!

            Donnie Yen’s latest film, THE MONKEY KING, is breaking box office records in China and outranked every other movie in the world in box office for its opening weekend. Congratulations, Donnie. We’re all very proud of you.

            http://variety.com/2014/film/news/monkey-king-reigns-at-china-and-global-box-office-1201083571/

            http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/the-monkey-king-china-box-office

            http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1412423/donnie-yen-talks-about-challenges-his-latest-role-monkey-king

              * New beginning sword classes at Boston branch of BSMTCAA

              Posted by jean on Jan. 30, 2014
              * New beginning sword classes at Boston branch of BSMTCAA

              The Boston branch of the Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association, located at 130 Lincoln St. in Boston (near South Station), is offering beginning sword classes on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 PM, starting 2/5/14. Call 617–426–0958 (evenings only) or email taichiarts@yahoo.com for more information.

                * Donnie Yen's latest film, SPECIAL IDENTITY, to get US release

                Posted by jean on Jan. 16, 2014
                * Donnie Yen's latest film, SPECIAL IDENTITY, to get US release

                SPECIAL ID, the latest Donnie Yen film to burn up the screens in Asia, will get a US release this spring from Well Go USA. Check out the trailer here:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9RKBGFmL_c

                  * Just in time for the holidays!

                  Posted by jean on Nov. 27, 2013
                  * Just in time for the holidays!

                  The BSMTCAA has opened a store on Cafe Press featuring a coffee mug and tote bag printed with Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark’s iconic logo, incorporating elements of tai chi, pakua, and wudang sword.

                  Get it here:
                  http://www.cafepress.com/bowsimmarktaichiarts

                    * Check us out on Facebook and Youtube!

                    Posted by jean on June 14, 2013
                    * Check us out on Facebook and Youtube!

                    The Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association has re-launched our Facebook page and Youtube channel. Check us out!

                    http://www.youtube.com/user/CWRItaichiarts

                    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bow-Sim-Mark-Tai-Chi-Arts-Association/114431485311811

                      * Donnie Yen to star in CROUCHING TIGER sequel!

                      Posted by jean on May 19, 2013
                      * Donnie Yen to star in CROUCHING TIGER sequel!

                      Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark’s son Donnie Yen will star in the upcoming CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON sequel, to begin production early next year by The Weinstein Company. Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role from the first film, and Yuen Woo-ping will direct.
                      For more information: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/weinstein-yen-talk-crouching-tiger-sequel-1200483719/

                      In other Donnie Yen news, SPECIAL ID (formerly SPECIAL IDENTITY) is finalizing distribution, ICEMAN is in post-production, and the long-awaited 3D THE MONKEY KING is slated for release in November of this year. He is about to begin shooting LAST OF THE BEST, followed by THE MASTER and DRAGON CITY.

                        * Salute to Donnie Yen at the New York Asian Film Festival

                        Posted by jean on June 8, 2012
                        * Salute to Donnie Yen at the New York Asian Film Festival

                        The annual New York Asian Film Festival will present Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark’s son, actor Donnie Yen, with the 2012 Star Asia Award. Donnie will also introduce screenings of THE LOST BLADESMAN, SHA PO LANG, and WU XIA at Lincoln Center on July 7–9 as part of the festival.

                        Read about Donnie’s career on the festival website:
                        http://www.subwaycinema.com/nyaff12/category/guests/donnie-yen/

                          * Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine!

                          Posted by jean on June 17, 2011
                          * Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine!

                          The Boston Globe has just posted an article and video about Grandmaster Mark and her school on their website. The article will be the cover story in this Sunday’s Globe magazine section.

                          http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/2011/0619/

                          Or watch the video on Youtube:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJWnUu3Jnnk

                            Lifetime Achievement Award for Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark

                            Posted by jean on Feb. 10, 2009
                            Lifetime Achievement Award for Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark

                            On March 14 2009, the World Martial Arts Federation will give a Lifetime Achievement Award to Grandmaster Mark in recognition of her many years of teaching and performing wushu. If anyone is interested in attending the banquet, contact the Boston school at 617–426-0958.