Dear Judges,

Happy Year of the Rooster!  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine and we’re celebrating by expanding the Tiger Claw Elite Championship & KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY into a three-day event – the Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival!  We hope you can support us in what will surely be one for the history books. 

Tiger Claw Elite Judges’ Meeting
Tiger Claw Headquarters, Fremont
We are holding two preparatory meetings to review rules and update you on changes.  You need only attend one of these meetings.  Lunch will be provided.
April 30, 2017: 10AM-1PM
May 4, 2017: 11AM-2PM

May 19-21: Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival
San Jose Convention Center’s South Hall
Our format for the Tiger Claw Elite Championship will be mostly the same as last year, however we are adding a theatrical performance on Friday, Grandmasters LIVE! at San Jose’s opulent California Theater, and on Saturday, a banquet at Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Cupertino.  Both the performance and banquet require separate tickets, so if you wish to attend, visit for more information.

Please sign up for any of these events with TCJU coordinator Chris Lewin at (510-668-1100).  For Tiger Claw Judges’ Union members,  please visit to see if your photo has been posted.  If it has not, please email a photo to Chris and we’ll get that added as soon as possible.

We ask that you RSVP with your availability for any of the following times. The available Judges’ shifts are:

Saturday: Contemporary and Traditional (South Hall):
·  Morning shift: 8:00 AM (sharp) to 1:30 PM or
· All Day: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Sunday: Internal, Teams, and Special Divisions (South Hall):
· Morning shift: 8:00 AM (sharp) to 12:00 Noon or
· All Day: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

All Judges will receive an official Judge’s T-shirt, All-Access Pass, and a Thank You Gift Bag.  If you judge All Day (or two shifts), you will also receive a complimentary meal in our VIP Tent (for South Hall) and a Free One-Year Subscription to Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine.  If you judge for Two All Day shifts (or four shifts), you will also receive an honorary custom-made Tiger Claw Elite Championship Medal. 

We hope to see you at the next event, if not sooner!

Gene Ching, TCJU Organizing Committee
Associate Publisher, Kung Fu Tai Chi &