Aims and Objectives
- To promote the trainings of both the body and the mind for good health and well-being through the learning of this ancient martial art of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) originated from China.
- To provide for its members instructions through trainings and seminars, educational materials and immense opportunities which in turn foster their self-defence skills and personal advancements.
- To inculcate, foster and improve the spirit of friendship, respect and mutual understandings among its members and other races in the country so as to garner abundance of racial and religious tolerances.
- To diligently and conscientiously research and delve more deeply into the principles of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) principles of yin & yang that is equivalent to our quest of adopting the tolerant “give and take” principles in our society at large so as to increase the level of understandings of such and be able to display these moral values in our everyday lives.
- To organize seminars and courses with the view of improving the proficiencies and standards of the art of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Quan) in Sabah.
All application for membership must be proposed by an existing member of the Association and that filled application form shall be forwarded to the Secretary General together with an official receipt of the Association as an indication of payment of fee for such membership. The Central Committee, being the approving authority of the Association for such application for memberships reserves the absolute right and discretion to reject such application for membership without having to assign any reason thereof.
A member of Malaysian citizenship, who is 18 years old and above and residing in Kota Kinabalu and whose application has been approved, shall be entitled to all privileges as stipulated in the Association’s rules and constitution provided that all prescribed fees and subscriptions due by that member to the Association are paid up. Such membership has full voting rights and can hold any post in the Association.
The Central Committee may admit and approve any Ordinary Member of the Association who has been active for not less than 24 (twenty four) months to become a Life Member upon a one-time payment of RM1000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia One Thousand Only). A Life Member is exempted from payment of the monthly subscription fees and shall enjoy all the privileges of an Ordinary Member. However, a Life Membership may be renounced by a Biennial General Meeting on disciplinary grounds.
Any applicant of Malaysian citizenship who is 18 years old and above and residing outside of Kota Kinabalu is eligible to apply for an Associate Membership by filling in the Association’s application form provided the prescribed entrance fee and the half-yearly (six months) subscription fees have been paid in full during the time of application. The privileges of an Associate Membership will be equivalent to that of an Ordinary Membership except that the former shall not attend any meetings of the Association, has no voting rights and shall not be elected as a member of the Central Committee in an election.
Any application from under age applicants (below 18 years of age) shall have the written consent from parents or guardians by filling in the Association’s application form. However, they shall have no voting rights.
No University or University College students shall be admitted as a member of the Association without the prior written consent of the Vice-Chancellor of the University or University College concerned.
Termination of Membership
- Any member may resign his membership by giving to the Secretary General a notice in writing to the effect in advance. Every such notice shall, unless otherwise expressed, be deemed to take effect immediately. Any dues paid in advance shall not, however, be refundable.
- Failure to pay the annual subscription for more than 2 (two) years consecutively.
- Having acted contrary to the rules stipulated in this constitution.
- Having acted or behaved in words or deeds against the honor and reputation of the Association and the art of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan).
- Any member or an affiliate itself expelled on disciplinary grounds.
- Any member whose membership being terminated due to Article 5(5) and 6(2) to 6(4) or any other reason shall be given the opportunity to appeal for defense and explanation within 2 (two) weeks from the date of notice of termination. The decision for the appeal by an Extraordinary Meeting shall be final.