Updated Fulltime Taijiquan Training Program at Rizhao & Daqingshan Mountain, Shandong Province, China – 2019

by James Strider on 2019/01/29

Fulltime Training Program at Rizhao & Daqingshan Mountain, Shandong Province, China

 Under the lineage of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method International Standard Bearer

Master Chen Zhonghua 

(19th Generation Chen Style & 2nd Generation Hunyuan Taijiquan)

Our Lineage of Grandmasters:

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With training locations based at the beautiful coastal city of Rizhao and picturesque Daqingshan Mountain, with both Chinese National and Native English speaking Internationally Certified Chen Style Taijiquan Instructors available for tuition, you can come to China and experience a fully immersive Full Time Training Program.

Rizhao (Sun City)

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Daqingshan Mountain

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 OUR CURRICULUM:

 No previous Taijiquan training is needed to partake in this program.

Master Chen Zhonghua and his qualified 20th Generation Instructors will start you right from the beginning of your Taijiquan journey if need be, helping all students work at their own pace in this safe, warm and inclusive environment.

This course is ideal for individuals or groups who wish to grow their knowledge of the authentic Chinese Martial Arts found in Chen Style Practical Method and XinYi Hunyuan Taijiquan, as well as those who simply strive to improve their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The majority of students who undergo this program lose weight during their stay, with many reporting diminished symptoms of Asthma, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, High blood pressure & Joint issues (to name a few) as a result of their better condition.

Encompassing 12 steps, all subjects mentioned below are covered, with availability being dependent on student demand/ability, as well as available teacher specialisation, with the expectation being that you wouldn’t want to learn everything on the list too quickly as it represents a huge body of knowledge.

We always start with the daily practice and drilling of the following three steps of
Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Tajiquan Practical Method:

  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Complete Theory
  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Jibengong (Foundations)
  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 81 Yilu (First Form)

Head Coach Chen Xu giving Yilu corrections to Jozeph from Belgium

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Once they have grasped the most important and basic aspects of Practical Method Taijiquan, students move on to the more advanced Fist/Weapon sets, Tuishou (Push Hands) and also the Hunyuan Taijiquan sets.

  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 64 Erlu/Pao Chui (Cannon Fist)
  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Jian (Sword)
  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Dao (Broadsword)
  • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Tuishou (Push Hands)

Push Hands Practice between Disciple Sunyang and International Coach James Strider

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Upon request we can also provide tuition in Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang’s Chen Style XinYi Hunyuan Taijiquan:

  • Hunyuan Qigong (Meditation)
  • Hunyuan Chansijing (Silk Reeling)
  • Hunyuan Jian (Sword)
  • Hunyuan 24 Yilu
  • Hunyuan 32 Erlu/Pao Chui (Cannon Fist)

Master Chen Zhonghua practicing Hunyuan Qigong

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OUR FACILITIES: RIZHAO

International Coach and Liaison Officer James Strider teaching International students on Rizhao beach

Rizhao Beach

 

Rizhao is a beautiful coastal city located 30 minutes drive from Rizhao Airport, 2hrs from Qingdao Airport and 1.5hrs drive from Daqinshan Mountain. Rizhao was host to the water sport elements of the 2008 Olympics, with both our Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy and Taiji Museum (or “Really Don’t Move” as its affectionately called) training centres located in the picturesque and coastal Olympic Gardens that were created for the event.

The Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Studio

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As it’s right on the coast, Rizhao is blessed with fresh air and a very pleasant climate year round. The months of August/September can be wet and humid and December/January cold, but the majority of the time it’s a very habitable city.

In the past couple of years the majority of the Practical Method training has now moved to Rizhao due to an increase of demand, excellent training and daily living facilities, along with an ease of access from Qingdao and Rizhao airports for National and International students to come and get a taste of real Taijiquan.

Students training at the Taiji Museum (“Really Don’t Move”)

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At Rizhao we have Head Coach Chen Xu, International Coach James Strider, Coach Pang Chaoli and Assistant Coach Wong Kai as our International and local student Instructors. All are 20th Generation Disciples of Chen Zhonghua and together bring decades of Chen Style Taijiquan experience to the classes held in the Sunshine City.

L-R: Coaches Wong Kai, James Strider, Chen Xu and Pang Chaoli

Coaches 2018

We always try to train outdoors whenever possible, with the Olympic Square and outside of the Really Don’t Move space (see above photo) by the Rowing Lagoon being two favourite spots for the first (6-7am) and last (7.30-9pm) classes of the day. Otherwise we practice in the Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy or the Taiji Museum.

A typical day for those attending the Rizhao Fulltime Training Program looks like this, with the expectation being that all students attend two to three of these sessions a day:

  • 06:00 1st Training Session
  • 7:00 Breakfast Break
  • 09:00 2nd Training Sessio
  • 11:00 Lunch Break/Siesta
  • 15:00 3rd Training Session
  • 17:30 Dinner Break
  • 9:30 4th Training Session
  • 21:00 Finish

 Sunrise training at the Olympic Square

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Cost of Rizhao Fulltime Training Program

All Letters of Acceptance and Accommodation are processed by International Liaison Officer James Strider.

Stays of longer than 3 months are available and require a Student Visa – Please enquire for more details at:

james@practicalmethod.com.au

As we do not currently have our own accommodation and catering in Rizhao, we recommend you stay at the Hotel Inn Plus on Heze Road, Rizhao and eat from any of the delicious food outlets found throughout Rizhao.

 Training Fees:

(Year round the daily class times above are available for you to train)

  • ¥900 for 7 Days per Week
  • ¥150 for 1 Day Pass
  • ¥300 for 1hr Private Tuition with a qualified Instructor of your choice

Accommodation

(The Hotel Inn Plus is our recommended location)

  • ¥1281 per Week Double Occupancy (includes unlimited breakfast & coffee)
  • ¥641 per Week Shared Occupancy (only upon request and the option to share with someone else is available – includes unlimited breakfast & coffee)

 A standard double room at the Hotel Inn Plus

HOME INN PLUS Food and Drinks

(Available all over the city)

  • ¥16 (¥224p/w) – ¥40 (¥560p/w) per Meal per Day (with the p/w calculations being based on 2 meals a day as breakfast is covered by the hotel)
  • Free Water! (1L of bottled water is provided by the hotel every day and there is a filtered water tap in the en-suit to refill. Filtered water is also available at our indoor training locations for free)

 Approximate Totals for Fulltime Training in Rizhao

(Includes meals, tuition and accommodation – correct at January 2019)

Total per Week for Training + Hotel (shared pp) + Food: Approx ¥2100

  • 3-Month Full Time Training Program: Approx ¥25200
  • 2-Month Full Time Training Program: Approx ¥16800
  • 1½-Month Full Time Training Program: Approx ¥12600
  • 1-Month Full Time Training Program: Approx ¥8400
  • 3-Week Full Time Training Program:  Approx ¥6300
  • 2-Week Full Time Training Program:  Approx ¥4200
  • 1hr-Additional Private Tuition: ¥300

Please enquire for more details by emailing  james@practicalmethod.com.au

OUR FACILITIES: DAQINGSHAN MOUNTAIN (DQS)

 Opening ceremony of the 2018 DQS International Taiji Competition

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Daqingshan Mountain (Holy Green Mountain) is located in a remote area of Shandong Province, 1.5hrs drive from Rizhao and 20mins to Wulian. Since its inception and foundation in 2006, Master Chen Zhonghua has grown and developed this incredible site of pristine beauty into the perfect large event hosting and full time training environment.

With 3 hotels, ranging from a basic, en suit shared dormitory set up, to an experience of 4 Star International standard luxury, you also get to enjoy locally sourced, organic, beautifully cooked cuisine.

On Dqs we have Head Coach Han Rui as our Fulltime Instructor, with the majority of attendees being Chinese students who are following a complete lifestyle change to recover from health issues or wanting to increase their martial skills.

Head Coach Han Rui leading the class with Jibengong (Foundations)

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During our annual DQS International Taiji Competition, the mountain can get fully booked out, as we receive hundreds of National and International Disciples, students and competitors for this two-day event.

For more info on the 2019 Daqingshan International Taiji Competition Click HERE

A typical day for those attending the Daqingshan Mountain Resort Fulltime Training Program looks like this, with the expectation being that all students attend at least two of these sessions a day:

  • 06:00 1st Training Session
  • 7:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 2nd Training Session
  • 11:00 Lunch Break/Siesta
  • 15:00 3rd Training Session
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 4th Training Session
  • 21:00 Finish

Master Chen Zhonghua on DQS

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Due to the clean, fresh and invigorating mountain air, training is always held outside unless the weather Gods decide otherwise (4 seasons in one day!). Practice then moves indoors into the training hall in the International Hotel, where we can easily host 150+ people practicing Taijiquan at the same time.

Training in the main hall of the International Hotel

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Cost of Daqingshan Fulltime Training Program

All Letters of Acceptance and Accommodation are processed by International Liaison James Strider.

Stays of longer than 3 months are available and require a Student Visa – Please enquire for more details at:

james@practicalmethod.com.au

(Includes all meals, tuition and accommodation)

  • 3-Month Full Time Training Program: US$3600
  • 2-Month Full Time Training Program: US$2600
  • 1½-Month Full Time Training Program: US$2000
  • 1-Month Full Time Training Program: US$1600
  • 3-Week Full Time Training Program:  US$1150
  • 2-Week Full Time Training Program:  US$800
  • 1hr-Additional Private Tuition: US$45 p/h
  • 1-Day Drop In rate: US$65 (unless around Competition Time when fees may be higher and rooms scarce) 

 

Jospeh Sword Master Chen Zonghua: 

The opening ceremony of our Qingshan International Taiji Research Institute at Rizhao Polytechnic University

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Holding workshops at Rizhao, DQS and Internationally, you can following his teaching availabilities by clicking on his CALENDAR.

 Visit www.practicalmethod.com for more information on the Practical Method &

 Follow International Liaison Officer James Strider on his journey into Full Time Study in China!

 FOR ALL ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

 JAMES STRIDER
20th Generation Chen Style Practical Method Taijiquan
Disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua
International Liaison Officer
 
WeChat ID: PracticalMethodPerth
Skype: james.strider
Tel: (Australia)+61 4477 99 515 / (China)+86 187 6633 5391

 

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About James Strider

James is a Practical Method and Hunyuan Taijiquan practitioner and International Coach. James was taught Chen Style Xin Hi Hunyuan Taijiquan by the late Grandmaster Feng himself in 2004 in Holland and met Master Chen Zhonghua in 2006 via his then Master Chen Liangsheng. James has studied with Master Chen Zhonghua in the Czech Republic, Netherlands, Singapore, China and Australia, becoming his official Disciple in 2013. In April 2017 he started a full time training schedule with Master Chen at both Daqingshan and Rizhao. James now resides between Perth, Australia and Rizhao, China, working and teaching full time for Master Chen Zhonghua as the schools International Coach & Liaison Officer. You can contact him on WeChat ID: PracticalMethodPerth Email: james@practicalmethod.com.au Tel: Australia: +61 447799515 - China: +81 18766335391

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