Full Time Taijiquan Course 2011 on Daqingshan

by admin on 2011/02/23

  • Dates:
    May 6-Oct. 6, 2011 Location: Daqingshan Mountain Resort, Shandong, China.
  • Arrival information:
    Daqingshan mountain resort will assist in making travel and hotel arrangements for Beijing, Qingdao or Weifang. Flights, trains can be arranged from the above locations to Daqingshan. These services are not included in the tuition.
  • Course Contents:
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Foundations;
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Yilu;
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Cannon Fist;
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Sword;
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Broadsword;
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Push Hands;
    • Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Complete theory;
    • Hunyuan Qigong;
    • Hunyuan Silk Reeling;
    • Hunyuan Sword;
    • Hunyuan 24.
    • Hunyuan 32
  • Extra Courses (optional):
    • Mandarin Chinese classes
    • China 101: on Chinese language, culture, and society.
    • Other forms of martial arts upon request.
  • A typical day on Daqingshan:
    • starts around 5:30 in the morning. Training.
    • 7:30; breakfast
    • 9:00 am self-directed/group training.
    • 12:00 lunch
    • 2:30 pm training again.
    • 6:30 pm supper.
    • 7:30 pm evening is reserved for visitors and other get together, cultural events, reading, etc. There are also training sessions.
  • Instructional hours:
    • 2 hours of formal instruction per day.
      6:00 am to 7:00 am; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm; or 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • 2 hours of led practice time per day.
    • 6 hours of group practice time per day.
  • Instructors:
    • Chen Zhonghua: Main master. Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s disciple; Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang’s disciple; President of Hunyuantaiji Academy; Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s International Standard Bearer.
    • Sun Zhonghua: Guest master. Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang’s disciple; retired Chinese diplomat; famous artist.
    • Cai Shengye: Guest master. Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s disciple; Chinese medical doctor.
    • Hong Sen: Assistant master. Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s grandson.
    • Steven Chan: Assistant instructor. Chen Zhonghua’s disciple; three-time full time student.
  • Who Is the Program for?
    • Instructions and course design cater to people outside of China. Cultural elements are part of the course to immerse the students to the culture. Instructors are selected based on the ability to communicate in English and with physical gestures. There will be lots of Chinese students and visitors at the course. Whenever Chinese language is spoken, it will be interpreted into English. English instruction is not translated into Chinese.
    • If you’ve had the martial art bug, this is the program for you. If you had a fantasy of doing mysterious martial arts on a cloud shrouded mountain in remote China in ancient time, this is the program for you, except the ancient time part. We teach an unaltered ancient art, but in a modern facility, complete with coffee and tea! Master Chen Zhonghua’s ability and teaching is not like your average neighborhood instructor. In many ways, his “magic” is beyond what you have seen in movies (except the animation)! This will be an out of this world experience.
    • You don’t need any previous taiji training to be part of this program. Master Chen will start you up right from the beginning. Any previous habits will be eliminated during the course of study.
    • If you don’t want to be the best martial artist, you will come out with much improved health! This comes in a variety of ways. Students in the past have healed from asthma, heart problems, arthritis, fibromyalgia, knee problems, etc. Most students have lost weight!
  • Certification:
    • There will be a Certificate of Attendance given to each participant.
    • Fulltime Course Certification is given only to those who successfully completes three-month or more of full time training. This will also include the completion of the entire course contents as outlined in course information.
    • Level One Instructor Certificate is given to those who complete one month of training.
    • Full Instructor Certificate is given to all who receive the full time course certificates.
    • Specific Certificates are also available for designated studies. For example, a student can spend one week to learn and receive a certificate for the teaching of Hunyuan Qigong only.
  • Website Access
    • All students will have access to some private posts that are not available to non-full time students.
    • All students will have free access to posts (videos mostly) at www.practicalmethod.com that are pay to view, that are made from the course teaching sessions.
    • All students who complete a three-month paid course will be part of a fulltime access group. This group currently (Jan. 14, 2011) has access to 61 videos and this number will continue to growth. These posts have an value of more than US$500.00.
  • Training Facilities and Supplies:
    • Facilities:
      • 4000 square feet of indoor training center adjacent to Wangting Hotel.
      • Han Emperor Restaurant has a covered area of 4500 square feet that can sometimes be used for training.
      • Open slated front yard in front of Yulange Hotel. Enough room for 20 people. This is our main training area.
      • Four large rooms in hotels that are about 700 square feet each for use.
      • Covered bamboo pavilion (Stancato Pavilion) that can be used. It is in the main parking lot.
      • Many open areas on the mountain for use when the weather is nice. 
    • Training supplies:
      Swords, broadswords, long staff, rubber cords for student use at no extra cost.
  • Languages: Master Chen Zhonghua, Master Sun Zhonghua and Master Cai Shengye all speak English. Master Hong Sen speaks some English.
    Classes are given in English. Most students are also English speaking. Chinese students normally come for short visits during the full time session.
  • Master Chen Zhonghua’s 2011 schedule:

    • May 6-June 17th on Daqingshan
    • July 7-August 25 on Daqingshan
  • Tuition:
    • US$4000.00 for 5 months;
    • US$3600.00 for 4 months;
    • US$3150.00 for 3 months;
    • US$2400.00 for 2 months;
    • US$1350.00 for 1 month;
    • US$1050.00 for 3 weeks;
    • US$770.00 for 2 weeks;
    • US$65.00 daily drop-in rate; This is designed for people who are visiting or training in China. They can come on short notice. This is also suited for spouses and friends who might come to visit.
    • Tuition includes costs on Daqingshan only: double occupancy accommodation, all meals on Daqingshan, tuition, some shopping trips to Wulian township, monthly trips to Rizhao, and participation at the May 6-10 seminars and competition. There are many activities in China during the course of study. If we participate in any activity that will require additional charges, consent will be sought before any decisions are made. Students are not required to participate in any extra-curriculum activity.
    • Not included: These are all optional:
      • Self decided weekend trips to Rizhao beach.
      • Trip to Qingdao.
      • Trip to Jinan, Mount Tai, Qufu.
      • Meals are not included whenever not on Daqingshan.
    • Payment and Deposit:
      • Deposit of US$500.00 should be paid as soon as you make up your mind to reserve a position.
      • Final Payment must be made 3 months before your planned arrival date.
      • If you have missed your deposit and final payment date, you should immediately contact us to get an extension (there will be no guarantees).
  • Contacts:
    • email: fulltime@chenzhonghua.com
    • phone to Canada: 780-413-0454; if you are already in China, please phone: 135-633-48478 or 15954020070.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Daniel Mroz October 20, 2010 at 4:35 am

I’ll be there for May, Master Chen; thank you for posting the dates.


ironrogue December 27, 2010 at 6:08 pm

If I want to come for three months do I still arrive on May 1st?


Chen Zhonghua December 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm

No. It will be a good idea to arrive in Beijing to catch the few days of tour in Beijing with the taiji trip people: http://practicalmethod.com/2010/07/may-2011-trip-to-china/
Then you stay on Daqingshan when the trip people continue with their tour.


noodle February 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Is there a deadline for registration?


Chen Zhonghua February 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Deadline is 3 months prior to arrival. This is because people can arrive at different times to stay for different durations. If you missed the deadline, contact fulltime@chenzhonghua.com immediately to see if you can still be accommodated. Payment is immediate (no deposit option).


Marc Siekman February 4, 2012 at 4:54 am

I’ll be there in June. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.


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