Full Time Course 2012 on Daqingshan

by admin on 2011/12/02

  • Dates: May  6-Oct. 6, 2012 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.
  • 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 and activities (optional):
    • Mandarin Chinese classes
    • China 101: on Chinese language, culture, and society.
    • Chinese cuisine.
    • 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
    • 3:00 pm training.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Website Access: www.practicalmethod.com
    • 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. 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 and Master Sun Zhonghua 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 2012 schedule:
    • May 16-June 8th on Daqingshan
    • May 1, May 25, 2012
    • June 22-August 25 on Daqingshan
  • Tuition:
    • US$4500.00 for 6 months;
    • 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: Tuition only includes the following.
      • costs on Daqingshan only
      • double occupancy accommodation,
      • all meals on Daqingshan,
      • tuition,
      • weekly shopping trips to Wulian township,
      • monthly trips to Rizhao,
      • Participation at all Daqingshan seminars and competitions.
    • Not included: These are all optional:
      • Coffee and other canned or bottled drinks or water.
      • Laundry is US$0.20 for small items such as t-shirt and socks; and US$0.50 for large items such as pants and jackets.
      • Self initiated weekend trips outside of Daqingshan.
      • Participation at other Chinese taiji events.
      • Single room supplement is
        • US$500.00 for three months;
        • US$150.00 for three weeks.
        • Other cases are dealt with on a per case basis.
      • Trips to Qingdao.
      • Trips to Jinan, Mount Tai, Qufu.
      • Meals are not included whenever not on Daqingshan.
      • Transportation to and from Daqingshan within China. Qingdao airport pick up is US$75.00 each way. Weifang train station pick up is US$50.00 each way. Wulian train or bus station pick up is US$10.00 each way.
      • There are many activities in China during the course of study, such as competitions outside of Daqingshan. 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.
    • Payment and Deposit:
      • Deposit of US$500.00 should be paid as soon as you make up your mind to reserve a position. You can email to fulltime@chenzhonghua.com to discuss method of payment or paypal the deposit to: sales@taijistore.com
      • 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).
    • Register here
    • List of people who are already registered:
        1. Steven Cheng, Calgary, Canada
        2. Wilkin Ng, Vancouver, Canada
        3. Brennan Toh, Saskatoon, Canada
        4. Michael Winkler, Berlin, Germany
        5. Jutta, Germany
        6. Berit, Germany
        7. Louise, Germany
        8. Sarah, Germany
        9. Lutz Liese
        10. Suhel, Germany
        11. Steven Chan, Canada
        12. Mat Beausoleil, Canada
        13. Blake Norman, Edmonton, Canada International Students Manager from May to Sept. 2012.
        14. Tim Duehring, Wisconsin, USA. International Students Manager from Sept. 2012 to May, 2013.
        15. Spencer Jones, Chicago, USA
        16. Alexandra Hasenfratz, Canada.
        17. Zhu Dongsheng, Linyi, Shandong
        18. Chen Xu, Yiyuan, Shandong,
        19. James Tam, Ottawa, Canada
        20. Marc Siekman, Holland. June 3-30, 2012.
        21. Thomas Krack, Germany. April 27-May 25, 2012
        22. Jack Sheffield, UK
        23. James Glang
        24. Ferran Ruiz, Spain
        25. Michael Koh, Singapore. May only
        26. May Chen, Singapore. May only
        27. Theresa Yeong, Singapore. May Only
        28. Yanzhang Chen, Singapore, July,
        29. Nathan Heintz, SF, CA, USA, 3 months.
  • Contacts:
    • email: fulltime@chenzhonghua.com
    • phone to Canada: 780-413-0454; if you are already in China, please phone: 135-633-48478 or 15954020070.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

michaelkoh April 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

I have a suggestion to all who is coming to DaQingShan. I have already brought this up with Master Chen. Please bring along a walkie talkie (eg. Motorola T5500). This will allow us to connect and talk to each other when we are in our rooms and at different places on the mountain. Beats yelling and walking to and fro to try to find each other. Good for wake up calls, meals call, chit-chat while we are lazing in our own rooms… everybody will be connected. See you on the mountain.


Spencer Jones April 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

Thanks for the suggestion Michael. This will be my first fulltime course. If you (or anyone else for that matter) have any other suggestions for a newcomer, please share them. It would be helpful to hear from those who have participated in the past. Thanks. See you soon!


michaelkoh May 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

I have just got a pair of Motorola T5583 walkie talkie. Remember to get yours.


Steven Cheng June 9, 2012 at 6:54 am

I had a great time on Daqingshan, there have been many improvements
since I was last there.

The hotel was nice and the outdoor training surface is just right for
practice. Despite the complaints I heard, I had a good experience
with the laundry service. It saved me a lot of time since I only
brought old clothes. The main lobby floor of the hotel was a great
place to have discussions, drink tea and meet people.

Xiu Jing was very helpful and made it easy to ask for things in
English. This helped avoid a lot of confusion and cleared up issues

I was able to wake up for the morning class every day mostly on time,
but having a clock in the hotel rooms would help a lot for this.

I learned a lot from the other students there and was able to polish
my yilu up a bit more. I enjoyed meeting Steve Chan, he was able to
explain form and push hands concepts very well and also demonstrate
these concepts physically. He is an exceptional instructor and is
sure to get even better over time.

I’m glad I came back to Daqingshan and was able to see all the
progress that has been made, hope to see you both again soon!



jimmykho June 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

what his hotel name? and where his hotel addres?


admin2 June 10, 2012 at 4:42 am

The chinese address is

ShanDong RiZhao WuLian Daqingshan Tourism Scenic Area


Annie August 12, 2012 at 12:22 am

I love Daqinshan. One day. Putting it in my wishlist.


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