Getting ready for Daqingshan 2012

by Wilkin Ng on 2012/01/27

Full Time Session

This will be my third full time course. Why am I going again after  2010 and 2011? Let me list the reasons:

  • My taiji skill will improve because Master Chen is there every day for hands on instruction and correction.
  • I will learn from other masters from China
  • I will get to push hand with many students
  • Lots of practice on my Chinese language.
  • Last sessions I get to see other historic spot and cities nearby like Mount Tai, Confucius birthplace, Master Li Enjiu school in Jinan, Master Ni YuanHai large martial art school in Zibo, Rizhao beach
  • I will lose weight because of the daily workout and healthy organic food from the farm.
  • I can get my work done because there is dedicated high speed internet.

Many feels that one month full time training is equivalent to a year of normal training. Every day I can train up to four sessions: before breakfast, after breakfast, before dinner and after dinner, so it totals to 120 sessions. This is more than going to class twice weekly in a year. For serious students there is no better way to train than going to Daqingshan.

There are creative ways to make this happen, one student used his saved-up holidays to go for three months, another sublet his place to save money, and another make the trip as part of ESL teaching work. If you have family worries, a daily Skype video session will keep you in touch.

Learning taijiquan will bring a lifetime benefit, and in my view the sooner I get to mastery the better long term benefit I will reap. In term of cost, going for several weeks is probably comparable to going for a four days workshop in North America or Europe, since the cost include room and board.

There are many flights to China these days that if you book early it will be at reasonable price. So start planning now, the 2012 dates are coming up! Please leave comments if you have questions. See you there.

Dates and cost:

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Other returning students. please leave comment or start your own post! You can go through my past posts to see more photos and videos of Daqingshan

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michaelkoh January 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

2011 May was my first trip to DaQingShan. I never imagined myself traveling to China and to a mountain to learn TaiJi Quan. I could only afford (in terms of leave from work) 2 weeks on the mountain and what I gained was more than what I can ever get in half a year back in Singapore. I wish I could spend more time on the mountain. Brother Wilkin, I will see you again this year.


Daniel Mroz January 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I second everything Wilkin writes. Daqingshan is a unique opportunity. I’ve attended full time training in 2007, 2009 and 2011. I’ll be back for 2013. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.


pingwei January 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Long overdue for going back to DQS. Can’t go this year, either. But plan ahead. I will set it as my utmost priority and have to make it in 2013.


Levi Sowers January 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I Attended in 2011 and was able to finish very important work on my Phd project. It was a wonderful experience and I plan to go again in the next couple of years.


sina_回头望月----我的太极之路 February 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I really miss Daqingshan. I am looking forward to meeting on Daqingshan again.


admin2 February 16, 2012 at 2:03 am

Video from Linlin added


Marc Siekman March 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

This year will be my first trip to DQS, in fact it is my first trip to china. I hope I get to meet lots of friendly people that will make my first trip to DQS memorable.


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