The 5th Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium & The 8th China Chenjiagou Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament Official Announcement

Time: June 27th to July 4th, 2018
Location: China, Wen County, Chenjiagou

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  “Charming Taichi, Healthy China, Happy Families” Cultural Symposium
The 5th Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium
The 8th China Chenjiagou Taichi Kungfu Elite Competition
Official Announcement

Foreword:
Taichi is a sport that utilizes the body language to manifest the balance of Yin and Yang. It is a sport created in accordance with the laws of nature and the human biological and psychological needs.
With a few hundred years of rich history, Taichi moves are smooth like flowing water with natural and relaxed postures. Taichi power is balanced with softness and solidness which enable it to be an exercise suitable for the whole body. Taichi is a popular sport yet it is also an intangible heritage that boosts our cultural self-confidence with its iconic Chinese cultural values.

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Prelude:
Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium follows the sixty-keyword theme of his lineage system – “De (德 Ethics), Cheng (诚 Honesty), Gong (公 Fairness), Xuan (宣 Openness), Ren (仁 Benevolence) …. After the last four well noted successful symposiums, the Fifth Symposium will be hosted in early summer at the Taichi birth place Chenjiagou under the keyword of Ren (仁 Benevolence).
“Zixia Said: Learning extensively yet with determined focus; inquiring with earnestness yet relating to current affairs, benevolence is in such a course.” – Confucian Analects
“The benevolent loves others.” – Mencius
As the old saying goes: Benevolence is the reason why humans are superior to all other creatures. For a martial artist, it is even more so!

Practicing Taichi can help one understand the Law of Taichi. One can harvest the fruit of health and happiness. A Taichi practitioner, loves him/herself, his/her family, nation and his/her country!

For hundreds of years, Taichi has attracted countless men and women with high standards of virtue to practice and develop this art. They were attracted to Taichi for its positive energy and the outstanding Chinese cultural self-confidence it represents. Presently, Taichi continues to function as a social activity to promote civilization and the metal and physical health of mankind.

There are over three hundred million Taichi practitioners in the world. In the world of Taichi, there is no division of races or states. Everyone practices the same art. Everyone enjoys the same equality, friendship and love! With the rapid advance of the Belt and Road project (一带一路), the story of China also includes the story of Taichi. The soft power of Chinese culture also includes the well-known art of Taichi!

Today, a group of Taichi inheritors and ambassadors are shining on the ever-great stage of a new era with their great talents! They are down to earth with lofty ideals. They are carrying on the nation’s rich tradition and showing the unyielding determination to realize “China Dream and Taichi Dream”.

The theme of the Fifth Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium is “Realizing Taichi Dream with the heart of a Benevolent Warrior”. The Symposium is composed of four main sections: the Eighth China Chenjiagou Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament; the Fourth “Dao of Taichi Forum” and “China Taichi Dream – 1000 Seminars in 100 Cities” Public Seminar; Taichi Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition and Chen Zhenglei Taichi Life Showcase; and the Twentieth International Chen’s Taichi Advanced Workshop. Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium is a grand Taichi fest with worldwide recognition and participation. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei is one of first state recognized Intangible Cultural Inheritor representing Chen’s Taichi. He will take the lead hosting this Symposium from the beginning to the end. He will lead his elite team of Taichi instructors to share their knowledge of Taichi with Taichi enthusiasts from all over the world. We expected the number of participants to be another record high. Red is the theme color of this Symposium. It symbolizes the vigor and enthusiasm of the revitalization of the Chinese nation and the grand development of the art of Taichi!

 Time: June 27th to July 4th, 2018
 Location: China, Wen County, Chenjiagou

Agenda of the Fifth Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium
(The 20th International Chen’s Taichi Advanced Workshop &
The 8th China Chenjiagou Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament)

 

Symposium Sections Descriptions:

● Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium
The grand opening of Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium is a cultural festival that attracts Taichi enthusiasts from all over the world. They come to the birth place of Taichi for the true source of Taichi to show respect to Taichi ancestors. Come and experience Taichi in person in this flourishing age!

● The Fourth “Dao of Taichi” Expert Forum and “China Taichi Dream – 1000 Seminars in 100 Cities” Public Seminar
Experts and scholars in culture studies, economics as well as Taichi from all over the country will gather at the “Dao of Taichi” Forum. They will speak on topics covering ancient and present times, Chinese and western, on culture, politics and economics. They will discuss how Taichi as a martial arts system as well as a culture can help realizing the China Dream in the grand scheme of Chinese health and cultural enterprises!

● The Eighth Chenjiagou Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament
The tournament will include competition events in Chen (陈), Yang (杨), Wu (武), Wu (吴), Sun (孙), He (和) and other Taichi styles. The competition rules will follow the Standard National Competition Rules strictly. Push-hands events will be grouped according to gender and age. On top of personal awards, awards will also be given to group events and there are best athlete award and best team award. There will be financial reward for each competition event. (Specific details regarding rules of competition and methods, please check future publications.)

● “Charm of Taichi” Showcase and Taichi Masters Performances
Masters from the six main Taichi styles will show off their traditional Taichi skills at the Symposium.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy high level Taichi performances from the various style at the opening and closing ceremonies.

● The Completion of Chen Zhenglei Taichi Academy and Exhibition Hall, Taichi Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition and Chen Zhenglei Taichi Life Showcase
Chen Zhenglei Taichi Academy and Exhibition Hall is located at the scenic Taichi birth place Chenjigou in Wen County, Jiaozuo City. The structure is divided into southern and northern two courtyards. It is built in traditional Chinese style with a total construction area of 7,523.81 square meters. The environment is tranquil with quaint and elegant design. It is an ideal sanctuary to experience Taichi, discuss the way of live over a cup of tea and to nurture one’s mind and body.
The Taichi Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition will display over a hundred masterpieces from renowned artists from China and abroad. The artworks are tasteful with innovative themes, elegant style and positive intensions.
Chen Zhenglei Taichi Life Showcase is a multi-dimensional exhibition of materials such as videos, photos, books and live actions. The showcase will fully reflect Grand Master Chen Zhenglei’s seventy years of Taichi Life from his childhood life, his journey carrying on his family tradition, to his effort to spread Taichi, his social engagement as well as his charity works.

● Chinese Wushu Duanwei (Ranking) Examination
Chinese Wushu Duanwei is a ranking system sanctioned by the Chinese National Wushu Association for the purpose of full evaluation of a wushu practitioner’s skill level. It is a great means for wushu enthusiasts to self-evaluate and self-motivate for higher achievements. The Duanwei examination at the Fifth Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium will be hosted by Henan Provincial Taichi Association which is sanctioned by the Chinese National Wushu Association to host 1 to 6 Duan examinations.

● Chen Zhenglei Taichi System Instructor Certification Examination
Being a renowned international Taichi brand, we hold the ideal of “Authenticity and True Source” in the Chen Zhenglei Taichi System. We have insisted on keeping the most strictly standards for our instructor certification examinations. Our certified instructors are recognized in hundreds of centers in China and other parts of the world! There are over a hundred Taichi practitioners who become professional Taichi instructors through the Chen Zhenglei Taichi System Certification Program.

The 20th International Taichi Advanced Workshops

Advanced Workshop Lecturer and Instructor Team
Chief Lecturer: Grand Master Chen Zhenglei
Lecturer Team: Grand Master Chen Zhenglei’s Outstanding In-Chamber Disciples
Instructor Team: Chen Zhenglei Taichi System Designated Instructors and Outstanding Chief Instructors of Branch Institutes

Classes
1. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei’s Disciple
Three levels based on disciples’ levels.
1. Old Frame One and Five Methods of Push-hands Fundamentals
2. New Frame One and Five Methods of Push-hands Fundamentals
3. Review Old Frame One and Two, New Frame One and Two and Training in  Push-hands Combat

2. Progressive Old Frame One
Pre-requisite: completed Old Frame One with standard postures and moves.

3. Old Frame One Basic

4. Old Frame Two Progressive
Pre-requisite: completed Old Frame One with good mastery

5. New Frame One Progressive

6. Taichi Push-hands Fundamentals
Pre-requisite: completed Old Frame One with good mastery

7. Taichi Combative Push-hands Advanced
Pre-requisite: mastery of push-hands basics with combat foundation

8. Taichi Single Sword
Pre-requisite: complete Old Frame One or New Frame One with good mastery

9. Taichi Single Sabre and Double Sabre

10. Spring and Autumn Halberd

11. Youth Taichi (Old Frame Two) and Youth Instructor Training
Suitable for youth and those who aim to learn teaching methods for young students.

Sponsor
Henan Taichi Association
Host
Henan Chen Zhenglei Taichi Culture Limited
Henan Yuanzheng Taichi Culture Development Limited

Symposium Fees and Notes:
(1) Fees
A. Disciple Class (Grand Master Chen Zhenglei)
Fee: $700           Early Bird: $600 (Prior to April 15, 2018)
Dead Line: June 10th, 2018 no exception.

B. Non-Disciple Class
Fee: $800          Early Bird: $700 (Prior to April 15, 2018)
Dead Line: June 10th, 2018 no exception.

C. Youth Class
Fee: $600
Dead Line: June 10th, 2018 no exception.

(2)Fees will cover:
1. The 8th Chenjiagou Kungfu Elite Tournament registration
2. Registered classes and activities
3. Graduation photo and other administrative expenses
4. One set of Taichi outfit

(3)Fees do not cover:
1. Accommodation (Symposium will help making arrangements)
2. Meals
3. Traffic to and from the Symposium
4. Examinations for Duanwei and Instructor Certificate

Registration and Information
A. On-line Registration
B. Register at the head office or branch institutes
C. Bank Transfer Account

1. Account: 5264 1024 3098 2748
Name of Account: Chen Yuanyuan
Bank: China Construction Bank, Henan, Zhengzhou Nanyang Road Branch
SWIFT Code: PCBCCNBJHAX

2. Account: 6216 6080 0000 4156 297
Name of Account: Chen Yuanyuan
Bank: Bank of China Henan, Zhengzhou Dongfeng Road Branch
SWIFT Code: BKCHCNBJ530

D. Contact Us:
Hotline:0371—63219626,0371—65931516
Official Website:www.czl.cn
WeChat ID:正雷太极
Official Email:czltaiji@163.com

Apply for Co-host Contact:
Wang:0371—63219626
Huang:0371—65931516

Co-Hosts:
Chenjiagou Taichi Club – Flagship Club (Zhengzhou Wenhua Road)
Chenjiagou Taichi Club – Zhengzhou Zhengliu Street Branch
Chenjiagou Taichi Club – Guanzhou Branch
Zhenglei Taichi Academy – Henan Main Campus
(More to come….)

Disclaimer:
All participants agree to the following terms:

  1. The participant understands all risks and/or damage caused by nature or own physical conditions. The participant registers and participates in the Fifth Chen Zhenglei Taichi Annual Symposium on his/her own will.
  2. Graphic or video as well as interviews can only be taken by media designated by the organizing committee of the Symposium. The Symposium has the right to use materials including but not limited to videos, films and all other materials obtained at the Symposium for commercial and non-commercial use. No further request for permission of use from the participants will be necessary.
  3. The participant is not allowed to bring cellphone, camera, or video/audio recorder to the classroom. No video or audio recording is allowed in any classes or seminars.
  4. There will be no refund for paid fees. Those who cannot attend the Symposium after registration must notify the host prior to 12:00,June 22, 2018 for a credit to be used at future events or for merchandise purchases.

※ For Information on Duanwei and Instructor Certificate Examination regarding fees and registration, please check WeChat and Official Website.

 


 

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Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Eugene, OR Workshop – Jan 9-10, 2016

 

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Saturday Jan 9th

Tai Chi (Nei Gong) Internal Training 太极内功修炼法
9:00 am – 12:00 noon ($60)

Tai Chi Push hands 太极推手
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($95)

Sunday Jan 10th

Tai Chi Push hands 太极推手
9:00 am – 12:00 noon ($95)

Chen Double Straight Swords 太极双剑
2:00 PM – 5:00 pm ($95)

Workshop is at a training center in Eugene, Off Lorane Highway。

Call 541-579-5672 for multiple sessions discounts and directions.

Leung Martial Arts, Eugene, Oregon
www.leungmartialarts.com

 

Seattle Workshops – Jan 14, 16 and 17, 2016

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In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy in Seattle, we are inviting the world renowned Chen’s Taichi 11th Generation Grand Master Chen Zhenglei to host a series of workshops in Seattle. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei is a 19th Generation Chen Family descendant. He is officially accredited as one of the Top Ten Contemporary Chinese Wushu Masters, Chinese Wushu 9th Duan, a board member of Chinese Wushu Association and a member of the expert panel of Chinese Wushu Research Institute. He has published dozens of books and videos which are translated into many languages. His books and videos have benefited millions of Taichi enthusiast all over the world. He takes the task of promoting Taichi culture as his inherited obligation and has traveled all over the world in the last few decades.

Hong Yijiao, president of Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy, became Grand Master’s disciple in 2007 and was given the Taichi name Chen Dejiao. She began wushu training at eight. She graduated from Zhenjiang Normal University majored in Chinese Wushu in 1988. She taught in Zhejiang Chinese Medical University from 1992 and also studied Chinese medicine while teaching at the university. She also competed in wushu tournaments and had won championship titles in both in Wu’s Taichi and Chen’s Taichi in Zhenjiang provincial wushu tournaments. She moved to the United States in 1994 and founded Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy in Seattle in 1996. As an active wushu figure in US, she won a Taichi Grand Championship title in 1998. Her students also compete in various tournaments. Her students won first and second places for Chen’s Taichi in the overseas group at the First International Taichi for Health Conference in Sanya City in China. Hong Yijiao is certified as a Class A International Wushu Judge in 2004. She first met Grand Master Chen Zhenglei in 1997 at an international wushu tournament and has been working with him ever since. From 1998, she has invited Grand Master Chen Zhenglei to Seattle dozens of times to host workshops for Taichi enthusiasts in Seattle.

Host and Sponsor:

Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC

Interpreter:

Master Yijiao Hong

Co-Sponsors:

Seattle Wushu Center, Wise-Orchid Martial Arts, Wang Ning Chen’s Taichi Academy, Bay Area Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Association

Jan 14

New Frame One Review$75

6:30pm-9:00pm

This seminar is for Chen Taichi practitioners who have already learned New Frame One.

Location: Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC, 709 ½ S. King Street, Seattle, WA 98104

 Jan 16

Old Frame One$125

9:00am-3:30pm

This seminar is for all Chen Taichi practitioners who are learning, or have already learned Old Frame One. Old Frame One is the foundation of all Chen Taichi forms. Reviewing the form with Grandmaster Chen is a deeply rewarding experience, even for those who are already adept at the form.

Location: International District Community Center Gymnasium, 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

 Chen Taichi Sword Review$75

3:30pm-5:30pm

This seminar is for the intermediate and above level Chen Taichi practitioner, or for those who have several years of martial arts experience.

Location: International District Community Center Gymnasium, 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

 

Jan 17

Standing, Silk Reeling$60

9:00am-11:30am

This seminar is a must for anyone who has no taichi experience, or is at beginner or intermediate level. An advanced practitioner will also be able to deepen his or her taichi foundation.

Location: International District Community Center Gymnasium, 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

 Old Frame Two$75

1:00pm-3:30pm

This seminar is for taichi students who already know Old Frame One, and who are learning or have already learned Old Frame Two.

Location: International District Community Center Gymnasium, 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Push Hands$75

3:30pm-5:30pm

This seminar is for intermediate or advanced level practitioner who will be able to deepen his or her taichi foundation. Push Hands is a very fun gentle sparring.

Location: International District Community Center Gymnasium, 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

 

 

Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Two Special 2015 Winter Workshops

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December 4 – 7, 2015

Venue:  Jing Ying Institute of Kung fu & Tai Chi
1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. #6
Arnold, MD 21012

For program details of this workshop, please contact:
Shifu Billy L Greer
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Ch
BGreer@JingYing.org
Telephone: 410-431-5200
www.JingYing.org
December 11 – 13, 2015

Venue:  Kaikudo Martial Arts Academy
5501 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Suite-B
Dunwoody, GA 30338

For program details of this workshop, please contact:

David Dunn
redlotustaichi@yahoo.com
Telephone: 404-843-3276

Jimmy Dong
qjdong@charter.net
Telephone: 864-640-2145

 

  • Please watch out for 2015 Grand Master Chen’s Summer Camp in June. For details: Click Here!
  • Taichi Tournament on June 27th in Montreal. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will be present at the tournament. For details: Click Here!
  • The first North American Chen’s Taichi Association instructor certification training and test will be held in June 27, 2015 by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. For details: Click Here!
  • Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will have a very few selected workshops in 2015 Summer. For details: Click Here!

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For more information and any question, please contact:

jack.yan@TNTKungfu.com

sino_wushu@yahoo.ca

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