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 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)

Time
Date
MorningAfternoon Evening
June 27th All Day Registration
June 28th• Ancestor Respect Ceremony
• Celebration of the Completion of Chen Zhenglei Taichi Academy and Exhibition Hall, Taichi Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition and Chen Zhenglei Taichi Life Showcase
• Opening Ceremony of Symposium Forum and Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament
(The Charm of Taichi Showcase)
• Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament
• Taichi Forum and “China Taichi Dream – 1000 Seminars in 100 Cities” Public Seminar
• Taichi Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition
Chen Zhenglei Taichi Life Showcase
(The above two exhibitions are open throughout the Symposium)
June 29thTaichi Kungfu Elite Tournament, Taichi Forum, Taichi Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition, Chen Zhenglei Taichi Life Showcase
June 30th• Taichi Kungfu Elite Tournament and Taichi Forum
• Closing Ceremony and Medal Award
(Taichi Masters Showcase)
• Symposium Banquet
• Taichi Kungfu Elite
Tournament
• Grand Master Chen Zhenglei’s Disciples Furum
Grand Master Chen Zhenglei’s “Close Door” Disciple Pledging Ceremony and Demonstration of Traditional Wushu Etiquette
July 1stEarly Morning Exercise | Taichi ClassesTaichi ClassesChinese Wushu Duanwei (Ranking) Examination
July 2ndEarly Morning Exercise | Taichi ClassesTaichi ClassesSelf-Practice
July 3rdEarly Morning Exercise | Taichi ClassesTaichi ClassesChen Zhenglei Taichi System Instructor Certification Examination
July 4thEarly Morning Exercise | Taichi ClassesTaichi ClassesCelebration Gala Dinner
July 5thDeparture

 

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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Events: 2017

“Light of Taichi” 2017 Toronto Summer Camp &
International Taichi Competition

1. Time: June 16 – June 21, 2017
2. Competition Venue: Toronto Centre Island, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3. Summer Camp Venue: Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto (5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1B 5Z5)  ( http://www.cccgt.org/index.php/en/)

Host: North America Chen’s Taichi Association
Organizers: TNT Kungfu School & Hebei Association of Canada
Co-organizers:
Chen Zhenglei Taiji International Promotion Organization
Chen’s Tai Chi Association-Eastern Canada
Council of Newcomer Organizations

The “Light of Taichi” series seminars by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei are designed to meet the requirements of higher level Taichi learning for key promoters of Chen Zhenglei Taichi system. Since its first in 2012 in Los Angeles, the annual summer camp has become more and more popular and the number of participants grew steadily each year.

The workshop was a great success. Besides leaning from the highest level Taichi master in the world, attendees also had the opportunity to meet many other Taichi enthusiasts.

We said it last year and we’ll say it again – “A tip from the master tops ten years of hard work!” Students who attended the summer camps realized the importance getting training tips from the Grand Master. That’s why they have followed him. Now the 2017 “Light of Taichi” Summer Camp will be held in Toronto from Jun 17th to June 21st. A master of a generation Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will lead his top team and bring the most authentic and profound family arts to Taichi enthusiasts to Canada for the first time. His advanced disciples will gather in the Canada and assist him teaching at the workship. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Register now!

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Events: 2015

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

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Chen’s Taichi Seminar with Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Dates:June 26, 28, 2015
Location:5B16, Dawson College, 4001 Maisonneuve west , Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1A4 (Metro:Atwater)
June 26 (Friday Evening):
Chen’s Taichi Single Straight Sword (Jian):        18:00 – 21:00, 
Chen’s Taichi Single Straight Sword is one of the most popular weapon routines in Chen’s Taichi field.  It is the technical extension from basics of Chen’s Taichi system.  During the seminar, Grand Master Chen will teach the routine of single straight sword systematically, correct movements, and introduce the methods and techniques of how to harmonize the body and weapon.
June 28 (Sunday): 
 Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 1:         9:00 am –12:00 pm,
This is one of the most important routines in Chen’s Tai Chi. Its focus is to build the foundation in physical forms, achieve high level coordination & nurture the internals Qi.  This seminar will focus on correcting the detail movements and refining more internal feeling, to improve the ability to control the whole body in good synchronization, combine the internal and external elements &  relax and settle the postures.
Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 2:        13:00 –16:00,
Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 2 is also called “Cannon Fist”.  It consists of hard explosive movements, with softness implied.  Depending on a good foundation with Old Frame 1, practitioners will learn how to use the hands to lead the strength and whole body, and to use explosive power at the same time.  This seminar will concentrate on Cai (Grapple), Lie (Rip), Zhou (Elbow), and Kao (Bump) supplemented with Peng (Ward Off), Lu (Brush), Ji (Squeeze) and An (Press).  It will present the true style of the Cannon Fist –quick, solid and powerful.
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Chen’s Taichi for Health and Wellness & Push Hands Seminar with Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Date:June 29, 2015
Location:Institute Long Feng, 114 Boul. Industriel, Repentigny QC J6A 4X7

June 29 (Monday Evening):
Chen’s Taichi for Health and Wellness and Push Hands: 18:00 – 21:00,
Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will systematically introduce Chen’s Taichi for Health and Wellness, including Warm Up, Joint Flexibility, Chen’s Qi Gong, different Silk Reeling Exercises & the 18 Essential Routine.  The workshop will also include detailed instructions on 8 basic techniques of push hands, such as Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao, and supplementary exercises, teaching how to apply explosive Power (Fa Jin) in the applications.
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Chen’s Taichi Instructor Training and Exam:Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Date:June 27 (Saturday), 2015
Location:Dawson College, 4001 Maisonneuve west , Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1A4 (Metro:Atwater)

Chen’s Taichi Instructor Training and Theory:        13:30 – 15:30,
In this training, Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will teach how to refine the detail movements and get more internal feeling, how to improve the ability of excercising and teaching in good synchronization.  Chen’s Taichi Theory is also another important part of this training for the instructors of different levels.  Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will also explain the teaching techniques to all participants who want to become instructors.  After finishing this seminar, participants will receive certificates with signature of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei.

Chen’s Taichi Instructor Exam:         16:00 –17:00,
After seminar of training and theory by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, all participants will join the instructor exam in the Gym (H1), Dawson College (3040 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A4 CANADA, Métro: Atwater).  After passing the instructor exam, participants will receive Instructor Certificates in corresponding level.  Applicants will become Certified Instructors and can start to teach Chen’s Taichi in corresponding level.  In the future, they will get full support from Chen’s Taichi systems,  including “Chen’s Taichi Association-Eastern Canada” and “North American Chen’s Taichi Association“.
All applicants should apply for training and exam beforehand with the contacting informatiom below.  Only after approval and confirmation from association,  applicants may join this Instructor seminar and exam.   Instructor Preparation (or Warm-Up) Training (10 private classes) is not included in this seminar.
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5th Québec Wushu and Taichi Championship
& 2nd International Chen’s Tai Chi Tournament

Date:June 27 (Saturday), 2015
Location:Gym (1H), Dawson College, 4001 Maisonneuve west , Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1A4 (Metro:Atwater)
Organizers:  Confucius Institute in Québec, Sino Wushu Academy
Co-Organizers: Dawson College, North American Chen’s Taichi Association, Chen’s Tai Chi Association – Eastern Canada
Date: June 27(Saturday), 2015 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Time: from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Location:  Gym (1H), Dawson College, 4001 Maisonneuve west , Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1A4 (Metro:Atwater)
Categories and events:
          Wushu: Competition style, all kinds of Competitive and group styles, covering bare hand and weapons, Mulan, Traditional Kung Fu, Internal and External, Duilian (Fighting set) and group, covering bare hand and weapons.  Events are for all age categories.                 
          Tai Chi: Practitioners of all forms & skill levels are welcome. Judges from several forms will attend including Traditional Chen’s and Yang, Sun, Wu, etc.  (Some of categories may be adjusted) Individual and group performances will be judged, including bare hand and weapon forms. Events are open to all ages.
Come & enjoy the fun.
Registration:
Individuals and teams may download (link) or call for a Registration Form. Deadline for registration is June 10, 2015.  Please send registration form and fee to:
          Address: 22 Ancolies, Ile-Perrot, Québec, Canada J7V 9L6
          Attn: Master Leon Xu
Email:   sino_wushu@yahoo.ca
Phone:  (514) 966-9878,514-931-8731 ext.3208
Web:    http://www.sinowushuacademy.com/championship_2015/
www.ConfuciusInstitute.qc.ca

 

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