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Grand Master Chen Zhenglei  “Light of Taichi” 2016 Summer Camp in Seattle

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Great News!!!!

Chinese National Duanwei Certification Exam in Seattle

During the “Light of Taichi” Summer Camp

It’s official! With great effort, Grand Master Chen Zhenglei was able to invite The Chinese National Duanwei Administration to conduct a Chinese National Duanwei (Wushu Grading) exam organized by the “Light of Taichi” Summer Camp. The exam will be open to all Wushu Styles in the Duanwei Certification System. You and/or your students can apply to be certified under any style you are training in that is in the Duanwei System. For Taichi, you can be certified for Chen Style, Yang Style, Wu/Hao Style, Sun Style, Wu Style and He Style. You can also be certified for Long Fist, Shao Lin, Fan Zi, Praying Mantis, Tong Bei and more.

The Duanwei Exam will be open to all. You do not have to participate in the “Light of Taichi” Workshop to apply and take the examination. You are welcome to join the workshop though. Details of the workshop are also included in this communication. The “Light of Taichi” workshops are intensive Taichi training hosted by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei in person.

Grand Master Chen Zhenglei is certified 9th Duan – the highest level in the Duanwei System. Many of his disciples are certified at 7th Duan. The Duanwei System is a great means of being recognized as a serious martial arts practitioner. It is the official certification from the most authoritative organization of Chinese Martial Arts.

The exam contents will include the Duanwei System required Single Person and Two-Persons Fighting routines in the level you are applying for plus a self-select Hand or Weapon routine. People can apply from 1st Duan up to 6th Duan. There are specific requirements for which level to apply for.

Minimum Requirements:

1st Duan to 3rd Duan (Eagle) Requirements:

  1. Understanding and practicing Wushu ethical standard and behavior.
  2. 3 years of training and age 11 or older.
  3. Those who already certified can apply to advance to the next level up after 1 year.

4th Duan to 6th Duan (Tiger) Requirements:

  1. Understanding and practicing Wushu ethical standard and behavior. Having learned and mastered relatively complete system of a wushu style.
  2. 5 years of promoting/teaching wushu out of China; or certified as or above beginners’ level instructor or coach in China; or certified as a “First Class Warrior”.
  3. Those who are already certified with a Duanwei (3, 4 or 5) for at least 2 year can apply to advance to the next level up.

Note:

  1. Those who pass the exam will be awarded certificate issued by Chinese National Wushu Association.
  2. Those who fail the exam will be issued training certificate by Chinese National Wushu Association.

Certification Cost in USD:

  1. Application: $60/person
  2. Theory workshop $50/person
  3. Technical Training: $150/person
  4. 1st Duan: $60; 2nd Duan: $90; 3rd Duan: $130; 4th Duan: $140; 5th Duan: $200; 6th Duan: $230

Venue and Date of Training and Examination:

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

May 28th: 6 – 9 pm Theory Class

May 29th: 6 – 9 pm Routine Technical Class

May 30th: 6 – 9 pm Written and Practical Examination

Note: Everyone must attend the May 28th Theory Class. You will be scheduled in either of the Written and Practical Examinations.

Accommodation:

  1. We have reserved a limited number of beds with American Hotel. These rooms are on first come first serve basis. If you need to book the rooms with us, please register as soon as possible.

American Hotel

520 S King St., Seattle WA 98104-2834 USA, Phone: 206-622-5443 Fax: 206-299-4141

E-mail: info@americanhotelseattle.com

Four per room (bunk bed) $50/person/night,Two per room $60/person/night,Single room $100/person/night
** Note: The hotel is a hostel type. The above quoted rooms have no private washroom. A limited number of rooms with private washrooms can be booked separately on first come first serve basis.

 Please contact Jack Yan at: jack.yan@tntkungfu.com for detailed information and registration.

 

特大新闻!

 中国武术协会段位制考试
将在“太极之光”西雅图夏令营迄今举行

陈正雷大师已邀请到中国武术协会在其“太极之光”夏令营期间进行段位制考试。此次考试将向所以中国武术段位系统包括的武术项目,您及您的学生可以参加您所训练的项目,如太极拳可以参加陈、杨、武、吴、孙及和氏太极拳的考试,其它如长拳、少林拳、翻子拳,螳螂拳,通背拳等其它段位制指定系统也在考试范围之中。

此次段位考试向所有人开放,您不必参加“太极之光”的训练。当然也欢迎您参加“太极之光”的讲座。下面有关于讲座的信息。“太极之光”系列讲座是陈正雷大师亲自主持的高强度陈氏太极拳训练课程。

段位考试的内容包括中国武术段位制所认定的单人和对练套路,另外附加一个自选的拳或器械套路。此次考试将包括1至6段的考试和印证。

陈正雷大师是中国武术最高段位9段。他的弟子中有很多已经获得7段。中国武术段位是一个全面评价习武者武术水平的系统。段位证书将有最具权威的武术管理机构颁发。

参加考试人员资格:
  凡热爱中国武术运动,从事武术锻炼达2年以上的海外华人、华侨及外籍人士均可报名参加相应等级内容的培训和考试。
初段位:凡注重武德修养,参加武术锻炼3年以上,年龄在11岁以上者可报名申请参加晋升一段的考试。获一段1年后可报名申请参加晋升2段的考试,获2段1年后可报名申请参加晋升3段的考试。
中段位:凡注重武德修养,较全面地掌握某一拳种的拳师;或现在海外从事武术活动已达5年以上者,原在中国国内已具备武术专业初级职称以上的教师、教练员,一级武士以上的运动员;或曾参加中国武术协会组织的武术段位培训并经考试获得3段、4段、5段称号达2年以上者,均可依次报名申请参加晋升高一段位(四至六段)的考试。
凡通过考试和评审,综合成绩合格者,由中国武术协会授予相应的武术段位。凡成绩达不到相应段位等级者,由中国武术协会发给相应的段位武术培训结业证书。

费用标准
报名费:每人报名费60美元,报到时交纳。
理论培训费:每人50美元,报到时交纳。
套路培训费:每人150美元,报到时交纳。
晋段考评费:经考试、评审合格获得武术段位者,按规定交纳相应的考评费(含考评、段位证书及徽饰等费用)。其费用标准为:
一段:60美元;二段:90美元;三段:130美元;
四段:160美元;五段:200美元;六段:230美元;

考试场地和日期

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

5月28日:晚6-9 理论课

5月29日:晚6-9 套路培训

5月30日:晚6-9 考试

注: 5月28日晚的理论课要求所有参考人员参加,考试将分别安排5月29、30日其中一日。

住宿安排:

夏令营在American Hotel预定了有限床位 . 先到先得,如您需要预定床位请尽快通知我们。

旅店信息:American Hotel

520 S King St., Seattle WA 98104-2834 USA
Phone: 206-622-5443 Fax: 206-299-4141 E-mail: info@americanhotelseattle.com

四人合住(上下铺)每晚每人$50,二人合住单间每晚每人$60美元,一人单间每晚$100。
** 注:此属青年旅馆,以上房间没有单独洗手间,淋浴、厕所公用。旅馆有少量有房间内专用洗手间的房间,价格不同,需专门另订。

报名及咨询请联系严志刚:jack.yan@tntkungfu.com.

 

“Light of Taichi” Summer Camp Agenda

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. The 2015 summer camp in Las Vegas was a huge success. More than seventy Taichi instructors and enthusiasts gathered in Las Vegas. Many of the attendees are GM Chen’s disciples, designated seminar organizers and advanced students. According to the needs of these attendees, the workshop  covered New Frame One, Push-hands and Combative Applications. Different from prior years, the 2015 Summer Camp also scheduled a class for a dozen Chen’s Taichi beginners. This class was added for those Taichi lovers who came on site to meet Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. They were extremely highly motivated and they learned Chen’s Taichi for Health and Wellness including the 18 Essential Forms Routine as well as part of the Old Frame One.

“A tip from the master tops ten years of hard work!” Students who attended the 2015 Summer Camp realized the importance getting training tips from the Grand Master. Now the 2016 “Light of Taichi” Summer Camp will be held in Seattle from May 27th to June 1st. 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. His advanced disciples will gather in the United State again. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Register now!

The “Light of Taichi” Summer Camp has become an event most are looking forward to. Even during the 2015 Summer Camp, many students already began inquiring about the 2016 Summer Camp. Many students also have been inquiring about the time and location of the event ever since. After careful onsite inspection done by GM Chen himself, the 2016 Summer Camp is set to be held by the end of May in Seattle. This seminar is a continuation from the 2015 seminar. The contents covered in 2015 will be reviewed in detail. The beginners’ class will complete the Old Frame Routine. The advanced class will compete the New Frame Routine as well as higher level contents for Push-hands and Combat Applications. In addition, GM Chen will teach a class on “Internal Kungfu Training Methods” and lead a meditation session in the same class.

The “Light of Taichi” seminars have been only promoted within inner circle of the Chen Zhenglei Taichi System. The 2016 Summer Camp will be open for the first time to a wider audience. GM Chen encouraged all his disciples and seminar organizers to promote the event in order to bring authentic Chen’s Taichi to more Taichi lovers. Those who gather ten or more attendees for this event will be named as co-sponsor of the 2016 “Light of Taichi” Summer Camp and they will be awarded for the great effort. Please promote this event and encourage more Taichi enthusiasts to participate in this first open “Light of Taichi” event!

Who should attend?

  1. President/Coaches of Chen Zhenglei Taichi Schools and designated seminar locations
  2. GM Chen’s disciples and students recommended by the schools and seminar locations
  3. Taichi enthusiasts who wish to meet Grand Master Chen Zhenglei in person and hear his teaching on Chen’s Taichi

What to expect?

  1. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei’s “Light of Taichi” series seminars designed to meet the requirement of higher level Taichi learning for key promoters of Chen Zhenglei Taichi system. The main goal is to raise their technical and theoretical levels for better promotion of the art.
  2. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei will bring his top instructor team to this event. This team will bring you the best Taichi learning experience.
  3. Meet Taichi promoter from other areas in the world. Exchange valuable Taichi learning and teaching experience in a friendly Taichi family envirionment.
  4. Experience the ceremony of Disciple Pledging to Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. Witness the passing of traditional Chinese culture from one generation to the next.
  5. Site visit to the Boeing Company and Microsoft.

 Registration and Payment Methods

Here is some additional information regarding registration and payment methods. If you have already made up your mind to attend, please register and pay on or before March 15th to take advantage of the early bird discount.

Thanks to John Howe who reminded us to add the selection T-shirt size and option to purchase additional sets on the registration, I’m adding the option in the form below.

Please note that hotel rooms are booked firm for checking in on May 27 and checking out June 2. I have added the total hotel cost in the registration form as well. The preferred method of payment is by check or money order. You can send the payment and registration form via postal mail to the contact info at the end of this letter. If you prefer Paypal or Credit Card payment, you can send your payment to: kefu@taichiplaza.com and email your registration form to the contact info below. If you need to verify the total amount before you pay, please send email to: jack.yan@tntkungfu.com.

Please don’t hesitate to send email to Jack Yan or Hong Yijiao regarding the details of the workshop. If we don’t know, we will find out for you. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please also send them to us. Thank you!

 Agenda

Date 9:00 am -12:00 pm 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 27, Friday Registration Registration
May 28, Saturday Opening Ceremony, Training Training
May 29, Sunday Training Training
May 30, Monday Training Training
May 31, Tuesday Training Training (Internal Kungfu Class 5-6:30)
Jun 01, Wednesday Full day event: Visiting Boeing, Microsoft, GM Chen on Taichi, Closing Ceremony, Taichi Performance at Confucius College UW  (9:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Jun 02, Thursday Departure
1.      Time: May 27, 2016 – June 01, 20162.      Venue: International District Community Center Gymnasium 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 981043.      Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the hotel.4.      Cost:a.      Beginners: $500 USD/person, registration $100 USD/person (including facility rental, group photo and uniform)Master Coach: Grand Master Chen ZhengleiChief Instructor: Chen BinAssistant Instructor: Chen YuanyuanContents:1)     Chen’s Taichi for Health & Wellness, 18 Essential Forms Routine2)     Chen’s Taichi Old Frame One (Complete Routine)3)     Chen’s Taichi Push-hands (Elementary – Single person, hand coiling, two-hand circles)4)     Theory Classb.      Advanced$700 USD/person, registration $100 USD/person (including facility rental, group photo and uniform)

Master Coach: Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Chief Instructor: Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

Assistant Instructor: Wang Haijun, Jack Yan

Contents:

1)     Review Old Frame One

2)     Chen’s Taichi New Frame One (Complete Routine)

3)     Chen’s Taichi Push-hands (Push-hands Methods, Practical Applications)

4)     Theory Class

5.      Early Bird Registration Discounts (Not to be combined with other discounts)

Register on or before Mar 15, 2016 (20%) – Beginners -$100, Advanced -$140; register on or before Apr 15, 2016 (10%) – Beginners -$50, Advanced -$70. No discount after Apr 15, 2016.

6.      GM Chen’s Disciples and Designated Seminar Organizers (Not to be combined with other discounts)

Register on or before Mar 15, 2016 -$200; register on or before Apr 15, 2016 -$100. No discount after Apr 15, 2016.

7.      Accommodation: American Hotel – 520 S King St., Seattle WA 98104-2834 USA, Phone: 206-622-5443 Fax: 206-299-4141 E-mail: info@americanhotelseattle.com

Four per room (bunk bed) $50/person/night,Two per room $60/person/night,Single room $100/person/night
** Note: The hotel is a hostel type. The above quoted rooms have no private washroom. A limited number of rooms with private washrooms can be booked separately on first come first serve basis.

Please make the check or money order out to:  Chen’s Taichi Culture Co.

Send the check and registration form to either of the following contacts:

Contact: Jack Yan

TNT Kungfu School

90A Centurian Drive, Unit 9

Markham, ON L3R 8C4, Canada

Phone: 647-293-1648 Email: jack.yan@tntkungfu.com

 

ContactHong Yijiao

Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC

709 1/2 S. King Street

Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Phone: 206-749-9513 Email: yijiao@yijiaowushu.com

 

2016 正雷大师“太极之光”西雅图夏令营公告

  “太极之光”系列课程是陈正雷大师召集骨干力量进行集中培训的高端课程。2015年在拉斯维加斯举办的夏令营取得了巨大成功,来自世界各地的七十位多位太极拳教练及爱好者聚集在拉斯维加斯,其中大部分是大师的弟子、大师教学点的负责人以及太极拳推广的骨干学员。夏令营的课程主要针对提高弟子、教练员的技艺开设了新架一路和推手及实战应用课程。与往年不同的是,2015年夏令营还专门为十几位慕名而来的爱好者开设了初级入门班,他们热情高涨,在短短的几天里就学完了养生功、精要18式,并开始学习了老架一路。

“大师一点通、胜似十年功”!  2015年的夏令营使很多学员进一步认识到得到大师亲自指点的重要性。2016年5月27日 – 6月1日,“太极之光”将会在西雅图拉开帷幕,一代太极拳宗师陈正雷将率领他的精英团队给太极拳爱好者带来纯正的、博大精深的家传技艺。 世界各地的太极高徒将再一次云集美国,请大家踊跃报名,莫失良机!

“太极之光”夏令营已经成为令人期待的活动,2015年夏令营进行期间已经有很多学员关心2016年夏令营的信息,之后更是有很多学员询问2016年夏令营的时间与地点。经过大师亲自实地考查几个地点之后,2016年的“太极之光”夏令营最终定于五月底在西雅图举办。此次夏令营是继2015年的学习内容进一步完成“老架一路”(普及班)和“新架一路”(提高班),进一步研习陈氏太极拳“五种推手方法”和“实战应用”。此外,还将增加陈氏太极拳“内功修炼方法”和“静修”的内容。

另外,往年的“太极之光”只向陈正雷太极拳内部系统选择性开放,2016年的“太极之光”夏令营将首次扩大招生范围,陈正雷大师鼓励各位弟子和教学点负责人积极宣传这次活动,把正宗的陈氏太极拳带给更多的爱好者,所有组织10人以上参加此次夏令营的弟子或教学点将会被冠名为2016“太极之光”夏令营的协办单位,同时得到奖励。希望大家踊跃宣传并鼓励太极拳爱好者参加首次公开招生的海外“太极之光”活动!

动对象:

  1. 陈家沟陈正雷太极拳馆世界各地分馆及教学点的负责人、总教练
  2. 陈正雷大师弟子及由各分馆、教学点推荐的学员
  3. 向往太极拳,希望有机会近距离接触并聆听陈正雷大师讲解陈氏太极拳的爱好者

值解读:

  陈正雷大师“太极之光”系列培训是陈氏太极拳高端课程,主要针对全球各分馆和教学点负责人、核心教练员,希望通过骨干召集强化集训进一步提高陈正雷太极体系遍布各地传播点的技艺理论及教学水平。

  陈正雷大师将携其精英教练员团队,为大洋彼岸的拳友带去正宗正源的陈氏太极拳。汇聚美欧亚三大洲得力馆长、知名导师,精英荟萃,精彩纷呈。

  与世界各地太极名家、国际名流一起进修交流,沟通思想、切磋技艺、开拓国际视野、了解世界太极拳发展趋势。

  亲身体验一代太极拳宗师陈正雷大师的收徒仪式,见证中国传统文化的传承。

  此次活动安排了世界第一品牌航空公司-波音航空公司以及微软的参观项目。

 注册及付款信息:

如果你已经决定参加,请于三月十五日之前注册,享受晨鸟优惠。

请注意注册表中增加了服装尺寸和额外订购的选择。 旅馆房间是固定的从五月二十七入住六月二号退房,不能增减,所以注册表中也增加了六日旅馆的总额。

最好的付费方式是支票,支票台头请注明: Chen’s Taichi Culture Co. . 请将支票和填好的注册表邮寄给最下面的两个联系人中任意一个。如果你想用Paypal请将款项付给:kefu@taichiplaza.com. 信用卡也可以通过Paypal支付。如果在计算付款总额方面有任何问题,请用电子邮件联系:jack.yan@tntkungfu.com.

如果有任何有关这次夏令营的问题,请随时向严志刚或洪一娇咨询。他们的联系方式在最下面。

动安排

 

 上午 9:00-12:00 下午 2:00-5:00 晚上 5:00-9:00
5月27日,星期五 报到 报到
5月28日,星期六 开幕式;术科课程 术科课程
5月29日,星期日 术科课程 术科课程
5月30日,星期一 术科课程 术科课程
5月31日,星期二 术科课程 术科课程 (内功修炼5-6:30)
6月1日,星期三 参观波音、参观微软、华大孔子学院演讲、闭幕式、表演 (早9:00 –晚9:00)
6月2日,星期四 退房离开
8.      5月 27 日 – 6月1日 20169.      : International District Community Center Gymnasium     719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 9810410.   交通: 机场至酒店交通由参加夏令营的学员自己负责。11.   夏令营费用:c.      及班: 每人$500美元,另加杂费$100美元 (含场地租用、合影照片、统一服装等)总教练:陈正雷大师主教练:陈斌助教:陈媛媛课程内容:1. 陈氏太极拳养生功、精要十八式拳2. 陈氏太极拳老架一路 (完成整个套路)3. 陈氏太极拳推手(初级 – 单人练习方法、挽花、打轮等)4. 合班理论课

d.     高班:每人$700美元,另加杂费$100美元(含场地租用、合影照片、统一服装等)

总教练:陈正雷大师

主教练:陈正雷大师

助教:王海军、严志刚

课程内容:1. 复习陈氏太极拳老架一路

2. 学习陈氏太极拳新架一路(精讲整个套路)

3. 陈氏太极拳推手(提高 – 推手五种方法、实用技法等)

4. 合班理论课

12.   提前报名优惠 (不可重叠使用)

三月十五日及之前报名者享受如下优惠(20%) – 初级班-$100、高级班-$140;四月十五日及之前报名者享受如下优惠(10%) – 初级班-$50、高级班-$70。优惠截止日四月十五日。

13.   陈正雷大师弟子及教学点负责人优惠 (不可重叠使用)

陈正雷大师弟子三月十五日及之前报名享受-$200美元优惠,四月十五日及之前报名者享受-$100美元优惠。优惠截止日四月十五日。

14.   客房American Hotel

     520 S King St., Seattle WA 98104-2834 USA
       Phone: 206-622-5443 Fax: 206-299-4141 E-mail: info@americanhotelseattle.com

四人合住(上下铺)每晚每人$50,二人合住单间每晚每人$60美元,一人单间每晚$100。
** 注:此属青年旅,以上房间没有单独洗手间,淋浴、厕所公用。旅馆有少量有房间内专用洗手间的房间,价格不同,需专门另订。

 有关报名与付款方式信息请联系以下联系人:

 联系人: 严志刚

邮政地址:

Contact: Jack Yan

TNT Kungfu School

90A Centurian Drive, Unit 9

Markham, ON L3R 8C4, Canada

电话: 647-293-1648 电邮: jack.yan@tntkungfu.com

联系人:洪一娇

邮政地址:

Contact:Hong Yijiao

Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC

709 1/2 S. King Street

Seattle, WA 98104, USA

电话: 206-749-9513 电邮:yijiao@yijiaowushu.com

 

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Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, born in May 1949 at Chen’s Village, China, is a 19th generation descendant of the Chen’s family and a 11th generation direct-line inheritor of Chen’s Taichi. He was the head coach at the Chen’s Village National Taichi Center and vice-president of Henan Wushu Stadium. He is officially accredited with the title of “China’s Top Ten Contemporary Martial Arts Masters”.

He began his martial arts training at an early age with Grand Master Chen Zhaopi and Grand Master CheGM_Chen_Zhenglei(1)n Zhaokui. For over 30 years with hard work and diligence, he mastered the complete Chen’s Taichi system at a high level and earned the honor title of “Taichi Jingang”.

From 1974 to 1988, he has won numerous gold medals and championship titles in national and international tournaments. He led his team between 1989 and 1996 through Chinese provincial and national wushu championships and won first place three times, grand champion twice and thirty-five single event gold medals. His teaching career began in 1972 and now his students spread in all provinces in China and over dozens of countries in the world. In 1981, on behalf of the Chinese government, he hosted the first international taichi delegation to Chen’s Village headed by Hideo Miura the director of Japanese National Taichi Association. Subsequently, he hosted over a hundred of international delegations behalf of the Chinese governmentt. His international tours began in 1983. Throughout the years, he has been dozens of countries to host workshops and seminars.

Master Chen is well learned in Taichi theories. His major works include Ten Phases of Taichi PracticeA Collection of Chen’s Taichi Boxing and Weapon RoutinesChen’s Taichi for Health and WellnessThe Wonders of Taichi Kungfu, etc. These books are both rich in texts and illustrations and they are highly regarded as important materials for scientific research of Taichi.

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