Instructor Examination and Certification

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国际教练员考核认证系统
International Instructor Examination and Certification

陈正雷太极拳联盟陈氏太极拳国际教练员考核制度分10个教练员级别。此系统基于陈氏家传太极拳。由简入繁从低到高包括基本功、缠丝功、徒手套路、器械套路、推手以及实战招法全部陈氏太极拳技术内容。申请参加考核的人员需具备相应级别的太极拳教学能力和理论水平。

There are 10 levels for the Chen’s Taichi Instructor Evaluation System under the Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Federation. The system is especially designed according to the Chen’s family style Taichi. The system includes the basics postures and moves, silk reeling (spiral rotation) exercises, different traditional hand and weapon routine as well as the different kinds of techniques of push-hands and applications. Those who apply to be certified should have appropriate Taichi teaching skills as well as Taichi theories.

举办考核分两种形式:联盟总部举办和地方承办。考评组必须由三名联盟认证考评员组成, 其中一名需为外聘(非本地考评员)。 初级教练员认证考核考评组成员必须由中级以上考评员组成, 中级教练员认证考核考评组成员必须由高级考评员组成, 高级教练员认证考核组成员必须由联盟总部委派考评员组成。 考核可采取现场实地考核和视频平台远程考核形式。

The examination can be administered in one of the two ways: Federation Head Office Hosted or Local Institution Hosted. Examination panel must be consisted of three examiners certified by the Federation and one of the examiners must be non-local. Primary level instructor exams must be conducted by intermediate level examiners. Intermediate level instructor exams must be conducted by advanced level examiners. Advanced level instructor exams must be conducted by a examiner panel appointed by the Federation Head Office. Exams can be carried on-site or via remote video conference.

Chief Examiner:

Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei – President and Chief Instructor

Advanced Examiners:

Master Yan Zhigang
Master Liming Yue
Pete Hornby
Giuseppe Paterniti

Intermediate Examiners:

Fabio Varesi
John Higginson
Andrea Lori
Carla Scigliano


All applicants please email: info@chenzhenglei.com

Requirements for all level of certified Instructors of
Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Federation

养生功教练员
主要内容:
• 养生功: 关节活动、 缠丝功 (单、双手)和步法练习
• 陈氏太极拳精要18式
• 太极混元桩, 采气法

* 考试及认证费:$150 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Certified Instructor of Chen’s Taichi for Health and Wellness
Main Contents:
• Yangsheng Gong: Joint warm up, Spiral Rotation (single and double hands) and postures & footwork
• Chen’s Taichi Essential 18 forms
• Hunyuan Post and Qi Collecting Drills

*Exam and Certification Fee: $150 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

初级教练员:1级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳老架一路
• 陈氏太极拳18式剑
• 推手:单手挽花 (平圆、立圆、8字), 双手挽花 (同步从里向外、向内、向左、向右;双手交替向里、向外)

* 考试及认证费:$250 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元

Primary Instructor: Level 1
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 1
• Chen’s Taichi Single Sword 18 Movements Routine
• Push Hands: Single Hand (Horizontal, Vertical Circle, Figure 8); Double Hand (Synchronous Inside or Outside; Synchronous To Left or To Right; Synchronous Inside or Outside One by One)

*Exam and Certification Fee: $250 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

初级教练员:2级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳单刀完整套路
• 推手:合步推手及应用

* 考试及认证费:$300 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Primary Instructor: Level 2
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Single Sabre
• Push Hands: Still Stance and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $300 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

初级教练员:3级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳老架二路
• 陈氏太极拳单剑
• 推手:一进一退顺步

* 考试及认证费:$350 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Primary Instructor: Level 3
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 2
• Chen’s Taichi Single Sword
• Push Hands: Forward & Backward Steps and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $350 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

中级教练员:1级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳新架一路
• 陈氏太极拳双锏
• 推手:大履及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$400 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 两年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Intermediate Instructor: Level 1
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi New Frame 1
• Chen’s Taichi Double Baton
• Push Hands: Forward & Backward Steps in Low Pose (Knee and leg techniques)

*Exam and Certification Fee: $400 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After two years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

中级教练员:2级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳新架二路
• 陈氏太极拳双刀
• 推手:活步推手及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$450 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 两年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Intermediate Instructor: Level 2
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi New Frame 2
• Chen’s Taichi Double Sabre
• Push Hands: Free Steps, Practical Push Hand Techniques and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $450 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After two years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

中级教练员:3级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳双剑
• 推手:定步活推及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$500 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 两年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Intermediate Instructor: Level 3
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Double Sword
• Push Hands: Still Stance, free Push Hand Techniques and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $500 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After two years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

高级教练员:1级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极春秋大刀
• 推手:活步活推及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$550 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 三年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Instructor: Level 1
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Halberd (Chun Qiu Da Dao)
• Push Hands: Free Steps, free Push Hand Techniques and Application, Practical Fight Techniques

*Exam and Certification Fee: $550 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After three years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

高级教练员:2级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极枪
• 陈氏太极大杆13杆、双人滑杆(3杆, 8杆)
• 太极散手及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$600 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 三年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Advanced Instructor: Level 2
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Spear
• Chen’s Taichi Long Pole and 2 People Set (3 moves and 8 moves)
• Push Hands: San Da (Free Fighting) and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $600 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After three years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

高级教练员:3级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳所有套路
• 陈氏太极拳八法及发力技术

考试及认证费:$650 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。

Advanced Instructor: Level 3
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• All Routines
• Gong Fa – The 8 Taichi Methods and Explosive Power Releasing Skills

*Exam and Certification Fee: $650 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After three years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

Customized Certificate

Because some instructors may only practice and teach specified content of Chen Style Tai Chi, we will assess their skill level and issue a suitable customized instructor certificate with specified content. Please contact the Federation for further details before you apply for your customized certificate.

Terms and conditions for the payment of certification fees

All candidates for instructor qualifications are required to pay the relevant fee in advance. Candidates will be charged for the instructor level awarded by the evaluation procedure as follows:

  • A candidate awarded a lower level than that applied for will receive a refund of the fee difference
  • In the event of a higher level than that applied for being awarded, the candidate will be required to pay the fee difference
  • For candidates who are not awarded an instructor grade, or who withdraw their application prior to evaluation, the certification fee paid, less an application fee of $100, will be refunded

国际教练员资格考评员认证
International Instructor Examiner Certification

陈正雷太极拳联盟认证考评员分中, 高两个级别。由联盟总部技术考评委员会聘任, 聘任条件如下:
• 陈正雷大师弟子或师父特邀考评员
• 具备全面技术水平, 可以独当一面,单独主持工作, 可以解答教练员认证相应问题
• 具有联盟中级教练员以上资格
• 有两名现任考评员推荐或师父亲自推荐

Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Federation certified instructor examiner certification has two levels – intermediate and advanced. Examiners are appointed by the Technical Examination Committee. Requirements for the appointment are as the following:
• Grand Master Chen Zhengleis’ Disciple or Special appointment by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei
• Mastery of all required technical skills, can work independently and lead a team of examiners and can answer questions related to instructor certification.
• Hold valid intermediate or higher instructor certificate issued by the Federation
• Recommended by two current examiners or recommended directly by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei

联盟总部技术考评委员会成员

主任 – 陈正雷
副主任 – 陈斌, 陈娟, 陈媛媛, 岳黎明, 严志刚
委员 – Byron, 徐利, Billy, Giuseppe, Peter Hornby

Federation Head Office Technical Examination Committee members

Director – Chen Zhenglei
Deputy Director – Chen Bin, Chen Juan, Chen Yuanyuan, Yue Liming, Yan Zhigang
Committee member: Byron Hartman, Xu Li, Billy Greer, Giuseppe Paterniti, Peter Hornby

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