Taijiquan and Qigong are world treasures that belong to everyone. As such, it is important to continue their transmission through the generations. Unfortunately much of what is taught today is of low quality, and as such we are in the process of developing a rigorous teacher certification course for those who want to delve into these traditional practices. Individuals not ready to teach may also take these classes as a way to really deepen their own practice. In order to ensure proper transmission, it is necessary to have direct contact with a teacher and as such there is no distance learning option.

This is a current draft plan of an upcoming teacher certification course. Class size will be limited as quality of student will be prioritized over quantity. Our first several years of training will also be open mostly to professional practitioners of Chinese medicine, other medical systems, or people with significant previous martial arts experience. If you are interested and would like to be put on a mailing list, please send us an email.

Qigong Teacher Training Course - 200 Hours / 2 Years

Eligibility:

  • Open to licensed Chinese medicine professionals, or students in at least their 2nd year of Chinese medicine training; CEU/PDA hours may be available

  • Also open to Asian Bodywork Therapists, licensed physicians with Chinese medicine experience, or martial artists on a case-by-case basis

  • Limited other students may be admitted on a case-by-case basis

Time/Hours Requirement for Completion:

  • Course will contain a minimum of 200 contact hours over at least 2 years (graduates will be eligible for professional standing with the National Qigong Association)

  • 48 hours will be completed through weekend intensive classes (16 classes total, 3 hours per class); additional hours are completed at weekly classes held at our regular location; 2 hours credit are given for required reading

  • Credit will be given to Chinese medicine professionals/students for Qigong and other training done in their professional schooling

Curriculum Content:

  • An Overview and History of Qigong, Theory of Qigong

  • Basic Standing and Seated Qigong (e.g., Eight Brocades, Five Animal Frolics, etc…)

  • Taiji Stick and Ruler Neigong

  • Neigong practices in the lineage of Hu Yaozhen

  • Pai Da Gong in the lineage of Hu Yaozhen

  • Chan Si Gong (Silk Reeling)

  • Theory and Treatment of Qi Deviation (Qigong Psychosis)

  • Teaching Practicum and practical examinations

  • Other topics based on need of group, TBA

Taijiquan Teacher Certification Courses and Levels

Taijiquan Teacher Certification is training in a traditional cultivation system and martial art. It is rigorous and based on demonstrated competencies, and as such time guidelines here are only estimates.

Taiji Qigong Certification

  • Add-on to Qigong certification (done concurrently; ALL Taiji teaching certifications require Qigong Teacher certification as well)

  • Content: Hunyuan Four Directions Form, Chan Si Gong, Zhan Zhuang and basic Zhan Zhuang Moving Gong

  • NOT Taijiquan certification

 Taijiquan Assistant Instructor Certification

  • 1 year additional training beyond Qigong Certification (3 years total)

  • Content: Taiji Ba Fa, Hunyuan 12 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Advanced Form, Zhan Zhuang and Zhan Zhuang Moving Gong, Chan Si Gong, Basic Push Hands

  • Martial artists with at least 4 years of previous training may do this certification concurrently with Qigong certification in 2 years time

Taijiquan Level 1 Instructor Certification (Basic)

  • 2-3 years additional training beyond Qigong Certification (4-5 years total)

  • Content: Taiji Ba Fa, Hunyuan 12 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Advanced Form, Hunyuan 48 or 83 Form, 1 Short weapon form (Taiji Jian or Taiji Dao), Zhan Zhuang (with 15 min test) and Zhan Zhuang Moving Gong, Chan Si Gong, Push Hands (with various Taiji Jin-skills and Qin Na)

  • Martial Artists with at least 5 years of prior training may complete concurrently with Qigong certification in 2 years

Taijiquan Level 2 Instructor (Mid-level)

  • 3 year additional training beyond Qigong Certification (5 years total)

  • Content: Taiji Ba Fa, Hunyuan 12 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Advanced Form, Hunyuan 48 or 83 Form, Hunyuan Paochui 32, 1 Short weapon form (Taiji Jian or Taiji Dao), Taiji Long Pole, Zhan Zhuang and Zhan Zhuang Moving Gong, Chan Si Gong, Push Hands (with various Taiji Jin-skills and Qin Na)

  • Martial artists with at least 5 years of prior training may complete in one year past Qigong certification (3 years total)

  • Opportunity for formal lineage admission

 Taijiquan Teacher Certification (Full)

  • 5 year additional training beyond Qigong Certification (7 years total)

  • Content: Taiji Ba Fa, Hunyuan 12 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Basic Form, Hunyuan 24 Advanced Form, Hunyuan 48 or 83 Form, Hunyuan Paochui 32 or 71, Form applications, 2 Short weapon form (Taiji Jian, Taiji Dao, or Taiji Jiǎn), Taiji Long Pole, 1 Long weapon form (Da Dao or Spear), Zhan Zhuang and Zhan Zhuang Moving Gong, Chan Si Gong, Taiji Ball, Push Hands (with various Taiji Jin-skills and Qin Na)

  • Martial artists with at least 5 years of prior training may complete in three years past Qigong certification (5 years total)

  • Opportunity for formal lineage admission