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Bring I Liq Chuan to you!

Contact us to set up an Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan workshop, or a series of workshops, at your location!
Email us at info@internal-arts-training.com

Please note that we carry our own liability insurance and we will provide the certificate at booking.

Participants who are new to Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan are welcome to join all workshops.
Our workshop program is modular and you may attend the workshops in any order – there is no previous experience required to attend.

For example, you may attend a Level 3 workshop without having first attended the Level 1 and the Level 2 workshops. Later, when you have taken the Level 1 and the Level 2 workshops, you will see how the principles recognized in these earlier levels inform and deepen your experience of Level 3.

One Day Workshops

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all students.

This course will introduce you to Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, the art of Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin.

Instructor Joshua Craig will present the Philosophy, Concepts and Principles of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan through practical solo and partner exercises. Designed for people from all styles of martial and healing arts, our “Introduction to Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan” is a fun and easy way to experience what this art is all about!

In this workshop we will explore the following:

  • Mindfulness in Action
  • Mental Neutral
  • Physical Neutral
  • Resistance and Non-resistance
  • Alignment Power
  • Rotation Power
  • The Six Directions
  • The Three Dimensions

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

Neigong is often called “Internal Kung Fu”. In this workshop we will work to recognize the “Macrocosmic” energy flow in the body and you will discover a simple and practical method to activate your nervous system, coordinate your muscles and integrate your connective tissue. As a result, every movement will begin to massage your body from the inside out. You will stimulate your circulation of, and increase your ability to feel, the natural cycle of energy in your body. As a result of this workshop, you will begin to experience every movement in a whole new way.

  • Aligning the Bones
  • Activating the Tissues
  • Condense-Expand
  • Absorb-Project
  • The Five Qualities of Movement Unification

Two Day Workshops: Zhong Xin Dao Curriculum

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

This Level 1 workshop is designed to present Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan’s Philosophy, Concepts and Principles and Level 1 curriculum, with a special emphasis on recognizing and manifesting the Five Qualities:

  • Absorb/Project
  • Open/Close
  • Condense/Expand
  • Concave/Convex
  • Three Dimensional Planes

We will spend the first day exploring alignment and the primary energy of Absorb-Project in the Six Directions and the Three Dimensions with Basic Exercises 1-5. On the second day we will experience the energy of Condense-Expand, while looking at Basic Exercises 6-10. We will also review Basic Exercises 1-5 and look at practicing all ten exercises as a single training.

Day 1:

  1. Stance
  2. Relaxation – Absorption & Projection
  3. Horizontal Plane
  4. Frontal Plane
  5. Sagittal Plane

Day 2:

  1. Incorporating 3 Planes of Movement
  2. Condense & Expand
  3. Macrocosmic Orbit Flow
  4. Tu’na (condensed) Breathing
  5. North, East, South, West

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

In our Level 2 workshop we will continue our exploration of the Five Qualities, Six Directions, and the Three Dimensions. We will take the coordinations experienced in the stationary exercises of Level 1, and practice maintaining them as we begin to step, kick and strike.

On the first day of the workshop we will look at the principle of Non-Resistance through Basic Exercise # 11: Concave-Convex. Next we will look at the Basic Exercise # 12: Hip Roll, as the foundation of all of our movement, and then we will learn to recognize the Hip Roll through the patterns of Basic Exercise # 13: Stepping.

On the second day we will review Basic Exercises 11-13, as well as introduce Basic Exercise # 14: Kicking, and Basic Exercise # 15: Throwing Hands. Throughout both exercises we will use the concepts to observe the principles in action.

If this is your first Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan workshop, you are welcome to join us! This workshop is designed as a stand-alone module and we will review the essential concepts from Level 1.

Day 1: Basic Exercises 11-13

  1. Concave-Convex
  2. Hip Roll
  3. Stepping

Day 2: Basic Exercises 14-15 & Review

  1. Kicking
  2. Throwing Hands

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Level 3 introduces the “21 Form”. The Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan forms were designed as vehicles through which the student may learn to recognize and realize the principles of human movement.

The 21 Form teaches you to connect your body and to move in a smooth and continuous fashion. Whereas in the 15 Basic Exercises you learned to isolate and develop the Five Qualities to propel force in single planes of motion, in the 21 Form you learn to change gears – to practice the Five Qualities in different combinations and sequences throughout all three planes of motion. Also known as the “Fullness Form”, the 21 Form provides you the opportunity to recognize and manifest the Six Directions and the Three Dimensions.

If this is your first Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan workshop, you are welcome to join us! This workshop is designed as a stand-alone module and we will review the essential concepts from Levels 1 & 2.

Day 1: Movements 1-14

  1. Commencing Form
  2. Left & Right Holding Ball
  3. Whirl & Hook
  4. Pull & Push
  5. Drag & Shoulder
  6. Brush Knee & Push
  7. Circle & Press
  8. Whirl, Turn, Push
  9. Turn, Tap, Fend & Push
  10. Turn, Palm Strike
  11. Row Backward & Forward
  12. Split Hands on Both Sides
  13. Brush Off, Press Down, Elbow Strike, Push
  14. Turn while Holding Ball

Day 2: Movements 15-21 and Form Review

  1. Left and Right Kick
  2. Relax, Whirl, Fend & Push (1+3 times)
  3. Turn, Brush & Strike (Right and Left)
  4. Grab & Kick
  5. Dash and Push with Both Hands
  6. Both Hands Lift
  7. Closing Form
  • Form Review

Pre-requisites: All students are welcome to review the process, however in order to grade students must have attended previous workshops and/or ongoing classes, and have practiced the material for a minimum of three months to one year (depending upon the level being graded). Participants must grade each student Level in the order of 1, 2, and 3. Our grading workshops are designed for Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan schools, study groups, and distant students.

Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan’s teaching methodology is very precise as it guides students though each stage of development. The grading process is not a formality, it is part of the teaching process itself. The grading process is designed to assist you in clarifying what you need to look at for your level of development. Being certified for a particular Student Level does not mean that you have mastered the material, merely that you recognize how to do the exercise and what you should be paying attention to.

Day 1: We will review and troubleshoot the exam material, correcting any errors and reinforcing what students already know.

Day 2: We will run through the exam material once as a class and then, after a small break, we will begin the exam. Students will receive their grades the same day.

In addition to the physical elements of the exam, students will also be asked questions regarding Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan’s History, Philosophy, Concepts, and Principles.

Two Day Workshops: Special Topics

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

In this intensive workshop, Instructor Joshua Craig will present I Liq Chuan’s Philosophy, Concepts and Principles and the relationship between Structure and Relaxation.  We will explore various steps of the training process, including:

  • Attention
  • Relaxation & The Thirteen Points
  • Center of Gravity Force
  • Alignment
  • Upper Center Point and Lower Center of Mass
  • Internal and External Circles
  • Spinning Force of Coordination
  • The Process of Relaxation: Loose & Soft

In Part 1 we will explore the foundations of structure and its role in backing up the energy of every action. 

In Part 2 we will explore the qualities of looseness and softness, and their role in the releasing of unnecessary tension as well as in the development of power.

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan is based on Non-Resistance, however this can be challenging to manifest our practice.

  • How do we avoid using force-on-force?
  • How do we move our bodies freely while under pressure?
  • How do I Liq Chuan’s Basic Exercises aid us in recognizing Non-Resistance?

In this workshop we will work with our Basic Exercises, both solo and with partners, to assist us in experiencing non-resistance.

We will explore the following concepts:

  • Attention
  • Movement vs Fighting
  • Relaxation and Alignment
  • Six Energies
  • Three Dimensions
  • 5-4-4-3

The workshop is open to participants of all levels and styles.

Pre-requisites: This workshop is open to all participants, from all styles of martial and movement arts.

Internal Power is often shrouded in mystery.

In this two-day workshop we will remove the mystery. You will experience a series of simple and practical exercises designed to allow you both recognize and to train manifest Internal Power.

The training is based on universal principles of human movement and is applicable to all styles of martial arts.

In this workshop we will explore the following topics:

  • Internal Power – What is it?
  • Structure, Energy and Movement
  • Bone, Tendon, Muscle, Skin
  • Relaxation: The Foundation
  • Aligning the Bones
  • Activating the Tissues
  • The Six Directions
  • The Three Dimensions
  • Resistance and Non-resistance
  • Solo and Partner Exercises

Join us for a great weekend of training and fun!

Pre-requisites: No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to all participants.

In this special workshop, Instructor Joshua Craig will guide us in recognizing how the principles observed in Level 1 of the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Curriculum are essential to more advanced material. We will highlight the principles found in Level 1 and explore them through select exercises from our form, spinning hand, and sticky hand phases of our training.

The Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Level 1 Curriculum presents the following ten basic exercises:

  1. Stance
  2. Absorb & Project
  3. Horizontal Plane
  4. Frontal Plane
  5. Sagittal Plane
  6. Incorporating 3 Planes of Movement
  7. Condense & Expand
  8. Macrocosmic Orbit Flow
  9. Tu’na (condensed) Breathing
  10. North, East, South, West
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