8th Annual Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Summer Camp in Poland, July 15-22, 2018 Join us in the beautiful Polish countryside, as we explore Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, the
8th Annual Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Summer Camp in Poland, July 15-22, 2018
Join us in the beautiful Polish countryside, as we explore Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, the art of Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin! All levels are invited to join us, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners!
This year’s camp will again be held at Dwór Zaścianek, a traditional Polish inn, nestled in the woods of eastern Poland. Dwór Zaścianek is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and to focus on training. Come and enjoy Polish hospitality and cuisine, and train with an amazing community of people from around the world!
If you are flying into Poland, please let us know your fight information, and we will assist you in traveling from Warsaw to the camp. Please note that we have arranged for a shuttle bus to transport people to and from the summer camp location and Warsaw – if you would like to reserve your seat, please let us know via email. There is an additional fee for this service.
During this 8-day intensive training you will explore the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan system, through a variety of solo exercises, partner applications, and Spinning Hands. Throughout these 8 days of concentrated practice, you will deepen your understanding of yourself, as well as your relationship with the world around you. Grading will also be available for those who wish to test for their next student level.
Morning Training: Basic Exercises 1-15 and Applications
Every morning you will review Basic Exercises 1-15 and practice partner applications for each. These solo and partner exercises are designed to allow you to identify your limits, to unify your mind and body so that you may move more freely, and to become conscious of the power that is inherent in the changing conditions of every movement.
Afternoon Training: Four Energies Spinning Hands and Review
Each afternoon you will first focus on Four Energies Spinning Hands to recognize the Point of Contact, emphasizing Circle with Center. During this time, you will have the chance to work with variety of partners, developing your ability to maintain attention at the point of contact. Next we will divide the group into different levels and we will review the grading requirements for each.
Every day you will explore the Process of Complementary, the Unification of Structure, the Unification of Movement, and the Unification of Partner. Beginners will work on the basic mechanics, energies, and applications, while more advanced students will further refine their structure, movement, and qualities of engagement.
Zhong Xin Dao is a path of cultivation through which you will be able to let go of reflexive habits and cultivate mindfulness through conscious action. By the end of this 8-day immersion you will clearly understand the Zhong Xin Dao Learning Process, have a complete home practice method, as well being capable of recognizing the universal principles of human movement in action!
Dwór Zaścianek, the home of our Eighth Annual Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Summer Camp in Poland, provides comfortable rooms, a choice of either vegetarian or meat-based meals, a barbecue pit, swimming pool, and a sauna. Massage may also be arranged for a separate fee.
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The price of the camp, listed below, includes all training, meals (three meals per day – vegetarian or meat-based), accommodations and accident insurance. Please note that the price is determined by your choice of room type. Room types are available on a “first come, first served” basis – be sure to register below to book the room of your choice!
- Shared room for 4 people (two double rooms with 1 bathroom) — 1830 PLN – approx. $540 USD per person
- Shared room for 3 people (with 1 bathroom) — 1940 PLN – approx. $572 USD per person
Please note that the approximate USD values, shown above, were effective as of Feb. 27, 2018 and are subject to change (https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/).
If desired, additional meals and drinks (both alcoholic and non-) or massage may be purchased for an additional fee. Cycling and Nordic-walking are both included in the camp price.
Please note that the number of spots is limited.
To reserve your spot, please select your room and then click on the link below:
Photos from the 2017 Summer Camp in Poland
Below is a selection of photos from last year’s camp. For more photos you may visit our Flickr album at: http://goo.gl/nnm28a
We look forward to you joining us this year!
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Below you will find a few testimonials from our last summer camp:
The camp was awesome! Joshua and the assistant trainers’ excellent teaching, beautiful accommodation site, delicious food every day, fellow trainees’ camaraderie…I thoroughly enjoyed it and am grateful for Joshua and Magda for organizing this memorable event! (Bonnie from USA)
I enjoyed the use of simple exercises to understand challenging concepts & Joshua’s masterful coaching. (E. Ling from the UK)
Summer camp is like an extended workshop where you can have fun & explore training in an intensive, ongoing environment. Usually held in a beautiful, rustic location – with great food!!! – & a great mix of people looking to train & enjoy their time. It’s like a vacation with the benefit of a depth of training that really feels fulfilling while it’s happening & after it’s over. Joshua’s skill in leading the workshop is unparalleled & always includes lots of personal instruction. Don’t miss an opportunity like this if you can! (Phil Braun from USA)
All the trainings were exceptional. The instructors were great. Joshua is an extremely precise, meticulous, mindful, and wise teacher; his way of explaining each exercise, each rule makes time spent at the camp very unique. (Malgorzata M. from Poland)
Honestly? I enjoyed everything. Amazing experience! (Michael L. from USA)
I enjoyed working on the sense of the balance of the point of contact from different perspectives (natural movement, 2 vectors, drag the point etc.). It helped me to get a better sense of what Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan is about. (Vincent V. from France)
What I enjoyed the most about the summer camp was the clear explanations of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan principles, the interesting exercises, the looseness training, the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan applications, and the patience and understanding of the instructors. (Ula G. from Poland)
The rope trainings were very nice. The translation to the movements we did I found important. The social time (sauna, dance, kayaking). The people, their attitude. Joshua’s teaching skills. The possibility to have some private time when needed. (Yeliz Oktay from The Netherlands)
What I appreciate the most about the summer camp trainings was that we were divided into small groups, our instructors were extremely mindful and they gave us lots of useful advice. We had personal contact with the instructors through the whole training and we learned a lot. The atmosphere was wonderful, easy-going and open-hearted. (Inga D. from Poland)
Great vibe, personalized training, high-level of skills of our instructor! (Konrad P. from Poland)
Summer camp – what I enjoyed the most was the variety of training methods. There was something for everyone! (Michalina D. from Poland)
During the summer camp I had lots of opportunities to train for the 3rd level of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan and to prepare myself for the exam. Apart from the training we had lots of fun activities such as kayaking, a barbecue, Russian sauna, and dancing. (Ezekiel M. from USA)
The thing I appreciate the most about training with Joshua is the way he explains Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan principles and his amazing energy that is inspiring to others. (Grzegorz R. from Poland)
What I enjoyed the most about training with Joshua was the friendly atmosphere and his deep knowledge. (Tomek N. from Poland)
Joshua explains Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan principles in a very unique way! (Piotr N. from Poland)
SEE YOU AT THE CAMP!
july 15 (Sunday) - 22 (Sunday)
BORSUKI 1B, 08-221 Hołowczyce, Poland
Joshua Craiginfo@internal-arts-training.com 917-626-8497