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Costa Mesa w/Ashe Higgs Nov 1&2. 2014

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:15pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:30pm

2 Day Workshop w Ashe Higgs- Nov 1 & 2 2014

I Liq Chuan Instructor Ashe HiggsGuest Instructor: Ashe Higgs

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Training

I Liq Chuan (Mind-Body Fist) is an art of cultivating awareness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertion, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness, and realization within the present moment. The movements of I Liq Chuan are slow, focused (meditative), and coordinated with breathing.

Nei Kung is the training of ligament, tendon and fascia. Prerequisite is the relaxation of muscle tissue: Yin muscle and Yang muscle have to work together, one complementary to the other. The more balance you have between the Yin and Yang muscle, the easier it is to train ligament, tendon and fascia.

In this workshop we will learn both solo and partner exercises designed to help us discover Yin and Yang muscles, and to recognize our skeleton (bones and joints centers) as Neutral. We will experience the Balance of Yin and Yang muscles through the following:

Thirteen Points as References
Absorb and Project, Condense and Expand as Energy Movement
Structure, Relaxation, Energy as Training Process
Loose, Soft, Elastic, Fa Jing as Training Process

When we first begin training we explore the limits of Yin and Yang muscles in order to find and recognize Neutral. After we recognize Neutral, we train Yin and Yang muscles without leaving Neutral. As we advance, Neutral will become the reference point from which we will adjust Yin and Yang.

“When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others. When the eye is not set on one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye without limit. But if a single leaf holds the eye, it will be as if the remaining leaves were not there.””
-The Unfettered Mind

In order to transcend technique, you must get to the root of why certain movements must be done in a certain way. By training the basic energy you train yourself to recognize certain qualities which manifest through all movement. All movements are manifestations of tai chi principles; the balance of yin and yang.

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Dates & Times

Saturday Nov 1st 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday November 2nd 10am-4:30pm

 Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4:30pm each day (six hours of training each day, 30 minutes for lunch .)

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Workshop Location

Five Elements Combat Arts

1725 Monrovia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA

United States


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Workshop Fee

Early RSVP - Before Oct 1, 2014 At The Door
2 Days - $150*
2 Days - $190*

*In an effort to promote grading and active membership in the I Liq Chuan Association, we will be awarding the following discounts on
the entrance fee.  In order to receive the following discounts,
you must bring your passbook and be in full uniform (t-shirt, pants,
and sash). Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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I Liq Chuan Member Status
ILC Member Number




Explanation of I Liq Chuan Membership Discounts

Member Level Discount
Basic Member
10%
Student Level 1+
15%
Instructor Level 1
20%
Instructor Level 2+
25%

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About the Instructor

Ashe HiggsAshe has been training I Liq Chuan since
2001, and has been a disciple of Master Sam FS Chin since 2007.

He has competed in full contact San Da winning gold medals (2007
Taiji Legacy light heavy weight, 2008 World Kuo Shu unlimited weight)
and a silver (2009 Legends of Kung Fu heavy weight), and currently
lives and trains with a small group of private students in Tempe,
Arizona USA.

Ashe is currently one a select few students around the world to hold
the I Liq Chuan rank of Student Level 6.

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Contact

 

Contact: 
Sean Muttaqi
Email: 
sean.muttaqi@gmail.com
Contact phone: 
9493003097
Website: 

http://

Location

Costa Mesa
United States

7 Day Retreat w / Alex Skalozub - Sep 14-20, 2014

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:35pm
Date & Time: 
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:00am - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:00pm

Invitation to 7-days Training Camp in the European I Liq Chuan Retreat Center, from September 14th till 20th 2014

Check back often as details will be modifed soon!

Slavakia

Table Of Contents

Arrival and Departure

Arrival at the campsite on Saturday September 13th, 2014 between 6 p.m. and 9p.m. Departure from the campsite on Sunday 21st in the morning after 9 a.m. The training will start on Sunday September 14th at 7 a.m. and will end on Saturday September 20th at 3 p.m.

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Instructors

Miro and AsheMaster Alexander Skalozub, Chief Instructor of Russian speaking countries & Miro Kovacik, founder of the Mountain Retreat Center.

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Training

Daily there will be 10 hours of training. There will be enough breaks as well. We want to reach a balanced mixture between the mental and physical training. There will be program first the morning program for meditation, Qigong and Zhang Zhuang. After the breakfast there will be the training for Basic Exercises and applications for the Basic Exercises. Later on there will be classes for the 21 Form and Butterfly Form with applications, Spinning Hands and Sticky Hands. Every day, the program will be divided in common classes for everybody and to specific classes for smaller groups for the specific levels of the I Liq Chuan curriculum.

In detail, there will be smaller classes dedicated to the 21 Form and Butterfly forms both for the choreography and for their martial applications. There will be also smaller groups dedicated to the Basic Exercises. Both instructors ill teach their smaller groups. It is possible that we will engage a further instructor in the classes well, in case the number of participants will require it. On the other side, there will be also common classes led by Ashe dedicated to the partner training, that means Spinning Hands, Sticky Hands with Meet and Match. Here, the less advanced students can practice with more advanced students and this will allow them to learn faster. The more advanced students will learn how to feed their partners with the right energy for the particular exercise. This is considered one of the highest skill of a good instructor.

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Participants

Our training community will consist from I Liq Chuan students from various groups. We are open to beginners who want to learn some basics of I Liq Chuan but commonly most of the participants will be I Liq Chuan students. We expect the participation of students from Vienna, but also some of the distant students, who are forming their groups in other countries, will be coming. The next group of participants will be represented by I Liq Chuan group leaders, instructors and their dedicated students from other European countries, mainly from our Central European region but also from other parts of Europe.

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Grading

We will work partly in small groups in order to teach what the particular participants need for their next step in the I Liq Chuan curriculum. We will prepare both the students and instructors towards the grading. For those students who will be ready for the grading, we will conduct the grading at the end of the camp. If you plan to be graded during this camp, please send me your student grading application per e-mail till August 25th. I will give you further instructions after that.

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Mini Tournament

TournamanetWe will organize a small internal tournament to test our readiness and attention. The participation will be voluntary. It will be not about winning. Above all, we should have a lot of fun. There will be two disciplines: Sticky Hands and Meet and Match.

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Leisure Time

The venue of the retreat is located on a beautiful hilltop 1000 meters above the sea level in “Vepor mountains”. There used to be couple of homesteads in the past.

In last few years, we (a bunch of enthusiasts) have developed plans to establish some new homesteads surrounded by organic farms. We learn about natural farming from the local farmers but also from the Austrian
permaculture specialists Sepp and Josef Andreas Holzer and other experts.

We are building networks with local farmers and all people interested in a little bit more self-reliant life style. In the leisure time, you might be interested to see some of our small achievements which should make the life in the mountains easier. There are things like an off-grid solar system, a prototype of a generator based on wood distillation, a central heating which works completely without electrical pumps, an artificial pond without any plastic foil and concrete and so on.

The estate itself consists from steep meadows full of herbs and of pine and birch forest, all is connected with dirt roads and trails. The estate and its direct neighborhood are beautiful and big enough for your small every day expeditions. You cannot get lost, you can walk on your own or with someone else who wants to share the walk with you.

This year we plan to adopt bunch
of half-wild horses (Hucul horses) from our partner farm. Some of them might be suitable for riding. If you like to see the further environment, we will organize a tour for you. There are nice hiking and bicycle trails (very tough!), local farms, protected virgin forest etc.

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tentTraining Conditions

The training will be conducted mainly in outdoor. Normally in June the climate is very enjoyable. Not too hot, not too cold. But you are advised to bring also warm clothes, couple of T-shirts and spare shoes. In case of rainy or very hot weather, we will train under a large tent. You will need sun cream, torch light, disinfectant for skin (after the partner training), small first aid kit, and some basic medicine. Please, make sure that you have a sufficient travel insurance.

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Families

FamiliesOf course, you may bring your families with you. We can offer to integrate the spouses, partners etc. in our I Liq Chuan activities. For example by inviting them for classes in qigong, meditation, basic exercises etc. And we will suggest some other leisure time program for them if they don't want to participate in the classes at all. Due to lack of rooms in the cottage, camping with an own tent might be the best options for families.

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Food & Accommodation

Cottage
Meals
Cottage

All meals will be macrobiotic, which means vegan and vegetarian. If you need a special diet (f.e. gluten free), please contact us early. The meals will be served outdoor under a shelter or a party tent. The accommodation in the cottage is simple but cozy. The house is traditional but equipped with 2 modern baths, with 2 hot showers, 2 flush toilets and electricity plugs for charging your devices. The accommodation in the yurt next to the main cottage means that you will have a camping bed inside, there will be a wood stove for heating and the walls are insulated. There will be 6 beds in the yurt. Sleeping in the yurt is very comfortable and due to the round form of the structure, it will be a unique experience. For those who prefer to stay in an own tent, there will be a camping place. The camping place will be located just 50 meters from the main cottage next to the yurt. The camping place will have its own outdoor showers and compost toilets. You will be able to charge your mobile phones, laptops etc. in the cottage. There is mobile phone coverage, but you cannot expect high speed internet connection. For checking the e-mails it will be good enough. You can use a public hotspot at the cottage.

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Prices

The price for 7 full days of the training including 3 meals per days and accommodation for 8 nights depends on your status. That means, there are discounts for the CFILC membership and for the fans of our center, who participated at any of the retreats in the past. Each participant can figure out what is his price category (A to E) in the below price overview:

Price for the training camp including the tuition, accommodation, food (1)

Price category
CFILC Member
Fan Club
Own Tent
Yurt
Cottage
A
yes
yes
349€
369€
389€
B
no
yesy
399€
419€
439€
C
yes
no
399€
419€
439€
D
no
no
449€
469€
489€
E
n/a
n/a
159€
179€
199€

Price Includes

  1. 7 full days of training

    •8 nights with a bed in the cottage, in our big-size heated yurt or in your own tent
    •Vegetarian full board for the whole stay Transport from Sihla to the Retreat center. The transport to Sihla is not included.
    • Transport to Sihla will be either individual or with the group transport organized by the Retreat center.

  2. Member discount is applicable for members of Chin Family I Liq Chuan Association (CFILC) with paid membership fee
  3. Fan discount is applicable for both members and non-members of CFILC who either
    participated at least at one of the retreats organized by the European ILC retreat center in Slovakia in the past 12 months
    • participated at least at one of the individual intensive trainings for group leaders either in Slovakia or in Vienna in the past 12 months
    • participated at least at 3 of the weekend seminars in Vienna in the past 3 years
  4. Discount for the staying in your own tent instead of the cottage is 40 EUR
  5. Discount for the staying in our comfortable big size mongolian yurt (40 m2 ) instead of the cottage is 20 EUR. The yurt is heated and offers a space for 6 beds.
  6. The cottage is a traditional log house with the total capacity of 15 beds. There are rooms with 4-6 beds. There are 2 bathrooms with shower (hot water) and with flush toilet.

There will be an outdoor shower with hot and cold water and couple of compost toilets for participants living in the yurt and in their own tents.

Group leaders who will bring students, will receive a bonus. Please, contact me before the registration.

For spouses, who won't participate in the training, the price includes the food and accommodation only. Their price is in the above spreadsheet in the category E. Spouses can participate in all morning and evening classes for meditation and qigong for 100 EUR for the whole stay. Participation in single classes will be also possible for those of them who want to on the spot. Please, contact me for details later on. For children we will set the price according their age upon your request. Please, contact me before the registration.

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Accommodation




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Shorter Stays

Due to limited capacity and difficult access to the campsite we will favor those participants who will stay for the full duration. Shorter stays will be possible only if we will have enough capacities. Shorter stays will cost 5 EUR per day more than the proportional costs of a for full stay.

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Transport And Location

Dirty CarThe transport to Sihla is not included in the price as there will be various ways how it will be organized. Those who will not travel with their cars, but will fly to Vienna or Bratislava, we will come up with a suitable solution. That means, you will be picked up by other participants who have cars and you will share the fuel costs. You might also consider to rent a car and share it with other participants. The final instruction regarding the shared transportation from Vienna will be provided to the registered participants few days before the beginning of the camp per e-mail.

General information about the directions to the venue

The meeting point, the village Sihla is located 250 km from the Slovakian capital Bratislava towards east. The closest airports are Bratislava (250 km), Vienna (300 km), Budapest (200 km), Cracow (250 km), Zakopane (160 km). Those who participated last year know that Sihla is the neighbor village of Drabsko. The main meeting point will be the pub “Bistro” in the center of Sihla. There is a parking place in front of the pub. The pub has a garden. We will meet there at 4 pm on Saturday, June 14th. If you have a delay, please give me a call. We will park our cars safely to our partner's house and will be picked up by 4x4 cars. The distance from Sihla to the camp site is 7 kilometers. Some of us might prefer to have delivered just our luggage and to hike to the camp site. The hike without luggage takes about 1,5 to 2 hours.

Basic orientation from Vienna to Sihla:

There are two roads to Sihla. The northern one from Brezno, Cierny Balog is closer from Poland. The second route from south-west, via Zvolen, Detva, Hrinova is closer for those who will be driving from Austria.

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Reservation and Advanced Payment - DUE BY AUGUST 10th, 2014!

Please, register by sending an e-mail to miro.kovacik@iliqchuan.com . To be accepted, you need to provide following information:

  1. First and last name, Date of Birth.
  2. Country and place of residence.
  3. Years of studying I Liq Chuan, name of the city where you train, name of
    your instructor or group leader, your level, your student number.
  4. If relevant, years of studying other martial arts, who are your instructors, levels.
  5. Your cell phone number and e-mail address and emergency contact.
  6. Preferred accommodations: cottage, yurt or your own tent. If you share
    your tent, please provide the name of the other person(s).
  7. Duration of your stay.
  8. Charter transfer, or individually.
  9. All important information about your trip
    (airline / car / bus / train, arrival, departure)
  10. Please specify the payment method of the balance. It can be paid either
    in Vienna in cash before the departure to the retreat or on the campsite after
    the arrival or via a wire transfer before the retreat.
    To complete the reservation you will need to pay in advance 200 EUR at latest
    till 15th of May 2014. You can pay via PayPal (to miroko88@gmail.com) or via
    wire transfer to the following bank account:
    Beneficiary's IBAN:SK8565000000000011624177
    BIC/SWIFT code: POBNSKBA
    Beneficiary's name: Miroslav Kovacik,
    Address: Profesora Saru 10, 97401 Banska Bystrica
    Name of the bank: Postova Banka, Slovakia
    Payer's reference: Your name and Ashe

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Health Insurance

I Liq Chuan seminars are very save as the main goal is to train and develop our attention. Nevertheless make sure that you have a coverage of risks by the travel insurance.

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Language

The lessons and instructions will be given in English. Nevertheless we can communicate and interpret partly also in German, Russian or Slovak.

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Pictures

There are many other pictures of the European ILC Retreat Center on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ERCILC

or on Google+

https://plus.google.com/u/1/photos/107054202342114473215/albums/58504
39450702537025?hl=en&authkey=CMKK7IPXtpTQ-gE

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Contact

 

Contact: 
Miro
Email: 
miro.kovacik@iliqchuan.com
Contact phone: 
TBA
Website: 

http://

Location

Sopisko Valley
Slovakia

2 Day Workshop w/ Wai Tang - Boston Sep 6&7 2014

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:23pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:00am - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:00pm

“Nei Kung with Body Unity”

I Liq Chuan Instructor Ashe HiggsGuest Instructor: Wai Tang

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Training

I Liq Chuan is an sophisticated internal martial art that has become known for its effectiveness in developing mindfulness and - from mindfulness - real martial skill.

This workshop will cover Nei Kung and body Unity. Nei Kung is training of ligament, tendon and fascia. Prerequisite is the relaxation of muscles: Yin muscles and Yang muscles have to work together, one complementary to the other. The more balance of Yin and Yang muscles, the easier to get to train ligament, tendon and fascia. In this workshop we will learn both solo and partner exercises designed to help us discover Yin and Yang muscles, and to recognize our skeleton (bones and joints centers) as Neutral. We will experience the Balance of Yin and Yang muscles through the following:

  • Thirteen Points as References
  • Absorb and Project
  • Condense and Expand as Energy Movement Structure
  • Relaxation Energy as Training Process: Loose, Soft, Elastic, Fa-Jing

When we first begin training we explore the limits of Yin and Yang muscles in order to find and recognize Neutral. After we recognize Neutral, we train Yin and Yang muscles without leaving Neutral. As we advance, Neutral will become the reference point from which we will adjust Yin and Yang..

It's already there. You just need to recognize and realize.”
-Grandmaster Sam FS Chin

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Dates & Times

Sunday September 6 (10 AM to 6 PM)
Sunday September 7 (10 AM to 6 PM)

Twelve hours of instruction with breaks for lunch and snacks.

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Workshop Location

New England School of Acupuncture (NESA)

150 California Street
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02458
USA

 

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Workshop Fee

RSVP by 8/16/2014 After 8/16/2014
2 Days - $150
2 Days - $190

In an effort to promote grading and active membership in the I Liq Chuan Association, we will be awarding the following discounts on
the entrance fee.  In order to receive the following discounts,
you must bring your passbook and be in full uniform (t-shirt, pants,
and sash).

Secure Payments Through PayPalPayment Info - (Payments made via PayPal will be made to Boston I Liq Chuan)





 

I Liq Chuan Membership Discounts

Member Level Discount
Basic Member
10%
Student Level 1+
15%
Instructor Level 1
20%
Instructor Level 2+
25%

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About the Instructor

GM Sam FS Chin 

Wai has trained in I Liq Chuan directly from the gatekeeper, Grandmaster Sam FS Chin. He has cross-trained in many different systems so he can understand perspectives from students coming into I Liq Chuan from other systems. He can share with you invaluable contextual insights and guidance that will enhance your training experience and your ability to progress.

Wai has been training I Liq Chuan since 2004, and has been a disciple of Master Sam FS Chin since 2008.

Wai has traveled extensively to train with and assist Master Chin; highlights include

·         San Francisco in 2006, 2007, 2010

·         Malaysia in 2009

·         Perth, Australia in 2009

·         Moscow, Russia in 2009

·         Kiev, Ukraine 2009

·         Los Angles, 2011

·         MACS Martial Arts Collective Society Gathering, Sacramento 2011

Wai started off in Chinese Kung Fu when he was a teenage in Hong Kong.  He later began training in Japanese martial arts of Akido and started the long journey of searching for the secret of internal martial art.  This led him to years of study in Taijiquan (both Yang and Chen Style) and Baguazhang.  In 2004, Wai met Grandmaster Sam in an I Liq Chuan workshop at Chuang Yen Monastery and since then became the dedicated student of I Liq Chuan.

Wai is currently part of a selected few students around the world to hold the I Liq Chuan rank of Student Level 6 and Instructor Level 2.

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Contact

 

Contact: 
Jose Tomas
Email: 
j.tomas@iliqchuan.com
Contact phone: 
480-717-1443

Location

Boston
United States

ILC Levels 1-2 with Wai Tang - August 23-24, 2014

Submitted by Joshua Craig on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:21am
Date & Time: 
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:00pm

“I Liq Chuan
Grading Requirements
for Levels 1 & 2”

I Liq Chuan Instructor Ashe HiggsGuest Instructor: Wai Tang

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Training

Instructor Wai Tang (Student Level 6, Instructor Level 2) will be again returning to us in NYC.

In this special workshop we will cover the requirements of I Liq Chuan's curriculum 
Levels 1 & 2.

If you are new to I Liq Chuan, this will be a great overview of your next six to eight months of training. If you are already preparing to grade for Levels 1 and/or Level 2, this workshop will reinforce the concepts and principles that you already recognize as well as assist you in seeing those relationships in which you are not yet clear.

Our next class gradings will take place December 6-7, 2014 and 
April 25-26, 2015.

Level 1:

  1. Stance
  2. Relaxation - Absorption & Projection
  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

Level 2:

  1. Concave & Convex
  2. Weight Shifting & Hips Rolling
  3. Footwork
  4. Four Directional Kicks
  5. Throwing Hands

It's already there. You just need to recognize and realize.”
-Grandmaster Sam FS Chin

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Dates & Times

Sunday August 23 (12 PM to 5 PM)
Sunday August 24 (12 PM to 5 PM)

Ten hours of instruction.

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Workshop Location

Pearl Studios

500 Eighth Avenue
12th Floor, Room 1215
New York, NY 10018
USA

(between 35th Street & 36th Street)

 

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Workshop Fee

FEE  
2 Days - $150

In an effort to promote grading and active membership in the I Liq Chuan Association, we will be awarding the following discounts on
the entrance fee.  In order to receive the following discounts,
you must bring your passbook and be in full uniform (t-shirt, pants,
and sash).

Secure Payments Through PayPalPayment Info - (Payments made via PayPal will be made to Internal Arts LLC)





 

I Liq Chuan Membership Discounts

Member Level Discount
Basic Member
10%
Student Level 1+
15%
Instructor Level 1
20%
Instructor Level 2+
25%

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About the Instructor

GM Sam FS Chin 

Wai has trained in I Liq Chuan directly from the gatekeeper, Grandmaster Sam FS Chin. He has cross-trained in many different systems so he can understand perspectives from students coming into I Liq Chuan from other systems. He can share with you invaluable contextual insights and guidance that will enhance your training experience and your ability to progress.

Wai has been training I Liq Chuan since 2004, and has been a disciple of Master Sam FS Chin since 2008.

Wai has traveled extensively to train with and assist Master Chin; highlights include

·         San Francisco in 2006, 2007, 2010

·         Malaysia in 2009

·         Perth, Australia in 2009

·         Moscow, Russia in 2009

·         Kiev, Ukraine 2009

·         Los Angles, 2011

·         MACS Martial Arts Collective Society Gathering, Sacramento 2011

Wai started off in Chinese Kung Fu when he was a teenage in Hong Kong.  He later began training in Japanese martial arts of Akido and started the long journey of searching for the secret of internal martial art.  This led him to years of study in Taijiquan (both Yang and Chen Style) and Baguazhang.  In 2004, Wai met Grandmaster Sam in an I Liq Chuan workshop at Chuang Yen Monastery and since then became the dedicated student of I Liq Chuan.

Wai is currently part of a selected few students around the world to hold the I Liq Chuan rank of Student Level 6 and Instructor Level 2.

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Contact

 

Contact: 
Joshua Craig
Email: 
info@internal-arts-training.com
Contact phone: 
info@internal-arts-training.com

Location

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Avenue 12th Floor, Room 1215
New York City, NY 10018
United States

Netherlands ILC Level 1 - July 26-27, 2014

Submitted by Joshua Craig on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:12am
Date & Time: 
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:00pm

Instructor Joshua Craig will be visiting Nunspeet and will present
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

I Liq Chuan foundation training is comprised of a series of fifteen basic exercises and two short forms. Each basic exercise develops specific physical coordinations and qualities of action that are then trained in different combinations and sequences in the forms. Each stage of the process is designed to develop recognition of specific relationships, which is then carried into the Spinning Hands, Sticking Hands and Applications phases of the training.

ILC Level 1 presents the first ten basic exercises:

Stance
Relaxation - Absorption & Projection
Horizontal Plane
Frontal Plane
Sagittal Plane
Incorporating 3 Planes of Movement
Condense & Expand
Macrocosmic Orbit Flow
Tu'na (condensed) Breathing
North, East, South, West

In this workshop students will also be introduced to Spinning Hands Cycle 1. Spinning Hands is an exercise designed to aid students to unify themselves with a partner.

Workshop Schedule
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Saturday
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Sunday
12 hours of training

Workshop Location
Itten Suginami Dojo
Harderwijkerweg 167
8071 EP Nunspeet
The Netherlands

Workshop Fees
€50

Registration
Please note that this workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Contact: 
Joshua Craig
Email: 
info@internal-arts-training.com
Contact phone: 
info@internal-arts-training.com

Location

Itten Suginami Dojo
Harderwijkerweg 167
Nunspeet 8071
Netherlands

ILC Neigong with Wai Tang - July 26-27, 2014

Submitted by Joshua Craig on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:06am
Date & Time: 
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:00pm

Instructor Wai Tang (Student Level 6, Instructor Level 2) will be visiting NYC and will present I Liq Chuan's Nei Kung (Neigong) methods.

Nei Kung is the training of ligament, tendon and fascia. Prerequisite is the relaxation of muscle tissue: Yin muscle and Yang muscle have to work together, one complementary to the other. The more balance you have between the Yin and Yang muscle, the easier it is to train ligament, tendon and fascia.

In this workshop we will learn both solo and partner exercises designed to help us discover Yin and Yang muscles, and to recognize our skeleton (bones and joints centers) as Neutral. We will experience the Balance of Yin and Yang muscles through the following:

Thirteen Points as References
Absorb and Project, Condense and Expand as Energy Movement
Structure, Relaxation, Energy as Training Process
Loose, Soft, Elastic, Fa Jing as Training Process

When we first begin training we explore the limits of Yin and Yang muscles in order to find and recognize Neutral. After we recognize Neutral, we train Yin and Yang muscles without leaving Neutral. As we advance, Neutral will become the reference point from which we will adjust Yin and Yang.

Workshop Schedule
12pm-5pm Saturday
12pm-5pm Sunday
10 hours of training

Workshop Location
Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Avenue
12th Floor, Room 1215
New York, NY 10018
(between 35th Street & 36th Street)

Workshop Fees
$150

Registration
Please note that this workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Contact: 
Joshua Craig
Email: 
info@internal-arts-training.com
Contact phone: 
info@internal-arts-training.com

Location

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Avenue 12th Floor, Room 1215
New York City, NY 10018
United States

4th Annual I Liq Chuan Summer Camp in Poland

Submitted by Joshua Craig on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:00am
Date & Time: 
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:00pm - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:00pm

2014 I Liq Chuan Summer Camp in Poland!

In association with Mariusz Sroczynski's Tai Chi School we will be presenting our I Liq Chuan program at this year's Tai Chi and I Liq Chuan Summer Camp at Rozłogi in the eastern region of Poland.

With seven instructors and 130 participants, this camp is an amazing opportunity to train and share. Our ILC group will have 30 participants and two instructors!

THE TRAINING

At this year's camp we will train eight hours per day, with additional training sessions open to those who would like to participate!

Daily Schedule
07:30 Morning Warm Up
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 21 Form & Applications
14:00 Lunch
16:00 Spinning Hands
19:00 Stretching & Conditioning
19:30 Supper
21:00 Special Events
22:00 Social Time

THE CAMP
Rozłogi, the home of our Fourth Annual I Liq Chuan Summer Camp in Poland, is located in the heart of the beautiful Puszcza Knyszyńska ("Knyszyn Forest") Preserve in Eastern Poland. In addition to the comfortable rooms and internet access, we also have the use of two dining halls (one for meat eaters and one for vegetarians), pub, barbecue pit, swimming pool, and sports fields.

THE COST

$550 USD (or €400.00 EUR)*
*All training, events, accommodations, and meals are included in this price!

Registration
Please note that this workshop is limited to 30 I Liq Chuan participants.

Contact: 
Joshua Craig
Email: 
info@internal-arts-training.com
Contact phone: 
917-626-8497

Location

Rozłogi Center Gródek
Poland

Seattle w/ Rich Kelly November 15/16 2014

Submitted by Ryan Schoelerman on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:04pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:00pm

We're pleased to host Sifu Rich Kelly for his first visit to Seattle I Liq Chuan.
More info coming soon! Hope you can join us!

Contact: 
Ryan Schoelerman
Email: 
r.schoelerman@iliqchuan.com
Contact phone: 
206-832-9341
Website: 

http://

Location

Seattle, WA 98103
United States

Founder of I Liq Chuan Chin Lik Keong Passes Away

Submitted by Yen on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:12pm

On the morning of July 7th, 2014 the founder of I Liq Chuan passes away at the age of 85 in his sleep at his Malaysia Kuala Lumpur resident. Buddhist chanting services is being held everyday at his home until his burial service on Saturday July 12th.

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Ashe Higgs seminar in Norway 2014

Submitted by Espen Andreassen on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:51pm
 

We had a wonderful weekend working on the 21 form and with some applications.
In the end we had a grading for all the participants.
Everyone was quite happy about the outcome :)

Ashe has a very clear way of communicating his message.
Also he is a patience and kind man.
It's easy to understand what he wants to say and if there are doubts and questions, he has a way of explaining the same thing in slightly different word.. making sure everybody gets the message.

It was also good to see Ashe again after about three years.
He has progressed allot and we felt all that we got the best out of the time spent with him during his stay.

We also had the time to take him to the Viking museum.
Ashe was quite in to vikings as a youngster, so this was something he really enjoyed.
We also took him to the seashore so that he could do some "rock balancing".

All in all I believe we can say we enjoyed having him here and I think he enjoyed his stay.
Lets make it happen again some time.

The joy of the I Liq Chuan community lives on :)

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I Liq Chuan Weekend Workshop at Chuang Yen Monastery

Submitted by Yen on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:04am
Date & Time: 
Sat, 10/18/2014 (All day) - Sun, 10/19/2014 (All day)

Accommodation available at the temple
Students may report in night of Friday on the 17th

More details will be available later.

Contact: 
Yen Chin
Email: 
yen@iliqchuan.com
Contact phone: 
845-635-3567
Website: 

http://

Location

Carmel
United States

Ft. Collins CO w/ Ashe Higgs, Sept 6/7 2014

Submitted by Ashe Higgs on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:30pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:00pm

2 Day Workshop

I Liq Chuan Instructor Ashe HiggsGuest Instructor: Ashe Higgs

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Training

I Liq Chuan (Mind-Body Fist) is an art of cultivating awareness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertion, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness, and realization within the present moment. The movements of I Liq Chuan are slow, focused (meditative), and coordinated with breathing.

At higher levels of practice, the movements have self-defense applications.

“When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others. When the eye is not set on one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye without limit. But if a single leaf holds the eye, it will be as if the remaining leaves were not there.””
-The Unfettered Mind

In order to transcend technique, you must get to the root of why certain movements must be done in a certain way. By training the basic energy you train yourself to recognize certain qualities which manifest through all movement. All movements are manifestations of tai chi principles; the balance of yin and yang.

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Dates & Times

Saturday Sept 6th 11am - 5pm
Sunday Sept 7th 11am-5pm

 Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4:30pm each day (six hours of training each day, 30 min lunch on site.)

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Workshop Location

Raintree Athletic Club

2555 S Shields St
Fort Collins, CO
USA


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Workshop Fee

Early RSVP - Before Aug 22nd, 2014 After Aug 22nd, 2014
2 Days - $150*
2 Days - $190*

*In an effort to promote grading and active membership in the I Liq Chuan Association, we will be awarding the following discounts on
the entrance fee.  In order to receive the following discounts,
you must bring your passbook and be in full uniform (t-shirt, pants,
and sash). Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Secure Payments Through PayPalPayment Info - Please use the button below to register and pay through PayPal. (Payments will be made to Kenfit LLC, DBA Soft Crane Tai Chi)


I Liq Chuan Member Status
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Explanation of I Liq Chuan Membership Discounts

Member Level Discount
Basic Member
10%
Student Level 1+
15%
Instructor Level 1
20%
Instructor Level 2+
25%

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About the Instructor

Ashe HiggsAshe has been training I Liq Chuan since
2001, and has been a disciple of Master Sam FS Chin since 2007.

He has competed in full contact San Da winning gold medals (2007
Taiji Legacy light heavy weight, 2008 World Kuo Shu unlimited weight)
and a silver (2009 Legends of Kung Fu heavy weight), and currently
lives and trains with a small group of private students in Tempe,
Arizona USA.

Ashe is currently one a select few students around the world to hold
the I Liq Chuan rank of Student Level 6.

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Contact

 

Contact: 
Ken Forsthe
Email: 
forsyth.kenneth@gmail.com
Contact phone: 
970-214-2680

Location

Ft. Collins
United States

ILC Annual Picnic & Grading

Submitted by Yen on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 5:28pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Please join us this year on our annual picnic and grading!

*Update 6/3:
Member students please wear your black ILC t-shirt.
If you are grading, please make sure you are in full uniform including t-shirt, trousers, and sash.

Schedule:
10 AM - Grading
12 PM - Meeting
1 PM - FOOD!

Master Sam Chin will be sharing his favorite dishes, please also feel free to bring a dish to share with your I Liq Chuan family.

Contact: 
Yen Chin
Email: 
yen@iliqchuan.com
Contact phone: 
914-263-6786
Website: 

http://

Location

Master Sam Chin's Residence Pleasant Valley
United States
Date & Time: 
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

The 5 hour Intensive will focus on stepping and stepping while spinning within the lens of the I Liq Chuan principles and philosophy.

To register and to pay online please visit https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=30665
Click on the workshops tab or contact Carisa to register.

Fee: $50

Contact: 
Carisa Borrello
Email: 
carisaborrello@gmail.com
Contact phone: 
845-255-8212
Website: 

http://www.thelivingseed.com

Location

The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Health Center
521 Main St.
New Paltz, NY 12561
United States

2 Day Grading Intensive - Sifu Kelley - JUN 2014

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:18pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:30pm

Learn about I Liq Chuan student levels 1-6, prepare for and participate in grading for ranks 1-3. Training emphasis is on safely generating internal power at every student level.

Sifu Kelley

Have fun!

This retreat is for anyone. All are welcome from any discipline.

Please eat lunch prior to training. We will only have short breaks throughout the training session. Students may bring potluck snacks and light meals to share with all participants. There will be tea.

Call for lodging arrangements. Register using the link below.

Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 Seated Meditation + Spinning Hands
  1:00 - 7:00 Breakout by Student Level
  7:00 - 8:30 3rd Lesson Dinner
  8:30 - 11:30 Peer Training
Sunday 9:00 - 11:30 ILC Sunday Morning Class
  11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 - 5:00 Breakout by Student Level
  5:00 - 7:00 Grading (As needed)
  7:00 - 8:30 3rd Lesson Dinner
Contact: 
Sifu Kelley Graham
Email: 
kelley@urban-retreat.org
Contact phone: 
(951) 527-SIFU (7438)

Location

Urban Retreat Center
2523 East 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85716
United States

2 Day Grading Intensive - Sifu Kelley - MAY 2014

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Date & Time: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 8:30pm

Learn about I Liq Chuan student levels 1-6, prepare for and participate in grading for ranks 1-3. Training emphasis is on safely generating internal power at every student level.

Sifu Kelley

Have fun!

This retreat is for anyone. All are welcome from any discipline.

Please eat lunch prior to training. We will only have short breaks throughout the training session. Students may bring potluck snacks and light meals to share with all participants. There will be tea.

Call for lodging arrangements. Register using the link below.

Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 Seated Meditation + Spinning Hands
  1:00 - 7:00 Breakout by Student Level
  7:00 - 8:30 3rd Lesson Dinner
  8:30 - 11:30 Peer Training
Sunday 9:00 - 11:30 ILC Sunday Morning Class
  11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 - 5:00 Breakout by Student Level
  5:00 - 7:00 Grading (As needed)20
  7:00 - 8:30 3rd Lesson Dinner
Contact: 
Sifu Kelley Graham
Email: 
kelley@urban-retreat.org
Contact phone: 
(951) 527-SIFU (7438)

Location

Urban Retreat Center
2523 East 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85716
United States