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Summer Camp in Poland with Joshua Craig - July 16-23, 2017 | Borsuki, Poland

Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017
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7th Annual Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan  Summer Camp in Poland, July 16-23, 2017

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 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!

The Training

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: The Six Directions and the Three Dimensions

Every morning you will experience a series of solo and partner exercises 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. These exercises will aid you in recognizing the Six Directions as the foundation for the Three Dimensions in your movements.

Afternoon Training: The Point of Contact

Each afternoon you will work to recognize the Point of Contact. Beginners will be introduced to the first stage of the mindful practice of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Spinning Hands, while more advanced students will explore material suitable to their grade level. Throughout these sessions you will experience a series of progressive training exercises that will help you to clarify the following:

  • Recognizing the Point
  • Understanding the Line
  • Using the Cross
  • Engaging the Center
  • Maintaining the Three Qualities of Engagement

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!

The Camp

Dwór Zaścianek, the home of our Seventh 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.