Beginner’s Guide

Where Do I Start?


Find An Instructor

Self Study

Workshops & Seminars


If you have a group of interested people who would be interested in exploring I Liq Chuan, and couldn’t locate a nearby established I Liq Chuan group; hosting a seminar with Master Sam F.S. Chin or an licensed instructor may be the most cost effective way to start of your learning journey.

In addition, we offer organizer benefits including a no-liability option for qualifying first-time organizer.

Find An Instructor

Join an ongoing class or request private lessons.

I Liq Chuan schools promote a relax and non-threatening environment. We practice through self observant exercises along with non-aggressive partner training.

We are unique in that we also have a comprehensive transparent teaching curriculum that supports our students continuous progress in the art.

This system clearly explains what the student will accomplish at each level resulting in continuous growth in skills and understandings. In addition to maintaining standards, the optional grading session provides an opportunity for students to receive personal feedback from examiner(s). To learn more about our curriculum levels, please visit “Gradings

Our licensed instructors at each levels undergo rigorous testings and are required to upkeep their skills. Our standardized system provides students assurance that they will learn what is expected at any affiliated Chin Family I Liq Chuan schools internationally. We help you grow step by step with structured support along the way. This is the promise to our students learning Chin Family I Liq Chuan across the globe.

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Self Study

Over the last two and half decades, GM Sam Chin has produced many books and videos to help students study on their own time.

Whether you’re a student of one of our authorized schools around the world, or you can’t find an instructor nearby, we’ve got you covered!

Below are our top recommended resources for beginning self study.

I Liq Chuan Retreat

I Liq Chuan 3 Day Retreat DVD

To get an overview of our I Liq Chuan System

The “Yellow” Book

Deep dive into the philosophy, concepts and principles behind the art of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan. Fundamental reading for all students.


Structure & Energy

To understand basic body structure and to unify the body.

3rd Edition System Guide

Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan System Guide

Now in it’s third edition, the System Guide the syllabus of the entire Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan training system including our specialized vocabulary, rank and curriculum and more.

Basic Exercises

To understand the mechanism of movement

On Demand Video

Now you can learn on your own and at your convenience with a subscription to our video library! This is exclusive video content not available on DVD or download.

Over 20 hours of instructional material with new videos added every month.

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