[Oakland, USA] Process of Spinning Hands with Master Hsin Chin

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Date(s) - 25/Mar/23 - 26/Mar/23
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

In Motion Center


Workshop Description

The Process of ‘Zhong Xin Dao’ – Cultivating the Neutral Path’.

You will learn – ‘How to Listen’ – ‘Ting’ and ‘How to Feed’ the correct energy to your partner so you can refine both your own and your partners skill level. This is perhaps the most important key to progress in the Internal Martial Arts. Throughout this class you will be building awareness of the Neutral Point and refining the feel of the Neutral Touch in Application. Recognizing the Neutral Half-line to establish offense and defense / full and empty. Direct Knowing through Linking and Reflection. 

You will be instructed to clearly feel and access the Three Engagements, (Circle with Center, Center with Center, Center with Cross); with an emphasis on refining the use of ‘Peng’ Energy

– the Internal and External Force Field Spheres of Offense & Defense.

You will learn partner work with Condense & Expand to measure the strength of your opponent’s sphere.

Your training will progress to understand how these conditions interrelate, and recognize and manifest the feel of the furthest point using awareness of Six Directional Energy and Yin & Yang muscle balance.

About the Instructor

Master Hsin Chin is coming to the SF Bay Area and will be teaching a workshop focusing on Foundational Training in Body Unification and the Process of Spinning Hands.

This will be a great training opportunity for participants who are new to the Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan System or for those who have developed practice.

You will receive personalized hands on training, feeding of the spinning hands energies, and specific corrections for progress in your current and subsequent levels of the Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan System.

Hsin is has a exceptional eye and can pinpoint gaps in your structure, alignment, connection and attention. Personally, the corrections and insights I have gained from working with Hsin have been transformative and invaluable; opening a new sense of awareness, nuance and clarity to movements I have been training all my time in the internal martial arts.

Testimonial for Master Hsin Chin

” I have had the good fortune to meet and train with Master Hsin Chin thru several years of seminars.   He has a sensitive touch.   His feedback is detailed.  He takes his time to see and feel what I’m doing, and then gives specific instructions for me to feel more directly, my structure, movement and especially my attention.   Though he is at an incredibly higher level than me, he is able to relate to my level, and give me feedback that I can work with.   Hsin pushes me to my limit, to expand understanding.  Hsin has the feel of ZXD/ILC and is ever so generous in sharing it.”

– Vivian Kaiwe Goo RPT Licensed ZXD/ILC Instructor, Honolulu Hawaii

Dates / Time

Saturday & Sunday – March 25th & 26th 2023

10:30 am to 6 pm

(There will be a 1 1/2 hour lunch break both days) You may arrive as early as 10 am so we can start the workshop promptly at 10:30 am

There will be 1 day of extra training on Monday March 27th

Participation for Monday is limited to ILC/ZXD Members who can spin – or invited guests training in another art under a licensed ILC Instructor receiving this email.

Times Monday will be 10:30 am start time till 6 pm with Lunch Break.

Price (Members / Non-Members)

Tuition for Monday March 27th $125

Discounted Pricing for the Weekend ILC ZXD Workshop – For Active ILC Members:

Weekend Workshop Tuition is $235 for non ILC Members 
ILC Members: $215
Students Level 3 & above: $205

Certified I Liq Chuan Instructors
– Level 1: $195
– Level 2: $185
– Level 3: $175

 $125 for 1 Day of Weekend Training

How to Register

Contact host: Bernard Langan
Email: blangan@stillnessinmotion.com
Phone: (510)-261-4570

You can arrange to pay via PAYPAL or Venmo or credit card by phone – but you must contact me first by email or phone.

Host’s Website


About Zhong Xin Dao / I Liq Chuan

I Liq Chuan (roughly translated as “mind-body fist”) is an art of cultivating consciousness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertions, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness, and the present moment. As a system of Internal Kung Fu, I-Liq Chuan emphasizes the development of internal power through mental attitude and awareness. The training develops sticking and merging abilities, circular spiral energy, Chin Na (locking), Fa Jing (projecting force), Chi Kung, and most importantly, integration of the mind’s complete awareness in the present moment. I-Liq Chuan trains the ability to sense the opponent’s intention through awareness and to redirect the force and use it against the opponent or incorporate the use of Fa Jing.

Grand-master Sam F.S. Chin is an impressive man, an excellent teacher and a kind person. He also possesses extraordinary skill in his family’s art of “I Liq Chuan”, translated as “Mind Strength Fist”, which is growing rapidly worldwide with Instructors and Practitioners in over 20 countries. I Liq Chuan is a synthesis of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, Ba Gua and Hakka arts and also a merging of Taoist and Buddhist teaching.

Grand-master Sam F.S. Chin is the co-founder and head instructor of I-Liq Chuan trained martial arts since childhood by his father – the founder of I Liq Chuan, Chin Lik Keong.

During the 1980’s, Master Sam Chin won numerous competitions, as well as the state heavy weight kick-boxing championships of Selangor (Malaysia) in 1978.
He has been teaching for over 30 years and has conducted seminars and workshops internationally. .
Master Chin has been recognized by the USA Wushu Kung-Fu Federation as a Hall of Fame Outstanding Master.

In August 2009, Grand-master Sam F.S. Chin was officially named the Gate Keeper/Lineage Holder of the art by his father GM Chin Lik Keong.

Hsin Chin is a young Master with wonderful teaching skills, great heart and spirit – Hsin is excited to share his world class level of skill in accord with the Chin family legacy.

The Zhong Xin Dao – I Liq Chuan System is a Family System that is ‘inclusive not exclusive’ in its transmission of insights, knowledge and skills – and progressive teaching structure.