Payson, AZ Martial Art of Awareness Retreat, Applied Concepts & Principles of Zen & Tai Chi

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Date(s) - 07/Jun/22 - 12/Jun/22
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GM Sam Chin Presents 5 Day Retreat | The Martial Art of Awareness

This five day event will focus on applying the concepts and principles of Zen philosophy and Tai Chi principles through individual and partner work. Full and part time participation available, open to all levels and styles.

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Who: GM Sam FS Chin with special guest Hsin, Chin
When: June 8-12, 2022
Where: Payson, AZ (~90 minutes NE of Phoenix)

5 Days + Lodging: $800 ($920 non-members) *includes room & board, only 10 spots available!
5 Days: $600 ($750 non-members) *for locals, or those who prefer to find their own lodging
Weekend Only: $250 ($325 non-members) *Fri PM, Sat & Sun
Single Day: $175 ($200 non-members)
Half Day: $125

Payson: (928) 478-8471 (ask for Rudy)
General +1 315 628 0777 (leave a message for Ashe)

For the first time since 2019, GM Sam Chin will be returning to Arizona. We’re going to be holding this workshop in cooperation with Rim Country Wellness Bodywork by Victoria & Rudy.

This will be a full workshop and wellness retreat! There will be time each day to

  • meditate
  • work on your next level
  • enjoy outdoor activities
  • and of course, time with GM Sam Chin himself!


If you are training for the whole week, we will be staying in this luxurious five-bedroom cabin in the heart of Payson. (All lodging will be shared, breakfast and lunches will be prepared onsite).

Click here to view the location on AirBnB:

Each day there will be opportunities for outdoor exploration, training, meditation and indulging in some much needed recovery and therapeutic modalities including red light therapy, massage, and sauna.

Local, fresh produce, honey and more will be available at a nearby pop-up farmers market on Saturday.


Practical Applications of Zen & Tai Chi

Mind-Body balance is talked about often, but seldom understood or embodied as clearly and practically as by GM Sam Chin.

In this retreat we will focus on the fundamentals of Zen philosophy:

  • developing present awareness
  • using the right reference to see things clearly
  • recognizing things as they are
  • right action

Through individual and partner exercises we will explore Tai Chi principles such as

  • flow
  • balance
  • full & empty


Tuesday 1600: check in for cabin guests
Wednesday (all day): training will take place in the cabin courtyard
Thursday (all day): training will take place in the cabin courtyard
Friday 09AM June 10: Special Zoom Session (see below)
Friday 0630PM: GM Sam Chin presents “Understanding From The Right Reference” $10/person *free to members of Rim Country CrossFit & registered workshop participants
Saturday 1000-1730: training will take place inside the multi-purpose room at Rim Country CrossFit
Sunday 1000-1730: training will take place inside the multi-purpose room at Rim Country CrossFit


Rim Country CrossFit
113 W Main St, Payson, AZ 85541


If you need a little extra TLC, Rim Country Wellness Bodywork by Victoria & Rudy will be offering a discount on the following to all workshop participants:

$35 Combo Therapy ($65 value)

  • red light therapy
  • compression
  • chair massage

3 Session Combo Therapy $90 ($185 value)
PEMF Sessions – $25 ea. (50% off)

Pulsed electromagnetic therapy helps

  • reduce inflammation
  • improves circulation
  • promotes better sleep and recovery



make your deposit here:

Join Us By Zoom

If you can’t join us in person for the upcoming AZ workshop with GM Sam Chin, you can now join us remotely for a special 90 minute Zoom session!
Click here to learn more.

Ongoing Classes

Regular, ongoing classes in I Liq Chuan will be offered by Instructor Rudy Frame. Call 9284788471 for details.


Master Sam F.S. Chin is the co-founder of the art, and the current gate keeper of the system.

Master Sam Chin 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 kickboxing championships of Selangor (Malaysia) in 1978. He was also recognized by the USA Wushu Kung-Fu Federation as a Hall of Fame Outstanding Master.

Read GM Chin’s complete bio here.