San Francisco Bay Area – 4 Day Workshop Series

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Date(s) - 05/Nov/21 - 08/Nov/21
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“A Center must have forward and backward; left and right; up and down.
 So the Center must have 6 Directions and 3 Dimensions.
From here only can you change with change.”
~GM Sam Chin

In Motion Center in association with Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto is pleased to announce that Grand Master Sam F. S. Chin is coming to the SF Bay Area.

4 Day Workshop Series
November 5 – 8th, 2021

Instructors and Students are encouraged to invite people from other martial arts and related mind/body disciplines.

– Please join us and also spread the word if you know someone who this material would be of interest and benefit to.

November 5 Friday PM Evening Seminar
(ILC/ZXD Members Only)

Date: November 5, 2021,
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Requirement: For ILC/ZXD Members attending the weekend workshop.

In Motion Center
1091 Calcot Place Suite 412
Oakland, CA 94606


November 6 & 7th Weekend Workshop
(Open to all participants)

Date: November 6-7, 2021

‘Zhong Xin Dao’ – The Path of I Liq Chuan – Flow as Stillness Point, Present Point and Neutral Point.
A Neutral Way of Approach in Martial Arts…A Deeper and More Direct Path to Authentic Skills –
the Study of the 6 Directions and 3 Dimensions.


This workshop will focus on experiencing the difference in regard to the reference of “feeling”, which exists in the past and the “Suchness Feel” which is in the enteral present in the moment…on the point of contact. 

“The Fastest most Direct Way to the Tao that I Know” in Grand-master Sam F. S. Chin’s observations…

Weekend Seminar Tuition: $235 (Paid by 10-27-2021)
Date: November 6, 2021 Saturday
Time: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Date: November 7, 2021 Sunday
Time: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Location for the weekend seminar (Saturday & Sunday) will be in Alameda:
Alameda Aikikai
2429 Clement Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501

Note – This is a New Location on the same street – for the Dojo


What you’ll gain from this workshop:

The I Liq Chuan Weekend workshop will focus on 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.

The I Liq Chuan 5 Element Nei Gung will be covered with emphasis on partner work using the Qualities and Force Dynamics of the 5 Elements within the context of the 6 Physical Points, 3 Mental Factors and the ‘Suchness’ Feel.

In a safe environment you will learn to:
• Maintain the Sphere of Defense while finding the space to strike an opponent
• Generate power from your Feet, through your Body, to your Hands
• Maintaining Fullness at the Point to Recognize the limit
• Place attention on your five senses in order to develop listening power
• Coiling to maintain centers – understanding curved and straight line forces
• Theory and Application of Meet and Match
• Remembering The 13 Points – individual exercises
• Partner training – The point of contact as three points
• Misconceptions about Rooting
• Why it is important to develop a true mobile Root that lightly touches the floor
• Footwork – Maintaining Readiness
• Body Coordination for issuing power (Fa-jing)
• Offering & Mirroring
• Leading your opponents the Mind and Movements
• Strategies For Bridging – Seeing The Body Lines
• Condense and Expand to and from the bones, joints, tendons and muscles


In Motion California Training Center

November 8 Monday Seminar

Tuition: $125
Date: November 8, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 6 pm
Requirement: For ILC/ZXD Members only

In Motion Center
1091 Calcot Place Suite 412
Oakland, CA 94606

There will be 1 day of extra training on Monday November 8th at In Motion Center – this training is open to ILC/ZXD members and anyone interested in participating

Tuition: $125
Date: November 8th, Monday
10:30 am – 6:00 pm with Lunch Break.
Training Topic: Criteria for ILC grading – Instructors and Students can work on their own level skills, understanding and progress.

New Students will train curriculum for Level One

Instructors can elect to refine Level training and criteria relative to their students or groups. This personalized format may employ breaking the class into smaller groups at times – similar to the ILC Intensive evening formats.


To sign up send your check payable to Bernard Langan

Send to:
Bernard Langan
1091 Calcot Place, Suite 412
Oakland, CA 94606

Bernard Langan
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

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

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

TWO DAY PRICING (Paid by 10-27-2021)
ILC Members: $215

Students Level 3 & above: $ 205
Certified I Liq Chuan Instructors:
Level 1: $195
Level 2: $185
Level 3: $175

ONE DAY PRICING (Paid by 10-27-2021)

AFTER 10-27-2021
$250 for 2 Days, $150 1 Day

To register: Contact Bernard Langan
Phone: 510-261-4570