July 2021 News

group photo from Austrian summer I Liq Chuan retreat

Around The World

Austria

group photo from Austrian summer I Liq Chuan retreat

At the first Austrian “Martial Art of Awareness – Summer Retreat” at the beautiful Holzöster lake, there were 25 participants from Austria and Germany.

Because of the different levels and different types of people, instructor Lubo Tzolov decided on a topic interesting for beginners and advanced students: “Preparation for Spinning Hands Training”.

So first he put the emphasis on clarifying the difference between training and playing. Then the students explored their understanding of the alignment to separate the body in front/back and left/right.

They continued with pull and push through condensing and expanding and to realize how even a very light force affects their own alignment. It was amazing to see that everyone could stay focused on themselves. The training continued with open/close to propel circles from the horizontal force.

On the last two days the students did spinning hands but very light and everyone managed well to mainly observe the changes inside their own body. Everyone could train with everyone else because nobody involved their own ego. In the evening there was time for meditation and also for theory of the Zhong Xin Dao approach and philosophy. Afterwards some participants used the free time to train or just spend time together.

It was a great atmosphere with a great energy of happiness!

Martina Ruemer from Salzburg finally graded for level 3 after a long time of preparation during the lockdown. Congrats again, Martina!

All in all everyone had a great time and we are looking forward for another Summer Retreat at this wonderful place.

 

USA

North Carolina

Congratulations to the following students on their successful grading!
Gregory Farrington from level 1 to level 2
Shockley Su to level 2
John Griffin to level 2

Philadelphia

Prof. Kung Yang Lin with Prof. Grandmaster Sam Chin
Prof. Kun-Yang Lin, Dance Professor at Temple University with Prof. Grandmaster Sam Chin of Martial Arts of Awareness.

Reflections on Balancing and Beginning Again:
Participants New to the Art Offer Insights into the Philadelphia Workshop Experience

It has been a long year of lockdown and people from along the Eastern coast of the US – from upstate New York, New Jersey, across Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Florida–were excited about coming back to the first in-person, post-Covid workshop, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) on 24 July 2021. Out of concern for our community members’ health and well-being, the workshop required participants to be fully vaccinated.  

In addition to 25 regular members, the workshop welcomed 8 first-timers to the art! Of these, four have already signed up as new members in our Philadelphia-based Martial Art of Awareness ZXD/ILC group!  

Attendees also included students who have come through the Academic Approach. While Ezekiel Mathur is well known, for he is now Instructor Level 1, student level 4, he first was introduced to the art through his graduate studies at University of Pennsylvania through Nancy and Lan’s first ZXD/ILC-related seminar there. Two Cabrini University students were excited to meet GM Sam for the first time at this workshop: recent alum Jason Roman (pictured with Ezekiel) and current rising senior, Bushra Islam. Bushra has the distinction of having been in the first cohort of the BALANCE Learning Community (LC) at Cabrini, designed by Nancy and Lan, and now in starting its 4th year. She has served as a Student Fellow of the Balance LC for the past 2 years, helping 20 first-year students each year adjust to their transition into higher education. She helped guide them through Nancy and Lan’s course “Conflict and Cooperation,” which fulfills the university’s “Values” core curriculum requirement.

GM Sam Chin has spent the past year offering online Zoom instruction and emphasizing the right viewpoint needed to clarify and refine one’s understanding of the art and train one’s skills appropriately. Long-term members of the art know how distinctive this approach to learning is and they really appreciate Prof. GM Sam Chin’s method of Question and Answer sessions.  It is equally inspiring to hear new participants reflect on their first-time experiences of meeting Sam Chin, Hsin Chin, and other instructors assisting at the workshop.  Here is one example from a ‘newbie’, who recently heard of the Martial Art of Awareness within the past month and attended Saturday’s workshop. Viel Ty had this to share about the Philly workshop:

“It was a privilege to attend my first workshop studying the “Martial Art of Awareness”, Zhong Xin Dao – I Liq Chuan. As a new student of ZXD-ILC with experience studying other styles of martial arts, it was my intention to come to the workshop ready to learn and with an open mind.  I came out of the workshop with a greater appreciation for the curriculum and many takeaways that transcend beyond martial functionality.  My biggest insight is the idea of using the correct (and present!) references to bring attention to yourself, what you feel, and what you are doing. He also stressed that you have so much more in your control in all areas of your life only if you are truly aware of yourself.  What I found even more incredible was how clear and unwavering that message is – not only from Grandmaster Sam Chin but also from all of the mentors who shared their time with me at the workshop.

Thank you to Grandmaster Sam Chin and his family for sharing their time with us this weekend!  Thank you to my teachers, Lan Tran and Nancy Watterson, for a fantastic introduction and overview of the system in these last weeks leading up to the workshop! I greatly appreciate everyone’s warm welcome and conversations with me and in support of my new journey with the ZXD-ILC family.”

A second attendee, who like Viel has joined Philly’s ZXD/ILC group, also offered his perspective on the day. Dante Crowder had this to say:

“Grandmaster Sam is very down-to-earth and is not looking to hold back any information.  Although he does have that Grandmaster aura, I actually felt very relaxed and comfortable. Secondly, all the Instructors from Level 1 and above were very helpful and very kind. Although I was a beginner, not one person acted like they were too good to work with me. In fact, everyone regardless of their experience had a solid skill set and was more than willing to share the knowledge they had with me. I feel ZXD can — and will —  change your life if one is patient enough to listen, not rush, and follow the system.”

 

Finally, at the workshop, Prof. GM Sam Chin also was able to share his art with another professor, Kun-Yang Lin, (Professor of Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia). The workshop was actually held in Kun-Yang Lin’s studio, called the Chi Movement Arts Center and home to his dance troupe, KYL/D for which he is choreographer and artistic director. (One of his dancers and the Director of their school-based “Chi Movement” curriculum, Sophie Malin, also attended and—as a direct result of her experience at the workshop—has become a member of the Philly group!)

Professor Kun-Yang shared several insights he took away from his experience of the workshop, especially the care GM Sam took with his opening “framing” talk and the one-on-one transmission of direct, experiential “feel” of the art: 

 “I appreciated how Master Chin’s opening talk referred to Eastern philosophy, concepts and practice and how the art’s practice itself relates to life! As a professor of dance, of course my “practice” is a different method, but the emphasis on change and balancing and continuity—and especially FLOW—all resonated with the approach I use with my dancers. I appreciated the message of how “awareness” is different from “knowledge” and also the discussions of yin and yang in terms of 3 components (1,2,3 for unifying and separating).  

When Master Chin spoke of the martial art of awareness as a ‘tool’ for training mindfulness, that resonated with me. “Dance” is my tool, my practice for examining my body, my mind.  I especially appreciate the various approaches Master Chin drew on to deliver that methodology. One key take away is thinking about how he has simplified his curriculum down to its very essence of knowing. And how he explained the importance of slowing down the training to bring your attention “there”: you have to be able to place your concentration and focus on the very process of paying attention.  This is an important message for all of us on our individual journeys: being constantly open to receiving what teachers guide us to recognize for ourselves.  Understanding one’s own body/mind…that’s your own process; another person can work with you, but you have to do your own work—it’s your own practice: owning your own body and owning your own mind.” 

Fitting words to carry with us as we continue our own practices—alone, together, solo, or in partner training.

 

Chin Family / Headquarters

Disciple Ashe HiggsWe want to express our sincere gratitude to Senior Instructor and disciple Ashe Higgs for his long dedication to and support of our family! Over the past decade he has helped with everything that has allowed our organization to run smoothly, from managing memberships, to building websites, posting videos and crafting newsletters!

Starting at the beginning of August he will be stepping down from his administrative responsibilities, remaining part of our Community Team and focusing on the teaching of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan.

We appreciate his continued support and we look forward to our next chapter together! A big thank you to Ashe Higgs

Presenting UIKT Plaque

At the Philadelphia workshop this weekend, Instructor Joshua Craig presented Grandmaster Chin with a gift from the Unione Italiana Kung Fu Tradizionale. On September 12th, 2020 an agreement was signed between the CFILCA and the UIKT. This officially launches our 3-year Martial Art of Awareness Instructor Training Project in Rome. At the ceremony, the UIKT presented a commemorative plaque, which Joshua had accepted on behalf of Grandmaster Sam Chin. 

Due to Covid, our workshop in Philadelphia was the first opportunity to publicly present the award. As an organization the UIKT promotes the spirit of harmony and collaboration, and we are happy to be working with them. Over the past year, our Instructor Training Project participants have been hard at work under Instructors Joshua Craig and Alberto Benedusi, and in September they will undergo their first grading! Plans are also underway for Grandmaster Sam Chin to visit Rome in 2022!

Sifu Says

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“Behind the scenes” peek into a teaching moment between GM Sam Chin and Instructor Ashe Higgs before one of our weekly live streams.

“If the flame is shaky, if the wind is making it keep on flickering, then you cannot see things clearly. If there is no wind or anything to come to disturb the candle light, then the candle light is so steady—then you can see things clearly.

This is about the center—that means if the center is shaky, there is no precise direction. Also, if the candlelight is too dim, you also cannot see the bigger view. You only see a little thing. If the candle light is bright, then you can see a bigger view more clearly…”

Watch the video, or read the full transcript here.

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New video in our members only area: Movement From Rotation

From one point, stretching a line and holding the “flatness”.

Trivia

july 2021 ILC crossword puzzle

Across

3. Internal and ______ Circle
5. Nine Solid and One ______
6. ______ of Body Movement
9. ______ Hand (from the Butterfly Form)
10. ______ Roll

Down

1. 180-degree ______ Step
2. Three ______ Factors
4. ______ of the Ribs
7. ______ Knee and Push (from the 21 Form)
8. ______ Dao, Qi Dao, Li Dao

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Mind Bender

By Inst. Jeffrey Wong

Disclaimer: Please don’t bash the reasoning behind the game, it’s just that, a game. This is just for fun, no such secret books exist! 😉

Grandmaster Sam Chin entrusted his five favorite disciples a secret book each, and each book contains the secrets to one of the five elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. If combined together, the five books contain the ultimate secrets to our Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan spinning hands.

No one else besides GM Chin knows exactly which student has which secret book of the elements. A mischievous, and very jealous student, Jeff, who did not get a secret book, was able to snoop around and found out the following clues, but still needs your help to figure out exactly who has which book, then steal, um, borrow, all 5 books for a quick read.

Do you think you have the smarts to help Jeff?

To encourage his favorite five disciples to work together, each book is locked in an impenetrable box, and each student received one key that can only open another student’s box. Luckily, the five disciples are attending the same ZXDILC retreat, and staying in 5 separate cabins lined up in a row in the retreat village, so Jeff will have the best opportunity to get all 5 keys and 5 books on the same night.

But he must get it done that very evening while the disciples leave the cabins for dinner, or the five disciples will part ways the next morning to separate locations around the world, making a union of the 5 elements very difficult.

While the disciples are away in the dining hall, their sashes with ranking stripes hanging in the rooms will help Jeff identify which cabin belongs to whom.

Here are what Jeff knows so far:
The yellow cabin was full of Dragon’s Well tea’s fragrance
The renter in the center cabin has a key with the 🌏 insignia
The level 9 student sleeps in the first cabin
The person who is brewing Tie Guan Yin tea lives next to the person safekeeping Wood element
The Fire element inheritor is staying next to person who drinks Dragon’s Well
The disciple who drinks Wu Long tea has the 🗡key
The level 8 student loves the taste of the dark Pu Er tea
The level 9 disciple lives next to the cabin with blue walls
The pupil who drinks Tie Guan Yin has a next-door neighbor who holds the 🌊 key
The level 7 disciple lives in the cabin with red walls
The Master level disciple was tasked with protecting the Earth element book
The level 11 pupil has the key marked with a 🌲 key
The green cabin is directly to the left of the white cabin
The occupant of the green cabin has a key with a 🔥 symbol
The person who loves Jasmine tea has the Metal element book

With these clues, are you able to help Jeff unlock the secrets of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan’s ultimate spinning hands techniques?

Hint, it may be helpful to draw out a table like the following to help keep track of all the information:

  CABIN 1 CABIN 2 CABIN 3 CABIN 4 CABIN 5
TEA          
SYMBOL          
WALL COLOR          
ELEMENT          
RANK          

Tell us your answers — especially who has the water element? If you are stuck and giving up (you quitter!), you’ll have to wait for the next newsletter which will have the big reveal!

On Demand

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Training From One Point of Reference, presented by GM Sam Chin & Inst. Rich Kelly has been added to our subscription library. Click here to sign up for your subscription and gain access to this and dozens of hours of instructional content. We add new videos each month.

June 2021 News

Russian I Liq Chuan team

Around The World

Russia

Russian I Liq Chuan team

On Saturday, May 29, the Russian Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan  School held tuishou competition for the first time as part of the Red Dragon Traditional Kung Fu Tournament.

The competition under the guidance of Grandmaster Alexander Skalozub was prepared and judged by the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan  instructors: Marina Gubnitskaya, Dmitry Trofimov, Andrey Araslanov, Natalia Kozlova. And assistants to the judge – students of the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan  school: Dina Orlova, Grigory Borisov, Anna Borisova, Maria Novik and Ulyana Panina.

2021 Red Dragon Tournament Results 

Marina Obukhova (coach Mikhail Obukhov (instructor Marina Gubnitskaya)

  • Tuishou (children 6-8 years old) – 2nd place

Timofey Korznikov (instructor Vyacheslav Dizer)

  • Tuishou (children 11-12 years old) – 1st place
  • Shuajiao (children 11-12 years old) -1 place

Svyatoslav Malakhov (instructor Daria Sergeeva)

  • Tuishou (children 13-14 years old) -1 place

Ekaterina Balitskaya (instructor Marina Gubnitskaya)

  • Taiji without weapons (21 form), (women) -1 place
  • Kungfu without weapons (women) (Butterfly palms) – 2nd place

Tatiana Malakhova (instructor Alexander Skalozub)

  • Taiji without weapons (21 form) – 3rd place

Daniil Novik (instructor Alexander Skalozub)

  • Tuishou (men 60-76kg) – 1st place
  • Taiji without weapons (instructor, men) (21st form) -2 place

Sergey Kham (instructor Daria Sergeeva)

  • Tuishou (men 60-76kg) -2 place
  • Taiji without weapons (21 form) – 2nd place

Ilya Strashnenko (instructor Marina Gubnitskaya)

  • Tuishou (men 60-76kg) – 3rd place
  • Kungfu without weapons (men) (Butterfly palms) – 2nd place

Sergey Kulikov (instructor Alexander Skalozub)

  • Tuishou (men 77-84 kg) – 1 place

Ruslan Shabardin (instructor Marina Gubnitskaya)

  • Tuishou (men 77-84 kg) – 2nd place
  • Kungfu without weapons (men) (Butterfly palms) – 1st place

Igor Grin (instructorAlexander Skalozub)

  • Tuishou (men 97-110kg) – 2nd place

Mikhail Obukhov (instructor Marina Gubnitskaya)

  • Tuishou (men 97-110kg) – 3rd place

tournament photo

Upcoming Workshops

Instructor Joshua Craig will be holding a series of workshops throughout June and July.
Two Day Workshop – Rome Italy 12 & 13 June 2021
German Summer Camp – Hessisch-Lichtenau, DE 08-11 July 2021
Level One Training – Rome, IT 08-11 July 2021

Sifu Says

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For the whole year, lately, I’ve been trying to keep on talking about the principles of the way to train — to get the very basic foundation first—how to use ourselves to know ourselves practically speaking…

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We  have a new “Sifu Says” installment this month.

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Because as I said, doing movement of circular energy or doing any movement if you can propel with the energy correctly, then you want you only can lead the opponent. A lot of the training [faults] is because students advised not to lose contact.

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This months we offer the last installment of Disc 2 of  Criteria of The Basic Exercises: Concave & Convex.

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Trivia

june 2021 crossword

ACROSS

2. _______ Energy Flow
5. _______ Down, Grab & Kick
6. _______, elbow, wrist
7. a direction of the Frontal Plane
8. _______ with the Cross
9. _______ and Freeze

DOWN

1. _______ & Hook
3. Process of _______ Yin & Yang
4. _______ and Defense as One
6. Sternum – _______ and Condense

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New Videos

Process of Spinning Hands With Inst. Ashe Higgs
Process of Spinning Hands III, presented by GM Sam Chin & Inst. Ashe Higgs has been added to our subscription library. Click here to sign up for your subscription and gain access to this and dozens of hours of instructional content.  We add new videos each month.

May 2021 News

GM Sam Chin & students demonstrate the 21 Form

In Memory of Richard McGovern

Rich McGovern

We are saddened to announce the passing of Grandmaster Sam FS Chin‘s disciple, Richard McGovern, and to honor his memory.

Rich began his Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan training after meeting GMC in the old class held in the Big Buddha Hall at Chuan Yen Monastery.

He was a mathematics professor and a lifelong athlete. As an impressive display of both brains and brawn, he made an impression on many around the world and served as an inspiration to many younger members of our martial arts family.

There was an online memorial service for Rich held Thursday, May 6th, 4-6:30pPST/7-9:30pEST via Zoom. ZXDILC members who knew Rich were encouraged to attend and share their memories of him. 

You can find Rich’s obituary here:
https://wilhelmportlandmemorial.com/tribute/details/4984/Richard-McGovern/obituary.html#tribute-start

In Person Class Resumes in NY

The time has finally come! GM Sam Chin will resume his Sunday Class on 5/30 at his upstate NY residence. This class is only open to those who are fully vaccinated. We kindly ask for you to submit your vaccination record if you’re interested in joining us! Details will be sent out to those who are accepted to participate after show of vaccination record. Please contact Yen L. Chin if you have trouble submitting your record at yen@iliqchuan.com.

We will continue to take precaution during class and would appreciate it if participants could keep their mask on.

Register and submit your record here:
https://forms.gle/XX6omJ8WSAN4BhNG7

Around the World

The Chin Family I Liq Chuan is now officially registered in China! After 5 rigorous years of evidence gathering to prove first use of the logo, the Chinese government finally granted us the rightful ownership of “I Liq Chuan 意力拳 “. 

Stories of Awareness

GM Sam Chin & students demonstrate the 21 Form

We have a new “Stories of Awareness” by Inst. Jeffery Wong.

In a famous Chinese martial arts novel titled The Heaven Leaning Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber, (倚天屠龍記 published by Jin Yong in the early 1960s as the final part of the Condor Trilogy); what can this wuxia novel teach us as students of Zhong XIn Dao I Liq Chuan?
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GM Chin & Instr Dima Siomov

It looks so easy–the propelling of the circles–the propelling of the circles and the directions. It is to see North South East West (NSEW).  I just break it down to NSEW but supposedly it will be the circles–the rotations, the rotations of the hand. It means the placement of the rotation. In other words, I’ve been saying that because when you draw a circle, a circle must have a center.

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Trivia

May 2021 Crossword

Across

2. One of the three planes of movement
4. Change with the change to _______
5. Present, _______ and Neutral
9. Four Qualities of _______ Unification
10. The base of attention is _______

Down

1. _______ Blossom Step
3. _______ pointing to the big toes
6. Country in which Grandmaster Chin was born
7. _______, Relaxation and Energy
8. The third of the Six Physical Points

New Video

Ashe Higgs & GM Chin Frontal

Mechanism of Movement – Frontal, presented by GM Sam Chin & Inst. Ashe Higgs has been added to our subscription library.

April 2021 Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan News

Austrian instructor Lubo Tzolov with members of his kids classes

Around The World

Austria

In September the ZXD ILC School in Vienna / Austria started a kids class for the first time. Unfortunately Covid made it impossible to train indoors but the kids were so passionate, they continued training outdoors every week no matter of the weather. Spring is here and finally the kids can wear their ZXD ILC tshirts and have fun representing.

Austrian instructor Lubo Tzolov with members of his kids classes

Germany

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April 30-May 2, 2021 – Two workshops in Darmstadt, Germany
Join Instructor Joshua Craig and host Dominique Brizin for two workshops in Darmstadt! On the weekend (May 1-2) there will be an open workshop where we review Basic Exercises 1-15! In the evenings (April 30-May 1) there will be a workshop for existing Study Group Leaders and Instructors where we will focus on preparation for Instructor Level 1. The training will continue at the Summer Camp in Germany on June 22-27, 2021!

Italy

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April 24-25, 2021 – Workshop in Rome Italy
Join Instructors Joshua Craig and Alberto Benedusi in Rome! This weekend is hosted by the UIKT (Italian Union of Traditional Kungfu) forms part of our 3-Year Instructor Training Project and will include 12 hours of in-depth training covering Basic Exercises # 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9! Our next training in Rome will be on June 19-20, 2021!

Russia

Taking part in the “Red Dragon” Tournament 

Red Dragon Chinese martial arts tournament in Russia

This year, for the first time, Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan School participates in the Traditional Kung Fu “Red Dragon” XI Interregional Open Tournament, which has been held for 11 years by the Shaolin Center for Combat and Health Practices “Damo”. Russian Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan School, organizing tuishou competitions within the tournament. The competition will be held under the supervision of Grandmaster Alexander Skalozub. We invite everybody to take part in the tournament and check yourself at the art of balance in the practice of “pushing hands”. Test your skills, explore other styles, take part in the festival and just have a good weekend in a beautiful and exotic place on the banks of the Osuga River in Zen Territory on May 29, 2021.

To know more about the tournament: http://www.damo.ru/main.php?id=2853
Questions on tournament “Red Dragon” 8 (916) 041-41-46 Natalia Stepanova
( Whats App), 9lyn@list.ru
Questions on tuishou competition:
+79037779696( WhatsApp) Marina Gubnitskaya
maryam1701@gmail.com

Russia group photo

Stories of Awareness

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We have a new “stories of awareness” entry in our articles section by New York City member and our resident ambassador for Chinese culture, Jeffrey Wong.

Read “The Flight of Icarus” here.

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GM Sam Chin in London with Irek Zareba and others

“Now, after this we incorporate everything into one spherical energy; that means, that you want to maintain that energy for all the movements in such a way that understanding these three dimensions, this energy will build one feel they call the “inner feel”.”

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March 2021 News

GM Sam Chin

GM Sam Chin continues to recover from his second knee resurfacing operation.  He is healing even faster than the previous surgery! Must be all the qigong.

He is already making a list of all the new places to visit in the future including China, Africa, Israel and  Angkor Wat of Cambodia. The list goes on…

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GM Sam Chin doing in house rehab after his second knee surgery in 2021

What’s New On The Website

Stories of Awareness – Winning Distant Battles

We have a new “stories of awareness” entry in our articles section by New York City member and our resident ambassador for Chinese culture, Jeffrey Wong.

Read “Winning Distant Battles” here.

Criterion of The Basic Exercises – Part 4 (Saggital)

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Part four in our ongoing series for the basic exercises has been added to our members only area.  Get access now by purchasing or renewing your student membership here.

The Chin Family as told by the Granddaughter: Part 2

Yen Lee Chin discussing the culture of sharing in I Liq Chuan and it’s roots with her grandfather, GM Chin, Lik Keong. 

“Push the hips!” said my Gong Gong to the 7 or 8 year old me as my brother, Chih and I carry out one of our favorite childhood games…
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Trivia

Test your Zhong Xin Dao knowledge with this fun and easy crossword puzzle! Click to enlarge. 
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France

After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, outdoor classes have resumed in Paris!

USA

North Carolina

“We are working hard in progressing our ILC skills. My students: Shockley (Keli) S. became a lifetime member. He retired in December last year. I am helping him in preparing his level one test. I hold 1 – 1 zoom meeting with him once a week. Greg F. is working on his level two certification. Wendy P. became a member recently. Beside them, I have John G. and Victor R in my regular Tuesday evening class. The class is going well!

We discuss Sifu’s Saturday teaching and work on refining 15 basic exercises. I also teach them Butterfly form per Victor’s request. I train myself much more seriously. Hope to see Sifu and other brothers and sisters soon.”

photo of GM Sam Chin & Instructor Henry Lai spinning hands in 2019
GM Sam Chin & Instructor Henry Lai in NC 2019 workshop

Feb 2021 News

Help for earthquake shaken Banija – Raising Donations

Adriana Josipović (1980. Zagreb) is a Croatian performer, author, mentor and acting coach in numerous theatre performances in Croatia and abroad.  She is also a licensed body-oriented psychotherapist with special interest in somatic practices, trauma therapy, energetic work and body work. 

Meeting the Art of ZXD /  ILC has in many ways enriched her life as an integrating force, blending these approaches even more in her life, helping her to find a profound way to support people in their creative and healing processes.

Adriana: “I came in contact with ZXD / ILC and GM Sam Chin during a weekend workshop in 2018, in Zagreb, Croatia. I had just arrived home from an intense theatre residence program in France, when I got a call from a dear friend, tai chi teacher and workshop organizer Jasminko Miklec, who told me: ‘We have an extraordinary Master teaching and visiting this weekend! You have to meet him, his work and his Art!’

The workshop started with the Grandmaster’s lecture on present moment, change, the qualities and objectivity of the mind, awareness and what it means to really ‘SEE’ and understand Reality. What is a Center, Balance, Harmony? I was listening with such intensity, recognizing the same principles and same laws like we have in the Arts!  Hearing GM Sam Chin’s lecture was almost like hearing a continuation of the words of my two dearest theatre teachers! Only now, the teacher in front of me is a martial artist and we were about to establish, connect, link and bring the awareness of this universal LAW through the LAW OF BOD through separation and unification.  

Grandmaster was speaking so simply and patiently and with each of his words, all of my previous knowledge, experience, started to pulse, condensing into one point and echoing back and forth in widening circles. Immediately, I recognized, knew, realized: “How rare!  How beautiful!…..”

Adriana fell in love with the Art of ZXD / ILC and ever since and she has attended retreats in Poland, tUK and US, where she has been meeting and practicing with some of the finest and dearest people in the world.

On December 28th 2020, Croatia was hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale with the epicenter near the city of Petrinja. A day later, on December 29th, Petrinja was hit by an even stronger earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale. The town of Petrinja was destroyed, and a large number of houses in Petrinja, Glina, Sisak and the surrounding area were completely destroyed; overall,  35,000 damaged buildings were reported, of which over 7,000 were assessed as unusable and life-threatening. The biggest tragedy is the 6 people who died in the earthquake on December 29th 2020.

Adriana witnessed with her own eyes the devastation and decided to volunteer at the frontline doing all that she can to help. Amongst the many in need, the Ivanić family of 3 stood out. An 80 year old couple with their severely injured son are struggling to get through the freezing winter after their home was marked unsafe to live in. They were given a small temporary container without heat or running water. Adriana knew that her ability to help them is limited and so has started a fundraising campaign to raise money for a 9,000 Euro mobile home. She is reaching out for help. 

Help for earthquake shaken BanijaDownload PDF

If you would like to contribute by making a donation, click the image to the right to download the full PDF with more details about the Ivanić family and details on how to make a donation via direct bank transfer.

Donations could also be accepted by PayPal account: barbaramajnaric@gmail.com. Phone number for PayPal account if it is necessary is +385989196954.  Note to “Help for earthquake shaken Banija – for Ivanić family”

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Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Adriana Josipović at adriana.josipovic@gmail.com

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News From Germany

New Instructor Network in Germany

The German community has built a new instructor network, which consists of more than 20 instructors, group leaders and other people who plan to open a school in Germany. They work together closely to promote the development of our art in Germany. During the first two meetings they worked on a common vision and common goals for the German Zhong Xin Dao community. The general goal is to support each other in building new schools and study groups as well as spreading our art to more cities around the country.

If you are a group leader in Germany, or plan to be one, please contact Frederik Wahl or Dominique Brizin to join the network and become part of the instructor community.

Dates for regular meetings will be published on Facebook: Kampfkunst der Achtsamkeit – Martial Art of Awareness Germany https://www.facebook.com/KampfkunstderAchtsamkeit

News From Italy

The Martial Art of Awareness and UIKT Unione Italiana Kung Fu Tradizionale have teamed up to present the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Project in Rome, Italy!

This 3-year program will present Student Levels 1-2-3 and Instructor Level 1 over 18 weekends!

Join Instructors Joshua Craig, Alberto Benedusi, and the UIKT Team in Rome on February 20-21, 2021! Masters and Instructors from across Italy will be training with you, as we delve deeper into the art of Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin!

The weekend will include 12 hours of training.

Day 1:

Philosophy, Concepts and Principles
Review and Q&A
Ten Horizontal Plane Exercises
Spin to open and close shoulders & kwa (while holding ball)
Horizontal Cycles 1-8
Vertical Rolling

Day 2:

Philosophy, Concepts and Principles
Review and Q&A
Ten Frontal Plane Exercises
Spinning while holding ball
Frontal Cycles 1-8
Upper Frontal Wipe

The training will continue on the following weekends – be sure to book your dates now!

April 24-25, 2021

Topics: Sagittal Plane, Incorporating the Three Dimensions, Condense-Expand, Macrocosmic Orbit, Condensed Breathing
June 5-6, 2021
** Join us for the International Martial Arts Day event in Rome. Hosted by the UIKT, this weekend is a festival that celebrates the benefits and diversity martial culture. We will be presenting along with dozens of master from various styles of martial arts!

June 19-20, 2021

Topics: North-East-South-West + Review of Basic Exercises 1-9

September 10-11, 2021

Topics: Review of Basic Exercises 1-10, Preparation + Examination

To register, or for questions in English, please email:
Joshua Craig (joshua.craig@iliqchuan.com)

News From The USA

Jan 23-24, 2021. Marked the launch of our continuing education for Licensed Instructors and Group Leaders. Thank you to each one of you. Your sincerity, passion and love for the art is one of our most valuable assets. We aim to provide the resources and training needed to help our instructors advance in their learning and teaching journey. Together we will change with the change and grow along the path!

Zhong Xin Dao Zoom screenshot of many members

Happy Chinese New Year!

This is year is the year of the “iron ox” which symbolizes diligence, honesty, reliability, stability, perseverance, power, stubbornness and excellence.! The Chin Family and the Community Team wishes everyone a prosperous New Year! 

GM Sam Chin and family - Chinese New Year 2021

 

“The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking zodiac sign. It usually signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year.” – Hong Kong Feng Sui Master, Thierry Chow. [source]

December 2020 News

GM Chin’s Recovery

GM Sam Chin total knee replacement therapy
GM Sam Chin undergoes therapy at a nearby clinic 2020

 

GM Chin strengthening his knee
GM Chin strengthening his knee 2020

Grandmaster Sam Chin’s recovery from his recent total knee replacement continues to go well.

He finished two weeks of in-house therapy, now he has to go out for intense rehab at a nearby clinic twice a week.

His leg is already stable enough to walk up and down the stairs, and when walking on flat ground he doesn’t need to use a cane anymore!

He has already started spinning hands with youngest son Hsin and eldest daughter Yen Lee as part of his daily exercise.

GM Chin and family want to express their gratitude to everyone who has been involved in this process, from the students who helped research the best possible doctors and facilities for the procedure to the fellow martial arts masters with extensive backgrounds in physiology and therapeutic modalities who called with recommendations to help speed his recovery.

Thank you to all of you for your love and support.

Members Only Livestreams

GM Sam Chin in front of his laptop
GM Sam Chin continues to spread his family art from home. 2020

The Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Grandmaster continues to guide students around the world despite not being able to travel due to the coronavirus epidemic, in the form of members only livestreams. 

GM Chin gives specific instructions to advance our students and instructors, along with demonstrations performed by senior instructor Rich Kelly of New York.  Currently, GM Sam Chin is giving an ongoing series on the basic exercises, giving detailed refinements.

These sessions are not open to the public and will not be added to our “video on demand” subscription library.  Currently they can only be watched live by our student members, is your student membership up to date?

Featured Article

Featured Article

GM Sam Chin on the cover of Martial Cultivation
GM Sam Chin on the cover of Martial Cultivation

GM Sam Chin is featured in a full-length article by well know martial artists and author Alex Kozma in the May 2019 issue of the online journal “Martial Cultivation”.

“This month we have an in-depth report on the unique Zhong Xin Dao system of Grandmaster Sam Chin. His tireless efforts to pass his art on across the world have ensured that this school is one of the most popular amongst people serious about martial cultivation.”

If you would like to read the entire article, you can purchase the issue from Line of Intent Publishing here:

Martial Cultivation Journal Vol 1 No 5

Austria

German Language Online Classes

German language I Liq Chuan with Lubo Tzolov
German language I Liq Chuan online classes

Due to a renewed lockdown, the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Austria school is offering online training via Zoom again. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. participants from the german speaking countries have the opportunity to dive into the Martial Art of Awareness.

Click here to see our available instructor lead online classes.

New Kids Classes!

young boy in Austria doing I Liq Chuan
Kung Fu kids classes in Vienna, Austria

Beginning in September 2020, Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Austria started a kids class for the first time. Seven boys and three girls in the age of 6 to 8 years explore the philosophy and principles of the Martial Art of Awareness through basic exercises and games.

The new kids’ classes have so far been held outdoors to practice safely during the pandemic and respect social distancing policies. 

Ukraine

Ukraine training hall

“Since the beginning of the year, our group has a new hall for training in the center of Kiev. We’re conducting ILC training on daily basis, in group and individual formats. In particular, everyday morning and evening training are done.”

 

“In November the System Guide, 3rd edition was printed in the Ukrainian language, so our students have an opportunity to buy and read it.”

“During fall of 2020 there were four student grading: Sergii Kravchuk (Student Level 3), Pavel Ksionda (Student Level 2), Artem Prytyka (Student Level 2), and Alexey Bratkov (Student Level 2). Also, we welcomed five new members to the ZXD ILC family.”

USA

New Grading!

Congratulations to Arizona students Barry B, Jeremy T, and Angela CJ on their new student level (4 and 3 respectively). Barry, Jeremy and Angela train in the Phoenix Metro area with Instructor Ashe Higgs.

 

Russia

New Grading!

I Liq Chuan students in Kazakhstan
Instructor Gado Mursaliyev with student in Atyrau

Kazakhstan branch (licensed instructor- Gadilbek Mursaliyev located in the city of Atyrau conducted a grading event and Marta Khaidarova successfully passed student level 1 exam. Another milestone achieved!

Instructor Gado began his I Liq Chuan training in London while living in the UK, under Instructor Eric Ling.

Upon returning to his native Kazakhstan, Gadilbeck continued his training under Chief Instructor of Russia, Alexander Skalozub, and began the first I Liq Chuan classes in the capital city of Atyrau.  

Congrats to both Gado and Marta!

We are very pleased to see Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan continue to grow and flourish around the world.

I Liq Chuan Rereat


On 30 AUG – 01 SEP 2020 at the Northern Kunsangar Buddhist center near Moscow, a retreat dedicated to the basic exercises of Zhong Xin Dao/ I Liq Chuan, 21 form practicing and preparation for instructor level 1 was held. This retreat takes place every few months under the guidance of three instructors: Marina Gubnitskaya – Instructor 2, Student 8, Andrey Araslanov – Instructor 1, Student 7, and Viktor Bashkeev – Instructor 1, Student 6.

The next retreat will take place on January 23-24, 2021. It will be dedicated to three-dimension movement, changing in three planes, and the spinning force of coordination. Contacts: maryam1701@gmail.com

Master Classes

Russian I Liq Chuan instructors Alexander Skalozub & Daria Sergeeva
Russian I Liq Chuan instructors Alexander Skalozub & Daria Sergeeva spinning hands in Malaysia

Special Moscow master-classes of Alex Skalozub and Daria Sergeeva will take place on January 8-10, 2021. It will be three days of training, each day different levels.

Space is limited to 10-12 pupils in the gym at one time due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines. Later you can watch the video of classes off-line.

November 2020 I Liq Chuan News

New Developments In Italy

Thanks to our cooperation with the UIKT (Italian Union of Traditional Kung Fu) Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan is now certified by OPES (The Organization for Sport Education) and registered with CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee)! 

CONI, acting under the authority of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), is responsible for the regulation and management of all national sports activities in Italy. While not an official Olympic sport, Traditional Kung Fu is recognized as an Associate Sport Discipline, under the category of “Wushu Kung Fu”.

In order to teach professionally in Italy martial arts instructors must be included in CONI’s register, and through our new association with the UIKT and OPES, our instructors will now be registered, and will receive a number of benefits, including instructor and student insurance!

Congratulations to Instructor Alberto Benedusi for being the first Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan recipient of this nationally recognized diploma!

I Liq Chuan Instructor Alberto Benedusi CONI Certificate

On Oct 23rd, GM Sam Chin presented a special donation-based 2 hours online workshop in coordination with Penn State. 

By Nikolay Dokholyan (3rd level student/1st level instructor)

October Workshop with Prof. GM Sam Chin at Penn State University

On October 23, Grand Master Sam F.S. Chin led an online workshop “The Balance Point for Unifying Mind and Body” about how to be mindful in order to understand the relationship between the mind and the body.

GM Sam Chin focused on the philosophy of Zhong Xin Dao (ZXD), the Martial Art of Awareness, and the context of mindfulness, or awareness of the present moment, in Chinese martial arts.

Unlike many domains of knowledge, mindfulness cannot be learned but only cultivated.

GM Sam Chin explained approaches to cultivate awareness by following the curriculum he created, The Martial Art of Awareness. He also explained the relationship between the martial aspect of ZXD and how it serves as a tool to develop practices that unify mental and physical components.

Specifically, the practitioner focuses on remaining neutral, responding to the ever-changing conditions of the environment. Because martial practice does offer direct feedback on the qualities of attention quality and, thus, provides an outstanding practice tool to recognize when one is balanced in body and mind.

GM Sam Chin’s lecture was followed by Qi Gong exercises that are part of the ZXD curriculum, led by US senior student, Instructor Richard Kelly (student level 9, instructor level 4); these included stretching and breathing exercises for health. This event was sponsored by the 2021 Wellness Mini-Grant from the Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs, the Office of Faculty and Professional Development, and Penn State Health Human Resources.

Did You Know

Did you know that GM Sam Chin underwent surgery for a total knee replacement on 04 Nov? After many years of dealing with a very bad knee, GM Chin was finally able to receive the much-needed surgery.

His knees were in such bad shape, the doctors were amazed he could even walk after reviewing the Xrays! Can you imagine? GM Chin has been teaching us for so many years with stage 4 arthritis in both knees.

The long layoff from his busy teaching and traveling schedule due to the coronavirus outbreak has given GM Sam Chin the opportunity to recover at home while spending time with his family, including his five-month-old grandson, Kai.

The surgery was a success and GM Chin is undergoing rehabilitation.

October 2020 I Liq Chuan News

Zhong Xin Dao in Italy

Instructor Alberto Benedusi and Study Group Leader Dino Fiaschi have been working hard and representing Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan in Italy with great success!

This past month the CFILCA sent Instructor Joshua Craig to assist them in their work in spreading our art throughout Italy. Instructor Alberto Benedusi joined Joshua, and together they presented Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan in several cities. It was a fruitful journey with many exciting events and connections! A big thank you goes out to Alberto for making this all possible.

Of special note was the signing of the agreement, on September 12th, between the CFILCA and the UIKT (Unione Italiana Kung Fu Tradizionale), officially launching the new 3-year Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Instructor Training Project in Rome!

The Chin Family wishes to send a special thank you to UIKT President Alessandro Colonnese for the invitation, and to Pietro Nicolaus Roselli Lorenzini for all of his help in coordinating the agreement between the CFILCA and the UIKT!

It is a great beginning, and we look forward to much more to come!

September 6, 2020

Grading Workshop in San Marino with nine people achieving Student Level 1! Congratulations to everyone!

Level 1: Daniel Giuliani, Giulia Chiara Staffa, Pietro Nicolaus Roselli Lorenzini, Nicola Albatici, Simone Amadei, Maurizio Corona, Costantino Fiori, Marco Agnoletti, Laura Dolce

September 10, 2020

Introductory Workshop hosted by Marco Macelloni at Shin Yama Arashi Martial Arts Center in Pontedera.

September 11, 2020

Level 3 Grading for Dino Fiaschi! Great work Dino!

 

September 11, 2020

A great meeting with Instructor Stefano Agostini and his son, Ken Michele Agostini!

 

September 12, 2020

The CFILCA signed a 3-year agreement with the UIKT!


Instructor Alberto Benedusi, UIKT President Alessandro Colonnese, Instructor Joshua Craig


Instructor Joshua Craig signing the contract on behalf of CFILCA.


The CFILCA presented all of the UIKT Board Members with a copy of the new Italian translation of the System Guide, 3rd Edition.

September 12-13, 2020

At the UIKT International Martial Arts Day event we offered a series of four seminars, and many of the participants have registered for our Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Project in Rome!

September 19, 2020

Introductory Workshop hosted by Paolo Dilisio and Stefania Mengoni at Wing Chun Scuola Nei Gong in Latina.


Sifu Stefania Megoni, Instructor Alberto Benedusi, Sifu Paolo Dilisio, Instructor Joshua Craig


The Gang!

September 20, 2020

Introductory Workshop for the UIKT Board Members.


Paolo Dilisio, Pietro Roselli, Alberto Benedusi, Joshua Craig, Stefano Rosati, Claudio Fabbricatore

October 3-4, 2020

Instructor Alberto Benedusi lead a workshop in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia. This was the first time the people of Sardinia were exposed to Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, and our reception was great! Alberto will soon return for the next workshop!

October 10-11, 2020

Instructors Joshua Craig and Alberto Benedusi presented the first weekend of our 3-year Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Instructor Training Project in Rome, Italy! The participants included instructors and martial arts masters from various styles and communities, all getting together on the mat to train in the true spirit of martial arts. This intensive 12-hour event was an amazing time of openness, passion and camaraderie! At the end of the workshop, Grandmaster Sam Chin spoke to the participants via video call from New York, both welcoming and congratulating them!

October 10-12, 2020
Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Martial Art of Awareness met with UIKT Unione Italiana Kung Fu Tradizionale Board Members to discuss and train in preparation for the December 19-20, 2020 course in Rome, Italy – be sure not to miss it!

Weekend 2: December 19-20, 2020 Level 1: Please confirm your participation by sending an email to: Francesca Ranucci (info@uikt.it)
Weekend 3: February 20-21, 2021 Level 1
Weekend 4: April 24-25, 2021 Level 1
Weekend 5: June 19-20, 2021 Level 1
Weekend 6: September 10-11, 2021 Level 2

This program is the ideal introduction to Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, taking you step-by-step through our curriculum until Instructor Level 1.

Zhong Xin Dao in Germany

10 of our members passed their Student Level 1 examination and 4 of them passed their Student Level 2 examinations in Germany!

Hamburg

Instructor Frederik Wahl held a Level 1 Examination! Congratulations to Sascha Vukovic, Hans-Joachim Kühne and Janina Peter. Leefke Bohde also assisted at the grading!

Darmstadt

Study Group Leader Dominic Brizin invited Instructor Joshua Craig to conduct a Level 1 Grading Workshop and Examination! Fellow Instructor Frederik Wahl was also invited as a guest. Congratulations to Benjamin Schwartz, Murat Cobanoglu, Sebastian Riedel, Ruben Bamberger, Tom-Tom Steiner, Andreas Towstoles and Dominik Lorenz!

Hamburg

Instructor Frederik Wahl held a Level 2 Examination! Congratulations to Thorsten Bernstein, Michael Rath, Sascha Vukovic, and Udo Eimers. Marvin Sadrinna also assisted at the grading!

September 2020 News & Announcements

I Liq Chuan Students in Italy 2020

New Programs


This Autumn we will be unveiling two new programs! 
– Student and Instructor Certification Program
– Instructor Licensing Program
With both new programs you will have the convenience and flexibility of studying in-person and online!

Student and Instructor Certification Program
Each course will include an-depth look at the relevant Student Level or Instructor Level, and the intensive nature of this program, along with the direct approach to instruction, will allow you to complete each course in an accelerated time! Every training will be led by an instructor authorized by Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Headquarters, who will guide and support you throughout the learning process. In addition, small class sizes maximize both concentration and guarantees more one-on-one interaction time with your instructor.

Instructor Licensing Program
Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Instructor Levels are part of our student curriculum, and once a student has successfully passed their Instructor grading they become a Certified Instructor. However, prior to becoming a Licensed Instructor, each Certified Instructor must successfully pass the relevant Instructor Licensing Course(s).
When teaching and performing gradings, instructors must be able to create specific conditions for students to recognize the principles, and also to see whether the student has the understanding and attention to see these conditions. In this series of courses, you will be guided in how to deliver explicit instruction for each curriculum level using clear and concise language, as well as how to evaluate and adjust your students using a selection of diagnostic tools.

Our in-person and online formats are a convenient and affordable way for our Licensed Instructors (and Licensed Instructor candidates) to maintain their existing License, and/or qualify for more advanced degrees.
 

Around the World


ITALY

Grandmaster Sam Chin and the entire Chin Family is very happy to be cooperating with Alessandro Colonnese, Pietro Nicolaus Roselli Lorenzini, and the whole Unione Italiana Kung Fu Tradizionale (UIKT) Family, to bring Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, the Martial Art of Awareness, to Italy!

The UIKT is a non-profit organization, based in Rome, Italy, whose mission is to promote traditional kung fu! Our cooperation will be announced at the 2020 International Martial Arts Day events on September 12-13 in Rome!

Together with the UIKT, we will be offering our Instructor Level 1 Certification Program in Italy! This 3-year program includes Student Levels 1-2-3 and Instructor Level 1, and is the essential foundation of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan.

Each step of the training process and the examinations will be overseen by instructors assigned by the Chin Family.

Year 1
October 10-11, 2020
December 19-20, 2020
February 20-21, 2021
April 24-25, 2021
June 19-20, 2021
September 10-11, 2021

This first program will be led by Instructor Joshua Craig (representing ZXD Headquarters) and Instructor Alberto Benedusi (representing Italy).

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact us ASAP!

In the UIKT the Chin Family has found a partner that also values both harmony and collaboration, and we look forward to working together to unify and promote martial culture and the unique inheritances of traditional kung fu!
UKIT & I Liq Chuan

GRADING

On Sunday September 6, 2020 Instructor Joshua Craig led an all-day Grading Workshop in San Marino. Everything was organized by Instructor Alberto Benedusi, who was also the translator for this intense event!

After a thorough review of the Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan approach, every exercise was reviewed in-depth, and everyone did an amazing job!

A message from Joshua:

Thank you to everyone for their outstanding spirit and dedication! What a day! A special thank you also to Alberto for all of his efforts in preparing the group and making our union possible! Also in attendance was Study Group Leader Dino Fiaschi of Tuscany! Congratulations to everyone for passing Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan Level 1!

  • Daniel Giuliani
  • Giulietta Chiara Staffa
  • Pietro Nicolaus
  • Roselli Lorenzini
  • Nicola Albatici
  • Simone Amadei
  • Maurizio Corona
  • Constantino Fiori
  • Marco Agnoletti
  • Laura Dolce

RUSSIA

1) Schools now reopen after pandemic quarantine since a month ago. Physical classes as well as online options are available in Russian.
2) This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Russian I Liq Chuan School, founded by GM Alex Skalozub!
3) Special online classes of GM Sam Chin for Russian-speaking students will be coming this autumn. More information will be available soon!

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