Teacher Training in German Tai Chi Forum
Five-Level Tai Chi Teacher Training Programme :
- Foundation Level
- Intermediate Level 1
- Intermediate Level 2
- Advanced Level
- Master’s Level
Thanks to our long experience of training courses for Tai Chi and the internal martial arts, we are pleased to present our clients with an entirely new, even more comprehensive training concept as from January 2007.
From 2007 onwards, all our training courses will begin with a basic training course covering 4 weekends within one year.
Over these 4 weekends we will provide a first, general overview of all the essentials which form the basis for the different training courses. You will learn the things which are common to or very similar in all the different arts, regardless of which course you decide to take after completing this basic seminar course. The basis for any further work is the regaining of health, the improvement of general health and its permanent preservation. Only when you are able to sustain a high level of health over longer periods of time are you truly in a position to undertake the more complex, detailed, long-term study of things such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi or the other internal martial arts.
An equally interesting challenge is the long-term study of an art which you wish to develop or systematic, scientific research into higher, hitherto largely untapped areas of human potential.
The four areas are
|1. Medical Healing Work||for acute and chronic health problemsfor acute and chronic health problems|
|2. Well-Being||prevention in the fields of health and well-being: how to keep healthy in the long-term|
|3. Vitality and Lifecraft||How can I improve my day-to-day way of life? How can I turn my everyday life into a joyful, healthy work of art?|
|4. Development of human potential||What are we capable of, given optimum guidance and maintenance of our human potential, considering that we humans are in a state of continual development. Which of our specific hidden powers can we develop with the help of professional guidance?|
When you begin a course of training, you are often unaware of the wealth of centuries’ old knowledge and skill which exists. How can you make a decision about which training course to embark on when you don’t really know which end product you are actually buying? Over these 4 weekends we will try to give you a broad insight into all four main areas, so that at the end of these 4 weekends, or after 40 hours of basic training, you will be able to decide which direction to embark upon.
In this way, you only decide on which path to take, when you have gained a real understanding of both your own, real interests as well as of today’s vast multitude of available training courses.
How can you know which of the over 500 different styles of ancient China is the best for you personally? Which style will best help me to learn what I really want to know? Even today, people often still choose whatever happens to be on offer in their immediate neighbourhood. They know neither what the market as a whole has to offer, nor do they have the expertise to help them distinguish between quality and less-than-serious claims.
Based on our own long years of experience in this field, we provide you with a concise synopsis of our own, 40 year quest for knowledge (more than 20 years of full-time teaching and over 10 years’ practical experience in training teachers) as a first, general overview and well-founded orientation guide. This alone can save you years of aimless wandering and random, vain attempts: A real saving, both in terms of time and money. Once you have completed this short seminar series you will know for certain all the different styles, natural laws, mental laws, energetic principles and techniques available and the applications of each technique within the different training courses to achieve the greatest possible development of one’s human potential. Even if you then decide not to continue with one of our training courses, I can still guarantee that you will have gained an excellent basis of valuation for all other styles you may subsequently consider.
With the aid of this short, straightforward seminar series you will gain a uniquely comprehensive overview of many of the well-known systems currently available on the market, as well as of several systems which are virtually unknown in the world today.
We believe that with our seminar series we are filling a major gap in this area today. Who knows which of the courses currently offered on the internet or in the press are of high quality and which are not? Which styles can really satisfy the ambitions and true aspirations of the interested party?
Which of the multitude of styles and techniques suits me and my way of living and learning the best?
- The aim of this series is to provide you all with an important decision-making aid for your subsequent career path.
- Who is eager to commit himself to someone of whose competence and integrity he has no guarantee? What will the situation be in 2 or 3 years? Will this trainer or this institute still be in existence?
- Is my individual way of learning and practicing suited to the methods and other conditions of a particular training course?
- What are the real, long-term commitments of a particular training course? Will I be able to continue to further my education within the same system after 2, 3 or even 5 years or not? Are there long-term, guaranteed advanced training courses available in the style I am considering – yes, or no?
- We can guarantee you extreme, long-term reliability in respect of our own practice, ongoing personal and client further education for the attainment of increasing proficiency in high level Tai Chi, high level Qi Gong and Nei Gong and also in higher levels of various internal Chinese martial arts.
Master instructor Volker Jung has studied more than 10 styles with 40 masters and is permanently continuing his studies with many of his original masters the world over. This is a true guarantee of high level quality, especially in the techniques themselves, each of which has been subjected to long years of rigorous testing to ensure its efficiency. But in our view, the greatest advantage lies in the fact that, thanks to his contacts the world over, master instructor Jung is in always in a position to register and assess the latest trends from the Chinese motherland as well as on the important North American market and where appropriate, to incorporate them into his own development. The theoretical background information, a kind of mental framework, which is always an important part of all our training courses, is unique on the training market. We always teach how exactly, the whys and the wherefores and show you the primary, medium-term and the ultimate goals of our techniques and principles. We are happy to answer in detail all constructive questions. Our main concern is that anyone taking up a high art should understand, right from the start, what he is doing, why he should do it in a particular way and how one can tell whether he is doing it correctly or not. Unfortunately, this is by no means a matter of course in today’s training sector.
Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the ideal learning environment at our new Forum headquarters. Here in the midst of a World Heritage site, only 2 km from the world-famous Loreley Rock in St. Goarshausen, between Koblenz and Rüdesheim, we are in the process of establishing our new Forum headquarters on a long-term basis. Ultimately, we will be able to offer 6 internal martial arts and several of Asia’s healing arts all under one roof. As yet, not all our available spaces are in operation, but we are working flat out to get them finished. The rooms already in operation have large windows offering fantastic views of the picturesque Rhine with the largest hilltop castle on the river, Burg Rheinfels, which we can already see from our main classroom. All the main classrooms will eventually offer this wonderful view of the Rhine. With our concept of offering on one site, training courses in so many internal martial arts as well as some which were hitherto virtually unknown, we are positioned at the top end of the training market.
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"In the long run, it's quality that counts", this is our motto.
Seminar with grandmaster Ye Xiao Long and George Xu 1998
For more informations, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 06771/802 556.