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9 LEVEL TEACHER CERTIFICATION SYSTEM
LEVEL 1 JING essence junior instructor
LEVEL 2 MING comprehension assistant instructor
LEVEL 3 ZHI judicious basic level instructor
LEVEL 4 HUI vitality intermediate instructor
LEVEL 5 QIAN humility senior instructor
LEVEL 6 XU void advanced instructor
LEVEL 7 REN fortitude master
LEVEL 8 RANG oral chief instructor
LEVEL 9 YU the fool principal instructor
CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATES
The following is a general guide only, and any level can be influenced by other factors –
see ADDITIONAL INFLUENCING FACTORS below.
LEVEL 1 Basic Postures & Stances done correctly + some knowledge of Tui Shou.
LEVEL 2 Short Form (square & round) + Basic Tui Shou Fixed & Moving Step.
LEVEL 3 Long Form + most Tui Shou Fixed & Moving Step + Basic San Shou
applications + Basic Qigong (Cloud Hands, Tiger Embracing Head, Retrieving Moon from Sea,
Single Hand Sweeps Lotus Leg) + 1 weapon.
LEVEL 4 Long Form (square & round) + 1 weapon + Bai Shi + Major San Shou
LEVEL 5 Advanced Short Form + 2 weapons + Da Lu + 2 person set (sabre &
sabre/staff) + philosophy/theory + conditioning exercises +
12 Yin Nei Gong.
LEVEL 6 3 weapons + 12 Yang Nei Gong or Xian Jia Baduanjin Qigong + most San
Shou techniques + mirror short & long form + 2 mirror weapons forms.
LEVEL 7 Xian Jia Baduanjin Qigong + 12 Yang Nei Gong + all 48 San Shou
techniques (including variations) + 8 forces for each weapon + Zhou Lu + 3 mirror
LEVEL 8 Cai Lang + Six Secret Words + Fei Hua Zhang + reverse long form + full
weapons applications + additional influencing factors.
LEVEL 9 All aspects of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan + many additional influencing
ADDITIONAL INFLUENCING FACTORS
- in addition to the above, any Level can be influenced by:
good attitude; entering/judging/refereeing Tai Chi competitions; attendance record at
classes/seminars/workshops/camps; teaching classes; organising
seminars/workshops/demonstrations/camps; serving on TCUGB committee; creating
good publicity for Tai Chi; contribution to the Tai Chi community; visiting China and
broadening your own and other peopleʼs general knowledge about the development
and benefits of Tai Chi, writing Tai Chi related articles/reviews etc.
How to apply: Contact your instructor asking for a reference or contact Dan direct for an assessment. There is normally a charge for certification.
British Council Chinese Martial Arts Insurance, Renewals and Membership licences (BCCMA). Contact Steve Davies Phone : 07713 199113 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 42 Canterbury st., Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5TX
Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) instructor membership.