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Yangshuo Taichi School is located in Tian Jia He Village and is surrounded by the stunning Karst mountain formations that make Yangshuo one of the most beautiful places to visit in China. It is in this picturesque environment that you will study Chen Style Taich with Master Huang a National Taichi Champion and experienced teacher who is both fluent in English and Chinese.

Facilities: The school has both indoor and outdoor training facilities as well as a high standard of living accommodation available both for short-term and long-term students. 

Overview

Yangshuo Taichi School was the first registered International Taichi and Kung fu training School in Yangshuo. The school is located in a tranquil and truely stunning location a bike ride from Yangshou. The school headmaster, Master Huang is a National Taichi Champion who is enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching Taichi as a martial art, as a healing art and also a philosophy. 

Here you will train in a large studio or outside by the Li River. This special location and the surrounding natural gives those trianing at the school a feeling of connection to nature that in practice empowers every movement.

Accommodation options are of a high standard and even come with views where you can observe flocks of birds nestled in the towering bamboo along the river Li's banks. Come nightfall, students can be found practicing or relaxing as the fire flies glow in the vegetation and fly over the waters surface. A regular sight will be the cormorant fishermen gliding past on a rafts with their birds, diving for the night's catch.

This school offers a completely relaxing travel and training package rich in quality and Chinese culture. Inexpensive meals are provided at request. Alternatively pleasant walks or bicycle rides into town to try some of the friendly restaurants in Yangshuo offer distraction from practice and a glimspe into the daily activities of the local communities.

School profile

  • China, Yangshou
  • Spiritual Arts, Martial Arts, Healing Arts, Culture
  • Chen Style Tai Chi
  • Basic to
  • 2 out of 5
  • No age restriction
  • June, July, August
  • - Accommodation - Food - Water - Tuition - Use of conditioning tools & weapons - Internet - Pick up from Yangshou
  • - Chinese Visa - International & Domestic Travel - Insurance

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Claire Hu from Thailand
Submitted on 07/06/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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I came to this school with a basic knowledge of other martial arts such as Taekwondo Fencing and Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. I wanted to practice Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan to develop my martial arts skill and could be used to teach my students in the future. However, I realized that the experience of 6 months have been trained here, make me learned much more than expected. I've always wondered why the Tai Chi Chuan students and so many people in my Country take 5-10 years practicing Tai Chi Chuan but still can not achieve high success. Trained here I learned that ¡°the basic training slowly and step-by-step perfectly are very important to the advancement and success in the future¡±. I have seen many people who eagerly to practice a lot of Tai Chi forms in a short time without a care in the development process of body, mind and the Qi such as a warm-up, Qi training, Silk Reeling and basic movement of walking, kicking, punching , etc.

The omission of these things have resulted in a level of there performance was the only volume or the number of forms they can do. But in terms of quality, they can not achieve success in the physical strength, the peace and stability of mind and the wisdom to achieve the true spirit of Tai Chi. Because of this, makes me realize that the practice of Tai Chi need to start from the basic step-by-step slowly and each step must be perfect and fully understood before smoothly further developed. This is the most valuable lessons that I will use for my Tai Chi student in the future. In addition, in only 6 months, I had experienced many of Tai Chi forms and sword. I felt stronger physically, mentally calm and happy with everything, as well as more understand in Tai Chi. These makes me confident that I can bring it to correctly teaching to my student.

I think the advantage that I have taken here is more than the practice in my country for over 10 years. Thanks ¡°Tina¡± trainer and very good friends. She had a tremendous effort to teach the students although many students will be left behind. She had the patience to many problems in order to tried her best to help that anyone can achieve the perfect practice as well as to to facilitate the student's daily life. Thanks chef for nutritious food and his efforts to met the needs of everyone as possible.

Thanks classmates : - Eric (France), Yves (R¨¦union), Marlous (Holland), Colin (Australia), Robert (Scotland), Nick (New Zealand) and others that I had learned various different culture and attitudes as well as fun to practice together and travel together in many beautiful places of Yangshuo. Finally, thanks for experience in ¡°Yang Shuo Huang Hua Tai Chi Academy¡± 

Although I practiced only 6 months, I have benefited as if learned over 10 years in my country.
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Benjamin Viatte
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my experience at the Taichi School My name is Benjamin Viatte and I have been practicing at Yangshuo Taichi School for one year. Though beforehand, I didn't have the slightest clue about the practices I was going to learn, they now profoundly changed my body, my mind, my way of living. I am now honored to be able to transmit this knowledge to other people, making their lives better as well. Though this whole experience is very rewarding, it wasn't easy the whole time: many of the exercises necessary to learn Taichi require a fair bit of patience, and that is exactly the quality that you will have acquired when you return home. Training is usually done in a small group, which is the perfect compromise between teacher-student time and student-student practices.

The training doesn't fill up every minute of your day either, so you have flexibility to train what you like during the off-time. The food is very good, healthy, and very Chinese. Perfect for this kind of environment. The nature around the school is awe-inspiring, a real catalyst for finding inner energy and drawing energy from the outside as well. The only downside is that in rare high seasons, the restaurant can get quite busy and noisy, but this only happens several weeks throughout the year. The building is located slightly outside of Yangshuo, which helps prevent you from getting too much into the nightlife, not a bad thing for peaceful and balanced practice. The school is by the riverside, making a relaxing swim - or bamboo raft ride - just steps away. All in all, it was truly a life-enriching experience; I will be back one day. In the meantime, I will be sure to carry and share these treasures all over the world. Thank you for reading and I wish you the very best.
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"It is one thing to learn about the ancestral Qi Gong vitality exercises, the Tao way of life and a way to celebrate that in every step in a manner we call Taichi Quan. But without the right people to show you the steps, this journey would have been impossible to accomplish by myself. When these people share their heart and passion for life, they become friends. When you learn the power of Chi and when you learn that Chi is not affected by distance, then these friends are connected to you forever, no matter where you are in the world.

It was an honor to share this wonderful experience with all of you through the openness of a very special Chinese person who make me believe that everything is possible. Thank you Henry. Thank you Master Sifu. May all the pandas be proud of your accomplishment. I will never forget all the great teachers that each of you are. "
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"It has been our great pleasure to learn the 18 Forms of Chen -style taichi with Master Huang at Yangshuo Taichi School. It has been the highlight of our visit to China. We will continue to practice Tai-chi when we get home, and it will remind us of the wonderful holiday we have had in China. Learn at the Yangshuo Taichi School and Travel with Taichi traveler is the best way to enjoy your trip in China. Thank you."
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Yangshou Taichi School is a traditional Chen style taichi school situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Yangshou. The quality of  the schools surrounding area is matched by the quality of the schools facilities and training. 

 

Master Huang or Henry as many of his students come to call him is the main master at this school. Master Huang is a high level and experienced master who teaches Chen Style Taichi. His school accepts beginners to advanced practicionares and it specializes in training students who wish to become future Chen style taichi instructors. Indeed Master Huang is so dedicated to this that his personal mission is to train 10,000 professional taichi instructors so that they might be able to improve the health of 100 million people. Master Huang Chen style lineage is strong. He is a disciple of Wan Xiang, one of the four grandmasters of Tai Chi and descendants of the Chen family. 


Training
at this school is open to all levels, and physical conditions and will be tailored to each individual student. This training will not only include the learning of taichi but will also include instruction on Chinese philosophy and the principles of yin yang, tao, and qi. This is a clear benefit of having a teacher that can communicate fluently in English. This gives students at the school high level instruction and understanding allowing all the details to be explained. Courses available at the school include: 1-8 weeks Personal Growth and development Courses;  3 months Primary Tai Chi Teacher Training Courses;   6 months Intermediate Tai Chi Teacher Training Courses;   9 months Intermediate Tai Chi Teacher Training Courses;   12 months Advanced Tai Chi Teacher Training Courses and  3 Years Indoor Students Training Courses.

Training with Master Huang is generally from 9am-11am and then from 3pm-5pm. However, additional self practice outside of these times is encouraged. Other courses available at the school include Caligraphy, Chinese Language learning and Chinese painting. 


The Location of the School affords students the chance to visit numerous historic and cultural sites, enjoy the natural environment and even take up rock climbing. While the the city of Yangshou offers restuarnts, bars and also the chance to teach English. For further information on teaching opportunities you can contact a SMA agent.  


Accommodation & Facilities including food are at a higher standard than many of our other international full-time martial art schools. The food is healthy balanced and rooms are spacious and comfortable. 

 

Master Huang Hua (Henry) is currently rated as a Chinese Wu Shu Grade 6 Master and he is the head coach of Yangshuo Tai Chi School. Master Huang is a high level Chen Style Tai Chi masters with over 20 years experience training and teaching Chen Style Taichi. During these 20 years he has won numerous Tai Chi Forms and push-hands competitions. Training directly under Wang Xi An (renowned as the King of Tai Chi in China) he also studied under Cheng Zhen Lei (one of China's top 10 Tai Chi masters).

Master Huang began learning Taichi at a young age and began practicing Yang and Chen-style Tai Chi at the age of 10. For the last 20 years he has taught thousands of Chinese and Western students. He is diligent and practices regularly, and has become a master in the Tai Chi free-style sparring and wrestling. He demonstrates skill in both the art of attack and defense. Master Huang regularly lectures on the principals of Tai Chi throughout Asia.

Master Huang is the 12th generation direct-line successor of Chen Style Tai Chi Quan, the technical director of the Chen Tai Chi Academy, Asia. and the Chairman of the Yangshuo Tai Chi Quan Association. He is an Instructor of physical training (Government certified to teach throughout China and the world); a member of the Chinese Martial Arts Association and a member of the Arts of Tai Chi Wang Xi An Institute of Research.

As a disciple of Grandmaster Wang Xi An, students learning under Master Huang have the chance to meet one of China's GREAT FOUR and a 19th generation Chen style Taichi Master.
 
Grandmaster Wang Xian is credited with preserving Chen Tai Chi during the cultural revolution and he is the most notable representative of the 19th generation successors. Master Wang Xi An has been one of the driving forces behind the popularization of Chen style taichi as a martial art. He is a former all China push hands champion and his martial skill is legendary around the world.

 





















 

School Training runs from Monday to Friday and begins at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00. Half an hour is set aside for breakfast and a two and a half hour break is allocated for lunch. An outline of the daily training schedule is given below.

Master Huang (Henry) - Qigong, Chen Style Taichi, Chinese Philosophy, Taichi weapons: Training is personally tailored to suit the students length of stay, their level and the course they are on.

School Courses: 
• 1-8 weeks Personal Growth and Development Course
• 3 months Primary Tai Chi Teacher Training Course
• 6 months Intermediate Tai Chi Teacher Training Course
• 9 months Intermediate Tai Chi Teacher Training Course
• 12 months Advanced Tai Chi Teacher Training Courses
• 3 Years Indoor Students Training Courses

The following give full details of each course. All course are based on 4 hours of supervised training each day 5 days per week.

1-8 week Personal Growth and Development Course
Tuition*: 1700 Yuan-14,000 Yuan

The Theory and Philosophy:
- The history of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan
- The philosophy of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan
- The Daily life in accordance with Tai Chi Philosophy
- The Ying and Yang philosophy
- The Principles of Tai Chi
- How to practice Qi Gong exercises
- Chinese Culture Tai Chi F

Forms training step by step:
- Inner Peace 8 Form
- Harmony 21 Form

Basic training:
- Tai Chi Warm up and Foundation
- Tai Chi Qi Gong
- Tai Chi silk reeling
- Tai Chi meditation (Stand and Walk)
- The Eight basic movements
- Basic push hands application
- The application of Inner Peace 8 Form
- The application of Harmony 21 Form

3 months Primary Tai Chi Teacher Training Course
Tuition*: Double room: 18 000 Yuan Single room: 19 000 Yuan - In this course you will review what you learned in the first two months as well as build on these foundational skills and knowledge:

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Yin Yang 24 Form Basic training:
- Basic Push hands application
- Shuai jiao (Tai Chi Wrestling)
- Qin na (Tai Chi Arrest).
- How to avoid injury during teaching and practice
- Extensive warm up exercise
- The principles fundamentals of Tai Chi practice
- The application of Tai Chi Chuan (both for health and self-defense)
- The application of Yin Yang 24 Form

6 months Intermediate Tai Chi Teacher Training Course 
Tuition*: Double room: 34800 Yuan Single room: 36000 Yuan - In this course you will review what you have learned the first 3 months and go more deeply into the training and in the philosophy:

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Old traditional 76 Form Basic training:
- Push hands application
- The application of old traditional 76 Form

9 months Intermediate Tai Chi Teacher Training Course
Tuition*: Double room: 48000 Yuan Single room: 51300 Yuan - In this course you will learn: Review what you have learned the first 6 months and go more deeply in the training and in the philosophy:

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Chen Tai Chi sword Form

Basic training:
- Push hands application
- The application of Chen Tai Chi Sword Form

12 months Advanced Tai Chi Teacher Training Course
Tuition*: Double room: 61200 Yuan Single room: 64800 Yuan In this course you will learn: Review what you have learned the first 9 months and go more deeply training and philosophy:

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Old Cannon Fist

Basic training:
- Push hands application
- The application of Old Cannon Fist
- Tai Chi San da

Overview of one year Tai Chi Teacher Training Course 

At the end of the year you will have learned:

The Theory and Philosophy:
- The history of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan
- The philosophy of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan
- The Daily life in accordance with Tai Chi Philosophy
- The Ying and Yang philosophy
- The Principles of Tai Chi
- How to practice Qi Gong exercises
- Chinese Culture

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Inner Peace 8 Form
- Harmony 21 Form
- Yin Yang 24 Form
- Old traditional 76 Form
- Chen Tai Chi Sword
- Old Cannon Fist

Basic training:
- Tai Chi Warm up and Foundation
- Tai Chi Qi Gong
- Tai Chi silk reeling
- Tai Chi meditation (Stand and Walk)
- The Eight basic movements
- Basic push hands
- Shuai jiao (Tai Chi Wrestling)
- Qin na (Tai Chi Arrest).
- How to avoid injury during teaching and practice
- Extensive warm up exercise
- The principles (fundamentals) of Tai Chi practice
- The application of Tai Chi Chuan (both for health and self-defense)
- The application of Inner Peace 8 Form
- The application of Harmony 21 Form
- The application of Yin Yang 24 Form
- The application of old traditional 76 Form
- The application of Chen Tai Chi Sword Form
- The application of Old Cannon Fist Form
- Tai Chi San da

* The tuition includes training, accommodation and food.. The description of the Tai Chi Teacher Training Course describe month per month is just a reference. Students who did already learn a Form can just review it with Master Huang and fix it. If you desire to learn a single form, you can ask to Master Huang.

3 Years Indoor Students Training Courses 
Tuition*: Double room: 140 000 Yuan Single room: 150 000 Yuan First year training content - In this course you will learn:

The Theory and Philosophy:
- The history of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan
- The philosophy of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chuan
- The Daily life in accordance with Tai Chi Philosophy
- The Ying and Yang philosophy
- The Principles of Tai Chi - How to practice Qi Gong exercises
- Chinese Culture

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Inner Peace 8 Form
- Harmony 21 Form
- Yin Yang 24 Form
- Old traditional 76 Form
- Old Cannon Fist
- Chen Tai Chi Sword

Basic training:
- Tai Chi Warm up and Foundation
- Tai Chi Qi Gong
- Tai Chi silk reeling
- Tai Chi meditation (Stand and Walk)
- The Eight basic movements
- Basic push hands
- Shuai jiao (Tai Chi Wrestling)
- Qin na (Tai Chi Arrest).
- How to avoid injury during teaching and practice
- Extensive warm up exercise
- The principles (fundamentals) of Tai Chi practice
- The application of Tai Chi Chuan (both for health and self-defense)
- The application of Inner Peace 8 Form
- The application of Harmony 21 Form
- The application of Yin Yang 24 Form
- The application of old traditional 76 Form
- The application of Old Cannon Fist Form
- The application of Chen Tai Chi Sword Form
- Tai Chi San da

Second year training content Review what you have learned the first year and go more deeply in the training and in the philosophy:

In this course you will learn:

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- Chen Tai Chi double Sword - Broad Sword

Basic training:
- Deep push hand
- The application of Chen Tai Chi double sword
- The application of Broad Swrod
- Shuai jiao
- Qin na
- Tai Chi Sanda

Third year training content review what you have learned the last two years and go more deeply in the training and in the philosophy:

In this course you will learn:

Tai Chi Forms training step by step:
- New Form 83

Basic training:
- Learning by teaching in the school
- The application of New Form 83

Typical Training Schedule:
 
• 8:00am - Breakfast
• 9:00-11:00am - Classes with Master Huang
• 12:30pm - Lunch
• 3:00-5:00pm - Classes with Master Huang
• 6:00pm - Dinner

Additional Courses:
 
• Chinese Painting
• Mandarin
• Calligraphy

The additional courses are not geared towards acheiving a qualification. With the Mandarin classes we advise students to bring or order a selection of basic Mandarin books to help provide the structure you will need to get the most out of your language learning courses. For further information on Mandarin studies or materials contact us.

Yangshou Taichi School

Application/Booking fee - 20% of your tuition fee

If you want to study at Yangshou Taichi School there is an application and booking fee. This fee is actually a 20% deposit. This should be paid prior to your arrival at the school. StudyMartialArts.Org we can help you making the arrangements for this via internaitonal bank transfer. The details for which will be given on request. The remaining 80% of your fees should be paid direct to the school within 7 days of your arrival. If you wish to pay your full fees in advance this can also be arranged.

Please note that live in student places at Yangshou Taichi School are limited. We therefore recommend that you book well in advance of your departure especially during peak seasons.

We advise students to budget for their personal spending, and the cost of Chinese Visa extensions if these apply. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to nationality and length of stay. 
School PricingCNYTotal
1 Month¥ 7,000
¥ 7,000
2 Months¥ 7,000
¥ 14,000
3 Months¥ 4,000¥ 18,000
4 Months¥ 7,000¥ 25,000
5 Months¥ 7,000¥ 32,000
6 Months¥ 4,000¥ 36,000
7 Months¥ 7,000¥ 43,000
8 Months¥ 7,000¥ 50,000
9 Months¥ 4,000¥ 54,000
10 Months¥ 7,000¥ 61,000
11 Months¥ 7,000¥ 68,000
12 Months¥ 4,000¥ 72,000
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