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Academy Membership by Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA (CBTA USA)
The Academy Membership, offered by Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA (CBTA USA), is a distinguished certificate program meticulously designed to elevate the knowledge and skills of individuals aspiring to become professional Tai Chi teachers under the esteemed Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA standard.
Led by the Intangible Culture Successor, Master Bosco Baek, this comprehensive apprenticeship and teacher course takes place in a private setting, where a master trainer provides personalized instruction. Semi-private or small-group settings may be utilized for certain practices such as Push-Hands (Tuishou) or weapon training. Throughout the program, Academy candidates receive unparalleled guidance and mentorship from Master Bosco Baek.
The Academy membership is exclusively tailored for individuals who possess a profound commitment to immersing themselves in the classical teachings of Chen Family Taijiquan and harbor aspirations of becoming dedicated practitioners and future teachers. As an Academy member, you embark on a transformative Taijiquan journey, guided by a comprehensive curriculum and personalized instruction that shapes your growth and development.
The Academy provides a systematic process for acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills at the Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of the Chen Family Taijiquan curriculum. Successful completion of the program grants you the esteemed distinction of teacher qualifications, empowering you to apply for certified teacher status within the Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA.
To be eligible for the program, candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to their Taijiquan practice and embrace a genuine desire to follow in the footsteps of the classical curriculum. This program offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into the timeless teachings of Chen Family Taijiquan and embark on a profound journey toward becoming a professional Tai Chi teacher under the revered Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA standard.
By joining the Academy, you immerse yourself in a transformative Taijiquan experience that encompasses both personal growth and the cultivation of skills necessary for effective teaching. Under the expert guidance of Master Bosco Baek, you receive personalized instruction and mentorship, allowing you to deepen your understanding, refine your technique, and embody the essence of Chen Family Taijiquan.
Embrace the Academy membership, and embark on a profound journey that not only elevates your Taijiquan practice but also equips you with the tools and knowledge to inspire and guide others on their own Tai Chi path. Experience the transformative power of Chen Family Taijiquan and join a community of dedicated practitioners and future teachers who share your passion and commitment to this profound art.
01. Administration Fee (one-time joining fee):
To join the Academy membership, a nonrefundable $250 administration fee is required. This fee is a one-time payment.
02. Contract Membership Option (with auto-pay):
- 3-month membership: $950 per month (Paid automatically on a monthly basis for the duration of 3 months)
- 6-month membership: $650 per month (Paid automatically on a monthly basis for the duration of 6 months)
- 12-month membership: $350 per month (Paid automatically on a monthly basis for the duration of 12 months)
03. Non-Contract Membership Option:
For those seeking a more flexible commitment, we offer a non-contract membership option. This allows you to participate in a 2-hour session on a specific date for a fee of $100 with prior permission. Please note that participation in these sessions requires permission due to limited availability. This option provides an opportunity to experience a dedicated training session within a controlled environment. The sessions are held on a weekly basis.
01. Flexible Training Hours: As an Academy member, you have the freedom to schedule your training sessions based on your availability and preference during the designated membership hours. This ensures a personalized and focused learning experience within a private or semi-private setting.
02. Specialized Classes: Academy members gain access to specialized classes, including push-hands training, advanced techniques, and exclusive sessions. These classes are designed to deepen your understanding, refine your skills, and explore the intricacies of Chen Family Taijiquan.
03. Hands-On Corrections: Furthermore, as an Academy member, you will benefit from physical hands-on corrections during your training. These corrections are specifically tailored to help you understand and embody the most proper alignment, enabling you to effectively interpenetrate Qi through the meridians and form the core centered in the Dantian. These personalized corrections play a crucial role in refining technique, deepening the connection between body and mind, and enhancing the flow of Qi throughout the body. With the guidance under Master Baek and experienced certified instructor of CBTA USA, Academy members can refine their practice and experience the transformative power of Chen Family Taijiquan on a profound level.
04. Priority Access to Seminars and Workshops: Enjoy priority access to seminars and workshops conducted by Master Chen Bing and Bosco Baek. These events provide invaluable opportunities to learn directly from esteemed masters, deepen your knowledge, and refine your practice.
05. Discounted Private Lessons: Academy members receive discounted rates for private lessons with Master Chen Bing and Bosco Baek. This personalized instruction allows for a tailored approach to address your individual needs and further enhance your progress.
06. Teaching Opportunity: Certified teachers within the Academy membership have the opportunity to teach classes at CBTA USA or at Chen Village Tai Chi (CVT) with teaching compensation. To become a certified teacher, you will need to meet certain criteria and undergo the necessary training and evaluation process.
07. Opening a CBTA USA Branch: Certified teachers are eligible to open a CBTA USA branch anywhere, subject to certain requirements and guidelines. CBTA USA will provide guidance and support in establishing and maintaining the branch, ensuring adherence to the principles and standards of Chen Family Taijiquan.
Please note that all memberships will automatically renew unless a member notifies us before the full maturity date. To discontinue your membership, please notify us at least 4 weeks before the maturity date to ensure that the renewal is stopped.
Early Termination Fee:
Please be aware that an early termination fee of $500 will be applied if cancellation occurs before the maturity date. This fee is non-negotiable and applies without exception.
By becoming an Academy member, you not only gain access to exclusive training opportunities but also play a vital role in the preservation and continuation of the profound art of Chen Family Taijiquan for generations to come. Your membership directly supports our mission to safeguard the rich heritage and timeless wisdom encapsulated within this ancient martial art.
Through your participation and dedication, you contribute to the transmission of Chen Family Taijiquan's intricate techniques, principles, and philosophies to future practitioners and enthusiasts. By upholding the traditions and teachings passed down through generations, you become an essential link in the chain that ensures the longevity and authenticity of this esteemed martial art.
Your commitment to the Academy membership fosters an environment where the essence of Chen Family Taijiquan thrives, allowing the art to evolve and flourish while remaining rooted in its centuries-old lineage. Together, we forge a collective legacy, preserving the art's profound significance and imparting its invaluable benefits to countless individuals in the present and future.
By embracing the Academy membership, you become a guardian of the Chen Family Taijiquan legacy, actively contributing to its ongoing vitality and ensuring its enduring impact on the lives of practitioners worldwide.
No Walk-in Policy: For reasons of liability, we cannot accept walk-ins. Pre-book for safety.
Progressive Learning: 10-week modules. Late? We'll help you catch up.
Attire: Wear comfy, free-moving clothes.
Footwear: Socks only. Exceptions: indoor shoes for health reasons.
Punctuality: Arriving during class? Please enter quietly.