CHEN VILLAGE MEMBERSHIP

Chen Village membership is not only an apprenticeship education program, but also a teacher training

With the continued effort and intention to keep the standard of learning at the highest quality, CBTA USA (Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA) will provide a member based program starting from June 1, 2018.  As for  drop-in/walk-in, this will be allowed from August to November 2018, but we will close all of drop-in classes starting from January of 2019.


The membership will be called Chen Village (Chenjiagou).  Chen Village membership is not only an apprenticeship education program, but also a professional teacher training course for those who are willing to study all curriculum of CBTA USA in our step-by-step curriculum.  For instance, Old Frame First Road will not be taught unless one has finished prerequisites that are Oldest Five, Old Frame Eight A&B and Old Frame Eleven.

MEMBERSHIP DETAIL

Membership Eligibility

1. For those who are willing to become a successor and certified teacher of Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA


2. For those who are willing to deepen the classical Chen Family Taijiquan in step-by-step


3. For those who are willing to teach as a volunteer teacher at ‘Chen Village’ non-profit organization for kids and seniors in the future.

Membership Benefit

1. One will be taught individually by Master Bosco Baek or his certified teachers.


2. Early access to Master Chen Bing’s , Master Bosco Baek's workshop and other related activities


Membership Contract

1. 3-month contract: $1,800 ($600 per month, $600/80 hours per month=$7.50 per hour)

 

2. 6-month contract: $3,300 ($550 per month, $550/80 hours per month=$6.875 per hour)


3. 12-month contract: $4,200 ($350 per month, $350/80 hours per  month=$4.375 per hour)


5. If cancelled within a year, there will be $840 cancellation fee for early termination of contract.


6. On average, members practice 10 hours per week.

Membership Schedule

1. Monday to Thursday from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM with one’s time preference which means one will be taught organically upon one’s arrival.


2. Wednesday 7 PM will have a special lecture from Master Bosco Baek and Saturday 12 PM – 2 PM will have push-hands, grappling and application.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

25 SECRETS OF TAI CHI

Unlike most schools teach only external Taijiquan forms, CBTA USA teaches the jewels of Taijiquan 'internal' principles that make the true Taijiquan such as '25 Secrets of Tai Chi'. We also teach Taijiquan therapy, classical weapons, grappling and martial applications inherited from Chen Village where Tai Chi was created. 

If seeking to get a 'paper' teacher license, please go to other organizations. 

WHAT TO STUDY

PRIMARY TEACHER (LEVEL 1)

Taiji Relaxation, Elixir Field, Stepping, Central Equilibrium, Primary Reeling Silk, Primary Explosive Power


PRIMARY TEACHER (LEVEL 2) 

Including the entire Level 1 contents, Oldest Five, Old Frame Eight A & B, Old Frame Eleven, Harmony 13 Form and Essence Cannon Fist 17 Form


INTERMEDIATE TEACHER (LEVEL 3)

Including the entire Level 2 contents, Intermediate Stepping, Intermediate Reeling Silk, Intermediate Explosive Power, Old Frame First Road, Old Frame Second Road, Single Broadsword, Single Straight Sword, Pulling Flower Push-Hands and Double-Hand Stationary Push-Hands


INTERMEDIATE TEACHER (LEVEL 4)

Including the entire Level 3 contents, Long Pole, Double Mace (Sword Breaker), Fan, Advance/Retreat Push-Hands and 8 Applications of Taijiquan (Grappling)


ADVANCED TEACHER (LEVEL 5)

Including the entire Level 4 contents, Advanced Stepping, Advanced Explosive Power, New Frame First Road, New Frame Second Road, Double Broadsword, Double Straight Sword, Big Roll-Back Push-Hands and variation/combination of application


ADVANCED TEACHER (LEVEL 6)

Including the entire Level 5 contents, Spear, Spring Autumn Blade and Flower Leg Step Push-Hands, Combat Skill and Power Training

We also teach Taijiquan Philosophy, Taijiquan Anatomy, 25 Secrets of Taijiquan, Chen Family Taijiquan Therapy, 5 Kinds of Push-Hands Patterns, Applications of Weapons, Grappling, Combat Skills and Power Training 

BENEFITS OF CERTIFIED TEACHERS

A certified teacher can establish her/his classes under our name. Master Chen Bing and Master Bosco Baek will promote their schools by annual visit and workshops. Also, they will be invited to our private meetings and receptions as a certified teacher.

ANNUAL TEACHER EXAMINATION

In May, Master Chen Bing and Master Bosco Baek will examine teacher candidates in Los Angeles. There is a $250 for teacher examination and certification. ​

NO CLASS

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS HAVE NO CLASS

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas 

Membership Inquiry

If a membership candidate finds all of above requirements and eligibilities, please inquire at info@ChenBing.org. Once received an inquiry, we will send a membership agreement that requires a signature.