Our mission is to preserve and restore, to promote and promulgate, the teachings of the original Chen Family Taijiquan lineage of Master Chen Bing in efforts to educate and improve health and well being through physical practice. Also, it is to maintain the original martial-arts practical methods as taught by Master Chen Bing.
Chen Bing Taiji Academy strives to produce the finest certified teachers in the standard of Chenjiagou.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
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.
1. Current CBTA USA students who have taken 46 class hours
2. Students who are recommended by current CBTA USA teachers
3. Students who used to attend workshops of Master Chen Bing and Master Bosco Baek
COMMITMENT OF TEACHER CANDIDATE
All teacher candidates must commit their training period until finishing a teacher training course for their given curriculum. If a teacher candidate does not meet our CBTA USA's standard, we will ask to retreat from the teacher training program.
LENGTH OF TRAINING
Primary Teacher: 1 - 2 Years
Intermediate Teacher: 2 - 4 Years
Advanced Teacher: 3 - 4 Years
Note: On average, it takes 1 year to complete the entire Primary curriculum. And it takes 2 years to complete the entire Intermediate curriculum. To complete the entire Advanced curriculum, it usually takes 3 years. However, it varies depending on an individual's learning progression and practicum.
Teacher candidates must participate in the Chen Village Teacher Training course in each quarter. Please be advised by your current teachers at CBTA USA or inquire info@ChenBing.org. Please make sure your eligibility.
HOW TO STUDY
All teacher candidates will be taught directly by Master Bosco Baek and Master Chen Bing in private or semi-private lesson.
BENEFITS OF CBTA USA 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.
TEACHER COURSE WORKSHOP
Annually, we hold a teacher course workshop in May, July and December. Please find specific dates on 'ENROLLMENT/WORKSHOP'.
ANNUAL TEACHER EXAMINATION
It will be May or June. Master Chen Bing and Master Bosco Baek will examine teacher candidates in Los Angeles. There is a $250 for teacher examination and certification.
Please submit a teacher application below.
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