Full-Time Programs

Overview

Full-Time Program applications are currently closed!

But you can still come train with us in the programs as a visiting student. Please see the visiting page for more details.

Students of the Full-Time Programs train at the center directly under Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming year round. Visitors are welcome to come train together with students of the full-time programs during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please see the visiting page for more details.

Click on a tab above for more information on the 3 available programs of study and other instruction that is offered.

Goals

  1. A graduated student must have fluent knowledge, skills, and capability in the program curriculum. They should be able to comfortably apply the material in practical use cases.
  2. A graduated student must have a high level of morality.
  3. A graduated student must know how to survive financially in society (business management & financial planning).
  4. A graduated student must have good language skills: reading, writing, and speaking.
  5. A graduated student must have an abundant knowledge of Chinese martial arts history and Chinese culture.

Weekly Schedule

Schedule blocks may be adjusted when necessary.

Program Schedule


Qigong Program

Qigong is the practice of understanding, feeling, and controlling one's body energy. It is commonly used in conjunction with exercise, meditation, massage, and other healing applications. Qigong allows practitioners to excel physically and mentally beyond their normal limitations. Students in the Qigong program will cover Qigong theory, meditation, massage, injury treatment, medical Qigong, and Grand Circulation. This program will cover the following, specific training sets: Eight Pieces of Brocade, Four Seasons Qigong, Five Animal Sports Qigong, Taiji Qigong, and White Crane Qigong. Successful graduates are expected to have the capability of applying their understanding of Qigong outside of the classroom. Guest instructors may be invited for training in specific topics, including but not limited to acupuncture, herbal treatments, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Tui Na massage.

Supplemental reading and DVD material will be required. Students are encouraged to consult material outside of the required reading list.

Upon successful completion of the required hours and exams, graduates will be conferred a diploma granting them the title of “Qigong Assistant Instructor.” The diploma will fully qualify graduates to obtain entry-level positions on teaching the subject of general Qigong. Continued teaching for at least 5 years is required before the title can be upgraded to “Qigong Instructor.”

Instruction hours/week: 4.5 hours
Practice hours/week: 8.5 hours
Total hours/week: 13 hours
Total Required Hours: 2300 hours (Asst. Instructor Diploma)
Minimum time to completion:
5 years (Asst. Instructor Diploma)

Qigong Program Hours By Subject

Barehand Forms
(800 hours)
Injury Treatment
(200 hours)
Qigong Theory
(100 hours)
Grand Circulation
(100 hours)
Qigong Massage
(500 hours)
Meditation
(400 hours)
Medical Qigong
(200 hours)



Taijiquan Program

Taijiquan is an internal martial art that improves health, longevity, and spirit. It trains physical stability, mental equilibrium, body mobility, and relaxation. In its self-defense applications, Taijiquan employs the use of softness to redirect, manipulate, and dissolve external, muscular force. Martial applications include wrestling, joint-locking, striking, and kicking. Students in this program are required to train both the health and martial aspects of Taijiquan. Although the main style trained will be Yang-Style, an emphasis will be placed on understanding Taijiquan as a whole, inclusive of all styles. This program includes Pushing Hands, weapons training, and sparring, in addition to basic Taiji Qigong. Guest instructors may be invited to teach additional styles, including but not limited to: Chen-Style, Sun-Style, Liu He Ba Fa, Xingyiquan, and Baguazhang.

Supplemental reading and DVD material will be required. Students are encouraged to consult material outside of the required reading list.

Graduates will be conferred a diploma granting them the title of “Taijiquan Assistant Instructor” or “Taijiquan Instructor” depending on the number of hours completed and exams passed. The diploma will fully qualify graduates to teach the general topic of Taijiquan but with a clearly-demonstrated expertise in Yang-Style. Having completed the full requirements of the program, they will be qualified at the level of a proficient and fluent professional.

Instruction hours/week: 5 hours
Practice hours/week: 11 hours
Total hours/week: 16 hours
Total Required Hours: 2125 hours (Asst. Instructor diploma)
4250 hours (Instructor Diploma)
Minimum time to completion:
4 years (Asst. Instructor Diploma)
7 years (Instructor Diploma)

Taijiquan Program Hours By Subject

Barehand Forms
(800 hours)
Staff
(500 hours)
Saber
(500 hours)
Sword
(750 hours)
Spear
(500 hours)
Other Weapons
(700 hours)
Grand Circulation
(100 hours)
Meditation
(400 hours)



Shaolin Program

Shaolin is a style of external martial arts. It is a physically intense and mentally challenging discipline. Traditional Shaolin is often referred to as simply Kung Fu, not to be confused with Wushu, which is a performance-based art. Kung Fu stresses practicality, purpose, and application behind each movement, not aesthetic quality. Students in this program will train Kung Fu through the styles of Long Fist and White Crane, which should allow them to understand most other styles of Kung Fu. Included in the program are stances, joint-locking, hand forms, kicks, wrestling, weapons training, and sparring. Guest instructors may be invited to teach other styles, including but not limited to Praying Mantis, Snake Fist, Eagle Claw, Baji Quan, Tongbei Quan, Wing Tsun, and Ground Control.

Supplemental reading and DVD material will be required. Students are encouraged to consult material outside of the required reading list.

Graduates will be conferred a diploma granting them the title of “Shaolin Assistant Instructor” or “Shaolin Instructor,” depending on the number of hours completed and exams passed. The diploma will signify a strong competency in the art of Kung Fu, including the capability of self-defense. All graduates will be qualified to teach at the professional level.

Instruction hours/week: 4.5 hours
Practice hours/week: 11 hours
Total hours/week: 15.5 hours
Total Required Hours: 2275 hours (Asst. Instructor diploma)
4550 hours (Instructor Diploma)
Minimum time to completion:
4 years (Asst. Instructor Diploma)
8 years (Instructor Diploma)

Shaolin Program Hours By Subject

Barehand Forms
(800 hours)
Staff
(500 hours)
Saber
(500 hours)
Sword
(750 hours)
Spear
(500 hours)
Projectile Weapons
(500 hours)
Other Weapons
(700 hours)
Firearms
(200 hours)
Grand Circulation
(100 hours)



Other Instruction

Additional instruction is offered aside from the 3 available programs of study. Please note that the courses listed in this section do not constitute a program of study. There is no diploma or certification that can be obtained for completion of these courses.

Instruction hours/week: 8 hours
Practice hours/week: 5.5 hours
Total hours/week: 13.5 hours
No diploma or certification offered for Other Instruction!
This is not a program of study. These courses are highly encouraged but are offered as bonus instruction only.

Other Instruction Hours By Subject

Gardening/Nature
(400 hours)
English Practice
(600 hours)
Chinese
(1000 hours)
History
(600 hours)
Teaching/Education
(500 hours)
Business
(200 hours)
Financial Planning
(200 hours)
Cooking
(200 hours)
Music and Arts
(300 hours)
Video Production
(1000 hours)