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Introduction

The Tai Chi Centre is offering Instructor Training Courses and Assessments for Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners worldwide at face-to-face in person and online-based program. The Instructor Training Course is designed specifically for certificating individuals who want to be qualified as a Tai Chi and Qigong Instructors for future careers. Prospective instructors can teach Tai Chi and Qigong exercises in the future when they pass the assessment. Our certification is well recognized in the UK and many other countries.

For those people who are already been teaching or practicing Tai Chi and  Qigong for a long time, can apply for our certificate assessment scheme straight away without training with us. This also covers upgrade and renew of instructor certificate.

Prospective instructors will learn how to teach Tai Chi and Qigong exercises and, once they have completed the learning objectives, they will take assessments for certification. They also can apply for any level of instructor certificate and we will give them the appropriate level of instructor certificate upon their achievement during assessment.

The Instructor Course for Assessment is a two days face-to-face on Zoom or VmixCALL online seminar open to people worldwide and to applicants who attends our training hall in person, but it requires advance preparation at home by following our online teaching platform.

All prospective instructors should sign up as early as possible so that we can set up a Gold Member for you to study at home prior to attend the Assessment seminar. We also recommend that you should take relevant seminars organized by the Tai Chi Centre or book private lessons online or in person with Grandmaster Liming Yue directly. This will help you to achieve higher level of instructor certificates and build up better profiles for your future Tai Chi and Qigong career.

Prospective instructors are advised to contact Grandmaster Liming Yue to discuss their abilities prior enrolling the course, the requirements are listed below.

The date for the next assessment:  8:00pm-10:00pm on 11th December 2022.

Procedure

Step 1: Make the payment at the Booking section below.
Step 2: Fill the application form then send it to liming.yue@taichicentre.com with a digital passport size photo.
Step 3: Once you have paid, your Gold member will be activated immediately for six months so you can commence training at home by following our online videos, books and live classes on Zoom or vMixcall. There is also a special Tutorial library for instructors.
Step 4: Attend the seminar and we will polish all you have been practising according to the level of instructor you applied for. Alternatively, for those people who is confident with the level of skills by following our online classes and videos in the library, can follow the precedure below to upload your videos online and we can assess you at any point when you are ready. Please book an appointment and request by email: liming.yue@taichicentre.com
Step 5: Assessment will take place on the day and we will publish the result on the same day so you can receive your instructor certificate upon your success of passing the assessment.
Step 6: When you have achieved the certificate you can apply for insurance through Wellbeing Insurance (formerly DSC Insurance Services) of DSC-Strand Ltd. Then you can start your teaching activities and enjoy your life as an instructor.

Booking now!

Booking Instructor Seminars – Please click the list below to pay for the courses and we will contact you directly once you have signed up.

What you will get upon successful completion of the course:

  • Receive your Instructor certificate and become a qualified Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor
  • Your name will be listed on the instructors listing of the Tai Chi Centre web site
  • Gain professional teaching skills and learn how to structure your classes
  • Get ideas and gain skills for advertising and promoting your classes
  • Qualify as a wholesaler to trade through our online shop
  • Qualify to apply for Tai Chi and Qigong insurance with DSC Insurance Service ‘Care-sure’ to cover your future Tai Chi and Qigong classes
  • Recommend you to join the instructor membership with Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Federation

Sign up December 2022 Instructor Seminar now!

Tai Chi instructors and students can apply for Instructor Certification by the following links:

  1. Pay Certification fee

    On completion of your online payment you will receive a confirmation email containing your order number.
    Please save this order number in a safe place because you will need it to complete your online application form.
  2. Complete and submit your application form for Instructor Accreditation
    You will need to supply your application fee order number
  3. Upload supporting files
    Please upload videos and/or images to support your Instructor Certification Application
  4. View/Edit Application
    Go here to view your application or to make changes to it

Chief Examiner:

Liming Yue – President and Chief Instructor

Examiners:

Pete Hornby
Garry Seghers
Jamal Alek
Wenli Yue

All applicants please email: info@taichicentre.com

Training Course Entry Requirement

The Training Course Entry requirement for each level of instructor is different. No pre-experience is required for the Foundation Level Instructor with Qigong. This Training Course provides you following our instructional online based videos to practice either at home or attending our training in the Centre or at your local classes. Any relevant experience and skills in other martial arts, Physiotherapy or having been an instructor in other exercises such as Qigong, Yoga, Laugar, Shaolin Kung Fu, Football coaching, Dancing…etc will be taken into account for the consideration of acceptance on the course. We will improve your level of skills during the course and enable you to teach Tai Chi and Qigong exercise once you complete the course successfully.

Standard requirement for each level of instructor certificate (you need to meet the requirement at the level you are applying for)

Tai Chi Foundation Level of Instructor certificate with Qigong

Potential instructors should be able to demonstrate at the end of the course:

  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Basic Silk Reeling Energy, Warm Up exercises and Qigong Foundation exercises.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating the Tai Chi 8 short forms.
  • an understanding of basic Tai Chi principles and philosophy.

Tai Chi Level one Instructor certificate with Qigong

Potential instructors must achieve the level of Tai Chi Foundation Instructor and should be able to demonstrate at the end of the course:

  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Basic Silk Reeling Energy, Warm Up exercises and Qigong Foundation exercises.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating the Tai Chi 8 short forms.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Tai Chi 11 Form.
  • a good understanding of basic Tai Chi principles and philosophy.

Tai Chi Level two Instructor certificate with Qigong

Potential instructors must achieve the level one and should be able to demonstrate at the end of the course:

  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Full set of Silk Reeling Energy, Warm Up exercises and Qigong Foundation exercises.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating the Tai Chi 8 short forms.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Tai Chi 11 Form.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating at least First 15 movements of the 83 New Frame (Xinjia) or Old Frame (Laojia), or 18 Short Form with basic Push Hands.
  • a good understanding of Tai Chi principles and philosophy.

Tai Chi Level three Instructor certificate with Qigong

Potential instructors must achieve the level one and should be able to demonstrate at the end of the course:

  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Full set of Silk Reeling Energy, Warm Up exercises and Qigong Foundation exercises.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating the Tai Chi 8 short forms.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating Tai Chi 11 Form.
  • a good degree with competence of demonstrating the Tai Chi 18 short forms.
  • a good degree wirh competence of demonstrating at least First 30 movements of Chen Style Tai Chi Form 83 New Frame (Xinjia) or Old Frame (Laojia), Push Hands and Sword (or Sabre).
  • a good understanding of Tai Chi principles and philosophy.

Dates and Times

The Instructor Training Course will be running over weekends, however, the potential instructors are expected to have significant practices prior to the course, in general, at least one hour a day and four days a week of training is required. Prospective instructors on the course will be encouraged to train with Grandmaster Liming’s regular classes and seminars whenever possible to achieve improvement with their forms and knowledge of Tai Chi and Qigong.

We run Instructor Training Course every year. The dates & times of the course can be found at: Seminar pages .

Application Form

Please click here to download an application form and send it to the Centre.

Fees

The current fee is £435.00 for Zoom and £495 for VIP on vMixcall and it includes:

  • A full set of Tai Chi and Qigong videos library access to Gold member area
  • FREE online Gold Member for six months; so you can visit all clubs on the site
  • Instructor Certificate
  • One weekend seminar tuition fee

Any prospective instructor who can’t pass the assessment successfully during the course are welcome to join the re-assessment in three month time or take part in the next instructor course at FREE of charge.

However the tuition fee is non-refundable and details can be found at Payment Terms and Conditions.

Payment (Terms and Conditions applied)

Online payment at: The payment system Seminars Booking
This is the best way to make payment and your online membership will be activated instantly.


Pay by PayPal: Please send a payment through your PayPal account directly to: liming.yue@taichicentre.com

By Bank Transfer:

Any students and clients who wish to pay the tuition fees please send money directly with bank account transaction and the details are as following:

Bank: The Barclays Bank;

Account Name: L Yue Tai Chi Centre;

Sort code: 20-55-59; Account number: 90225665;

IBAN: GB91 BUKB 2055 5990 2256 65; SWIFTBIC: BUKBGB22;

Branch address: 51 Moseley Street , Manchester , M60 2AU;

Course Contents – What you will be learning from the course

The course will teach you how to become a professional instructor along polishing your form, postures and application skills. The theory and principle of Tai Chi & Qigong will also be covered in the course as well. Prospective instructors will be categorized in different groups according to their level of skills. Group works and discussion will be carried out throughout the course, so please write down all questions so that we can discuss during the course.
Additionally, we will teach prospective instructors how to structure the classes and cope with varies situations during their future teaching. Appart from above, the individual instructor will gain great benefit from the following program upon his( her) level of skills.

Tai Chi Foundation Level Instructor Course

  • Warm Up exercises
  • Single Hand Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Double hands Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Qigong Foundation exercises
  • Tai Chi 8 Short Form

Tai Chi Level One Instructor Course

  • Warm Up exercises
  • Single Hand Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Double hands Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Qigong Foundation exercises
  • Further understanding and development on Tai Chi 8 Short Form
  • Tai Chi 11 Short Form

Tai Chi Level Two Instructor Course

  • Warm Up exercises
  • Single Hand Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Double hands Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Qigong Foundation exercises
  • Further understanding and development on Tai Chi 8 Short Form
  • Further understanding and development on Tai Chi 11 Short Form
  • First 15 movements of 83 Form or Laojia, or Tai Chi 18 Short Form
  • Practice Basic Push Hands
  • Tai Chi Performance and Presentation Skills

Tai Chi Level Three Instructor Course

  • Warm Up exercises
  • Single Hand Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Double hands Silk Reeling Energy Exercises
  • Qigong Foundation exercises
  • Further understanding and development on Tai Chi 8 Short Form
  • Further understanding and development on Tai Chi 11 Short Form
  • First 30 movements of 83 Form or Laojia
  • Practice full Push Hands
  • Tai Chi Performance and Presentation Skills
  • Review Sword or Sabre Form
  • Tai Chi Performance and Presentation Skills

Higher level is available to apply on the course, please discuss with Master Liming Yue directly.

Instructor Certificate Online Assessment System for well trained people

We have also set up a new system for those existing instructors and well qualified practitioners of Tai Chi and Qigong to be qualified through our Online Assessment platform. This scheme is only available for those people who have got very solid foundation and been practicing and teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over two years.

Details regarding the Online Assessment for Instructor Certificate can be found here: