13th Deyin Tai Chi Instructor Training - Level 1 (foundation level)
After more than 26 years of fantastic development, The Deyin Taijiquan Institute, one of the leading Tai Chi (Tai Ji) and Qigong Organisations in Europe, is proud to have helped many enthusiasts in the UK to fulfill their dream of becoming professionally trained and highly qualified Tai Chi instructors. We are pleased to offer Tai Chi enthusiasts a unique opportunity to train and get qualified as a fully recognised Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor with one of the UK and Europe's most regarded Tai Chi Masters and his experienced teaching team.
Tai Chi has become one of the most popular health exercises in the world because of its unique principles and characteristics. Gentle and graceful movements are suitable for people of all ages, and all levels of physical fitness. Whether it's for self-defense, health, fitness, relaxation, and stress management, there is always something to be found in Tai Chi that can be of benefit to everyone.
The Deyin Taijiquan Institute is organising the 2023 instructor course to train and qualify more high-quality instructors as part of our ongoing effort to promote the great benefits of Tai chi to the wider public. Upon successful completion of the training, and a satisfactory final assessment, participants will become qualified Deyin Tai Chi instructors. As such they will be under the wings of a highly reputable Tai Chi institute and have access to the full support network of experienced Deyin Instructors throughout the UK and Europe.
With the in-depth teaching and detailed learning being offered, this is a unique Tai Chi teacher training course, the like of which is available from only a limited number of organisations in Europe.
To allow as many people as possible to experience the enjoyment and the health benefits of Tai Chi. The Deyin Taijiquan Institute has designed the instructor course to train enthusiasts who would like to become qualified Deyin Instructors. Also to provide opportunities for people to learn in-depth the inner essence of Tai Chi, and then to teach in such a way that practitioners will gain the maximum benefits of this great art.
Who is it for?
Tai Chi Instructors or enthusiasts with a minimum of two years of regular training experience in Tai Chi & Qigong, confident and passionate about passing this greatly beneficial exercise on to people of all ages and all walks of life.
This course is based on Yang Style Tai Chi, and knowledge of the routines covered in the course will be an advantage but is not essential. Therefore practitioners of other styles with a good training background should have no problems learning and becoming qualified.
In order to make the course a success, we recommend participants take part in classes (or pre-course training) with our local instructors to become familiarised with the routines before the modules. Just email us for details of instructors and classes in or near your area.
Current Deyin Instructors are also encouraged to attend any of the individual training modules, to improve their performance and understanding of our core styles. There will also be a form revalidation opportunity. There are extra special prices for our current instructors (see below). Booking for current instructors is now also done from this page (Registration Form button at the bottom).
The course consists of 5 modules over 5 weekends (one Long weekend). In addition, we would like all participants to receive training from one of our currently qualified instructors (3hrs min. recommended), either by attending their classes or by arranging personal instruction. If this is difficult for you to sort out, please contact us, and we will be pleased to advise.
Participants will set up training groups to do out-of-module group practice to consolidate what they learn during the weekend modules. We may arrange if requested, for a higher-level instructor to join the group practice to help participants improve and prepare.
Module 1 - History, Principles & Benefits, Warm-ups, 8 Treasures, and 8 Step Yang style Taijiquan form
- 30th Sept / 1st Sept 2023 - 10am - 4pm (on Zoom)
Module 2 - 16 Step Yang Taijiquan form,
- 14th / 15th Oct 2023 - 10am (On Zoom)
Module 3 - Basic Sword techniques
- 11th / 12th Nov 2023 - 10am (On-Site)
Module 4 - (Long Weekend) - 24 Step Taijiquan form,
- 8th / 10th Dec 2023 - 10am (Onsite)
Module 5 - Teaching Skills, and adaptation for groups of various abilities and requirements. Setting up classes and marketing and promotion techniques. End-of-course assessment on forms and teaching.
- 3rd / 4th Feb 2024 - 10am (Onsite)
What will participants learn:
- Step-by-step detailed instruction and exploration of each and every movement
- Principles of Tai Chi
- Martial Applications
- Benefits and wellbeing
- How to teach various groups with various needs
- Health and safety - how to teach effectively and safely
- The benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, are also things to be aware of when teaching.
Participants must complete 5 modules of training. As long as you prepare well, and practice regularly, almost all candidates can become our new Deyin Qualified Level 1 Instructor.
Please note that you may have learned the forms in your class, but this course will be conducted in much more detail which would not necessarily be taught in a typical class.
What do participants get: Upon completion of the course and passing assessments satisfactorily,
- "Level 1 Instructor Certificate" - A prestigious certificate widely recognised and acknowledged in the Tai Chi community.
- Continuous technical and professional support, as well as ongoing improvement opportunities from the Deyin Institute, one of the most respected Tai Chi & Qigong Institutions in the UK and Europe.
Please note that participants can fail as well as pass the course, subject to the outcome of the technical and teaching assessment. however, with hard work and perseverance, participants should not have problems passing the course satisfactorily.
P.S. Bi-annual revalidation for the forms are required in order to help all our instructors to maintain and raise their practice and teaching standard, the revalidation will be through the format of workshops and seminars with the end of session simple form assessment.
Please note fees below include a non-refundable booking fee (£100). -
Early Booking (after 31st May 2023)
- Non-Members - £995.00
- Deyin members - £895.00
Standard Booking (after 31st May 2023)
- Non-Members - £1095.00
- Deyin members - £995.00
Module Fees (Instructors Refresher or Revalidation):
Instructors have the option of partaking full weekends for polishing and improvement, or 1 day (last day of the respective weekend) on each form to update. both options will fulfill part of the biennial revalidation requirement
- 1 Module - £180
- 2 Modules - £320
- 3 Modules - £430
- 4 Modules - £550
- Level 1 instructors are exempt from one or more of the modules if they have attended the form training and were qualified to teach the form prior to this course.
- instructors have a problem attending the onsite module in person due to special circumstances could contact us and a zoom attendance alternative could be considered.
Trainee Instructors can pay the fees in Full with the booking form or in 2 installments (£400.00 deposit with the booking form, balance required by 31st July 2023).
The fees will include Tuition, Training materials, notes, etc. assessment fees, an Instructor polo shirt, and an Instructor certificate.
p.s Instructor polo shirt and instructor certificate are only given when the participant passes the final assessment satisfactorily.
Note: Deposit payment is non-refundable after 31st May 2023