Watch Liping demonstrating Swimming Dragon Quan Form I in 1997 in San Francisco.

Swimming Dragon Workshops by Qi Dragon

 

12-Week Swimming Dragon Taichi Form III Instructional Workshop
Prerequisite: None
Dates: May 17 – August 2, 2018 Total 12 classes
Time: Thursdays 7:30am-9am
Instructor:
Master Liping Zhu L.Ac.
Location: Golden Gate Park 6th Ave & Fulton, San Francisco
No class if it rains. There will be class if it is just wet.

Tuition: $320 Regular; $295 Early Bird (by May 3, postmarked 2 weeks prior); $250 Retaker Regular*; $225 Retaker Early Bird (postmarked 2 weeks prior) *Retaker is someone who has taken the 12 week Taichi Form III workshop in the park.
During the 12 weeks, step-by-step instruction of the swimming dragon Form II and warm-up routine practice is included. Students are required to commit to the full 12 week workshop and are self-responsible for any missed classes. Excises shoes and loose pants are recommended. Warm clothes including gloves and hats are strong recommended for the chilly but air-freshed park! New students and experienced students are all welcome!

Registration: Please read the cancellation/refund policy and disclaimer statement related to this workshop before your registration. If you pay via Paypal, please use the paypal button below for your payment and list your phone number, mailing address, email address and emergency contact info at the remark section. We will obtain your signature at the first class if you are a new student to Qi Dragon classes.

You may also send this 12 Week Swimming Dragon Taichi Workshop Registration Form with a check payable to: Qi Dragon Healing Center, 275 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA94121.


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10-week Swimming Dragon Full Form Refinement Workshop

Prerequisite: experience with all three forms of Swimming Dragon
If you have not gone through learning all three forms of Swimming Dragon Taichi and don’t mind following the full form without step-by-step instruction, it would be ok for you to join the class.

Description:
This training workshop emphasizes the Taichi Basics thru Qin Quan and the Swimming Dragon full form regular and reverse side practice. This is not a step-by-step instructional class and is especially designed for students who want to experience the full form with a flow of energy and mind concentration and who want to strengthen the Tai Chi foundation. Class consists of 45min Qin Quan exercise and warmup routines for foundation building, 45min Swimming Dragon full form.
Dates: TBA Total 10 classes.
Time:
Instructor:
Master Liping Zhu

Tuition: $275 Regular; $250 Early Bird (postmarked 2 weeks prior); $300 at the door. There is no retaker fee for this workshop.
Registration: Please read the cancellation/refund policy and disclaimer statement related to this workshop before your registration. If you pay via Paypal, please use the paypal button below for your payment and list your phone number, mailing address, email address and emergency contact info at the remark section or email us the above information.

You may also send a check payable to: Qi Dragon Healing Center. Please indicate the workshop name and date.

Swimming Dragon Events Hosted by Other Organizations

 

2010 Tassajara Swimming Dragon Taichi Group

2010 Tassajara Swimming Dragon Taichi Group

立平2014夏禅心寺游龙拳培训班

2014 Tassajara Swimming Dragon Taichi Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tassajara Swimming Dragon Taichi and Zen Retreat:
May 2-9, 2019

Zen and Swimming Dragon Taichi

(Thursday-Thursday)

with Dr. Liping Julia Zhu and

No previous experience necessary.
42 CEU credits/CE Contact Hours available for L.Ac. & RNs.
An extra $50 CEU certificate fee to be paid on site to Qi Dragon.

Harmonize, balance, improve health and cultivate a sense of well-being through Taichi, Qigong, and Zen.

On this retreat we will practice one form of Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Quan—a gentle, flowing form of movement that combines Taichi, Qigong, and yogic stretching. This rare Taichi style, once a secret family heirloom of Daoist Grandmaster Yu Anren, circulates and cultivates Qi and enhances balance, flexibility, and coordination. The combined practices of Taichi, Qigong, and Zen offer a lyrical and restorative experience for the body and mind that is enjoyable and vital for people of all ages. Watch Swimming Dragon Taichi on Youtube.

 

REGISTRATION for Tassajara events: Online registration will be available on Tassajara website around early to mid February 2017. Book immediately as this workshop fills up quickly.

Mail: Forms in printed Tassajara brochure
Online: sfzc.org/tassajara
Phone reservations open in February 2017
888-743-ZEN2 (9362)
How to make a reservation
Please know Qi Dragon does not handle any of registration of Tassajara events. Please check Tassajara website to determine the exact date when registration starts.

San Francisco Zen Center Half-day Taichi
Secrets of Swimming Dragon Taichi – A Daoist Way of Living
TBA Sunday

1:30-4:30pm at San Francisco Zen Center Buddha Hall
Please click the above link to register directly through SF Zen Center either online or front office

Green Gulch Farm One-day Taichi
Taichi for Strength and Healing
TBA, 2017

Time: 9am-4pm at Green Gulch Farm’s Still Water Hall
No previous experience necessary.

Description: This one-day workshop will focus on working with some Taichi Qigong movements from both Qin Quan and Taiyi Swimming Dragon Quan schools. These seemingly easy and gentle exercises are powerful in building flexibility and strength, correcting body alignment and releasing stiffness.
Please click the above link to register directly through Green Gulch Farm either online or front office.

Swimming Dragon Weekly Class

Tuesday Evening Swimming Dragon Weekly Class
by Senior Student John Gruenwald

Prerequisite: None (ok to drop-in)
Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm @ Gruenwald Press (1663 Mission St, entrance yellow door on Plum St, code 352)
Cost:$50 monthly fee or $15 drop-in
Instructor: Senior student John Gruenwald who is very experienced in teaching beginners. Call John about this class at 415-734-0376 if you have questions.

Sunday Taichi Qigong in Golden Gate Park
by Master Liping Zhu

Prerequisite: None (ok to drop-in)
Time: 9am-11am (This is not a regular class. Dates: None
Location: 6th Ave & Fulton
Cost: $15 per class

Grandmaster Yu visiting SF in 2015

Grandmaster Yu visiting SF in 2015

Taiyi Swimming Dragon Quan in Golden Gate Park

Taiyi Swimming Dragon Quan in Golden Gate Park

Master Liping Zhu

 

 

Tai Yi Cheng Feng Jian 太乙乘风剑
Tai Yi Riding the Wind Sword or Swimming Dragon Sword
10-Month Swimming Dragon Taichi Sword
(Tai Yi Riding the Wind Sword) Workshop
(Total 40 Classes)
starting June 9, 2016 Thursdays 7:30am-9am
Prerequisite: None

We are excited to announce that Master Liping is planning to teach a 10-month Tai Yi Riding the Wind Sword workshop starting first Thursday of March, 2016. Master Liping will take a year break from teaching the 12 week Swimming Dragon workshops in order to teach this sword form. It has been several years since this form was last offered to the community. Please get yourself ready for this fun training. You will need to get your own sword. We ask a minimum of 10 students commited to the full course training and the class is limited to 16 students. There is no credit for missed classes and you may make up the missed section with senior students in class. For reservation, please send a check payable to Qi Dragon, 275 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA94121. This IS your only opportunity to learn this style for the next 3 years.
No previous experience is necessary. No drop-ins.
Dates: Thursdays 7:30am-9am starting June 9, 2016 – April 2017 ( Total 40 classes. No classes on Thanksgiving and Christmas New Year weeks. There will be ongoing practice classes led by senior students when Liping is away. You will be notified if there will be additional skipped instructional classess along the way. We will make sure the total number of classes are offered. No instructional or practice class on rainy days.) We will start each class with either the swimming dragon form or the warmup routine before learning the sword moves.
Location: Golden Gate Park 6th Ave & Fulton
Instructor: Master Liping Zhu L.Ac.
Total cost:
Full Payment: Regular $900 by May 31, 2016; Early Bird $850 postmarked by May 15, 2016; Retaker* $700 by May 15, 2016. (*retaker refers to those who have finished learning this sword form before with Qi Dragon)
Installment Payment: There is an option of three installment payments of $320 (post marked by May 15, 2016 and August 15, November 15, 2016). $30 fee applies for each late payment. This class is limited to 16 students. Early registration to reserve your spot is highly recommended! No partial participation of this workshop is accepted. Students are responsible for any missed classes.
Registration: Please read the cancellation/refund policy and disclaimer statement related to this workshop before your registration. If you pay via Paypal, please use the paypal button below for your payment and list your phone number, mailing address, email address and emergency contact info at the remark section. We will obtain your signature at the first class if you are a new student to Qi Dragon classes. You can also send this 10-Month Taichi Sword Registration Form with your check payable to Qi Dragon, 275 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA94121.

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10-Week Swimming Dragon Taichi Sword
Refinement Workshop
Prerequisite: students who have completed the full Swimming Dragon Sword form

Dates: May 18, 2017 – July 27, 2017 Total 10 classes. (No class on June 29)
Time: Thursdays 7:30am-9am No drop-ins.
Instructor:
Master Liping Zhu L.Ac.
Location: Golden Gate Park 6th Ave & Fulton
Alternate Location in case of rain: Gruenwald Press, 1663 Mission St, entrance on Plum St, door code 352. All parking meters are free before 9am. (If it is just wet, we are still meeting in the park; If you have to use window wipers for your car, we will meet at Gruenwald Press. Please also check email notices for class changes. If you are not sure, please call 415-828-2699.)
Tuition: $275 Regular; $250 Early Bird (postmarked 2 weeks prior); $300 at the door.
Registration: Please read the cancellation/refund policy and disclaimer statement related to this workshop before your registration. Use the paypal below for registration.You may also send a check payable to: Qi Dragon Healing Center, 275 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA94121. Please indicate the workshop name and date.


Paypal Registration 10 Week Swimming Dragon Sword Workshop