Join us in the beautiful Italian countryside, as we train Zhong
Join us in the beautiful Italian countryside, as we train Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, the art of Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin! All levels are invited to join us, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners!
This year’s camp will be held at Ecoturismo Tevere Farfa, a beautiful spot located in the the Tevere Farfa Nature Reserve in Nazzano (RM), about 40 km from Rome. Ecoturismo Tevere Farfa is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and to focus on training. Come and enjoy Italian hospitality and cuisine, and train with an amazing community of people!
Transport from Rome to the Summer Camp: If you are flying into Italy, please let us know your flight information, and we can assist you in traveling from Rome to the camp.
During this 4-day intensive (30+hours of training!), you will be able to train and relax in a beautiful environment, surrounded by friends, both old and new. Through will deepen your understanding of yourself, as well as your relationship with the world around you.
Every day will include a mix of solo and partner training with morning, afternoon and evening sessions. We will also look at group form practice, small group corrections, and form applications.
We will use Grandmaster Sam F.S. Chin’s Zhong Xin Dao approach to recognize and realize the conditions as they are, their limits, the process of change, and the nature of awareness itself. We will train to see that each movement, each application, is merely an effect of the process of balancing yourself, propelled through your own Unification of the Mental and Physical.
Early Morning Training: Foundation Training
Every day before breakfast you will have the opportunity to open your body and still your mind with an hour of training, the ideal environment to develop the right quality of attention required to train. You will review Basic Exercises 1-5, exercises designed to allow you to identify your limits, to unify your mind and body so that you may move more freely, and to become conscious of the power that is inherent in the changing conditions of every movement.
Please note: For our Study Group Leaders in training, we will look at how to lead students through the training process.
Morning Training: 21 Form
Every morning you will focus on the 21 Form of Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan. Our foundation training includes two short forms, the “21 Form” and the “Butterfly Form”. The forms were designed as vehicles through which you may see, recognize and realize the principles of Nature in action. This training will help you to recognize and flow with continuous change, while being conscious of your own structure, relaxation, and energy.
Please note: For those new to the training, you will be introduced to our 21 Form training program. For those who already know the 21 Form, you will focus on preparation for Application Level 1. For our existing Study Group Leaders and Instructors, this is your chance to go deeper into our Unification process.
Afternoon Training: 21 Form Applications, Flow, and the Six Directions
Each afternoon will be dedicated to our Partner Training Process. We will look at the applications of the 21 Form, using a selection of movements and applications. We will also look at specific partner exercises to develop the ability to flow and to balance force in the Six Directions. During this time, you will have the chance to work with a variety of partners, developing your ability to maintain attention both on yourself and at the point of contact.
Early Evening Training: Grading Preparation
Every evening you will have the opportunity to train for your next grading. If you are new to Zhong Xin Dao I Liq Chuan, you are welcome to join a group and review the grading requirements along with everyone else.
By the end of this 4-day immersion at Ecoturismo Tevere Farfa, you will have trained through the Zhong Xin Dao Learning Process, have a complete home practice method, as well being capable of holding attention to observe the universal principles of human movement in action!
Thursday July 6 to Sunday July 9
07:45-08:45 Early Morning Session
10:00-13:00 Morning Session 1
15:00-18:00 Afternoon Session 2
20:30-22:30 Evening Session
All-Inclusive Members €400 / All-Inclusive Non-Members €450
The price of the camp includes all training, meals (three meals per day – vegetarian or meat-based), and accommodations.
Training Only Members €250 / Training Only Non-Members €300
If you wish to stay with us for lunch the cost is 15€ per meal.
All who register below will be receive full camp details and any updates via email in the coming weeks.
To reserve your spot, please click on the payment link below. You may pay online via credit card or through your PayPal account.
6 (Thursday) 8:00 am - 9 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Ecoturismo Tevere Farfa
Via della Vecchia Fornace 2 00060 Nazzano Roma
Joshua Craig & Dino Fiaschi