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Chinese Internal Martial Arts Intensive Training Camp with George Xu
September 26-Oct 1, 2016 (Monday-Saturday)

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA

Master George Xu has hosted this awesome week-long taiji camp for twenty years; this year in beautiful Sonoma County, California. The Zen Center is situated on 80 acres of rolling hills and mountainous land, located 11 miles from the town of Santa Rosa. He is an excellent teacher and one of the rare, high-level masters sharing internal secrets openly.

Master George Xu

Tuition: $670. Includes room and board and camp t-shirt. Register and pay in full by July 15, limited enrollment. Send $100 non-refundable deposit before June 1.

For More Information and to register call George Xu at 415-664-4578, 415-407-2199; (print mail-in registration form) please also email so I can get you on the camp directory.

General Camp Information

This year George is focused on his 10 Point Theory, Lion Preditor Theory. 10 arm qualities required are dead, connect/not connect, spiritual, delay, melt, shrink while body expands, conditioning... Basic training throughout the camp will be drawn from Chen style Taiji, Xing-Yi, Bagua, Tongbei. Participants practicing any form are welcome and will benefit from the internal training applicable to all styles. The main focus of this camp is on the melting of the structure, creating superior ground force or vertical zhong ding, gravity, whole body one unit connection, space power, superior power all the time against enemy no concave no convex, practice volume not line, practice spiritual not physical and down replace up. We will do qigong, a lot of two person testing, two person drills and applications, push hands.

Where: Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, 11 miles from Santa Rosa, CA. Directions

Transportation: With regard to travel from the SFO airport to the Center you will be responsible for getting to the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park via the Sonoma Airport Express ( We'll schedule two to three pick up times as necessary on Monday the 26th. The hotel is a comfortable place to wait, relax and renew friendships or make new ones. There is no charge to be transported up to the Zen Center. Everyone should simply call George with your travel information so we can help you get to the camp. Call 415-407-2199, 415-664-4578.

Lodging: The facilities include a meditation hall converted from a turn-of-the-century redwood barn with pinewood flooring (30x 40), surrounded by redwood decks, a cozy dining room (16 x 26), a large spacious yurt (30 diameter), a smaller yurt (20 diameter), a beautiful restroom/bath house-uniquely inspired by the art of Japanese joinery, and several rustic cabins. Bedding is provided. We will have a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 30. The camp housing is segregated and although we will try, we can cannot guarantee couples' cohabitation.

Food: Three delicious, mostly vegetarian meals will be provided daily. Participants must provide their own specialty food for unusual diets and food allergies.

Daily Schedule


1:00 p.m. Check-in

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Dinner

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.- Introductory Demonstrations

Tuesday - Friday 

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Morning Warm Ups
Basic training throughout the camp will be drawn from
Chen style Taiji, Xing-Yi, Bagua. Participants practicing any form are welcome and will benefit from the internal training applicable to all styles.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.- Breakfast

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.- Weak defeat strong. Scientific intelligent power overcomes maximum effort.
(Saturday 10:00a.m. wear camp T-shirt for camp photo)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.- Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.- Free (rest and recreation)
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.- More form, push hand training, fighting applications and weapons with Master George Xu.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Dinner

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.- Push hands, 2-person training; and lectures.


7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Camp Review.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.- Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.- Camp Review

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.- Lunch and check out

For more information, call George Xu at 415-664-4578.


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Stories and Pictures

Xu Guo Chang, China Camp 2004 

Camp Pictures    Wang Hao Da    Wang Hao Da Story 

Lu Gui Rong Workshop    The Masters and the Lady

Grandmaster Wang Hao Da

Master Lu Gui Rong, push hands and Yang Tai Chi Master, taught in 2001; Wu Style Grandmaster Wang Hao Da  taught from 1996-2000; have taught with  Master George Xu, one of the top U.S. Chen teachers and Lan Shou experts, and who has produced this camp for over twenty years. 

2001 Camp Photo

More Camp Pictures See friends.

Read this Wang Hao Da Article and Biography by J. Reynolds Nelson

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