Internal Martial Arts Intensive Training Camp with George Xu September 24-29, 2018 (Monday-Saturday)
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA
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
$680. Includes room and board and camp t-shirt. Register and pay in full by July
15, limited enrollment. Send $100 non-refundable deposit before
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 ( http://airportexpressinc.com/schedules.php). 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 (30’x 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.
Three delicious, mostly vegetarian meals will be provided daily.
Participants must provide their own specialty food for unusual diets
and food allergies.
- 7:00 p.m.- Dinner
- 10:00 p.m.- Introductory Demonstrations
- 8:00 a.m. - Morning Warm Ups
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.
- 9:00 a.m.- Breakfast
a.m. - 12:00 p.m.- Weak defeat strong. Scientific intelligent power overcomes maximum effort.
10:00a.m. wear camp T-shirt for camp photo)
- 1:00 p.m.- Lunch
- 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.
- 7:00 p.m.- Dinner
- 10:00 p.m.- Push hands, 2-person training; and lectures.
- 8:00 a.m. - Camp Review.
- 9:00 a.m.- Breakfast
- 12:00 p.m.- Camp Review
- 1:00 p.m.- Lunch and check out
more information, call George Xu at 415-664-4578.
George Xu Defines His System in Chinese Martial Arts
George Xu Ling Kong Shen Shi Men (with Subtitles)
This double-video set of Ling Kong Shen Shi Men LECTURE and EXERCISES from Master Xu Guo Ming (George) represent his most complete elucidation of a system of Chinese martial art that encompasses his predator theory, yet goes beyond. These two volumes, comprising 2.5 hours of lecture, testing, demonstration and follow along single, basic exercises (57 minutes) build upon last year's release, Superior Power in Chinese Martial Arts. However, this is the first time Master Xu has give his system its name of Ling Kong Shen Shi Men. As he says in the beginning of the video, "Ling is traveling. Kong is empty in space. My force is traveling in the space. Shen is spiritual, mental. Shi is potential, invisible, indirect, force. Shi is not jing."
Master Xu explains what all of these concepts mean in his lecture, filmed in a studio setting with good lighting and sounds. Then in our Exercise video, he leads workshop practitioners, in single, basics to help them train for the essential goals in his system. Those include dead arms, dragon body, internal goes before external, nei jing, an jing, hua jing, the five powers and the four emptinesses.
You won't get form in these lessons, or a lot of technique. As Master Xu says, ""If you understand all of the four emptinesses, technique is useless." Other quotes from him that you'll hear in this footage include, "My maximum attacks your minimum." "Melt the jing, become the si into the space energy." Watch and listen closely to Master Xu's lecture and exercise lessons often and begin to absorb this very unique, effective information from one of Chinese martial arts master practitioners known for his open teaching. He wants practitioners to "get it" and enthusiastically shares all he can to foster understanding in his students.
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.