Chen Style Tai Chi Centre.

Tai Chi Festival and China Trip 2007

Start Date: 11th August 2007 - End Date: 28th August 2007; Organized by Chen Style Tai Chi Centre

Please click here to book the Trip! and click here to view pictures of China Trip 2006; You can also click here to find out the information about the next China Trip.

Due to the popularity of China Trip 2007, to avoid disappointment we recommend that you should book up for the trip as soon as possible. As the number of people who have shown a strong interest is high, we are going to divide people into different groups for training and entertainment, under each group instructors and team leaders. Master Liming Yue will work with all groups throughout your training and development. The detailed arrangements for the trip will be discussed on the first day of the trip in Shanghai and everybody will have the opportunity to express their preferences. Also anybody who is going to join the trip can express their opinion regarding the trip arrangements to the Centre in advance. To book your place on this exciting trip please sign up using the form below or download the pdf version of trip booking application form and making payments to the Centre as soon as possible.

The group size for the trip is getting bigger (over 90 people in total) and the people are coming from different countries as well. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Due to many people on the trip are only going for sightseeing we will arrange more sightseeing activities accordingly to meet most people's interest. In order to help us providing the best service please send your opinion and preference about the trip arrangement to the Centre directly.

Senior Instructor: Master Liming Yue

Guest Masters in China:

Head Monk - Shi Bao Tan; Qigong Sifu - Great Master Li Zhiyi; Shaolin Kung Fu Master - Sifu Gen Jun;

Group Instructors and team leaders:

English Speaking group - Master Liming Yue

French Speaking group - Dr. Jian Niujun

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting studying group - Ms Jiayi Jin

Tai Chi Festival, training, grading and visiting many of the incredible attractions

China Trip - Tai Chi Festival, Training and visiting many of the incredible attractions - This 18 day trip is open to all Tai Chi students and friends to develop a greater understanding of this wonderful art with some of the highest level masters in China. All Tai Chi practice, Qigong training and Tai Chi Festival competition/performances are open to everyone. The proposed itinerary includes visiting many of the incredible attractions and cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xiangtan, Zhengzhou, Jiaozuo, Great Wall, Forbiden City, Summer Palace, Heaven Temple Park, Shaolin Temple, Tai Chi village; Training is with Master Liming Yue, students will receive a certificate from Master Liming Yue following completion of the trip and will also be eligible for additional Duan Wei grading by the Chinese Wushu Association in China. Please ask the Centre for a detailed leaflet. The total cost is £1590.00 per person (all inclusive, details are list below). Everyone on the trip is welcome to enter the Competition/performance hosted by the Tai Chi Festival organisers at additional cost. Additional Chinese Wushu, Shaolin and Southern Fist (Nanquan) training by the national championship holder master are also available, details to be arranged during the trip.

Trip Itinerary (draft version)

(This is just a proposal for the Trip and the final itinerary will be confirmed upon your arrival in Shanghai on 12th August 2007,

everybody who is going to take part on the trip are very welcome to express your opinions to the Centre at: liming.yue@taichicentre.com)

Date

Activities

Where to stay

Day 1 - 11th

Take flight to Shanghai

On the plane

day 2 - 12th

Arrival in Shanghai in the morning at 7:30am, check in hotel, walk around Waitan area (Foreign Bund). Have a opening party and meeting for the trip.

Shanghai Ambassador Hotel at Foreign Bund

day 3 - 13th

Training in the morning then visit Yuyuan Garden Shopping Centre then take train to Changsha city at 5:00pm.

Sleep on the train

day 4 - 14th

Arrival Changsha in the morning then head to Xiangtan city (Master Liming Yue's home town). Afternoon training with Master Liming Yue (4 hours) followed by Qigong Lecture with Great Master Li Zhiyi in the evening (Free to everybody on the trip).

Xiangtan Magnate Hotel (5 star)

Click the link above to view the picture of the hotel.

Day 5 - 15th

Visit Dasha Temple at the foot of Nanyue mountain in the early morning, the Buddhism blessing chanting ceremony will take place upon arrival and donation to the Temple is sugguested at your own choice.

Optional Mountain visit by cable car and overnight stay in the Temple are available at your own cost (please booking in advance).

Xiangtan Magnate Hotel (5 star)

or Dasha Temple on Nanyue Mountain for people who is interested in taking Blessing Ceremony in the Temple. Back to Xiangtan hotel next day morning.

Day 6 - 16th

Tai Chi and Qigong training with Master Liming Yue during the day (4 hours) Additional Chinese Qigong training with Great Master Li Zhiyi is available to be arranged at your own cost. Evening is free time for your own entertainment after the dinner.

Optional Grading - registration and open ceremony starting in the evening

Xiangtan Magnate Hotel (5 star)

 

Day 7 - 17th

Tai Chi and Qigong training with Master Liming Yue during the day (4 hours). Additional Chinese Qigong training with Great Master Li Zhiyi is available to be arranged at your own cost. Evening is free time for your own entertainment after the dinner.

Optional Grading - Training

Sightseeing can be arranged for people who doesn't training and grading (booking in advance is required)

Xiangtan Magnate Hotel (5 star)

 

Day 8 - 18th

Tai Chi and Qigong training with Master Liming Yue during the day (4 hours) Additional Chinese Qigong training with Great Master Li Zhiyi is available to be arranged at your own cost. Evening is free time for your own entertainment after the dinner.

Optional Grading - Assessment and closing ceremony

Sightseeing can be arranged for people who doesn't training and grading (booking in advance is required)

Xiangtan Magnate Hotel (5 star)

Day 9 - 19th

Check out the hotel in the morning. Take coach to zhengzhou city at 10am and arrival in the evening then have a rest in the Spa Hotel. Entry fee and meal are covered. Additional Chinese and Thai massages are available at your own cost. (Alternatively we can catch the overnight train but there will be two changes with a lot of luggage, the direct coach journey is more convenient. We will make final decision at the arrival in Shanghai.)

Stay in a Spa Hotel (4 star)

Day 10 - 20th

Take coach to Jiaozuo city for Tai Chi festival in the morning, Check in the hotel then have a rest in the morning. in the afternoon, Join the Tai Chi Festival opening ceremony in the evening.

To be arranged by Tai Chi Festival

Day 11 - 21st

Visit Tai Chi village in the morning, Visit Shaolin Kung Fu School in Mengzhou and training there in the afternoon. Then heading to Zhengzhou city. free evening

Holiday inn Hotel in Zhengzhou

Day 12 - 22nd

Visit Shaolin Temple during the day, free evening

Holiday inn Hotel in Zhengzhou

Day 13 - 23rd

Additional training with Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei or sightseeing to be arranged at your own cost.

Holiday inn Hotel in Zhengzhou

day 14 - 24th

Free shopping during the day then take overnight train to Beijing in the evening.

sleep on train

Day 15 - 25th

Arrival in Beijing in the morning at 7:00am then check in the hotel. Visit Summer Palace, Forbiden City and Heaven Temple (Tiantan) Park. Visit the Beihai lake park by boat journey in the evening.

People's Palace Hotel(4 star)

Day 16 - 26th

Visit Great Wall during the day, then watch Beijing Opera in the evening.

People's Palace Hotel(4 star)

Day 17 - 27th

Shopping at Silk Street market during the day (This is the best place to buy cheap and good quality stuff at the last minute). Have a lovely Chinese meal in a luxery Resturant as a trip finishing party at 5pm. Free time in the evening.

People who fly from Shanghai will take overnight train at 10:00pm

People's Palace Hotel(4 star)

or Sleep on train for people fly from Shanghai

Day 18 - 28th

Take flight back to UK

on the plane

Remark

All hotels are at least 3 star standard and main hotel we will stay is 5 star standard with luxury facilities. We will arrange to visit local sightseeing places on request (addtional cost may be required).

 

Note: detailed trip itinerary and leaflet is available on request at the Centre

Trip Booking Form & Visa Application Form

Please fill the form below and send it to chinatrip@taichicentre.com or click here to download the pdf trip booking form ; For your visa purpose if applicable, please click here to download visa application form! and send it to Chen Style Tai Chi Centre, PO Box 137 , Manchester , M60 1WL , UK ; (Tel: 0161 2737138; Fax: 0161-2744967 ; Mobile: 07710-787730; Email: info@taichicentre.com ; Web site: www.taichicentre.com). Upon receive your booking form and visa application form an authorized copy of this form will be sent as a receipt on clearance of payment.

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Deposit and Administration Fee £300 (non-refundable)

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Flight ticket Fee

£500

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Final Payment £790

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Payment: Please pay for your China Trip online or enclose a cheque of appropriate amount payable to Master Liming Yue. Alternatively, the payments can be paid into our bank account directly and the details are as following: The Barclays Business Bank Account: name: L Yue Tai Chi Centre; sort code: 20-55-34; account number:10057339; IBAN: GB36 BARC 20553410057339; SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22; Branch address: 51 Moseley Street , Manchester , M60 2AU

Notice: Please send a copy of your valid travel insurance to cover the China Trip by the end of July 2007. To fail to do so it may result in being refused to join the China Trip if there is no valid insurance to cover the China Trip on the day when you are traveling.

Terms and Conditions

 

The Terms and Conditions have been changed since last China trip, for the details please read the information below:

Reservation (trip booking form)

Reservations can be made by completing the booking form and sending it together with the £300 payment of deposit and administration charge. Everybody who wishes to take part in the trip must provide their own valid travel insurance to cover the trip by 31st July 2007.

Payment and what is included ( to pay online! )

The price for the trip is £1,590 (all-inclusive). An initial payment of £300 is required to secure a place. The second payment is £500 and the final balanceis £790. Late booking charge is £100 (this is to cover the additional cost of making late flight and accommodation bookings). Single supplement fee is £260 per person if applicable.

An initial payment of £300 is a non-refundable deposit and administration charge, and is required upon reservation. Second payment of £500 should be paid by 15th March 2007. Final balance of £790 should be paid in full by 1st July 2007. Bookings made after 31st May 2007 requires full payment at the time of booking, plus a £100 surcharge.

Total Payment for the trip includes: Tuition fees for the training with Master Liming Yue, air-tickets from UK to China, airport tax, breakfast, main meals with Chinese tea (excluding drinks and snack), accommodation, visa application fee, training insurance (subject to individual's health condition and ages), all transportation (excluding the cable car at the tourism and taxis) and admission fees to all tourist attractions arranged by the trip on the itinery in China. Small tips to the drivers and tour guiders are not included. Donation to the Temple is at your own choice and not obligable, however, in order to gather all donation together please contact the Master Liming Yue prior to visit the temple on Nanyue mountain.

Cancellation

Clients who make cancellation on any confirmed bookings will be liable for the following cancellation charges based on the time when we receive the notice of cancellation in writing.

A. Once booked the trip and cancelled 61 days prior to the departure date, the deposit of £300 is non-refundable.

B. 31-60 days prior to departure date -50% of total cost.

C. 3-30 days prior to departure date -75% of total cost.

C. 3 days or less prior to departure date - 100% of total cost.

Alteration to Arrangement

If, after acceptance of the booking, the customer alters the confirmed arrangements, an amendment fee of £100 per person plus any communication charges may be charged. If major alteration is required, the booking may be treated as a cancellation to which cancellation charges will apply.

Cancellation by the Tai Chi Centre

We reserve the right to cancel or alter holiday arrangements at any time up to and including the departure date. Full refund of all monies will be made in the event of cancellation. Cancellations will be notified to clients without reasonable delay.

Passport/Visa (visa application form!)

As part of the china trip package the Chen Style Tai Chi Centre will complete all visa application procedures on behalf of the client. However all clients are themselves responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of a valid passport and applicable visa at all times and places during the journey. Refunds or endorsement can not be claimed by clients who are rejected by local immigration for any reason.

Responsibility

As part of the China Trip Package the Chen Style Tai Chi Centre will arrange standard insurance to cover training abroad for all clients. However the Chen Style Tai Chi Centre acts only in the capacity of Agent for the clients in all arrangements. Expressly the Chen Style Tai Chi Centre shall not be liable for any injury, death, accident, loss, damage, or irregularity which may be occasioned by neglect or default of any other company, or additional expenses due to delays or changes in flights, trains, coaches or other services, or because of strike, war, sickness, weather, quarantine or other causes.


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