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2023  dates. Workshops/events –


Sun 22nd – Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit)


Sat 18th, 1pm to 5.30pm – Workshop on the 24 concepts (8×3). William Hobbayne Centre, Hanwell W7, followed by dinner at Maxims Chinese Restaurant, Hanwell.

March 19th 


Transitional season – Qigong Workshop, 9am – 12pm. Osterley


Sat 20th, 1pm to 5.30pm – Workshop on unifying the 24 concepts (8×3). William Hobbayne Centre, Hanwell W7, followed by dinner at Memories of India Restaurant, Osterley.



8th – Talk on Qigong, 10:30,  Richmond Wellness Fair, Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond, Surrey

9th –  Transitional season – Qigong Workshop, 9am – 12pm. Osterley


TBC – Autumn Equinox workshops. Internal Arts Mechanisms- from 13.30 to 17:30  (William Hobbayne Centre, Hanwell). Followed by dinner at Maxims Chinese Restaurant. Hanwell.  TBC

October 16th

Transitional season  – Qigong Workshop, 9am – 12pm. Osterley

December 11th TBC

Christmas Party, 6pm onwards. Hounslow

The Academy\’s  grading system forms a structure of development which allows the student to understand a broader picture of their own potential development and where they are at in their journey.


The syllabus is split into 10 levels and each level builds on the previous one progressively. Upon joining the academy, the student is given an overview of the 10 levels in order to understand the requirements for their development.


For each discipline, the student is expected to have a minimum of 100 contact training sessions of at least one hour each, with an authorized instructor for each level of training.

For students training in multiple disciplines, (eg – Bagua Zhang & Xing Yi), some exceptions are possible for levels 1 to 3 where there may be an overlap of the basic skills that are required for each of the disciplines.
Students have the option to have their skills formally assessed but this is solely for their own satisfaction and does not give seniority over students who have chosen not to be assessed.

Once a student has completed the required training for level 3, they are encouraged to begin assisting in teaching and by the time they have completed the requirements of level 5, students should be confident in running their own classes. For students embarking upon our teacher training programs and/or those students wanting to set up their own classes upon completing the requirements of level 5, assessments  are mandatory.
In addition, there is also a possibility to undertake internationally recognized ‘Duan Wei’ gradings in accordance with the Chinese Wushu Association.

There are nine grades in total with the 9th Duan Wei being the highest. The Academy can help you prepare for these assessments in all the arts that we offer.

Contact Us for further information

We hold quarterly workshops teaching Bagua, Xing Yi and Taiji, usually commencing the first week of January followed by the Saturday closest to the Spring and Autumn Equinox and Summer Solistice.

In addition, there are Qigong workshops four times a year at the ‘transitional phases’ according to the Daoist seasons and occasional specialist workshops.

Check our events diary as this is updated regularly.

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