March 2010 NC I-Liq Chuan Workshop


Note this year Sifu Chin is holding a separate Friday advanced topic afternoon session. 

Friday, March 19, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Advanced topic: Elements of sanda)

Friday, March 19, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ILC members only this session)
Saturday, March 20, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Triangle Aikido
4603-G Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

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Main workshop (Fri. evening, Sat., Sun):
$150 for members
$180 for non-members

Pay at least $30 deposit in advance to reserve spot in workshop.

Friday afternoon session:
$50 if attending rest of workshop
$70 if only attending Friday afternoon session

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Send payment to:

Ben Fisher
315 Willow Brook Ct
Mebane, NC 27302

E-mail: piecomics <AT> gmail <DOT> com

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Please register by sending Ben your name, e-mail, and phone number
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North Carolina I-Liq Chuan is pleased to welcome back Master Sam F.S. Chin for another I-Liq Chuan workshop. Sifu Chin will review the previous workshop topics and continue to refine the two person spinning and sticky hands.  This year Sifu Chin will also teach a separate Friday afternoon session to introduce basic elements of sanda (free fighting) training.  This sanda introduction will focus on foundational skills such as briding and mirroring.  No gear will be needed for this session.

Past workshops have been quite enlightening and well attended. Space is limited. Please register early to ensure that you have a spot.

About Master Sam F.S. Chin

Sam in front of Buddha statueMaster Sam F.S. Chin is the co-founder of I-Liq Chuan (意力拳), and the head instructor of the system. Master Chin was trained in the martial arts since childhood by his father and I-Liq Chuan founder, Lik Keong Chin. He was a state heavy weight kickboxing champion in 1978. During the 1980s, Master Chin continually won Push Hand Championships. For the past 25 years, Master Chin has conducted seminars and workshops throughout the world including: Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Germany and the United States. Master Chin has been recognized by the USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation as a Hall of Fame Outstanding Master.

I-Liq Chuan

I-Liq Chuan (roughly translated as "mind-body fist") is an art of cultivating consciousness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertion, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness, and the present moment. As a system of gong fu, I-Liq Chuan emphasizes the development of internal power through mental attitude and awareness. The training develops sticking and merging abilities, circular spiral energy, qinna (locking), fajin (projecting force), qigong, and most importantly, integration of the mind's complete awareness in the present moment. I-Liq Chuan trains the ability to sense the opponent's intention through awareness and to redirect the force and use it against the opponent, or to incorporate the use of fajin.