The teacher education program is an intensive form of training held on a weekend, once a month. Students train in a focused frame, progressively receiving tools for a consistent training routine as well as for a possible teaching role in the future. The ambition of becoming a teacher is not mandatory, neither is it granted through joining this program!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We hold a monthly weekend training session. The training is always Saturday from 16:00 - 19:00 and Sunday from 10:00-14:00. Saturday is dedicated to the 6 basics sets of the WDP System, while on Sunday students focus on their individual chosen styles. After 6 months, the basic topic rotates, while the individual style is practiced continuously for 3 years.
TRAIN WITH PLAN!
A step-by-step guidance is given throughout the monthly meetings which delivers the students all the necessary information and details, while the deepening of the material is ensured by an individually designed training plan. At the beginning of every Training-Season (6 month period) every student receives a personally tailored training plan which should be followed in the periods in between the monthly meetings.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Distance or practice levels shouldn’t be deciding factors if one can join or not. By offering a weekend training schedule, we intend to ensure that long distance students living outside the school can travel to us and join our training program. Ultimately the only important requirement is dedication and an open mind. It is important that the students are willing to invest effort and time outside of the official training, as well as being ready to pass through more intense training sessions.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
The Teacher Education is an ongoing seasonal program for 3 years. Every 6 months a new season of training begins. Every season we focus on different basics in order to teach the complete foundation of our WDP System. After 3 years the topics repeat in a circular manner. A student is free to choose for how long they would like to take part in the program.
WILL I BE TEACHER?
Joining the program does not ensure a teacher certification after a specific time period. We take the teacher education program very seriously in order to ensure high quality standards at WDP. The program should mainly be seen as an intense frame of practicing in order to receive more tools for a possible teaching role in the WDP family. If or when the student receives a certification depends on many factors. Therefore a teacher license should not be the primary reason for joining.
Full-time students practicing 8 hours daily at our academy can at best receive their teacher certificate after 3 years of training. Not being able to practice in an intense frame like this, makes the process possibly longer.
WHAT DO I LEARN?
The program will focus on the 6 basics of the WDP system as well as one out of four individual chosen styles.
Back to Spring Qi Gong
18 Basic Tai Ji Steps
5 Animals Qi Gong
Xuan Wu Basics
Cosmic Circle Qi Gong
13 Pillar Standing Qi Gong
Tai Ji / Tai Yi Quan
Ba Gua Zhang
Xing Yi Quan
With a specific progress and grading pass we will monitor the students’ progress. Every 6 months, a checkup will be carried out by the leading instructor which will further define the successive Training process. In the yearly grading, three WDP instructors will then mark the level of the students training progress in an official exam.
Stefan Müller - Head Instructor of WDP Germany
At the XUAN - Gong Fu Academy in Berlin (During the Corona Situation most sessions will be outside in the park)
100 € in our monthly Intensive Student Frame (join our Teacher training and all other daily classes of the XUAN - Gong Fu Academy)
21 April - September
Lock The Monkey - 5 Animals Qi Gong - Education Overview - Individual Focus