INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Six Animals Kung-fu is pleased to offer a certification program for the Animal Bows. While attendance at in-person workshops is recommended, the courses have been designed so that they can be completed entirely through distance learning if necessary.

There are four levels of instructor certification:

LEVEL I – INSTRUCTOR:

125 hours training

LEVEL II – INSTRUCTOR:
250 hours training
LEVEL III – ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR:

375 hours training

LEVEL IV – MASTER TRAINER IN ANIMAL BOWS:
625 hours training

This level of certification focuses on the mechanics of the bows as well as Basic Breaths, the fundamental breathing techniques which can be used in any sport. In addition, this level introduces the basic warm-up sequence. This is important preparation for more advanced Chien-lung training.

Modules:

  • Basic Breaths
  • Alignment
  • Double Wrapping
  •  Animal Practice:
    • Level I Bow
    • Mudra
    • Asana
    • Consciousness
    • Neurology
    • Anatomy
    • Introduction to the Plaque
  • Reading and Log: Required reading of Playing with Dragons, supplemented with selection from the recommended reading list or books not on the list submitted for approval.

Total Training Time:
125  hours including physical practice, reading and reflection, and test preparation.  This level of certification can be completed in 6 months with practice 1 hr per day, five days a week or it can be completed in one year with practice one half-hour a day, five days a week for 50 weeks.

Level I instructors in good standing are authorized to teach regular in-person classes based on the practices in Chien-Lung courses up to Level I.

This level of certification focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the Animal archetypes and the meditation styles of each of the Animals using the Plaques. The benefits of the meditation practices will extend into many other areas, and you will enjoy the social support of a larger practice community.

Modules:

  • Alternate Nostril Breathing with Plaques
  • Energy & Personality with Animus/a Stages
  • Bow

Total Training Time:
125 hours (including level I this is 250 hours total) including personal practice, reading and reflection, and test preparation.  This level of certification can be completed in 6 months with practice 1 hr per day, five days a week or it can be completed in one year with practice one half-hour a day, five days a week for 50 weeks.

Availability:
Modules for this level of certification are not yet available online.  Live workshops are available for each of these modules.  Contact us if you would like to organize workshops in your area to support your learning.
Level II instructors in good standing are authorized to teach regular in-person classes based on the practices in the Six Animals courses up to Level II.

This level of certification includes the Warrior Exercise and the Dragon Bows. The overarching trajectory, which will deepen your understanding of the Animal energies and their integration in a well-rounded person.

Modules:

  • Warrior Exercise
  • Dragon Bows
  • Animal Bows
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing with Plaques

Total Training Time:
125 hours (including level I and II this is 375 hours total) including personal practice, reading and reflection, and test preparation.  This level of certification can be completed in 3 months if all modules are completed concurrently, or up to 9 months if they are completed one at a time.  Students should allow at least 30 minutes practice time daily per module.

There is a test for each level in order to receive certification. Tests include written, practical (demonstration by video) and verbal/interview components. It is also important to complete the practice logs as these will be reviewed as part of the certification process.

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