The School is currently taking applicants for the Tai Chi Instructor Programme. The course is undertaken via a combination of home learning and practical workshop sessions (based in London). Please contact the School for further details. A brief outline of the programme is given below.
With best wishes,
Maurice Passman Principle Instructor Rose Li School
RATIONALE To define a basic and recognisable standard of theory and practice for instuctors of the Rose Li System of Tai Chi. This is a foundation programme designed to provide a basis for continuing training and professional development.
AIMS To produce caring, informed and innovated instructors of the Rose Li System of Tai Chi. These instructors will have a sound knowledge of the scientific principles underlying the composition of the movements and exercise sequences and who, with practice and experience, will be able to develop high levels of expertise as instructors of the complete system of Chinese Internal Martial Arts.
TARGET GROUP Applicants must be able to communicate well with other instructors, clients and fellow students from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, ages and abilities. They should demonstrate a desire to teach with empathy and commitment and should show a willingness and commitment to continue their own personal development. It is essential, for the trainee to have previous experience in martial arts (particularly Chinese Internal Martial Arts) and preferably the Rose Li System. Applicants lacking this background may be suitable but will be carefully assessed before admission to the programme.
ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS A formal written application is required as well as a current curriculum vitae. Selection involves an interview and discussion of previous relevant experience. A minimum of ten years martial arts experience is required. Some knowledge of anatomy and physiology is desirable but these are included as part of the curriculum and all trainees will need to reach the required knowledge level to complete the programme.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES All applicants will be individually assessed with no discrimination by race, age, religion or gender. Although Tai Chi is a suitable exercise program for people with specific disabilities, the physical demands required to teach the exercises fully and with the necessary skills may make it impractical for some disabled or elderly people to become teachers. No particular type of clothing is required to perform or teach the Rose Li System of Tai Chi and this would not usually be an issue, for example, for persons whose religion requires a particular mode of dress. As some types of clothing may impair freedom of movement or involve a safety risk, a suitable compromise style of clothing may be required to be worn.