Zhong Xin Dao - I Liq Chuan
Zhong Xin Dao Paris is a non-profit association dedicated to sharing the art of I Liq Chuan (literally translated as Mental-Physical Martial Art). The art cultivates consciousness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertion, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness and the present moment. The art is also known as “The Martial Art of Awareness”.
As a system of Kung 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, Chin Na, F’a Jing, Chi Kung (qigong), and most importantly, integration of the mind’s complete awareness in the present moment.
Want to try it out? You are welcome come to just drop in on a class to see how you find it - the first 2 classes are free.
Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is needed, but if you have something you are particularly interested in (e.g. martial arts, meditation, chi gong, awareness, feel free to ask questions).
No special clothes are needed, but we do some standing meditation exercises, and we train outside (under cover if it rains), so make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
If you have any trouble finding us, feel free to call me - Lucas Dixon, the instructor - on +33 648136124
Lunchtime class location: just outside the Cafe of Fondation Pernod Ricard, 2 Cr Paul Ricard, 75008 Paris.
We train outside in front of the cafe, but there is some cover if it rains or snows.
Evening class location: just outside the cafe of La Petite Halle, in the garden.
We train outside in the shade of the trees on the path behind the outside cafe area, or if it rains, in the covered area between La Grande Halle and La Petite Halle.
Registering and paying for classes:
The first 2 hours of classes are free - you can just turn up and try a class.
You can pay 10 EUR/hour for additional classes, after your first 2 hours of free instruction.
Paying for 16 classes in advance is 120 EUR (7.5 EUR/hour) = 1 hour/week for 3 months.
Paying for 48 classes in advance is 240 EUR (5 EUR/hour) = 1 hour/week for a year.
Registered members of the global I Liq Chuan organization ($60 / year; or $30 for full time students) get:
Access to the ILC video library.
Access to weekly online classes with Grandmaster Sam Chin and senior instructors (Saturdays at 8pm).
The opportunity to take gradings: detailed reviews by licensed instructors who help you see the key reference points for training, provide extensive feedback, and assess your level in the system.
They get discounts at the workshops.
Instructor: Lucas Dixon (Student level 6, Instructor level 2).
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more, ask on our Facebook Page, or send Lucas a SMS/WhatsApp/Signal/Telegram on (+33) 06 48 13 61 24.
We have a WhatsApp group for last minute class changes and weekly updates. Message Lucas if you'd like to be added.
Annual General Meeting and Party: Every year we have an association general meeting, and a party. It's organized and shared on the WhatsApp group.