Implementing Regulations for the Duan System of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong
<b style="font-size:80%;color:#ff6600">For those interested in grading, the Chinese have put such a system in place for Daoyin Yangsheng Gong. As will be seen below, the main purpose is to boost the standard of performance and understanding of the exercises.
The notes below are translated from the Chinese text, and for those who are unused to such translations, can make rather 'unusual' reading, e.g. point II below...</b>
Daoyin Yangsheng Gong has been promoted all over the world since it was created in the 1970's, and is now taught and practised internationally.
<b>I.<u>Purposes of Duan System of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong.</b></u>
1) to promote the development of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong,
2) to improve the level of skill in the performance of the exercises,
3) to improve the level of theoretical understanding of the exercises, and ...
4) to encourage individual self-cultivation, thereby promoting a sense of progress in the learning of the movements.
<b>II.<u>Requirements of Charitable and Pious Deeds.</b></u>
Observe law and discipline, be of noble character, be honest and upright, respect teachers and be conscientious, throw yourself into the development of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong.
<b>III.<u>Standards of Duans.</b></u>
The Duan System of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong is divided into nine Duans:
<ul><li> Duan levels 1-3: Primary level
<li> Duan levels 4-6: Middle level
<li> Duan levels 7-9: Senior level
</ul>The following are specific requirements of every Duan:
Master a set of exercise, pass the examination.
Master two sets of exercise, pass the examination.
Master three sets of exercises including one set of apparatus exercise, pass the examination.
Master ShuXin PingXue Gong, YiQi YangFei Gong, HeWei JianPi Gong, YangSheng TaiJi Bang and its theory, good marks in examinations. Have over 3-year practising experience.
Master ShuJin ZhuangGu Gong, JiuJiu HuanTong Gong, DaoYin BaoJian Gong, YangSheng TaiJi Shan and its theory, good marks in examinations. Have over 5-year practicing experience.
Master SiShiJiu Shi JingLuo DongGong, YuZhen BuYuan Gong YangSheng TaiJi Palm (first set), YangSheng TaiJi Jian (first set) and its theory, good marks in examinations. Have over 8-year practicing experience.
Master all the kinds of exercises required in 4th to 6th Duan and theories, master YangSheng TaiJi Palm (second set), excellent marks in examinations. Contribute to the development of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong. Have proper notability in the world of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong and have over 10-year practicing experience.
Master all the kinds of Gong required in 5th to 7th Duan and theories, master YangSheng TaiJi Palm (third set), excellent marks in examinations. Contribute greatly to the development of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong. Have fairly high prestige in the world of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong and have over 15-year practicing experience.
Master the system of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong. Be outstanding at benefaction, skills and theories, be of high prestige and have brilliant contribution to Daoyin Yangsheng Gong, have over 20-year practising experience.</ul>
1. Evaluating Gong moral:
Apply voluntarily, signed and sealed by administrative authority concerned of the location where applicant lives, and approved by Beijing Sports University's Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan System Assessment Group.
Applicants who failed in moral evaluation won't be accepted.
2. Examination in skills:<ol><li>Examination adopt 10-point system
<li>Specific method for points:<ul> <li>Thought concentrated, full of spirit and energy:2 points
<li>Breath smoothly, harmoniously and naturally: 2 points
<li>Act correctly, adjust breath, body and mind harmoniously: 6 points</ul></ol>Detailed points deduction referred to the Referee Rules of DaoYin YangSheng Gong.
3. Examination in theories:
Adopt written and oral examination according to different conditions.
<b>V.<u>Requirement to applicants.</b></u>
Referred to the interim procedures of DaoYin YangSheng Gong Duan System.
Fill in the application form of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan. Applicants can apply 1st to 3rd Duan in Beijing Sports University at all time, and also can be tested and approved by domestic exercisers with senior Duan,then report to Beijing Sports University to make endorsement and award certificates.
Applying middle or senior Duan needs recommendation and must be approved and sealed by administrative authority concerned of the location where applicant lives, finally be tested and approved by Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan System Examination Committee of Beijing Sports University.
Notes:<ol><li>The certificates of every Duan will be awarded by Beijing Sports University
<li>The Duan system will be put into practice in August 2006, the power of interpretation belonging to Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan System Examination Committee of Beijing Sports University.
<li>Applicant of 1st to 3rd Duan should pay 100 dollars as the certificate fee; Applicant of 4th to 6th Duan should pay 200 dollars as the certificate fee; Applicant of 7th to 9th Duan should pay 300 dollars as the certificate fee.</ol>
Beijing Sports University
24th March 2006
Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan System Committee
Director: Zhong Bingshu
Honorary Director: Zhang Guangde
Assistant Director: Zhang Mingting
Members: Zhong Bingshu, Zhang Guangde, Zhang Mingting, Yu Xuefeng, Li Shiying, Zhao Jinghui, Yang Bailong, Hu Xiaofei
General Secretary: Yang Bailong
Assistant Secretary: Hu Xiaofei
Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan System Examination Group
Chargeman: Zhang Guangde
Assistant Chargeman: Zhang Mingting
Members: Li Shiying, Yang Bailong, Hu Xiaofei
Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Duan System Office
Director: Yang Bailong
Assistant Director: Hu Xiaofei
Staff: Jin Yuzhen, Yanghui, Zhuang Yongchang