Directives

General information

To provide a platform for international Health Qigong exchanges and friendly communications in order to promote and strengthen the rapid development of Health Qigong world-wide in a positive and healthy way, the International Health Qigong Federation will organize the 8th World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange and 4th World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium.

Date and location

August 7th to 12th, 2019 – Melbourne, Australia
Participants Arrival and Registration Date: August 7th, 2019
Departure date: August 13th, 2019
IHQF delegates meetings: Arrival on August 6th 2019

Organisers

International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF)  
Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA)

Host

Tai Chi Australia (TCA)

Events

A. Meetings of IHQF Executive Board

B. The 8th World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange

  1. Exchange and competition
  2. Health Qigong Training
  3. IHQF Duan Examination
  4. Health Qigong International Referee Skills Training Course
  5. Health Qigong International Referee Upgrading Examination
  6. Mass demonstration

C. the 4th World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium  

Fees

A. Accommodation

Accommodation is arranged in 3 or 4 Star hotels with restaurants and shops in walking distance. This accommodation is compulsory for all participants of the 8th World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange and 4th World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium.

  1. 4 Star hotel: Twin share: US$105/day/person including tax and breakfast.
    Single room: US$185/day/person including tax and breakfast.
  2. 3 Star hotel: Twin share: US$85/day/person including tax and breakfast.
    Single room: US$165/day/person including tax and breakfast.
  3. Method of payment: See appendix 6 Form 7

B. Training fee

  1. Health Qigong Advanced classes:
    US$100/per person/per class for members of IHQF member organizations.
    US$120/per person/per class for non-members of IHQF member organizations.
  2. The Health Qigong International Referee Skills Training Course:
    US$200 / per person.
  3. The Health Qigong International Referee Upgrading Examination:
    US$100 extra/per person for Grade B International Referee examination. This fee will be paid after you successfully pass the assessment of your eligibility.

C. Competition fees

1. If application is received and fully prior to 00:00 on June 1st, 2019 (Melbourne time), the following fee structure will apply:

  1. Group competition:
    US$15/team/event/person for IHQF members.
    US$20/team/event/person for non-members.
  2. Individual competition
    US$20/team/event/person for IHQF members.
    US$25/team/event/person for non-members.

2.   If application is received and fully paid after 00:00 June 1st and before 24.00 on July 15th, 2019 (Melbourne time), the following fee structure will apply:

  1. Group competition:
    US$20/team/event/person for IHQF members.
    US$25/team/event/person for non-members.
  1. Individual competition
    US$25/team/event/person for IHQF members.
    US$30/team/event/person for non-members.

Fees paid are non-refundable.

D. Duan Examination fees

To be charged as prescribed in the International Duan Evaluation System for Health Qigong:

Duan 1 / US$40 Duan 2 / US$50 Duan 3 / US$60
Duan 4 / US$80 Duan 5 / US$100 Duan 6 / US$120

E. Farewell Party

US$85/per person including Beer, Wine and Soft drinks.

Registration and accreditation

  1. Member organizations of the International Health Qigong Federation and other non-member organizations are kindly requested to complete the attached forms as required and send by e-mail or Mail to Tai Chi Australia.
  2. Deadline for registration and full payment is 24:00 on July 15th 2019 (Melbourne time). No late registration will be accepted. All participation fees must be paid when registering.
  3. The Organizing Committee shall provide transportation for participants between the airport and the accommodation on Registration Day (7th August) and Departure Day (13th August). More information will follow soon.

Other matters

  1. Each delegation must submit the Original of the Entry Forms and 1 copy of the Participant’s Statement of Personal Responsibility to the Organizing Committee.
  2. Participants must purchase their own Life Insurance and provide evidence on registration. The delegation and/or the individual must undertake responsibility for any illness or injuries occurring during the events.
  3. Entry forms of the events may be downloaded from the following websites:
    IHQF official website: www.ihqfo.org  
    TCA official website: www.taichiaustralia.com.au

Contacts

A. International Health Qigong Federation Head Office and Chinese Health Qigong Association

Mr.Wang Jianjun, Mr. Wu Zhipeng and Ms. Lu Min
Tel:+86 10 6705 1231, +86 10 6705 2078
E-mail:intelhqf@126.com; headoffice@ihqfo.org
Post Address: 13 Guangming Road, Dongcheng Dist., Beijing,100061 China

B. Tai Chi Australia (the Organizing Committee)

Contact person: Ms Judy Maynard
Tel:+61 415 993399
E-mail:2019@taichiaustralia.com.au
Postal Address:  P O Box 59, Glen Iris, Victoria, 3146 Australia

Regulations

1. Date

August 11th to 12th, 2019

2. Location

Melbourne, Australia

3. Competition Disciplines

  1. Health Qigong∙Yi Jin Jing
  2. Health Qigong∙Wu Qin Xi
  3. Health Qigong∙Liu Zi Jue
  4. Health Qigong∙Ba Duan Jin
  5. Health Qigong∙Da Wu
  6. Health Qigong∙Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Shi Er Fa  
  7. Health Qigong∙Taiji Yang Sheng Zhang

4. Participation Methods & Rules

  1. All IHQF Member Associations and the relevant social organizations may send multiple teams to the tournament. Each team consists of a maximum of ten (10) participants, including one (1) team leader (who may also serve as coach and competing athlete), one (1) coach (who may also serve as competing athlete) and eight (8) team members. Competing team members must be in good physical condition.
  2. There will be Group and Individual Competitions. Group competition consists of a minimum of four (4) athletes regardless of gender and age. Each team may register for a maximum of two (2) disciplines. Individual competitions will be classified by gender and age. There will be two (2) age groups: 45 and under, and over 45. Each individual may register for a maximum of two (2) disciplines.

5. Competition Method

  1. The < Rules for International Health Qigong Competition (trial version)> that were reviewed, adopted and published by the Chinese Health Qigong Association in 2017 shall be applied.
  2. Competitors at Group competition march in triangular format and each team with more than 4 members is in 2 rows, forming a parallelogram.
  3. Competitors at individual competitions march in a dash line, staggering in 2 rows.
  4. Competing disciplines at group and individual competitions are the ABBREVIATED VERSION of the original exercise compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  The ABBREVIATED VERSION MUSIC WITHOUT oral prompt applies in the competition. (Both of the competition music and practice music with oral prompt are available on the IHQF official website)

6. Ranking and Awards

  1. Awards of Gold, Silver and Bronze are set up in each discipline in group and individual competitions. For each ranking, 20% of awards of Gold, 30% of Silver and 50% of Bronze are given to the athletes/teams in single discipline respectively. Places of all the awards are calculated per round-off principle.
  2. Trophy and diploma are given to the awarded team in group competition, medal and diploma to the awarded athlete in individual competition.

7. Judges and Jury

The Jury members, Chief Judges and the Head Judges for the Competition shall be appointed by the Techniques and Promotion Committee of IHQF. The judges at competition shall be those selected from the Judges Instruction Course of this event while the assistant judges are from the host.

8.  Application and Registration

Participating organizations are requested to complete the Participants Entry Form of the 8th World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange, and the Participants Arrival and Departure Schedule (Appendices 6) and send them via e-mail or mail to the Organizing Committee by July 15th, 2019. Once entries to events are confirmed, no change or alteration is allowed.

9. Other matters

  1. The attires of the competitors shall be in keeping with Health Qigong characteristics. The style and color of members of a team for group competition shall be uniform. The shoes shall be those suitable for Health Qigong exercises. Competitors on the competing floor shall wear the bib distributed by the organizing committee.    
  2. All team leaders and coaches are requested to be present for the technical meeting and lot drawing as scheduled at 19:00 August 10th, 2019. Designated persons of the organizing committee shall draw lots on behalf of the teams absent.

Scientific symposium circular

1. Date

August 10th, 2019

2. Location

Melbourne, Australia

3. Contents

Renowned Health Qigong experts will be invited to present keynote speeches and featured speeches. They will introduce the latest research on Health Qigong culture connotation, discuss the health care mechanism, and the effect of exercise from philosophical and scientific viewpoints and explore the important role of Health Qigong in modern society. They will interact with the audience to discuss common issues, as well as answer questions. Professors, experts and the audience will practice together to experience the live connotation of the harmony of mind and body in Health Qigong.

4. Participants

Health Qigong experts, scholars, IHQF member organizations, non-member organizations, health professionals and other interested people are invited to attend.

5. Costs for participants

  1. There are no entry costs for participants who register for the Tournament and Exchange.
  2. Participants who only visit the World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium: More information will follow soon.
Symposium held in the UK

Training and instructions circular

A. Health Qigong Advanced Classes I

1. Dates

August 8th, 2019

2. Location

Melbourne, Australia

3. Attendees

All Participants are entitled to register for these classes.

4. Class contents

Wu Qin Xi or Daoyin Yang Sheng Gong Shi Er Fa (choose one ONLY)

5. Training fees

IHQF members: US$100/per person/per form
Non-members: US$120/per person/per form

B. Health Qigong Advanced Classes II

1. Dates

August 9th, 2019

2. Location

Melbourne, Australia

3. Attendees

All Participants are entitled to register for these classes.

4. Class contents

Liu Zi Jue

5. Training fees

IHQF members: US$100/per person/per form
Non-members: US$120/per person/per form

C. Health Qigong International Referee Skills Training Course/ Health Qigong International Referee Upgrading Examination

1. Dates

August 8th to 10th, 2019

2. Location

Melbourne, Australia

3. Attendees

All Participants are entitled to register for the Referee Skills Training Course.

4. Training fees

US$200 /per person for Referee Skills Training Course.
US$100 extra/per person for Grade B International Referee examination (only for those applicants who pass the assessment of the eligibility).

Health Qigong Duan examination

1. Date

August 8th (Theory) and 9th (Technical), 2019

2. Location

Melbourne, Australia

3. Attendees

Those qualified to examination requirements of technical grades may register for the exam after the approval by the belonging IHQF member organizations.

4. Duan Examinations

Technical grades evaluation: 1-6 Duan.

5. Examination standards

< International Duan Evaluation System for Health Qigong > and < Rules for the Implementation of Conversion to the IHQF Duan System> apply.

6. Examination contents and fees

International Duan Evaluation System for Health Qigong applies.

7. Requirements

  1. Attendants are requested to complete online application before July 15th, 2019. Late application will not be accepted.
  2. The method of online application and other examination instructions are provided on the IHQF official website.

Payment Information

We wish to provide an optimal participant experience, meaning an efficient registration process on arrival. Please note that all payment must be made via bank transfer by July 15, 2019.

Participating organizations are responsible for the following:

  1. Collection of all registration information from their participants.
  2. Collection of all payments from their participants.
  3. Completion of and forwarding all Forms.
  4. Payment of all fees and costs via bank transfer to the following account. Please provide evidence of your payment after transfer is completed.
  5. Bank information of Tai Chi Australia:

US$ Account Details:

Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BIC/SWIFT Code
: CTBAAU2S
Account Name
: Tai Chi Australia
BSB
: 063113
Account Number
: 11229142
Bank Address
: 737 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia

A$ Account Details:

Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BIC/SWIFT Code
: CTBAAU2S
Account Name
: Tai Chi Australia
BSB
: 063113
Account Number
: 11229134
Bank Address
: 737 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia

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