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Tai Chi Ranking for Levels 1 , 2 , 3, 4 & 5   >>  Date: October 22, 2017

Ranking exams for levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 will be held at the Montreal Yang Cheng-Fu Tai Chi Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

What Is Ranking?

The ranking system was developed specifically to improve the health and well-being of practitioners, promote the development of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, raise the level of skill and theory within Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, and establish a standardized training system.

Why Rank?

Ranking gives one the opportunity to advance his or her Tai Chi practice and to bring out the best in us in a way that is challenging, pleasant and fun.

 What Is Involved?

The ranking exam consists of both a written portion on Tai Chi theory as well as a practical portion in which you will perform the 103 form for levels 1 and 2 and weapons forms for higher levels before a panel of judges. Study material will be handed out at the information session on Friday August 25, 2017. After, we will email it to all registrants.

 Don’t Worry, We’ll Help

If you choose to rank, you will not be on your own. Through a special ranking class held every week beginning at the end of the summer, we will do our very best to prepare you with everything you will need to succeed in the ranking event.

 What Do You Need To Rank?

First and foremost, you need a strong desire to improve your Tai Chi and be the best you can be. In addition, in order to rank for levels 1 and 2 you will need to have finished learning the long form by May 1, 2016, a recommendation from your teacher, a completed application form (due at the latest by September 22, 2017) and pay a small fee. If you intend to rank for level 3, in addition to the level 1 and 2 requirements, you will need to have completed a weapons form by May 1, 2017.

What Do You Get?

A strong sense of satisfaction that you have improved your Tai Chi knowledge, both theoretical and practical.

 Want More Information?

If you would like to rank and/or need more information on our ranking in October, please contact Sergio, Robert or Danielle .

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Ranking Preparation Classes Information and Online Registration (These are classes put on to prepare for ranking. They are not mandatory but highly recommended. If you are taking Level 1, 2 or 3 ranking and want to take the preparation classes please fill in the form on line ) For Levels 4 and 5 preparation see Sergio Arione.


Yang family Tai Chi Chuan Ranking Application will be handed out at the information session on Friday August 25, 2017 and can also ask for one at the office desk (if you are planning on ranking Oct. 22 2017 for Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 2017 you must apply to rank by filling in the Yang Family Ranking Application. Please fill it in and hand it in to Robert along with payment. Cheques made out to Tai Chi Center and mark that it is for ranking.

Click for  > Yang Family Membership Form ( to rank you must be a Yang Family association member. If you are not already, you must fill in this form and hand it in with your ranking application along with payment.If not a member this had to be completed a month and a half prior to the ranking event. Please do not delay.