Put your name and email in the box to apply for a place in the next academy enrolment:
Perhaps you have purchased courses or videos before, but not been able to follow along or commit? Or you want to join a professional school, but there is none in your area, or the class timetable doesn't suit your schedule?
I have been thinking of the best way to teach online- after 28 years of being a professional instructor with 25 years owning my own full time academy- I have finally figured it out!
It does mean that the registration is only open for a short time each year, but if you make the commitment to wait, and follow the program- I will be able to make the commitment to you.
The academy lessons will include 'warm ups', ''fundamental exercises', 'forms' and 'cool downs'. New material is added EVERY WEEK (48 weeks per year). As the course progresses, you will have plenty of material and workouts to choose from, as well as new material. But the lessons are added progressively, so you will know exactly what to work on.
In addition to this- once per month, I will do a LIVE video conference via 'Zoom' that you can log into- ask questions, and I will answer, breakdown, demonstrate etc.
If you wish, you can use a webcam and I will watch you and give individual feedback and corrections, or if you prefer, just watch or send questions via the 'chat box'.
If you can't make the live program- don't worry! I will record it, and upload it to the page, so you can catch up on your own time.
Inside the academy is a 'community' group page. This is a completely private forum where you can ask any questions, upload videos for correction and get any advice or feedback you need in your practise. I will check the page and answer regularly.
As you can see-:this is not your typical course- it is an interactive community that will be the closest thing to training in my school- with the same classes and curriculum, but much cheaper and at your convenience.
You also get access to a private 'Facebook' group where you can interact with the other students- share your training, motivate each other etc. This is completely optional.
One of the greatest joys in my life is the friendships I have made through travelling the world learning and teaching. With a 'Virtual Academy' I will be able to teach classes from all over the world and have some amazing guest instructors including Kung Fu master Rik Kellerman from Ten Tigers Academy in New York, Pavel Macek- master level strength and conditioning coach, and head of 'Practical Hung Kyun' as well as my incredible Kung Fu family in Hong Kong and China. There are other instructors to be announced. As a member, you will have access to these wonderful teachers as I film my training and put bonus lessons on the online academy.
The registration opens for a short time each year. If you miss the registration, you can put your name down, and try some of my shorter courses and free material to get you started in the meantime until the next enrolment!
Hope to see you in the class,
David Rogers Sifu,
p.s- want to know more about me, and why you should learn at my school?
Well you can check out MY WEBSITE where I tell you about myself, and link to a lot of articles and interviews etc
Want to see more videos of my students, kung fu, tai chi and my fight team? There are over 100 videos on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL
I also have a FACEBOOK PAGE where I share a lot of free content.
- Selection of warm up and cool down lessons
- Stretching and mobility exercises
- 8 Chi Kung and 8 Daoyin (Breathing and Yoga type movements)
- Standing meditation training
- Complete 24 Posture Tai Chi Form
- Complete long form (88 Postures)
- Basic Pushing Hands exercises and routines
- Tai Chi Sword Form (32 Postures)
- More advanced Chi Kung and internal energy training
- 'Silk Reeling' exercises
- 'Needle in Cotton' Form (36 Postures)
- Tai Chi Fan
- Tai Chi Combined 42 Posture Routine
- Tai Chi Broadsword
- Tai Chi 2 Person routine (San Shou)
- Spear/Stick routine
How much does membership cost?
Membership to the online academy is $39 per month. As we have students from many countries, we use US$ as it is the most common international currency. But you can pay in your own currency on the site, no problem. Membership is automatically collected every month unless you stop it (which you can do any time) For my UK students: This is approximately £6.75 per week. .
Can I take the course on any device?
Absolutely! You can use tablet, phone or computer- so you will never be without your lessons.
Ocne I have signed up how do I get new material?
New material is added to the course EVERY WEEK (48 Weeks per year), the program is ongoing, so when you complete the fundamentals course, you continue with the intermediate and advanced programs. That means that for as long as you want to remain a member, you will continue to learn new material.
Is it suitable for beginners?
Absolutely! The program starts form the beginning, and it will get progressively harder as your skill and knowledge improves- but don't worry! You can follow at your own pace.
Can you really learn kung fu or tai chi online?
I often get asked this, and made a video especially to answer it. (Spoiler: The answer is 'Yes!') You can check out the video on my Youtube channel. The important thing is that you follow the program, practise regularly, and get feedback and corrections.
How much do I need to practise to keep up?
Ideally, you need to get into a habit of almost daily practise to get the full benefit, but you will see results even if you can only spare a couple of times per week. Of course- you can split the class into short sessions if it fits your time better. Generally- the more you practise the better you will get, but I would suggest not rushing through the content. Quality is better than quantity!
Can I cancel my membership any time?
Yes, you can. (I would be sad to see you go- but there is no contract or minimum membership.) You can, of course rejoin at the next enrolment.
How long is the course?
The course is ongoing and new material is added every week, so you can stay in the academy as long or as short as you wish. The fundamentals of the style and the first form are taught in the first 6 months of the academy, after that, more advanced material is introduced.
Can I join after the course begins?
Unfortunately, no. The only way I can teach a group to my best standard is to limit the enrolments- this is not like buying a video, it is enrolling at my school. I want to commit to teaching you, and being there for you.
If you put your name and email in the box, you can start in our next enrolment- we will email you when the registration is next open: