Duan Grading

REGULATIONS

EVALUATION ON INTERNATIONAL HEALTH QIGONG DUAN

The Purpose of Duan Grading.
Rules are made for the purpose of carrying forward the traditional Chinese excellent culture, to meet the demands of the Health Qigong enthusiasts of various countries in the world, and to promote the Health Qigong International exchanges. It is a great opportunity for enthusiasts of all levels to ascertain the standard they have achieved.

Although not an endorsement to teaching status or standard, it is an important indication of the level of training the practitioner or teacher has attained. Therefore the Duan Grading is a vital element for enthusiasts who are planning to further their study of Health Qigong, or are looking to step up a level to a career in teaching Health Qigong.
 

Chapter I

General

Article 1

The REGULATIONS are drawn up to benefit the health Qigong enthusiasts from countries and regions in the world, scientifically evaluate the technical and theoretical level of health Qigong practitioners, standardize health Qigong technical and theoretical system, strengthen health Qigong standardization construction as well as promote health Qigong international exchanges.

Article 2

People abroad practicing the health Qigong may apply for an International Health Qigong Duan.

Article 3

People applying for a Health Qigong Duan would be keen on and love to practice the health Qigong in a civilized manner, build up physical conditions scientifically and attend to cultivating merits and virtues and good moral character.

Article 4

The International Health Qigong Duans are classified into categories as Pre-Duans, Duan grades and Honorary Duans:

Pre-Duans: level 1, level 2 and level 3.

Junior Duans: Duan 1, Duan 2 and Duan 3. 

Intermediate Duans: Duan 4, Duan 5 and Duan 6.

Senior Duans: Duan 7, Duan 8 and Duan 9.

Honorary Intermediate Duans: Duan 4, Duan 5 and Duan 6.

Honorary Senior Duans: Duan 7, Duan 8 and Duan 9.

Article 5

Granting procedures apply the International Health Qigong Duan applications. The IHQF authorizes its rights and directs the member organizations who are conferred IHQF’s Entrust Agreement to carry out exams and assessment on Duan application. The entrusted organization transferring the rights to a third party must be agreed by IHQF prior to doing so. Following rights limits shall be respected.

The IHQF member organizations may approve and grant the Pre-Duan levels and the Junior Duan grades.

The IHQF approves and grants the Intermediate Duan, Senior Duan and Honorary Duan.

The Duan applicant may apply from the IHQF Technical Committee If the evaluation is not available in the country or region.

Article 6

The applicant applying for an International Health Qigong Duan under 7 (including Duan 7) is requested to take part in the examination run by the organization with corresponding examination and approval rights limits. Pre-Duan level and the Junior Duan examinations are carried out by the IHQF member organizations. Intermediate Duan examinations are jointly done by the IHQF and its member organizations. Senior Duan examinations are conducted by the IHQF only. 

The IHQF may authorize its rights to the units qualified to run Pre-Duan level and Junior Duan grades examinations.

Chapter II

Application

Article 7

The health Qigong Duan examinations are only on theory and exercising ways techniques while the health Qigong exercising ways promoted by the IHQF apply the technical exams.

(1) The hundred-mark system is recommended in closed-book theory exams.

(2) The exercising ways technical exams are classified into five categories: A, B, C, D and E by means of on-site scoring. The evaluation is done on < Regulations for Health Qigong Competitions> approved and published by the IHQF in 2014.

Standards categories:

Grade A: 9 points higher.

Grade B: 8 points higher.

Grade C: 7 points higher.

Grade D: 6 points higher.

Grade E: 6 points lower.

Article 8

The total scores are formed by the points deducted by judges Group A (movements standards), the points given by judges group B (performance level) and the points deducted by the head judge.  The attires of the Duan applicants are requested to tailor IHQF’s requirements, use the specified practice equipments and strictly respect the examination venue rules.

The whole process of Duan examinations shall be video-recorded of which the Duan application in writing, electronic data and exam video-recording shall be kept original for 3 years more. The IHQF Technical Committee is entitled to have a spot –check on the exams.

Article 9

The evaluation group for the exercising ways technical exams consists of 5 members who are instructed by the IHQF Technical Committee and conferred a diploma before carrying out their duties.

The Junior Duan evaluators are the referees granted health Qigong Duan 4 higher or the international Duan C.

The Intermediate Duan evaluators are the referees granted health Qigong Duan 7 higher or the international Duan B.

The Senior Duan evaluators are the referees granted health Qigong Duan 8 higher or the international Duan A.

Article 10

 Requirements for the applicants for the health Qigong Duans:

(1)  Pre-Duan level 1

A graduation diploma granted at the first set of health Qigong exercising ways instruction by the member organization.

(2)  Pre-Duan level 2

A graduation diploma granted at the second set of health Qigong exercising ways instruction by the member organization.

(3) Pre-Duan level 2

A graduation diploma granted at the third set of health Qigong exercising ways instruction by the member organization.

(4) Duan 1

Results ranked Grade C at the first set of exercising ways technical exam, or 3rd prize awarded at the first set of individual exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament, or 2nd prize awarded at the first set of exercising ways at the Continental Health Qigong Tournament or at the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

(5) Duan 2

1. Duan 1 diploma granted already a full year’s time.

2. Results ranked Grade B at the first set of exercising ways technical exam, or 2rd prize awarded at the first set of individual exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament, or 1st prize awarded at the first set of exercising ways at the Continental Health Qigong Tournament or at the National Tournament.

Results ranked Grade C at the second set of exercising ways technical exam, or 3rd prize awarded at the second set of individual exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament, or 2nd prize awarded at the second set of exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or at the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

 (6)  Duan 3

1. Duan 2 diploma granted already a full year’s time.

2. Results ranked Grade B at the two sets of exercising ways technical exam, or 2rd prize awarded at the two sets of individual exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament, or 1st prize awarded at the two sets of exercising ways at the Continental Health Qigong Tournament or at the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament

 Results ranked Grade C at the third set of exercising ways technical exam, or 3rd prize awarded at the third set of exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or 2nd prize awarded at the third set of exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or at the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

 (7) Duan 4

1. Duan 3 diploma granted already full two years’ time.

2. 60 points marks granted in the health Qigong Intermediate Duan theory exam.

3. Results ranked Grade A at the first set of exercising ways technical exam, or 1st prize awarded at the first set of exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

Results ranked Grade B at the two sets of exercising ways technical exam, or 2nd prize awarded at the two sets of individual exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or 1st prize awarded at the two sets of exercising ways at the Continental Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or at the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

 (8) Duan 5:

1. Duan 4 diploma granted already full two years’ time.  

2. 70 points marks granted at the health Qigong Intermediate Duan theory exam.

3. Results ranked Grade A at the two sets of exercising ways technical exam, or 1st prize awarded at the two sets of exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

Results ranked Grade B at the third set of exercising ways technical exam,or 2nd prize awarded of the two sets of individual exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament, or 1st prize awarded of the two sets of exercising ways at the Continental  Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament or at the National Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

 (9) Duan 6

1. Duan 5 diploma granted already full two years’ time. 

2. 80 points marks granted in the health Qigong Intermediate Duan theory exam.

3. Results ranked Grade A at the third set of exercising ways technical exam, or 1st prize awarded at the two sets of exercising ways at the International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament.

4. Some achievements already made in health Qigong academic research.

5. Some contributions already made to the health Qigong international popularization.

(10) Duan 7

1. Duan 6 diploma granted already full three years’ time. 

2. 60 points marks granted in the health Qigong Senior Duan theory exam.

3.With profound health Qigong theoretical foundation and keeping abreast of, in good time, the trend of health Qigong technical theory development.

4. Capable on independent instructions of more than 3 sets of health Qigong exercising ways, repeatedly appointed by the IHQF Technical Committee on missions to international health Qigong teaching courses or judging, displaying active attitude, judging fair and receiving good teaching effects.

5. In charge of 1 health Qigong research project completed; as the first author already published at least three health Qigong academic theses on periodicals (including "Health Qigong" magazine); or as the major author compiled in collaboration with others at least 1 health Qigong monograph or textbook. 

(11)  Duan 8

 1. Duan 7 diploma granted already full five years’ time. 

2. Higher-learned on health Qigong academic field, keeping abreast of, in good time, the trend of health Qigong scientific development and making remarkable contributions to the health Qigong theory and technical development.

3. Capable on instructions of more than 6 sets of health Qigong exercising ways, repeatedly appointed by the IHQF Technical Committee, on missions, to international health Qigong teaching courses or as chief judge at International Health Qigong Exchanges and Tournament and impressed with stronger impact in the international health Qigong circles.

4. In charge of more than 2 health Qigong research projects completed; as the first author already published at least 4 health Qigong academic theses on periodicals, or compiled more than 2 health Qigong monographs or textbooks. 

5. Remarkable contributions made already on promoting health Qigong international exchanges.

 (12) Duan 9

1. Duan 8 diploma granted already full seven years’ time.

2. Withvery high prestige and outstanding contributions already made to the international health Qigong circles.

 (13)A person having made outstanding contributions on promoting and popularizing the international health Qigong shall be awarded the corresponding Honorary Duan by the member organization unless approval of the IHQF.

Requirements are respected for the Honorary Duan grades:

Honorary Intermediate Duan: A social person, whose organization has more than 10,000 members, engaging in promoting and popularizing the international health Qigong for more than 5 years and having made remarkable contributions to the local health Qigong development and supported and participated in at least 3 health Qigong activities of the member organization.

Honorary Senior Duan: A social person, whose organization has more than 50,000 members, engaging in promoting and popularizing the international health Qigong for more than 10 years or an expert having made significant contributions to the international health Qigong scientific researches.

Chapter III

Granting

Article 11

Those passing the health Qigong Duan theory and exercising ways technical exams as well as their academic contribution materials and applying information verified and acknowledged by the evaluators formed from IHQF and the affiliated member organization shall be granted a corresponding health Qigong Duan grade.

Article 12

Requirements respected of the Evaluation Committee for International Health Qigong Duans:

(1) The IHQF appoints the Senior Duan Evaluation Committee consisting of 7 members of them 3 being Duan 8 higher.

(2) The IHQF appoints the Intermediate Duan Evaluation Committee consisting of 5 or 7 members of them 3 being Duan 7 higher.

 (3) The President of the member organization appoints the Junior Duan Evaluation Committee consisting of 5 or 7 members of them 3 being Duan 4 higher.

Article 13

Following the evaluation criteria on every Duan, the Evaluation Committee shall examine the application materials item-by-item and write the specific comments with their signatures. Later, the corresponding unit with limits of approving rights shall decide whether to agree or not.

Article 14

Requirements for applicants on submitting materials to the organization with limits of approving rights:

(1) An application in writing.

(2) An ID copy and recent full-faced two-inch photo.

(3) Duan diploma granted.

(4) Competition results certificate conferred.

(5) Examination diploma of the corresponding Duan.

(6) Academic and scientific research results as required on the corresponding Duan and the contribution materials on promoting and popularizing international health Qigong.

(7) Fees for examination and affirmation.

 

Chapter IV

Sanctions

Article 15

The REGULATIONS < EVALUATION ON INTERNATIONAL HEALTH QIGONG DUAN»is the common principles to implement the International Health Qigong Duan Evaluation. The IHQF may cancel the International Health Qigong Duan Evaluation approving rights of the member organization if the circumstances occur:

(1) Interfere in the normal affairs of the IHQF and its member organizations. 

(2) Cause serious harm to the reputation of the health Qigong and the IHQF.

(3) Unable to carry out the normal Duan evaluation due to internal contradictions.

(4) Violate the relevant rules of the Entrust Agreement and the evaluation.

(5) Transfer or assign the Entrust Agreement to others without the IHQF’s approval.

(6) Fail to stop timely the violating acts of its subordinate units.

Article 16

A practitioner who is already granted an International Health Qigong Duan and has committed any of the following acts shall be criticized or educated by the organization which examined and approved the Duan depending on the acts’ seriousness and asks him/her to correct the wrongs and furthermore revokes the Duan title if they are too serious.

(1) Use informal means to gain a Duan title.

(2) Defame the reputation of the health Qigong and the IHQF.

(3) Cause serious adverse effects when promoting and popularizing the international health Qigong.

Article 17

The organization or an individual who have signed the Agreement is entitled to explain per the sanction provisions prior to the sanctions given.

Chapter V

OTHER MATTERS

Article 18

Fees requirements of examination and affirmation for International Health Qigong level or Duan:

Junior Duan: Duan 1/ £40.00, Duan 2/£50.and Duan 3/£60.

Intermediate Duan: Duan 4/£80. Duan 5/£100. and Duan 6/£120.

Senior Duan: Duan 7/£200., Duan 8/£300. and Duan 8./£400.

Article 19

Having verified, the IHQF may approve an exceptional promotion to an individual if he or she has made outstanding contributions to local health Qigong development.

Article 20

An individual already granted an International Health Qigong Duan may possibly be an evaluator for the International Health Qigong Duan examinations or given the priorities to take part in the various health Qigong competitions, instructions and etc. organized by IHQF and apply for the grades of the International Health Qigong referee and coach.

An individual already granted Duan 5 or higher is qualified and entitled to give lectures at the IHQF-designated instruction institutions.

Article 21

The application in writing, diploma, emblem and attire for the International Health Qigong Duan evaluation shall be made only by the Chinese Health Qigong Association. The member organizations are requested to purchase the diploma and emblem from the IHQF before issuing while the Duan attire are purchased optionally by the Duan applicants.

Article 22

The Regulations are subject to the interpretation of the IHQF.

Article 23

The Regulations shall come into force on the date of being made public.

 

Information Issued by Chinese Health Qigong Association 2007

 

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