Rules for the Implementation of Conversion
To the International Health Qigong Duan System
Article 1 Based on the International Duan System, these Rules (hereinafter referred to as the "Duan Conversion Rules") have been formulated on the basis of the International Health Qigong Duan System (hereinafter referred to as the "International Duan System") to ensure the latter's successful implementation through effective evaluation for the conversion phase of the International Duan System.
Article 2 The International Health Qigong Federation (hereinafter referred to as "IHQF") hereby authorizes the Chinese Health Qigong Association to carry out the Duan conversion examination and evaluation.
Article 3 Applicants for the Duan conversion shall be divided into three categories:
A. Category One:
Health Qigong practitioners who have been granted Health Qigong External Duan Technical Level (s) and / or Honorary Duan Level (s).
B. Category Two:
Health Qigong professionals who have been granted Chinese Health Qigong Duan Level (s).
C. Category Three:
All Health Qigong practitioners and professionals.
Article 4 Those in categories one and two may, of his/her own volition, apply for Duan conversion. An applicant is required to visit, through his/her member organization, IHQF's official website (www.ihqfo.org) to submit a Duan application form and a copy of his/her original Duan certificate before the deadline. The applicant shall be given the same level in the International Duan System when judged qualified after the review.
Article 5 Those in Category Three may apply for any of the Technical Duan Levels and Honorary Duan Levels of the International Duan System if they submit application materials according to the regulations. Applicants for Technical Duan Levels are required to take the technical routine and theoretical examinations organized by the Chinese Health Qigong Association and shall visit, through his/her member organization, IHQF's official website (www.ihqfo.org) to submit his/her Duan conversion application and the related application materials required for the Duan conversion one month prior to the start of the examination.
Article 6 The Chinese Health Qigong Association shall conduct Duan conversion examinations during the following events:
A. The 2nd Chinese International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament in August, 2016;
B. The 7th World Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament (venue to be determined) in August, 2017;
C. The 3rd Chinese International Health Qigong Exchange and Tournament in August, 2018.
Article 7 The Duan conversion technical routine examination shall cover the Health Qigong created, compiled and promoted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association. The music without oral command for routines that has been chosen after review by the Chinese Health Qigong shall be invariably played. The provisions of the Competition Rules examined and approved by the Chinese Health Qigong Association constitute the scoring criteria applied at the examination. Written questions for the theoretical examination shall be prepared by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.
Article 8 Candidates for the Duan conversion examinations are requested to wear attire that is in conformity with the provisions of the International Duan System and its Rules for Implementation, use the practice apparatus so designated and strictly comply with all rules of the examination site.
Article 9 The work related to Duan conversion shall start from 1st August, 2016 till 31st December, 2018. After the conclusion of the Duan conversion process, the International Health Qigong Duan Certificate shall be the sole Duan certificate recognized by IHQF.
Article 10 The present Rules, subject to interpretation by the International Health Qigong Federation, shall come into effect as of 1st August, 2016 and shall be annulled upon conclusion of the Duan conversion process.