Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) - literally "cultivating vital energy". An ancient Chinese internal art combining movement or postures with breath and mind-intention to balance and enhance one's vital life energy, improve health, prevent illness, and strengthen the body. These methods are still considered an integral part of modern Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine.
Dr. Zhu Hui doing Wuji Gong
There are three basic categories of Qigong:
An Mo - self massage such as the Ten Secrets for a Healthy Long Life
Jing Gong - static postures and meditations
Dong Gong - dynamic or moving forms, such as Wuji Gong or Taiji
Qigong (medical and wushu) including the Ten Secrets for a Healthy Long Life.
Taijiquan 13 Style - Original Tai Chi form attributed to Zhang San-Feng
Wuji Primordial) Qigong - Dr.John learned this form in 1998 from Michael Winn, founder and president of the Healing Tao University. Michael in turned learned this very ancient and powerful form from Dr. Zhu Hui who was selected to carry on the tradition by Li Tong, a Taoist master from Wudang Mountain. For more information on this amazing qigong form, please see the "Links" page.
Shen Gong - Very rare but powerful Jing Gong style
Weekly classes are temporarily on hiatus. When they resume, information will be posted on this website.
Dr. John also teaches Qigong and Tai Chi for the Jewish Family and Children's Service - Cancer Support (formerly the Center for Building Hope). Classes are Friday mornings at 10:00 AM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Avenue West, Bradenton.
"The face of exercise is changing in America. Instead of relentlessly pursuing a sculptured physique, people are chasing longevity, stress reduction, and improved health through mind-body practices like qigong. The realm of working out has shifted from people just wanting to build bulk and lean, toned muscles to them understanding that the inner health of the body is just as important as the outer health." New York Times April 5, 2007