Tricky Question

I have been doing Qigong for some years. Lately I've been questioning my teachers ethics. Is it possible to be a good Qi gong-teacher and claim to be a master when he sleep around with many of his students. He has done a lot of good things to me and many others, but I have a problem accepting a master having sex with everyone. I thought it was important to have a pure heart and mind. Or am I just old fashioned M. D. Email Dear M With regards to you teacher sleeping with all of his students. In...

Matter of Trust

Trust is a very valuable thing, but like many things that are worth something, it is very hard to come by. Once it has been lost, it can be very difficult to get back. So in which ever walk of life you are in it is wise to look after it. I grew up on a small mid-western farm in the middle of America. For most of my childhood, we raised about a dozen cattle to take to market in the autumn so their stay on our farm, indeed on earth, was a short one. Knowing this, we children never attempted to...

Neale Svenson New Zealand

About eight years ago walking through the streets of London I came across a board advertising a Qigong demonstration by Sifu Michael Tse. The demonstration totally captivated me and knew I had to learn Qigong. This for me was the missing link in my training. Having studied martial arts as a youth, and later training in Chinese medicine, and running my own clinic for overfifteen years Qigong forme brought everything together, it transformed me in many ways, I cannot speak highly enough what it...

Peter Walfisz Barnet

Peter Walfisz

When yourSifu and seniors tell you to start teaching your own class - you had better start to teach your own class Actually, I felt very flattered and honoured when I was asked. I have been studying Qigong for seven years and Wing Chun for over six, and still feel that I have only started to scratch the surface of these incredible arts. After assisting the teaching of the central London class for the last couple of years it seems like a natural progression to start up my own class. In actual...

Comfort and Quiet Lying Down Qigong

Acupressure Point Zhongwan

Opening Points Lying Down Position i. Lie on your back and put your hands on your stomach. Let the middle fingers of both hands touch one another at the Shangwan points and the ring fingers touch at the Zhongwan points. Cross your legs as in the last exercises. Fig 5-6. This exercise is good for those who suffer from stomach aches. ii. This is the same lying position, only the left leg folded under the right. This time rest your hands just below your ribs. The left side is for the spleen and...

Swimming Dragon Gong

Body Sitting Crossed Legged

Sword Fingers Point to Four Directions a. Continuing on from the last movement. Turn, 45 degrees to the left so you have now turned 90 degrees from the original forward facing position so you are facing to the left. As your turn open your arms out keeping both sword fingers. b. Step forwards with the left foot and circle both sword fingers to the waist. c. Lift up both hands and extend them forwards, so the finger swords point up to the sky and the Hegu points connect with the Taiyang...

Group Practice

Recently my friend and I were practising Qigong together, and during the meditation stage of the session we both faced each other and noticed a distinct difference in the energy flow. This experience sparked a conversation about possible benefits and or dangers of doing Qigong as a group activity. I am very aware of a definite spiritual element to Qigong and realise that by practising it I'm not only benefiting my own personal health physically and mentally but also I am benefiting my...

Pushing Hands

Chinese Food Remedy

The first push hands form that you learn in Chen Taijiquan is a single handed static form. The first thing that you do is to establish the distance. To do this you begin by standing with your feet together facing your opponent. You both extend your right hands to arms length and place the hands together either knuckle to knuckle or palm to palm. This is just a formalised beginning to help beginners to gradually get to know the natural range of Chen push hands. Once you have established the...

Master Wu Baolin

Ming Dynasty Royal Family Faces

If you are interested in Daoism and go to the capitol of China, Beijing, there is one place that you must go to visit. This is the famous White Cloud Temple. This temple is very old with 1000 years of history. Many famous Daoist monks have studied there. One famous monk was named QuiChuJi. He is one of the Seven Masters. In the Yuan Dynasty he had visited to ask to learn the long life method. Qui Chu Ji has been mentioned in many Chinese novels. Qui Chu Ji is the founder of the Dragon Gate...