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Ai Da

Means "Beating Endurance." An external iron shirt training method.

Ba Duan Jin A/fcii

Eight Pieces of Brocade. A Wai Dan Qigong practice said to have been created by Marshal Yue Fei during the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.).

The eight methods of the internal martial style Liu He Ba Fa. Bai Bi 1?

Swinging Arms. A simple Qigong exercise popularly practiced in China. Bai He

Means "White Crane." A southern Chinese martial arts style. Bao Pu Zi -tMh^

A well known Qigong and Chinese medical book written by Ge Hong during the Jin dynasty in the 3rd century A.D.

A Qigong and medical book that describes moving and stationary Qigong practices. It was written by Cao, Yuan-Bai during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.).

Bagua (Ba Kua)

Literally, "Eight Divinations." Also called the Eight Trigrams. In Chinese philosophy, the eight basic variations; shown in the Yi Jing as groups of single and broken lines.

Literally. "Hundred Meetings." An important acupuncture cavity located on the top of the head. The Baihui cavity is on the Governing Vessel.

Baoluo &

Pericardium. One of the twelve primary Qi channels in Chinese medicine.

Beng W!

Expand.

Bi Gang tfi fa

Close the anus.

Bi Qi Pfi ft

Seal the breath. A Qin Na technique used to prevent an opponent from taking air into the lungs.

Nose.

Bian Que W

A well known physician who wrote the book, Nan Jing (Classic on Disorders) sometime between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.).

Bian Shi

Stone probes. Used to press acupuncture cavities for healing before metal needles were available.

Biliang

Nose bridge. The upper section of the nose between the eyes.

Chadili *J

The last name of Da Mo, also known as Bodhidarma.

A well known physician and Qigong master who wrote a book called Bao Shen Mi Yao (The Secret Important Document of Body Protection) during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.). It describes moving and stationary Qigong practices.

A Chinese school of Mahayana Buddhism which asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation, self-contemplation and intuition, rather than through study of scripture. Chan is called Zen in Japan.

Changquan (Chang Chuan) &

Means "Long Range Fist." Changquan includes all northern Chinese long range martial styles. Changquan has also been used to refer to Taijiquan.

Chao, Yuan-Fang ife^L^

A well known physician and Qigong master who lived between the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907 A.D.). Chao, Yuan-Fang compiled theZhu Bing Yuan Hou Lun (Thesis on the Origins and Symptoms of Various Diseases), which is a veritable encyclopedia of Qigong methods, listing 260 different ways of increasing the Qi flow.

The reputed creator of the internal martial art Liu He Ba Fa, during the Song dynasty (960-1280 A.D. ) on Hua Shan (Mt. Hua).

Chen, Chang-Xing ft h &

The fourteenth generation master of Chen Style Taijiquan, who taught the art to Yang, Lu-Shan.

A well known physician and Qigong master who wrote the book, Yang Shen Fu Yu (Brief Introduction to Nourishing the Body) during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.). The book describes the three treasures: Jing (essence), Qi (internal energy), and Shen (spirit).

Cheng, Gin-Gsao f ift

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's White Crane master.

To fill the Qi.

To blow.

Chun Qiu Zhan Guo ^^RS

Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods (722-222 B.C.).

The Indian Buddhist monk who is credited with creating the Yi Jin Jing and Xi Sui Jing while at the Shaolin monastery. His last name was Chadili and he was also known as Bodhidarma. He was once the prince of a small tribe in southern India.

Da Mo Wai Dan it fc fr

The Wai Dan (External Elixir) Qigong created by Da Mo.

Da Qiao & ift

Building the Bridge. It means to touch your tongue on the roof of the mouth. Da Sheng k &

Mahayana, the Great Vehicle, which includes Tibetan Buddhism and Chan or Zen Buddhism, which is very well known to the West.

Literally, "Grand Cycle Heaven." Usually called Grand Circulation. After a Nei Dan Qigong practitioner completes Small Circulation, he or she will circulate Qi throughout the entire body or exchange Qi with nature.

Literally, "Field of Elixir." Locations in the body which are able to store and generate Qi (elixir) in the body. The Upper, Middle, and Lower Dan Tian are located respectively between the eyebrows, at the solar plexus, and a few inches below the navel.

The "Way," by implication the "Natural Way."

Dao De Jing

Morality Classic. Written by Lao Zi.

Di Li

Geomancy.

Di Li Shi J&ffiif

Di Li means "Geomancy" and Shi means "Teacher." Therefore Di Li Shi is a teacher or master who analyzes geographic locations according to the formulas in the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) and the energy distributions in the earth. Also called Feng Shui Shi.

Dian means "To point and exert pressure" and Xue means "Cavities." Dian Xue refers to those Qin Na techniques which specialize in attacking acupuncture cavities to immobilize or kill an opponent.

Dian Xue massage S

A Chinese massage technique in which the acupuncture cavities are stimulated through pressing. Dian Xue massage is also called acupressure and is the root of Japanese Shiatsu.

Dong Chu fc

Literally "Moving Touch." Refers to the unusual, automatic movements or sensations sometimes experienced during Qigong practice. Also called Chu Gan.

A well known Chinese internal martial artist who is credited with the creation of Baguazhang in the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.).

Du Mai fe

Usually translated "Governing Vessel." One of the eight extraordinary vessels. Duan Mai Br

Duan means "To break" and Mai means "Blood vessel." Duan Mai means to seal or to break the blood vessel.

Duqi Hi Iff The navel.

Emei

A mountain in Sichuan Province, China.

Reverse Breathing. Also commonly called "Daoist Breathing."

Fan Tong Hu Xi

Back to Childhood Breathing. Breath training in Nei Dan Qigong through which the practitioner tries to regain control of the muscles in the lower abdomen. Also called "Abdominal Breathing."

Fo Shan flf> di

Buddha mountain. A mountain in Canton Province, China.

Skin Breathing.

A famous physician and Qigong master who wrote the book, Bao Pu Zi during the Jin dynasty in the 3rd century A.D.

Ge Zhi Yu Lun

The Chinese name of the book A Further Thesis of Complete Study. This book is a medical and Qigong thesis written by Zhu, Dan-Xi at some time during the Chinese Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

Gong (Kung) iil

Energy or hard work.

Arc Hands. Also known as "Universal Post." It is a standing meditation form of Qigong training, in which Qi is built up in the shoulders and then circulated to the limbs and internal organs.

Guang Xiao Temple t

A tempte located in Canton Province, China.

Gongfu (Kung Fu) Ji A

Means "Energy-Time." Anything that takes time and energy to learn or to accomplish is called Gongfu.

The sound that helps to relieve fevers. Haidi

Bottom of the Sea. The place between the scrotum or vagina and the anus.

Han's Book of Arts and Scholarship. A book written during the Qin and Han dynasties (255 B.C. to 220 A.D. ).

Han dynasty

A Chinese martial artist, especially well known in Taiwan in the last forty years. Master Han is also Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's Long Fist grand master.

One of the six healing sounds. He is used to regulate the Qi imbalance of the heart.

Hebei ft it

A province in China.

The sound used to increase a person's working strength.

The province in China where the Shaolin temple is located.

Hu "f

One of the six healing sounds. Hu is used to regulate the imbalance of Qi in spleen.

Tiger Step Gong. A style of Qigong training.

Hua Shan di

Hua mountain. Located in Hua Yin county, Shanxi Province.

A well known physician from the Chinese Jin dynasty in the 3rd century A.D.

To return.

Huang Di *

The Yellow Emperor (2690-2590 B.C.).

Huang, Ting-Shan 14 ^

A Daoist who wrote the book Tai Shang Yu Zhou Zhen Jing.

Hubei Province it

A province in China.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to the Conception Vessel.

Huo K

Fire.

Huo Long Gong Jill

Fire Dragon Gong. A style of Qigong training created by Taiyang martial stylists.

The Furnace. In Daoist Qigong practice it means the Dan Tian.

A martial artist who claimed to have obtained a book, Quan Jing or Fist Fighting Classic, written by Yue Fei when he visited a hermit on Zhong Nan Mountain at the end of the Ming dynasty (1644 A.D.).

Jiaji Afr

Literally, "Squeezing Spine." A location on the upper spine. This place is called Lingtai in acupuncture.

Jian Jue M ik

Literally. "Secret Sword." A special hand form for Qigong or sword practice. Jiangtai W &

A cavity on the upper back area. Jiangtai is the name used in Chinese martial arts. It is called Yingchuang (S-16) in acupuncture.

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Beggar Gong. A style of Qigong training.

Literally, "Golden-Elixir." It means the Qi in the body.

Metal. One of the five elements in Chinese medicine. Jin &

Jin dynasty t

A Chinese dynasty in the third century A.D.

Jin Kui Yao Lue

A Chinese book called Prescriptions from the Golden Chamber, which discusses the use of breathing and acupuncture to maintain good Qi flow. This book was written by Zhang, Zhong-Jing between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.).

Literally, "Golden Bell Cover." A higher level of Iron Shirt training.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's White Crane grand master.

Channels. Sometimes translated as "Meridians." Refers to the twelve organ-relat-ed "rivers" in which Qi circulates throughout the body.

Jing Luo Lun

Theory of Qi Channels and Branches.

Jiuwei (Co-15)

An acupuncture point in Chinese medicine which belongs to the Conception Vessel. This location is called Xinkan in Chinese marital arts.

Jueyin Vkfi

Exhausted Yin.

Jun Qing f di

A Daoist and Chinese doctor from the Jin dynasty (265-420 A.D.). Jun Qing is credited as the creator of the Five Animal Sports Qigong practice.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's first Taijiquan master.

Knocking the teeth. A Qigong practice from the Eight Pieces of Brocade.

Expanding Qi. The technique of skin breathing.

Secret Library of the Orchid Room. A Chinese medical and Qigong book written by Li Guo at some time during the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

Lao Zi

The creator of Daoism, also called Li Er. Laogong fP-8)

The name of a cavity on the Pericardium Channel in the center of the palm. Le Vi

Reserve. One of the eight methods in Liu He Ba Fa. Li Bai £ ¿J

One of the most famous poets in China (701-762 A.D.) who lived during the Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.).

Li Er

The nickname of Lao Zi. The creator of scholarly Daoism. Li Guo ££

A well known Chinese physician and Qigong master who wrote the book, Lan Shi Mi Cang (Secret Library of the Orchid Room) some time during Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's Long Fist master.

Author of the book The Verifications of the Strange Channels and the Eight Vessels, which discusses the relationship of Qigong with the channels.

Lian means "To train, to strengthen and to refine." It is a Daoist training process through which the Qi grows stronger and more abundant.

Liang dynasty &

A dynasty in Chinese history (502-557 A.D.)

Liang Wu emperor ife A "fr

Emperor of the Liang dynasty.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to the Governing Vessel.

Liu He

The six combinations or harmonizations of Liu He Ba Fa.

Literally, "Six Combinations Eight Methods." A Chinese internal martial art, its techniques are combined from Taijiquan, Xingyi and Baguazhang. This internal martial art was reportedly created by Chen Bo during the Song dynasty (960-1279 A.D.).

Long Quan ill &

Dragon Spring.

A poet of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1280 A.D. ). Luo &

The small Qi channels which branch out from the primary Qi channels and are connected to the skin and to the bone marrow.

Mai flfc

Means "Vessel" or "Qi Channel." Meixin I

Literally, "Eyebrow Center." The place between the eyebrows.

Mian

Soft.

Mian Quan 4-

Literally, "Soft Fist." Another name for Taijiquan.

Ming dynasty 93 iv1

A Chinese dynasty from 1368 to 1644 A.D.

Ming Tian Gu k tl

Beating the heaven drum. A Qigong practice from the Eight Pieces of Brocade.

Wood. One of the five elements.

A book written by the Daoist philosopher Zhuang Zi around 300 B.C. This book describes the relationship between health and breathing.

Classic on Disorders. A medical book written by the famous physician Bian Que between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.). Nan Jing describes methods of using the breathing to increase Qi circulation.

Brain's household. One of the acupuncture cavities belonging to the Governing Vessel.

Nei Dan fl ft

Literally, "Internal Elixir." A form of Qigong in which Qi (the elixir) is built up in the body and spread out to the limbs.

Nei Gong rt

Means "Internal Gongfu" which implies Qigong practice.

Nei Gong Tu Shuo ft till8 it

Illustrated Explanation of Nei Gong. A Qigong book written by Wang, Zu-Yuan during the Qing dynasty. This book presents the Twelve Pieces of Brocade and explains the idea of combining both moving and stationary Qigong.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to the Pericardium primary Qi channel.

Inner Classic. A Chinese medical book written during the reign of the Yellow Emperor (2690-2590 B.C.).

Nei Shi Gongfu ^ tiLtil k

Nei Shi means "To look internally," so Nei Shi Gongfu refers to the art of looking inside yourself to read the state of your health and the condition of your Qi.

Northern Wei it tt

One of China's dynasties (386-420 A.D.).

Bunch Beating. A training method from Iron Shirt that uses a bamboo bunch to strike the skin.

The general definition of Qi is: universal energy, including heat, light, and electromagnetic energy. A narrower definition of Qi refers to the energy circulating in human or animal bodies. A current popular model is that the Qi circulating in the human body is bioelectric in nature.

Qi Guan Da 8 t 4T

Organ Striking. A category of attack in Chinese martial arts that aims directly for the internal organs.

Qi Hua Lun SUtiii

Qi Variation Thesis. An ancient treatise which discusses the variations of Qi in the universe.

To start the fire. In Qigong practice, when you start to build up Qi at the Lower Dan Tian.

Qi Jing Ba Mai

Literally, "Strange (Odd) Channels Eight Vessels." Usually referred to as the eight extraordinary vessels or simply as the vessels. Called odd or strange because they are not well understood and some of them do not exist in pairs.

Deep Study of the Extraordinary Eight Vessels, written by Li, Shi-Zhen.

Thousand Gold Prescriptions. A book written by Sun, Si-Miao that describes a method of guiding Qi, introduces the use of the six sounds and their relationship with the internal organs, and also introduces a collection of massage techniques called Lao Zi's Forty-nine Massage Techniques.

Qie Zhen tity

Palpation. One of the diagnostic techniques used in Chinese medicine.

Gong means "Gongfu" (literally "Energy-Time"). Therefore, Qigong means study, research, and/or practices related to Qi.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to the Conception Vessel.

Qin dynasty l-ii

A Chinese dynasty from 255-206 B.C.

Literally means "Grab Control." A component of Chinese martial arts that emphasizes grabbing techniques to control an opponent's joints, in conjunction with attacking certain acupuncture cavities.

Qing dynasty ifr $

The last Chinese dynasty (1644-1912 A.D.).

Quan Jing &

Means "Fist Classic."

Means "To endure." The Japanese name of Chan.

Conception Vessel. One of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

Literally, "Human Relations." Refers to human events, activities and relationships,

A Song emperor who ruled from 1023-1064 A.D.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to the Governing Vessel.

Ru Men Shi Shi ft ri&f

The Confucian Point of View. A book written by Zhang, Zi-He during the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

Literally, "Energy Dispersion." A state of premature degeneration of the muscles where the Qi cannot effectively energize them. It can be caused by over-training.

San Guan i IU

Three Gates. The three key gates through which the Qi must pass in Small Circulation meditation.

The three conveyances of Buddhism.

Triple Burner. One of the twelve organs in Chinese medicine.

A classic Buddhist text.

Shang Ceng Qi -t Ht H

Upper Level Breathing. It means breathing through the lungs.

Shang dynasty $ -W

A dynasty in Chinese history from 1766-1154 B.C.

The upper back.

Shanxi Province JjS^ A province in China.

A peak of Song Mountain, located in Deng Feng Xian of Henan Province.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to heart primary Qi channel.

Literally "Young Woods." The name of the Shaolin Temple.

A monastery located in Henan Province, China. The Shaolin Temple is well known because of its martial arts training.

Shaolin Five Animal Fists. These five animals include the tiger, the leopard, the dragon, the snake, and the crane.

Shaoyang '}" ft

Lesser Yang.

Lesser Yin.

Shen it

Spirit. According to Chinese Qigong, the Shen resides at the Upper Dan Tian (the third eye).

Shen, Cun-Zhong it 4 t

One of two authors of the book, Su Shen Lian Fang (Good Prescriptions of Su and Shen) The other author is Su, Dong-Po.

An acupuncture cavity belonging to the Conception Vessel.

Twelve Pieces of Brocade. A Qigong set created by Marshal Fei during the Chinese Southern Song dynasty. Later, it was simplified into Ba Duan Jin or Eight Pieces of Brocade.

Twelve Postures. A Qigong practice created during the Chinese Qing dynasty.

Historical Record. A book written in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-221 B.C.).

Thirteen Postures. An alternative name of Taijiquan.

Shou Jue Yin Xin Bao Luo Jing -f JRffc &&&

Arm Absolute Yin Pericardium Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Shou Shao Yang San Jiao Jing j-

Arm Lesser Yang Triple Burner Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Shou Shao Yin Xin Jing f M

Arm Lesser Yin Heart Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Arm Greater Yang Small Intestine Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Shou Tai Yin Fei Jing it

Arm Greater Yin Lung Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Arm Yang Brightness Large Intestine Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Shui

Water.

Four Gates Breathing. A Qigong breathing technique in which the Qi is led to exit or enter the four gates in the center of palms and soles.

One of the six healing sounds which regulates the imbalance of Qi in the lungs. Si %

The sound that is used to help keep warm, in combination with keeping the limbs close to the body and breathing deeply.

A province in western China.

Song dynasty

A dynasty in Chinese history (960-1279 A.D.).

Song Gang & I1

Relax the Anus. One of the tricks used to release Qi outside of the body, in coordination with the breathing.

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A mountain located in Deng Feng Xian of Henan Province, where the Shaolin Temple is located.

Southern Song dynasty £

After the Song was conquered by the Jin race from Mongolia, the Song people moved to the south and established another country, called Southern Song (1127-1280 A.D.).

One of the most famous poets of the Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.). Su, Dong-Po was the co-author with Shen, Cun-Zhong of Su Shen Lian Fang (Good Prescriptions of Su and Shen ).

The name of a medical book. The complete name of the book is called Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen (The Yellow Emperor's Classic). This book was written by Ling Shu during the Chinese Han dynasty (circa 100-300 B.C.).

Suan Ming Shi

Literally, "Calculate Life Teacher." A fortune teller who can calculate your future and destiny.

Sui dynasty PS

A dynasty in China from 581-618 A.D.

Suliao (Gv-25) tn

An acupuncture cavity on the Governing Vessel.

A well known Chinese physician and Qigong master who wrote the book. Qian Jin Fang (Thousand Gold Prescriptions) between the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907 A.D.).

A Daoist classic which records the six healing sounds.

Classic of Harmonized Embryonic Breathing. An important text about embryo breathing in Nei Dan practice.

Means "Grand Ultimate." It is this force which generates two poles, Yin and Yang.

Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) k &

A Chinese internal martial style based on the theory of Taiji (Grand Ultimate).

The capital city of Taiwan.

Taiwan & ft

An island to the south-east of mainland China. Also known as Formosa.

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A well known university in northern Taiwan.

Taiyang k t9i

Extreme Yang. A very strong and young Yang state.

Taiyang martial stylists k ffj%

A school of Chinese martial arts that practices Huo Long Gong (Fire Dragon Gong) Qigong training.

Taiyin kfe

Extreme Yin. A very strong and young Yin state.

Taizuquan kte 4-

A style of Chinese external martial arts.

Tang dynasty f il

A dynasty in Chinese history from 618-907 A.D.

Tamkang & it

A university in Taiwan.

Tamkang College Guoshu Club 8L&-B #r it

A Chinese martial arts club founded by Dr. Yang when he was studying at Tamkang College.

Tao, Hong-Jing

A well known physician and Qigong master who compiled the book, Yang Shen Yan Ming Lu (Records of Nourishing the Body and Extending Life) between 420 to 581 A.D.

Lift.

Body Breathing. Also called Skin Breathing. Tlan Chi k &

Heaven's Pond. The place under the tongue that generates saliva during meditation.

Heaven Platform Style. A Qigong style.

Tian Shi kti

Heavenly Timing. The repeated natural cycles generated by the heavens such as: seasons, months, days and hours.

Tianlinggai kti

Heaven Spiritual Cover. A location on the crown of the head.

An acupuncture cavity on the small intestine primary Qi channel.

Tie Ban Qiao ilfeii

Literally, "Iron Board Bridge." Martial arts strength and endurance training for the torso.

Tie Bu Shan V

Iron Shirt. Gongfu training which toughens the body externally and internally.

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Literally, "Iron Sand Palm." Special martial arts conditioning for the palms.

The Child Worships the Buddha. A Qigong posture.

Earth.

Means "To Push and Grab." A category of Chinese massage for healing and injury treatment.

Holding up the Sky. A Qigong posture.

Wai Dan fl-

Literally "External Elixir." External Qigong exercises in which a practitioner builds up the Qi in the limbs and then leads it to the center of the body for nourishment.

Wai Tai Mi Yao 6

The Extra Important Secret. A Chinese medical book written by Wang Tao between the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907 A.D.). This book discusses the use of breathing and herbal therapies for disorders of Qi circulation.

Wai Xiang %

External appearance.

External Appearance Dissection or Analysis. A way to understand the human body by dissection or by acting physically on the body and observing the results, as in modern laboratory experiments.

Wang Tao i A

A well known Chinese physician and Qigong master who wrote the book Wai Tai Mi Yao (The Extra Important Secret) between the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907 A.D.).

Wang Zhen *L fy

Looking. A diagnostic technique used in Chinese medicine.

Wang, Fan-An iiJl^

A well known Chinese physician who wrote the book Yi Fan Ji Jie (The Total Introduction to Medical Prescriptions) during the Qing dynasty.

A well known Chinese physician who wrote the book, Tong Ren Yu Xue Zhen Jiu Tu (Illustration of the Brass Man Acupuncture and Moxibustion) during the Song dynasty.

Wang, Zu-Yuan

A well known Chinese physician who wrote the book. Nei Gong Tu Shuo (Illustrated Explanation of Nei Gong) during the Qing dynasty.

Wanmai feJ^

The martial arts name of a cavity on the inner side of the forearm near the wrist. It is called Neiguan (P-6) in acupuncture.

Wei, Bo-Yang KMG ft

A well known physician who wrote the book, Zhou Yi Can Tong Qi (A Comparative Study of the Zhou (dynasty) Book of Changes) between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.).

Weilu H M

Tailbone.

A county located in Hebei Province.

Wen Zhen M

Asking. A diagnostic technique used in Chinese medicine.

Wen Zhen M it

Listening and Smelling. Two of the diagnostic techniques used in Chinese medicine.

Western Jin dynasty & f

A dynasty in Chinese history (265-317 A.D.).

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Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's friend.

Wu Qin Shi

Five Animal Sports. A set of medical Qigong exercises created by Jun Qing during the Chinese Jin dynasty (265^20 A.D.).

Five Animal Fists. The five animals are the tiger, the leopard, the dragon, the snake, and the crane.

The creator of Wu Style Taijiquan.

Father of Wu, Jian-Quan.

Wudang Mountain ^ t

A mountain in Fubei Province, China.

Wushu

Literally, "Martial Techniques." A common name for the Chinese martial arts. Many other terms are used, including: Wuyi (martial arts), Wugong (martial Gongfu), Guoshu (national techniques), and Gongfu (energy-time). Because Wushu has been modified in mainland China over the past forty years into gymnastic martial performance, many traditional Chinese martial artist have given up this name in order to avoid confusing modern Wushu with traditional Wushu. Recently, mainland China has attempted to bring modern Wushu back toward its traditional training and practice.

One of the six healing sounds. It regulates the imbalance of Qi in the Triple Burner.

Xi Sui Jing

Literally, Washing Marrow/Brain Classic, usually translated Marrow/Brain Washing Classic. A Qigong practice that specializes in leading Qi to the bone marrow to cleanse it, or to the brain to nourish the spirit for enlightenment. It is believed that Xi Sui Jing training is the key to longevity and spiritual enlightenment.

Lower Level Qi. It implies the Qi or bioelectricity which can be accumulated at the lower Dan Tian through correct breathing techniques.

Lower Dan Tian. Located in the lower abdomen, it is believed to be the residence of water Qi (Original Qi).

Xia Yin T Fi

Groin.

Xiao Ang & ff

Governor of Canton during the Chinese Liang dynasty.

Hinayana, the Lesser Conveyance, which is generally practiced by ascetic monks and aims for the personal achievement of enlightenment.

A Buddhist classic which records the six healing sounds.

Literally, "Small Heavenly Cycle." Also called "Small Circulation". A Qigong practice in which the mind leads the Qi through the Conception and Governing

Vessels.

Xie Qi W ft

Evil Qi.

Xing V

Shape.

Xing Gong ft

Gongfu of transporting the Qi.

Xing Qi ft ft

Circulating or transporting the Qi.

Xingyi V &

Shape-Mind. An abbreviation of Xingyiquan.

Xingyiquan (Hsing Yi Chuan)

Literally, "Shape-Mind Fist." An internal style of Gongfu in which the mind or thinking determines the shape or movement of the body. Marshal Yue Fei is credited with the creation of the style.

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Sternum. Xinkan is the martial name of the sternum. It is called Jiuwei (Co-15) in acupuncture.

Xinzhu Xian ft Vs &

Birthplace of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in Taiwan.

Cultivate the Qi. "Cultivate" implies to protect, maintain and refine. A Buddhist Qigong training.

The sound "Xu" is believed to help stop bleeding and calm the liver. The relaxation of the liver in turn relieves pain. Xu is one of the six healing sounds.

Cavities.

In Chinese philosophy, the active, positive, masculine polarity. In Chinese medicine, Yang means excessive, overactive, overheated. The Yang (or outer) organs are the Gall Bladder, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Stomach, Bladder, and Triple Burner.

Yang primary Qi channels.

Yang Qi S.

Cultivating Qi.

A famous Yang Style Taijiquan master (1837-1890 A.D.) who lived during the Qing dynasty.

A famous Yang Style Taijiquan master (1883-1935 A.D.) at the beginning of this century.

The creator of Yang Style Taijiquan (1780-1873 A.D.).

Brief Introduction to Nourishing the Body. A book written by Chen, Ji-Ru during the Qing dynasty.

Yang Shen Jue 4life

Life Nourishing Secrets. A medical book written by Zhang, An-Dao between the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

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Records of Nourishing the Body and Extending Life. A Chinese medical book written by Dao, Hong-Jing between 420 and 581 A.D.

Author of this book.

Yangming fj

Yang Brightness.

Yasai

Cheek. A striking zone in the martial arts. It is called Jiache (S-6) in acupuncture. Yi £

Mind. Specifically, the mind that is generated by clear thinking and judgment, and which makes one calm, peaceful, and wise.

Yi Fan Ji Jie

The Total Introduction to Medical Prescriptions. A Chinese medical book written by Wang, Fan-An during the Qing dynasty.

Literally, Changing Muscle/Tendon Classic, usually called The Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic. Credited to Da Mo around 550 A.D., this work discusses Wai Dan Qigong training for strengthening the physical body.

Yi Jing

Book of Changes. A book of divination written during the Zhou dynasty (1122-255 B.C.).

Keep your Yi on your Lower Dan Tian. In Qigong training, the mind concentrates on the Lower Dan Tian in order to build up Qi. After a practitioner circulates Qi, the Qi is always lead back to the Lower Dan Tian before stopping the exercise.

In Chinese philosophy, the passive, negative, feminine polarity. In Chinese medicine, Yin means deficient. The Yin (internal) organs are the Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen, and Pericardium.

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Yin Primary Qi Channel.

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An acupuncture cavity on the Stomach Primary Qi Channel.

Bubbling Well. An acupuncture cavity on the Kidney Primary Qi Channel.

A Chinese hero from the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.). Fei is said to have created Ba Duan Jin, Xingyiquan and Yue's Ying Zhua.

Gongfu of transporting the Qi.

Transporting the Qi.

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Jade Pillow. One of the three gates in Small Circulation meditation.

Means " To endure." The Japanese name of Chan.

A well known Chinese physician and Qigong master who wrote the book, Yang ShenJue (Life Nourishing Secrets), between the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

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Zhang, San-Feng is credited with the creation of Taijiquan during the Song dynasty in China (960-1127 A.D.).

A well known Chinese martial artist in Taiwan.

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A well known Chinese physician who wrote the book, Jin Kui Yao Lue (Prescriptions from the Golden Chamber), between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.).

A well known Chinese physician who wrote the book. Ru Men Shi Shi (The Confucian Point of View), between the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

Formal Breathing. More commonly called Buddhist Breathing.

Righteous Qi. When a person is righteous, it is said that he or she has righteous Qi which evil Qi cannot overcome.

A Buddhist monk of the Tian Tai branch who wrote the text of Xiao Zhi Guan.

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A mountain located in Shanxi Province, China.

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Praktika, the Middle Way, which is the Buddhism of action, and is mostly practiced by wandering preachers.

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The county where Wudang Mountain is located in Hubei Province, China

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A dynasty in China from 1122-934 B.C.

A Comparative Study of the Zhou (dynasty) Book of Changes. A medical and Qigong book written by Wei, Bo-Yang between the Qin and Han dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.).

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Thesis on the Origins and Symptoms of Various Diseases. A Chinese medical book written by Chao, Yuan-Fang between the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907 A.D.).

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A well known Chinese physician who wrote the book, Ge Zhi Yu Lun (A Further Thesis of Complete Study), between the Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (960-1368 A.D.).

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A contemporary of Mencius who advocated Daoism.

Zhuang Zhou. A contemporary of Mencius who advocated Daoism. Zhuang Zi also means "the works of Zhuang Zhou." He is the author of Nan Hua Jing.

Fire Deviation. It means the Qi is led to the wrong path.

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Leg Absolute Yin Liver Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Leg Lesser Yang Gall Bladder Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

Leg Lesser Yin Kidney Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

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Leg Greater Yang Bladder Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

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Leg Greater Yin Spleen Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

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Leg Yang Brightness Stomach Channel. One of the twelve primary Qi channels.

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Drill.

Sitting meditation.

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