One More Aloha

Guide Book Kungfu Own Studies

Things have changed drastically since September 11th and it has both clarified and refined many people's thinking and direction. For me, I saw that where I wanted to be was my home, and that is England. As things have become more quiet here in the Hawaii classes due to the resulting recession, the Centre in England is bubbling and so it seemed that the right thing is to stand as one rather than have resources divided. My feelings for leaving Hawaii and returning to England are very Yin Yang....

Feng Shui

If your desk is curved, it means you will have a lot of work. However, you will have more than one type of work, and you must be careful, otherwise you might have a lot of stress. 10. If your desk is round, then you will be very unstable. You will keep changing your work and will not stick to one job. 11. If for your work you use tables of all different shapes then again you will be unstable. Sometimes your work will be good, sometime it will be bad. All these different shapes will create...

Caroline Forbes

In 1993 a friend of mine talked me into going to my first Qigong class in Norwich. I was quite sceptical about all the new age movements and fashions that were doing the rounds, but friendship is very important to me so I trailed behind her to meet Sifu Julian Wilde and began studying Wild Goose Qigong. It was a revelation to me. Not only did my body begin to feel better and healthier, but my confidence grew as did my ability to deal with life's ups and downs. Whatever my natural scepticism...

Leaning to Wing Chun

About three years ago, I started doing Karate at a local club. I thought it was great, but the more interested I became in Martial Arts, the more I realized that I would not get very far with this club. For nearly two years I have been looking closely at different styles with the intent of changing styles. For the past year I have trained very little because I do not find it fulfilling. My Shihan insists on teaching the physical techniques only, he does not talk about, or help to develop the...

Karen Anderson

Karen is qualified to teach Balancing Gong and Healthy Living Gong. She can be contacted onkaren.anderson ,vgnegion.se I have had an interest in Chinese culture and philosophy for many years and I became interested in Qigong practice in the early 1990s. In my work as a physiotherapist I had been looking for ways to integrate western medicine with eastern health practices. Qigong seemed to be a very good method for relaxation and health improvement. I had the opportunity to attend one of Sifu's...

Dummy Dim

Wing Chun Dummy

I am interested in the Qigong aspect of Wing Chun. I have heard the Wing Chun Wooden Dummy Set is intimately associated with Qigong skill development and understanding and that the essence of the dummy set is found only in understanding it from the perspective of Qi. Is it true that the dummy is not about hardening or toughening up your body, but for increased sensitivity and learning how to hit with energy or Qi rather than just your body I would greatly appreciate any Wing Chun based Qi Kung...

Training

Have your partner face you and hold out his arm. Step towards him and grab his arm with both hands. Fig 11 ii. Using your back leg, kick him in the chest. Fig 12 You can practise this on both sides. Again have your partner stand in front of you and hold out his arm. Step behind him. Grab the back of his wrist and push his elbow with your forearm as if you are going to break his elbow. As you hold him in this position, use your front leg to knee him in the lower back. Fig 14 i. This exercise...

Chen Taiji Spear

Chen Taiji Foot Steps

The spear Qiang is one of the weapons traditional to Chinese martial arts and it falls into the category of long weapons, along with the staff, halberd, tiger fork and Dadao. The correct length of a spear is equal to the distance between the ground and your finger tips when you are standing with your feet flat and together and reaching up . For experienced martial artists this will already suggest a lot about the biomechanics of the weapon s use and its potential reach. The Chinese spear...

Hard Qigong Level II Passed

Just a quick note to say thank you for all the help and support you ve given which has helped me to pass level II hard Qigong exam. You ve always been available to answer my questions and have always been very encouraging -Thank You. I was very nervous on the exam day, in fact I had butterflies in my stomach. Once the last test was done, it was such a joyous moment. We were all so happy at the end of the day when all of us passed. Once again - thank you. Looking forward to level III. Kind...