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This yearisthe Queen's Golden Jubilee Ann iversa ry a nd her Majesty ha s recently beenona whirlwind tour of festivities in celebration. On 9 May the Queen and her entourage visited Waltham north London to enjoy various cultural events as part of her Golden Jubilee tour. The Tse Qigong Centre was honoured to have been invited to participate and was proud to be able to share with the Queen a special demonstration of traditional Chinese martial arts and Qigong. The invitation was extended to the...

Pushing Hands

As person B finds their basic lu attack blocked they should abandon it and move onto the next attack. Both opponents square up to each other. B covers A's left wrist and elbow. A twines their right arm under B's left so that their right hand is beneath the left elbow exerting a slight upward pressure known as peng. Similarly B exertsa slight downward pressure known as an. The main thing danger of the transition to this move is for A. If they do not maintain contact as they twine with their...

Healthy Living Gong

Michael Tse Swimming Dragon Qigong

The final exercises in Healthy Living Gong part 1. a. Lean body to the left side with the left knee bent, the left palm facing backward and right fingers touching the left Quchi point. b. Close the left hand from the top and right fingers touching the left Quchi point and legs even and straight. c. Swing to the other side, with the same movement as on the left hand side. d. Close again with the right hand and repeat the exercise on both sides. For breathing, you breathe in on one side and...

Prostate Cancer and TCM

The early symptoms of Prostate Cancer may continue for many years, after which the cancer may spread to the bones, causing chronic pa in in joints and other areas of the body. Further symptoms would include lack of energy, dulled appetite, poor sleep, dull complexion, etc. In Western medicine, if the cancer is discovered at an early stage, operation can be pe remove it. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy is also used at most stages. While Chinese Medicine TCM does not claim to cure cancer, it has a...

Wushu Exercises

Yongquan Point

Page 22 Qi Magazine July August 2002 could study martial arts. As a result, he vowed not to let his father down and worked very hard at his training. In 1 970, the Chinese government started to bring jack some of the old skills and Wushu was one of them. Suddenly it becamea respected skiil. The Chinese government began a searchfor talented young people to be representatives of the Wushu Athletic skill. This was also a time of political change. China had finished their relationship with Russia...

Wushu Legend

Zhao 2hang Jun is a name that anybody in Xian, Shanxi Province will Jnow. He is also Jamous throughout all of China in JJushu circles. In the Chiiese language, Wussu means martial arts. Zhao Chang Jun was Jorn on 25 October I960 in Xian city, son oo the Hui Jeople, one oo the many ethnic tribes in China. Zhao's father always liked martial arts but he had never gate, he heard a shout and saw little Zhao coming up the really lea rned any before. So instead he ta ugh this small lane on the...

Tribute to Wang Hao Da

Master Wang Hao

Sadly, our world is a little poorer, with the passing of Wang Hao Da on 24 May 2002. His remarkable life was cut too soon short at 78, by lung cancer, in Shanghai. The sacrifices and commitment he made to his art produced an outstanding martial artist. Those of us privileged to study with him in North America, Europe, and China were able to witness his outstanding abilities, but it was his unique character that truly captured us time and again. Wang Hao Da began his internal arts career late in...

Simple Or Complex

Yip Chun Wing Chun

Page 14 Qi Magazine July August 2002 Wing Chun is one of the most popular styles of Kung Fu taught today. It is famous por its direct approach and no ponsense techniques. Ps a result oothis it is often portayed as Peing simple. But is Wing Chun really simple Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. To a complete beginner the answer would immediately be that it is very difficult. To an experienced martial artist maybe not. After all the complete system only has three hand forms,...