During several thousand years of development, there are many different Qigong
skills in China. Qi is a special item in traditional Chinese culture. Qigong is a
practice of controlling and moving Qi and making the Qi stronger. Thereby,
Qigong will help people to increate physical ability and self control ability. As a
result, Qigong practice can produce good health and long life. In traditional
Chinese martial arts, combining both martial skills and Qigong practice is
common. Practicing Qigong can also help to increase your internal force and
enhance your application skills. All high level styles include both. It is said "if you
only practice martial skill without Qigong, when you get older, you have nothing".
On the other hand, the most important thing in Qigong practice is to develop
your personality, develop your moral integrity, and understand your life lessons.
Only practicing in this way does your health and skills mean something. It is
called "Nei Wai Jian Gu, Xing Ming Shuang Xiu" (To practice both internal and
external kungfu, and develop both health and personality).
Part of "Qigong Practice" silkprinting
unearthed from Han Dynasty (206 -
24 B. C.) tombs at Mawangdui.
The stone-inscribed "Xing Qi Ming" of the
Warring States Period (475 - 221 B. C.) shows
that methods of Qigong practice.
There are three main categories of many different styles of Qigong practice.
They are Taoist Qigong, Buddhist Qigong, and Confucianist Qigong. In each of
them, there are many branches and variations. The main practice in YCGF is
Taoist Quanzheng (Complete Truth) Longmen (Dragon Gate) Style. In this
style, we respect Taoist immortal Lu Dongbing (Chuanyangzi) as the ancestor
of the group. Taoist Master Wang Chongyang (1112 - 1170) studied Lu's idea
and then founded the Quanzheng group. Wang had seven disciples and each
one created his own branch. Qiu Chuji (Changchuanzi) was the most famous of
them. His branch is called Longmen. Because of his high level skills, the
emperor Gengiskhan was very respectful to him. His group became very
famous and popular.
The page of Qigong book "Baduan
Jin" was from Song Dynasty (A. D.
960 - 1279). This skill is still popular
in China today.
Grand Master Wang
Peisheng doing Qigong
Chuanyangzi - Lu Dongbing
Changchuanzi - Qiu Chuji
Grand Master Wang Peisheng studied Buddhist Qigong with Liaoyi and Miaochan when he was thirteen. Then he studied
Taoist Qigong with Shen Xinchuan and Wu Jinyong, and Confucianist Qigong with Jin Hu and Xu Zhenkuan. All these
studies and practices allowed him not only to understand Qigong but also philosophy. Grand Master Wang and some
famous masters, like Wang Daoyi, Wang Wanfang, Sun Xikun, etc, were good friends and also did a lot of research of
Qigong practice together. Today Grand Master Wang is already more than Eighty years old. His body is still in very good
condition. He has a very busy schedule teaching Qigong and martial arts. He can still fight with younger men. Only from
watching what he can do, can we know how about his level.
Because Qigong is a complex and difficult discipline, sometimes even dangerous, practitioners should be very careful.
Usually if one cannot be with his master very often, we suggest that he does not undergo special practice. All three
internal gongfu, Taiji, Bagua, and Xingyi, include Qigong practice in their training. If you can practice them correctly, you
can also reach a high level of Qigong study. The benefit of this way is safety.
The Qigong practice which we practice and teach in YCGFA-NAH include:
Health and Healing Simple Methods: It includes about one hundred short exercise routines for practice.
Xing Ming Shuangxiu Fajue: It is a high level Qigong practice in Longmen Style. It includes Zhuji Gong (basic
gongfu), Xiaozhoutian (microcosmic), Dazhoutian (macrocosmic), and five step processes.
Qiankun Wuji Gong: It is a complex system which was founded by Grand Master Wang. He learned some
useful and efficient methods from different styles and made this new system. This synthetic practice can
allow practitioners study Qigong and martial arts skills quickly.
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