July 2016 Tai Chi & Qigong Seminars—all are open to the public
For any questions, contact Instructor Jason Kooi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees: $50 per seminar and $40/each for two or more.
To facilitate each student’s experience, class size is limited to 15 students. Call Today!
Saturday Seminars, July 2, 2016
** Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong Part 1 ** 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.
Chinese Qigong (energy exercise) has been used to improve and maintain health for over 2500 years by cultivating the internal energy that flows through our bodies. The Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) is one of the most popular and historically significant qigong sets in China. It is one of the most comprehensive qigong forms, employing both soft internal Nei Gong (which develops qi internally to enhance health) and hard external Wei Gong (which develops qi in the muscles and leads it to the internal organs). Basic energy circulation theory will be taught alongside gentle instruction in the meditative movements. This class will cover the first four pieces and is suitable for all abilities.
** Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong Part 2 ** 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This is a continuation of the previous class in Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin). As with Part 1, basic energy circulation theory will be taught alongside gentle instruction in the meditative movements. This class will cover the last four pieces and is suitable for all abilities.
Sunday Seminars, July 3, 2016
** Mindful Walking with Internal Mechanics ** 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.
One of the greatest benefits Tai Chi Chuan provides students is improved balance and mobility. However, these benefits are not unique to a specific “style” or even Tai Chi Chuan itself; rather these benefits are a result of the internal mechanics practiced by all internal martial arts. This seminar will teach students how to walk mindfully according to the three sister internal arts: Tai Chi Chuan, Xing Yi Quan, and Bagua Zhang. From Tai Chi walking to Xing Yi mud stepping to Bagua circle walking, this seminar will explore how to use these basic movements to improve the practitioners’ health.
** Yiquan Qigong ** 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Yiquan (I-Chuan, literally “Intention Fist”) is a standing and moving meditation used specifically to increase internal energy. Basic energy circulation theory will be taught alongside gentle instruction in the meditative movements. The principles of Yiquan compliment any mindfulness activity, from centering oneself to practicing martial arts.
The postures are simple, easy to learn, and can be adapted for all capability levels.
Virtue Medicine’s Visiting Scholar, Sifu Dug Corpolongo, is a Senior Student and Adopted Disciple of Grandmaster Henry Look, studying Chinese Martial Arts since 1979 and teaching since 1990. He was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2002.
Sifu Dug is certified as a Master Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong Instructor by the U.S. Martial Arts Association and is ranked as a senior judge and coach of Internal Martial Arts by several international Chinese Martial Arts organizations. Sifu Dug was on the National Executive Board of the United States AAU/Chinese Martial Arts Division from 1999 to 2010, including service as National Chairman, Vice Chairman and National Head Coach. He currently serves on the National Executive Board of the US Kuoshu Federation and is the current Chair of the I-Chuan Association of the United States. Faculty appointments have included: International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College, New Mexico Tech, San Juan Community College, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, New England Institute of Buddhist Studies.
Reserve your place in classes by emailing Jason Kooi at email@example.com