Original Form With Yin Yang Fan Zhang Change

The Qiang Shan Ba Gua Zhang Association presents a portion of the Original Form with Yin Yang Fan Zhang Change. To find out more about Ba Gua Zhang of Lu Shui-Tian as taught by Master Park Bok Nam, please visit http://www.pa-kua.com/

Performed by Shifu Eric Lawman, a lineage disciple of Qiang Shang Ba Gua Zhang and instructor at Blue Dragon Martial Arts and Body Work (https://www.bluedragonarts.com)

Video produced by Ayden Lawman

Touch for Health Kinesiology Level I Class

October 6th and 7th, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

(One hour break for lunch)

CE’s available for Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Nurses or Physical Trainers 

In this Seminar, You Will Learn:

  • Muscle testing and balancing procedures for 14 muscles and their associated meridians (Fix as you go balance)

  • Postural awareness

  • How to balance energy, emotion and structure

  • How to use Neurolymphatic energetic points for balancing

  • How to use Neurovascular energetic Points for balancing  

  • How to relieve emotional stress

  • How to use food to strengthen muscles

  • Simple pain techniques

  • Cross Crawl for fun and balancing

  • How to test for proper hydration of the body

  • How to potentially improve reading, comprehension, and dyslexic patterns 

  • How to decrease neck and shoulder tension using the ear 

The seminar will be held at Strong Mountain Kung Fu School in Southport Retail Center, located near many fine restaurants for lunch and lots of shopping to pass extra time.  

Seminar Cost

Fees include the textbook for Level I and Level II Instruction.
Deadline for Advanced Registration is October 1st.

$250 for advanced registration

$295 if registered after the deadline

Call (804) 839-6213 to register now! 

Winter and Water. The season of Zhi

In Taoism, water represents the vital energy of life.  We literally live in an ocean of energy that
surrounds, supports and motivates us.  This energy is not just flowing in the macrocosm of the universe
but within the microcosm of humankind as well; which means us (Ren).  The flow of the energy is massive and is often represented as rivers, lakes, streams and channels but it is truly flowing everywhere
and not just within these representations. The ability to live harmoniously in Taoism is truly depicted by the symbol of water.

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An Introduction to Qi Gong

Qi Gong is the practice of improving the body’s ability to acquire and circulate energy, or "Qi", throughout the body.  Qi is actually a much broader concept than the term "energy" conveys.  Traditionally the Chinese did not assign the term "Qi" an absolute definition to encourage an open-minded approach to the concept.  Its Chinese character actually depicts steam rising off rice as it cooks.  More recently, it has been defined as "life force" or "vital-energy."  For our intents and purposes here, there are a few concepts that are important to understand.  First, although Qi may not be absolutely definable, it is tangible.  That is, an experienced Qi Gong practitioner can feel energy and its movement.  Second, blood and lymph follow Qi.  So, if we improve circulation of Qi to a particular point in the body, that means we are going to have increased circulation of blood and lymph to the affected area as well.

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A Medical and Physiological Study of the Health-Giving Effects of Ba Gua Zhang Practice

Taken from "The Art of Ba Gua Zhang" by Tom Bisio.

Ba Gua Zhang (Eight Diagram Palm) is a Wushu form with a relatively short history. Apart from its combative value, it has proved to be an effective means of preventing disease and promoting health and longevity. For this reason, it has gained widespread popularity among the Chinese people.

In order to make a medical and physiological study of the health giving effects of Ba Gua Zhang, a comprehensive research group was formed by 13 members of the teaching groups of Sports Physiology, Wushu, Sports Medicine and Anatomy at the Bejing Physical Culture Institute. Their research program involved 60 males ranging from 60 to 82 years of age who were divided into two groups: (1) the exercise group of 30 persons who practice Ba Gua Zhang regularly; and (2) the control group consisting of 30 healthy retired workers. They were given X-ray photographic examinations of the chest, waist and hips, as well as a number of medical physiological tests consisting of items such as range of movement of the spine and hip joints, breathing function, circulation function, the work capacity of muscles, eyesight, hearing, balancing ability, and circumferences of the limbs, Statistical treatments with BCMII type electronic computer of the data obtained showed clearly that the exercise group is better than the control group in all respects. This amply proves that regular practice of Ba Gua Zhang can promote health and slow down retrograde changes related to senility.

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