Category Archives: Qigong

The Simple Art of Breathing

This simple method of breathing works well for people practicing Chinese martial arts, Chinese medicine, meditation and what is commonly referred to as Qigong (Chi Kung). We call it simple, but it is also profound; as it relates the physical … Continue reading

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Daily Neigong (Qigong) Routine

Our illustrious and accomplished colleague and friend in Sacramento, Sifu Robert Nakashima, has generously created and shared his daily Neigong routine. Running about 20 minutes, even just watching this video provides calm and comfort, although getting up and trying it … Continue reading

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Free Livestream Qigong Class, Thursday, March 19

Next session, Sunday, March 21, at 10am PDT, on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/953395301   Our friend and colleague, Sally Chang, sent this to us this morning… With news in a nosedive, I decided to offer this Qigong class FREE for EVERYBODY. No … Continue reading

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Academy Class Suspension (Update)

Update, March 26: Hello dear friends, Well, we thought we would check in with you, see how you all are faring, and update you on our classes.    These last couple of weeks have been difficult for so many people—really, … Continue reading

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The Heart of Qigong: Ongoing Class

We are once again offering our ongoing course in the fundamentals of Qigong. This survey style course will offer diverse Qigong principles and methods. For instance, one routine will give you the feeling of practicing Tai Chi (or enhance the … Continue reading

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Martial Qigong Seminar: The Internal Supports the External

Qigong. Long before most people had heard the name, martial artists incorporated it into their training. This unique seminar introduces Qigong routines gathered from diverse martial arts styles. Surprisingly simple and direct, these exercises can be practiced by anyone, from … Continue reading

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2016 New Classes and Seminars

We offer authentic, traditional training and experiences in the treasure that is Chinese martial arts and energetics. The Academy is Santa Cruz’s oldest Chinese martial arts school. For more than 25 years we have built a community of students and … Continue reading

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Qigong Basics and Practice: 6 Week Class

Qigong (Chi Kung) is a contemporary name for “Internal Work, ” which comprises a catalogue of Chinese health exercises and routines that date back hundreds of years. There are a number of ‘qigongs’—over 1000 of them!—some for very specific health … Continue reading

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Qigong: Intermediate

Five Animals Qigong   The Five Animal Frolics is one of the oldest Qigong regimens in the world. Said to be created by the legendary doctor Hua Tuo, over 1500 years ago, this Qigong combines spirit and action to imitate … Continue reading

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Qigong: Foundations

Qigong practice rests on three basic principles: controlling the body, controlling the qi and controlling the mind. While most Qigongs are simple to learn, these three principles are essential to creating an authentic and ‘real’ practice. Core Principles and Moves … Continue reading

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Qigong: Blossoms in the Spring

The Academy is happy, once again, to host a seminar on Blossoms in the Spring Qigong, a simple, meditative Qigong practice for healing and rejuvenation.   This ancient Taoist Qigong is easy to learn but profound in its effects. It … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Campfire Tales

The art of T’ai Chi is the art of consciousness. The slow, fluid movements of the art gradually blend with the flow of the mind and reveal things often buried in the silent forests of our minds. Most people associate … Continue reading

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Qigong (Chi Kung)

Beginner Level A student at this level will begin with some basic postural and movement exercises. Next we show you the Big Five Chi Kung Forms. These will open the meridians and prepare the student for just the right feeling … Continue reading

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