An internal Chinese martial art practice for self-defense and health benefits, Tai Chi is for those who enjoy precision in movement and the traditions of the internal practice. Brian is specialized in the Northern Wu style Tai Chi, known as the Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard. The Classical Northern Wu style is one of the most refined styles of Tai Ji Quan, emphasis on body posture, balance, and smooth circular movements.
One of the most significant aspect that distinguishes the Wu style of Tai Chi Chuan is the emphasis on Nei-Gong (internal practice) in developing the postures. Borrowing from traditional Chinese medical theory, 'Chi" is guided by the "I" (mind-intent) to travel throughout the body along the acupuncture vessels; the outward postures are developed through the concentrated use of the mind in visualizing the connecting and separating of vital points through the body.
Movement in the Wu style Tai Chi Chuan are relatively small and compact; emphasizing the manipulating of connective tissues in opening and closing the joints rather than employing the expansive postures which characterize the Yang Style. Wu style Tai Chi is especially beneficial for individuals who suffers from back pain and/or joint pain. Furthermore, the delicate concentration on inner movement helps to encourage an internal focus; hence, Wu style Tai Chi is studied as an internal art even in the initial stages of training.
"Life energy cultivation" is the literal Chinese translation. It is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, combined with breathing and meditation to achieve health, spirituality, and martial arts training.
Various forms and exercises are utilized for targeted issues or to hence overall health. Through Qi Gong therapy, you will have a clearer, more relaxed mind, strengthen overall stamina and vitality. it also reduce stress and allow ability to deal with difficult situations. It enhances internal organ functions and better breathing, Qi Gong Therapy should be practiced frequently and incorporate into daily routine for best result and ongoing benefits.
Brian has over 20 years of Qi Gong studies with Master T.K.Shih and David Yee.