Chi Kung training for advanced students with Sifu Thomas Apfel via Zoom
At the beginning, training of Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters starts with several basic exercises, which can be learned in the entry-level course. Essentially, these fundamental exercises include the 6 Yin positions of Zhan Zhuang (Wu Chi and the 5 elements) and the Ba Duan Jin exercises in their simple form.
This foundation in Chi Kung enables independent lifelong practice, which brings great benefits with regular practice.
Students who want to develop themselves further, have many opportunities to grow and strengthen their knowledge and experience. They may become members of the Chi Kung Academy, participate in advanced courses, take private lessons or attend workshops.
Membership in the Chi Kung Academy
Basic knowledge and practical experience of Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters are required for admission to the Chi Kung Academy.
Members can participate in lessons via Zoom twice a week. Participation in online courses is also included in membership. An individual 15-minute online session for correcting the students practice is available once a quarter.
Members also receive discounts for private tuition by Sifu Thomas Apfel and for workshops offered by him.
Courses for advanced students
These courses are aimed exclusively at Chi Kung practitioners with basic knowledge and practical experience in Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters.
Courses for advanced students include 8 hours of instruction, one hour per week, and take place twice a year via Zoom. Members can take part in these courses at no additional cost.
The current course "Movements of Power: Yin, Yang, Yin-Yang and Shi Li" is dedicated to strengthening our energy through the conscious interplay of Yin and Yang in the movements of Shi Li.
Movements of Power
Movements of Power, Shi Li, is traditionally translated as "Power Testing". As Master Lam writes in his excellent book "The Way of Power":
"These slow, careful movements take place on one spot. They involve the movement of the whole body and are an indispensable part of the martial arts training. They can also be practiced to develop skillful synchronization of mind and body."
During the course, we'll focus on the health benefits of this highly effective training. Additionally, we'll practice the 5+1 Zhan Zhuang Yang positions, which are a powerful extension of the standard Yin postures.
If you are interested in training for advanced students, please write to info@chi‑kung.org and mention your previous experience in Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters.
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