Chi Kung Advanced Course: Movements of Power
via Zoom with Sifu Thomas Apfel
8 weeks from February 9, 2023, Thursdays at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) CET
MOVEMENTS OF POWER: YIN, YANG, and SHI LI
Would you like to deepen your understanding and practice of Chi Kung?
Do you want to improve your overall health and well-being and strengthen your inner power?
Are you ready to take your Chi Kung practice to the next level?
This course is for you, if you already have a basic understanding of Chi Kung, and want to advance your training.
Most Chi Kung students are only familiar with the Yin positions of Zhan Zhuang. These are very popular and have been widely practiced for many decades.
However, for each of the well-known Yin postures, there is also a Yang posture and Shi Li movements that are rarely taught.
Sifu Thomas will guide you through these advanced methods and concepts, so that you can continue to practice these exercises on your own after the course.
This powerful system is like a tiger.
Sneaking upon the practitioner, it looks so calm and steady.
Yet so much power is given and returned."
Sheng-Han Yang, Chi Kung teacher, in the hills near Manila, The Philippines
In this course, you will learn to:
Develop a deeper understanding of Chi Kung principles and practices.
Improve your physical and mental health, and reach a new level of inner power through advanced Chi Kung techniques.
Take your Chi Kung practice to the next level through the conscious interplay of Yin and Yang in the movements of Shi Li.
As a result of this training, you'll gain a greater sense of balance, focus, and peace of mind.
The advanced practice of Shi Li is traditionally translated as "Power Testing". Its deeper meaning is Movements of Power.
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."
Although Zhan Zhuang training is the foundation of any serious martial arts training, the focus of this course is on the health benefits of this highly effective training. Please note that Da Cheng Chuan fighting methods are not part of this course.
In addition to the Shi Li movements, you'll learn the 5+1 Zhan Zhuang Yang postures, which are a powerful extension of the standard Yin postures.
A detailed discussion of Yin Yang theory and its relevance to Chi Kung training is complementing this course.
Yang positions and Movements of Power (Shi Li) are rarely taught.
Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
Sign up for the Advanced Chi Kung course today and take the first step towards reaching a new level of inner power.
Of all the different Qi Gong styles, the Zhan Zhuang exercises are the most effective for recharging our energy reservoir.
My gratitude goes to Sifu Thomas for bringing this Chi Kung system to Germany many years ago. Through him I discovered my passion for Zhan Zhuang.”
Oliver Haag, Qigong teacher and Author of "Modern Qigong", Neu-Anspach, Germany
Bonus: Coaching Session with Sifu Thomas
In addition to the lessons and practicing together with the group, the advanced course includes an individual coaching session.
This one-on-one Zoom meeting is a great opportunity to deepen your practice and to discuss any Chi Kung topics for which you need clarification.
Sifu Thomas is a wonderful teacher, clear and radiant.
The art he’s teaching is profound!”
Richard Levine, writer, director, actor and producer, Los Angeles, California
One of the Five Elements: Metal Shi-Li to strengthen your lungs
Three years ago, I started teaching Metal Shi-Li, an advanced Chi Kung exercise to strengthen the lungs.
The feedback has been very positive.
In one case, Metal Shi-Li was instrumental in restoring full lung function. The lungs had been compromised by Covid-19 disease.
Although the pandemic is no longer as dangerous as it was in the early years, this particularly effective exercise is still of great importance to all of us, as the lungs are one of the key elements of our well-being.
Metal Shi-Li is just one example of the Five Elements. The course covers all 5 elements as well as Wu Chi.
Now, I don't have these health issues anymore, and wake up each morning being able to breathe freely."
Erik Olson Fernandez, Union Representative for Teachers, Sonoma County, California, USA
Sifu Thomas has provided me a wealth of rewarding aspects and new ideas for my practice.
In Zhan Zhuang I realize the essence of martial arts: inner strength, serenity, calmness and grounding.”
Christian Bellina, director and founder of the international Shudokan research society, Klagenfurt, Austria
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Course Registration and Technical Details
Fee and registration
The price for the 8-week course including the coaching meeting with Sifu Thomas is €135,00.
We anticipate high demand and therefore kindly ask for an early registration. Please use the button below.
Subsequently, you'll get a message with all the details on how to join the course.
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If you cancel before the start of the second lesson on February 16, payments already made will be reimbursed in full and without delay - no questions asked.
For this course, we'll use Zoom Meetings. These are private video conferences where all participants can see each other.
Therefore, in order to respect privacy rights, recording of the video conferences in any form (audio, video) is not allowed.
To participate in the course via Zoom, it is recommended to install the Zoom software on a smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop beforehand. Registration with Zoom is not required.
Access to a reliable internet connection should be available.
Language and start time
The course is held in English with translation into German. Each lesson will take about 60 minutes.
We'll meet every Thursday at 18:30 (6:30 pm) Central European Time (CET).
If you're outside of the CET time zone, please check the following link for your local start time: https://www.timeanddate.com/wo...
Participation at your own risk
The Chi Kung exercises in this course, especially the advanced Zhang Zhuang exercises, can be demanding and strenuous, depending on your physical condition.
By participating in this Chi Kung course, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.
For members of the Chi Kung Academy, this course is free and no registration is required.
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