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Membership in the Chi Kung Academy
Would you like to take your Chi Kung practice to the next level?
If so, you might be interested in joining the Chi Kung Academy.

As a member, you will have access to weekly online classes via Zoom, a supportive community of like-minded people, and exclusive training to deepen your practice.

Keep reading to learn more about how the membership can benefit you on your journey towards a healthier and more balanced life.

Through the training, I increased both my physical and mental fitness and balance.

It helps me to overcome crises, to stay calm and positive.

The weekly lessons in the group are a great addition to my daily life."
Andrea Strauss, Social Education Worker, Family and Couple Therapist, Petersaurach, Germany

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,
Manila, Philippines

Unlock the Full Potential of Chi Kung

Once you have been introduced to the basics of Chi Kung, there are three keys to further your understanding and your practice of this art:

(1) Continue to learn from an accomplished teacher,
(2) Practice regularly, ideally daily, and
(3) Maintain your motivation.

When you join the Chi Kung Academy, you experience the benefits of weekly classes taught by Sifu Thomas, who founded the Academy 26 years ago, and other qualified instructors.

You train with a group of like-minded students, which helps you to stay motivated and keeps you on track.

And the fixed, weekly class schedule makes it easy for you to establish a routine and develop a consistent practice that leads to lasting results.

By becoming a member of the Academy, you will stay focused and motivated, and your Chi Kung practice will be more enjoyable and fulfilling.
Choose the plan that's right for you
€25 per month

7 Days Free Trial

One hour class per week
via Zoom
Tuesdays at 18:30 CET
€30 per month

7 Days Free Trial

One hour class per week
via Zoom
Tuesdays at 18:30 CET

One hour class per week
via Zoom
at 18:30 CET

All courses via Zoom by
Sifu Thomas,
two or more per year
Worth €270.00 or more per year

20% discount for
Academy Workshops
with Master Lam
Worth €27.00 per one-day workshop

20% discount for
Academy Workshops
with Sifu Thomas
Worth €18.00 per one-day workshop

Chi Kung
Summer Party
Worth €36.00
€36 per month

7 Days Free Trial

One hour class per week
via Zoom
Tuesdays at 18:30 CET

One hour class per week
via Zoom
at 18:30 CET

All courses via Zoom by
Sifu Thomas,
two or more per year
Worth €270.00 or more per year

20% discount for
Academy Workshops
with Master Lam
Worth €27.00 per one-day workshop

20% discount for
Academy Workshops
with Sifu Thomas
Worth €18.00 per one-day workshop

Chi Kung
Summer Party
Worth €36.00

One hour private lesson
with Sifu Thomas
per quarter

Worth €108.00 per quarter

Special rate for
private lessons
with Sifu Thomas:
€45.00 per hour,
instead of €108.00

Savings of  €63.00 per hour
No risk. No reason to wait.
You can cancel your membership at any time without prior notice.
Online classes are included with Standard and Premium memberships at no additional cost.
They replace weekly classes on Thursdays for the duration of the course.
Membership enrollment is only available in the spring and summer,
March 20 through September 22, 2023.
Recommended Experience

The Academy's weekly classes include advanced, sometimes rarely taught Chi Kung practices from the Tradition of the Masters.

Therefore, new members should already know the basics of Chi Kung, especially its foundation, Zhan Zhuang, Standing Like a Tree.

You may wish to gain some practical Chi Kung experience before joining the Academy.

This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including self-study of Master Lam's book The Way of Energy, attending the annual Foundation Course taught by Sifu Thomas, or being introduced to Zhan Zhuang as part of another Chi Kung or Tai Chi system.


Classes take place as usual on public holidays.

The Academy closes for two weeks at the end of the year and during the summer.

The Chi Kung Academy

Founded in 1997 by Sifu Thomas, and supported by Master Lam, the Academy offers Chi Kung training to newcomers and advanced practitioners.

With active students from some dozen countries and five continents, the Academy is one of the largest international Chi Kung communities on the planet.

The mission of the Chi Kung Academy is to:

Carry on the living Tradition of the Masters and teach the benefits of Chi Kung.

Offer foundational courses for new students.

Provide advanced training for committed students at affordable rates.

Your 100 % Guarantee

You get a 7-day free trial and can cancel your membership at any time without notice.
Technical Requirements and Privacy

We're using Zoom Meetings for our online classes. Zoom meetings 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.

After signing-up, you will receive the Zoom dial-in data which you need to participate in the weekly classes.

Language and Start Time

Weekly classes are held in English with translation into German, and begin at 6:30 pm Central European Time (CET) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you're outside of the CET time zone, please click the button below and enter the current day to obtain the start time at your location.
Participation At Your Own Risk

Chi Kung exercises can be demanding and strenuous, depending on your physical condition.

By participating, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

Your health and well-being are our top priority. So please, if you have pre-existing medical conditions or injuries, or if you have any doubts or concerns, seek medical advice before participating in our classes.

Please click the button below to read the Chi Kung Health Advisory for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I change my membership plan once I've signed up?

Sure, you can upgrade or downgrade your membership level at any time.

On ThriveCart, the platform used to manage your membership, you can do this yourself - or you can ask Sifu Thomas to do it for you.

Is there a syllabus or agenda for the weekly classes?

Unlike the Academy courses, which have clearly defined topics, the weekly classes follow the flow and inspiration of the teacher and the interests and abilities of the students.

Here are some recent example:

At the end of 2022, we explored the very profound concept of Hun Yuan and its application in Zhan Zhuang.

During the summer of 2022, the Academy training focused on breathing, especially the Chi Kung exercises for regular and reverse breathing, and their relationship with Shi Li, Power Testing.

In early of 2023, a series of classes covered self-healing with advanced Chi Kung practices.

I‘m a complete beginner and want to learn Chi Kung. How do I start?

The best way to begin your Chi Kung journey is to read Master Lam's classic The Way of Energy - Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise.

This is the very first book on Chi Kung published in the West, and the definitive book on the art. It is beautifully illustrated and provides excellent and comprehensive instructions for self-study of Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters.

A great additional resource for self-study is Master Lam's Stand Still be Fit video series. You can access the videos by clicking the button below.

You may also want to attend the annual Foundation Course taught by Sifu Thomas. The 9 classes of this course will give you a great foundation on which to build your practice.

After completing this course, you'll definitely be ready for advanced training at the Academy.
I've read The Way of Energy, and enjoy the basic exercises. Am I ready for the membership, or should I take the foundation course first?

Many students like you began their Chi Kung journey by studying Master Lam's The Way of Energy on their own. It's a very popular way to start.

The classic Chi Kung Foundation Course, which has been taught and refined by Sifu Thomas continuously since 1997, would be the perfect next step for you.

However, if you don't want to wait for the next class in October, you can sign up now and take advantage of the 7-day trial to see if you're ready for the advanced weekly training.

If you find that you enjoy the weekly Academy classes and have chosen the Standard or Premium plan, you will eventually take the Chi Kung Foundations course as it is included in your membership, as well as all the other online courses.

What kind of training can I expect as a member of the Academy?

There is a wide range of Chi Kung exercises that you will learn as a member of the Academy.

Here are some examples:

Zhan Zhuang, Standing Like a Tree
Master Lam's 12 Precious Warm-Up exercises
Ba Duan Jin, classical stretching movements
Tai Chi in the Tradition of Master Lam
Yang positions, special Zhan Zhuang postures
Shi Li, Power Testing
Self-healing with advanced Chi Kung practices
Tsou Pu, Training the Legs,
Opening the Energy Gates
Golden Ball, essential for advanced Tai Chi
Finger Positions
Second Heart, key for developing your power
Whole Body and Reverse Breathing
Hun Yuan - The Circle of Power
Advanced Zhan Zhuang, such as Tiger&Dragon
Yi Jin Jing for Health
The 5 Signs of Professor Yu

I have a medical condition. Can I practice Chi Kung?

While Chi Kung is generally considered safe for most people, we strongly recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any new exercise program, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.

Please review the Chi Kung Health Advisory by clicking on the button below.
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