Voices of our students
Michael de Campos, HR manager, Munich, Germany
Master Lam succeeds time and again in ensuring that all participants discover something new and valuable - no matter how long they've been practicing.
Feedback after Chi Kung Academy workshop with Master Lam
Claudia, Speech therapist, Germany
"Standing Like a Tree (Zhan Zhuang) replenishes my energy after a long, strenuous day at work.
The perfect way to enjoy the evening in a relaxed way."
Markus, at the Brombach lake, Germany
"The beautiful view over the wide lake inspires my training.
Sailing is my passion which is enriched by Chi Kung."
Andrea Strauss, Social education worker, Family and couple therapist, Petersaurach, Germany
"I discovered Chi Kung through my friend Claudia a few years ago.
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 also a great addition to my daily life.
For this, I thank Sifu Thomas, and of course Master Lam, from the bottom of my heart!"
Sheng-Han Yang, Chi Kung teacher, in the hills near Manila, Philippines
"This powerful system is like a tiger.
Sneaking upon the practitioner,
it looks so calm and steady.
it looks so calm and steady.
Yet so much power is given and returned."
Stephanie Burkart, Musician and Health Practitioner, Gau-Algesheim, Germany
"At first I was quite skeptical because I had already tried several other energy systems to no avail. Looking back, I'm glad I gave Chi Kung a chance.
After a few weeks in the foundational course, I was totally surprised how much benefit I get from Chi Kung.
Now I don't want to be without it anymore. I've found the missing piece in my life."
Derby Anderson in Southport, Connecticut, USA
"I started reading Master Lam's classic 'The Way of Power' a couple of years ago, and then all the rest of his books.
So I was delighted to take Master Lam's workshop via Zoom. And I'm enjoying the online classes with Sifu Thomas twice a week."
Tim Kahlhammer, Actor from Rorschach, Switzerland
"Standing Like a Tree (Zhan Zhuang) helps me to stay centered, even in stressful situations.
On stage, my presence as an actor has improved.”
Christian Bellina, Director and founder of the international Shudokan research society, near Klagenfurt, Austria
"With great enthusiasm I've been teaching Shudokan, a traditional Japanese martial art, for 35 years.
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.”
Richard Levine, Writer, Director, Actor and Producer in Los Angeles, California
"Sifu Thomas is a wonderful teacher, clear and radiant.
The art he’s teaching is profound.”
Erik Olson Fernandez, Union Representative for Teachers, Sonoma County, California, USA
"Through Sifu Thomas' training, sessions, and with regular practice of Chi Kung, I feel like my practice has truly deepened and reached a much higher level.
Even my acupuncturist recognized this and told me that I'm significantly healthier now - in comparison to a few years ago when I had not begun Sifu Thomas' training.
Here's an impressive example. Ever since I can remember, I've suffered from chronic allergies and sinusitis.
Now, I don't have these health issues anymore, and wake up each morning being able to breathe freely."
Dr. Jürgen Weisheit, Business Coach and
Management Consultant, Ludwigshafen, Germany
"Sifu Thomas is an excellent teacher, humorous, precise in his instructions and demonstrations, very good at explaining and showing how it works, didactics and consistent structure of the training sessions.
And it's great that we are such a nice group of students.
I'm already looking forward to our next course."
Betti Bernabe, Managing Partner B-Line Marketing Services, Manila, Philippines
"Much like climbing
Chi Kung feels like coming
back home, back to my center."
Oliver Haag, Qigong teacher and Author of "Modern Qigong", Neu-Anspach, Germany
"Zhan Zhuang has been an important part of my personal training for many years. Elements from this very effective Chi Kung system are also integrated in my offering for my Qi Gong students.
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."
William Prior, Consultant, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
"Enjoying the practice and the classes very much.
The teaching style of Sifu Thomas is remarkably nourishing.
After 40 or so years in Chinese Martial Arts, I know the resonance of nourishing."
Brihas, Meditation teacher from Isen near Munich, Germany
"Qi Gong has deeply changed my life.
It gives me the power to cultivate my own energy and to let it grow like a tree.
And the gentle, clear and inspiring training by Sifu Thomas is the perfect fertilizer to support this ongoing growth.
The practice harmonizes me on all levels und leads to ever more tranquility, strength and good health.
As more and more life keeps flowing into my body, I'm getting more and more in tune with life."
Robert Halsey , Retired Motelier, Artist and Qi Gong Enthusiast, Hokitika, New Zealand
"Thank you Sifu Thomas.
I've been practicing various forms of Qi Gong for twelve years, especially Zhan Zhuang for the past six years, using Master Lam's The Way of Energy.
While I've continued to learn, the clarity of your teachings and the corrections we discussed in our one-on-one session have been like rocket fuel for my daily practice.
I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon your classes and hope to have the opportunity to continue as your student in the future."
Sebastian, musician from Berlin, Germany
"Yesterday's exercise did me so much good that I trained for another good hour straight away today, great!"
Ann McFadden , Senior Construction Project Manager, Winona, MN, USA
"In each class or workshop, I always learn something new about a position or movement that I didn’t know before.
This training process continues to deepen my understanding and my practice.
What might look simple on the outside is really quite profound when experienced.
I appreciate Sifu Thomas’ teaching style, patience, and kindness, as well as the international online community he fosters."
Interview with Susannah
Susannah, Headteacher, England
Which obstacles would have prevented you from signing up for the Chi Kung foundational course?
Initially, I didn't think that the time of the classes and the unavailability of recordings would work for me.
However, now, my priority is to make time.
Just 30 minutes daily have a massive positive impact on my day.
It is how I start my day!
What did you find as a result of participating in the course and practising Chi Kung?
I find I can manage a stressful job with greater balance, calmness, and ease.
On the rare days, I've missed a session, it has reflected in my day and how I responded to a situation.
Chi Kung makes me happy, gives me time to drop into the flow, time for me, and keeps everything in perspective!
What do you like most about Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters?
I like the focus of the group, Sifu Thomas' calm approach and detailed explanations, repetitions of practice, Master Lam drop-ins, and surprise gifts!
Benefits include noticeable health improvements, feeling healthier and happier, daily reflections, unwinding, body strengthening and stamina.
I'm also able to deal with everyday situations and people with greater balance and understanding.
Would you recommend the Chi Kung foundational course?
Yes, totally recommend it!
Thank you, Thomas, your training has tipped into my everyday life, and when I don't know what to do, I do Chi Kung!
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