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James Saper R.TCM.P.
328 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3W5 (519) 341-9314

Qi Gong and Internal Martial Arts

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Qigong (chi kung) Classes in Guelph
Qigong is a Chinese form of movement therapy that builds and trains Qi in the body. Sometimes referred to as Chinese yoga, the practice combines movement and mediation as a way to integrate mind and body. Because of its long history, there are hundreds of different forms with as many different styles to teaching as there are teachers.

I focus on several health Qi Gong sets:
the classical forms - Eight Silk Brocades (Ba Duan Jin) and 5 Animals (Wu Qin Xi)
modern forms - 18 Postures (Liang Gong Shi Ba Fa) and Double Nine Qigong

Chen Taiji (tai chi), Xingyi (hsin-i) and Bagua (pakua) classes in Guelph
Taiji, Xingyi and Bagua are three central internal styles of Chinese martial arts. These differ from external or hard forms in that they rely on the cultivation of internal qi and relaxed but strong body postures, as opposed to muscular strength, for their effectiveness. As a result they are equally focussed on cultivating health as they are focussed on self-defense.

Chen style Taiji is the oldest form of Taiji. It is characterized by slow, flowing circular movements that are punctuated by quick and powerful bursts.
Hebei style Xingyi is a martial art that uses direct economical techniques and straight-line movements. Its foundation training is based on the Five Phases theories. I teach the lineage as taught by Di Guoyong, founding member of the Beijing Xingyi Quan Research Association
Bagua is characterized by its circle-walking training and circular, turning techniques. The classes focus on Magui and Liang styles Bagua. The Magui lineage makes use of 'full body power' to quickly build internal strength at the outset, while Liang style trains “coiling power” to coordinate movements and generate power.

Special Seminars with Andrea Falk
I organize regular seminars in Xing Yi and Ba Gua that are taught by my teacher, Andrea Falk. Andrea Falk is world renown for her teaching, her translating of Chinese martial arts books into English and her dedication to Wu Shu. Her teaching and training sees her tirelessly traveling between Canada, the U.S, the United Kingdom and China. Visit her website, www.thewushucentre.ca.

Special Seminars with Jack Yan
I also organize regular seminars in Chen Tai Chi that are taught by my teacher, Jack Yan. Master Yan is one of the eighteen inheritor disciples of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei (a major gate keeper of Chen’s Tai chi). He currently holds 7th Duan of Chinese Martial Arts and a Ph. D. Degree in Chinese Martial Arts from Shanghai University of Sport. He has over 20 year of teaching experience in North America. Visit his website, www.tntkungfu.com.

Class Schedules can be found on the club website www.stonelantern.org

last updated March 31st, 2017