Qigong means Energy (Qi or Chi) Work (Gong or Kung). There are literally hundreds of Qigong styles from many different origins, styles, and families. These health and martial exercises were originally developed hundreds of years ago by Chinese Taoist monks.
Qigong is the most basic training for all complete martial art systems, whether the focus is self-defense or health. It is beneficial to the cardiovascular, respiratory and lymphatic systems. It develops strength, flexibility and coordination in the legs, waist, and spine. In general, health-oriented Qigong is easier to learn than related arts like T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Bagua Zhang.
At the J. R. Roy Martial Arts Studio we offer:
T’ai Chi Qigong, The 21 internal exercises
Eight Brocades Qigong
Master Leung Kay-Chi’s 10 exercises and 8 stances
Master Ray Hayward’s 25 exercises
Wild Goose Qigong
Karate, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Modern Arnis, Qigong, Bagua Zhang
J. R. Roy Martial Arts ~ Since 1972