Qigong, qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. “Qi” meaning “vital energy” and “Gong” derived from the phrase Gong Fu, meaning "time and effort", hence the practice of Qigong is "time and effort improving our vital energy". With roots in ancient Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts dating back 400 years, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi). The Qigong offered is from "The Stillness Movement Lineage"; what separates this from others is the use of "Intent, a manifestation that occurs utilizing energy." It is a high-level discipline effecting body, mind, spirit and destiny.
What does it entail?
Qigong sessions, similarly, to other disciplines like Tai Chi, incorporate a wide range of physical movements, including slow, meditative, flowing, dance-like motions. Martial Arts Qigong is used to increase strength, flexibility and balance by bringing qi into the muscles, bones and tendons through specifically designed routines. Qigong incorporates movement practice and hands-on therapy.
Martial Arts Qigong—specifically the Ryukyu Kempo—has its roots in Okinawa and Chinese Kempo (Kempo meaning "Fist Way"). The many hand techniques and the movements patterns taught will show the diligent student the precise angle and direction to disable an attacker, regardless of size or strength. This system also utilizes the energy channels to short circuit the opponents energy including rendering them unconscious. Small Circle Jujitsu utilizes small joint locks, e.g. finger lock, which are banned in Mixed Martial Arts competition because of their effectiveness.
Qigong and Pain
Clinical Qigong techniques were all derived and proven in the Qigong Hospitals in China. Qigong is used by integrative medicine practitioners to complement conventional medical treatment due to its safety and effectiveness. Integrative medicine blends conventional and complementary medicines/ therapies with the aim of using the most appropriate of either or both modalities to care for the patient as a whole". By regularly practicing Qigong, one can calm the mind and emotions decreasing stress thereby allowing the body to function better. The use of this holistic practice has been reported in the literature to provide benefit to many medical conditions including chronic pain and disease.
The Wellness Institute strives to offer healthy lifestyle options to our clients. We feel that this philosophy ensures quality of life, improved energy and aiding the body’s natural defenses. Qigong fulfills this mission. Due to this holistic approach to health, Brion Beller has teamed up is the Wellness Institute. Brion is a graduate of Michael Lomax's Institute of Chinese Energy Healing Certification Program as a Master Instructor of Qigong Classes and Advanced Clinical Qigong Therapy. Brion is a 7th Dan Black Belt Grandmaster with over 40-years’ experience in Martial Arts. He is certified through the National Qigong Association as a Level III Advanced Instructor and Level III advanced Clinical Practitioner and has clients around the world that utilize his Energy Healing skills. His skillset includes Okinawan Ryukyu Kempo, Small Circle Jujitsu and Hawaiian Kempo.
· Qigong Group class for improvement of vital energy… $60pm
· Clinical Qigong: one on one with pain reduction guaranteed or money back… $75 per session
· Small group Martial Arts Classes - Ryukyu Kempo and Small Circle Jujitsu … $95pm
Starting June 3rd 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays: Qigong 6:00pm Small Group Martial Arts at 7:30pm