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Discover Chi Kung

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Improve your health and try something new with Chi Kung. Chi Kung (also known as Qi Gong and chi gung) has its roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts and philosophy. It's the practice of aligning breathing, movement, and awareness for the purpose of exercise, healing, and meditation.

With Master Yue Ming Chen as your guide, you'll learn a set of Chi Kung (Qi Gong) steps called the Ten Complete Treasures of Chi Kung. Chi Kung has also been credited with helping to relieve stress and pain. For more details, please see the course outline.

No materials required.

Course details

Dates: Mondays, April 20 to June 1, 2020 (6 weeks - no class May 18)
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
10 MacKay Drive, Marshall d'Avary Hall, Room 221
Course fee: $139 (+ HST)
Instructor: Master Yue Ming Chen

Register for April 20 - June 1, 2020

Course outline

  • Week 1: The history and philosophy of Chi Kung and how to meditate, and how to roll the hips to start to gather Chi (vital energy) around the Dantien area.
  • Week 2: How to turn the head to get the Chi flow in the neck and how to swing the hands to gather the Chi in the arms and the chest.
  • Week 3: How to lift and press the hands to keep the shoulders flexible and free from pain and how to “beat the drum” to keep the elbows and wrists flexible and free from pain.
  • Week 4: How to “row the boat” to keep good balance and to gain strength and flexibility in the both legs.
  • Week 5: How to “scoop up the shrimps” to keep the knees and lower back flexible and strong and how to shoot out hands to gather Chi for the heart.
  • Week 6: How to “lift the paddles” to gain the circulation of blood and the flow of Chi in the whole body, as well as review and refine all the forms so that they are working together at their best to reach the effect for better health.

About the instructor

Yue Ming Chen, originally from China, is a master of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu. Since 1993, he has operated the Chinese Health and Martial Arts Center in Fredericton where he focuses on public health. He holds a certificate of Master of Wushu and Kung Fu and a certificate of Master of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He has volunteered extensively as a Tai Chi Qi Gong and Kung Fu instructor, demonstrator and performer with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, the Chinese Cultural Association of NB and the Chinese Cultural Association of Saint John.

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