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Santa Monica Qi Kung Workshops In March

Tai Chi - Qi Gong - Santa Monica

This post is just a reminder that TC Hou will be repeating his notable, three part Qi Gong Workshop series on the last three Saturdays of March. If you missed this workshop series before, now is your chance to deepen your understanding of the internal power of Tai Chi.

This series is also great as a refresher course. It is a LOT of knowledge to internalize in a short period, so repetition can’t hurt 🙂

The schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Workshop 1: Tai Chi Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

In this workshop you will study Qi channels (meridians) in the human body and learn to nourish them with the correct breathing patterns. This practice can be applied to Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong or any daily activity. TC will be demonstrating this within the application of his custom San-Shou routine.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Workshop 2: Qi Kung I

You will learn how to make Qi power your movements. You will also be learning how to circulate Qi through our body in when in motion. Additionally we will be exploring the connection of this to our coordination. Application and practice will be further facilitated by continuing through TC’s San-Shou routine.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Workshop 3: Qi Kung II

Workshop 3 will be a continuation of the principals in Workshop 2. This will also finish up the San-Shou routine. By the end you will have been through both the defense and offense of a complete San Shou routine!


The workshop will be on three consecutive Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the afternoon.


They will take place in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center located at 2425 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Please read more about Qi Kung Workshops In Santa Monica and Los Angeles by clicking here.


You can also call Julia Lee at (202) 270-1350 for more information on class times and fees.

We hope to see you there!

notes from essentail taichi workshop

If you missed today’s Tai Chi Qi-Kung  workshop with TC,  I’ve made some notes and transcribed them here.

I will not cover any of the movements or hand motions, but I am creating some notes on the ordering. In the Vimeo video link below you can see a visualization of the order of the meridians to be combined with the breathing. The video plays a little fast, as this is a prototype animation- just pause the video when needed.
An expanded version of the following animation (including the movements) will be presented in future editions. For now, please enjoy:

The ordering is like the list below. Color emphasis added is similar to the acupuncture mannequin TC presents:

1. Gall Bladder
2. Liver
3. Lung
4. Large Intestine
5. Stomach
6. Spleen
7. Heart
8. Small Intestine
9. Bladder
10. Kidney
11. Pericardium
12. Triple Burner

The above five colors are also the colors of the Wu Xing:

, Yellow, Green, White, and Blue (sometimes represented as Black).
The pattern to these colors can be discovered on the Wikipedia link –  The Wu Xing

As TC mentioned ‘water’ and ‘bodies of water,’ you can think of the colorization (wu xing) to determine the flow of those rivers based on wu xing cycles…

…learn more at the next workshop, Chi Kung Workshop #2.

LA Tai Chi Workshop Reminder: Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

In Tai Chi Chuan, self defense is the application, Chi Kung is the internal power house for all stances. They must be together to make your practice efficient. Your ability will be greatly improved if you can control your Chi flow.

breathing and Qi flow in meridiansIn these workshops you will learn the concept of Chi and understand its flow in our body. Furthermore, you will learn ways to build up your Chi, and ways to circulate it inside, and how to direct it for applications.

There are three workshops in three Sundays. You may take all three to achieve better results or you may just choose the one interested you. As I always emphasized, you must understand the logic of Tai Chi to make it alive in your mind. then it will stay with you and last for your lifetime.

Topic: Breathing and Qi Flow in Meridians

Date: January 22, 2012, Sunday

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $70 (or $180 for all three sessions)

Location: Yahoo Center (2425 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90043)/ Entrance of underground parking is on

Colorado Ave near Cloverfield)

Click Here for more details.



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