We typically translate the term Chi Kung (also commonly written as Qigong) as energy working. Chi kung has many benefits. Perhaps some of the more popular are improved posture, blanace and stability; also, deeper awareness, a longer and healthier life, and increased energy levels in the body. Some of these points may seem broad in scope, but a list of detailed health and wellbeing benefits would go on and on.
As the term "energy work" may imply, our program teaches how to feel, build, and work with energy in the body. This energetic exercising makes for a healthy energy system which leads to a healthier state for the entire body.
Our program is not only for those looking for the health benefits of chi kung, but is excellent for those interested in the Internal Martial Arts (Tai Chi, Baguazhang, Xing Yi, etc.), as it teaches key concepts for the “soft style” martial arts.
The core of our chi kung program is incorporated into our Wing Chun training, teaching things like energy activation, cultivation, and flow. This provides Wing Chun students an internal skill (nei-gong) that can be applied to any application in life (also providing the proper condition to life in order to defend one's self from those things that seek to do harm).
Nei Gung (Internal Work):
Nei Gung is the final phase of our chi kung program. Our Nei gung curriculum will give the participants of our chi kung program a body of advanced study, which they can take with them to continue improving their skills.
A Brief Word on Chi-Energy:
There are many definitions and ideas about what “Chi Energy” really is. It’s fair to note that various cultures have woven ideas of Chi/Qi/Ki deep into religious and superstitious philosophies. It’s also fair to note that Modern Western Medicine has admitted that there are energies which move along the spine and play intricate roles in various cell activities and body functions. As the ancient debate of Chi Energy continues to this day, we here at Yost Wing Chun Academy look at Chi in a practical, scientific fashion, and encourage you to come in and experience it for yourself.