One of my kung fu teachers refused to shake hands with anyone. He was a bit of a germophobe, but this was primarily a cultural thing. Shaking hands is a Western custom that, although widespread in Asia, still hasn’t been completely adopted. One time, I saw him meet with a high-level CEO (who was learning […]
Build Willpower like a Kung Fu Master with This Incense Stick Trick
“Do you sell Chinese incense?” I asked. The year was 1995, and the young man behind the counter seemed to be a caricature of a NYC smoke shop employee. He had thick dreadlocks, a Bob Marley t-shirt, and he looked stoned out of his mind. I was not his usual customer, however. I was there […]
Kung Fu vs. Qigong: A Quick Visual Explanation
The internet can be pretty a confusing place. If you’re still confused about how kung fu relates to qigong, then this quick video explanation will help.
The History of Qigong and Tai Chi: Facts And Myths
Is tai chi older than qigong? Or is the opposite true? Let’s bust some myths about the ancient origins of these arts.
How to Invent Your Own Style of Qigong
What’s all this talk about “style,” and what does it mean for the modern practitioner of qigong or tai chi? If you want to understand the truth about qigong styles, then my own journey may help you to see things clearer.