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 […]
How To Build Discipline Like A Zen Sword Master
Teaching Qigong and Tai Chi is a lot like parenting. You make lots of mistakes along the way. And in retrospect, I think that I may have made a mistake in being too soft on my students.
History of Qigong: The 18 Luohan Hands
Who are these 18 Luohans, and why are we interested in their hands? The word Luohan comes from the Sanskrit word Arhat. Both words refer to a person who has cultivated a high level of spirituality, somewhat like a Christian Saint.
It’s All Chinese To Me!
There are a lot of foreign words and names on this site. I know that it can get confusing, so in this post, I will try to define them in a way that you can easily understand.
The Man Who Made Shaolin
What do Cosmos Qigong, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Zen Meditation have in common? Sure, they’re all energy arts, and they all came from the Shaolin Temple. But did you know that they also came from the same man?