Ch'i Kung (Qigong) Styles Practiced at AYC
In 2001, the State Sport General Administration of China founded the Chinese Health Chi Kung Association to popularize, spread, and research ch'i kung in cooperation with Peking Sport University. In 2003, the Chinese government recognized ch'i kung as one of the four main exercises to promote health, as well as promote Chinese national culture.
We teach the Eight Pieces of Brocade as well as Flying Phoenix Ch'i Kung at AYC. However, we follow a more traditional style, rather than the standardized, government-sanitized form that has been sponsored by the Chinese Health Chi Kung Association and the Chinese government. The differences are primarily stylistic, and the descriptions and diagrams depicted here reflect that more-traditional approach.