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  1. #1
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    May 2002
    Watertown, Massachusetts

    Smile Workshops w/Grandmaster Zhang Yuanming

    April – June 2003 Grandmaster Zhang Yuanming will be
    teaching workshops and classes in Qigong, Martial Arts, Tuina and Calligraphy at Jackowicz Oriental Medical Therapy Associates, 19 Belmont Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 868–0756, or 397 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 (781) 569–6529. For more information, or to register for classes, please call (617) 868-0756.

    Qigong Workshops
    Half day workshops in which Master Zhang teaches a special exercise for developing one’s energy and spirit. Each workshop
    is $50 preregistered (a minimum of one week in advance) or
    $60 at the door. Register for two or more classes and receive
    $10 off the total.

    Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade
    April 12, 9am – 12pm
    A Taoist sitting variation on a classic set of qigong exercises.
    Simple, yet powerful movements that can be done by anyone.

    Yellow Emperor’s Three Division Harmony
    April 12, 2pm – 5pm
    An ancient set of exercises to combine the energies of heaven,
    earth and man. Ideal for Healtcare practitioners who want to

    Tiger Qigong
    May 31, 9am – 12pm
    Capture the spirit of the tiger to strengthen the body and build up
    internal power. This is the essence of Taoist Medical Qigong
    and Internal Kungfu and was only taught to the royal family in the
    past. Apply it into Qi-emitting and self-defense.

    Pyramid Meditation
    May 31, 2pm – 5pm
    A mixture of Taoist Medical Qigong and Tibetan Buddhist
    meditation. It includes mantras and pyramid mudras. Five
    special visualizations will calm the heart and mind and enable
    you to achieve good health and longevity. A great tool for remote
    healing and developing latent abilities.

    Guan Yin Qigong
    June 7, 9am – 12pm
    Use the power of the Goddess Guan Yin to heal oneself. Learn
    a series of meditations using various mudras and imagery.

    Swimming Dragon
    June 7, 2pm – 5pm
    This method combines Taoist Taiji and Internal Alchemy Qigong.
    The image is a dragon traveling along the Taiji diagram slowly
    and elegantly. It enables you to absorb energy, unblock channels
    and balance Yin and Yang. It can also help to reduce weight.

    Internal Martial Arts
    Workshops The three arts of Taiji, Bagua, and Xingyi are referred
    to as internal since they cultivate the body's internal energy,
    known as qi. This is different than the external martial arts which
    rely on muscle strength to develop power. The internal Martial
    Arts allow the practitioner to develop more power over time so
    that the older internal martial artist is often more fearsome than
    the younger, physically stronger one. Furthermore, the practice of
    internal arts calms the mind and stretches and strengthens the
    body in a holistic manner.

    Mt. Wudang Taiji Weekend Workshops & Retreat
    Learn the form of Taiji practiced on Mt Wudang from a master
    who taught there. Combines walking and circular arm
    movements. You can attend either or both Saturday workshops
    or stay overnight and attend 2 additional workshops Saturday
    night and Sunday morning.
    Cost: $50 for each Saturday workshop or $180 for the whole
    Wudang Taiji Qigong April 26, 9am – 12pm
    Wudang Taiji Quan April 26, 2pm – 5pm

    The weekend includes two additional workshops for those staying Sat. night at JOMTA (Cambridge):
    Qi Cultivation April 26, evening
    Advanced Wudang Taiji Principles April 27, 9am – 12 pm

    Daoist Taiji
    Daoist Tai Chi will introduce general principles of Chinese
    martial arts movements, similar to those seen in the Crouching
    Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie, which are applicable to all martial
    arts. Cost: $80, preregistered, $95 at the door
    Four Thursdays – April 3, 10, 17, 24
    Basic 6pm – 7pm
    Advanced 7pm – 8pm

    Bagua is based on the Yijing (I Ching), the Book of Changes.
    These fluid movements are said to make a nearly impenetrable
    defense as well as revitalize the body. (Advanced class requires
    previous study with Master Zhang or a strong martial arts
    background.) Cost: $50 for each morning or afternoon workshop.

    Bagua Qigong (2 workshops)
    June 21, 9am – 12pm
    Learn the history, philosophy and theory of Bagua. Learn to work
    with the energies used in Bagua and learn the first 2 palms.
    June 21, 2pm – 5pm
    Learn the other 6 palms.

    Bagua Martial Applications ( Requires prior Bagua study with
    Master Zhang )
    Beginning June 22, 9am – 12pm
    Advanced Extended Set June 22, 2pm – 5pm

    Qigong Tuina II
    This is a continuation of a series given last fall and will teach
    new techniques as we\ll as review previously taught techniques.
    A centuries-old way to add Qi energy to Tuina (Chinese
    bodywork) techniques! Cost: $90 pre-registered, $100 at the
    Four Thursdays –
    April 3, 10, 17, 24 8:30pm – 10pm

    Daoist Calligraphy
    Learn to open your channels, then with brush and ink, infuse
    esoteric Chinese characters with your Qi plus the energetic
    essence of the character, to emanate out into the surroundings.
    Cost: $80, preregistered, $95 at the door
    Four Thursdays
    May 22, 29, June 5, 12 6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Qigong Certification Program
    Master Zhang has designed a systematic approach for the
    mastery of his lineage methods of qigong that allows the student
    to develop the ability to treat disease by use of energy alone. The
    program is based on the centuries old traditions that come from
    Mt. Qing Cheng in China, where Master Zhang grew up and
    apprenticed with the hermit masters of the mountains.
    The program is divided into three modules. Each module covers
    different material and progressively builds on the foundation of
    the previous one. The student is required to complete a module
    and then practice the methods of qi cultivation for a minimum of
    one year to attend the next module. After the successful
    completion of the third module, the student will be tested by
    Master Zhang in both theoretical and practical components of
    administering treatment. Successful completion of the exam
    then leads to certification as both a healing practitioner and
    basic level instructor of qigong.
    Tuition for each module is $700 which includes 40 hours of
    instruction and 24 hours of apprenticeship. Call (617) 868-0756
    to register.

    Completion certificates are issued after Level 3 and Practitioner
    and Instructor certification is possible after testing. This program
    qualifies for CEU’s for acupuncturists.

    When are the modules given?
    Currently the modules are run in the morning from 6:30 to
    8:30am, Monday to Friday, for one month. The requirements
    include attendance at lecture and practice at home, as well as
    one day a week of observation and assisting with Master Zhang
    as he treats patients to thereby "learn the ropes" much like a
    traditional apprentice would.
    2003 Level 1 Morning Module: May 27 to June 23 Mon – Fri, 6:30
    to 8:30am
    2003 Level 2 Morning Module: April 1 to 25 Mon – Fri, 6:30 to
    2003 Level 3 Module: April 6, 13, 19 (full days) and May 19 to 23
    (Mon – Fri, 6:30 to 8:30am)

    Private Qigong Healings
    Master Zhang is available for private healing sessions In
    Cambridge or Woburn. Please call (617) 868–0756 to schedule
    an appointment.

    Grandmaster Zhang Yuanming
    Born into a traditional martial arts family in Sichuan province,
    China, Grandmaster Zhang Yuanming is the inheritor of several
    ancient qigong lineages. For seventeen generations, his
    ancestors studied, nurtured and refined these practices,
    acquiring knowledge for improving health and longevity by
    tapping into the natural energy of the universe. One of the most
    prominent among his ancestors was Zhang San Feng, the
    founder of Taoist Taiji.

    Grandmaster Zhang began to practice various forms of Qigong
    at the age of three. He went on to study with 24 different masters
    and hermits, developing a broad, inclusive background in the
    traditional arts of Chinese Medicine, Acupressure Massage,
    Medical Qigong, Taoist and Tibetan Buddhism, and Internal
    Alchemy. He has earned international recognition for his
    expertise in a variety of Kung Fu systems, including Shaolin,
    Taiji, Bagua Palm, Xingyi and Chin Zhen. He is the 8th
    generation lineage holder of Mt. Emei Qigong, 6th generation
    successor of Hebei Xingyi boxing, 4th generation of Bagua
    Boxing, and 18th generation successor of My Wudan Longmen

    Grandmaster Zhang is also the Dean Emeritus of the Guanming
    Medical University's Qigong and Acupuncture Department as
    well as a consultant to the United Nations Qigong Society. He
    has published numerous articles in Kung Fu Qigong Magazine
    and Qi Journal and has produced over 25 instructional videos in
    Medical Qigong and Kung Fu.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Wow! You guys are really in for a treat. He's with us right now in Alaska and we always have a great time with him. Just make sure you have a good Chinese->English Translator ! Have fun.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    does he wear the robe? that's all I care about
    I do not ever see Sifu do anything that could be construed as a hula dancer- hasayfu

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Watertown, Massachusetts
    Yes it is a real treat. Master Zhang's been coming to the Boston area for several years now. I'm an acupuncture student and will take level 2 of Master Zhang's 3 year medical qigong certificate program. Last year several of us in his program noticed it made an immediate difference in our ability to get qi when practicing needling in school. I've taken a number of his qigong, taiji, and bagua workshops and his emphasis on learning to work with qi before form is especially important. Having taken classes with other instructors before, I didn't start to get the idea and feel of working with qi until studying with Master Zhang.

    Master Zhang understands more English than he speaks. But we do have an excellent translator, who is also an acupuncturist, a scholar of classical Chinese medical texts and an initiated Taoist.

    No robes last fall (they are colorful aren't they), but excellent instruction anyway!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.


    Qigong master visits Batavia to spread cultural awareness and promote ancient Chinese healing art
    posted by Howard B. Owens in GO ART!, Qigong, Grandmaster Yuanming Zhang, batavia, news.

    Grandmaster Yuanming Zhang, a master of the ancient Chinese medicine of Qigong, which involves exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being, has been in Batavia this past week giving seminars to area residents of all ages.

    Last week, he taught children calligraphy as well as a form of Qigong known as a five-animal play.

    Yesterday, he conducted a class for adults in Qigong using essential oils.

    And today, his seminar was on pyramid meditation.

    In 2005 Zhang established the World Federation of Reflex Medicine and in 2006, in conjunction with the World Reflexology Association, held a Conference for academic exchange at the United Nations Headquarters.

    According to his website, Zhang, now a resident of Laguna Beach, Calif., was born into the Yellow Emperor Concealed Transcendent family lineage in Sichuan province in 1963. His entire life has been devoted to Internal Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He traces his lineage through renowned Zhang family ancestors back to the sage Laozi (Lao Tzu) and even further back to the Yellow Emperor of China. One of his ancestors was Zhang Liang, the 80th generation descendent of the Yellow Emperor.

    Dr. Catherine Homrig, a veterinarian with Pumpkin Hill in Byron, said she has studied with Zhang for a number of years. She arranged for his visit to Genesee County and said one of his goals is to increase awareness of ancient cultural practices in China. He also wants to help people improve their health.

    "One thing for people to learn about is the benefits of Qigong as a healing art and also a way of exercising, releasing stress, finding balance, and restoring good health," Homrig said. "And then again, cultural awareness. Master comes from a long lineage and so his (teaching) is the ancient traditional style. And with that comes strong energy. And they're probably not going to experience that in many places besides going to China."

    Zhang teaches one more seminar, Om Fire Drago Qigong, during this visit, at 6:30 p.m. tonight at GO Art!, 201 East Main St., Batavia. No experience is necessary. Beginners are welcome. Wear comfortable, athletic clothing and non-skid shoes. The cost is $35 a person.

    First two photos by Howard Owens. The remaining photos were submitted by Dr. Catherine Homrig (she is on the left in the photo below).

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