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    I thought they were offering this already

    Shi Yanran's schools really deserve their own thread because they are official cultural centers, but I'm not going to merge all the past threads right now. Maybe in the future...

    Shaolin Kungfu advocates promote traditional Chinese health preservation service in U.S.
    Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-02 07:44:38|Editor: Xiang Bo

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Built on its success of Kungfu classes, Shaolin Temple USA will start offering Shaolin Chan Medicine service and Health Qigong classes in the San Francisco Bay Area starting on Oct. 2.

    Since founded in 2007, the non-profit organization committed to promoting Chinese martial arts in the United States has set up four centers in the Bay Area and another in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 1,000 students currently enrolled, said Yan Ran, chairman of Shaolin Temple USA, on Saturday.

    "Many residents came to our centers seeking alternative treatment for sub-health conditions, such as back pain and weakness. We hope to combine Shaolin Kungfu with Shaolin Chan (Zen) medicine and Health Qigong to better serve the students and residents," said Yan Ran.

    The Shaolin Chan Medicine, which combines the medicine of Chinese Buddhism and traditional Chinese medicine, has a history of over 1,000 years. It's closely related to the development of Shaolin Kungfu. Most of the prominent Shaolin monks in history were versed in Chan, Kungfu and medicine.

    In recent years, Shaolin Medicine, a health care provider has published books on Shaolin medical practice over 800 years ago, has rediscovered secret prescriptions of Shaolin Medicine.

    "Shaolin Medicine is ready to share those prescriptions with the world. It also plans to send experts to overseas Shaolin culture centers to provide health care service," said Yan Ran.

    Like Kungfu, Chinese Qigong is getting increasingly popular among Americans in the Bay Area as they benefit from the breath-regulating exercise.

    "I feel more balanced and energetic (after the exercise)," said a local resident, 69, who preferred to be identified as Sally W. She attended a Health Qigong demonstration at the San Francisco center of Shaolin Temple USA.

    She was introduced to practice Qigong five years ago by her husband, who has been doing the ancient Chinese form of exercise for 10 years.

    She said she preferred Qigong to other physical exercises because of the slow and gentle style and relaxed mind.

    Health Qigong is a new form evolved from the traditional Qigong to meet the requirement of practitioners in modern society.

    The Chinese Health Qigong Association has organized experts to create eight exercises of Health Qigong based on traditional Qigong theory, including Yi Jin Jing (Muscle-Tendon Change Classic), Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Frolics), Ba Duan Jin (Eight Section Brocade) and Da Wu (Big Dance).

    Health Qigong is a traditional national sport in China, which aligns physical movement, breath and mind adjustments as the major form of exercise, said Yan Ran.

    It's a health-preserving exercise that can improve the functions of the body, he said.

    To promote cultural exchanges between the United States and China, Shaolin Temple USA and the Wushu (Martial Arts) Department of Xi'an Physical Education have recently teamed up to send Chinese professors and students to the United States starting early next year.

    The professors will help train Kungfu instructors, while the students will have the opportunity to receive training on qualifying for International Wushu Judges and to participate in international Wushu competitions in the United States, according to Yan Ran.
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    More coop between STUSA & CHQA

    Chinese Qigong embraces modern fitness
    Last Updated: 2018-11-13 09:58 | Xinhua

    A delegation of four Qigong masters from China is visiting the San Francisco Bay Area to train Qigong practitioners at a series of events.

    The workshop, titled "Chinese Health Qigong: Ancient health enhancing exercises for modern fitness," is organized by Shaolin Temple USA and the Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA).

    During the four-day program from Thursday to Sunday, the delegation, composed of experts from the CHQA and some Chinese universities, demonstrated health Qigong and gave lectures on methods of traditional Chinese health preservation to local audiences.

    "The health Qigong is a new and essential form selected from many different versions of traditional Qigong to meet the requirement of modern practitioners," said Gao Lanjie, vice secretary-general of the CHQA.

    By aligning physical movement, breath and mind adjustments, health Qigong aims at improving the functions of the body, Gao added.

    "Most of our students in this workshop are adults. They are mostly engineers from Silicon Valley high-tech companies," said Heng Yuan, a senior instructor at the Fremont school of Shaolin Temple USA.

    "They keep practicing Qigong because they feel the benefit of it," he said. "If you can keep practicing for a month, you'll be able to feel the difference."

    Health Qigong has been actively promoted to other countries in the last 10 years. About 2.5 million people are exercising health Qigong in more than 50 countries and regions, according to Gao.

    She said health Qigong is increasingly being recognized by the overseas authorities. In the United States, roughly 50,000 people are practicing it.
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    Carry forward the spirit

    Inheritor of Huo-style boxing devoted to carrying forward martial arts spirit(1/10)
    2018-12-05 09:00:39 Xinhua Editor :Li Yan



    Huo Jinghong, the 5th generation descendant of Huo Yuanjia, a Chinese martial arts master, poses in front of Huo Yuanjia Memorial in Xiaonanhe Village of Jingwu Township in Tianjin, north China's Municipality, Nov. 28, 2018. As the descendant of Huo Yuanjia, one of China's most revered martial arts masters, Huo Jinghong, 41, started practicing martial arts at the age of 5. After her graduation from the Wushu School of Beijing Sport University in major of Wushu Routine, Huo started her career as a gym teacher of Tianjin University of Commerce in the year of 2000. As a gym teacher, Huo teaches martial arts for the university team and offers classes on health Qigong, a new form selected from different versions of traditional Qigong for modern fitness, in the university. Later in 2015, Huo became the inheritor of Huo-style boxing, which was listed as an intangible cultural heritage in Tianjin, and since then, she has devoted herself to the inheritance and development of the martial arts handed down from the older generation of Huo's family. She hoped that the Huo-style boxing would help people understand more about the Chinese martial arts. Huo Yuanjia was born in Tianjin in 1868. He founded the Chin Woo Athletic Association in 1910 in Shanghai and advocated the spirit of "patriotism, self-cultivation, justice, and helpfulness", which remain among the key tenets of martial arts today. Now Huo Jinghong is devoting her efforts to carry forward the spirit. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)


    I would really love to meet Huo Jinghong and/or get a story on her.

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    International Health Qigong Association


    First Asian Health Qigong Tournament & Exchange to be held in SW China

    Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-18 20:04:21|Editor: mingmei

    KUNMING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The first Asian Health Qigong Tournament & Exchange will kick off on October 25 in Lijiang city, China's southwest Yunnan Province, the organizers announced on Friday.

    A total of 387 players from eight countries and regions will compete in the competition, which was divided into two age groups: those under 50 and over 50.

    The event is hosted by the International Health Qigong Federation, Chinese Health Qigong Association, Yunnan Provincial Sports Bureau and Lijiang Municipal People's government.
    I have a hard time grokking qigong as a competitive sport.

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    ttt 4 2020

    Apparently they've changed names once again. It's not the CHQA or the IHQA anymore. It's the IHQF.

    I suppose I should change the title from Association to Federation.

    Maybe later.
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