INTERNAL KUNG FU, QIGONG AND MEDITATION PROGRAM

Qigong, Internal Kung Fu and Meditation Program

Our ‘Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation Program’ concentrates on the deeper aspects of old style Kung Fu: the secrets of the ancient Masters! It teaches use of the breath to link body with mind so as to strengthen overall being.

Real strength comes from the body working as a whole, not as isolated parts. It stems as much from the fascia – the tendinous tissue which runs right through our bodies – as it does from the muscle. It rises up from the feet like a wave. And it begins in the mind – strong action stems from strong intention, strong intention arises from a focussed mind.

Qigong, Internal Kung Fu and Meditation Program.

Real wisdom is the realm of a calm and fully connected mind. We train our minds through our bodies and connect the creative with the analytic minds, the body-brain with the head-brain, the conscious with the subconscious. There is philosophy in movement. Calm, steady flow. Patient and accurate. Flexible.

Healthy ‘Chi’ (Qi) is healthy energy. It is the foundation of a healthy body and healthy mind. It flows through the body guided by the mind. Mind, body and Chi (breath / energy) are inseparable and need to be trained together.

This program uses a clever combination of physical movement, Chi cultivation and meditation to draw together mind, body and breath so as to complement and strengthen each other. It delivers mental calm and focus, physical health and fitness, strong, relaxed breathing and vigorous, well-balanced Chi. It is less strenuous than our Shaolin Warrior Program and is ideal for less aggressive people, less fit or older people wanting to concentrate more on internal development, raised consciousness and good health. It is also a great way for people with a yoga background to explore ancient Chinese exercise.

It covers:

  • Shuang Yang Pei Ho: The Frost Sun White Crane Soft and Gentle Art, including the cane routine.
  • Sum Chien: The internal power building exercise of Shaolin Kung Fu.
  • The Tong Ling Qigong (Chi Kung) system.
  • Bodhidharma’s Vein Tendon Qigong.
  • Meditation.
  • Relaxation training.
  • Qigong / Kung Fu breathing techniques.

TIMETABLE

To see in detail what a day in the Internal Kung Fu Program involves, please take a look at our timetable.

TIME SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
06:00 Tong Ling Chi Kung Tong Ling Chi Kung Tong Ling Chi Kung Tong Ling Chi Kung Tong Ling Chi Kung
07:00 Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art
07:55 Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.
08:20 Old Style Partner Training Chi Kung Face massage. Meditation lesson. Relaxation training to unlock chi flow, calm the mind and heal the body. Meditation lesson.
Sum Chien Internal power training or combative drills Sum Chien internal power training or Chi Na - joint locks, pressure points etc.
09:15 Breakfast then free time Breakfast then free time Breakfast then free time Breakfast Breakfast then free time Breakfast then free time Breakfast
10:00 Intensive Introductory Course Intensive Introductory Course Intensive Introductory Course Free day for rest and relaxation Intensive Introductory Course Intensive Introductory Course Free day for rest and relaxation
11:00 Sum Chien and Shuang Yang practise, vein tendon chi kung, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, & Meditation Recommended Free Practice Time (no instruction) Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, vein tendon chi kung & Meditation Recommended Free Practice Time (no instruction) Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, vein tendon chi kung & Meditation
13:15 Break. Break. Break. Break. Break.
15:30 Lower body warm up and stretch. Relaxation training to unlock chi flow, calm the mind and heal the body. Cane workshop. Upper body warm up and stretch. Masterclass: in depth training - topic changes weekly. Lower body warm up and stretch. Traditional Fighting Skills. Pushing / Sticky Hands OR Cultivating the breath. Chi kung breathing methods. Chanting. Lower body warm up and stretch. Shuang Yang small group training followed by meditation. Upper body warm up & stretch. Sum Chien, Shuang Yang and cane training.
18:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Evening chi kung session.

PERSONALISED PROGRAMS

Qigong, Internal Kung Fu and Meditation Program.

It is easily possible to mix our Qigong, Internal Kung Fu and Meditation, Shaolin Warrior and Qi Gong and Meditation for Life Balance programs to produce a personalise program which best suits your individual needs. Our instructors will be happy to discuss this with you on your arrival.

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The retreat is located – not by chance – in an harmonious place that fills you with its peaceful glow and even a sea dependent, who grew up by the coast and can’t spend one week without longing for the sounds and smell of the ocean (only people raised by the seaside know what I mean), feels completely at peace there! This truly is a life sanctuary that will replenish you with a magical vibration attuned to all living things! There aren’t many places with this vibe. I felt this in the Pacific Islands, especially Rapa Nui and Bora Bora, and both the Pacific and Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat were the only two times in my life when I felt like crying when leaving a place…

(Read more) Natália C. – 3 March 2018

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While they suggest staying for a week or more my boyfriend and I were only able to stay for 2 days. They welcomed us in even for this short stay and made us feel just as important as students who were there for months. The training was well rounded, and the instructors were knowledgeable, patient, and all spoke fluent English. Training starts at dawn and is almost all day long which made our two days feel like a week on our body. We felt like we were at a true Kung Fu training camp with bamboo structures, great nutritional food, amazing mountain scenery, and incredible instructors. Everything was better than we expected…

(Read more) Kockununa – 9 February 2018

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A most satisfied student here....after learning 'Chi Gong' in UK by authentic Chinese masters I practiced this arts teachings for many years, benefiting in all it has to offer to prepare for Kungfu. What I quickly realised in Nam Yang is that I was doing many incorrect postures causing me pain in the long term. Learning 'Chi Kung' from Master Ian and his team was without question what I needed to truly learn this ancient art. All the team individually helped me fine tune key areas of my life physical, mental and spiritul…

(Read more) Serksta – 1 February 2018

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I booked initially for 1 week but extended twice, until I had to return to my country. I never thought i would have such an interesting time. The combination between qi kung, kung fu, strong warm ups, meditations, strechings, weapons, sanda... makes the experience so complete for body, mind and spirit, as they say. It’s a healing place, in any sense, physical or mental. The instructors are one of the most remarkable things of the retreat: since they love the kung fu as a way of life, that feeling is transmitted on the trainings. They are serious with their job, and friendly on the treatment, patient and strict at the same time. The way of teaching is based on explaining the reason why of every movement, so everything makes sense. You find easily the motivation for learning and enjoying, and wanting more…

(Read more) Lara A. – 10 November 2017

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Master Iain and his instructors cater for all types of students at differing levels and grades of either internal or external kung fu. I am mid forties and fairly fit yet the retreat in Pai made me feel healthier and rejuvenated in such a small space of time without the usual 'thrashing' or 'beasting' you may have faced in other martial arts / boxing .. why? It was down too the good balance of hard / soft training that was conducted in a mature and intelligent manner - all of which is built on respect for each and every person at the retreat...

(Read more) Chris – 15 February 2018

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