Health Qigong Training
Easy access to any type of Qigong training. Ideal for those struggling to find a routine, and have an overactive spirit.
Qigong For Everyone
A simple self-paced step by step approach
It's simple to get started with Health Qigong; all you need is a comfortable place to practice and some basic instructions. Many resources are available to assist you in getting started, such as online videos, live streams, notes, face-to-face sessions, and workshops.
The majority of Health Qigong activities are gentle and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is ideal for individuals who struggle to find a routine, have an overactive spirit, or have difficulty mastering the combined action of meditation, breathwork, and technicalities. You are welcome to train and earn merit without being required to teach.
The videos on this page will assist in getting to know more.
What, Why & Who
Simple self-paced on-demand
Train and Qualify Locally. Teach Worldwide!
There are various Health Qigong forms, each with its own set of benefits. Through SAHQA (SA Health Qigong Association), clients can benefit from our international connections to IHQF (International Health Qigong Federation) and CHQA (Chinese Health Qigong Association). To get you started, learn and access 4 of the most popular forms.
Learn one form, be assessed, and earn merit to start teaching to pay for your ongoing education. Continued training while teaching refines your "on-the-job" skill sets. Our courses are suitable for beginners. Train 1 form or routine over 4 days of training at 4 hours per day can be done in person or via live stream (bookings required).
Positive emotions are essential for good health, vitality, and immunity. That is also the Qigong viewpoint, and it is the key to extraordinary healing. Qigong works with frequency and vibration. Every emotion has a distinct signature and frequency. Specific systems in your body are influenced by these frequencies. This good effect is what creates such a beautiful feeling and complete healing.
These exercises, if learned, can also result in increased immune functioning, breathing and blood flow, greater flexibility, a higher level of internal balance and harmony, and physical efficiency and coordination. Qigong is now regarded as "a shining pearl in Traditional Chinese Medicine" in the Chinese health and medical science fields. It has helped millions of people with severe and persistent health problems in getting better.
Benefits: Instructor & Client
Increase muscle strength and flexibility
Improve lower back pain
Encourage blood circulation
Helps to combat stress and depression
Better functioning of internal organs is beneficial to people suffering from Diabetes, Heart Problems, and Kidney problems
Reduce high blood pressure
Improvement of mental attitude and power of perception as well as overall physical fitness
Improvement of the flexibility of joints, thus beneficial to people with Arthritis.
Reduce the loss of Calcium thus improve bone density, thus beneficial to people suffering from Osteoporosis
The cardiovascular and respiratory functions are markedly improved.
Every now and then we need to become uncomfortable to be comfortable. Have a squizz and explore Six Healing Sounds Qigong. You might surprise yourself. PS: The book is downloadable for your leisurely reading.
Enjoy the journey!
Collab: SAHQA & IHQF coaches - Ms. Amanda Lan, Professor Li Zheng En, Dr. Jeff Lan, Mr. Zhang De Ming, Dr. Chen Chang Le.
Train To Be A Health Qigong Coach
The 4 Forms In Brief
There are initially four forms to get you started, namely Liu Zi Jue, Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Ying, and Wu Qin Xi. These qigongs are designed for improving the general health of those who practice them.
1. Six Healing Sounds
The 6 Healing Sounds are to clear toxins and restore the health within the organs; this is done with each inhalation and exhalation. Each sound resonates with a specific organ to amplify the health of this organ.
2. EIGHT SECTION BROCADE
Eight Section Qigong Exercises for calming the mind and spiritual enhancement, stretching and loosening body joints, and assisting with breathing enhancement. Assists illnesses such as osteoporosis and mental health.
3. TENDON MUSCLE STRENGTHENING
Tendon Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises is based on Chinese medicine theories within martial art applications. This specific routine is famous among the Shaolin monks when practicing the mergence of martial arts such as strengthening the bones, tendons, muscle, and sinews; effective for healing, energy work, and martial applications.
4. Five Animal Play
Five Animal Frolic/Play Qigong Exercises was specifically designed by a Chinese physician named Hua Tuo. Mimicking the animal movement affects the health of the internal organs, it massages, balances, stimulates, stretches, and opens in an aerobic and anaerobic action switching between sympathetic and parasympathetic mode or Yin Yang training.
The Advanced Forms
These are done after the 4 routines listed above and the player has completed a prescribed competence level to continued study.
Did You Know?
Qigong as a therapy exercise is over 3000 years old; as shown on unearthed ancient paintings and pottery depicting the Qigong movements.
Origins researched among famous Chinese medicine contributors over these decades have proven its efficacy among thousands of practitioners and players living in China and the world to date.
Qigong as therapy is similar to Acupuncture treatment; as both utilise the same theoretical knowledge and philosophy to acquire 360 health and wellness.
There are Two ways of practicing Qi Gong
Dong Gong is an active technique. It involves movements relating to acupuncture points and channels, and strengthens the internal organs. This is also found in the practice of Tai Chi Quan but in Tai Chi one has to sink the Qi into the lower Dantian as well.
Jing Qi Gong is a passive technique like Yin and Yang. It consists of any kind of meditation - sitting, lying or standing - which helps us to cultivate energy and store the Qi in the DanTian. It works on the internal body and clears the mind (to gain calmness and clarity )
This will allow you to study at your own time and pace at home.
Find a flat, open space where you can move freely without colliding with anything.
Stretch beforehand is recommended since it assists to calm the mind and relax the body.
Allow at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, for this practice.
Your phones should be off.
Avoid practicing with a full stomach.
Allow time to digest before doing anything physical.
Avoid training in direct sunlight.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes with flat soles.
Don't go overboard.
When you're tired, take a break.
After you've finished, gently cool down and give your body time to recover and restore itself.
1. BREATH NATURALLY
2. EMPTY YOUR CUP
(never assume you know something regardless if learned prior. You need to always be open to learning and new experiences)
STEP 1 Mimic the form and see how best you are able to do so.
STEP 2 Let the music gently wash over you and take in its beauty.
(The timing of each song is specifically composed for each routine to assist in sensation calming)
STEP 3 Examine your ability to recreate the technicalities of every single movement in minute detail.
Once you've done this, you're ready to be refined.
Spending time with a qualified Qigong coach will assist you in maximizing your ability to master the moves and benefit from the features that improve your health.
All of these and more will be at your fingertips.
How do you go about doing this?
This is possible with our online lessons, which include video tutorials that cover theory and technicalities in detail.
Alternatively, look for us to do workshops in your area or invite us to collaborate with you.
Symbol: 段位 Duan Wei “level”
Many Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean martial art organizations use the dan () ranking system to indicate a person’s level of ability within a given system. As a ranking system of quantifying skill level within a specific set of patterns,
However, in Mandarin/Chinese pinyin, the same character is pronounced duàn with the 4th tone, and was originally used to mean phase. Chih levels are pre-duan levels.
SAHQA & IHQF Explained
National & International Accreditation & Standards
How easy is it to obtain Phase 1 – Chih Levels?
Become a member of SAHQA. To train as a junior instructor and gain access to international merit, start your training with the videos on this website, continue with online sessions, or attend lessons live or online. You can evaluate after each routine. Once you have completed the required hours, you are ready for assessment and merit.
National Chih Certification
SAHQA preparatory Duans are classified as Chih levels, as preparation for the more advanced international accreditation. Qualifying at these levels will enable you to start teaching. Once qualified at a Chih 1-3 level, SAHQA will guide those who wish to further their training to proceed to international accreditation by both SAHQA and the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF).
IKLWC/SAHQA Health Qigong Chih 1-3 Instructor Certificate (upon passing the exam)
Complete 66hours of intensive training
18hrs as a student & + 48hrs instructor training
International DUAN Certification
The first criteria is to become a SAHQA member and remain a SAHQA member by renewing your annual subscription.
Learn the advanced criteria as advised by your SAHQA/IHQF coach.
SAHQA will advise and guide the member to obtain international merit listed below.
Continue to obtain the recommended merit to qualify as an International IHQF coach
SAHQA will assist you to register and obtain merit with IHQF, Beijing China.
International Accreditation & Standards
Since 1998, the Chinese Wushu Association together with the National Sports Commission and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute has established a graduation system based on nine Duan levels.
In 2011 the Duan Wei system was changed and a set of style books was issued for duan wei 1-6 exams each level can be examined on preset forms and applications including partner forms the badge has also been changed to include the duan wei number i.e. 1–6. Entry-level for experienced practitioners have now been limited to 3rd Duan and below so as to tighten up the rankings.
So-called basic duans for students with some years of experience.
1. Qingying—yi duan: Bronze/blue Eagle
2. Yinying—er duan: Silver Eagle
3. Jinying—san duan: Gold Eagle
Middle-level duans are for wushu students/coaches who are able to teach and have between 5 and 10 years wushu coaching experience depending on level applied for. Starting from 5th Duan, there has to be proof of a scientific work in wushu research, i.e. publications, DVD, training of Duanwei examined students. Six Duanwei can use the title of Master as this is the highest technical grade.
4. Qinghu—si duan: Bronze/blue Tiger
5. Yinhu—wu duan: Silver Tiger
6. Jinhu—liu duan: Gold Tiger
Advanced level is only awarded to very experienced masters with excellent reputation in Wushu. The person awarded such a Duan is officially allowed to call himself “Grand Master”.
7. Qinglong—qi duan: Bronze/blue Dragon
8. Yinlong—ba duan: Silver Dragon
9. Jinlong—jiu duan: Gold Dragon
The term Dan was used on the badges up to 2005 when the term Duan was then used on the badges, however the term Dan was never used on the certificates of grade, the certificates always use the term Duanwei.
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Who Are We?
IKLWCentre is a representative of officiating standards and credentials in Cape Town, South Africa. Internationally SAHQA is affiliated to the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) and Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) whom allows SAHQA to have a structure that is Associative and Technical.
Our coaches are technically qualified to assist to teach, adjudicate, and merit any member of SAHQA regardless of worldwide location. Dr Jeff Lan is Head Coach of the International Kim Loong Wushu Centre (IKLWC), an international 6th Duan IHQF Instructor, and a 9th Duan World Organisation of Wushu Kung Fu Masters (ch180057). Amanda Lan co-owner of IKLWC and an international 4th Duan IHQF Instructor.