Immortal Kung Fu Qi Gong
Qi Gong for Health, Martial Arts and Spirituality
Qi Gong (Chi Gong) means breath practice. The goal is to nourish the body with Qi energy absorbed from the air we breathe. Qi Gong incorporates exercises that are very beneficial to our physical health, with meditations very beneficial to our mental and spiritual health. On the path to enlightenment meditation on our own divine nature is essential. Only preparations made to understand our true selves in this lifetime can ensure we can move to higher realms in our next. Some research shows Qi Gong dates back over 5,000 years. Since Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong both have mysterious origins and Tai Ji Quan can create even more practical health benefits for its practitioners than Qi Gong, it is safe to assume that Tai Ji Quan originated the methods of Qi Gong Cultivation based on the Yin/Yang and was the natural evolution for non-martial practices. The Immortal Kung Fu Qi Gong regimen is both the Medical Qi Gong for health and also Martial Qi Gong for improving Kung Fu attributes. Each form taught has its own unique qualities.
Immortal Kung Fu Qi Gong breaks up impedance of energy in in our bodies meridians and can serve a practitioner as a preventative medicine. Like Acupuncture, the goals is to open meridians. Consistent practice along with the Kung Fu forms will ensure a students body is prepared to defend itself from illness. There is a danger from learning from someone who is not certified to teach, which can create more imbalances in the body leading to pain, sickness or disease. If you don’t learn how to progress your Qi Gong, a student could practice for years without raising their vibration. Fortunately, I have certification from Si Gong, Dr. Torres a licensed acupuncturist and Kung Fu Grand Master to teach several Qi Gong forms I present to you on this website.
Zhan Zhuang, Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang Lian Xi Fa and Peng
Zhan Zhuang is the Universal Post Qi Gong. Yi Quan, Xi Sui Jing and Ba Men Peng Qi Gong forms all develop Peng very effectively for martial arts and health purposes in different ways, giving the student sure, time tested systems for developing real internal power. Peng is an immovable balance that Fa Jing explosive power is predicated off of.
Bodhidharma brought the practice Yi Jin Jing the Muscle Tendon Changing Classic and Xi Sui Jing or Bone Marrow Brain Cleansing Qi Gong from India and the Xi Sui Jing form provides evidence of the common historical links between the Chinese Qi Gong and Mystic Yoga from India. There is a verse in the famous Indian classic known as the Srimad Bhagavatam in the Second Canto Chapter 3 titled “Pure Devotional Service; Change In heart; SB 2.3.2-7 “If you want superior strength, worship the earth, if you want stability in your post, worship the earth and the horizon.” This shows that Indian mystics had knowledge of “Universal Post” training that is crucial for Nei Gong practitioners to develop their stability in their post practicing. Tai Ji Quan practitioners practice Zhan Zhuang, Xing Yi practitioners practice Yi Chuan and Ba Gua Practitioners practice the Ba Gua Zhang Lian Xi Fa. When one performs these practices, they look inwards with their third eye to find their sense of balance and connect their every atom to the earth, while the eyes stay fixed on the horizon. If one wants superior martial skill, they should develop “Peng” through the practice of the Kwok Family Internal Arts and Qi Gong. Our Tai Ji Quan system teaches Peng the fastest through the Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji Quan form, it is the best form for developing internal power.
Hard Qi Gong
Yi Jin Jing and other calisthenic exercises I teach develop the contractile strength power of the muscles of the arms and core while the legs are mainly developed by the forms and movement drills themselves. There are advanced practices for developing leg strength but these are added after students show their diligence for learning the forms well.
The two main forms for strength and breath practice are Yi Jin Jing (Muscle Tendon Changing) and Ba Zhanxi Lanxi (Eight Stance Exercises). I am happy to teach further strength training practices to my most dedicated students. I have a very secretive system for strength training to develop “white fiber” fast twitch muscle fibers and to actually strengthen the bundles of fiber themselves as a priority over bulking up. This way the muscles are stronger to avoid tears and injury for the long term vitality of the practitioner.
Flexibility for Qi Circulation.
The two main forms for qi flow through flexibility are Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade) and Tai Ji Shi Er Lian Xi (Twelve Tai Ji Exercises). When one practices stretching the qi flow in their meridians is opened and maintained for long term vitality. You’re only as old as your body is stiff. A flexible limber body will offer you a youthful appearance and healthy mind body and spirit. Stretching is an entire system of it’s own and several hours each day can be dedicated to maintaining and increasing your flexibility. I have further stretching exercises for dedicated students for the entire body based on studies I have made into Hatha Yoga for overall martial and health benefits.
Meditation and Spirituality
First a message on spirituality.
Anyone with or without spiritual discipline can be accepted into the Immortal Kung Fu Academy. I don’t press students to develop spirituality but the method in which I teach to promote virtue and morals is a high priority. In the martial arts, morality is called “Wude” but this morality is interpreted differently by different people from various backgrounds. I want to ensure that the academy and my students have a good reputation and I prefer to teach people with a good sense of values. I can at anytime reject students for violating codes of conduct of holding themselves professional, embracing humility and other noble virtues. To learn about my spiritual views can only assist in people on their path. I personally practice the non-dogmatic faith from the Vedic culture known as the Vaishnava lifestyle more commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement. You are open to make up your own mind but I am very rational and have done extensive research into the faith of the Vaishnavas. The more I study about world cultures and religions, the more convinced I become of my religious affiliation. I value people with strong religious views and knowledge of their spiritual heritage. Of course atheists and agnostics are welcome to take classes as well but they must remain open minded and tolerant of other people’s views. Tolerance is a very important virtue we all should embrace in order to maintain peace. As long as we can all agree to disagree in peace, or if we can discuss our views openly without fear of rejection we can always learn from each other. I have many friends and associates from varied faiths and I welcome all religions to join in the practice of learning the Kwok system with my Immortal Kung Fu Academy.
The origin of the “no mind” technique of meditation.
Peter Kwok taught Kriya Yoga to Si Gong and Si Gong introduced me to Roy Eugene Davis, lineage holder of this ancient Yogic discipline from Yogananda disciple of Guru Swami Yukteswar Giri, disciple of the famous Mahavatar Babaji who is said to have lived for several hundreds of years retaining his youthful body. Kriya yoga is the highest form of tantric mystical yoga. I am an official initiate of Kriya Yoga by Roy Eugene Davis and I pass on the basics of this teaching to my students. I can not teach you Kriya, but I can teach you to teach yourself this art by reading the literature on the subject and practicing the meditation. The world’s oldest literature known as the Vedas, teach Kriya Yoga meaning “To Do Yoga” which stems from Bhakti Yoga meaning “Devotional Service.”
I met Davis at a seminar in Miami Florida a few years ago. At the end of the seminar, Si Gong walked up to him. He hadn’t talked to him or seen him for 20+ years. Si Gong asked him, “Do you remember me?,” Davis replied, “Of course I remember you, Dr. Torres, You met me at the Denver Airport Marriott Hotel right as I was leaving…” I witnessed first hand how Davis had a perfect memory that can only be attributed to his intense discipline of yogic meditations. Davis told his audience during the seminar, “I strongly recommend you read the Bhagavad Gita.” Kriya, although it is not religious unto itself, teaches the practitioners to focus on their concept of God when they reach the “super-consciousness” state of being when you have done many breaths, focused on no distracting thoughts, and attained awareness of yourself meditating on yourself. You will be looking at your consciousness from a clear perspective, aware of yourself meditating on nothing and finding true inner peace. The art of Kung Fu requires regulation of the breath and a clear mind, which is the essence of Kriya Yoga. Kriya adds the spiritual touch to Kung Fu that many are after, but few know how to attain.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Five titled “Karma-yoga–Action in Krsna Consciousness” text 27-28 states:
“Shutting out all external sense objects, keeping the eyes and vision concentrated between the two eyebrows, suspending the inward and outward breaths within the nostrils–thus controlling the mind, senses and intelligence, the transcendentalist becomes free from desire, fear and anger. One who is always in this state is certainly liberated.”
When an internal energy cultivator peers off at the horizon line, their eyes are concentrated between the two eyebrows. We breath through the nose and hold the breath to slow down the mind, heart and lungs. One is freed from desire, fear and anger through this meditation whether they focus on Qi Flow through the meridians or they simply empty the mind of thoughts as taught in Kriya and Buddhist meditation.
Immortal Kung Fu Qi Gong