Jingui Golden Shield Qigong is a traditional “temple style” training originating 500 hundred years ago in Western China within the temples on Emei Mountain. This training was originally designed and refined as a method for awakening the vast reserves of human potential that lie waiting within each of us. It is not until this generation that this ancient tradition has been made available to the general public outside of the temple walls.
Jingui qigong was originally passed down from Master Yang Jin Gui who was a high-level master and head of the martial arts training for the Chinese army during the Sino-Japanese War. Master Yang was one of only a few individuals from all over China to receive the highest honor certificate of Master of Tai Chi (Taiji). He is remembered as the "Jewel of China".
When Master Yang turned fifty, he accepted formal students. He taught nineteen formal students in all. His 19th student is Dr. Dongxun Zhang, DAOM, PhD. Before Dr. Zhang came to the United States from China, Master Yang transmitted all the teachings of this tradition to him and gave him his blessings to teach this tradition to anyone wishing to learn.
In your training, you will learn a unique combination of physical practice, meditation, and herbal formulas that work together to activate and convert the enormous potential energy (qi) stored in your body into actual energy. This converted energy, together with the body’s innate intelligence, act as a natural medicine that feeds and strengthens your internal organs, bringing you greater physical health and enhancing your sense of well-being. You will also learn and practice specific techniques to gather and store the qi inside your body to continually build your own energy systems. In your qigong training, you will not only strengthen your bones and muscles, but your internal organs, immune system and the others systems of the body as well.
Levels of Jingui Qi Gong Training:
This traditional energy cultivation system has five primary levels of training. Three of these levels (Golden Shield, Pillars, Brushes) are stand alone, meaning any of them can be done separately and need not be done in any particular order. The other two are built upon the abdominal level of training (Golden Bell, Crown). Should one complete all five levels of training and wish to continue there are advanced levels of training. Thus Golden Shield Qi Gong can be a stand-alone 7 – 12 month intensive training or a multi-year evolutionary process.
Golden Shield: The Abdomen
Perhaps the best suited training for busy Americans, Golden Shield rapidly enhances one’s energy production, circulation, and storage. By stimulating the function of the digestive organs and drawing one’s energy into their “center” students begin to feel more centered and vital. Golden Shield is an extremely wise investment in one’s health and longevity.
Golden Bell: The Torso
In Chinese Medicine all the meridians of the body go through the torso region of the body. Through a wide variety of training tools this training overhauls the entire region, opening the meridians, enhancing the strength of bone in the spine and rib cage, and vibrating the internal organs. Internal herbs are used in this level to support the body’s intense energetic development. This training takes roughly 2 – 3 years to complete.
Golden Crown: The Head
Golden Crown is the favorite training of most students. This intense and exhilarating training enhances mental functioning, strengthens the bones of the skull and spine and serves to integrate the head and the body. Evolution of this area is accomplished through the use of meditations, physical stimulation, and internal herbal formulas. This training takes roughly 10 – 12 months to complete.
Golden Brushes: The Hands
Golden Brushes is an intensive training system designed to improve the health strength, flexibility, and resilience of ones arms hands and wrists. By combining physical/energetic training, meditations / visualizations, and herbal soaks, the muscles, tendons and bones of the arms and hands are completely revitalized. This training can be very helpful for those that depend on the agility and health of their hands for their profession, or anyone wishing to keep their hands/arms/wrists functioning well.
Golden Pillars: The Legs
Golden Pillars is a dynamic 7-10 month intensive training system designed to improve the health strength, flexibility, and resilience of ones feet, ankles and knees. This training can be very helpful for those who feel their legs/knees weakening, for athletes who want to enhance their performance, or for anyone wishing to develop this region of the body.