Kauai Tai Chi
Qi Gong * Taiji * Wuji Meditation
Chen Shi Xinyi Hun-Yuan Taijiquan
24 & 83 step forms
From Laoning Priovince
When we are properly aligned and relaxed our bones & tendons support our body; our muscles are able to let go; and we develop softness, resilience and solidity.
Relaxation and deep breathing coordinated with mindful movement help us achieve a feeling of peace and liveliness while simultaneously increasing our strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and vitality.
Hun-Yuan Qi Gong is the one of the keys to cultivating internal power, refining the breath and inviting relaxation & inner stillness into our being
Silk Reeling Qi Gong teaches us to coordinate our breath and movement and move from our core while opening and closing our joints
Medical QiGong cleanses and strengthens our major organs and meridians
In 2007, I had the good fortune to travel to Dan Dong, Laoning Province, China and receive daily teaching from Tai Chi Instructors Liu Ti Yuan (right) & Hau Gong (left).
From Left to Right: Chen Fake (Chen Family Taiji lineage holder), Grand Master Feng Zhi-Qiang (Chen's disciple), Master Zhang Xue-Xin (Feng's disciple), Ringo Segismundo (a private student of Master Zhang and my Qi Gong & Tai Chi teacher on Kauai from 2005-2014).
The practices of Wuji Meditation, Qi Gong and Tai Chi have brought great health, healing, vitality and joy into my life. It is no exaggeration to say that these arts have completely changed my life in a very positive way and empowered me on more levels than I can articulate. In my teaching, I endeavor to share my complete understanding of this system of health, healing and vitality in an easy to follow, step-by-step manner that is customized for each student's experience, desire and level of ability.
I have been a diligent (some say fanatic) student of Tai Chi since 2003 when I first enrolled in an intensive 13 Essential Postures class taught by Keith Good, the founder of Tai Chi Thailand in Chiang Mai. I am truly grateful to Keith for his teachings which included an introduction to the study of classic Tai Chi literature, concise and practical instruction in meditation, and the clear directive to practice and gauge progress according to the traditional principles as outlined in the classics.
Keith instructed me to practice daily for 30 consecutive days after completion of his class to set the proper template and embed the movements in my muscle memory. I took his advice to heart and after 8 months of diligent, daily practice while traveling the globe, I returned to Chiang Mai to study further with Keith. I spent 6 months in Chiang Mai studying from the classic Tai Chi texts; living, breathing, walking and practicing Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation for 6-10 hours a day, every day. These 6 months changed me in a profoundly positive way as a human being.
I returned to my home on Kauai in 2004 as a changed man. Soon after my return to Kauai, I met Ringo Segismundo who became my teacher on Kauai and later my friend. Ringo taught me far more than I can elucidate in this space; his friendship and wisdom have been invaluable in my continued learning and growth. Ringo taught me the Hun-Yuan Xinyi Chen Style Taiji Forms and most of the Qi Gong practices that I share with my students. I studied with Ringo for 10 years in both his public classes and as his private student before he moved to Colorado in 2014.
During the course of my study with Ringo, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Laoning Province, China in 2007 where I met and was accepted as an inside student by Liu Ti Yuan and Hao Gong. They taught me the Yang Style short form and greatly enhanced my understanding of some of the fundamental principles of Tai Chi such as the 5 Bows of the Body.
My practice and study of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Wuji Meditation has given me innumerable gifts; gifts of health, happiness, vitality and much more. Tai Chi continues to give, like a river without end. In my teaching, I too am a student, learning more with every class and every pupil.
Each day the change is subtle and gradual; taken as a whole over time the change is profound; just as water, drop by drop, unrelenting over time, carves a hole in solid stone.
It is my heart’s desire to share these gifts with you; please come join us as we cultivate the Spirit of Vitality!