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This is the first in a series of workshops in a traditional Korean system of self-healing called KoBang. In addition to teaching you Daoist breathing in this workshop, Master Chin will share the basic yin/yang system of thought. From the principles of Asian medicine, you will learn why the heart (associated with fire) is above the kidney (associated with water), and how that is relevant to your breathing.
You will also practice the first four healing qigong postures, as well as learning the theories behind them.
In addition to these Saturday afternoon workshops, in which you learn both HOW and WHY, Master Chin also teaches weekly classes in KoBang Self-Healing, in which you practice HOW.
Master Jonah Chin
Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. HIs practices include traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.
“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.
The students of Urban Temple will demonstrate their style of Qi Gong and various techniques of swordsmanship using both the single and double edged blades. There will also be a brief explanation of the philosophy behind their training and its application to healing. Participants in the workshop will walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of the long tradition of internal physical arts as well as aspects of Eastern philosophy and medicine.