Enter the door to this ancient qigong practice, with a 3,000 year plus lineage. The Korean character “kobang” implies ‘ancient’, ‘wise’. Master Chin will present its conceptual basis through a brief explanation of the 7 Dimensions, focussing especially on:
- 3rd- physical body
- 4th- time/mind
- 5th- wisdom
You will also receive an explanation and opportunity to try five or six postures that are basic to Kobang Qigong.
This fairly intense form of qigong serves as a healing practice. Circulating qi (energy/breath of life) through the body in stationary, standing positions, the purpose is to increase concentration, stamina, bone density and bone marrow production of blood cells. Even in seemingly still positions, this form of qigong produces a perspiring workout. The circulation of qi energizes all the body meridians referred to in classical Oriental medicine.
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 Taoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. HIs practices include traditional qigong, kendo, iaido, 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. Master Jonah Chin comes from a thousands of year old Taoist healing tradition from Korea intent on bringing health to the whole human system, physical, mental and emotional. He and his fellow teachers – including Lina Kim Jung Hyun, Ken Hyunwoo Kang and Jesse Cohen – hone their skills in meditation, qigong and swordsmanship in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle, and also to refine their skills as acupuncturists.
The three-fold aspects of the Kobang Taoist Healing Arts practice for students consists of Qigong, Swordsmanship and Meditation. Regular practice of any one of the three significantly enhances health and proficiency. Combining the practices has a multiplier effect in increasing skill level, well-being, and insight. As students attend classes, they begin to organically pick up elements of Taoist philosophy.