Wudang Qigong and Taiji
Jason Salgado is a five year student of Master Bing (Zhong Xuechao, 15th generation Wudang Sanfeng Kung Fu Master). He began training Wudang qigong and taiji (tai chi) with him in Southern California and has also trained with him in Wudangshan, Hubei Province, China. He teaches 8 Pieces of Brocade, 5 Animal Qigong and Taiji 28 form in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Jason is originally from Anaheim, California and now lives with his wife in the Ozark Mountains. He is also a practitioner of Wing Chun Kung Fu (Ip Family/Samuel Kwok lineage) and a nine year student and disciple of Sifu Bryan Talbot of West Coast Wing Chun in Signal Hill/Long Beach, CA.
WUDANG INTERNAL EXERCISES
Wudang Mountain in China is the cradle of Taoism and the Wudang internal exercises, or internal gong fu (kung fu). 'Gong fu' means 'Hard work' or 'Attainment of skill through hard work'. Over hundreds of years Wudang Monks have developed this group of internal practices which combine physical fitness, internal work, attack and defense into one. Relaxation is key. Deep breaths into the abdomen help increase oxygen to the blood. The movements open the energetic meridians and massage the organs. This helps to improve blood flow and Qi circulation, the body's energetic circulation, to achieve longevity, clarity and a stronger immune system. These practices are a moving meditation and a low impact workout. The internal and external movements work together to help strengthen the body and to improving balance, physical health and wellness. Other benefits include lower blood pressure, stress reduction, anxiety relief, better sleep, improved flexibility, improved digestion...and it just gets you moving! No experience is needed and any age can participate.
8 PIECES OF BROCADE
Eight groups of movements that are a short qigong stretching routine. The practices can be done alone or used as a warm-up for other exercises. It is used to improve posture, loosen joints and muscles, improve blood circulation, improve vital functions, help digestion and drive stagnant qi from the body. 8 Pieces of Brocade is also known as 8 Golden Treasures, 8 Silken Movements, 8 Pieces of Silk, etc.
Here's a link to Master Bing performing the full 8 Pieces of Brocade that you can follow along with:
WUDANG 5 ANIMAL QIGONG
Wudang 5 Animal Qigong (also Wuxing Qigong/5 Element Qigong) is one of the most important exercises practiced by Wudang Taoists. It is movement coordinated with breath. It's movements are slow and soft like taiji forms, but with less groups of movements and easier to learn. Historically, Wudang Taoists were required to practice these five forms daily to improve health and wellness. This practice is comprised of five major forms, each form relating to each of the five elements in Chinese medicine, and each to specific organs: Tortoise/ Water, Crane/Fire, Snake/ Metal, Tiger/Earth and Dragon/Wood. This grouping of forms is derived from some of the most powerful and treasured creatures in traditional Chinese culture.
WUDANG TAIJI 28
Wudang TaiJi 28 form includes 28 groups of movements. This form is based on the Wudang San Feng TaIJi 108 form. This form, as all taiji forms, uses softness to overcome hardness, and stillness to combat movement. These forms are taught for improving overall wellness; physical, mental and spiritual balance. Mindful of the moment.
Calendar of Events
8 Pieces of Brocade & 5 Animal Qigong - MONDAYS 10 AM - Eureka Springs
8 Pieces of Brocade & 5 Animal Qigong - FRIDAYS 10 AM - Rogers
Every Friday 10 AM -11:30 AM
Rogers Adult Wellness Center
2001 W Persimmon St,
Rogers, AR 72756
Rogers Adult Wellness Center - Members Only
Contact: (479) 631-3333
Tai Chi for Veterans - FRIDAYS 1PM - Fayetteville
Every Friday 1 PM - 2 PM
Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks
Pain Management Department
1100 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Private Lessons with Jason
Individual or Group Lessons
Contact (714) 423 -0534
Jason Salgado performing at Crystal Bridges Museum for Slow Art Day April 2018
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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