Beyond the Five Keys

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #128994
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    First, I’d like to say “thank you” for a wonderful course! For my daily practice, I’m continuing to work thru the various lessons in this course, as it seems like there’s so much to be learned. Before this, I’ve been working on the Wu Style Short Form.

    My question is “what’s next?” I’ve spent time becoming familiar with the different practices between tai chi and qi gong, but I’ve never really been sure as to what I should move on to. Considering that I’ve already been working with Wu Style Tai Chi, would you recommend something like Dragon & Tiger? Or maybe another form?

    Thanks,
    James

    #133951
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    James,
    For what it is worth (I am a novice), I am moving on to Bill Ryan’s Dragon and Tiger. I think (after the 5 Keys) this is the best thing to pursue after that.
    Jeff

    #133952
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    James, The Five Keys will always be a part of your practice. Keep cycling through the exercises, refining and honing your skill, and deepening internal content. Look to apply all that you learn to your tai chi form. Everything in qi gong is in tai chi and bagua. My teacher has always taught me that doing a little well is much better than doing a lot poorly. This was the whole reason behind the construction of the Five Keys programme. Here, you get essential components of DT, EG and HE. Eventually, if you continue practising for years, you will want to learn the entirety of these fundamental sets.

    #133953
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Excellent! I’ve learned so much from go back thru a second round with these. I’ve listened to several of your interviews with Dan Kleiman where you discuss how the whole system fits together. Working thru the Five Keys, then going back and working on Wu Short Form, I feel like I’m starting to get some insights into the bigger picture. Thanks again!

    #133954
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    could you please explain what DT, EG and HE are?

    #133955
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I think these are short hand for qigong sets Dragon and Tiger, Energy Gates, and Heaven and Earth.

    #133956
    Avatar
    Anonymous
    Guest

    DT = Dragon & Tiger
    EG = Energy Gates
    HE = Heaven & Earth

    Jan

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)

This is an archived forum (read only). Go to our active forum where you can post and discuss in real time.

Pin It on Pinterest