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April 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm #134060
Hi I did Tai Chi the Lee family style as taught by Chee Soo in Frankfurt 30 years ago with Rolfe Weber. Last year after a health scare I reconnected with this style and did some general research I had no idea what was around in the UK. I am based in London and since last year I have been looking for energy based tuition and was delighted to find this 6 month course. Looking forward to the journey.April 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm #134061
I am from Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA.
I have a long spotty history of studying and practicing a number of martial arts and internal arts, and am using this program as a way of keeping me on track.
I’ve read and watched/listened to a number of Bruce’s materials over the years, and keep coming back to the obvious authenticity and experiential depth of knowledge that he brings.
I’m also at the point in my life and career where I both need to, and am ready to, commit to a steady consistent practice.
Happy to be here!
JoelApril 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm #134062
Hello all I’m mike. This for me is a bit of a trial. I am not new to qi kung as it has always been something I have been aware of even when younger. I am trying the program out to see if it can help me in my practice. I have studied with many different teachers over the years both in tai chi qi kung and other areas of the martial arts. I hope this group will be worth the price for me but we shall see. I think I will give it at least a try in the short term but may not always be able to afford it. For now though I will try it out.April 10, 2014 at 10:37 pm #134063
Hello, I am Matthias Neu from Germany,
my first experience with meditation was at the age of 12. It was with a priest in a camp of tents. After doing yoga in India in 1993 I started in 2002 with Qigong and Taiji. Last year I had a herniated disc and Qigong, Meditation and Taiji helped me a lot and I could avoid an operation. So I decided to go more intensively with qigong, meditation and taiji. I am excited to go on with this course and with the 3 week course in Ibiza (yääää).
(Don’t worry about my EnglishApril 11, 2014 at 12:56 am #134064
My name is Marcelo and I live in Brasil’. I have been learning and practicing medical qi gong, tai chi and daoism for a few years. The material we find here is great and is adding a lot to my personal practice.April 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm #134065
Hi, I’m from France, and now I live in Martinique (French West Indies). I’ve been using Bruce’s Energy Gates book for over 10 years, but my progress has been slow, working without a teacher. Now that there are video programs, I feel it’s much easier to work alone, although I strongly look forward to doing live trainings with Bruce or his senior instructors in the future.April 12, 2014 at 6:11 am #134066
HI, My name is Simon and I live in the eastern townships in quebec.
I have been a practioner of martial arts for approximately 15 years now and been fairly commited throught this time. I now practice karate and I don’t want it to be rigid. I love karate for some reasons and I want to continue. I hope to find some way to incorporate what I’ll learn through this course in my practice. I learned about bruce through my internet research but only now did I decide to join. All the teachers health condition around me has been declining to the point where they had to stop. I will soon resume a yin form of tai chi I’ve practice for 3 years already to my surprise that I had found out about before I left for my study in Montreal when I started martial art practice. We have some forms of chi kung and I would like to go beyond forms. Most everything is just forms to me and I lack the essential. I had been really impressed by the teacher when I met him after my first aikido classes but he has been victim of an accident and became. When I returned I immediately looked for him and found his students. Interestingly he doesn’t remember anything and only started to talk recently but as he participated in research projects at universities, he could perform in self defence situation like nothing ever happen to him while he cannot do so in daily life. Parenthesis closed, I loved studying yoseikan aikido and judo. I returned to karate because that’s what I first did as a kid and feel like it is interesting and good for my health. If I had the time I would do everything but i have always felt like there was so much that wasn’t being thaught for reasons that probably people don’t know deeper experiences or simply don’t teach and it always has been what has driven my search the most. I can describe myself as someone who desires to go through the mysteries of life and learn about the unseen so some kind of mystic is a label that fits me. I’m happy that I found out about this course because I think it will help me a lot to progress much faster in many respects.April 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm #134067
I’m Adam. I live in London in the UK.
I’ve studied Bruce’s work via books, DVD’s and online courses here at Energy Arts.
I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to Standing Meditation, Sinking Chi etc and I am hoping to learn more over the next few months. I have a hunch this will make an amazing difference to my Energy Arts skills as well as the other forms I practise.April 13, 2014 at 5:53 am #134068
Hi, I am Lisa in Sacramento, California. I have studied Aikido, Krav Maga, dabbled in Tai Chi and meditation. I am new to Bruce’s teachings and am really excited about this course.April 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm #134069
Jim in St. Paul Minnesota here. I have enrolled in many of Bruce’s groups and am still struggling to build a regular practice.
My plan with this group is to build a more solid, less distracting physical and energy base from which to work. I am willing to go slow at this point, as I have gotten ahead of myself more than once (more head knowledge than ability).
In general, I find Bruce’s materials to be very humbling, as there is so much he demonstrates that I cannot do!!
My background is one of Internal/External Martial Art – Aikido to the first black belt level, Meditation in 4 styles studied: Zen, Transcendental, Vipassana and Shambhala.
I don’t consider myself a dabbler, but life has moved me from one to the others at various junctures, often “by accident”. Although the instruction was good at the time, I find Bruce’s materials have answered so many questions and provided a firmer path on which to tread.April 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm #134070
Hello and happy to meet you All!
My name is Giuseppe (Beppe for short) and I write from the countryside between Lecco and Milan (you guessed it) in Italy – not really the place to encounter real or good Internal Martial Arts schools. I’ve dabbled in aikido (with Fujimoto Yoji), Katori Shinto (with Kumai Katsuhiko and Sugino Yoshio), taijiquan, xing yi quan, baguazhang (a little) and qigong of Wang Shujin’s Cheng Ming School (through the European branch in Milan) and still attend their monthly seminars and the yearly event with Wang Fulai.
I have never trained with Bruce, unfortunately – when he came to Rome I was in the Boston area (!) – but I followed his work through his books and have had interesting chats with Jesse O’Brien over the internet. So I was really looking forward to this course as an opportunity to deepen my practice and to “meet” (albeit virtually) with Bruce and with fellow practitioners.
Looking forward to training in this new course!
p.S. Yes, in case you hadn’t noticed, I am also VERY verbose…April 16, 2014 at 4:28 am #134071
my name is Thimo and I´m from Germany. I love Bruces Material and I´m practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi for nearly five years now.
I´m really looking forward to this program!April 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm #134072
My name is Bill and i’m new to this forum , just join the Training Circle,
I live in Kent in the UK, not too far from the Medway.I have been interested in healing Art for a very long time, and i have been reading Bruce’s books on Mediation recently and when i saw his email from Nepal i just knew that his new membership site is for me!!! I have been studying bruce’s Taoist training mainly via his online coursesApril 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm #134073
I live in Germany but am Belgian. Glad to see another Belgian, Jan.
I first came into contact with Qi Gong and Tai Chi when we had a course at secondary school. After that I returned to the forms we learnt on and off for a while. Sadly, during my studies a course in the Qi Gong Brokats, put me off for a while with the teacher not knowing how to cope well with physical limitations.
On the other side I have been meditating for longer than I can count and completed an instructor certification in 2012. Through this instructor course I came into contact with Bruce’s name and his books at the same time when I decided to give Qi Gong another go. Soon I dived into D&T and then the 5 keys this winter and my first course with an EA instructor. I finally feel like I’ve found my “home”, being amongst like minded people and with instructors who know to convey the material wonderfully, without pressure or secrecy.April 19, 2014 at 11:51 am #134074
Hi I’m Kay, I live in the county of Lincolnshire in UK. I am particularly interested in Chi Gong and meditation and have dabled in a variety of styles since 2000. I’m looking to re-establish a regular daily practice and find the medium of internet course very appealling as i can revisit the presented material at times convenient to me.
I am a beginner on Bruce’s work having picked up some bits for several of his books and using D T from the online course.
I am a body and energy work in shiatsu, reiki, massage and myofascial release therapies. Deeping my awareness and abilities to interact with chi / the subtle bodies is of great importants to enharnce my treatments.
Very much looking forward to our monthly installments and getting down to some pratice.
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