On the spot.

Posted Fri Apr 28, 2006, 10:18 AM by Tracy

Training for black belt has begun. Or maybe Sifu just felt like having someone else lead the Friday morning qigong exercises for a change.

Either way, I was a little taken aback when Sifu Chris said this morning that I would lead the Friday morning qigong exercise. I know a few qigong animal forms and other exercises. Enough to fill the hour? For today yes, but if I had to do it again tomorrow, it would probably be a repeat.

Do what you know.

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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.

Sifu

Sifu (pr. see-foo [Cantonese] or shur-foo [Mandarin]) is a Chinese term for Teacher. It also carries the connotation of Father (teacher-father), referring to a tradition of teaching martial arts within the family, as well as being a title of respect. In America the title sifu is given to both men and women. In Mo Duk Pai the title is awarded to 2nd degree black belts at their teacher’s discretion.

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Qigong (pr. chee-gung) is the practice of Chinese exercises incorporating movement and posture, breathing and visualization. Qigong exercises focus on maintaining health by energizing and balancing one’s qi, or energy.