A Universal Quest
As we can see in great masters, the heart of Qigong and of Chinese and Asian internal arts is a mastery of the body and energetic flow. With these practices, one cultivates exceptional density and fluidity of movement. Masters of these arts emanate a solid, yet gentle presence – they palpably burst with the energy they radiate. These people generally have gone very far along this path and have a very high energetic, therapeutic and even spiritual command.
We have identified the heart of these bodily and energetic skills: Dragon Qi Wave shows and describes the different phases of this deep, global, energetic, autonomous and cyclic movement of the whole body that arises from the center (DAN TIAN).
It allows one to :
In China and in the rest of the world, the highest levels of this global movement are acquired indirectly after many many long years of practice. Traditionally, students in internal energetic arts paradoxically take up a path contrary to the wisdoms they seek: they study by imitation and voluntary coordination, which reinforces « willpower » and « fragmentation » initially removing them from bodily unity. (Body fragmentation : one moves the parts of their body and coordinates them deiberately, which is different from body unity where the body moves as a connected whole and is coordinated from the Dan Tian)
Provided one follows an initiated master, studying different forms through imitation and constant repetition, voluntary coordination and fragmentation will, after a few decades, slowly give way to the bodily and energetic skill described previously, and students will be able to center themselves through the Dan Tian, discovering their own bodily unity and connection to Qi.
We have innovated these traditional methods so that our students are immediately taught to find their Dan Tian. We have developed objective criteria in order to obtain and maintain this centeredness from the very beginning of apprenticeship.
This recent discovery has given birth to a teaching method which is universal, innovative and totally different from what you have encountered before.
Below you can discover the first writings on Dragon Qi Wave, how it originated, and what it is.
Master Howard CHOY
" Dragon Qi Wave is an innovative method that is faithful to tradition. "
30 years of experience, study and transmission
have given birth to the internal perception of the Dragon Qi Wave.
A complete model of transmission in content as well as method
Identifying Dragon Qi Wave precisely and describing objective criteria to generate it and keep hold of it has given birth to a universal and innovative teaching method which operates a paradigm shift:
For the student, the apprenticeship of Dragon Qi Wave relies approximately on 80% of internal sensory perception and 20% of imitation; whereas in general, mainstream apprenticeship is based on 80% imitation and 20% sensory perception. Our phenomenological approach favour direct experience so that students can discover their own embodied centre, and not the general idea of a centre.
Moreover, from day one, the Dragon Qi Wave teaching method sets up an absolute priority on skill building, conservation and enhancement for the following :
Our school’s achievement is to have created objective, intelligible and replicable parameters through specific language and concrete tools so that students learn to transmit, correct and self-correct throughout the practice.
Finally, Dragon Qi Wave is based intrinsically on human sensitivities. It is universal and can be applied to all internal energetic arts.
The Emergence of YouLong Qigong or the Qigong of Connection
Through 20 fundamental Dragon Qi Wave Qigong forms, both simple and original, the students focus on deep movement rather than on superficial expressions of form. They learn how to remain connected to this depth, however complex their movements or steps. These innovative Qigong sequences, combined with sitting or standing meditation, and to a specific style of spontaneous Qigong have given birth to Youlong Qigong (the Chinese translation of Dragon Qi Wave Qigong).
Ongoing connection to the energies of Heaven and Earth and to the unity of body movement originating in the Dan Tian allow for a vibrant experience of Taoist principles: Sheng (vital principle), Tai Ji (Yin/Yang), Wu Ji (in-between), Wu Xing (5 elements), Wu Wei (non-doing) …
This Youlong Qigong system leads essentially to longevity, love, transcendence, all three being inherent to the Vital Principle and the Source, of which this Qigong is an expression.
It is truly a path for those who are looking for personal transformation, connection and presence.
For those who have already chosen a path, it can also be a precious and respectful auxiliary.
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The validation of a formalized and complete model transmitted by the School:
Dragon Qi Wave can be defined as a deep cyclic movement that originates in the Dan Tian and is inherent to human beings and their evolution. From the beginning of time, it has been shaped by Sheng – the vital principle, or driving force of evolution – in harmony with the Earth’s gravity.
Its discovery is the fruit of phenomenological observation of living beings although it lies beyond interpretation and mental construction. It brings us back to our essence. It is universal, therefore it is at the core of all internal arts.
It connects, gathers, unites everyone.
It is perfectly in line with the tradition of internal energetic arts and the Taoist principles.
A step by step teaching model :
This Qigong of Connection to Dan Tian connects us to energy, to the Source, to Wu Ji, to joy, and love. It increases the effects of Taoist meditations. Emotions and memories are naturally transcended by the powerful transformative energy that originates from the Source.
Along with the study of the basic movements and fundamental Qigong sequences, students also practice « spontaneous and connected Qigong », driven by Dragon Qi Wave and its transformative energy.
This energetically very connected Youlong Qigong system constitutes a powerful path for health and personal growth, connection and presence.
You will make use of an innovative teaching system to establish permanent connection to Dan Tian and to Qi :
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Alignment and relaxed connection to Earth (SONG)
Unity of the body and connection to energy (PENG)
Motion of body originating in the Dan Tian
Perception and circulation of Qi
Connection to the Source or Wu Ji, love, joy, pleasure
To give an idea which can vary according to the different schools, 80% of a lesson is spent imitating and listening to the teacher, while 20% is devoted to perception of peripheral bodily sensations linked to the positioning of the various parts of the body in space.
The skills we have described previously manifest very slowly in time, because voluntary coordination of movement is vital to imitate the teacher. Voluntary coordination causes body fragmentation, in other words it slows down the capacity to achieve bodily unity and a global movement starting in the Dan Tian.
20% of the lesson is spent imitating and listening to the teacher, while 80% is devoted to internal sensory perception of structure, bodily unity and energetic flow.
From the first days of practice, thanks to a checklist of 9 precise and objective criteria, students are able to acquire and maintain relaxed connection to Earth (SONG), bodily unity, as well as Qi (PENG) in coordinating with the Dan Tian. Through our practice, they continue to cultivate these sensibilities and connections.
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Combining Dragon Qi Wave with the ancestral techniques of Qigong and/or other internal energetic arts opens the doors to unequaled experience of Qi from the very first days of study. You will learn techniques you can replicate when you practice and teach.
It immediately places you on the Royal way of energy and unity, joy, transformation and health, whatever internal art you practice.
Patrick Horel, professionnal Qigong and Tai Ji Quan teacher
Interview with the founder, Thierry Doctrinal
Bertrand Poret, osteopath and professionnal Qigong teacher
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