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Gain deeper insights into the world of internal Chinese gongfu as Sifu Ken Gullette talks with prominent instructors about Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Qigong, and the philosophy that guides these amazing martial arts. This is a real-world conversation without the mystical mumbo jumbo -- a No Woo-Woo Zone. You will walk away with deeper knowledge and new inspiration after listening to this fun and insightful conversation.
 
This show is dedicated to transforming your life through the teachings of Yoga, Meditation and Qigong. Hosted by certified Yoga and Qigong instructor, Cindy Bartz of InterConnections, this show makes the teachings of Yoga, Meditation and Qigong accessible to everyone. When you weave these practices into your daily life you reduce stress and anxiety, calm the mind, rejuvenate the body and renew your spirit.
 
Do you feel that you are evolving at the pace of the world changing around you? Are you interested in holistic health, meditation, Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, other Energy and/or Martial Arts? If so, join our online community dedicated to helping you surf the wave of the conscious human evolution movement sweeping the planet. Please enjoy our sometimes hilarious, sometimes profound dialogs about the best practices, philosophies, and "secrets of the trade" among many world-class experts in the Ene ...
 
Sifu TW Smith shares his experiences and awareness through the KungFu. He began training in KungFu because he was lost as a young man, making the same ole mistakes, ending up in places he shouldn't have been. Thru rigorous martial art, combative and meditation training with US. Army classmates, he found a different path. "We practice KungFu to become a better person first and a better Martial Artist second."
 
Critical and compassionate enquiries into systems of mind, body, and spirit from the scientific and esoteric to the everyday. Barnaby Kent dives deep into subjects – from meditation to medicine, Yoga to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – with accomplished practitioners who have already cut through the conceptual jungle so that you, the listener, can get straight to the practical essence of what actually works to transform yourself into a healthier, happier, more powerful person. Ancient traditions or mod ...
 
The Scholar and the Guru is a free-flowing conversation that provides an alternative and refreshing take on everything nutrition and wellness-related. Focused on cutting through the BS and filtering out “the noise” in today's oversaturated and over-mediated landscape, the show is designed to offer simple and tangible takeaways that can be applied in real life. Emphasizing an open format, the show is centered on four main themes (fitness, nutrition, social aspects of health and spirituality), ...
 
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Welcome to the podcast where we seek to heal stress long term, not just cope with or manage it. Healstress.com is the online healing resource of Qi Garden, Inc. Our vision is to be the leading online resource for education, resources, and community in the area of healing stress from our lives. In this pursuit we seek to help each other create our own necessary changes that deliver transformational experiences toward a life that is thriving, free and truly alive.
 
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Ken Gullette talks with Byron Jacobs, a teacher of Xingyiquan and Bagua Zhang who lives in Beijing. His teacher is Di Guoyong. This is a wide-ranging interview that touches on topics ranging from training in China to a book he is writing about the Xingyiquan classics, and they talk about training in Xingyiquan, including the "spirit" of Xingyi, how…
 
#008 - Both an incredible story and an exploration of logic itself, in this episode I finally tell the unbelievable but true story, in detail, of my first encounter with bioelectrical Qigong. In order to evaluate the story, this episode is also an exploration of cognitive biases and logical fallacies that might lead us away from the truth. If you’r…
 
Qigong is a dazzling minefield of rare treasures and disingenuous nonsense, all wrapped up in a language destined to confuse both the casual practitioner and the professional meditator, be they from China or from anywhere else. Where most books on Qigong use the currency of myth, mystery, and a misplaced deference for the esoteric, I’ve taken my en…
 
Louis Martin is the author of "The True Believers," the story of how he became involved in a martial arts school in Monterey, California that had a charismatic teacher and a cult-like atmosphere. Ken Gullette talks with Louis in a wide-ranging discussion of critical thinking skills, what kind of people are lured into martial arts cults, and how you…
 
#006 - What is the essence of all myths? Is science a story? How can we use stories to transform ourselves? What does the future actually look like for our relationship with AI companions? This packed philosophical episode is a conversation between myself and Damir First. Damir is a master of stories and games – the study of them, the creation of t…
 
Qigong Today 3 Resilience is the ability to positively adapt to adversity, trauma, stress, threat, and change. In a previous episode of Qigong Today we discussed physical exercise through the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, as a fundamental component of resilience. But developing resilience to adapt to life’s challenges requires more than regular p…
 
#005 – Qi and modern science are surely contradictory, right? Qi can’t be found by modern physiologists after all. Following the clues in the ancient texts of traditional Chinese medicine, the mysterious qi molecule has finally been discovered! It’s called… adenosine triphosphate. You might be wondering what plain old ATP (adenosine triphosphate), …
 
The second installment of Qigong Today by the Qigong Institute discusses developing resilient behaviors with Qigong and Tai Chi exercise for improved mental and physical health and discusses select research in the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database at the QigongInstitute.org website. Physical exercise is a key foundation of resilence. Frequent mod…
 
J. Justin Meehan is an attorney in St. Louis and the senior U.S. disciple of Master Zhang Xue Xin, who lives in San Francisco and is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang. Sifu Justin, as his students call him, began studying Tai Chi Chuan in 1967. He also studied other arts, including Shaolin, Northern and Southern Praying Mantis, Hung …
 
#004 - Insert the word ‘qi’ into an English sentence and you’ve immediately scored some esoteric and mystical points from some people, but in doing so you’ve invariably put other people off, making them think you’re either totally bonkers or simply that you’re demonstrating your allegiance to a particular worldview rooted in Bronze Age China. The t…
 
Qigong Today is an informative series from the non-profit Qigong Institute and presented by it's volunteer Board Members to share the amazing health and empowerment information and research available, for free, at QigongInstitute.org Vice President Josie Weaver, President Tom Rogers, and Chairman Francesco Garri Garripoli offer a lively dialogue on…
 
Ken Gullette talks Bagua Zhang with Dennis Mace, an instructor of Cheng style Bagua Zhang in Seattle, Washington and a disciple of the late Yang Guo Tai. Ken and Dennis met when Ken was 34 and Dennis was a teenager. Both were training in the internal arts in Omaha, Nebraska. They each went their own paths studying other traditional internal arts. I…
 
#003 - What is it really like for a ‘westerner’ to live as a Buddhist monk? Phillip Gallenberger has been living as a monk in one of the largest monasteries in the world, the Tibetan Buddhist monastic university Sera Jey in Southern India, for well over a decade. In this episode he talks about his daily life in the monastery full of debate as an an…
 
#002 - Tai Chi in China is in a state of crisis as combat athletes like Xu Xiao Dong destroy Tai Chi ‘masters’ left, right, and centre. For anyone who’s interested in the martial arts and wants a no-nonsense answer to the question ‘What on Earth actually is Tai Chi?’ in this solo show Barnaby Kent, 6th generation disciple of Yang family Tai Chi and…
 
#001 - According to research on the topic, about 60% of us admit that we make New Year's resolutions but only about 8% of us are successful in completing them. In the first episode of Critical Mind, Embodied Spirit, Biju Sukumaran, author of the Science of Self Help https://scienceofselfhelp.org/, discusses why we might be failing and how to take a…
 
John Scott is the Maryland State Representative for the Chen Pan Ling family and the Ling Yun Pai family. He is a successful instructor and tournament champion, with a school in Frederick, Maryland. John is completely devoted to the Chen Pan Ling Systems of martial and healing arts and is a senior disciple of Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching, Chen Pan Li…
 
Ken Gullette talks with Jakob Pang Isaksson, a Jiang style Bagua Zhang instructor who lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Jakob has spent a few years in China studying with several teachers, first traveling to Wudang Mountain and then, after some time passed, he found his Bagua teacher in Quzhou, a few hours southwest of Shanghai. Jakob studies with Li Jia…
 
Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice. The practice is done while lying on your back. You should remain completely still throughout the practice. Your physical body will go "to sleep" yet your mind will be awake during the practice. This will allow you to move your attention deep within your body. By keeping your body completely still you may experie…
 
Stephen Jackowicz, Ph.D. has developed an early-stage anti-viral treatment for Covid-19 patients using Traditional Chinese Medicine, particularly herbal treatments. At the time of this interview, he has treated more than 90 people who tested positive for Covid-19. None of them have seen their symptoms deteriorate to the point where hospitalization …
 
Ken Gullette talks Taiji with Nabil Ranne, an instructor in Berlin, Germany who is a disciple of Chen Yu. Nabil is the co-founder of the Chen Style Taijiquan Network Germany. He also has a Ph.D. in sports science. In this interview, Nabil talks about practicing Chen Style Taiji, understanding gongfu culture, differences between the Chen Village and…
 
Chen Huixian is a 20th generation descendant of the Chen family. She grew up in Chenjiagou, the Chen Village, where Taijiquan is believed to have originated. Her ancestors include some of the greatest Taiji (Tai Chi) masters in history, including Chen Wangting, Chen Changxing, Chen Fake and Chen Zhaopi. She is an indoor disciple of her uncle, Chen …
 
Ken Gullette talks with Chen Taiji instructor Ronnie Yee of Vancouver, British Columbia. Ronnie has studied martial arts since 1980, when he enrolled in Li Chi Wai's school, and he has studied Chen Taiji since 1988. He has trained with Chen Zhonghua, Zhang Lianen, Liu Chengde and Li Enjiu. In this wide-ranging interview, Ronnie tells stories of tra…
 
Tina Zhang was born in China and lived in a home on the grounds of the Imperial Palace. She studied martial arts in school, and continued her studies in the United States after moving here as a student. In this interview, Tina talks with Ken Gullette about the internal arts and her thirst for learning, which led her to shoot, edit and write a great…
 
Frank Allen is a disciple of Chent Style Baguazhang Grandmaster Liu Jingru and also a disciple of Northern Wu Style Taijiquan Grandmaster Li Bing Ci. Frank began studying martial arts in 1973 and is celebrating the 41st anniversary of his school on the lower east side of New York City, the Wu Tang Physical Culture Association. His website is www.wu…
 
This is a different kind of episode. Instead of an interview, Ken Gullette celebrates the one-year anniversary of sending out a weekly training tip to his students, website members and customers. After 52 weekly emails, Ken has gathered up a collection, including some of his favorites, and you will notice a theme that develops which can guide you o…
 
Mark Chen has written a valuable new book called "Chen Style Taijiquan Collected Masterworks: The History of a Martial Art." The book is a translation into English of some important documents that date back to the earliest days of Taijiquan. In this interview, Ken Gullette talks with Mark about the challenges of translating Chinese to English, and …
 
Ken Gullette talks with Jon Nicklin, who lived several years in Shanghai and became a disciple of Dai Xueqi, who is a master of Song family Xingyiquan living in Shanghai. Jon has a wide range of experience in Chinese martial arts, beginning when he lived in London. He now lives in Hong Kong. Ken and Jon talk about his experience studying with a "tr…
 
Is your mind quiet enough to do Tai Chi? Ken Gullette interviews Michael Dorgan, a Hunyuan Taijiquan instuctor and owner of Hunyuan Martial Arts Academy of San Jose in California. Michael is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang. He has also studied with Wong Jack Man, George Xu, Zhang Xue Xin, Feng Xiuqian and Chen Xiang. Michael was a …
 
Kim Ivy is a Chen Taiji and Qigong instructor and disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. In part 1 of a 2-part interview, Kim talks with Ken Gullette about how she started in martial arts, training in Judo and Aikido in the US and Japan, and what finally attracted her to Chen Taiji after studying and teaching Yang style. She also talks about teachi…
 
Ken Gullette talks with Holly Sweeney-Hillman, a Senior-level instructor of Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi in Pottersville, New Jersey and the Center Director for the Bedford/Montclair Yang Family Tai Chi Center. Holly has studied with Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun. In this interview, she talks about studying wih members of the Yang family, how Yang t…
 
Ken Gullette talks with Derryl Willis, a Seattle-based instructor of Chen Taijiquan who is a disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. Derryl has made many trips to study in the Chen Village. In this interview, Derryl and Ken discuss the true meaning of being a disciple, the value of practicing the basics, and why Derryl caused traffic to stop the fir…
 
Bruce Lee inspired Ken Gullette and Matthew Polly to become involved in martial arts. Now, Matthew has written the best and most detailed biography of Bruce Lee of all. Ken talks with Matthew about Bruce Lee -- his troubled childhood, the hurdles he faced in America, his true skill level, and how he died. Ken also explores two of Matthew's other ou…
 
What happens when a tai chi person takes up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Graham Barlow, the man behind the Tai Chi Notebook blog, did just that. He is a tai chi student and teacher, and a black belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has also studied Xingyi and Choy Lee Fut. In this conversation with Ken Gullette, Graham talks about the differences in the conditioning requi…
 
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