Qigong & Tai Chi

Tuesdays at Yee’s Kung Fu Academy 7-8pm


Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as internal or intrinsic energy.

Typically a qigong class involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow movements or static postures and a calm mindful state. Qigong is a great form of gentle exercise and can be practiced by everyone. It is great for improving health as well as concentration levels and focus.

Qigong is also seen as a type of alternative medicine which can help to re-balance energies within the body. This makes it ideal during pregnancy or as a natural alternative to medication. It is also fantastic for helping to relax when stressed or to lift the spirit when run down or depressed.

From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one’s “true nature.” Regular practice can maintain a healthy and supple body as well as balancing chi and, in combination with your kung fu practice, can be a source of unlimited power.

Classes are for everyone of all abilities and ages and are easy to follow and pick up. Each class is split into two halves. In the first half you will be taken through a qigong workout. This workout consists of gentle stretching and meditative stances as well as qigong exercises. In the second half of the class you will be taught a section of one of the qigong forms and we will discuss how it works and the various benefits of practicing it.

Loose clothing and comfortable shoes, with flat soles, should be worn. Bring a bottle of water to hydrate yourself after class.

The first class is free, as always. After that it is £5 per class or £30 for a block of 6 classes with the 7th class free.

Private 1-1 Tuition

If you would like to book a private 1-1 lesson with Sifu Hepple, please use the form below.

To book, select a date and time slot. Fill out your details and request alternative start times, if needed. (e.g. 10:15 instead of 10:00) Payment can then be made via PayPal, even if you don’t have a PayPal account, and you will finally be sent a confirmation email.

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Ba Duan Jin (8 Pieces Of Brocade) Qigong

The first set you will learn in this class is the Ba Duan Jin (8 Pieces Of Brocade) qigong set. It is easy to learn and suitable for beginners to start with, as well as those with more experience. This set has been handed down for centuries. It has been attributed to legendary Chinese General …

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White Crane Qi-Gong

After you have learnt the Ba Duan Jin Qi-Gong Form, You can then progress onto The White Crane Qi-Gong Form. It is called this because many of the movements imitate that of a crane. The movements of this form are suitable for beginners to learn because they are balanced and varied. The visualization techniques used …

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Tai Chi (Yang Style 24 Step)

Hung Ga has always had a good relationship with Tai Chi. It was due to the loyalty to a Tai Chi master that the Dat Mo Yit Gung Ging (Known as the “Muscle Changing Classic”) was introduced into the Hung Ga system. The third form you will be taught is the Yang Style Tai Chi, …

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Ng Ying Qi-Gong (Five Animals)

The 4th form that you will be taught is the Ng Ying (5 Animals) Qi-Gong set. As the title suggests, each section is named after one of five animals (Dragon, Tiger, Snake, Crane, Leopard) which the movements are based upon. Each of the five animals correspond with different elements, seasons of the year, organs of …

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Yi Jin Jing (Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Exercises) Qigong

The Yi Jin Jing Qigong form features a set of 12 soft and graceful movements which have been adapted from the original Muscle Changing Classic (Visit this page for more info.) It focuses on flexing and turning the spine which in turn energizes the limbs and internal organs. The Yi Jin Jing has been proven …

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