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World Ki Gong Sets

World Ki Gong sets are listed in the table below. Descriptions are provided on the following pages. Fundamental SetsSupplemental Sets Sun O Hang Gong Cham Jang Gong Yong Moon Gong Gi Cho Ki Gong So Ju Chun Pahl Du Pahl Shik Yak Son Ki Gong Pahl Be Woon Dong Hyang Gong Jun Sah Gong Tae Kuk Ki Gong Bo Kuhn Jang Soo Gong Yuk Jah Kyul Tae Kuk Umjig-ineun Sae Soo Kyung Sip E Chok Ki Gong Oh Hyung Ki Gong Tae Moo Jeon Tong Pahl Dan Gum Tae Kuk Kwon Yuk Keun Kyung Jiab / An Mo / Tuina Gua Sha / Bo Hwang Ki

Description of Ki Gong Sets

Sun – Seated Mediation. This is the physical act of sitting and breathing. Grandmaster Shin described the process of breathing for this type of meditation in Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume I – The Essence. As skill in this posture improves, intentional based Ki Gong sets such as the Micro Cosmic Orbit can be attempted. More advanced Ki Gong sets often require 20 to 60 minutes of sustained static posture.

Cham Jang Gong – Standing Mediation. This is the physical act of standing and breathing. Grandmaster Shin described the posture and process of breathing for this type of meditation in Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume VI – The Master’s Text. As skill in this posture improves, intentional based Ki Gong sets such as the Yong Moon Gong, O Hang Gong, and So Ju Chun can be attempted. More advanced Ki Gong sets often require 20 to 60 minutes of sustained static posture.

Gi Cho Ki Gong – Basic Ki Gong. This is a set of eleven basic movements created by Grandmaster Shin. The purpose of basic Ki Gong is to learn to connect movement and breathing through the principles of the Six Harmonies and Four Principles of Mind Body Unification.

Pahl Du Pahl Shik – Shaking Ki Gong. This practice can be done in any position, with standing and laying positions being common. This Ki Gong is commonly done in conjunction with other Ki Gong when performed for shorter periods (less than 10 minutes). The purpose of this medical Ki Gong is to move stagnant Ki.

Pahl Be Woon Dong – Arm Swinging Ki Gong. This is a simple exercise designed to circulate blood and Ki. This set was first introduced by Mr. John Robertson. It is a powerful Ki Gong that can often be overlooked due to its simplicity.

Jun Sah Gong – Silk Reeling. This is a martial Ki Gong set designed to improve range of motion, coordination, and energy flow. There are an innumerable number of movements which can be considered silk reeling. The first silk reeling maneuver introduced by Grandmaster Shin was called the Dish; it is recommended that the number of repetitions performed daily is equal to the person’s age in years. A number of other silk reeling exercises are included in the supplemental silk reeling set.

Bo Kun Jang Soo Gong – Rejuvenation Exercises. This is the Korean term for as series of Ki Gong activities collectively known as rejuvenation exercises. Some texts also refer to these exercises as longevity exercises. These Ki Kong are largely massaged based and are popularly practiced with many variations in both Korea and China. This method has several components: Hand and Foot Massage, Face Washing, Organ Stimulation, and Ki Circulation. The basic set contains the minimum number of recommened items to complete the rejuvenation set. The expanded set contains additional exercises which are can be added as part of the rejuvenation set.

O Hang Gong – Five Phase Meditation. This is a standing meditation which tonifies the Ki of the internal organs utilizing the theory of the five phases and making five different postures. O Hang Gong is a medical Ki Gong introduced by Grandmaster Shin. Performance time varies depending upon ability but is generally 20 to 50 minutes.

Yong Moon Gong – Dragon Gate Form. This is a standing form which has some moving Ki Gong, as well. This medical Ki Gong is described in Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume VI. The purpose of this exercise is to absorb Heaven Ki and Earth Ki into the Dan Jun and circulate it in the torso. The concept of Heaven, Earth, and Man is often related to the Three Treasures (Chung, Ki, and Shin) in Sam Tae Kuk Theory.

So Ju Chun – Small Universe Circulation. This is an advanced Ki Gong in which you circulate Ki in the governing vessel and conception vessel. In World Ki Gong, several methods can be utilized. The most common method is a medical Ki Gong of standing meditation shared by Grandmaster Shin. In this unique standing meditation, you perform small universe circulation for the purposes of washing your bone marrow energetically.

Yak Son Ki Gong – Medicinal Hands Ki Gong. This medicinal Ki Gong is designed to bring strong Ki to the hands for the purposes of exchanging Ki with others. Some versions of this set also involve absorbing or exchanging energy with the environment.

Hyang Gong – Fragrance Ki Gong. This is actually two rhythmic medicinal Ki Gong sets, which were originally designed for use with frail or sick individuals who may not be sufficiently strong to perform other forms of Ki Gong. The procedure is designed to move Ki throughout all 36 energy meridians in the human body, and it is useful for vitality. This medical Ki Gong is described in Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume VI.

Tae Kuk Ki Gong – Tai Chi Ki Gong. This is a set of 18 movements designed to move energy throughout the 14 main meridians and store it in the Dan Jun. Storage of Ki in this manner is considered to be a key to prolonged life. This medical Ki Gong is described in Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume VI.

Yuk Jah Kyul – Six Healing Sounds. This is a medical Ki Gong introduced to World Ki Gong by Mrs. Mary Mars. This set utilizes the principles of the five phases to purge toxic energy from internal organs.

Tae Kuk Umjig-ineun – Walking Tae Chi Ki Gong. This is a version of Tae Kuk Ki Gong done while performing walking movements. The movements performed in this Ki Gong set are useful to prevent falling in the elderly. Typically, only the first 9 of the 18 exercises are performed.

Sae Soo Kyung – Bone Marrow Washing. This is a traditional class of Ki Gong often attributed to Bodhidharma (Da Mo) during the 6th century in China. There are many variations on this set. It is commonly performed either seated or standing. One visualizes and perceives physical sensations consistent with breathing through the bones and thereby washing them. This Ki Gong set is less complex than So Ju Chun.

Sip E Chok Ki Gong – Twelve Point Tapping Ki Gong. This is a Ki Gong set designed to stimulate specific acupuncture points for generalized health. This set was first introduced by Mr. John Robertson. It is appropriate for hand pain but stimulates points designed to relieve pain throughout the body.

Oh Hyung Ki Gong – Five Animal Ki Gong. This Ki Gong is a set of movements designed to imitate animal motions, particularly in the trunk of the body, to improve health. It is credited as being created by the famous Chinese physician Hua Tou in the second century AD. Five animal Ki Gong also utilizes the Five Phase Theory.

Tae Moo Jeon Tong – Grand Martial Tradition. This is a martial Ki Gong with an emphasis on diaphragmatic breathing along with breath locking or sealing for the purposes of developing the ability to dynamically send Ki. This Ki Gong was introduced by Grandmaster Shin.

Pahl Dan Gum – Eight pieces of Brocade. This is a traditional martial Ki Gong set designed to improve overall health and fitness, and it is one of the most commonly practiced Ki Gong sets in the world.

Tae Kuk Kwon – Yang Style 24. This is the simplified yang style 24 posture form created by the Chinese government in 1956. This an prime example of martial Ki Gong converted to improve the general health of the Chinese population and is the most commonly practiced Tai Chi set today.

Yuk Keun Kyung – Muscle Tendon Change. This is a Ki Gong set often attributed to Bodhidharma (Da Mo) during the 6th century in China. However, the set which Grandmaster Shin included in Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume I – The Essence is not the version commonly taught as Da Mo’s fist or palm set. The exact origin of this muscle tendon change Ki Gong is unclear but likely had multiple contributors. It is a martial Ki Gong which involves isometric muscle contractions and breathing. This function of this Ki Gong is to use meditative intention to increase physical strength and endurance. This set is very similar to Ki Gong sets often referred to as Taoist Yoga. Depending upon the practitioner’s abilities this set can be 15 to 45 minutes in duration.

Jiab / An Mo / Tuina – These are bodywork techniques that include acupressure, massage, and myofascial release. This Ki Gong set involves performance of these techniques for health improvement and relief of symptoms from basic illnesses. Adequate understanding of traditional oriental medical theory is required to perform this set.

Gua Sha / Bo Hwang Ki. These are traditional oriental medicine techniques that use instruments to free stagnant Ki or blood from an injured area. There are a variety of techniques in this set, including single limb and full body skin scraping and cupping techniques. Adequate understanding of traditional oriental medical theory is required to perform this set.

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