Qigong moving forms and meditation classes are beneficial to all levels. These are ongoing classes where our primary focus in our level 1 class is on learning the first form “The Hands of the 18 Luohan” within the Luohan Gong system.
The Hands of the 18 Luohan is known as a “hard form” of qigong. It was originally developed for the first monks of the Shaolin temple during the 6th century by Bodhidarma who has come to be known as the founder of Chen Buddhism or Zen.
Choy Fook, a surviving monk to escape the destruction of the Shaolin temple in 1723 passed the Luohan Gong system on to Chan Heung; who’s family became the heirs of the Shaolin tradition. The Hands of the 18 Luohan is one of four forms that never left the inner circle of the Chan family until taught to Sifu Gasper Garcia. It is known as the origin, the pattern from which many of our modern day martial arts have stemmed. The spiritual, vital, and physical healing benefits of this form are powerful and a rarity to find taught.