CHI KUNG as a concept of traditional Chinese medicine is not only medical term, also chi kung refers to philosophical perspectives in case of medicine and martial art and other cultural aspects of Chinese civilization.
CHI means an active essence of living organism that fuels the physical body as well as the mental aspect . in general terms chi is thought of natural energy - power which stimulates body functions.
KUNG refers to cultivation, having a skill, mastering and achievement. based on these two definitions, considering the combination of these terms, chi and kung, mechanically means an exercise of energy.
In terms of learning - education, chi kung is an experience to practice internally - externally, not only a kind of knowledge or thing to possess.
Practicing - learning chi kung form provides many positive things - advantages ; it promotes health, maintains well being, a kind of medical treatment that cures or becomes preventive medicine.
In short chi kung has the healing effects and safeguards the physical body state - the mental state
chi kung education is oriented by the relaxation, breathing and tailored specific movements, these are integrated as the chi kung form performance. All movements are gentle, soft, slow, and continuous. There is no age limit, specially it is very good for aged people and for people with medical trouble.
Although many chi kung form exist and there are many different chi kung movements, practices, with some differences from master to master, from kung fu styles to another or medical approaches. Fundamentally there are a few traditional chi kung forms as a source.
In case of kung fu, chi kung had been instrumental during kung fu historical course to improve, to make skill more powerful - supreme
kung fu tbx chi kung education refers to mainly two traditional chi kung form, which is rooted - comes from ancient Chinese culture - traditional Chinese medicine , these two traditional chi kung forms which are still being used by traditional Chinese medicine are
1 – eight brocades form
2 – five animals form
In addition to two traditional chi kung form, tai chi ball form can be learnt
as a complimentary part of chi kung training.
tai chi ball practice is a part of chi kung training - , in addition to chi kung 8 brocade and 5 animal movements