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 A medical check is advisable before entering into any martial art form.  Please see the disclaimer on the Home page.

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Chi -Do Chi Kung and the Martial Applications.

Fitness classes are held each Wednesday evening at The Chi Clinic from 7 pm followed by Tai Chi and Qigong. All grades are welcome. The same exercises are used in the Martial Arts training each Sunday at 10.30 to 1pm.  Chi-Do Martial arts are described below, after the exercise description.

Copyright reserved. No Reproduction or duplication and do not try to teach without a full training and certification from the Chi Clinic.  If you have any pain, stop and consult the instructor or your Doctor. Do not compete with anyone (or yourself) to do deeper stretches than are safe.

Daily Stretching Fitness Exercise Programme.

Always warm the body before attempting any exercise regime and tell the instructor of any difficulty or pain arising from the practice.  Start very slowly and expect to take 3 to 6 months to be able to do the exercises with maximum stretch.   You will learn in 10 weeks the basics and be able to train safely. This form is more suitable for the fitter students.

1   Knees bend and into a comfortable Squat for the thigh quadriceps muscles, knees and ankles.

2   One leg bend into side stretches for the adductor muscles.

3   Lunges to each side to train for balance and posture.

4   Long sweep through to learn muscle co-ordination and to strengthen the ankles.

5   Achilles tendon stretches.

6   Forward thigh lifts.

7   Forward lifts and leg raise beyond horizontal to train the inguinal ligaments, psoas and iliacus muscles.

8   Lift lower leg to the rear with knees parallel.

9   Raise straight leg to rear and one leg lifts on each side.

10 Leg swings for balance and co-ordination.

11 Leg raise to the side to strengthen Ilio Tibial tract.

12 Rotation of hips and side to side movement, lifting the pubic bone.

13 Upper body turn with hips still.

14 Extend rotation to upper back and swing arms from “centre”.

15 Shoulder rolls forward and back.

16 ‘Chicken wings’ to open shoulder joints.

17 Neck stretches to the front, back, side, corners and rotation.

18 Platysma muscles and face.

19 Breathe in and lean back slightly using abdominal breathing and shoulders rotating back, arms raise and return in a circle. 

20 Entwine fingers and breath in to raise arms and lean back to exhale.

21 Both hands together and rotate from the previous position 4 times.

22 Side bends into ‘Rainbow Dance’

23 Breathing exercises. Chest, abdominal and bellows.

24 White Crane rises from feeding to flight.

The form was developed over the course of many years to assist students to relax the body and to exercise the joints and ligaments in a precise, flowing manner to relieve aches and stresses. It teaches the fundamental basic movement to prepare the body for all forms of martial arts, Chi Kung, Tai Chi and the rigours of daily life. Chi-Do is a composite art that is freestyle and welcomes to its ranks those who bring skills from other arts. The art then is ever growing in complexity and evolves with the local and social conditions of the time. It is an art that teaches mercy, to care for and respect all persons of any race, creed or culture without prejudice or ego.

All students train as equals, irrespective of their particular background, age, physical abilities and experiences, qualifications or rank. The learning takes a lifetime and with so much to learn we are all beginners. To obtain a Black belt in Chi-Do itself takes upwards of 6 years and full training in the Healing Arts, all aspects of Chi Kung and tuition in how to teach.

The inculcated state of mind in this form is that of relaxed confidence and the ability to move competently and to take that confidence into every aspect of your life. If you are injured in any way, tell the instructor before doing any exercise and if practising alone, do not injure yourself by trying to do stretches that are not within your physical ability. Always warm the body before starting these exercises.

Chi Kung is life. Treat the exercises as your right to be healthy and fit. All of the Chi Kung methods that are taught at our classes under the direction of the Founder are part of one system that is consistent in its approach to the whole matter. The fitness of the body, the state of mind and the healthy attitudes that are imbued in all our students carries in to every aspect of every day life.

In this form, the student is taught to ‘feel’ the energy and intent of the animal. For this form, the animals are predominantly hunters. The crane itself is a hunter and all such animals are aware that the hunter is always hunted. Awareness and intuition are paramount if one is to avoid the mistaken paranoia of ‘Strike first and suffer the consequences later’.

Chi-Do teaches Mercy and the avoidance of conflict if at all possible with devastating methods that can render an attacker unconscious before they hit the ground, if necessary. We teach the body language necessary for the defusing of situations and the methods of controlling a person with locks and holds to render the attacker or aggressor unable to continue.


 
 
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

ALL MARTIAL ARTS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND YOU MUST NOT COMMENCE TRAINING OR TO ATTEMPT ANY OF THE METHODS SHOWN WITHOUT INSTRUCTION BY A QUALIFIED PERSON AND THE APPROVAL OF YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR. YOU MUST DECLARE ANY INJURY OR CONDITION SUCH AS DIABETES, EPILEPSY, AND HEART CONDITION TO THE INSTRUCTOR BEFORE TRAINING. WHEN ATTEMPTING ANY TECHNIQUE, IT MUST BE PERFORMED UNDER STRICT CONTROL TO AVOID INJURY. SOME OF THESE STRIKES WILL KILL A HUMAN INSTANTLY IF DELIVERED WITH THAT INTENT.

Sorry, the pictures did not come out as expected.  Watch this space or better still, come to the classes.  Tony