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Iron Shirt Qi Gong

Iron Shirt Qi Gong is a three-level training under the following titles:

  • Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level I – Rooting Power   
  • Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level II – Tendon Nei Gong   
  • Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level III – Bone Marrow Nei Gong

Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level I – Rooting Power

Before the advent of firearms, Iron Shirt Qi Gong built powerful bodies to withstand hand-to-hand combat. Iron Shirt refers to developing a strong, resilient, and energetically protective layer around the body. Iron Shirt Qi Gong is a series of air-packing techniques to protect vital organs from injuries. Today, its other aspects remain vitally significant for anyone seeking better health, a sound mind, and spiritual growth. In Level I, Master Chia introduces this ancient practice that strengthens the internal organs, establishes roots in the earth’s energy, and unifies physical, mental, and spiritual health.

By simply standing and packing in the Iron Shirt postures 5-10 minutes daily you can root yourself to earth and build a strong body that can live for hundreds of years. When you are rooted no one can push you around physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually (energetically) because they are pushing the earth not you and no one can push the earth around. Why do you need to live hundred years or more? You need that amount of time do the all of the Universal Healing Tao Inner Alchemy practices for your transformation.

Master Chia keeps his stance against three people pushing him.

Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level II – Tendon Nei Gong

Healthy tendons are the foundation of true strength in the body. Strong and supple tendons and open joints allow more space to store raw energy, which can then be transformed into higher creative and spiritual energy. The eight postures of Tendon Nei Gong are specifically designed to open the joints and fortify and grow all the tendons in the body, strengthening them as a unit. Tendon Nei Gong cultivates the ability to move Earth’s force up from the ground, through the feet, and into the body, in this case, raising it to nourish the tendons. In Tendon Nei Gong, Master Chia reveals how the regular practice of Tendon Nei Gong can help prevent and relieve arthritis by forcing poisoning acid out of the body to make room for healing Qi energy.

Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level III – Bone Marrow Nei Gong

In Bone Marrow Nei Gong, Master Mantak Chia reveals the ancient mental and physical Taoist techniques used to “regrow” bone marrow, strengthen the bones, and rejuvenate the organs and glands. An advanced practice of Iron Shirt Qi Gong, the Bone Marrow Nei Gong, was developed to attain the “steel body” coveted in Chinese medicine and martial arts. This method of absorbing energy into the bones revives the bone marrow. It reverses the effects of aging through the techniques of bone breathing, bone compression, and sexual energy massage, which stimulates the hormonal production that helps prevent osteoporosis. Also included is extensive information on Qi weight lifting and the practice of “hitting” to detoxify the body.

Tai Chi Qi Gong

Tai Chi Qi Gong I

Tai Chi Qi Gong is a 13 form of early Yang-style Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Qi Gong, designed for practitioners at every level. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, Tai Chi was considered a secret practice that was passed down only within a closely knit structure of family and loyal disciples. Tai Chi Qi Gong blends the flowing movements of Tai Chi with the principles of Qi Gong to create a holistic system for enhancing vitality and well-being.

Master Chia during a training at the Tai Chi Pavilion

Tai Chi Qi Gong II (Discharge Form/Fa Jin)

Tai Chi Qi Gong II, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of Yin, Yang, and the Earth in the lower Tan Tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defense and partner practice as well as in healing techniques.

Tai Chi Qi Gong III (Wu Style)

Following the flow of Qi energy, rather than directing it as in traditional Tai Chi, Wu-Style Tai Chi focuses on internal development, seeking to conserve Qi energy and gather Jin power from the Earth through the Tan Tien. Condensing the 37 movements of Wu Style into 8 core forms, Master Chia illustrates how to build a personal short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi practice. Regular practice of Wu Style relieves back pain as well as reduces abdominal fat, the biggest hindrance to longevity.

Related Workshops

Tai Chi I – Dynamic rooting Qigong, Moving Energy Meditation
Tai Chi is both a martial art and a way to cultivate your physical body, energy body and spirit body. You can learn this short 13 movement form repeated in the four directions in a relatively quick time, allowing you to progress on to focus on the inner structure of Tai Chi. This moving meditation is one of the most complete practices there is – it is both an expression of the Tao in movement and a practice to integrate the essence of the Tao.
New Format: The Inner Alchemy of Tai Chi
In this course Grandmaster Mantak Chia teaches the inner alchemy and structure of Tai Chi, the secrets most teachers don’t share with you. You will learn specific breathing techniques and the basic necessary practices of Inner Alchemy, allowing you to transform the Tai Chi form into an energy cultivation practice.
Complete Tai Chi course
At the workshop, you will master the ancient energy practices, get the support of mentors and be able to ask questions directly to Master Mantak Chia online. You will increase your energy levels, improve your physical, mental and spiritual health, and master your destiny.
Tai Chi II
Tai Chi 2 or Fa Jin is a seemingly effortless form with explosive martial arts techniques. Fa Jin translates as discharge power and can be used for self defense or healing. It is the ability to harness yin, yang and earth energy in the lower Tan Tien and direct it intentionally. Known as the Way of the Warrior, Fa Jin culminates Taoist mystical and energetic practices with martial arts.
Bone Marrow Nei Gong (Iron Shirt III)
Bone Marrow Nei Gong is an advanced alchemy practice that involves increasing, activating and regenerating the bone marrow, which normally declines with age. It is the bone marrow that nourishes and rejuvenates the organs and glands by producing blood. Nei Gong for the bone marrow improves cell production and immunity. We use sexual energy to strengthen the bones and reverse the effects of ageing through the production of sex hormones.
Iron Shirt I – Rooting & Skin & Cell Breathing Qigong
This eagerly anticipated Tai Chi & Qigong Series is for those who wish to develop their internal energy through uniquely powerful practices. It gives an opportunity to explore the spiritual aspects of meditative movement. This is the pursuit of Qi.
Complete Iron Shirt Qigong course
Long before the advent of firearms, Iron Shirt Qigong, a form of Kung Fu, built powerful bodies able to withstand hand-to-hand combat. Even then, however, martial use was only one aspect of Iron Shirt Qigong, and today its other aspects remain vitally significant for anyone seeking better health, a sound mind, and spiritual growth.
Iron Shirt II- Tendon Nei Gong, Opening & Growing Tendon Power
Healthy tendons are the foundation of true strength in the body. Strong and supple tendons and open joints allow more space to store raw energy, which can then be transformed into higher creative energy and spiritual energy.
Bone Marrow Nei Kung – Iron Shirt III
This level of Iron Shirt works directly on the organs, bones and tendons in order to strengthen the entire system beyond its ordinary capacity. An extremely efficient method of vibrating the internal organs allows the practitioner to shake toxic deposits out of the inner structure of each organ by enhancing Chi circulation.
Iron Shirt and Tao Yin
Iron Shirt is one of the most important practices to master on the physical plane. It gives grounding and rooting, connecting you to the Earth energy. It allows you to store energy for use in the higher level spiritual practices. Once an ancient martial art, now a health practice – it allows you to develop internal power through external techniques. Tao Yin is a series of exercises which helps to recondition the spine and psoas muscle and facilitates the flow of chi in the meridians.

Related Books

Bone Marrow Nei Kung regenerate bone marrow, sexual hormones and energy
In this booklet you will find all the information needed to begin the Bone Marrow Nei Kung Practices. Bone Marrow Nei Kung is a system of health developed by the ancient Taoist Masters for the cultivation of internal power.
Tai Chi Yang Style Discharge Form – Tai Chi Chi Kung II
This booklet gives you a clear, detailed description of the Tai Chi Chi Kung Yang Discharge Form practiced in the Universal Healing Tao System.
Iron Shirt Chi Kung I: Rooting Cosmic Internal Energy
This booklet describes and explains the Six Standing Postures of Embracing the Trees, Holding the Golden Urn, Water Buffalo and Golden Turtle, Golden Phoenix Washing its Feathers, Iron Bridge and Iron Bar with the step-by-step illustrated exercises and images
Tai Chi Chi Kung I: Moving Meditation Yang Form
This booklet gives you the explanation of the Thirteen Movement Tai Chi Chi Kung Form and step-by-step of the Tai Chi Chi Kung I
Tai Chi Wu Style Tendon Form – Tai Chi Chi Kung III
This booklet gives Short Wu Tai Chi Kung set highlights some of the essential forms taken from the Long Wu Form. It includes: Grasping the Bird’s Tail, Single Whip, Flying Oblique, Left Hand and Step Forward White Crane spreads its Wings and Brush Knee.
Tendon Nei Kung: Opening the Growing Tendon Power
Tendon Nei Kung Exercises are specifically designed to aid in the growing and strengthening of the tendons cultivating the true strength of the body.