Wild Geese co Founder, Dave Hedges, has been clearing out his cupboards.
He came across a couple of his old training notebooks. After flicking through them he asked a few people if they’d like to see some of the info in the pages. Much of it is garbled nonsense but some of it is detailed information, teachings from some incredible instructors.
There has been particular interest in the Chi Gung notes.
Since the recent visit to Wild Geese by Kettlebell and Martial Arts master, Steve Cotter, Dave’s been practicing his Chi Gung again and is enjoying the improved recovery from hard training, the reduced stress and the general feelings of wellbeing and balance that this type of training brings about.
So he has scanned all the Chi Gung notes, gathered them into a PDF file and offered it as a free download, for a limited time only.
As soon as he pulls his finger out and redraws the diagrams, types up clearer descriptions and produces a finalised, “polished” eBook on Chi Gung, you will be able to get the unedited hand written notebook free of charge.
Take advantage while you can.
Here’s the link:
If you have any questions regarding Chi Gung or your training in general, feel free to ask away.
There is a lot of debate on whether or Chi actually exists. I mean you can’t see it or touch it and it gets attributed to some incredible feats. A bit like the wind, or electricity I suppose.
I’m not getting into the argument but I am going to sing the praises of following a Chi Gung programme.
If you approach Chi Gung with the attitude that it is another tool for your training arsenal you will benefit. Add it in beside your Kettlebells, Punchbags and Air Max runners, do you honestly need any of this kit, no, is it useful for a purpose, absolutely yes.
There are many systems and styles of Chi Gung but one of my favorites is called Ba Duan Jin or 8 Pieces of Brocade. While it is considered a warm up set for bigger Tai Chi workouts, I find it useful as a quick method of mobilising my joints, relaxing and settling my head when a little fried. Plus it is a good warm up if practiced vigorously.
I had a look over youtube and there are plenty of video clips of Ba Duan Jin, they can be a little hard to watch as they’re mostly posted by the guys who go for the whole mystical thing.
As I have more time I intend to publish more on Chi Gung, especially the Ba Duan Jin. But for now do your mind and body a favour, deep breathing combined with joint mobility and gentle stretching most days and you’ll feel great. Even if you don’t give it a mystical chinese title.
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