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Qigong (Chi Kung) is a traditional Chinese skill developed to improve health and promote longevity. The gentle movements are designed to open the acupuncture channels and rid the body of toxins.

Dayan Qigong is a Daoist skill and its forms and techniques have been shown to have profound effects on many illnesses.

Qigong is suitable for all ages.


Kunlun Dayan Qigong (Wild Goose Qigong) was developed in the West of China in the Kunlun Mountains. Many Wild Geese are said to have made their home there and this system of qigong was created from observing these beautiful birds. The skill dates back 1800 years to the time of the Jin Dynasty. The skill was developed and handed down from individual to individual until it was passed to a gentleman by the name of Yang De Shan. He was sworn to keep the skill secret and practice until he was over 70 years old. Once this had been achieved, he could teach the Dayan Qigong to one sucessor. He chose his Grand daughter, Yang Meijun. This little girl was to become the 27th inheritor of the Dayan Qigong system and one of the most famous Qigong masters in the modern world.

Upon beginning to study with her Grandfather she promised to keep the skill pure and to practice until the age of 70 before teaching anyone. During her life, she suffered many hardships and saw the world become a very different place. Finally once she was over 70 years of age, she decided to pass the skill on. However, she felt that so many people could benefit from this practice and there was a danger that the Dayan Qigong system could be lost forever in the future, so with that in mind she opened the skill to the public.

Around this time in the 1980s, Master Michael Tse was fortunate to study with her and became a close student. Grandmaster Yang Meijun continued to teach and to heal people until she was over 100 years old. Finally passing away at the age of 103.

What will I learn?

On first attending class, the student learns the Balancing Gong and Healthy Living Gong methods. These were created by Master Michael Tse to help students prepare for the Wild Goose forms and to heal many modern problems such as stiff backs and joint problems.

Once the student has progressed from Balancing Gongand the Healthy Living Gong I, II and III forms, they then begin to study the Wild Goose 1st 64 and 2nd 64 and later forms such as Jade Pillar Gong, Cotton Palm and Plum Blossom Gong etc.

The importance of health

Good health is something that is normally taken for granted and often longed for when illness has taken hold. Qigong makes the body stronger from the inside, improving the immune system. The movements combined with the breathing help the body to remove toxins and strengthen itself. Over time the body’s systems become stronger and periods of illness become more infrequent. Due to the higher levels of Qi when illness does come it is beaten much quicker. Many people find that their flexibility improves and their muscles and tendons become more supple.

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Peter Walfisz is an authorised instructor of the Tse Qigong Centre