Bibliography Links Videos Lessons Quotations
Qigong Introduction Tai Chi Home Blog
January 12, 2012
© Valley Spirit
Qigong, Green Way Research, Red
Bluff, California, 2012
By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S., All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
The Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Series was created by Professor Lin Hou Sheng from China. Part 1, 18 movements (Shi Ba Shi) was created in 1979. Part 2, 18 movements, was created in 1988. Four more Tai Chi Qigong 18 movement sets were created in the 1990's. Professor Lin's best selling book, Qi Gong is the Answer to Health, was first published in 1985 in China.
The movements are done slowly, gently, and
deliberately. Deep breathing is coordinated carefully with each movement
There is little or no movement of the feet. The entire form has movements done while standing.
A number of the hand movements in this Shibashi Qigong form are similar to those used in Yang style Taijiquan, and many movements have names commonly found in Taijiquan hand and sword forms.
This Shibashi Qigong form is suitable for persons of all ages. Those persons in below average physical condition or the very elderly can do this form by doing fewer repetitions of each movement or by slightly modifying some of the movements.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
Chiron Tai Chi and Qigong. By Ronnie Robinson, from England. General and instructional resources and an instructional DVD.
Cloud Hands Blog. By Michael Garofalo.
Demonstrations of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
Dragon Qigong. By Michael Garofalo.
Eight Section Brocade Qigong By Michael Garofalo.
Five Animal Frolics Qigong. By Michael Garofalo.
Five Elements Qigong. By Michael Garofalo.
A Guide to 18 Form Chi Kung
Lin Housheng (林厚省), Professor Lin. Born: 9/16/1939 in Fuquing, China. A famous and influential Chinese Qigong master and professor of physical education. He became a U.S. Citizen in 2010 and now lives in Los Angeles County, California.
Lin Housheng Qigong Official website.
Muscle-Tendon Changing Qigong. By Michael Garofalo
Qigong (Chi Kung): Practices, Guides, Bibliographies, Theories. By Michael Garofalo.
Qi Gong is the Answer to Health. By Professor Lin Hou Sheng. China, 1985. This book is in Chinese.
Magic Pearl Qigong A Taijiquan medicine ball exercise routine. By Mike Garofalo.
Part 1, 18 Movements, Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. List of movements, written instructions, lessons, videos.
Part 2, 18 Movements, Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. List of movements, written instructions, lessons, videos.
Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices
Shibashi Resources A very good and detailed set of instructions for Part 1 including photographs. Includes some links to other online resources.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. By Master Wing Cheung. Website includes information, UTube Video, and an Instruction Manual in PDF format.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi: Bibliography, Links, Guide, Lessons. By Michael Garofalo.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. Instructional DVD by Ronnie Robinson. UTube Video clip from DVD.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Instruction Manual. By Master Wing Cheung. For Part 1, 18 movements. Supplementary material for the Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Video. PDF file of 21 pages. Instructions and line drawings.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi: Part 1, 18 Movements. List of movements, written instructions, lessons, videos.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 2, 18 Movements. List of movements, written instructions, lessons, videos.
Tai Chi (Taiji)
Taiji Qigong. Instructional DVDs for each Set. By Professor Lin Hou Sheng. Sets 1-8, 1 instructional DVD for each set.
Taiji Qigong 18 Movements Instruction Manual: Sets 1-4. By Professor Lin Hou Sheng. This book is in Chinese. There is an English translation for the instructions for Set 1 and Set 2 in this book.
"Taiji Qigong: Shibashi and Lin Housheng." By John Voigt. Found in Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness, Volume 21, No. 4, Winter 2011-2012, pp. 28-38. An excellent overview of the background and accomplishments of Professor Lin Housheng, and the history of this Qigong form.
The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong. By Chris Jarmey. Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2003. Index, 192 pages. ISBN: 1556435541. VSCL. An excellent text to use when learning Part I of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. Detailed explanations of each move with many fine informative illustrations. The definitive text on Part I.
Three Hundred Questions on Qigong Exercises. By Professor Lin Hou Sheng. A book in English.
Video Productions on Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
Wild Goose Qigong By Michael Garofalo.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
Corporate Tai Chi: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Routine. UTube Video, 10:38 Minutes. English subtitles.
Eighteen Chi Quong Shibashi (Tai Chi Qigong 18). UTube Video, 10:36 Minutes. In Chinese.
Eighteen Forms Tai Chi Qigong (Shi Ba Shi), Beginners' Introductory Full Form. Demonstrated by Dan Stephan. UTube Video, 6:59 Minutes. In English.
Eighteen Step Taiji Qigong (Shibashi). From Four Seasons Taiji. UTube Video, 8:46 Minutes. No narration.
Qigong 18 Forms. Demonstrated by Master Jin Ho Lee. UTube Video, 9:03 Minutes. No narration.
Qigong Shibashi, 1st Part. Performed by Dr. Lin Hou Sheng. UTube Video, 7:36 Minutes. In Chinese.
Qigong Shibashi, 2nd Part. Performed by Dr. Lin Hou Sheng. UTube Video, 7:30 Minutes. In Chinese.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. UTube Video, 7:02 Minutes. Instruction in English.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 1 of 2. UTube Video, 15:00 Minutes. In English.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 2 or 2. UTube Video, 13:32 Minutes. Testimonials in English. In English.
Part 1, 18 Movements, Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. List of movements, written instructions, videos. In English.
Part 2, 18 Movements, Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. List of movements, written instructions, videos. In English.
Information, Facts, Notes
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
"Eighteen-style Tai Chi Qigong Tai Chi is the basis for the tone the body,
strengthen physical guidance activities to promote the body's metabolism; to the
natural deep abdominal breathing is the interest rate adjustment method; to
positive ideas that would like a variety of flowers, sea, mountains, forests,
parks and other features of the physical health benefits for the self-aligning
method; thus a balanced physical and psychological adjustment, and promote the
meridians clear, strong bones, blood reconcile the yin and yang balance, a happy
and peaceful, to cure the sick, disease-free physical. Teaching and training is very particular about the physical and mental
relaxation, loose and leave the heart and the mind along energy transport inside
human body, is a set of overall physical and mental health training methods."
"Professor Lin Hou Sheng took certain gestures from Taijiquan
and modified, often smplifying, them to create a new qiqong of relatively easy
to do slow and gentle repetitive movements. For example, Shibashi begins
with a version of the first movement from most Tai Chi forms "Step Out, Raise
Hands and Lower Hands." Shibashi, Set 1, No. 10 has " Waving Hands Like
Clouds,: which resembles a Tai Chi form of the same name, but without moving the
feet. ... What Professor Lin actually did was to construct a total of six
different sets of eighteen movements each giving a grand total of 108 exercise
forms. Set 1 came out in 1979. Set 2 was available in 1988.
Other sets continued appearing in the 1990's and into the new century. In
2009, a DVD was released consisting of Lin's favorite 36 movements taken from
the past sets."
- "Taiji Qigong: Shibashi and Lin Housheng." By John Voigt. Found in Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness, Volume 21, No. 4, Winter 2011-2012, pp. 33-34.