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Introduction

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 sequence.
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. 

 

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Bibliography

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. 

 

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Videos

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. 

 

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Quotations

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."
-   Lin Housheng Qigong  

 

 

"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. 

 

 

"As a Living treasure, Professor Lin Hou Sheng has 4 major achievements in Qigong, and those are:

1. Researched and Discovered Qi's Materialism.  His research article was published in Shanghai Nature Magazine and later was requoted by the England's Nature Magazine in 1978.

2. Professor Lin is the only one in this world that can operate Qigong Anesthesia.  

3. Professor Lin created Taiji Qigong 18 movements series (108 movements).  It combines Taiji's slow and even movements with Qigong's continuous breathing and meditation.  Currently, over 10 million people around the world are practicing this exercise.  Even some Southeast Asian countries promote it as national health exercise.

4. Professor Lin invented Qi therapy instrument, using the bionic technology.

5.  He wrote more than a dozen books related to Qigong and medical Qigong.  Lin Housheng has given popular lectures about Qigong and Shibashi in China, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Japan and Southeast Asia."
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Lin Housheng Qigong  

 

 

"Whether you call it Taiji Chi Kung Shibashi (shibashi means 18 movements in Chinese), Taiji Qigong in 18 Movements or Eighteen Forms of Tai Chi Chi Kung, it is one of the most popular Qigong in the world.  Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi was developed by Professor Lin Hou-Sheng in 1979. Professor Lin is a renowned Qigong Master, scientist and Master Healer. His remarkable credentials include Professor of the College of Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, Director of Qigong Research Institute in China and Honorary President of the International Society of Natural Cures.  Master Lin is well known in China and has published more than ten books.  In 1980 he developed a technique for successfully using Qigong as the only anesthesia needed in surgical operations: no anesthetics, no acupuncture needles just "qi" energy. His scientific studies on Qigong healing have been published in the prestigious journal Nature (Vol. 275,1978). Master Lin has also personally given qigong healing treatments to high-ranking Chinese officials such as president Jiang Zemin.  Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a Qigong which based on the philosophy of Tai Chi and extracts some of the best movements from the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. It places emphasis on synchronizing the 18 movements with proper breathing techniques. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing.  Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is designed to improve the general health and wellbeing of the practitioner. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion. The chest exercises and controlled breathing are good for lung conditions and asthma. And the overall effect of the exercise is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body. This Qigong is very effective and easy to learn. It is practiced around the world by over 10 million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia."
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi

 

 

Feedback on this webpage:

"I'm pleased and flattered that you've linked to my site with respect to my taiji qigong information for which I thank you.  Thanks also for including interesting information on the taiji qigong exercises, they are an invaluable tool which allows me to provide real benefit to many people of all ages and physical abilities."
-  Ronnie Robinson, England, 1/10/2012

"Nice job of the Shibashi Lin Housheng entry in your outstanding web site.  So quickly added as well."
-  John Voigt, 1/11/2012



 

 

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Lessons

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
English Language Resources 

 

Part 1, Eighteen Movements (Shibashi) Qigong, Tai Chi Qigong

1.   Awakening the Qi, Beginning Movement, Raise Hands & Lower Hands    
2.   Opening the Chest   
3.   Painting a Rainbow, Dancing with the Rainbow 
4.   Separating the Clouds
5.   Cycling the Arms, Arm Rolling in Fixed Stance, Back Swinging Monkey
6.   Paddle a Boat , Rowing a Boat in the Middle of a Lake  
7.   Lifting the Sun, Lifting the Ball, Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulders    
8.   Turn the Body and Look at the Moon, Turning to Gaze at the Moon    
9.   Push the Palms, Turning Waist and Pushing Palm    
10.  Rolling Tai Ji, Hands in Cloud in Horse Stance, Cloud Hands  
11.  Lift and Spray the Water, Scooping the Sea and Viewing the Sky    
12.  Pushing the Waves, Playing with the Waves    
13.  Let the Dove Free, Flying Dove Spreads its Wings    
14.  Punching the Mud, Charging Fists with Outstretched Arms    
15.  Flying Wild Goose  
16.  Hug and Swing the Sun, Spinning Wheel   
17.  Bounce the Ball, Bouncing a Ball While Stepping    
18.  Quieting the Qi, Pressing the Palms for Calming, Balancing Qi    


 

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 of Part I with many fine and informative illustrations for each move.  The definitive text on Part I.  


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. 


Video Demonstrations and Instructions in the Performance of the Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 1.


Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 1, 18 Movements.  Instructions by Ronnie Robinson, Chiron Tai Chi and Chi Kung.  2 pages, PDF. 


Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 1, 18 Movements.  Instructional DVD by Professor Lin Hou Sheng. 


Shibashi Resources  A very good and detailed set of instructions for Part 1 including photographs. 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

Part 2, Eighteen Movements (Shibashi) Qigong, Tai Chi Qigong

1.   Regulating the Qi
2.   Microcosmic Orbit    
3.   Wind that Blows the Willows
4.   Searching for Needles at the Bottom of the Sea 
5.   Fisherman Casts the Net  
6.   Immortal Points at the Road    
7.   Obstinately Stretching the Leg     
8.   Holy Crane Worships the Moon     
9.   Yellow Dragon Pushes Out with Claws      
10.  Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Eagle     
11.  Dragons Emerging From the Sea     
12.  Crossing the Wild Blue Ocean    
13.  Lion Playing with a Ball     
14.  Embracing the Moon at the Dantien     
15.  Phoenix Spreads its Wings      
16.  Striking the Opponent's Ears    
17.  Bringing the Qi to the Dantien     
18.  Collecting the Qi     

 

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 2, 18 Movements.  Instructions by Ronnie Robinson, Chiron Tai Chi and Chi Kung.  2 pages, PDF. 


Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Part 1, 18 Movements.  Instructional DVD by Professor Lin Hou Sheng. 

 

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