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DAOI Talks (43): Roundtable 4: Qigong Culture & Misconceptions w/ Mark Wiley 🇺🇸 and Fabrice Piché 🇨🇦

Fabrice Piché is an indoor student of Professor Lin Housheng, creator of the Taiji Qigong Shibashi system. He specializes in Taiji Qigong Shibashi complete system, Shaolin NeiJin YiZhiChan (Zhan Zhuang), Clinical Medical Qigong (in person and distance healing), Medical Qigong training for Acupuncturists, Teacher Training program. He has been a Chinese Medicine Therapist since 2000 and has been teaching in-person and online classes since 2012. Mark V. Wiley is a highly respected author, speaker, martial Read more…

DAOI Talks (42): PoliTEAcally Correct 😉 Conversations w/ Master Hai Yang 🇨🇦

Master Hai Yang, born and raised in Tianjin, China, began his Xing Yi training at the age of 6 under the guidance of his grandfather, Yang Qinglin, a disciple of Zhang Zhaodong. In his adolescent years, he also began practicing Cheng-style Ba Gua, Xing Yi – Ba Gua Palm, also under his grandfather’s guidance, Chen-style Tai Chi from Master Ma Hong and his own uncle, Yang Fengwu, different practices of Qi Gong such as Zhineng Read more…

DAOI Talks (41): Daoist Being v/s Being a Daoist, w/ Dr. Louis Komjathy, Ph.D. 🇺🇸

Dr. Louis Komjathy (Ph.D., Religious Studies, Boston University) is a leading independent scholar-educator, author and translator. Along with Kate Townsend, he is the co-director of the Daoist Foundation, an independent non-profit Daoist religious and educational organization, and co-editor of Square Inch Press, an independent Daoist publisher. To date, Dr. Komjathy has published over thirty academic articles and book chapters, and fourteen books, including Daode Jing: A Contextual, Contemplative and Annotated Bilingual Translation.

DAOI Talks (40): Xingyi MAC, Dayton, Ohio 🇺🇸 w/ Frank E. Kyle III

Frank E. Kyle III is one of 4 instructors at the Xingyi Martial Arts Club (MAC) located in Dayton Ohio. Frank teaches Sun Style Taiji, Bagua, and push hands/No-Gi Shuai Jiao. The Xingyi Martial Arts club is dedicated to the teaching of Xingyi, Taiji and Bagua principles. Between Frank and the other instructors, the club teaches 3 types of Xingyi: Shang Style, Song Style, and Yizong. The club also offers instruction in Spear, Staff, Dao Read more…

DAOI Talks (39): Cheng style Ba Gua w/ Dave Meikle  🇨🇦

Dave Meikle is a respected Bagua Master with a deep-rooted passion for martial arts. His journey began in childhood, exploring various disciplines such as Shaolin Kungfu, Taiji Quan under Dr. Yuan Shaoliang, Wing Chun, Hapkido, Aikido, and Wrestling. In the mid-1990s, Dave’s martial arts path took a significant turn when he met Bagua Master Yang Guotai. Embracing the profound depth of Bagua, he dedicated himself to rigorous training, often practicing up to 16 hours a Read more…