Qi Gong Workshop Cape Town

Qigong Workshop with Shifu Dr Jeff Lan 刘又义

Saturday 22 Sept, 2018 |  14.00 – 16.30  |  ZAR 350

Learn the Ba Duan Jin or 8 Brocade exercises, dating back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 CE) with Shifu Dr Jeff Lan.

Discover the ancient practice of specific breathing control, movement and meditationdesigned to harmonise the functions of the body and mind,  regulating and improving the flow of Qi or vital energy.

The workshop is ideal for experienced yoga practitioners and teachers.


In this workshop Shifu Dr Jeff will repeat the practice of the Six Healing Sounds, and then  teach and explore the deep and subtle vitalising practice of the Eight Brocades (Ba Duan Jin). 

Shifu Dr Jeff will teach: You will learn:
  • The basic principles of Qigong posture, breathing and movement
  • Meanings and implications of each movement of Ba Duan Jin
  • Qi tends to follow different pathways that link the various organs and tissues in the body, so different movements will help or improve the flow of Qi in the different channels
  • How to fine-tune your body for optimal health
  • Revision of the set routine of Health Qigong called Liu Zi Jue (Six Healing Sounds)
  • Ba Duan Jin (The Eight Brocades) practice
  • How to combine mind and body to cultivate vital energy through the Eight Brocades form.
  • Using rhythmic combination of relaxation, strength and dynamism to balance of Yin and Yang in the body, helping circulation of energy, blood and action of the joints.

The Eight Brocades or Ba Duan Jin

Dating back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 CE), The Ba Duan Jin form is popular in China as it is easy to learn the movement. A song or rhyme explains the movements and their function to help the body. The various forms of movements were researched to determine those methods that have the best effects for health.  They were combined into the beautiful flowing form that we now call The Eight Brocades or Ba Duan Jin.

Research has shown that Ba Duan Jin improves the respiratory system, limb strength, and flexibility of joints. It also helps the cardiovascular system and circulation and thus helps with illnesses such as coronary artery sclerosis and osteoporosis. In addition, practice will help one’s immune system, delay the aging process and also improves one’s mental health.

Shifu Jeff balances the health perspective with his martial arts knowledge, creating a holistic learning system for his students and clients. He approaches the master-to-student lineage and its preservation from a unique angle, teaching non-Chinese students authentic, classical, lineage-based knowledge.  He has shared these “Secret Chinese Treasures” with an appreciative audience over many years.

Shifu Dr Jeff Lan

is an experienced and qualified Chinese martial arts coach and practitioner; as well as a
registered acupuncture practitioner and doctor of Chinese medicine. Shifu Dr Jeff’s extensive experience in martial arts started at the young age of 10 years.  He continues his lifelong research to this day.

Doctor: Shifu Dr Jeff is registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa.  He is a leading practitioner of Chinese Medicine in South Africa and abroad.  He studied acupuncture, herbal medicine, bonesetting and Tui-Na Therapy under Dr. Feng Chao Lin.

Accolades and achievements:  Shifu Dr Jeff is recognised internationally both as a Classical Chinese medicine
doctor and martial arts teacher/practitioner.  He is certified with 8th Duan in Chinese martial arts and 5th Duan International Health Qigong Technical Degree Coach.  Furthermore, Shifu Jeff has recently received an Honorary 6th Duan Award for meritous achievement in Qigong by the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) in China in February 2018.

Martial Arts: Most of Shifu Jeff’s training has been through the classical Oral and Practical transmissions from master to close door inheritor (adopted son). Being a closed door inheritor of Grandmaster Liang Dong Sheng and of Grandmaster Dr Feng Chao Lin.

Under Grandmaster Liang Dong Sheng: Yong Chun Quan, Shaolin Quan, Standardised Wushu & Taiji Quan, Nan Quan, Chang Quan, Weapons, Lion & Dragon Dancing – Port Louis, Mauritius

Under Grandmaster Dr Feng Chao Lin: Southern Shaolin Quan – Tze Man Quan, Taiji Quan, Qi Gung, Hsing I & Ba Gua Quan, Qi Gong – Tien Tao, White Crane – Fukien, BA duan jin, Liu zi jue, Washing Marrow Xi sui jing, Changing Of Sinews Yi jin jing , Da yan gong & Chan Meditation – R.S.A.