Cached from www.wujiproductions.com/recent_QG_history.htm
By Meng Qing (Université de Montréal)
Qigong is energy training and makes use of a Zen state of mind.
The soft style of the Eight Section Brocade, or Eight Treasures Exercises, emphasizing Daoist exercise methods and aims, is arguably now the most popular qigong exercise set practiced all around the world.
also known as Chi Kung
- Taijiquan, where it is used extensively (although there are marked differences)
The training is gentle and graceful, and there is no need for special apparati. It is a gentle approach for developing power and stamina, as well as calmness and mental freshness. Taijiquan is a very effective martial art, where physical size and mechanical strength are not necessarily winning factors.
AKA: Tai Chi Chuan (T'ai Chi Ch'üan)