Chi Kung Certification Training

Curriculum & Resource Materials

Below is a list of topics for study, required reading, and recommended videos/DVDs for Chi Kung Certification Training.

Most of the materials may be purchased here, at the online store, at the Gilman Studio, or through other major retailers. On-site students may also borrow the materials from the Gilman Studio Lending Library if they are not out on loan.

Curriculum Checklist :

  • Introduction to Basic Chi Kung theory & practice
  • Opening the Gates Part 1
  • Opening the Gates Part 2
  • Basic Chi Kung (Qigong) theory & practice
  • Zhan Zhuang (Post Stance Standing Chi Kung)
  • Yi Jin Jing
  • Holding the Ball
  • 8 Pieces of Brocade
  • 12 Pieces of Embroidery
  • Guan Gong Frolics
  • Chan Ssu Jing
  • Five Animal Frolics
  • Five organs cleanse and strengthen
  • Microcosmic & Macrocosmic Orbit
  • Hun Yun Gong
  • Self massage techniques
  • Study Questions complete

Recommended Reading:

  • The Way of Qigong – Ken Cohen
  • Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body – B.K. Frantzis
  • Relaxing into Your Being: The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series. Vol 1 & 2 – Bruce Kumar Frantzis
  • The Essence of Chinese Qigong – Yang Jwing Ming
  • The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health Longevity & Enlightenment – Yang Jwing Ming
  • Chi Self Massage – The Taoist Way of Rejuvenation – Mantak Chia
  • The Way of Energy – Kam Chuen Lam
  • Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, Wushu Energy Cultivation – Shou-Yu Liang
  • Gilman Studio Manual sections pertaining to energy & chi kung practices
  • A String of Pearls – Michael Gilman
  • 101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan – Michael Gilman


Recommended Videos/DVD’s:

  • Opening the Gates Volume 1 & 2
  • Yi Jin Jing
  • Holding the Ball
  • 8 Pieces of Brocade
  • Guan Gong Frolics
  • Chan Suu Jing
  • Five Animal Frolics
  • Five organs Cleanse & Strengthen
  • Hun Yun Gong

Materials may be purchased here»