Lohan 18 Hands Qigong

October 28, 2011

Choy Lee Fut Luohan Qigong (Lohan Chi Kung in Cantonese) is an internal exercise that uses movement and breath control to manipulate the flow of Qi along the body’s meridians. It is both a physical and mental exercise. Inwardly, it is done to cultivate the “three treasures” of jing (essence), qi (vital energy), and shen (spirit). Outwardly, it is practiced to build a strong and healthy body.

The main purpose of Qigong is to develop one’s vital qi (chi) or the vital energy that keeps us alive. It can help realize the body’s full physical potential, resist sickness, repair damages and balance the bodies’ energy flow. The control of respiration plays a central role in the system. The use of the breath is a fundamental aspect of Qigong practice and is the key to energy control as well as the bridge between the body and the mind. The elderly for its specific therapeutic or rehabilitative properties can practice Qigong. Athletes and martial artists from other systems of martial arts to compliment their other training can also practice it.

It has been established that Qigong stimulates the immune system and is favorable for the healing of inflamed and degenerated tissue. It has a calming effect on the nervous system and is therefore beneficial in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and depression. Also, for the student of martial arts and Taijiquan it is a means of furthering one’s study and improving one’s skill.

There are altogether 5 Luohan Qigong forms:

1) Sap Ba Lohan Kuen
2) Siu Lohan Kuen
3) Dai Lohan Kuen
4) Tai Git (Tai Chi) Kuen
5) Mo Git (Wu Chi) Kuen

In the coming weekend workshops (26-27 November 2011 and 14-15 April 2012) we will teach the Sap Ba Lohan Kuen or the Lohan 18 Hands Qigong form, which emphasized on using correct postures and movements to activate the circulation of the Vital Qi in our body. It is most suitable for those who are interested in a classical approach to the practice of traditional Qigong as taught in southern part of China within the famous Choy Le Fut Martial Arts School.

You can see a segment of the form as performed me here on Youytube posted up in his Shouyi Taijiquan Qigong website:


I will start teaching the Lohan 18 Hands Qigong in Mulhouse France from 26 – 27 November, 2011, this is the first time I teach this in Elizabeth Sartia’s School, anyone interested please contact her:

Salle Franklin, 48 rue Franklin 68200 Mulhouse France. Tél: 06 21 60 52 52


5 Responses to “Lohan 18 Hands Qigong”

  1. I wonder do you ever teach Qigong in London?

    Thanks, R

  2. howardchoy Says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Unfortunately I have no one to organize me to teach in London even though Berlin where I live now is not that far from London. But may be in the future.

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    Howard Choy

  3. Mastery Academy Says:

    Finally come to know the real importance of breathe and gesture control for body vitalization

  4. During July I have the opportunity of being in Berlin for a while. Is there a student (Sap Ba Lohan Quen) with whom I could arrange some private lessons? Living in the Netherlands, I know of no one nearby who does Lohan style.


    • howardchoy Says:

      Hi Mitchell,

      Thanks for your request, I don’t have a student in Berlin who can help you, but I will be in town after the 25th. July, if you are still around I can give you some private lessons.
      Please let me know.


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