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Lohan Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung) is the more internal aspect of Choy Lee Fut. It is an exercise that uses movement and breath control to manipulate the flow of Chi along the body’s meridians. It is both a physical and mental exercise. Inwardly, it is taught to cultivate the Jing, the Qi and the Shen (the essence, the breath and the spirit). Outwardly, it is practised to build a strong and healthy body.

Qigong helps develop core body strength and flexibility and assists in strengthening the pulminary and musculo-skeletal systems. 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, it is a means of furthering one’s study and improving one’s skill.

The Lohan Qigong system traces back to the Qigong practiced by Shaolin monks as part of their training. Chen Heung had learned these skills from the Shaolin monk Choy Fook and incorporated these into the Choy Lee Fut system. Lohan Qigong contains the following components:

  • Stick exercises
  • Breathing exercises
  • Unicorn hands exercises
  • Standing postures
  • Walking exercises
  • Medical theories
  • Baat Gwa exercises
  • The Qigong forms