Northern China Shaolin
Siping City Shao Lin Martial Arts Academy

Hard Qi Gong Instruction


Some Examples of directing qi, learned in the 3rd to 5th year of training :

NOTE: PRACTICING THESE EXERCISES WITHOUT FIRST SPENDING THE YEARS AND TRAINING TO DO THEM SAFELY CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.  DO NOT ATTEMPT THEM WITHOUT YEARS OF EXPERT INSTRUCTION AND PREPARATION OF BODY AND MIND . . . FIRST.


Directing Qi (energy) through right arm and shoulder to deflect energy and break stick

Utilizing Qi to deflect the blow to the temple with the brick

Directing Qi to break cement slab with sledge hammer

Directing Qi to deflect energy from hammer blow

Directing Qi to break spear

Friendly exercise to test Qi of the monk on far right

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By clicking on the links at the bottom of the page, you will see images of some of the shaolin monks performing "hard qi gong" (external gong) exercises of directing their chi (or qi, or energy).  If you would like to view a few Windows Media (.wmv) movie clips showing some of the hard qigong exercises, click on the following links. Do NOT try any of these exercises because you can easily injure yourself.  Only advanced martial artists who are experienced in these exercises should perform them.  Note: Depending on your computer and connection to the web it may take a few minutes for each clip to load. You will need to close your Windows Media Player program after the movie clips finish playing to return here again.

  • Monk bending spear at his throat while hit in back with stick - - - Click Here
  • Monk breaking two forged iron bars, 50 cm (or 19.69 inches) long, 5 cm (1.97 inches) wide and 2 cm thick (or .788 inches) over his head - - - Click Here
  • Some video from students of the academy Click Here - you can use your browser's back button to return here again.
  • Monk doing a few movements of medium level exercise - - - Click Here



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