What Is Nae Gong?
Nae Gong is the root of chi, or vital life energy. You feel this when you get excited, passionate, or focused. Nae Gong is the internal strength that gives life to all humans. It is centered deep in the abdomen and is developed through the proper practice of the 72 foundation techniques. (36 internal, 36 external)
Why is Nae Gong important to you?
Do you ever wonder why, even with proper diet and exercise, it gets harder to maintain a strong, healthy, and balanced condition as you age? We tend to accept this decline as normal with aging. The average person reaches their “prime” strength in their 20’s; this strength allows one’s body to naturally heal itself after any stressful or strenuous activity that has adversely affected the body’s condition. Past this point, the body increasingly loses its natural ability to re-balance itself. Within 3 to 4 months, an off-balanced condition causes damage to the body’s natural cycle of chi. This creates a compounding, negative affect or a negative downward spiral, resulting in muscle loss and the buildup of toxins. Initially, this causes a loss of muscle and joint strength, and in the long term it can result in the decreased functioning of organ systems, loss of range of motion, and more severe muscle and joint problems. All this leads to internal weakness and a diminished overall condition. By developing Nae Gong, you strengthen body’s self-harmonizing abilities by allowing it’s natural cycles to work properly. This reverses the negative, downward spiral and greatly slows down the aging process. With increased health and quality of life, your daily actions and interactions with others are more positive, promoting peace and harmony through out your life.
Nae Gong Foundation Movements
Wol Gwan Kwon Self Defense
Bagwa Walk / Chong Yong Su (Blue Dragon) Water Form
Practicing these movements develops internal and external strength, providing a strong foundation for Nae Gong (stored internal energy).
- Movements are quick, smooth, and very powerful.
- Proper practice connects internal strength to external strength.
- Properly developed, muscles become elongated, flexible, and strong; not bulky or tight.
- Top, middle, and lower body are developed together; The body and mind moves as one
Practicing water movements develops tremendous flexibility and strength. The body is able to achieve a much fuller range of motion in the joints and muscles without the strain or stress sometimes associated with moving the body on land. This allows the practitioner to execute all of their other practice better, resulting in ongoing benefits long after the weekend.
Students of all ranks will be able to absorb these foundation movements.
The benefits include:
- Development of the entire spine
- Inner peace
- Tremendous internal and external strength
- Stronger immune system
- Youthful condition
- Increased chi
- Nae Gong foundation development
- Weight loss
Below are testimonials from students who attended past weekend seminars.
“I participated in one day of the weekend seminar and had a great experience. The event was great. I felt a lot more relaxed and calm afterwards. Even in the days to follow, I had a completely different perspective on how I handle day to day tasks. My mind felt a lot clearer overall. I also could feel the effect of the movements on my hips and shoulders the next day.” -Lauren B., 26 years
“On 7/15/12 I took the water form Blue Dragon. Working for several hours on the form I expected to feel exhausted and hurting the next day. Neither occurred. However, when I went to do jumps (back in the school) I found I had improved. The surprise of doing a jump and actually feeling airborne was a thrill for me.” -Marie S., 70 years
“By the end of the first day of training in the pool I was able to perform many of the movements … without pain and with much greater range of motion than I have ever been able to accomplish in the past.” -Phil T., 35 years
“When I practiced the movements in the pool I felt very relaxed rather then tensed and stiff on land. My shoulders moved like never before. I had so much energy and found it very motivating to move. I was able to relax and finally truly understand how to meditate.” -Pang Y., 30 years
“… with the movement in the water being the optimum benefit for me, my back has more range of motion than it has had in the last 5 years.” -Matt C., 28 years
Pricing (for 2 days of training):
- General public: $1,000
- Adult students: $780
- Interns / Assistants: $700
- Children and juniors (age 17 or below): $600
- Certified Instructors: (Ask your instructor)
(For single day pricing, or any other situation, talk to an instructor.)
This weekend seminar will take place in Southern Maine; 15 rooms have already been reserved. Ask an instructor about availability. Rooming situations will be determined in the weeks leading up to the seminar.
Room Price: $219/night (rooms can be shared)