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Golf qigong: the secret of the inner swing
Author: Andraes P
Conference/Journal: 4th World Congress on Qigong & 4th American Qigong Assoc Conf
Date published: 2001
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Special Notes: Sponsored by the East West Academy of Healing Arts, 530 Bush Street, Suite 202, SF, CA 94108
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Tiger Woods, the world’s #1, plays golf on a higher level, hitting shots that defy belief. According to his father, Earl, “Tiger has the inner-swing”. This overview reveals it’s Eastern origins, how it works, and how to learn it, both easily and quickly. Tiger Woods “Inner-Swing” like legendary martial artist Bruce Lee’s “One Inch Punch”, are both dynamic applications of the same Shaolin based combat martial art, Wing Chun. Both skills utilize spherical rotation and focused Qi to multiply speed and reinforce power. Both skills are an example of Qigong. Training in The
Inner-Swing is based upon the system of “Muscle Memory” developed by PGA GrandMaster Paul Bertholy. It blends ancient Eastern martial arts secrets used by Tiger and Earl Woods with advanced Western methods of super-learning golf. As in ballet and martial arts, training in the Inner-Swing begins indoors. Golf specific Qigong warm-up exercises activate your energy for strength, elasticity, balance and coordination. Kata exercises (learning golf swing positions before movements), ingrains external mechanics, then internal energetics. You learn the 7-step Swing; how to take it apart, and put it back together. Gradually adding rhythm, speed, and power, grows your honest _ swing into a perfect _, then perfect full golf swing. Learning The Seven Secret Qigong Skills breathing, stretching, standing, rooting, linking, spiraling and centering develop effortless speed, power, accuracy via spherical rotation. In this interactive presentation participants will discover ‘Tiger’s Shaolin Connection’, learn ‘Spiral Energetics’ and ‘The Seven
Secret Skills’.



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