Qigong or Chi Kung is an ancient art of Chinese origin and its name is derived from Qi which translates as vital energy and Gong which translates as work, therefore it could be defined as work with vital energy and more specifically as the Art of Conscious Management of Vital Energy.
The internal arts or energy arts have been practiced by different cultures and their essence has generally been kept secret. The Hindus call their art of energy Yoga, the Tibetans the Art of Wisdom, while the ancient Greeks and ancient Egyptians called it the Art of the Mysteries. Although there are methodological, emphasis and conceptual differences between the arts of different cultures, all of them have to do with the flow and consolidation of vital energy to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
The term Imperial Qigong refers to the internal arts passed down by the historical monk Bodhidharma at the Shaolin Temple in the 6th century. As it was an imperial temple, visited by great leaders for their retreats, the arts created by monks for the harmonic development of emperors and generals were called Imperial Qigong to differentiate it from Monastic Qigong whose focus is purely spiritual.
The practice of Imperial Qigong generates wonderful results in terms of health, vitality, emotional balance, mental clarity and spiritual joys; regardless of race, culture or religion.
Imperial Qigong is possibly the most valuable contribution of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Modern Western World, as it allows us to connect with the intentional and conscious management of Qi – the universal energy that flows, that is exchanged, that is transformed and, through it forms all things.
Sifu Angel Perez
My name is Sifu Angel Pérez. I am the Director, Instructor and Healer of the Shaolin Institute Wahnam Puerto Rico. I have practiced and taught martial arts for the last 25 years. I have successfully participated in many combat competitions locally and internationally, as a member and teacher of the Puerto Rico Kempo Karate Institute.
I was appointed as an authorized instructor in 2010 by Grand Master Wong Kiew Kit, founder of the Shaolin Wahnam Institute of Shaolin Kungfu, Qigong, Taijiquan and Zen in Malaysia. I am the fifth generation direct successor of Venerable Jiang Nam of the Shaolin Monastery in Quanzhow in South China.
I have collaborated with the Hogar Niños de Nueva Esperanza, Inc in the community of Sábana Seca de Toa Baja, teaching Karate to the children of the program to help them develop discipline and self-esteem.
I have also collaborated with the San Agustín del Coquí Home together with its Agustino Reception and Support Center in Aguas Buenas, helping to transform lives wounded by abuse in children from 6 to 12 years old, through the practice of Shaolin Cosmos Qigong and Taijiquan. .
Since 2010 I do my best to preserve and transmit the authentic Shaolin Arts to deserving students, for health, vitality, longevity, maximum performance and spiritual joys, without distinction of race, culture and religion in South American countries such as Argentina and in Puerto Rico.
Sifu Angel Perez