The Five Animal Frolics Workshop
- The Oldest Medical Qi Gong (Chi Kung) and Health Art of Ancient China
In the Han Dynasty, Hua Tuo (A.D.110-207), was an outstanding medical Doctor and became known as the “Father of Traditional Chinese Medicine”. He researched the physical activities of animals specifically the characteristics of the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey and Bird. He also combined the theory of the energy flow and distribution of the meridian lines with the physiological functions and pathological changes of the human
body, and its relationship between the movements of these five
animals and the five major organs of human beings. Using this information, he invented this set of exercises, which he proudly called “My Doctor”. The Five Animals Frolics were first documented in a chapter of the “Three Kingdoms Period – Biography of Hua Tuo”, by Chen Shou, during the Western Jin Dynasty (A.D.265-316). Hua Tuo was one of the first people, in the world, to use movements as a healing art.
The ancient health art of Five Animals Frolics Qi Gong has continued to be practiced and benefited people’s health for over 1800 years. Practitioners use this physical and mental exercise to increase their Qi accumulation, protect and strengthen their internal health and prevent or cure diseases. Please join us to practice this beneficial, interesting, and oldest of medical Qi Gong with its 20 fun yet functional movements of the 5 animals.
Saturday April 21 & Sunday April 22
10am – 6pm both days
Taught by Frank Allen & Tina Zhang
At Wu Tang Physical Culture Association – 9 Second Ave 3rd Floor NY
(212) 533-1751 www.wutangpca.com email:
$180 for weekend $100 for one day