sábado, 29 de junio de 2019


One of the things that usually attracts a lot of attention to the students who start the Luohan qigong training is that sometimes we breathe through the mouth, and also, we emit a series of sounds when releasing or expelling the air.

Like everything in the system, this has a reason and is practiced with a specific purpose. In this article I will try to explain clearly the function of these sounds, or in this case functions. Let's go there!

The first thing we must understand is that air enters or exits differently depending on whether we use our mouth or nose to breathe. I'm not saying it's better or worse. Just different. Breathing through the nose allows us to filter and warm the air we breathe. This makes it the most appropriate way to breathe during most activities. But breathing through the mouth allows us a greater intake of air, with which we can breathe in this way in situations in which we need more input of air (and therefore oxygen). For example, in an intense physical effort. The body usually does it naturally. But not only that. Breathing through the mouth, also gives us the possibility of doing so by placing the mouth in different positions that makes air in also differently. Placing the mouth in different positions allows us to emit different sounds. With this we achieve several things;

-Adopting different forms or positions with the mouth when breathing makes the air enter in a different way, helping the breathing to go to each of the heights or jiaos that we work in the Luohan. Evidently, not only with this. We will also use the "doors" and therefore different muscles so that the air goes to each of the areas. The different positions that we use in the mouth correspond to the same ones that we use in Spanish to say the letters "a", "o" and "u". Therefore, emitting a slight sound corresponding to each of these letters helps us to place the mouth in the correct position to achieve this task.

- When releasing the air through the mouth many people have a tendency to expel it suddenly or too quickly. By emitting the sound of the corresponding height, it helps us control and slow down the air output. We can hear the sound we emit and therefore it is easier to lengthen or shorten the expiration depending on our objective.

-Make these sounds, produces a vibration that helps the qi is directed to each of the areas or heights that we are working. That is to say, for each height corresponds a different sound and each of them produces a different vibration that helps to concentrate in the area that we want.

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Luohan qigong. Treasure for health.-Jose Beneyto

sábado, 30 de junio de 2018



The Luohan Gong is a complete internal work system that encompasses some of the most advanced forms of the Choy Lee Fut style. Many of these knowledge were transmitted within the Chan family and it has not been until the current generation when they have come to light and have been taught.

Although it is widely known as an excellent internal work method (qigong), it also encompasses internal kung fu work.

Therefore, it can be structured in several ways, but for its greater understanding, the most logical and coherent is to divide it into two large groups; forms of qigong and forms of internal boxing:


The main objective of the Luohan as a qigong system is the work of the three treasures (jing, chi and shen) and for this we use movement, breathing and concentration. There are three main forms related to the work of each of these treasures;

1.-Sup bak lohan sau ji kung kuen (Hands of the 18 lohan)

This form is destined mainly to the work of the Jing, that is to say, our physical part, our body. The rectilinear movements predominate in order to stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. The most important thing is movement, which directs the breath and the mind.

2.-Siu lohan (Little Buddha, meaning he is young)

Form intended primarily for the work of qi, that is, our energy system. The circular motions and the use of the doors predominate in order to work the three jiaos (heaters). The breathing is very specially worked, which directs the movement and the mind.

3.-Daai lohan (Great Buddha, referring to an elder Buddha)

Form mainly destined to the work of shen, that is to say, our mental activity, our concentration or attention). Exercises are practiced sitting and lying down with the aim of working the concentration and bring the qi to the dantiens. The work of the mind is essential and directs movement and breathing.


They are strictly martial forms, although they can be classified as internal, and they use concepts worked out in the previous forms of qi gong.

1. Tai kuen kit (Tai chi chuan) (Fist of the grand finale)

This is an internal form of kung fu, where circular and rectilinear movements are combined. The laws of yin / yang are followed (tai chi circle, hence its name). The force is generated from the waist. The breathing adapts to the movement and to our needs and the work of the outer doors (extremities) as well as the correct use of the positions predominate. For the correct practice of the form it is essential to apply the theory of the three points (alignment of fingers-hands, knees-elbows and nose).

2.-Mouk kit kuen (Wu chi chuan) (Fist without ending)

Internal kung fu form in which the yin / yang rules are no longer followed; each breath can contain several movements and its rhythm of execution is usually faster and discontinuous. The force continues to be generated from the waist and the work of the internal doors (spine) predominates. The rule of the three points is not always followed, sometimes losing its alignment with various martial purposes.

3.-Ng wan luk hey pawua (Pakua of the five directions and the six energies)

Form of internal kung fu that is worked with a ball in the center with the objective of serving as a reference and helping the concentration and visualization of our techniques. The movements, whether circular or rectilinear are directed mostly towards the ball. Different directions are worked following the lines of the pakua. The work with a point of reference such as the central ball helps us to develop the intention in each movement or technique.


martes, 31 de octubre de 2017

Los tres dāntián

   Los tres dāntián son tres zonas situadas en la parte anterior del cuerpo, un poco hacia el interior. No son puntos concretos, sino zonas un poco más amplias. El concepto chino de dāntián “(丹田)” se compone de dos partes;
 -dān (丹); hace referencia a cierta sustancia o elixir que se suponía proporcionaba salud y longevidad. Muchas veces se representa con una bola o perla.
 -tian (田); significa algo parecido a un campo de cultivo, dando a entender que es una zona que hay que cuidar y trabajar, es decir, cultivar.
Cuando se habla solamente de dāntián , nos solemos referir al dāntián inferior, situado por debajo del ombligo.
Cuando nos referimos a los tres dāntián hablamos de tres áreas principales de almacenamiento de qi. Cada una de estas zonas ejerce un control en la función de los tres tesoros.
En realidad, cada uno de estos dāntián es el hogar o residencia de cada uno de los tesoros. De ahí su gran importancia: cuando trabajemos cada uno de los dāntián estaremos desarrollando el tesoro correspondiente.
En la práctica de Luohan qigong, los dāntián tienen una especial importancia para el trabajo del shen, ya que son las zonas donde dirigiremos nuestra atención o concentración cuando trabajemos las diferentes alturas.

jueves, 28 de septiembre de 2017


“Boxeo de las manos de los 18 budas parael trabajo de músculos y ligamentos”

Esta es una forma desarrollada principalmente
para el trabajo del JING. Por lo tanto, el aspecto más
importante a tener en cuenta es el movimiento. Como
su nombre indica, no deja de ser un sistema de boxeo,pero cuya finalidad principal es el trabajo (muchas
veces traducido como cambio, o transformación) de
músculos, tendones, ligamentos y huesos.
La forma consiste en una serie de ejercicios en los
que vamos estirando diferentes grupos musculares. Es
por ello que predominan los movimientos rectilíneos.



“Hands of the 18 Budas boxing to work muscles and ligaments”

This is a developed way principally to work the JING. Therefore, the most important feature to take care is the movement. As its name indicates, it doesn’t stop being a boxing system, but its principal finality is the work (often translated as change or transformation) of the muscles tissues, ligaments and bones.
The form consists in a series of exercises in which we’re going to stretch different muscular groups. This is why the rectilinear movements predominate. The movement will guide the breathing and concentration...

(Will follow...)

martes, 5 de septiembre de 2017

TAI KIT KUEN (Luohan Tai chi chuan)

El sistema Luohan gong es un excelente método para mejorar nuestra salud y bienestar a través del trabajo de los tres tesoros ( jing, qi y shen). Pero también contiene refinadas formas de kung fu interno que se engloban el los niveles más altos del Choy Lee Fut. Una de estas formas es TAI KIT KUEN (Tai chi chuan en mandarín). Una peculiar forma que para muchas ramas del estilo es desconocida. Aquí podemos ver los primeros movimientos de dicho Kuen;

viernes, 1 de septiembre de 2017


   Existen diversas formas de clasificar los diferentes sistemas de chi kung dependiendo
de su origen, características o finalidad, destacando
sobre todos estas dos vertientes;

1.-Una de las formas más habituales para clasificar
dichos estilos es aquella en la que tenemos en
cuenta tanto el origen, es decir, el grupo de personas
que lo empezaron a desarrollar así como la finalidad
con la que fueron creados. Podemos destacar tres
grandes grupos o escuelas;

   -Chi kung doctricnal (religioso); se trata de sistemas
que se originaron y desarrollaron en el seno
de diversas órdenes religiosas o corrientes filosóficas
cuya finalidad principal era contribuir a alcanzar sus
objetivos como religión. Podemos destacar tres grandes
- Chi kung budista (Fo Jia 佛家);
- Chi kung taoísta (Tao Jia 道家); 
- Chi kung confucionista (Ru Jia 儒家);

    -Chi kung marcial; (Wu Jia 武家); en este tipo de
escuelas se aprende a utilizar o movilizar el chi con
fines marciales, es decir, para mejorar las habilidades
en la lucha. Generalmente este tipo de prácticas resultan
también beneficiosas para la salud, aunque no
siempre es así. En ocasiones hay prácticas que desarrollan
destrezas marciales a costa de la propia salud
del practicante.

   -Chi kung médico; (Yi Jia 醫家); este grupo se
puede dividir en otros dos subgrupos.

1. -Por una parte tendríamos aquellos estilos creados
para tratar enfermedades. Son utilizados
como una parte más de la Medicina Tradicional
China. Deberían ser doctores expertos en la materia
los que recomienden el ejercicio adecuado
para cada patología.

2. -Por otra parte tenemos aquellos sistemas
de chi kung destinados a fomentar un estado
óptimo de salud, pero desde un aspecto preventivo.
Suelen ser muy conocidos y con una gran aceptación
o arraigo popular.

miércoles, 21 de junio de 2017


 Es aquello que dirige al qi (energía) para que pueda funcionar el jing (cuerpo). Es decir, es nuestra actividad mental que dirigirá el funcionamiento de nuestro cuerpo a través de la energía, ya sea de forma consciente o inconsciente. Es lo que los chinos denominan SHÉN 神 ( traducido muchas veces como “espíritu”, “mente” o “conciencia”).

 El shen es un término muy amplio y muy genérico que no solo se refiere a nuestra actividad mental, sino también a diversas manifestaciones externas de nuestra actividad vital, como la expresión, la mirada o el aspecto general.