DRAGON TAO SYSTEMS
The Dragon Tao Systems are inspired and driven by divine energy systems such as but not limited to Chinese Qigong, Tai-Chi, Yoga, Martial Arts, Dance, Movement and Meditation.
By combining and exploring the infinite possibilities of movement, life and energy, we can better structure our reality and manifest our true destiny. We must first focus on finding soul silence and traveling the entangled labyrinth to self, and it is here that we move outward expressing ourselves with freedom, hope and passion.
Dragon Tao Energy Systems are based upon functional founded movements, forms and poses designed to activate energy channels stimulating body awareness while healing, enhancing and strengthening the mind, body and soul. Both static and dynamic movements are involved in training sequences. Dynamic movements create flowing fluidity between bio-body elements and sub-atomic energy information levels. Static grounding movements root soul energy both earthly and internally radiating power from the core of our being. With an open-mindedness and innovative design,
Dragon Tao exemplifies the meaning of self-expression. Sequences shared are only guiding paths to self, and it is within these paths that we discover who we are on deeper level.
STRENGTH AND SELF HEALING
Qigong: "Five thousand years ago, the wealthy and elite of China practiced a secret self-healing art from behind closed doors called Qigong, pronounced "chee-gung". Practitioners were reported to have more radiant skin, stronger muscles and bones, and a deep sense of peace and tranquility that glowed from within. The exercises themselves were said to be deceptively simple and gentle, yet it was whispered that regular practice could reverse even serious illness and the ravages of aging.
These days, world-class athletes like Tiger Woods and Jet Li admit to practicing Qigong to give them an edge in their performance while invigorates the body, mind and spirit."
Dragon Tao Instructor Brian Wood has been studying Qigong for 5 years and has recently traveled with KahunaValley.org to China and trained with some of the Worlds Leading Experts and such as International Instructors:
Daisy Lee (RadiantLotusQigong.com - Gaiam) Francesco Garripoli (KahunaValley.org - Gaiam)
Master/Dr. Wan Sujian (Wanqigong.com - China)
Master Zhao Shi Hua (TiandiQigong.com - China)
Shifu Yan Lei (Shifuyanlei.co.uk / Shaolin Qigong)
Master Christophe Clarke (MasterClarke.com)
And Stephen Joffe (Martialworks.com / USA)
BALANCE AND STRESS RELIEF
Yoga is an ancient Hindu and East Indian healing system of breathing practices, physical exercises and postures, and meditation intended to integrate the practitioner's body, mind, and spirit. It originated in India several thousand years ago, and its principles were first written down by a scholar named Patanjali in the second century B.C. The word yoga comes from a Sanskrit word, yukti, and means "union" or "yoke." The various physical and mental disciplines of yoga were seen as a method for individuals to attain union with the divine.
Hatha Yoga is the best-known form of yoga in the West because it is often taught as a form of physical therapy. A typical hatha yoga practice consists of a sequence of asanas, or physical poses, designed to exercise all parts of the body in the course of the practice. The asanas incorporate three basic types of movement: forward bends, backward bends, and twists.
Dragon Tao Instructor Brian Wood was introduced to Hatha Yoga in 2001 while living in British Columbia, Canada and began practicing when he moved to Portland, Oregon soon after.
His first teacher was Stephen "Prana" Brown, who is now teaching at Mexico's renowned Mind Body Fitness Spa "Rancho La Puerta." He studies and admires the work of Rodney Yee and Baron Babtiste.
THE MIND, SOUL AND BREATH
Meditation is a self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind. Most meditative techniques have come to the West from Eastern religious practices of many nations. Until recently, the primary purpose of meditation has been religious, although its health benefits have long been recognized. It is now being further explored as a way of reducing stress on both mind and body.
Studies have found that regular meditation can reduce healthcare use; increase longevity and quality of life; reduce chronic pain; reduce anxiety; reduce high blood pressure; reduce serum cholesterol level; reduce substance abuse; increase intelligence-related measures; reduce post-traumatic stress syndrome in Vietnam Vets & lower blood cortisol levels initially brought on by stress.
Breathing is one of the most important events in the human existence and by focusing intention and belief into breath the body can increase energy levels, regenerate cell and release negative stress.
Dragon Tao Instructor Brian Wood became intrigued by meditation when he found Yoga in 2001. He soon realized the missing link in his personal life as well as in athletics. His passion led him to China in 2008 to study Buddhist and Taoist and meditation methods leading towards mental and spiritual enlightenment.
AND COMBAT SYSTEMS
CHINESE WING CHUN & SHAOLIN KUNG FU
SHAOLIN BA DUAN JIN QIGONG
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
GRACIE JIU JITSU & SUBMISSION GRAPPLING
COLLEGIATE, FREESTYLE & GRECO
PEKITI TIRSIA KALI
(PHILIPPINO STICK & BLADE FIGHTING)
STAFF, SWORD AND NUM CHUCKS
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Recent Blog Post
I remember vividly Jirung Founder, Kru Luenchay, yelling at me to forget all patterns, conditioning and be free as we danced ecstatically during our eDetox therapy sessions. I am now more aware with deeper understanding of what he was trying to get me to do. He was trying to get my rational and conscious mind to release the ideas it was holding concerning what should come next and how it should look. Upon my return to United States I was blessed to merge with an amazing Ecstatic Dace community call Rhythm Sanctuary, and after months of dancing I now am able to not think and just let the music dance me. I surrender to the vibration and frequency and let the inner me shine its divine light through movement and uninhibited self-expression.
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"I would like to take this opportunity to Commend Brian Wood on his Masterful Skills in handling me as my personal fitness trainer. I worked with Brian Wood for approximately 4 months in 2003. As a Permanently Disabled Survivor of a Traumatic Brain Injury, Brian was able to work with me to eliminate the residual Paralysis and was able to get me in Shape to embark upon my goal to hike into the Back Country of the Rocky Mountains. He was able to allow me the opportunity to hike 7 miles into the Mountains with a 70.lb backpack. This has lifted my confidence and surely "moved" the Mark in my recovery of this Traumatic Injury. After years of Institutionalization, Brian made a big difference both with his ability as a Personal Fitness Trainer and also with the understanding of working with the disabled! He truly was a big inspiration to me, to work with me diligently to achieve my Goal. I have had Personal Trainers during my recovery process, but none had the expertise to achieve what Brian set out to do with me. He is an asset and I would highly recommend Brian to any person needing a Reference regarding his Ability as a personal Trainer of high caliber. Thank you Brian."
- - Richard Costa, Westminster, CO