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
NSCA-CSCS & CERTIFIED
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6080 W 92nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80031
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Recent Blog Post
The original history of yoga and its origins can be traced back over 10,000 thousand years, but its creation specifics are both vague and mysterious. Essentially Yoga has countless systems and sub-systems focusing on principles that align the mind, body and soul. The integration of asanas (poses/postures), breathing techniques, meditation pathways and other unique variations will help the practitioner attain a higher quality of life and maintain healthy organs, muscles, connective tissues and mental facilities. "Yoga is an ancient practice that has historically centered in India. It was a technique that was passed own from generation to generation through master-disciple relationships." (Smith 1) Dialogue and personal experience were the main forms of transferring knowledge from teacher to student before the yoga Bible, Yoga Sutras were written in 200 B.C. by a man named Pantanjali. "The Yoga Sutras attributed to the Sage Pantanjali are used as a source scripture by many traditional Yoga Systems.
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"Brian Wood has been a very key part in the success of myself as well as my teams. The training I have endured with Brian are essentials for anybody wanting to be and feel at their best. I have witnessed my strength, speed and endurance improve drastically throughout the last two years of training with him. With that, Brian has taught me the mental side of the game. And it was this part of my game that was lacking and I know now that it is just as if not more important that the physical aspects of training. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone or any team looking to take their game or their life to the next level. Thank you so much for all you have done for me."
- -Beau Stevens (Wheat Ridge Farmers)
Football: Honorable Mention All-State
3x Honorable Mention All-Conference
2006 Mountain Plains League Champions
2006 4A State Champions
Baseball: 2007 League Champions / State Runner-Ups
2007 1st Place – Arizona Spring Break Tournament
2006, 2007 1st Team All-Conference – Pitcher
Baseball Scholarship – Eastern Arizona College