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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6080 W 92nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80031
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Recent Blog Post
Western and religious conditioning have persecuted other cultures and their traditions and have thus given ancient traditions negative stigmata and false labeling. Concerning the questioning of Yoga and meditation and wether it there is a gateway for evil to enter the mind or demons to take over the body are but illusion. Meditation and prayer are very similar but in all truth prayer is speaking to God and meditation is silencing the thoughts so that one can listen or have a deeper insight delivered through intuition.
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"I would like to express my appreciation for the work that Brian Wood has done for me in helping me back on the road to fitness and greater strength. In ten sessions over four weeks I have lost 2% body fat, one inch from my waist, ½ inch from my hips, and seen improvement in all my measurements. My clothes are fitting better and my energy is increasing. The best news of all is the improvement in my back and left leg. I came to the club initially with residual pain and weakness from two episodes of ruptured disks at the base of my spine, and two discectomy surgeries ten months apart. Brian took my problem seriously, and showed me how to work those muscles without causing stress or additional pain. I never worried that he would push me to hard – he kept stressing that I could make slow, but steady progress. Indeed, I already have less pain, sleep much better at night, and am able to do things that I feared were lost to me."
- - Dana Harden, Portland, OR