Tai Chi Academy

Emei Healing Qigong

A Unique, Nourishing & Powerful Qigong System

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The Main Peak (Jinding, Golden Summit) of the Emei Mountain,
3077 metres above sea level

Emei Mountain, one of China’s four designated sacred Buddhist mountains, is in the Sichuan province. It is a beautiful place with waterfalls, verdant green forests and ancient temples. It has been a refuge for those seeking self-cultivation and on the quest of enlightenment. In 1227, a Taoist monk made his way to the Lofty Eyebrow Peak, the summit of the Emei Mountain and meditated there until he became fully enlightened. After he had realised his true nature, he took the name, Bai Yun (White Cloud) and created the Emei Qigong system. Qigong means energy work. It uses postures and awareness to cultivate, transform and move qi (energy) throughout the body.

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Bai Yun (White Cloud),
the founder of Emei Qigong

The Emei Qigong, famous for its healing arts, is a comprehensive system comprising of knowledge and techniques from Taoist, Buddhist, traditional medicine and martial arts. The system is multilayered. It lays the foundation for good health and sustained well-being as well as healing. It serves to deepen one’s understanding of life and leads to enlightenment (awakening of one’s true nature).

The Emei Qigong system has an unbroken lineage since its inception, now close to 800 years. It has been passed down only to monks for centuries and they did not teach in public. It was only during the Second World War that the system was transmitted to a lay person, Zhou Qian Chuan as the 12th Lineage Holder, for preservation of the system. From then on, the position of Lineage Holder alternates and is shared in an over-lapping manner between a monk and a lay person. The lay person lineage holder makes the knowledge of the Emei Qigong available to the public while the monk lineage holder resides in a monastery hidden from the world.

Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong, 13th generation, is the second lay person to be an Emei Qigong lineage holder. He began studying traditional Chinese medicine under the guidance of his grandfather at the tender age of six. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, due to Grandmaster Fu’s medical training background, he (18 years of age) was sent to the Heilongjiang province to work on a collective farm as a veterinarian. For 8 years, he utilised traditional Chinese medicine to treat both sick people and animals.

Grandmaster Fu returned to Beijing in 1976 and taught martial arts, including Xingyi (Form Mind Boxing). Knowing Grandmaster Fu’s interest in spirituality, a friend of his introduced him to Abbot Ju Zan, the 12th lineage holder of Emei Qigong, who was widely respected in Beijing. When they met, Grandmaster Fu recognised the Abbot as the monk who had appeared in a recurring dream since his childhood. The Abbot said, “You’ve finally arrived. It’s time for you to train.”

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Abbot Ju Zan,
the 12th lineage holder of Emei Qigong

Although skilled in many forms of Qigong, Fontane is most drawn to the Emei system. It consists of practices which are both powerful and user-friendly, such as the Self Healing Wuji Gong, the Sacred Healing Sounds to balance the organs, etc., in allievating stress and illness of the modern world. Following her intuition and passion, Fontane began learning from Grandmaster Fu in Beijing. She is very fortunate to have Grandmaster Fu as her teacher whom she feels a close connection with. Fontane has been extensively trained in the Emei system under Grandmaster Fu and is authorised to teach the healing arts of Emei Qigong.

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Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong,
the current 13th Emei Qigong lineage holder & Fontane

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Grandmaster Fu & Fontane in Boston, USA

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Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong,
the current 13th Emei Qigong lineage holder,
Zhong Feng Temple, Emei Mountain


Tai Chi Classes at Aranda, Weston and Curtin begin the week 30 Apr.

Suggested Reading:

“The Art of the Straight Line : My Tai Chi”, by Lou Reed

“No Fight, No Blame: a Journalist’s life in Martial Arts”, by Michael Dorgan
Grandmaster Feng Zhi Zhang, founder of our Hun Yuan Tai Chi system, is featured in the book.

“Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”, by Michael Moss

“The Web that has No Weaver : understanding Chinese medicine”, by Ted J. Kaptchuk