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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Interview with Coach Jim Roselando

Interview with Coach Jim Roselando on MIT Radio: 


"Qi is a form of energy. Gong means work. So Qigong is a form of energy cultivation. Through still exercise you can cultivate balance and smooth the energy through the whole body. The Dan Tien will be robust, the meridians will be flowing smoothly, which will gradually realign the body. You can stand and be still and cultivate the mind, the body, the breathing, just by relaxing." 


Monday night qigong with Coach Roselando (11/18/13)

10min Dr. Ma Li Tang's Gathering Qi
10min Turning Cow Post
5min Left Turning Dragon
5min Right Turning Dragon
5min Gathering Qi
20min Universal Post
Seal/Wash

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday Night Qigong with Coach Roselando

Schedule for 11/11/13
10min Dr. Ma Li Tang's gathering qi
10min ermei leg qi exercise
 10min twisting step
20min Mr. Ma zhang zhuan post
5min gathering qi
seal/wash

Coach Jim Roselando interviewed by WNBR (88.1 FM)

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Cambridge Radio WMBR (88.1 FM)

Nov 11, 2013 (tonight)

6:00-6:45

*I have been invited on WMBR to discuss the benefits of Qigong!




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Monday Nights

7:00-8:00

Building 5-217 (Back-Up: 234)

FREE

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monday Night Qigong with Coach Roselando (10/28/13)


MIT Qigong Club
 
 
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Date: 10/28/13
 
Time: 7:00-8:00
 
Location: 5-217 (Back Up: 237)
 
Cost: FREE
 
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Psychological Illnesses:

Psychological illnesses are primarily caused by sudden, intense, or chronic stimuli of the seven emotions and the mental status.  The seven emotions are: happiness, anger, worry, over-thinking, sorrow, fear and shock.  When these stimuli exceed what the internal organs can handle, they cause turbulence in the human's physical energy which, in turn, causes internal injury and directly affects the corresponding internal organs and promotes the development of various diseases.  Modern psychology recognizes tens and even hundreds of different human emotions.  However, the basic emotions can still be categorized into the following seven types.

Happiness makes the energy relax
Anger makes the energy rise
Worry makes the energy low
Over-thinking makes the energy knot
Grief makes the energy vanish
Fear makes the energy descend
Shock disorients the energy

Quotes: Fu Wei Zhong Shirfu (Emei Qigong Gatekeeper)

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MIT Qigong Youtube
 
 
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Pin Sun Wing Chun "Training Sampler"


Gulao Boxing Association USA 

Pin Sun Wing Chun "Training Sampler"


This video contains many different elements of our Pin Sun Gongfu system! Footwork, punching, partner training, sticking hands and of course free sparring. 


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Fight Footage - BUF Fight Night (October 2013) "Boston, Chinatown"

GBA USA vs Nam Pai (Pin Sun Wing Chun vs Hung Gar)

Pin Sun Representative

1st Fight: Will (3 months experience)

2nd Fight: Dave (5 years experience)

3rd Fight: Dave (5 years experience)


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Most if not all of this footage was shot on cell phones. Sorry for the low quality...

For more info:

Jim Roselando (Sifu)


mitqigong.blogspot.com
www.kungfuiowacity.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday Night Qigong with Jim Roselando (10/22)

warmup
5min gathering qi
5min dragon post (left)
5min dragon post (right)
10min turning cow
10min hun yun (left)
10min hun yun (right)
5min natural post
seal/wuji/wash

Monday, October 14, 2013

MIT Monday Night Qigong with Coach Roselando (10/14)

Warm-up
10min Dr. Ma Li Tang's Gathering Qi
5min Dragon Post (left)
5min Dragon Post (right)
Gathering Qi
20min Mr. Shuren Ma Post
5min Dr. Ma Li Tang's Gathering Qi
10min Friction Step
Seal/Wash

MIT Qigong Evening of Holistic Health


MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life

 
An Evening Of Holistic Health
 
"Two Arts-Two Instructors"
 
Qigong: Jim Roselando
 
Yoga: Siga Bielkus
 
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When: 9/30/13 (Monday)
 
Time: 7:00-8:30
 
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated!

We had a great turn out at our Evening of Holistic Health. Special thanks to Health Yoga Life instructor, Siga Bielkus, and MIT Qigong coach, Jim Roselando. Forty-five minutes of yoga followed by forty-five minutes of natural qigong!



Sunday, September 29, 2013

An Evening of Holistic Health at MIT: Monday 9/30

MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life
  An Evening Of Holistic Health
 
"Two Arts-Two Instructors"
 
Qigong: Jim Roselando
 
 
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When: 9/30/13 (Monday)

Time: 7:00-8:30pm
 
Cost: FREE
Little Theater

Monday, September 23, 2013

MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life Special Event


MIT Qigong Club Special Event!




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MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life
An Evening Of Holistic Health
"Two Arts-Two Instructors"
Qigong: Jim Roselando
Yoga: Vyda Bielkus
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When: 9/30/13 (Monday)

{ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY}
Time: 7:00-8:30
Cost: FREE
Where: MIT Kresge Auditorium 
{77 Mass Ave}

"Little Theatre"

  
File:Kresge Auditorium, MIT (view with Green Building).JPG
     Come train with two of the Boston areas most noted instructors for an evening of holistic health @ MIT.  This seminar will focus on the art of health cultivation from two different systems. Chinese Qigong & India's Yoga.  Both are excellent methods of promoting physical and mental well-being.  Each instructor will coach the participants thru a forty minute training session leaving time at the end to meet and speak with Vyda & Jim! 


For More info:



Harvard Business School Event:


Full Moon Qigong Event Video:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday Night Qigong with Coach Roselando (9/16/13)

18 Standing at MIT Qigong (9/16/13)
Warm-up
10min Dr. Ma Li Tang's Gathering Qi
20min Natural Post
5min Gathering Qi
5min Dragon Post (left)
5min Dragon Post (right)
3min Gathering Qi
5min Leg Qi
Seal/Wash

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Timelapse video of MIT Qiong Warm-up

MIT Qigong Warm-up 
MIT Great Dome (Killians Court)
Full Moon, August 2013 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Master Sifu Fung Chun discusses the importance of "Loose Legs & Loose Body" in Leung Jan's Gongfu!

Hello all,
 
 
I just posted a new video clip on Youtube!
 
 
Peace,
Jim
 
 
 
Pin Sun Wing Chun (new clip)


AFH - Master Sifu Fung Chun "part four"

{Loose Legs & Loose Body}

Master Sifu Fung Chun discusses the importance of "Loose Legs & Loose Body" in Leung Jan's Gongfu!

Recently Master Sifu Fung Chun watched a Wing Chun demonstration and the practitioner clamped his horse similar to other South Fist arts. Master Sifu Fung Chun commented; "In order to handle the centerline fighting one must have loose legs".

Master Sifu Fung Chun then states "Wing Chun must Relax the Legs, Relax the Body, Relax Relax Relax....

Respect to the Late Master Sifu Fung Chun!

Enjoy

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday Night Qigong at MIT (August 26, 2013)

20 Standing at MIT Qigong!!

60 Minutes of Power Standing
5 min Dr. Ma Li Tang's Gathering Qi
5 min Zhan Zhuang #1
5 min Zhan Zhuang #2
5 min Zhan Zhuang #3
5 min Zhan Zhuang #4
5 min Zhan Zhuang #5
5 min Zhan Zhuang #6
5 min Zhan Zhuang #7
5 min Zhan Zhuang #8
5 min Leg Qi
Gathering Qi
Wash/Seal

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gulao Wing Chun - The Art I Know by Jim Roselando

Hello all,
 
 
     The new Wing Chun Illustrated will be out within the next few days!  This issue I release a translated text on Pin Sun Gongfu.  WCI has a preview up on their Facebook wall.  Please share with friends and hit "LIKE"!!!   Your support is greately appreciated! 
 
 
Peace,
 
Jim
 
 
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"The key to Pin Sun Kuen relies on the flexibilities of body, hands, waist and steps. It emphasises the entire movement but not the partial effect, therefore in most cases it uses the shoulders, palms, fingers, wrists and elbows. The art al...lows one to switch into different hand shapes when striking, additionally we utilise the Gyeung Gee Fist but not a Flat Fist, in order to change immediately during a fight."

 -- Spread of Sifu Jim Roselando's article from the upcoming Issue No. 13 (on sale August 24). Like this? Then please spread the word by clicking the “Like” or "Share" link. Thanks!#wingchunillustrated #wingchun #jimroselando
 

Wing Chun Illustrated (WCI) is the world’s only magazine dedicated to Wing Chun. Published six times a year, each 60-page, full-colour issue features articles by and about the world’s greatest exponents of the art. WCI is available in various formats: Print (ships worldwide), Desktop, iOS, and Kindle Fire. For more details, please refer to:
http://www.wingchunillustrated.com/buy
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

10 Scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier


9. Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness

Meditation is often touted as an important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm. It turns out it’s also useful for improving your happiness:
In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.
Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live. According to Shawn Achor, meditation can actually make you happier long-term:
Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating, we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy. And, research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness.
The fact that we can actually alter our brain structure through mediation is most surprising to me and somewhat reassuring that however we feel and think today isn’t permanent.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

FREE Special Event! MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life "An Evening of Holistic Health"

MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life
 
An Evening Of Holistic Health
 
"Two Arts-Two Instructors"
 
Qigong: Jim Roselando
 
Yoga: Vyda Bielkus
 
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When: 9/30/13
 
Time: 7:00-8:30
 
Cost: FREE
 
Where: MIT Dome "Garden"
 
 
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     Come train with two of the Boston areas most noted instructors for an evening of holistic health @ MIT.  This seminar will focus on the art of health cultivation from two different systems. Chinese Qigong & India's Yoga.  Both are excellent methods of promoting physical and mental well-being and we are excited to announce this event.  
 
   Train your mind, body & breathing under the Full Moon on this special night.  Our last Full Moon event had "FIFTY" people attend which was the largest Qigong event ever held in Boston.  We are looking to set a new attendance record for this event and spread the tools of health cultivation/awareness to the larger segment of the Boston area! 
 
Below is a photo from our last Full Moon session:
 
 
 
Full Moon Qigong Event Video:
 
 
 
 
For more info:
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5th - MIT Qigong

15 Standing at MIT Qigong

10min Gathering Qi
5min Dragon Post (left)
5min Dragon Post (right)
20min Natural Post
10min Friction Step
5min Dr. Ma Li Tang Gathering Qi
Wash/Seal

See you next week!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Night Qigong: July 29, 2013

16 Standing at MIT Qigong Tonight
Warm-up
10min Gathering Qi
20min Mr. Ma Post
5min Left Shi Li
5min Right Shi Li
5min Gathering Qi
5min Friction Step
Seal/Wash

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A little on Hei Gung: Wu Ji Post by Yun Hoi


A little on Hei Gung:
Opening and closing Hei Gung Practice
Wu Ji Post

Most hei gung sets begin with the Wu Ji posture. 
To take this stance - the feet are shoulder width apart, knees are slightly bent and the weight of the body is focused on the Ki point, not on the heels. The back is held straight with the head gentle lifted. Shoulders relax down and out to the sides so the armpits open naturally. Arms hang loose but in a circular shape if viewed from the front. The palms are relaxed and the fingers and palms are slight rounded. 

The best way to get the right shape is to place your hand with fingers spread on top of your head then move them away without change.

The tailbone is straight in a natural position rather than tucked under. 

The ribcage is naturally open and rounded. 

Don’t depress the ribcage or artificially cramp down the chest – just relax.

Release any tension in the solar plexus and diaphragm area. 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Global Standing at Mount Greylock

Send pictures of your qigong practice to us at qi at mit dot edu

Imagine yourself in the Berkshires

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Help the world enjoy Natural Standing Meditation!

MIT Qigong Club 


Standing strong in Cambridge, Massachusetts for nearly 5 years


Thank you to everyone who has joined us in heath cultivation on a Monday night.

Many thanks to Coach Jim Roselando Jr. for freely sharing this amazing art with anyone and everyone!

We would love to hear from all of you.

A simple click of "like", "+1" or  even better, a review of your experience is enough to spread this

wonderful art to people around the world who seek it but may not be able to find it.

A little bit of effort is enough to make it all effortless.


Review the club on Yelp.com: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mit-qigong-club-cambridge

Like the club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mitqigong

Follow the club on Twitter: https://twitter.com/qigongmit

Like the club videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mitqigong

or +1 the club Blog HERE at: http://mitqigong.blogspot.com

Stand, Relax, and Breathe.

Share your health cultivation.

Many thanks!

Email: qi@mit.edu

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http://web.mit.edu/qigong








Tuesday, July 23, 2013

All healthy animals are relaxed!

Chipmunk Qigong
STAND
RELAX
BREATHE.

Monday Night Qigong with Coach Roselando (7/22)

15 Standing at MIT Qigong on July 22, 2013

Warm-up
10min Ma Li Tang Gathering Qi
5min Dragon Post (left)
5min Dragon Post (right)
10min Leg Qi
20min Wuji Post
Seal/Wash


See you next week, July 29th!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Research - Qi Gong Lowers Blood Pressure

Shin, Kyung-Min, Ji-Eun Park, Sanghoon Hong, Taeseob Park, Minhee Lee, Yan Liu, Jung-Eun Kim et al. "568 A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Use of Qigong in the Treatment of Pre and Mild Essential Hypertension." Journal of Hypertension 30 (2012): e167.

Qi Gong encompasses many styles and forms within each style, many of which are traditionally used to benefit specific bodily systems. The researchers concluded that Qi Gong is safe and has a “positive effect on blood pressure and health status in pre and mild hypertension patients.” Based on these findings, the researchers suggest additional research to further explore the medical benefits of Qi Gong with a larger sample size of participants.

A total of 40 participants were randomized into a control group and a Qi Gong group. The Qi Gong group practiced the forms for a total of 5 times per week for a total of 8 weeks. Blood pressure reductions occurred in the Qi Gong group and not in the control group. Systolic blood pressure reduced significantly. Diastolic blood pressure was unaffected.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is comprised of five major branches: movement arts, acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietetics, bone medicine. Qi Gong and other arts such as Tai Chi are part of the movement arts division of TCM including other forms of breathing and meditation exercises. Most forms of Qi Gong involve meditation, synchronous breathing and physical exercise.

http://www.healthcmi.com/acupuncturist-news-online/792-qigongbp
Last monday, the famous Dragon Post


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday Night Qigong (July 15, 2013)

We had 19 standing last night on the MIT campus!

Schedule:

Warm-up
10min Gathering Qi
5min Twisting Dragon (L)
5min Twisting Dragon (R)
20min Mr. Ma Post (Zhan Zhuang #7)
10min Friction Step
Seal/Wash

Sunday, July 14, 2013

GLOBAL STANDING - USA

Send your global standing pictures to qi_at_mit_dot_edu

Cow Post - Gloucester Beach, MA

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday Night MIT Qigong




MIT Qigong Workout
Warmup
5 Minute Small Vibrations
10 min Gathering Qi
20 min Natural Post
10 min Friction Step
10 minute Leg Qi Exercise
5min Seal/Wash


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MIT Qigong Club Website

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Date: 6/24/2013
Time: 7pm-8pm
Location: 5-234
Cost: FREE


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MIT Qigong Youtube

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thoughts on Meditation



..."When you realize that you have come to your wit’s end, you can begin meditation. Or meditation happens, and that happening is simply the watching of what is, of all the information conveyed to you by your exterior and interior senses, and even the thoughts that keep chattering on about it all. You don’t try to stop those thoughts, you just let them run as if they were birds twittering outside, and they will eventually become tired and stop. But don’t worry about whether they do or don’t. Just simply watch whatever it is that you are feeling, thinking, or experiencing – that’s it. Just watch it, and don’t go out of your way to put any names on it. This is really what meditation is." ~Alan Watts...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday Night MIT Qigong Club

MIT Qigong Workout
Warmup
10 min Gathering Qi
20 min Low Post
10 min Turning Cow
10 minute Leg Qi Exercise
5min Seal/Wash

GO BRUINS!

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MIT Qigong Club Website

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Date: 6/17/2013
Time: 7pm-8pm
NEW Location: 5-217
Cost: FREE


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MIT Qigong Youtube

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