Syllabus for the Shibashi Instructor Course (Online)

This is the basic layout of the syllabus for the online version of the Shibashi Instructor Course. The layout may alter slightly during the course but everything will be covered.

Lesson 1

  1. Introduction.
    • What is Qigong.
    • Tools used.
    • Accuracy.
    • Stances.
    • What is being taught – The original exercises that can be enhanced, or altered to change their efficacy.
    • How lessons are built upon.
  2. Wuji Stance.
  3. .Warm up exercises
    • Tapping, chapping, & points.
    • Gates of Vitality.
    • Kua opening exercises.
  4. Commencement.
  5. Broadening the Chest.
  6. Painting Rainbows.
  7. Circle the Hands.

Lesson 2

  1. Revisit Wuji – more relaxation.
  2. Reprise of first four exercises.
  3. Start to add emphasis to weight shift method.
  4. Horse Riding Stance.
  5. Pushing to the Diagonals.
  6. Rowing a Boat.
  7. Holding a Ball.
  8. Common errors.

Lesson 3

  1. Wuji tests.
  2. Commencement tests.
  3. Revisit first seven.
  4. Turning to Gaze at the Moon.
  5. Pushing Palms while Twisting the Waist.
  6. Wave Hands Like Clouds.
  7. Bow Stance (Front Stance).
  8. Playing With Waves.
  9. Flying Dove.
  10. Listening Jing.
  11. Common errors.

Lesson 4

  1. Wuji , Horse Stance. Bow Stance & transitions – Opening & folding the Kua.
  2. Revisit exercises in more depth.
  3. Complete the set .
  4. Listening Jing.
  5. Common errors.
  6. Q & A.

Lesson 5

  1. Wuji and arm raise tests.
  2. Practicing the full set.
  3. Alternative focus for Rowing a Boat – adding Kidney meridian to the exercise.
  4. Common errors.
  5. Listening Jing – awareness beyond your physical boundaries.
  6. Emphasis on Raising the Shen and the effect it has on the spinal and cervical Kua.
  7. Seated Shibashi – the first nine exercises.

Lesson 6

  1. Wuji stance.
  2. Practicing the full set.
  3. Common errors and what to be aware of.
  4. Seated Shibashi – the first nine exercises.
  5. Listening Jing.
  6. Qi awareness from a scientific viewpoint.

Lesson 7

  1. Stances.
  2. Practicing the full set.
  3. Awareness of errors.
  4. Q & A.

Lesson 8

  1. Q & A
  2. Supported practice of teaching first 9 exercises.
  3. Supported practice of teaching stances.

Lesson 9

  1. Q & A
  2. Supported practice of teaching second 9 exercises.
  3. Supported practice of teaching stances.

Lesson 10

  1. Q & A.
  2. Supported practice of teaching the Shibashi.
  3. Supported practice of teaching Kua opening exercises.

Lesson 11

  1. Q & A.
  2. Modifications that change the Internal work.
  3. Seated Shibashi.
  4. Supported practice of teaching classes.

Lesson 12

  1. Q & A.
  2. Looking at the Five Element theory (not part of the assessment) and how it is used in Qigong.
  3. Supported practice of teaching stances.

Lesson 13

  1. Q&A.
  2. Peer supported practice of teaching classes.
  3. This will make up 20% of the assessment.

Lesson 14

  1. Q&A.
  2. Peer supported practice of teaching classes.
  3. This will make up 20% of the assessment.

Lesson 15 – Assessment of

  1. Your ability to perform the exercises.
  2. Your ability to teach the exercises.
  3. Your ability to spot errors and correct them.
  4. You will not be assessed on Five Element Theory, or of any of the variations to these Qigong. All of this information is in your notes for use as you progress in your teaching.
  5. This makes up the final 60% of the overall assessment.