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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


La Salle professors from around the Philippines try out Chi Kung for better health.

CELAM Head Serge Villanueva (right) enjoying a sumptous meal with nhis staff.

Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado taught a session of Chi Kung “energy work” during the 2006 La Sallian Special Studies Institute (LSSSI) Retreat on May 18, 2006 at the Balay Kalinungan, University of St. La Salle (USLS), La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City.

The retreat, which ran from May 14-20, 2006, was aimed at developing a deeper understanding of La Salle’s life, his books, and spirituality. 17 professors from different La Salle schools scattered all over the Philippines including Bacolod (St. Joseph’s, USLS), Iligan, Manila, and Ozamis attended the chi kung session.

The retreat was facilitated by the Center for La Sallian Ministries (CELAM) under the direction of Serge Villanueva and his staff Hansy Alojado, Slade Garzon, Renee Ledesma, and Jo Tero.

Chi Kung “energy work” is a generic term for Chinese arts/systems centered on breathing and physical flow exercises and meditation that seek to calm the mind and free it of stress, improve overall physical condition, and strengthen the various immune systems of the body to prevent disease and to retard the effects of aging.

Many of the traditional Chinese Kung Fu/Wushu systems have Chi Kung integrated into their training regimen. Tai Chi Chuan “grand ultimate fist,” for one, works on the harnessing and concentrated use of Chi “life force” for healthy living.

Alojado is Co-Founder of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society and acts as moderator for its USLS Chapter. He is a certified instructor of Aikido, Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis, Muay Thai, Original Filipino Tapado, Pencak Silat Olahraga, Sipa Sumbag (Kickboxing), Togle Style Modern Arnis, and Wushu. He
has been practicing Tai chi Chuan since the 1970s.


At Monday, December 04, 2006, Blogger roh mih said...

Tai Chi is also considered a form of Chi Kung.

I'd like to invite you and your friends at FMA to join the Tai Chi Philippines e-group. To join, please visit:

Goo day!


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