My name is Roy, I am an RN, veteran, and martial artist.
My martial arts journey has been one that unexpectedly ended with me discovering Qigong. In the early 90’s I competed internationally within the Japan Karate Association in tournaments such as the Konishi cup among others. My training was in Ryobu-kai which is pretty much a form of Shotokan (related). Forms training at the level that was necessary to compete at this level planted the seed that lead me to gravitate towards an internal style. I looked into internal forms and started to grow very curious which has led me to where I am now, a Qigong facilitator with a passion for the classic Qigong forms.
My background as a nurse has given me academic research tools and knowledge from my peers that has increased my passion for Qigong. For example there was a study in which regular practice reduced geriatric falls by 40%, due to the increased peripheral-vascular blood flow that is a result in practicing the form used in the study. I have worked in a maximum security prison, long term care, hospice, and short term post-op rehab. Every place I have been professionally I have met people that could benefit from Qigong, and here I hope to make resources easily available so that anyone of any skill level can find something of value here.
I am also on a quest seeking a mastery level of knowledge and skill, so if I make it to some great place anyone that wants a map of what worked for me will have it. I have no expectations, but I will be training to reach higher levels of chi. So hey, just in case I can pull a crouching tiger hidden dragon and fly in ten years, there will be a blue print for anyone wanting to join in. Failure to dream destroys the possibility of achievement, if one person picks up one thing from this blog than I have helped to spread Qigong and lived well.