Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Monday, October 6, 2008
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Ohlone College Presents Qigong Grand Masters From China

Newark, CA—In their only West Coast visit, eight Qigong Grand Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association will be at Ohlone College to instruct participants in the forms of Health Qigong at a Qigong Symposium October 11 and 12.

The media is invited to meet with the Chinese Masters prior to the Symposium on Tuesday, October 7 at noon at the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology. Members of the media can participate in a question and answer session with the Qigong delegates, watch demonstrations and learn more about Qigong.

Qigong has been developed and standardized based on the modern theories and methods of health science as a connected set of movements. The movements include turning, extending, and pulling on muscles, bones and joints, especially those of the spine. These actions are characterized by elegant, natural and smooth movements.

Today, millions of people practice Qigong in China and around the world to successfully improve general health, support longevity, and promote psycho-spiritual growth and happiness. These energy-building methods provide the means to assume greater responsibility for personal health and to achieve benefits for body, mind, and spirit. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society describes the “striking immunity-boosting effect” of Tai Chi, the best-known movement form of Qigong.

Leading the delegation is Lu ShiMing, Team Leader and the Head of the General Office of the Chinese Health Qigong Association and the Deputy Secretary General of the Health Qigong Administrative Center of China’s General Sport Administration. He is joined by delegates with extensive knowledge and experience in teaching Health Qigong including: Huang Wei, Assistant Team Lead; Shi AiQia, Head Coach and Professor at WuHan Physical Education College; Ji NaWei, member of the Health Qigong Association and Quigon researcher; Hua Hua, Associate Professor at WuHan Physical Education College; and Jai HaiRu, Instructor at WuHan Physical Education College.

If you have questions about the delegates and their visit, or would like more information visit the website at, or contact Robin Kurotori at 510.742.2350 or by email at


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