Taiji Shibashi Qigong Course


Taiji Shibashi Qigong Course

  • by Des
  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Categories Qigong
  • Duration 8h 10m
  • Total Enrolled 6
  • Last Update November 26, 2021


The Taiji Shibashi Qigong is probably one of the most practiced qigong on the planet but 99.9% of people practicing it are not doing Qigong. They are moving their arms and legs about in the manner of slowed down aerobics………….. They are not moving their Qi.

Qigong is about moving Qi. It is the art, the skill, of moving the Qi using willpower. It is not a physical exercise. It is an Internal exercise that uses physical movement as one of its tools.

In this course you will learn:

· How to move the Qi.

· Where it is supposed to be moving.

· How to “listen” to the Qi, have passive awareness of it.

It is through that passive awareness that you can go on and become more efficient at moving the Qi. That is how the practitioner builds up the skill of Qigong.

If you just want to learn how to move your arms and legs about in slow motion this is not the course for you. If you want to learn Qigong. If you want to learn to move the Qi, how to appreciate that movement and how to gain from that movement………….. This is where you want to be.

By taking part in this course you agree to the terms and conditions.  These can be found in the, preview enabled, Introduction lecture in Section 1 of the course.

  • You do not need to have previous experience of Qigong to do this course.
  • In this course you will learn how to practice the Taiji Shibashi as true Qigong.
  • The course covers each exercise in depth, outlining what meridians are involved in each exercise.
  • You will use all the tools of Qigong.
  • You will be introduced to Listening Jing.

Recent Reviews

  • “Excellent, thorough course with many bonus materials. Des has a relaxed and friendly teaching style, very accessible and great to have such a thorough view on movement, breath and the qi itself.” K.D.
  • “Merci pour les explications claires, méthodiques et sur un ton calme et maîtrisé.” K.Z.
  • “A good mix of technical information explained in straightforward manner and lets the student know why they are doing it. Rare among many instructors.” P.W.
  • “I’ve been learning Qigong from Master Des for almost two years now. His online offer is very generous and is exceptional on all possible levels. Frankly, in my years living in South-East Asia and later, I have never come across such a knowledgeable, generous and honest Qigong master, with such high integrity and attainment of Qigong. Although I have spent a lot of time practising this one – Taiji Shibashi Qigong – according to Master Des’ even more advanced lessons, I still chose to sign up for this Udemy course as well, and I still found it very beneficial in addition to other classes dealing with the same set. Look no further, this is a true master teaching here.” S.K.
  • “Have really enjoyed this excellent course. Des teaches in a clear very informative way and his enthusiasm shines through. Will definitely be purchasing more of his courses in the future” P.C.
  • “have been doing taichi for 40 years and shibashi for 30 including some teaching this course is easily the best thought out and presented i have seen, well done les” [sic] R.S.
  • “This is by far the most beneficial online learning that I have ever done. The volume of content and credentials of the instructor outweigh hundreds of other options on this, and other platforms. It has the potential to cheer you up and change your life, let alone your day! I hope that either the Summary, or the final move (18) can be viewed as a preview here, so that laymen can appreciate what is inside this piece of work. A follow on course by the same teacher, on Acupressure points would be a real boon.” S.H.
  • “This is a great course but I would caution it is not for the total beginner. You need to do a bit of reading in Chinese Medical theory and have some knowledge of the most common types of movements used in qigong forms. This course has so much detail about movements and postures that you might find it overwhelming 🙂 If you do have some foundation you will find this course to be a true gem!” C.A-M
  • “Very good course to enhance my appreciation of QiGong.” J.M.
  • “It was exactly what I have been looking for and I have already seen improvements in my physical and mental health” D.G.

What Will I Learn?

  • You will be learning true Qigong - working with Qi.

Topics for this course

49 Lessons8h 10m


An introduction to the Shibashi and what to expect in this course.

The Basics?

In this section you will learn the basics required for successful Qigong.

The Shibashi Exercises?

Tuition and a follow me video for each exercise. Follow me videos split into sections of six exercises.

Bonus Lessons?

Additional Qigong information

About the instructor


Principal Instructor at San Bao

  • Since 1989, the Principal Instructor of the San Bao Martial Arts School and he teaches Taiji,Taiji Quan, Qigong, and Neijia Quan classes in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. He is passionate about Qigong being taught as an Internal energy exercise.
  • Des has developed a number of Qigong courses that he teaches throughout the country.
  • He has created online Qigong courses, in order to reach out to Qigong practitioners worldwide, that provide detailed information on the subtleties and nuances that are rarely available to students.
  • In 1997, after three and a half years of study with the Glasgow School of Shiatsu, Des qualified as a Registered Shiatsu Practitioner (M.R.S.S.)
  • He provides, online, consultation for the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, etc. through the use of Qigong.
  • He also carries out consultancy work in the field of complementary medicine and stress management.
“Des Lawton is clearly at the cutting edge of Energy work today, and his sensitivity, humour, and instructional abilities integrate beautifully. This has enabled him to teach at all levels, bringing oriental thoughts & concepts to occidental minds, making these concepts tangible, and demystifying them.” “Des Lawton demonstrates teaching-integrity and respect for his students, and knows how to facilitate student understanding, awareness and true progress, encouraging the students’ desire to learn. I’ve taken other courses from people who may know how to go through the outer movements with good form themselves and have impressive “temple” credentials and an exotic nationality, but they lack the ability to impart knowledge which is the essential attribute of a teacher and also calls into question their own depth of understanding.” G.C. Des is now teaching a number of courses and workshops including the ever popular, Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor course.  These, along with the Shiatsu, online consultations, the other courses and classes keeps him very busy……………. I don’t think he would like it any other way!  Mind you he still manages to find plenty of time for hill walking (his “me” time) and he is to be seen tramping around on the Scottish mountains while he soaks up the fresh air and Qi.
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33 Courses

12 students


Material Includes

  • Downloadable meridian diagrams.
  • Qigong glossary.

Target Audience

  • People who want to experience true Qigong, to use the Yi (brain) to guide the Qi and to experience the movement of their Qi