Online Qigong Course: The Taiji Shibashi

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I practice and teach the Taiji Shibashi as true Qigong – This is probably one of the most practiced qigong on the planet but the vast majority 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 the Yi (brain), 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.

Online Qigong: The Taiji Shibashi

#shibashi #trueqigong

This course includes:
Over 8 hours on-demand video
29 downloadable resources

Price: £60.00
Book here – Online Qigong: the Taiji Shibashi


  • “Des’ explanations are very clear, showing his depth of knowledge and experience in teaching Shibashi Qigong. The pace at which he teaches and the break down of the movements works very well for me. It feels like I am in a face to face class rather than learning solo online. As with previous courses from Des, I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. So much so that I am now learning to teach Taiji Shibashi Qigong with Des.” Pat
  • “I did a basic 2 day Shibashi 18 course with Des about 3 years ago having been ‘taught’ the forms on a Buddhist retreat and to work with Versus Arthritis as a volunteer activity leader. I learnt what I did not know, so to speak. I bought this course so that I could review my practice and continue my learning over time. I find this course excellent for this. Great in depth teaching. The section on transitions at the end and sections 46-48 were fun and invaluable to me. Thank you so much Des. I have got several other of your other courses to work with too but am taking my time, working with a section at a time till I feel and understand how the qi is flowing.” Joyce
  • “Dear Des,
    I have just completed your Shibashi course and, for some reason, Udemy didn’t have a review section at the end so I thought I would send one to you directly. I have posted reviews for your other courses I have bought.
    Everything about the movements and your instruction seems to elicit a very positive effect upon me physically and mentally. I have noticed an improvement in my health within a week – and I am only practicing sections, as you advised due to my condition. The care and effort you have taken in imparting so much information as well as your friendly manner is an enormous help.
    I now have all the tools so now it’s down to me to carefully practice, practice, and practice. With each practice I am able to relax more and so come closer to your instruction.
    Thank you very much for this course and for your others too.
    Best wishes,”
  • “Wonderful course, he is one of my favorite instructors. I have learned so much and will continue my qigong journey. Thank you.” C.B.
  • “Excellent course. Well laid out, appropriate level of detail, clear instructions. I learned a lot about QiGong in general, as well as ShiBashi in particular.” K.L.
  • “Hi Des, …………………. I really enjoyed the course last weekend and am incorporating as much as I can of what you taught into my practice.  I also have your Udemy video course which is a great resource.
    I imagine I will be studying/practicing a while longer before bringing it to my students – and at that stage, when I understand them better, might ask you about how to balance effects if I only teach a few of the Shibashi at a time (i.e. how to group them maybe in threes?). 
    Thank you again for a very enlightening and inspiring weekend which has helped me a lot.
    Best wishes” A.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Very good course for enhance my appreciation of QiGong.” J.M.
  • “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

What Will I Learn?

  • The stances used in the Taiji Shibashi: Wuji Stance, Horse Riding Stance, Bow Stance and Empty Stance.
  • The proper breathing technique.
  • Kua opening exercises.
  • The physical movements of the 18 exercises.
  • The Internal movements of the 18 exercises.
  • Listening exercises (passive awareness of Qi)


  • No previous knowledge of Qigong required. This course is suitable for all levels.


The tuition is structured:

  • Wuji Stance and breathing.
  • Kua opening exercises.
  • Each exercise taught in the order of: Stance, physical movement, breathing pattern, Qi movement, listening, common errors and transition from the previous exercise.
  • Each exercise lesson also has a follow me video.
  • Three videos, each of a six-exercise follow me.
  • A transitions video.
  • Listening exercises.

Students’ Questions

Question from Steven

Pushing to the Diagonals
Hello Des.
I hope you are well.
In the Shibashi set, is there any scope for ‘bouncing’, as you’ve taught us in your excellent 5 elements course?
I have seen a few Asian practitioners bouncing rather nicely in both Wuji and Horse Riding stances, and I’m wondering if it’s a cultural difference or, I guess more importantly, if I do it myself, will it disrupt my listening. I rather enjoy it.
Thank you.

Answer from Des
There are many Qigong that use the “bouncing” as a physical means of opening the hip kua but that “bouncing” needs to be through the relaxed opening and not physically pushing.
Like you, I have seen this practice being used within the Shibashi but it is not the way that I was taught. The emphasis (kua) is of folding, during the sinking, and opening to start the movement to the other side. By practicing this way there is a deeper appreciation/understanding of the link between the kua and the Qi sinking through KD1.

I hope that this helps


Question from Vivi

I saw the video of LIn Hou Sheng doing the shibashi, and on the painting the rainbow, he said that bend left is inhalation, bend right exhalation. Your is different, and I assume that as the creator of shibashi, Lin Hou sheng cannot go wrong. what is your comment?

Answer from Des
Please watch the entire lesson and you will see that your question has already been answered. Also, these Qigong were all adapted from, or taken almost directly from Taiji. They were around for hundreds of years before Lin Hou Sheng brought them together as a set.


See all the questions asked by students about these Qigong exercises

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