Shibashi set 3 is my personal favourite set. I teach this set with the primary intent of raising one’s consciousness, leaving the physical health benefits to play a secondary role. In this course I will refer to the “Ladder of Consciousness” and explain how the practice of qigong can help to raise your awareness, clarity and spirit. I speak to the “subtle energies” and how to best integrate and take advantage of what they have to offer us and how we can become a light for a world that so desperately needs it.
In the year 2000 Sifu Rod changed his focus from a lifetime of external martial arts training to internal arts training and began taking steps toward the pursuit of self mastery. After a multi-year apprenticeship under the tutelage of a senior instructor recognized by the Canadian Taijiquan Federation Rod was the only participant in the program to be awarded his instructor honours. In 2010 the Barrie Tai Chi & Qigong training club was opened and started accepting students. The curriculum of the club reflects Sifu Rod’s passion for teaching all aspects of taijiquan training including the healing, martial, energetic and esoteric aspects.
Sifu Rod is a Qigong Master and a 5th Duan Master of Taijiquan Fa. He has taught hundreds of students basic Tai Chi and Qigong and was recently named Internal Arts Master of the year for 2014 by the AMAWW. Sifu Rod is also in the process of training new instructors in order to spread the benefits of these wonderful internal arts.