5773, Chabot street, Montreal



Introduction to Chinese Physical Culture

Dates & Time
2 weekends, from 8 am to 4:30 pm

No date schedule for the moment.
If you are interested and want to be on the waiting list, you can write to us at seminaires@montrealgongfu.com.


Duration: 30 hours
Continuing education credits will be issued to acupuncturists having successfully completed the course (3.0 crédits).

Teacher : Ethan Murchie, Ac.

Where : Montreal Gongfu Research Center, 5773 Chabot street


Description and General Objectives

Many great Chinese medical doctors consider traditional exercises and physical culture to be the most refined reflexion of not only traditional Chinese Medicine, but of Chinese culture in general.

The science of exercise in Chinese medicine has been the subject of research and development for countless generations. Following the principles laid out in the Huangdi Neijing Suwen, a great variety of physical practices has been developed in China for maintaining health, healing injury and improving quality of life.

A number of them are applicable to our modern way of living. Using a system of neigong passed down by practitioners in the art of xingyiquan, this course will touch on fundamental concepts of exercise as executed from a Chinese medicine standpoint, and will study specific exercises to develop and maintain a functional human system.

A key element will be the interaction between the effects of the exercises on anatomical structures and on energetic systems. We will discuss exercises and strategies applicable to specific conditions and injuries and their relation to modern concepts of anatomy and physiology.


Course Contents and Goals

  • Execute effectively the 24 xingyi neigong exercises.
  • Understand the principles from which the exercises were conceived.
  • Compare and analyse these principles and those of modern exercise science.
  • Explore the relationship between the practice of qigong and of neigong and the principles of Chinese medicine described in the Huangdi Neijing.
  • Be able to teach these exercises to others safely and effectively.
  • Introduce exercises and strategies applicable to specific conditions and injuries.
  • Introduce questions and strategies relating to the use of these exercises in an acupuncture clinical setting.


Evaluation and Passing Grade

At the end of the course, participants will go through a practical examination. A certificate of achievement will be issued to participants who will have been present for 80% or more of the seminar and will have obtained a satisfactory evaluation from the instructor, having been able to demonstrate their understanding of the material.


Target audience
Acupuncturists, massage therapists, general public


Number of Participants
Maximum: 20


695$ per person + tax (799.08$)




To complete your registration, send a check for 799.08$ (695$ plus taxes) addressed to the Montreal Gongfu Research Center, at 5773 rue Chabot, Montréal, H2G 2S8. You can also send your payment via Interact transfer to seminaires@montrealgongfu.com.


Terms and Conditions

Participants agree to never share or circulate learning materials obtained during this course. Video recording is prohibited.

Participants who cancel (in writing only) 14 days prior to the seminar may get a full reimbursement. Full cost is due for participants who abandon the course or who are absent during the seminar.

For more information, contact seminaires@montrealgongfu.com.