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Grandmaster Zhou was my second internal martial teacher when I came here to Los Angeles. He taught me a staff set called Emperor's Staff, and was teaching me to use Baguazhang to walk around the edge of a barrel, until a knee injury precluded that. However, he treated my knee with the powerful energy emitting from his palms. Simply amazing and must be felt to be believed.
The healing and teachings of Sifu Zhou Ting-Jue have changed my life.
20 years ago, I studied martial arts avidly. Shao Lin, Jeet Kun Do, Tan's Dazzling Hands, Chung Moo Quan. I was a rock-climber, swimmer, hiker, tree climber and avid cyclist. I lived for the outdoors and playing hard.
13 years ago I suffered a devastating ankle injury that ended all of my studies of hard form Martial Arts and any thoughts of climbing, running or even walking at times. I nearly lost my left foot at the ankle.
Two surgeries to correct the injury gave me the ability to walk and saved my foot, but the daily excruciating pain afforded me no opportunity to play. I walked with a cane, crutches and a cam walker to protect my foot. I spiraled into depression and resigned myself to living a sedentary life. My blood pressure went up and I was put on medication. My wife watched me in despair as I gained weight and lost my joy.
Two years ago, I heard that a Grandmaster was teaching Qi Gong up in Santa Cruz. I knew I had to go. In two days I learned Fire Hands Qi Gong from Grandmaster Zhou. I also scheduled a healing session with him to remove energy blocks and to heal my ankle. It's hard to describe the experience of the healing session. He created heat from his hands as he worked energy through the channels and meridians of my body. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced.
As I left the healing room, laughter erupted from me and joy cascaded through my whole being. I felt more alive than I had in years. The energy blocks were gone. What was more, I had no pain in my ankle for the following four days. My wife watched in disbelief as I hopped up and down on my 'bad foot' in our kitchen.
To celebrate, I spent an afternoon jumping on a trampoline.
Being over-weight and inflexible, I fell and broke my bad ankle.
But I knew immediately that with the Qi Gong I had learned combined with the body sending its own healing energy to heal the broken bone, I had a chance to remake my ankle.
I dedicated myself to practicing the form every day. I practiced in a chair, meditated daily and gave up unhealthy food.
In two weeks I was out of the cam-walker and practicing 45 minutes a day standing.
Six months later I had full mobility in my ankle and mild discomfort on some days.
Two years into my study of Level 1 and I am living pain free!
My ankle is 100% strong and flexible.
I have lost 25 lbs and my blood pressure is normal and I am off medication.
I take my son camping and we hike all day through the mountains!
I am even considering returning to some of my old Martial Arts forms.
I got my life back.
Most impacting of all is the change in my spirit. My anger and bitterness have been replaced by joy.
My wife of 25 years says the change in my demeanor is amazing. She got her husband back.
I have more patience and am more emotionally stable.
Our sex life has never been better.
I am so grateful that this humble, amazing man has dedicated his life to helping others.
He has impacted my life and the emotional health of my whole family.
Words cannot express the impact of this healing and the benefit of Qi Gong.
Deep Bow of Respect Sifu!
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