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What about a Korean system?

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I don't know how to write what I want to write but I'll try to be concise.

 

Recently I was reading a book called Dahnhak Kigong, and that got me thinking.

I know, I know, this place is one of Daoism, Qigong, all things Chinese(and Taiwanese) and not one for other systems but...Does anyone here have any knowledge of Korean systems similar to the ones we see here in Qigong?I know that Japanese have their own version of it with "Ki", and of that one I already know a bit.

But I know next to nothing about the Korean version.

 

I am a curious person by nature and I am curious about how different would be a Korean system when compared to a Chinese one.Is there a difference in terminology only?Is there a difference in cultivation?Is there even a difference in energy?

 

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GiCheon is another one. I believe it's basis is in standing meditation. There is also a cold water component where they stand in mountain streams.

 

http://www.gicheon.org/

 

http://www.gicheon.com/gicheon/

 

I think that this and Sundo are both based on Daoist principles. Korea also has a strong indigenous shamanistic tradition but I don't know anything about it.

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There was a thread on the Bums many years ago about Kouk Sun Do, which is now known as Sundo.

 

 

I learned a martial art many years ago called Sunmudo, which is practiced in the Golgusa temple. Its basically an attempt to establish a Shaolin-type monastic martial arts tradition in Korea, although there are some interesting qigong exercises attached.

 

 

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