Joseph Furey has practiced and trained in Tai Chi and Qi Gong for almost 25 years in the U.S., China,  and Canada, beginning his training under a disciple of Master Ma Fo Ren in the Yang long form style known as Ch'ang Shih (after Grandmaster Ch'ang Tung Shen).  For the past 12 years, he has practiced and trained with disciples of, and directly under Master Chen Zhonghua, 19th generation master and international standard bearer of the Chen style Practical Method in Victoria BC Canada.  Joseph is also a member of 'Wind Chases the Moon' led by Sifu Eric Tuttle, a master level teacher and lineage holder in several styles of the Chinese internal arts as well as Qi Gong health systems. In addition to teaching  adult ed classes, in seniors residences in the U.S. and Canada, and one on one private lessons, he  now has regular morning classes in Key West.

Joseph Furey has practiced and trained in Tai Chi and Qi Gong for almost 25 years in the U.S., China,  and Canada, beginning his training under a disciple of Master Ma Fo Ren in the Yang long form style known as Ch'ang Shih (after Grandmaster Ch'ang Tung Shen).  For the past 12 years, he has practiced and trained with disciples of, and directly under Master Chen Zhonghua, 19th generation master and international standard bearer of the Chen style Practical Method in Victoria BC Canada.  Joseph is also a member of 'Wind Chases the Moon' led by Sifu Eric Tuttle, a master level teacher and lineage holder in several styles of the Chinese internal arts as well as Qi Gong health systems. In addition to teaching  adult ed classes, in seniors residences in the U.S. and Canada, and one on one private lessons, he  now has regular morning classes in Key West.

background & experience

"practicing qi gong is so simple and so powerful.. you cannot do it wrong..  you can only do it good, better, or  best..' - chunyi lin


"In Tai chi every movement is in a curve or circle that has no ending or beginning." - dr. paul lam




background & experience

Joseph Furey has practiced and trained in Tai Chi and Qi Gong for almost 25 years in the U.S., China,  and Canada, beginning his training under a disciple of Master Ma Fo Ren in the Yang long form style known as Ch'ang Shih (after Grandmaster Ch'ang Tung Shen).  For the past 12 years, he has practiced and trained with disciples of, and directly under Master Chen Zhonghua, 19th generation master and international standard bearer of the Chen style Practical Method in Victoria BC Canada.  Joseph is also a member of 'Wind Chases the Moon' led by Sifu Eric Tuttle, a master level teacher and lineage holder in several styles of the Chinese internal arts as well as Qi Gong health systems. In addition to teaching  adult ed classes, in seniors residences in the U.S. and Canada, and one on one private lessons, he  now has regular morning classes in Key West.


Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healing art involving posture, meditation, controlled breathing and moving exercises designed to improve physical and mental well-being.  Some of these exercises have been used for over 2,500 years, and are practiced today by millions worldwide primarily for health benefits. Qi Gong  translates as "cultivating energy".


Tai Chi (Taijiquan or "supreme ultimate fist") is centuries old martial art originating in China that has also evolved into a graceful  exercise and discipline involving continuous circular movements and rotations in a choreography based on it's martial origins. Today it is practiced worldwide not only as a martial art but primarily for its health and meditation benefits.


The slow, gentle, flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong hide the incredible number of joint rotations that occur as shoulders, elbows, hands, and waist move while the weight continually shifts from leg to leg as each rises, sinks and extends - all of which increases the flow of natural lubricant and nutrients to joints and fascia (the body's connective tissue) thereby increasing strength, flexibility and range of motion.

 

The emphasis on rhythmic breathing, correct body posture and alignment while practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong releases pressure and tension in the body and removes stress from the back. And the fusion of mind and body as you focus on the movements of the Tai Chi form being practiced, screens out all distractions while improving memory, relieving stress and stimulating your mind.

 

A growing body of research has documented the wide range of health benefits of TaiChi and Qi Gong....


"Learned correctly and performed regularly, tai chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health."

  [Mayo Clinic]        

       

"There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems".               

  [ Harvard Medical School]

PRACTICING TAI CHI in key west

Joseph Furey has practiced and trained in Tai Chi and Qi Gong for almost 25 years in the U.S., China,  and Canada, beginning his training under a disciple of Master Ma Fo Ren in the Yang long form style known as Ch'ang Shih (after Grandmaster Ch'ang Tung Shen).  For the past 12 years, he has practiced and trained with disciples of, and directly under Master Chen Zhonghua, 19th generation master and international standard bearer of the Chen style Practical Method in Victoria BC Canada.  Joseph is also a member of 'Wind Chases the Moon' led by Sifu Eric Tuttle, a master level teacher and lineage holder in several styles of the Chinese internal arts as well as Qi Gong health systems. In addition to teaching  adult ed classes, in seniors residences in the U.S. and Canada, and one on one private lessons, he  now has regular morning classes in Key West.

KEY WEST TAI CHI