Kimoodo-Action Yoga/Power Taichi/Cane Self-Defense

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Kimoodo Philosophy

Kimoodo has its roots in ancient Asian Martial Arts integrated with historic Oriental Healing Arts, aspects of which have been used in Asia for more than 5,000 years to maintain a healthy mind and body and to treat injury or illness. The literal translation of “Kimoodo” is “the way of 'Life Energy' merged in the discipline of martial arts”.

Grandmaster Choi developed and codified the Kimoodo art and practices after himself suffering a near fatal automobile accident and needing some way to rehabilitate his broken body. Master Choi drew upon his 40+ years of experience in multiple martial arts, acupuncture and acupressure, hypnosis, and Eastern philosophy to distill the basic practices into one holistic rehabilitation system. Master Choi, now a ninth degree Taekwondo black belt, continues to teach several times a week and travels worldwide to introduce people to the Art of Kimoodo.

Kimoodo's methods are holistic and harnesses the practitioner’s “Life Energies" in the healing process. The practitioner’s mind, body, spirit and emotion work together to keep best condition and fight injury, illnesses and overcome hardships in life.

Holistic Life Skills · Stress Relief · Balanced Life · Health & Fitness · Peace & Harmony

Master Choi’s disciplined and focused approach to train the mind, body and emotion heightens overall life skills of practitioners. The results are increased self esteem and confidence, greater stamina, release of tension, and increased muscle tone, speed, power, endurance, stamina, and flexibility. In addition to these benefits, Kimoodo teaches effective self defense skills in slow motion with breathing and concentration developing techniques tailored to the needs of each individual . Kimoodo thus enhances holistic life skills and offers a greater understanding of life, self and nature.

"All living things are born to live, to live to be healthy and happy and accept the destiny of death with peace and dignity."

Through exercise regimens and meditative breathing techniques designed for each individual case, Master Choi guides practitioners from sickness and injuries toward health. He leads them from anger, fear, depression, stress and confusion to harmony, peace and happiness.

Master Choi has long applied the healing art Kimoodo to the unique problems of each person, he has helped sufferers of various physical, mental, emotional problems including terminal cancer, osteoarthritis, muscle, joints, and back injuries, stroke patients and various kind of emotional problems such as ADD, ADHD, and sleeping disorder. Kimoodo is a viable rehabilitation system for all ages and professions regardless of extent of their current condition.

Healing Principles of Kimoodo:

  1. Three Divine Energies
    1. Heaven Energy (Chun Ki)
    2. Earth Energy (Jee Ki)
    3. Human Energy (In Ki)
  2. Three Great Powers of Kimoodo
    1. Power Breathing
    2. Power Stretching
    3. Power Mind
  3. Four Life Channel Openings
    1. Energy Channel
    2. Blood Channel
    3. Water Channel
    4. Mind Channel
  4. Five Great Life Sources
    1. Life Air (Hwal Gong)
    2. Life Water (Hwal Soo)
    3. Life Food (Hwal Sik)
    4. Life Exercise (Hwal Dong)
    5. Life Mind (Hwal Shim)
  5. Six Life Energies
    1. Love
    2. Joy
    3. Fairness
    4. Compassion
    5. Confidence
    6. Wisdom
  6. Six Toxic Energies
    1. Hatred
    2. Anger
    3. Greed
    4. Jealousy
    5. Fear
    6. Ignorance
  7. Six Great Convergences
    1. Hatred to Love
    2. Anger to Joy
    3. Greed to Fairness
    4. Jealousy to Compassion
    5. Fear to Confidence
    6. Ignorance to Wisdom
  8. Five Processes of Rejuvenation
    1. Oxygenation
    2. Detoxification
    3. Deconditioning
    4. Reconditioning
    5. Rejuvenation
  9. Four Stages of Rehabilitation
    1. First Stage: Assessment, Diagnosis, Cleansing, Understanding - Proper Breathing, Posture Correction, Stretching, Strengthening, Positive Thinking.
    2. Second Stage: Deconditioning, Hardening and Training, Power Breathing, Power Stretching, Power Mind.
    3. Third Stage: Reconditioning through Application of Kimoodo Techniques in Everyday Life. Applying Right Mind, Right Thinking, Right Speaking, Right Acting.
    4. Fourth Stage: Maintenance, Self Training, Teaching & Sharing to make Kimoodo as a Holistic Life Skill.
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