Academy of Asian Martial Arts LLC
Academy of Asian Martial Arts LLC
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Scranton, PA 18508

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    Scranton PA 18505
.UPCOMING Meditation and QI GONG SEMINAR-April 28 2018 12:30PM
Sal Canzonieri – Author, Teacher
Salvatore (Sal) Canzonieri has a BA degree in Behavioral Science, with a Concentration on
'Subcultures and Societal Change' from Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Mr. Canzonieri has been practicing traditional Chinese martial arts since 1975 in such styles as
Shuai Jiao, Tong Bei, Shaolin, Taizu Chang Quan, Yue Jia Quan, Xing Yi, Tai Ji Quan, Ba Gua Zhang,
and others. He began learning and practicing Qigong / Neigong since 1980.
He has been a certified instructor since 1998 by the International Congress of Oriental Medicine and
Martial Arts to represent the state of New Jersey in Chinese Qigong and Internal Martial Arts.
From the mid-1980s, he studied Kabbalism, both Jewish and Christian, for many years at various
schools in the New York / New Jersey area. He also studied Christian Mysticism and related
philosophies for many years as well.
He has been conducting research in the history of traditional Chinese martial arts styles for over 20
years and is most known for his history based articles in various martial arts magazines, such as
"Kung Fu Qi Gung" magazine, "Han Wei" magazine, and other publications all over the world
(translated in Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese languages).
Mr. Canzonieri has also judged routines for 5 years during the 1990s at the Han Wei Martial Arts
He also taught for over 20 years Qigong / Neigong and Martial Art classes for the Diversity Program
and the Employee Health Program, at Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies, on ancient Shaolin
methods of Qi Gong, Self Defense, and empty handsets.
Mr. Canzonieri won a Theodore Vail Award (for saving person's life using his Neigong knowledge).
Currently, Mr. Canzonieri is the chief instructor of The Whippany Kung Fu Club and the Natural
Chinese Martial Arts & Qigong School of NJ (over 20 years), and resides in New Jersey, USA.
Mr. Canzonieri taught Shaolin Neigong and Self Defense seminars in Valencia Spain in 2008 and
2009; and many private classes and seminars in Canada, and in the USA.
This seminar needs no prior training to attend and also does not require Martial Art Knowledge.

Heaven & Earth Qigong - Wood Element
Preparation consists of spinal stretch, open & close the joints, Tai Chi Circling Hands.
Then, the full Heaven & Earth Qigong movements (done while standing).
information about this Qigong practice:
You won't get a better initial introduction to qigong/chi gung/chi kung or tai chi than Marriage of Heaven
and Earth Qigong.  
Heaven and Earth Qigong provides a real taste of what tai chi can do for you without the time
investment tai chi requires. This simple, repetitive exercise is great for getting your chi moving.
Marriage of Heaven and Earth Qigong is best known for helping to heal back and spine injuries
and is especially effective for mitigating repetitive stress injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel.
Heaven and Earth Qigong has the signature internal work of Taoist chi arts yet the exercises are easy
enough to keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Heaven and Earth exemplifies how qigong can:
•Open up your mind to entirely new possibilities
•Challenge you internally and
•Keep you from getting bored from practicing.
Value for Time Invested
Circling Hands, the foundational movement of Heaven and Earth Qigong, is easily integrated into the
basics of tai chi, especially when done with three basic circles, waist turnings and weight shifts. This
allows even raw beginners to understand tai chi to some depth, but in a highly abbreviated, very easily
digestible manner.
In terms of investing a little time for a big gain, learning and practicing Circling Hands and Heaven
and Earth Qigong have major advantages over other types of qigong and tai chi:
•Heaven and Earth can be learned relatively quickly.
Heaven and Earth can be practiced in many different types of situations. You can build it in to any
other exercise routine you already have or adopt it as your primary routine.
•You can practice in a relatively small amount of space and even modify the movements to
practice while sitting.
Less external, more internal content is the powerful combination that makes Heaven and Earth
Qigong and Circling Hands so accessible.
Heaven and Earth Is a Core Qigong Set
Heaven and Earth Qigong fits in the middle of the learning curve and bridges the beginning and
advanced work.
Pulsing the joints, opening/closing and more complex Longevity Breathing techniques are the
neigong (internal components) taught.
Without pulsing, practicing  internal arts will lack the necessary foundation to fully blossom
The internal material within Heaven and Earth, including opening/closing and the ability to directly
move energy along yin and yang meridian lines inside your body, is therefore extremely important.
A Marriage of Yin and Yang
The name "Marriage of Heaven and Earth" comes from the combination of female qualities of yin,
associated with the Earth, and the masculine qualities of yang, associated with heaven. The whole
universe (heaven and earth) is pulsating with chi (qi) or energy and so is the human body.
The Rhythm of the Universe
Practitioners of both Western and Eastern traditions agree that the spine, joints, organs, blood and
indeed all the internal systems of the body pulsate or open and close in a natural rhythm. When the
body is healthy this pulsing is even and strong. When the body becomes ill pulsing deteriorates and
our bodies and well-being are compromised.
Opening and Closing
The simple movements of Heaven and Earth Qigong are containers for the internal chi work.
You will learn the procedures for opening and closing of the joints (pulsing) without using muscular
tension. Opening and closing is the core energetic process of Heaven and Earth Qigong and an
important component of the 16 neigong/nei gung/nei kung.
Benefits of Pulsing
Pulsing is good for your health and relaxation. It enables you to:
•Increase chi circulation
•Improve the circulation of fluids in your joints
•Smooth and release physical, mental and emotional blockages
•Deeply relax and reduce the effects of stress and tension inside your body
•Develop energetic awareness.
Moving Chi
Marriage of Heaven and Earth Qigong teaches you how to efficiently move chi through the
acupuncture meridian lines, joints, muscles and fascia of the body and to coordinate the ascending
and descending flows of chi. The ability of the body to pulse and spring with an elastic quality is a
fundamental component of neigong energetic practices.
Advanced Energetics
Advanced levels of Heaven and Earth Qigong teach you to energetically open/close the soft and hard
tissues of the body and cavities and progress to opening/closing areas of your subtle energy anatomy
(channels, points or aura). These internal components can be incorporated into other energetic
practices and are essential for advanced Taoist practices
SAL Canzonieri