If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you !
Sifu Thomas Apfel
Since my young days, I've been fascinated by Eastern, in particular Chinese, wisdom and philosophy.
Later in my career, the need to balance the high stress level of my daily life became more and more evident. Several methods I tried were not effective though. They provided neither the much needed deep relaxation, nor the fresh energy, which I was looking for.
Finally in 1993, under adventurous circumstances - among others, a motorcycle accident in the hills of San Franciso - I got to know Master Lam who had just published his first book. Momentarily, I was convinced by the power and results of his extraordinary Chi Kung.
It didn't take long, and regular Chi Kung training became an essential part of my life. From that time on, I have mastered the steadily increasing professional requirements in the best of health and with inner strength and serenity.
Since I'm experiencing the benefits of Chi Kung every day, I am always very happy to convey this art to my students.
I wholeheartedly invite you to discover the positive effects of Chi Kung for yourself !
1978 - 1982: Studies of medical informatics at the University of Heidelberg
1982 - 2018: Various international leadership positions in the IT industry - among others in Cupertino (CA), Frankfurt and Nuremberg at several companies such as Tandem, Siemens and IBM.
Since 1993: Student of Master Lam Kam Chuen
Since 1996: Innumerable journeys to China, including meetings with Professor Yu Yong Nian and other Chi Kung Masters
1997: Foundation of the Chi Kung Academy, the first Zhan Zhuang school in Germany
Since 1997: Student of Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
2004: Admission to the inner circle of Master Lam Kam Chuen
2004: Publication of "Zhan Zhuang – Stehen wie ein Baum" in the book "Qigong im Überblick".
2005: Publication "Lernen in der Tradition der chinesischen Meister" in the book "Innere Kampfkünste"
Since 2019: Expansion of Chi Kung teaching activities in Germany and Spain
Authorised Chi Kung teachers