Yan Shou Gong – The Art of Longevity | Shaolin Nei Gong: history & founders

  • Yan Shou Gong – The Art of Longevity | Shaolin Nei Gong: history & founders

    Posted by The Martial Man on 27th September 2021 at 12:39 am

    Part three of my exclusive interview with Master Yap Boh Heong discussing the Yan Shou Gong, an authentic Nei Gong system created by two Grandmasters of Southern Shaolin, Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong, and Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai. I’m currently working closely with Master Yap to produce a comprehensive online training program that will include the original methods and in-door teachings of Shaolin Nei Gong. The online course will be released on The Martial Man website later this year.

    The Martial Man replied 6 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Dan S MacDonald

    22nd November 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I have watched this video, impressive. How can I find out more about online course details/registration?

  • Thomas Richter

    18th December 2021 at 5:06 am

    Hi Mr. Krygier,

    in the introduction video it is mentioned that there are 36 forms of Yan Shou Gong.

    The course titles says “Yan Shou Gong – The Art of Longevity (Sets 1-6)”.

    So I assume set means the same as form, correct?

    Will there be follow-up courses for the other forms/sets?

    Thanks and best regards


    • The Martial Man

      19th December 2021 at 12:32 am

      Hi Thomas, Master Yap will produce future courses to provide instruction on the remaining sets of Yan Shou Gong. This first course covers sets 1-6 and should take a student 6-12 months to work through all the video lessons and practice diligently to become proficient. The next course, which we are currently working on, will provide detailed instruction on Yan Shou Gong sets 7-12. Eventually, detailed instruction will be available for all 36 sets of Yan Shou Gong on this website.

      Kind regards,


  • David Deissler

    2nd February 2022 at 11:35 am

    Hi Kieren,

    I have watched the intro videos for the Sets 1-6 course. I was wondering if the “5 parts to learning” (i.e. Power Plant Model”, etc.) will be explained and taught to us well enough for us to practice and develop skills during the “Sets 1-6” course, or will these skills (5 parts) be taught in later courses (Sets 7-12,etc)?

    Thank You


    • The Martial Man

      2nd February 2022 at 9:57 pm

      Hi David, thank you for your interest.

      The various stages of learning, such as the “Powerplant Model” you mentioned, are a framework to create a conceptual understanding and roadmap; these tools help internal arts practitioners check they’re learning and progressing efficiently. So as a practitioner is training Yan Shou Gong, they can refer back to the roadmap outlined by Master Yap to see how far they’ve progressed.

      As Master Yap mentioned during his explanation of the “Learning Triangle,” the path to proficiency in the Nei Gong arts is built from three parts: Theory, Practice, and Technique. This course provides the theory; however, it will then be up to the student to practice and develop the technique through Master Yap’s guidance. For example, skills such as Rooting, Song, and using Jin result from persistently training the Yan Shou Gong sets; they are not causes.

      Master Yap and his students actively respond to any questions posted in the group. We are also in the process of filming a Q&A session and additional videos to help the students progress. So if you do enroll and have any questions relating to the lessons, you can always find help and answers from Master Yap in the inner-door students’ group.

      I hope my response is helpful and offers you some insight.

      Best regards, Kieren.