Taijiquan: "if we ask what is the use of this art, it rests on not using strength, and yet not fearing the strong. If someone with great strength comes to attack me, I rely on the greatest pliancy. That will be sufficient to prevail, for I just follow his tendency and take it from him." Yang, Chengfu, The Essense and Applications of Taijiquan
Qigong: "With the life-style changes of the last one hundred years, Qigong is more necessary today than ever before in its two thousand five hundred year history." Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming.
Located in Northern Virginia and the Washington DC metro area, Qi Elements is dedicated to preserving and propagating the traditional martial art system of Yang Style Taijiquan and to providing the Northern Virginia community the healing benefits of Qigongexercise. We are committed to remaining a small school and to teaching a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum. We welcome serious students who wish to pursue the study of Taijiquan for personal development, self-defense, maintaining heath, and combatting aging or disease.
Shifu (teacher) Roger Blough earned his Black Sash teaching certificate from Qi Elements' founder, Shifu Nancy Bloomfield, in 1997, having begun training in 1994. He continues to train Taijiquan and Qigong with Grand Master Yang, Jwing Ming and other masters.
Shifu Blough is also one of only a few teachers who have obtained certification as an full Instructor of Qigong from Dr. Yang Jwing Ming (of YMAA). This unique distinction and education gives you the chance to learn authentic and effective Qigong from a highly qualified teacher.
Yang-Style Taiji long, bare-hard form program from Grandmaster Yang, Zhenduo. (This is Yang, Cheng Fu's form for his outdoor students.)
Martial applications from Grandmaster Yang Jwing Ming, and soon to come Yang Cheng Fu's form for indoor students as learned from Yang, Jwing Ming.
Qigong program Grandmaster Yang, Jwing Ming.
Whether you want a challenging, intense class or a relaxing, stress-relieving practice, we invite you to join us. You can either observe or try a beginner's class. We have no annual contracts required, just dedicated training. Just drop by or contact us.
We enroll new students at any time. You are always welcome to stop in to observe any of our regular classes. If you wish to take a trial class come 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat, indoor shoes. The trial class fee is $25 for Taijiquan. Drop-in classes for Qigong are $18. Drop-in classes are not suitable for Taijiquan.