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JUNG CHOONG – HISA Theme for March 2022

Jung Choong is accumulation (choong) of physical energy (jung). Physical Energy accumulates  primarily in the Lower Dahnjun, which is located 2-3 inches below the navel and one third  towards the spine. How is this accumulation manifested? It begins with raising one’s heart rate  through exercise, thereby increasing the body temperature and cultivating heat energy. Such  heat energy is directed from the heart to the Lower Dahnjun, making the Lower Dahnjun warmer as the heart provides more blood to the small intestines. Warm energy continues its  descending path down to the tailbone. It then ascends along the spine, travelling past the  kidneys. At the point of reaching the top of the middle spine (DaeChoo), heat energy turns into  cooling energy and is delivered to the Beak Hoi (the Crown Chakra) at the top of the head. At  this stage, the entire brain is sprinkled with cooling energy.

Cool energy ascending from the kidneys to  the Baek Hoi is called Su Seung
Heat energy descending from the heart to  the Lower Dahnjun is called Hwa Gaang

As mentioned, Jung Choong training involves raising one’s heart rate through exercise. There  are three specific methods in performing Jung Choong training: Chun Qigong, Ji Qigong, and  Haab Qigong.  

(i) Chun Qigong: this is squat exercises. Please refer to meditative squats on Master Yoo’s  Training Guide on the HIMA website. You can also see a Chun Qigong video introduction on  YouTube. 

(ii) Ji Qigong: this is meditative push-ups. Please refer to meditative push-ups on Master  Yoo’s Training Guide on the HIMA website. You can also see a Ji Qigong video introduction on  YouTube.  

(iii) After Chun Qigong and Ji Qigong, Haab Qigong (sit-up) training is appropriate in order  to descend heat energy from the heart back to the Lower Dahnjun. Please refer to sit-ups and  tiger pose on Master Yoo’s Training Guide. You can also see sit-ups and tiger pose video  introductions on YouTube. 

Sushik must be applied at the end of each of these three (Chun Qigong, Ji Qigong, and Haab  Qigong) exercises, ideally at least 30 times.