Sifu Richard Barr
|Richard Barr began training in Sil Lum Kung Fu and Chi
He studied from Gilbert Bates, Ph.D. for more than ten years, learning the 5 animal styles, weapons and health forms. After receiving his instructor certification from Mr. Bates, he taught through the Parks and Recreation department in Bell, California. But he continued his training as a private student of Grand Master Ark Y. Wong. Here he continued learning the 5 Animal 5 Family system, as well as Iron Palm, more Chi Kung, and the basics of acupuncture and therapeutic massage. He was also given an instructor certification by Grand Master Wong.
In addition to his traditional Chi Kung training, Richard studied a modern system of energy skills from Rev. Levanah Bdolak, founder of the Clearsight Program. He was associated as both student and teacher with Clearsight for nearly 6 years.
During this time, Richard combined his traditional Chinese techniques with the new methods, and created his own system - Nine Gates Chi Kung. The system combines breath, movement, and meditation to promote health, fitness, and spiritual realization. Richard teaches these skills in San Luis Obispo county, and will be opening the Nine Gates Healing Arts Center later this year.
Sifu Richard Barr has a new DVD out on Chi Kung called "Movements for Inner Peace".
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