More about Rudolph Petalver

Tai Chi Background:

1. Tai Chi Practitioner under a Tai Chi Master since 1998
2. Chairperson, World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2004 Philippine Celebration –
Eastwood City, E. Rodriguez Jr., Q.C.
3. Chairperson and Patron, Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor’s Training by Dr. Paul Lam,
July 23-24, 2005, Eastwood City, E. Rodriguez Jr., Q.C.
4. Accredited Instructor, Tai Chi for Arthritis Program (
5. Tai Chi Instructor since 2002
6. Resource Speaker for Tai Chi and Qigong in seminars and interviews for/by communities,
companies, NGOs, schools, and radio programs
7. Practitioner of Major Styles of Tai Chi – Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun;
and Lohan Kung fu, Wudang Sword, Kungfu Fan, and
Liuhebafa (6 Harmonies, Eight Methods)
8. Writer, Researcher, Former College Teacher, Mentor , Entrepreneur,
Construction Executive, NGO volunteer, Consistent Scholar
9. Consultant: Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society (formerly known as Spring of Harmony Internal Arts Club)

Major Group Clients:

1. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Makati City
2. National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA), Intramuros, Manila
3. Maritime Clinic for International Services (MCIS)
4. Phil. Gen. Hospital (PGH) Regular Outreach Program, OPD Department, Taft, Manila
5. La Filipina Uygongco Corporation, Manila Harbor Center, Manila
6. Manila International Airport Admin (MIAA), Paranaque City
7. Senate Electoral Tribunal, Batasan, Quezon City
8. Court of Appeals, Manila
9. U.P. Los Banos, Laguna
10. U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
11. Valle Verde 1, Pasig City
12. Valle Verde 5, Pasig City
13. Southbay Gardens , Sucat, Paranaque City
14. Neopolitan Sitio Seville Subdivision, Fairview , Quezon City
15. Tierra Pura Subdivision, Tandang Sora, Quezon City

Train with Rudolph Petalver

Train with Rudolph Petalver

Rudolph Petalver
Telephone: +63 2 419-3116
Mobile: +63 907 633-1307

Schedule of Tai Chi and Qigong Classes:

1. Sunday Classes
7 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
UPDATE: Class starts at 7:00 am and ends at 9:00 am (September 2008)
Free Classes conducted by the Chevalier Monks of Christ
Back of the University of the Philippines, Diliman Admin Bldg.

2. Classes outside the U.P. Sunday morning sessions
By appointment at a client-designated venue
Duration of Class: 1 - 1.5 hours
Individual Rate: P200/session (Minimum of 3 students)
UPDATE: Minimum of 4 students (September 2008)
Group Rate: P1,000/session
(1-3 instructors depending on size of group
and instructor availability)
UPDATE: 1-2 instructors based on size of group (September 2008)

3. Typical Session Routine
- Qigong Warm-up and Energy Accumulation Exercises
- Group Tai Chi
- Instructional Tai Chi
- Forms Review
- Cool Down Exercises

To learn more about Rudolph Petalver, Click Here

CMC Qigong and Tai Chi Courses

1. Eight-Section Brocade (Bodhidharma Qigong)
2. Tai Chi for Arthritis (Simplified 12 Forms Sun TaiChi)
3. 10 Forms Yang Tai Chi
4. 16 Forms Yang Tai Chi
5. 24 Forms Yang Tai Chi
6. 45 Wu Tai Chi
7. 56 Chen Tai Chi
8. 42 Mixed Styles New Competition Routine
9. 48 Mixed Styles Old Competition Routine
10. 32 Standard Yang Swordplay
11. 42 Mixed Styles Sword Competition Routine
12. Chen Fan
13. Kungfu Fan 1
14. Kungfu Fan 2
15. 41 Wudang Elixir Sword
16. 49 Wudang Standard Swordplay
17. Baguazhang (Eight Trigrams Palm)
18. 66 Liuhebafa (Six Harmonies, Eight Methods)

FYI: CMC stands for Chevalier Monks of Christ :)

For more inquiries, please contact Rudolph Petalver (Director of CMC Tai Chi and Internal Arts).

Attention! Tai Chi Push Hands Workshop with Chris Vogel

Once in a lifetime ito!

"Push hands is a seldom covered branch of tai chi that is often mystified by its teachers. Push hands is the pinnacle of tai chi, the practice that tests and solidifies all the other tai chi practices.
In this intensive hands-on workshop, we will cover all the major facets of push hands and break them down into digestible modules. Push hands is rarely revealed in this manner, where we will demystify the "internal secrets" of tai chi."

I encourage everyone to attend. Please read the information below (Tai Chi Push Hands Module plus Seminar Features):

Push Hands Workshop Sept '07
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4-hour workshop details:
> Sept 23, 2007 (Sun) or Sept 29, 2007 (Sat)
> 10:00am-3:00pm
> Venue: Club Hall, Campanilla St., Dasmarinas Village, Makati City
> Fee: P1,500* (including materials)
*30% Discount for DV Residents
> Reservation Required: P500 down payment (workshop is limited to 14 participants)
> For Inquiries, call:
Ed Sevilla
Mobile: (0917) 5491949
Landline: (02) 8230750

Chris Vogel
Mobile: (0917) 5478900

P.S. Thank you Ed Sevilla for this information :)

Weekend Workshop at the Beach with Ed Sevilla

Arrive: Friday PM
Free time: 'til supper at 8:30PM
Workshop Proper: Saturday to Sunday
Free Time after Lunch: 'til 6:00PM

City dwellers need the knowledge, attitudes, skills and time to deal with stress as well as its negative effects.

A weekend to recharge, detoxify and learn (actually, to also enjoy the beach)

What we’ll deliver:
> Chi Kung learning through practice, lectures and interactions;
> Knowledge, attitudes and skills;
> Continuity of learning through take-home hand-out materials.

> A comfortable private beach house amidst a garden with swimming pool:
Couple’s room, male and female air-conditioned sleeping quarters (cushions or beds with fresh sheets. It’s a private beachhouse, not a resort, cozy rather than luxurious;
> Organic, nutritious and detoxifying diets;
> Fruit and vegetable juices;
> Vegan and Vegetarian (with eggs and dairy) dishes.

How much:
Air-con Quarters: PHP3,400/person
Alfresco Quarters: PHP2,950/person

Inquiries on Rates and others:
Maximo T. Kalaw Institute for Sustainable Development
Landline: 631-7989
Mobile: 0915-9021337 or 0920-9002626

Frequently Asked Questions:

> Does it work
> What can Chi Kung do?
> What will I learn?
> Workshop Schedule and Contents
> Intended Benefits from Joining & Practicing
> Chi Kung and Tai Chi
> Way to Enjoy the Beach
> About Organizers and Proceeds
> Workshop Teacher
> Transportation
> Accommodation & Facilities
> Food
> What if its raining
> Future Workshop Topics

1. Does it work?

Test of Time
Chi Kung is intrinsically a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. One of a Chinese doctor’s prescription since ancient times till today. It has not change since because it has worked for an intelligent people whose civilization is the oldest existing civilization on earth. Now even scientific medical practitioners use it as a complementary healing modality.

Scientific Researches
The practice of Chi Kung earned medical Researches showing its beneficial effects in:
> Lowering blood pressure
> Improving strength, mobility and endurance
> Relieving stress and improving nervous system
> Increase in the immune response (t-cells)
> Benefits chronic illness including cancer
> Improves posture and structural problems with back and spine
> Clears negative emotions and reduces anxiety
> Drops stress hormone
> Increases respiratory capacity

2. What can Chi Kung do?
>Resolve any health challenges
>Enhance any organic function

3. What will I learn from the Weekend Wellness Retreat?

1st. We’ll have a general overview of what we learned in the previous Weekend Retreat (as review for previous attendees and backgrounder for new attendees) as follows:
a. Assess the State of Your Chi:
> Harmonious
> Deficient, or
> Stagnant
b. Know the reasons why:
> Formula for inner harmony
> Inter-Linkages of universal life force with our own energy/chi system
c. Learn/Practice Chi Kung solutions:
> For managing stress/brain cleansing
> Revitalizing internal organs
> Improving Circulation

2nd. We’ll explore 3 of the 10 phases of Chi:

Phase 1: Discover Chi
“If one cannot obtain medicines one can live still to more than a hundred years of age, if one fully grasps the principles of Cultivating Chi and practices daily there is nothing that does not rely on Chi for life.” [Master Ge Hong, 4th Century C.E.]
a. How to find chi
b. The Characteristics of chi sensation
c. Exercise to Discover Chi: “Forming the Ball of Chi”

Phase 2: Gather Chi
“Gathering medicine means focusing consciousness within. Quite the mind, clam the emotions, cycle from movemenbt to stillness to complete the elixis." [Li Dao Qun, Took of Balance and Harmony, 13th CE]
a. Gathering chi through breath
b. Gathering chi through the chi matrix
c. Exercise to gather chi: “Gathering Chi from Heaven & Earth”

Phase 3. Circulate Chi
“The human body needs movement to balance right and left, to distribute and assimilate Chi, to circulate blood and fluids, to prevent disease and aging and to extend life." [Houa Tou, Renowned Physician 100 CE]
a. Circulation of chi & blood
b. Two ways to circulate chi: Quiescent & Dynamic
c. Exercise to circulate chi: “Inner Rivers Flowing”

4. Workshop Schedule

Day 1 PM
2-7:30 pm Arrival & Free Time
7:30-8:30pm Dinner
8:30-9:30 Lecture Exercise
9:30 Relaxation, Wash-up & Sleep

Day 2 AM-PM
6:30-7:00 Wake-up Call and Wash-up
7:00-8:30 Exercises withTalks
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 Talk & Exercise:
11:30-4:00 Lunch, Beach Time, Siesta, Merienda
4:00-6:30 Talk, Games, Discussions & Exercises
6:30-7:30 Supper
7:30-10:00 Talk, Games, Discussion & Exercises
10:00 Wash-up & Sleep

Day 3 AM
6:30-7:00 Wake-up Call and Wash-up
7:00-8:30 Exercises withTalks
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-12:00 Talk & Exercise:
Lunch Workshop Closing
Afternoon optional Free-time
5pm Final Departure

5. Intended Benefits from Joining & Practicing

> Dealing with Stress
> Improve Leaning, Productivity, Creativity & Performance
> Health & Healing
> Detox
> Enjoy the Beach
> Bond with kindred souls and/or with an specific companion

6. Chi Kung and Tai Chi
Often asked is, what is the difference. The answer is Chi Kung is the mother of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a specific kind of Chi Kung that is also a martial art.

By definition Chi in Chi Kung means energy or life force, an important concept in Chinese philosophy and medicine the state of which determines the condition of one’s health. And Kung in Chi Kung means a studied practice as an art or a discipline. Thus, Chi Kung is a body of knowledge and system of practice for enhancing and balancing the Chi.

Tai Chi literally is the “Grand Ultimate”, as symbolized by the “yin and yang” which represents balance and complementation as the highest achievement in a dualistic universe. As a martial art it is best described as “defeating a thousand pound with four ounces”, to describe an art that does not depend on strength, size or speed to win. As an application in daily life, it presents a third option to the limited choice of either submission or domination.

7. Way to Enjoy the Beach
In privacy with kindred spirits, without radios or mobile phones, with loosened muscles and oxygenated blood and brain . . . Let go, let loose and let be.

8. About Organizers and Proceeds
and its environmental programs shall be the beneficiary of the proceeds of this workshop.

> Still Mountain Tai Chi Kung Institute
The organization of Tai Chi and Chi Kung teacher, Eduardo Sevilla propagating of art Tai Chi Kung as popular healing practice.

9. Transportation
If there’s a will, there are many ways:

a. Bring your own car.
If it’s a van or a 4 wheeler, it can go all the way in. (see map)
Otherwise, park you car in Binubusan, where we have arrangement with the neighborhood for guarding your car (we’ll give name to look for). And we’ll have transport to get you in.

b. Ride with us in a van.
Just pay additional PHP550, and your taken cared of, from a pick-up point in Metro Manila to the site and back.

c. Commute.
Buses from Lawton Plaza, FX from Metropolis, Alabang will bring you to Lian, Batangas for PHP 120+. Jeepney to Binubusan for P30. Tricycle to the Site (everyone knows Maan there) for PHP100 per trip for one/two people.

10. Workshop Teacher

Ed Sevilla
Tai Chi & Chi Kung Teacher

Teaching Experience:
a. Barangay San Lorenzo Village
b. Asian Development Bank
c. Warner Music Phils.
d. Dow Chemicals Phils.
e. Fitness First
f. De La Salle University

Training and Conference Participations:
a. Advanced Chi Kung Workshop
b. Advanced Reiki Workshop
c. Advanced Pranic Healing

Taichi Events and Conferences:
a. 2nd International Taichi Health Conference, Haikou, Hainan, China
b. 11th Asian Games, Beijing, China
c. 1st International Wushu Competition, Beijing, China
d. 1st International Wushu Festival, Hang Chou, China
e. Asian Wushu Competion, Myanmar
f. 2nd Asian Wushu Competition, Hong Kong

11. Accommodation & Facilities
It’s a beach house . . . enjoy
The place is designed for Maan’s family and friends. But, camps and workshops have been held there. People had a comfortable place to learn, enjoy, for days and achieve their objectives.

Not a hotel or resort, but like a clean and comfortable stay as house guest.

Step out into sprawling garden with a pool. Discuss under towering shady trees. Contemplate while walking along a quite beach. Enjoy the good fung shui of place perched with a mountain at its back and overlooking a gentle cove.

The place can accommodate:
2 couples air-con rooms with baths.
10 beds/cushions in two male/female room with baths.
11 beds/cushions in the alfresco loft with separate male/female baths.

12. Food
Enjoy without guilt delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian and juices. More so, remember your goal, to detox from pesticides and chemical ridden food.

Learn and experience that a healthy diet is a doable option.

13. What if its raining?
Just like ants, we move out during the rain into ample covered space, and move back after.

14. Future Workshop Topics
Learning Chi Kung and Tai Chi is like a discovering a Chinese puzzle box. As soon as we open the 1st box, we’ll discover a treasure and another box with more treasures.

Chi Kung and Tai Chi is a discipline of a life time.

15. Inquiries on Rates and others:

Landline: 631-7989
Mobile: 0915-9021337 or 0920-9002626

More about Ed Sevilla



Hsin-I Liu He Ba Fa (6 Combinations & Harmonies Fist) – Master David Chan (Chan Cho Ki)

This is an internal form of martial arts and chi kung discipline that originated in AD 960 from founder Chen-His-I. Master David Chan is one of the foremost internal arts master in the Philippines and has descended from the famous Grand Master Chan Yik Yan.


Wushu Federation of the Philippines

Tai Chi Chuan – Master Li JunFeng

Chen, Yang and Combination Tai Chi Forms

Junfeng Li (Master Li) was Ed Sevilla’s coach in the Wushu Federation. Master Li is presently the dean of qigong at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, in Texas. Leading qigong masters have described him as a movement genius and extraordinarily gifted teacher, able to impart the essence of qigong to beginners and advanced students of all ages and backgrounds. Li is best known as having been the head coach of the world-renowned Beijing Wushu (Martial Arts) Team and the National Wushu Team of the People's Republic of China for over 15 years.


Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga – Grand Master Choa Kok Choi

GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui has promoted the learning of Pranic Healing by lecturing and passing along these techniques to students worldwide. Over the past several years he has written Miracles through Pranic Healing, Advanced Pranic Healing, Pranic Crystal Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, and most recently Pranic Psychic Self Defense. He spends the majority of his time traveling and teaching all over the world.



Usui Shiki Ryoho – Master Claire-Lise Schumacher

International Independent Reiki Masters & Practioners Association – Master Art Park


> First International Wushu Festival, Hang Chou, China 1988
> Second Asian Wushu Competition, Hong Kong 1989
> First International Wushu Competition, Beijing, China 1990
> 11th Asian Games, Beijing, China
> 6th Asian Wushu Championships, Yangon Myanmar 2004
> 2nd International Tai Chi Health Conference, Haiko, Hainan, China, 2005
> 1st International Tai Chi for Health Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2006



> Asian Development Bank Tai Chi Club (Taught Tai Chi with Master Li JunFeng)
> Warner Music Philippines (Stress Management Chi Kung Workshop)
> Dow Chemical Philippines (Stress Management Chi Kung Workshop)
> De La Salle University Non-Faculty Employees (Stress Management Chi Kung Workshop)
> Still Mountain Tai Chi Kung Institute (Tai Chi and Chi Kung)
> Barangay San Lorenzo Village/Barangay Dasmarinas Village (Tai Chi Kung for the Elderly)
> MT Kalaw Institute for Sustainable Development (Weekend Wellness Workshop)
> St. Luke’s Hospital Rheumatoid Arthritis Forum
> UST Hospital Lupus Forum
> Week-end Wellness Workshop for TM Kalaw Institute for Sustainable Development


Master of Business Administration (Candidate) – 1975

BSC -Accounting – 1971
President, Junior Institute of Accountants
Vice-President, College of Commerce Student Council


> Printing, Graphic Design Business 1972-1987
> Real Estate Consultancy 1987-1999
> Coffee Shop and Coffee Packaging 2000-

Train With Ed Sevilla!

Train with Ed Sevilla
Telefax: 8230750
Mobile: 09175491949

Blog: Still Mountain Tai Chi Kung Institute

Regular Open to Public Schedules:

1. Basic Taichi for Beginners
Venue: MegaClinic 5th Level SM Megamall
Schedule: Fridays 6:00-7:30PM
Fee: P2,000 for 4 sessions

2. Tai Chi for Health, Arthritis & Elderly
Venue: Dasmarinas Village Club Hall, Dasma, Makati
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 8:00-9:00AM
Fee: P900/month

3. Chi Kung for Health & Elderly
Venue: San Lorenzo Village Barangay Hall
Schedule: Tues & Thurs 6:30-7:30PM
Fee: P900/month

4. Push Hands Workshops with Guest Master Chris Vogel
Venue: Dasmarinas Village Club Hall, Makati
Schedule: Monthly, Sundays 10:00AM-3:00PM

5. Yang Style Tai Chi 24 Steps
Venue: Salcedo Park, Salcedo Village, Makati
Schedule: 7:30-9:00AM, Saturdays
Fee: P300/session

6. Chen Style Tai Chi 24 Steps (by arrangment)

7. Weekend Workshop at the Beach (by arrangement) more info


Do you want to attend the Push Hands Workshop this Septempber 2007? Click Here.

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More About Saar Herman


FLOW – Life Changing Experiences,
The Philippine Center for Therapeutic Qi-Gong

Main Modalities :
> Traditional Chinese Medicine
> Acupuncture
> Moxibustion
> Therapeutic Qi-Gong
> Healing and rehabilitative movement

Additional Modalities:
> Zen Meditation
> Tibetan Yoga
> Tai-Qi quan
> Therapeutic Nanbudo

> Dao-Yin Yang Shen Gong (under master Zhang Guang De)
> Mei-El Gong (Founder, with Master Rami Meir)
> Therapeutic Nanbudo (with Shihan N'hanack Toney David)
> Yang style Tai-Qi
> Healing Dao

> Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Therapeutic Qi-Gong Teacher Diploma,
1995, Beijing Univ. for P.E.
> Acupuncture Treatment Diploma – INAM Phil. 2002

Train with Saar Herman!

Train with Saar Herman
Mobile number: 0928-4079830

Practicing Centers:
1. Austria Clinic, 18 mariposa, Cubao
Tel no: 7243242 (Tue., Fri.)

2. Centro-Maginhawa Clinic, 97 Maginhawa St. Teachers Vil. QC
Tel no: 7243242 (Thu.)

3. Eternum, Fort Bonifacio
Sat. 6.30am, 9.30am


Train with Danny Naoe!

Training with Danilo "Danny" Naoe:
Contact number 09279062129
Visit his website: Tai Chi for Arthritis, Phils.

8:30 am to 10:00 am
Basketball Court, South Green Park Village Park, Tandang Sora, QC.

8:30 am to 10:00 am
GSIS Village Park (back of Holy Family Church), Project 8, QC.

You will learn:

The Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) 12 Movements Program

> Basic 6 movements

1. Commencement Form
2. Opening and Closing Hands
3. Single Whip
4. Waving Hands in the Cloud
5. Opening and Closing Hands
6. Closing Form

>Advanced 6 movements

1. Brush Knee and Twist Step
2. Playing the Lute
3. Step Forward to Deflect Downwards, Parry and Punch
4. Block and Close
5. Pushing the Mountain
6. Opening and Closing Hands
7. Closing Form

We also teach:

1. Tai Chi for Back Pain
2. Tai Chi for Diabetes
3. 24 forms Yang Style
4. 48 forms Yang Style

Where to buy a Tai Chi Sword in Manila

When I decided to buy my very first Tai Chi sword, I was imagining it to be magical -- just like when Harry Potter bought his wand. I kept saying to myself that the sword will find me and that it will be one of the happiest moments of my life.

So on a very humid Saturday afternoon, I walked the streets of Binondo, Manila. A friend told me that there is a shop called SAMYE marketing where they sell Tai Chi swords. He told me to look for Mang Ruben... and so I did. After a few hours walking with no sense of direction, I began to pray that Mang Ruben appear before me like an angel. Unfortunately the only thing that appeared before me is an orange peeling from one of the fruit carts in the market.

I was desperate to see the shop. But after more than 2 hours of walking, what I found is a place called Oversea Jewelry and Giftshop located in Salazar St. -- I came back to it after scanning the streets of Salazar and Masangkay once more in search for Mang Ruben.

Since I had come along way to Manila to buy a Tai Chi sword, I gave up my search for SAMYE marketing and got one from the shop at Salazar St. instead.

As I was walking, I passed by a small bookstore beside Xinhua Bookstore and realized that it could be Mang Ruben's store. I looked around (feeling a bit regretful that I didn't ask) while waiting to be assisted by a woman (who by the way turned out to be Ruban's wife!). I wasn't able to see the sword selection but I think they have better stocks. Also, they have a big selection of Tai Chi resource materials (which are all in Chinese) like magazines, books, and VCDs. The woman also mentioned that Ruben is also a practitioner so if I were you, check out their store and let Ruben assist you when buying for a sword.

I got lost because I asked the wrong people from the wrong streets. Silly I know. But I had to be lost for two things: First, so I could share with you now two stores, instead of one, which sell Tai Chi swords. Second,so I could remind you all to ask when you get lost!

The prices for the sword ranges between P1,200 to P1,500 (while the collapsible sword ranges from P250-P800). They also sell fans for P400-P450 each. Ask for a bargain because they are nice enough to offer you a good deal.

Here are the addresses:

SAMYE Marketing
(Beside Xinhua Bookstore),
Masangkay St., Binondo, Manila
> Look for Ruben Tang
> Simple store with CDs, books and magazines
about Tai Chi (in Chinese)

Oversea Jewelry & Giftshop
805 Salazar St., Binondo, Manila
Tel Nos: 241-4520/241-3316
Mobile Number: 0917-8331129
> Look for Jackson Hong

Tai Chi 5 Applications

Tai Chi 4 Applications

Tai Chi 3 Applications

Tai Chi Martial Applications

More Tai Chi Applications!

Yang Tai Chi Chuan Applications

Who says Tai Chi is just for exercise? Check out these Tai Chi Applications for Self Defense :)

Fundamental 8 Stances

This one is in French. But you can follow the movements instead.


Back of the U.P. Diliman Admin Building (Quezon Hall),

UPDATE: Class starts at 7:00 am and ends at 9:00 am
(September 2008)

For inquiries,
please text/call: Rudolph at +639182103932 or (02)4277419

Train with Eric!

Training with Eric:

Mondays and Wednesdays
Punch Out Gym, 5th flr World Center Building, Makati, Manila



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