Grandmaster Mantak Chia was born in Thailand in 1944 to Chinese parents. He began Thai boxing in elementary school. Master Lu then taught him Tai Chi Chaun, Aikido, Yoga and advanced Tai Chi. He received his traditional training from Master Yi Eng (“White Cloud”). Master Yi Eng authorized Mantak Chia to teach and pass on the knowledge of the rich treasure of life-enhancing exercises.
Mantak Chia received further training from Master Pan Yu who combined Taoist Buddhist and Zen practices. From Master Pan Yu, Mantak Chia also learned how to develop a “steel body” and deepened his knowledge of the exchange of yin and yang energies between men and women. To deepen his knowledge of healing energy, Mantak Chia studied anatomy medicine in the Western sense for two years.
Universal Healing Tao as the essence of thousands of years of practice
From all this knowledge of Taoism and various other Inner Arts, Mantak Chia finally distilled his system of Universal Healing Tao. He compiled the millennia-old exercises especially under the aspect of alleviating discomfort and freed them from unnecessary traditionalism. Thus, the system of Mantak Chia is focused on the essential: To enable a better existence on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, social.
Universal Healing Tao worldwide
For decades, Mantak Chia has tirelessly traveled the world and has given thousands of practitioners on all continents a tool with which they can actively and joyfully take responsibility for their own well-being.
Grandmaster Mantak Chia is the only person to have been named Qigong Master of the Year twice by the International Congress of Chinese Medicine, in 1990 and 2012, and was ranked 18th in the Watkins Review of the Most Influential Spiritual People in 2012. He is still named in the Top 100 today.