February 2018 | Program Host: Vicki Dello Joio
Diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral (FSHD) Muscular Dystrophy, Frank Hanley will discuss his daily Qigong practice routine to help combat the disease. The talk will include a discussion of the set of simple Qigong exercises used for daily practice and the physical challenges FSHD presents. Frank will share the modifications to Qigong exercises and Kung Fu practice that he used to meet his physical challenges. By sharing these routines, and the thought process behind the modifications, others may be able to take advantage and use Qigong to help face and overcome their life challenges.
Frank Hanley is the owner of Ten Tigers Energy and Wellness Center located in in northeast Maryland. Frank is a professional member of the NQA and serves on the Conference Planning Committee. He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Frank began practicing Kung Fu in 1987. He was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) in the early 1990’s. Frank has been practicing the Hung Ga Kung Fu style, Dit Da medicine and various Qigong forms since 2010. Frank has trained under SiFu Tom Grant, SiFu John Jurewicz, and studied with Hung Ga Kung Fu Master (Frank) Yee Chi Wai. Frank teaches both Kung Fu and Qigong in Delaware and Maryland, and is also an Iron Palm practitioner. Since learning about Qigong from Sifu Grant, he has been using a daily Qigong practice to combat the disease.