I started in 1998 here in North Vancouver, when he stopped teaching here I moved to his centre above the Buddhist temple,on the lower east side of Vancouver, it was not an easy place to be, and classes were way more intense, he had so much patience for me and my uncoordinated movements.. I forced myself to do it, I really didn't like doing martial arts, but I knew it would make me stronger. I would find myself driving to class sometimes 3 x a week thinking, I really do not want to do this again. What a challenge, after class I would feel so great..
There are many types of Qigong, Medical , doaist, buddhist, trantric, wushu, golden lights, on and on... the best thing to do is start with Medical qigong, it will give you a strong foundation. It is recommended to take tai chi at the same time because they go together... Alot of people may teach, but it is best to try to find a teacher that can handle all situations, and energies, someone who has trained with a real master over, and over again for many years.