Master Duan Zhi Liang


Master Duan

At 93 years-old, Dr. Duan is a wealth of knowledge and spirit. Born into a respected, medically-oriented family, young Duan was raised inside the Forbidden City in Beijing, as his grandfather was a personal physician to the last Chinese Emperor. Master Duan’s father was a bodyguard to the Emperor, specializing in the martial arts. Learning in the ancient way, directly from his grandfather, Dr. Duan was taught Traditional Chinese Medicine and is an expert in acupuncture, herbs, and Qigong “Qi” healing. Raised through turbulent times in Chinese history, Dr. Duan excelled in the Wushu fighting arts, including Kung Fu and Bagua. He fought in many battles as a highly-regarded soldier, excelling in his martial arts training. Taught in the traditional ways, he feels fighting skills and medical skills go hand-in-hand, as a good warrior must also be a good field doctor.

Click here for the order page of the PBS TV documentary that features Master Duan with other Qigong Masters from China.

Master Duan, continues to operate two humble TCM clinics in Beijing as he has for the past 70 years. He charges only a few dollars per treatment and is renown for his healing abilities, generosity, and compassion. Appearing regularly on the covers of both martial arts and medical magazines in China, Master Duan is also featured in the PBS television documentary on Qigong, as well as in the book “Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance,” both by Francesco Garri Garripoli. Master Duan has been honored by the China government s Medical Qigong Health Department, and is a senior advisor to many associations including the International Medical Qigong Society of Beijing, the Swedish Medical Qigong Society, the International Society of Chinese Medicine, and the Chinese Kung Fu Training Alliance of Beijing. He teaches regularly in parks throughout Beijing each morning at dawn.

Click here to see the Toronto Star article on him.

Click here for the order page.


  1. Hello,

    I would like to get contact on Master Duan Zhi Liang.

    Thanks for all your help.


    • Dear Peter,


      Thanks for asking about Master Duan. I don’t have a contact number for him I’m sorry to say. I tried to find him when I was in Beijing two years ago and wasn’t able to… yet someone posted a while back that he was teaching in Greece… He’s an amazing teacher for sure.

      All the best.

      Peace… Francesco

  2. nyc hobbies says:

    Hello! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic job!

    • Aloha! Thanks for having the courage to reach out… I have just finished teaching my annual group workshop in Thailand and am now in meetings here in Seoul, Korea… the other side of the planet practically from Texas… but I am honored that we can all be linked up through the web and keep inspiring each other! I wish you all the best in your Qigong practice… Thank you again for your caring and support. Peace… Francesco

  3. Ben Johnson says:

    Hello and thankyou for this website, I’ve spent quality time browsing through!

    Is anyone on this website aware of any classes ANYWHERE in the world that he is still currently teaching? He’s inspired me so much that I’d be honored to meet him even if only for an instant!

    Any information what-so-ever would be hugely appreciate!


    • Aloha Ben!

      Thank you for your good energy and support… and for your interest in Master Duan. He is quite senior now and I haven’t heard of him teaching publicly for a while now… I don’t know how to reach him an he doesn’t speak English or have a website as far as I know. I am honored to have produced our “Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century” video documentary and to have featured Master Duan after studying with him for years… He is “old school” and there are not many left like him. For those who don’t know, that documentary is now part of our “Qigong for Beginners” 2 DVD Set. Thanks again for connecting and all the best in your Qigong practice. Peace… Francesco

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