Qigong practice typically involves deep rhythmic breathing and calm meditative state of mind. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.
Shifu Baltazar Catarroja
Baltazar Catarroja was born in the Philippines where he received a degree in Medical Technology. Soon after, he moved to the United States where he lived in California with his Wife, Dolores.
Baltazar joined the United States Army in 1998. Over the years, he earned a degree in Nursing, a specialty certification in Behavioral Health Nursing and a Master in Human Relations. He has spent 20 years in the military and is still on active duty.
Baltazar began his Kung Fu studies under Sigung Jaime Perez, his master and mentor, in El Paso, Texas. He learned Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu and Wing Chun. He gave solo demonstrations and and was also part of a team who did performances at various duty stations. Sigung Perez challenged him to the degree that he eventually progressed to the rank of Master, or Shifu. This earned title allows Baltazar to open and operate a dojo.
Shifu Baltazar is ready to take on the task of teaching the next generation of Kung Fu Masters.