About style
Why Soaring Crane? Not only because of the apparent similarity of exercises to a crane's wings in motion, but also because the crane in Chinese tradition embodies peaceful nature and longevity. These are features that the creators of this style wished to achieve and spread. Similarly, the call of the crane is audible from a great distance. The creators wished to spread this style widely and in fact this has been the case. This style dates from the late seventies, when two people met: Zhao Jinxiang, who was suffering greatly from tuberculosis, and Peng Ming, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and a qigong master. Peng Ming noticed that Zhao Jinxiang perfectly felt the flow of qi while practicing qigong. Ultimately, they decided to create their own style, modern, but based on tradition. Afterwards they presented the basics of the style to their peers for testing and in 1980, after months of trials and discussions with Liu Zhongchun and a number of other advanced practitioners, Soaring Crane qigong took its present form. It quickly became very popular and many hundreds of thousands of copies of the book written by Liu Zhongchun were sold. What is so unique about the Soaring Crane style is that it is versatile, and can cause people to recover from any disease (with the exception of serious mental diseases) and healthy people to feel stronger and more vital.

Text based on the book:
Qigong Lecący Żuraw. Starochinskie cwiczenia uzdrawiajace (Soaring Crane Qigong - Ancient Chinese healing practices), Res - Type, Katowice 1999