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About Daoyin Yangsheng

Daoyin Yangsheng is a premier health care system devised at the Beijing University of Physical Education by Professor Zhang Guangde over the last 30 years.

Consisting of traditional movements updated for the modern world (i.e. by taking into account such things as modern knowledge of anatomy, physiology and illness) it has hundreds of different exercises arranged into routines which are designed to promote health in all the major organ systems of the body.



This site is a branch of the Chanquanshu (CQS) School of Daoist Arts.


Master Zhang Guangde

Master Zhang Guangde was born in Tangshan, Hebei Province, in 1931. Coming from a medical family background, he was encouraged to developed an interest in the Chinese system of health promotion through exercise.

In 1955 he was enrolled in the Wushu Dept of the Beijing University of Physical Education where he remained ever since, progressing from student to Senior Professor of the Institute.


Gordon Faulkner

Director and Principal Instructor of the Chanquanshu School of Daoist Arts.


Scotland and Wales Daoyin Association

The Association is a community for accredited instructors…


Short History of Daoyin

Although Daoyin has a written record of over two thousand five hundred years, one of the greatest innovation in the field of therapeutic Daoyin occurred in...