Karl Ardo

Picture of Karl Karl has been involved with energy work since 1974, having studied Tai Chi, meditation, and energy balancing. Karl has been teaching Tai Chi since 1994, most notably at Martial Art of America in Columbia (1997), and before that at World Martial Art (1994-1996). Karl is currently certified as a Medical QiGong instructor (since 1999), a Level III Advanced QiGong Instructor (since 2007), a Clinical Practitioner (since 2007), and is a Certified Zero Balancer (since 2007), specializing in Structural Energy Balancing sessions. He is a member of the International Congress of Oriental Medicine and Martial Arts, and has completed The Chinmaya Lesson-Course.

Read Karl's philosophy on an integrated approach to Zero Balancing and QiGong.

Read testimonials regarding Karl's presentations at Gettysburg College, the Tai Sophia Institute, and several students.

Karl's Zero Balancing Practitioner Certification
Karl's Medical QiGong Instructor Certification
Karl's Level III Advanced QiGong Instructor Certification
Karl's Clinical Practitioner Certification


Certified Five Element Medical Qigong Instructor - 1999
  • QiGong: Essentials of Medical QiGong
  • Walking With the Wind Respiration
  • Stable Walking With the Wind Respiration
  • Self-Manifestation Qi Movement
  • Eight Pieces of Brocade
  • Eight Pieces of Silk
  • Ten QiGong Moves of Zhu Xilin
  • Four Point QiGong
  • Swimming Dragon
  • Bone Marrow Cleansing
  • Steel Fingers
  • Medical QiGong
  • Five Element Medical QiGong
  • Bear Frolic/Crane Frolic
  • Sheng Zhen QiGong

Tai Chi:

  • Yang Style Long Form
  • The Pearl of Immortality Short Form
  • Tai Chi Ruler

Meditation - Taoist:

  • Standing Meditation
  • Sitting Meditation
  • Sitting Microcosmic Orbit
  • Standing Microcosmic Orbit
  • QiGong Purification
  • Sleeping Purification
Karl's Certificate as a member of the International Congress of Oriental Medicine and Martial Arts     Karl's Certificate of course completion of The Chinmaya Lesson-Course