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Tui Na - A Classical System 

This Tui Na course is based on a system of Tui Na developed by generals and martial arts masters and differs from the modern Tui Na taught in schools today. It represents a complete healing system for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal injury, and internal disorders.

This course at a glance


Level 1: November 11-12, 2023

Level 2: March 9-10, 2024

Level 3: June 1-2, 2024

Level 4: September 7-8, 2024



Sa-Su, 09:00–17:00


56 hours


Jonas Brenner





CHF 2'150.-


Chiway Academy, Unterer Graben 1, 8400 Winterthur

Recognition TCM Fachverband:

Label-Nr. 23136 / 56 hours recognized


Course description

This Tui Na course is a complete healing system for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal injury, and internal disorders. It differs from the modern Tui Na taught in schools today.

These methods have a long and rich history, developed by generals and martial arts masters in China and were known for their speed and efficiency in producing dramatic results in resolving musculoskeletal disorders. Traditionally transmitted in family lineages, or from master to disciple of martial arts, this art is largely lost today in China.

The course consists of four levels, each building on the previous. 

Level 1 

Is designed to supply the practitioner with powerful treatment and diagnostic tools that are immediate and practical. A strong base of internal cultivation in Qi Gong will provide the student with health and well-being and lay the foundation for the internal power that will be critical for some of the intermediate and advanced treatment and diagnostic techniques.

Level 1 introduces the "Full Body Sequence" and is designed around a full-body regulatory tuina treatment, which is divided into three parts:

  • the back

  • the lower limbs

  • the neck, face and upper limbs

While together these three parts serve as an integrated regulatory treatment for the whole body, they can also be used independently. Performing the full-body sequence enables the student to learn sixteen hand techniques in the context of an actual treatment.

The key element in this sequence is what is referred to as the Back Protocol, which ties together the three parts of the full-body sequence. More complete explanations of the treatment of the upper and lower limbs will be presented in Levels II and III.

Hand Techniques taught in this level are the most basic; competency in these techniques is required to progress to further levels.


Level 2

Introduces specific treatments for upper limb conditions. Building on the concepts and techniques introduced in the previous level, additional hand techniques are incorporated into treatments that emphasize a global approach to treatment. Also Dao Yin exercises are learned.


Level 3 

Introduces conditions of the back and lower limb. These treatments are a natural extension of the Back Protocol introduced in Level One. The back and lower abdomen are, for all intents and purposes, the beginning of the legs. A new set of Qi Gong is learned, to work specific on three sections of the spine


Level 4 

Introduces the treatment of internal conditions. More subtle and difficult hand techniques are introduced which focus on the internal organs and emphasize the organ regulating aspects of tuina to treat Asthma, Hypertension and more. In this level, Vibrating Qi Gong is taught.


This Tuina massage style can be applied alone or is easily blended in with other styles of massage and of course along with other therapies of Chinese medicine. 

About the teacher


Jonas Brenner

  • Jonas Brenner began to practice Tai-Chi Chuan in 1988 (Yang style as taught by Master Kai-Ying Tung) and has been teaching this style of Tai-Chi Chuan since 1995. 

  • He has also studied several styles of Qi Gong and Martial Arts styles such as Xin yi liu he quan, Tang Lang (Chow Gar), Krav Maga.

  • In 2008, Jonas completed his acupuncture training in Denmark and began his journey into Tuina massage when he was accepted as a student by two of the foremost western teachers of Tuina: Tom Bisio and Dr. Frank Butler.

  • After his training and practicing, he went on to be trained as an instructor in their system of Zheng Gu Tui Na.

  • Jonas has studied with Tom Bisio and Dr. Frank Butler for 8 years, taught classes together with them in France and independently in Norway.

  • Currently, he runs a Tuina training course in Denmark. 

  • Besides practicing Tuina, Jonas has focused on Tung acupuncture for the past 5 years.

  • Recently, he has began studying Chinese herbal medicine. 

  • Jonas runs a busy clinic in the center of Copenhagen, where he specializes in Tui Na therapy.



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