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Got crisis? Get ready to fight.

Energy Warriors learn to draw on something deeper during impossible times. It is not what happens to you that defines you, it is how you manage it. Calm and clarity come through finding balance. This is a journey to inner strength.

Energy Warriors is two books in one:


In a literary account, Bob Ellal chronicles his battle with cancer, not once, but four times. He won. It takes courage to fight when all hope seems lost. Stress and crisis were part of the struggle. Qigong was a part of the healing. The quality of his prose is indisputable, as he becomes the energy warrior, Beowulf. Bob shares his story with intelligence, humor, and truth. He has been cancer free for over 16 years.


Master Lawrence Tan presents an introduction to the ancient art of Qigong, traditional Chinese life force exercises, for health and healing. Learn to relax and de-stress by aligning breath, movement, and awareness. The standing and moving meditations include TanDao’s signature exercise, the Universal Form.

These simple exercises are for everyone and can be put into practice immediately.

The manual complements the text and Bob Ellal’s Qigong practice, with posture illustrations and descriptions. Photos by Toni Tan.

As Lao Tze said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

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“Energy Warriors, by Bob Ellal and Master Lawrence Tan, is a tremendous look into the experience of a four-time cancer survivor (Ellal) and his personal experiences in surviving one of the modern world’s most dreaded diseases with the aid of Qigong.

Ellal writes about his innermost feelings as a cancer patient and the private battles fought in the hearts of his family. His story does not mince words about the suffering associated with the disease, but it also shines an unflinching light of hope on the future for cancer patients through Qigong.

Tan, a well-schooled martial artist with decades of teaching experience, takes the second part of the text and fleshes out the energetic exercises of Qigong in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step fashion for the reader. Starting with the most fundamental aspects of Qigong (breath, posture, and intent), he goes on to teach the reader how to apply those fundamentals in other Qigong routines. This singular text gives you an insight into what may be one of the most powerful ancient tools in combating a modern-day scourge.”

— Dr. Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., FMS, TRX Sports Med, Sr RKC; Chief Instructor – Kettlebells Los Angeles; KettleBellsLosAngeles.com


“In a world where polarization between mind and body is the toxic norm, Energy Warriors shatters our misperceptions and compellingly draws us into the holy middle place of healing. The combination of Ellal’s extraordinary true story and Master Tan’s depth of knowledge about the relationship between martial arts and wellness makes for a unique and important contribution to the growing body of literature about holistic thinking and living.”

— Jean Benedict Raffa, author: Healing the Sacred Divide, The Bridge to Wholeness, Dream Theatres of the Soul


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Listen to ENERGY WARRIORS author Bob Ellal’s interview on Chris Springmann’s Body Language show at Radio MD:


3 Comments on Energy Warriors Book

  1. Robert Hampton says:

    The Energy Warriors book was very inspiring and I loved the practices in the book. I was hoping you would put a demonstration of each of exercises in the bookon your website. I was also wondering if it would be better to do the qigong exercises before my martial arts training or afterwords.



  2. I sincerely desired to be shared with the gigong drilling exercise which is primordial in nature and simplified enough to be learnt by and could be

    learnt eve by a layman. Thanks for the great knowledge unfolded.

  3. Nhan le says:

    Hi master Tan, I’m just a normal guys that wan to make a diff for my health. I hav read n watch some of the past n video from the website. I don’t really understand about martial art,,but I love it wen I get to read or hear u explain about meditation n life. Is there anyway I can get more advise from you for mediating, more detail. Example like how do I suppose to sit, how my leg suppose to be and wen start meditate,what can I do to help me able to goin to meditate or it take time n pratice many time before I can be in mediation stage. Thank you

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