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Qigong (氣功), according to https://www.mdbg.net/chinese/dictionary is “a system of deep breathing exercises.”
I personally like 基本功 (jīběngōng … the characters will link you to the dictionary page) better. It translates to “foundational skills” or something along that line. Some are fans of the meditative quality of qigong exercise. Personally I just enjoy the movement and trying to decypher the application. ?
This video highlights a karate skill, but it’s very similar. I thought you might enjoy it. I suppose that I should title it kikou (気功 【きこう】) though, which is the Japanese equivelant of qigong. (http://nihongo.monash.edu/cgi-bin/wwwjdic?1F)