With World-Renowned Health Educator, China Scholar,
and Qigong & Tai Chi Grandmaster
Ken Cohen
A 7-Module On-Demand Video Training
 
 
 
 
 

Deepen your embodiment of the perfect healing martial art for people at all levels — specifically those who value the flowing movement, energy, and poses of Qigong and Tai Chi.

With an emphasis on ease, grace, simplicity, and a nuanced spiritual perspective, this is an ideal movement and contemplative practice for Qigong students, athletes, and individuals who wish to use their bodies more efficiently for health and longevity.

 
Allow body and spirit to become comfortable, natural, free, unrestricted, and resonant with nature.
— Master Wang Xiangzhai

In Yi Quan, there are no secrets... and there are secrets.

There is no secret because as the founder, Wang Xiangzhai, said, “Yi Quan knowledge is the common property of humanity, transcending all national boundaries.”

Yet there is one secret — which is PRACTICE.

There is a Chinese saying: The teacher passes the fire of knowledge to the kindling wood of a new generation of students. But to truly maintain this fire requires a commitment to practice and lifelong learning.

Continue deepening your practice in the extraordinary system of Yi Quan (say YEE-CHUEN) mind-body training that builds upon and extends the brief, easy-to-learn postures, exercises, and meditations shared in the beginning course, Yi Quan Qigong: Healing Movements & Dynamic Meditations for a Supple, Energized Body, Balanced Emotions & Awakened Mind.

When you engage in this practice, you’ll replenish your energy reservoir so you’ll be full of vital breath (rather than out of breath) at the end of a workout. You’ll experience improved speed and coordination at any age — being able to mobilize body energy at a moment’s notice. The sounding techniques will help you create a deep well of internal strength, grounding you in this world... with meditations that help you tap into the Universal Qi of Heaven and Earth and experience unity with the cosmos.

Ken Cohen is a Tai Chi and Qigong Grandmaster, and a winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine, who has practiced Chinese healing and contemplative and martial arts since 1968. He is one of the most significant teachers of the mystical underpinnings of Chinese culture in our generation — particularly because he’s known for his friendly and engaging teaching style, making ancient healing arts easy to understand and a joy to practice.

Ken received his training in Yi Quan directly from a student of the founder, Master Wang Xiangzhai (1885-1963), as well as from other second- and third-generation students.

Yi Quan consists of brief, easy-to-learn postures, exercises, and meditations that improve skills used in Tai Chi, Qigong, sports, and everyday life to preserve the health of your joints, improve your balance and coordination, refine and deepen your breathing, and mobilize hidden resources of strength. Like Tai Chi, Yi Quan is both a healing art and a vocabulary of martial arts skills.

But unlike Tai Chi, it does not require learning a long and complex choreography. Rather, Master Wang Xiangzhai took a radical approach to healing, body-energy management, and athletic training by asking a simple question:

“What is the quickest and most direct way to help people realize their innate potential, without imposing a ‘system,’ a new form of conditioning that might limit awareness and expression?”

 
 
 

During this deep exploration of empowering Taoist practices, postures, and wisdom, you’ll enjoy detailed instruction in:

  • Yi Quan 8 Posture Standing Meditation — to root like a willow tree, filled with resilient and supple energies
  • The 10 Essential “Experimenting With Force” Techniques — to attain greater ease, efficiency, and joy in movement patterns that underlie Qigong, Tai Chi, sports, and everyday life
  • Yi Quan Punching Patterns — for fitness and to replenish your energy reservoir so you’ll be full of vital breath rather than out of breath at the end of a workout
  • Secrets to improving speed and coordination at any age, including innovative methods that train the “fast-twitch muscle fibers,” which mobilize body energy at a moment’s notice
  • Shi Sheng Sound Training — using specific sounds to create a deep well of internal strength
  • Yi Quan Meditations — to tap into the Universal Qi of Heaven and Earth and experience unity with the cosmos
  • Improvising your own Yi Quan movement patterns for health, fitness, energy, and mental focus
  • Yi Quan Energy and Postural Therapy — using Yi Quan techniques to improve a client’s or friend’s alignment and energy flow (as a stand-alone healing method or as a perfect adjunct to massage therapy, physical therapy, Reiki, and other methods of bodywork or energy medicine)
 
 

The beautiful Yi Quan movements provide a complete wellness workout. Yi Quan is ideal for beginners and all levels, as it does not require previous experience in the healing arts or Chinese medicine.

However, body training is only half the answer. Yi Quan includes sophisticated methods of healing imagery to cultivate mental focus, relaxation, inner peace, and your connection with nature.

While they’re practice-oriented, these principles will also be delightfully explored through anecdotes of the old masters. If you prefer learning with a touch of fun, join Ken as he shares with wit and wisdom this original and rare system — using a blend of story, Qigong insights, and standing meditation exercises to refine your posture, align your breathing patterns, and replenish your energy reserves.

 

— Lorelei Chang, Dancer, Artist, and Qigong Master: “Ken Is One of the Most Qualified Living Treasures in the Qigong World”

— Michael Gelb, Bestselling Author: “Ken Is the Rare Combination of Profound Scholarly Wisdom and Actual Practice at the Very Highest Level”

— Dr. Mardi Crane-Godreau, Former Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Medical School: “Ken Is an Amazing Teacher With an Amazing Depth and Breadth of Understanding of Qigong”

 

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules

In this 7-part transformational intensive, Ken will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to deepen into this ideal movement and contemplative practice for cultivating energy, balance, health, and spiritual transformation.

This course will feature step-by-step teachings and experiential practices with Ken. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to deepen into Yi Quan Qigong, an ideal movement and contemplative practice for those who wish to use their bodies more efficiently for greater health.

Module 1: Uncover Your Body’s Hidden Strengths & Potentials Through the Wonders of Standing Meditation

 

Just as yin transforms into yang and night turns to day, stillness becomes motion — yet there is always a drop of yin within yang. At its essence, Yi Quan teaches you how inner quiet can remain at the heart of any activity. We’ll begin with a comprehensive 8-posture system of Standing Meditation (Zhan Zhuang) that incorporates all the principles of the basic 5-posture version — and also includes additional postures to fine-tune alignment and work the upper, middle, and lower parts of your body in balance.

We’ll then practice the 5 Methods of Yi Quan Walking Meditation (Bu Fa) and the exciting Experimenting With Force (Shi Li) exercises. As Wang Xiangzhai, founder of Yi Quan, put it, only by experimenting with a wide variety of different movement patterns can you uncover your body’s hidden strengths and potentials.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Receive a detailed review of the principles of proper Yi Quan posture
  • Experience 8 postures of Standing Meditation to balance energy in your upper, middle, and lower body
  • Work with the power of yin and yang as you shift between the poles of stillness and motion
  • Practice the 5 methods of Walking Meditation
  • Explore the first 3 methods of Shi Li, Experimenting With Force, to expand your understanding of the body’s potentials, strengths, and range of motion
 

Module 2: Melt Your Distractions & Worries Away With Yi Quan Healing Imagery

 

While practicing the Standing Meditation postures, you’ll learn two visualizations that create a state of profound inner peace. First, you’ll receive the Autumn Leaf Meditation as you watch worries disappear one by one, then you’ll receive the Sound of Rain Meditation as an imagined sound dissolves rigid boundaries between you and nature.

A relaxed body creates relaxed breathing... slow, relaxed breathing creates a relaxed mind, helping you downshift from quick beta brain waves to the more intuitive alpha-theta state, in which your thoughts can reprogram your body’s energy system. Yet, this is not a purely mental process. Imagery is accompanied by specific postures or movements because Yi Quan is based on the principle that imagery with exercise is more powerful than either alone.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Expand your repertoire of movement patterns to improve physical and mental flexibility/adaptability (i.e., neuroplasticity)
  • Learn how physical relaxation and slow breathing influence state of mind
  • Experience healing imagery and movement combined to produce a powerful synergistic effect on mind-body harmony and health
  • Explore leading-edge science — the unique brain wave “signature” of Yi Quan imagery demonstrates that the mind can directly influence physiology
  • Review the first 3 Experimenting With Force exercises, before progressing to Methods 4 and 5 — all together they help you to flow like a gentle stream or have the power of an ocean wave
 

Module 3: Train Your Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers for Superb Coordination & Inner Strength

 

As a result of a sedentary lifestyle or aging, people tend to lose muscle mass, muscle strength, and speed — the latter being a function of the “fast-twitch” muscle fibers, which help control the speed of your response to a potentially hazardous situation.

You’ll learn how changes in rhythm and speed during Yi Quan practice keep your muscles healthy and your mind fresh, adaptable, and responsive. You’ll learn the 1-2-3 training methods to create ultra-smooth and efficient movements with the capacity to go from stillness to lightning-fast speed. Then we continue with Experimenting With Force Methods 6, 7, and 8 to master new planes of movement — forward and back, up and down, and diagonal.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Practice a Yi Quan cardio/aerobic workout to build stamina
  • Discover how to access a quiet center in the midst of activity — how to go from stillness to motion to stillness again
  • Learn the 1-2-3 methods to improve alignment, accuracy, and power in any sport, including martial arts
  • Practice the Experimenting With Force exercises 6, 7, and 8 to explore and reach new skill levels in various planes of movement — horizontal, vertical, and diagonal
  • Explore how people of any age — from 8 to 80 — can improve muscle strength, speed, and coordination
 

Module 4: Yi Quan Energy & Postural Therapy for a Deeper Understanding of How Inner Balance Impacts Your Health

 

What is health? From a Yi Quan perspective, health is more than the mere absence of disease. It is a positive state of connectedness — upper body with lower body, right with left, and inner nature with Nature. How does environmental health affect our own health, and how does our health affect the health of the planet? Ken will share his comprehensive definition of health and how Yi Quan helps us achieve it.

Then, after grounding with Standing Meditation, you’ll practice the complete Experimenting With Force set, adding on new movements 9 and 10. The tenth method is a kind of brain gym, deepening your ability to coordinate different patterns, directions, and styles of movement.

Finally, you’ll learn how these same skills can help you correct dysfunctional somatic habits and broken energy circuits in another person, whether you’re helping a friend or working as a professional healer. Yi Quan healing applies ultra-light touch to improve a client’s alignment and help “thaw out” frozen neuromuscular connections.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Receive a comprehensive definition of health and disease
  • Explore and practice the ninth and tenth foundation methods of Experimenting With Force and experience how they train both sides of the brain
  • Learn how to mend frayed “wiring” so that each part of the body can communicate and resonate with every other
  • Integrate a method of postural and energetic therapy as a complement to any other form of physical education or healing
  • Discover how Yi Quan can address difficult neurological challenges such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s
 

Module 5: Harness Extraordinary Skills of Ancient Warriors — Combining Your Breath & Sound to Mobilize Core Strength

 

In this module, you’ll learn the rare Shi Sheng method — Experimenting With Sound — in which a sound travels down to the dantian (the energy center in your abdomen) and then rises like a wave of energy spreading throughout the body. Experimenting with sound unifies Shen (spirit), Qi (life energy) and Li (muscular force) and deepens your understanding of the connection between the inner realm and the outer.

Other advanced skills will be approached by first asking the questions: Is there a traditional Qigong or martial arts version of the gym? What kind of exercise equipment is best for Yi Quan fitness? Ken will demonstrate and explain the use of the wooden staff, weights, resistance bands, and other training equipment that can effectively and inexpensively bring you to a new level of skill.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Practice Shi Sheng — Experimenting With Sound — to immediately mobilize core strength and create explosive power in the martial arts
  • Take a new look at the meaning of store-and-release — the balance of yin (energy in) and yang (energy out)
  • Explore how energy can be stored and released from any and every part of the body — your whole body becomes more alive with life force!
  • Understand the place and importance of exercise and fitness equipment in traditional Yi Quan training
  • Learn how to use the most ancient of all weapons — the wooden pole — to improve waist strength, foot-to-hand coordination, and flexibility
 

Module 6: Understand the Science Behind Qigong’s Effects on Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Pain & More

 

This particular dynamic presentation has been hosted by numerous medical schools, hospitals, and clinics — and will introduce you to the current evidence for not only the healing benefits of Qigong, but how it actually works! You’ll learn about unique brain waves, bioelectric fields, and biochemical changes that accompany Qigong practice, and how this information is revolutionizing our understanding of the human body and mind.

Yet, we must also ask the question, Does what we’re measuring actually account for the level of healing effect? Perhaps Qigong invokes transpersonal forces that are beyond the scope or scale of our instrumentation and are better understood by mystics than scientists.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Appreciate the joys and limits of science
  • Learn about the extraordinary brain wave changes that occur while practicing Yi Quan
  • Discover the wonder of BDNF, a brain chemical that helps explain how Yi Quan may prevent dementia
  • Understand the implications of landmark subtle energy research at the Menninger Institute
  • Explore evidence for Qigong’s effects on cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and pain
 

Module 7: Expand Beyond Your Self-Imposed Limitations & Boundaries With the Rings of Power Meditation & Health Dance

 

Having learned the scales and basic, melodic pieces... let’s play Mozart! (Figuratively, of course.) In this final module, you’ll discover the wonders of Jian Wu — the Health Dance — a variety of delightful ways to spontaneously combine the movements in your Yi Quan repertoire into improvised sequences. These can be practiced as tranquil Tai Chi-like movements, as dynamic stamina and strength training, or as shadow boxing routines for martial arts skill. Then expand beyond self-imposed limitations and boundaries as you learn the Rings of Power Yi Quan Meditation in which your energies merge with the original Qi of the universe.

In the fifth century BCE, Lao Zi, founder of Taoism, wrote, “The Tao gives birth to the One, Oneness gives birth to duality, duality produces the three (yin, yang, and neutral), and the three produce all phenomena.” During a complete Yi Quan workout, you go from the unified state of inner stillness into the dynamic polarity of yin and yang, and then reverse the process, returning to the oneness of the Tao. Qigong is Taoist cosmology made manifest through the body. The course closes with the most important practice of all: silence and mindfulness, realizing, in the words of Wang Xiangzhai, “the mind of the ancient Buddhas.”

In this session, you’ll:

  • Receive a review of advanced Yi Quan techniques
  • Discover the story of the Health Dance and its link with ancient Chinese rock art
  • Explore fundamental themes of the Health Dance, such as snake and crane movements — slow and quick; fluid and powerful
  • Learn to improvise your own Health Dance
  • Experience a simple way to silence the mind and enter the state of Ru Jing, Deep Tranquility
 
 
 

 

The Yi Quan Qigong — The Next Level Bonus Gift

In addition to Ken’s transformative 7-module virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

The Essence of Qigong: How Its Power & Simplicity Can Meet You on Your Path
Video Dialogue With Ken Cohen & Robert Peng

Listen in on a lively conversation between two of The Shift Network’s most popular Qigong faculty, both steeped in the traditions of Qigong’s origins, its masters, and its variations — ranging from the simple to the complex. To understand current Qigong, it’s important to understand the past and what it’s been used for — from war and martial arts to health, royalty, and as a way to live a long, fruitful life. Get deep insight into this history, and important tips on incorporating Qigong into your life’s journey.

 

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What Graduates of Ken’s Courses Are Saying...

 

Michael Lightner: “Ken’s Connection to Students Is Just Amazing”

Gillian Carmody: “The Passion Ken Brings Is Absolutely Palpable"

Andrea Malik: “I Have Never Had a Teacher Like Ken Cohen”

— Gita Brown: “Ken Is Such an Engaging and Effective Teacher”

Kanti Jocelyn-Bisgaard: “Imagine My Delight and Surprise That I Was Able to Titrate Off My Antidepressants”

George Hoffman: “Ken Is One of the Most Extraordinary Tai Chi Teachers I’ve Ever Met”

 
“The teaching from Ken was superb, and the organization of the course was wonderful.”

I fell in love with Qigong all over again! The teaching from Ken was superb, and the organization of the course was wonderful. I also noticed that my recently broken arm was less stiff and achy after just a couple weeks of regular practice of the Standing Meditation. I feel very motivated to continue to practice. And there’s so much to explore further, as each session was so rich in detail. I’m very grateful to have access to the recordings forever.
— Lisa, United Kingdom

“I was endowed with many details that come from a person with vast experience in Qigong.”

I was able to understand and practice more deeply what I knew as Zhang Zhuang. I was endowed with many details that come from a person with vast experience in Qigong. Details that finally make a big difference so that these teachings really make an impact on our body, mind, and consciousness. This, added to the innate ability to guide that comes from the heart of this great teacher, gave me a powerful experience that I can also access as many times as I want, because I have access to the audio recordings, videos, and even PDF transcripts. I am very grateful.
— Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“It has been utterly uplifting to experience such a generous, qualified teacher and master as Ken Cohen.”

The course has enriched my daily practice and my life. I have learned much about Yi Quan, about Chinese culture, and about myself. It has been utterly uplifting to experience such a generous, qualified teacher and master as Ken Cohen.
— Marilyn, Munich, Germany

“This class was completely transformational...”

I’ve been practicing various forms of Qigong for seven years and had never been motivated toward Standing Meditation. I realized it was important, but preferred moving forms, breathing exercises, or guided meditations. This class was completely transformational in that I am now drawn to standing postures and can definitely feel the positive effects after just seven weeks. Very cool!!
— Mimi, Nevada City, California

“This is an exceptional course.”

This is an exceptional course. The format was excellent. I feel that I have a solid foundation (still a beginner) in this practice. Each class built on the previous class and we reviewed the practices each time and then added new elements. Ken is a wonderful teacher. He provided a mix of physical practices with philosophical/spiritual context, real-life examples, and health benefits. I could not have asked for anything more. It was a privilege to take this class.
— Deborah, Norman, Oklahoma

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Ken Cohen
 

Experience a unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned health educator, China scholar, and Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster Ken Cohen from the comfort of your own home. Each class includes a streaming video option and will guide you to deepen into this ideal movement and contemplative practice for cultivating health and longevity.

 
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

You'll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

 
 
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
 

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.

 
 
The Yi Quan Qigong — The Next Level Bonus Gift
 
  • The Essence of Qigong: How Its Power & Simplicity Can Meet You on Your Path
    Video Dialogue With Ken Cohen & Robert Peng
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Training, Yi Quan Qigong — The Next Level

We feel honored that Ken Cohen has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a world-renowned health educator, China scholar, and Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about deepening into this practice for health and longevity, then you owe it to yourself to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

 

Note: If you have NOT experienced Ken’s Yi Quan Qigong teachings before (through his previous 7-module course), you’re welcome in this advanced training but we ask you to complete the foundational Yi Quan Qigong 7-module program on your own as a prerequisite. Please click here to learn more and register.

 
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Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Yi Quan Qigong — The Next Level — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form 2 weeks from your date of purchase and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.

 

More Praise for Ken Cohen...

 
“Ken Cohen is a rare combination of expert practitioner, gifted scholar, and lucid writer.”

Ken Cohen is a rare combination of expert practitioner, gifted scholar, and lucid writer. He manages to convey not only techniques, but wisdom. His work nourishes the clinician, the scientist, and, most importantly, the average individual looking for practical ways to enhance life and health.
— Elmer Green, PhD, author of Beyond Biofeedback

 
“Ken Cohen is a healer who knows how to help the body heal itself.”

Ken Cohen is a healer who knows how to help the body heal itself. He works with his clients to ready them to participate and take charge of their own healing. He studied with Chinese Masters and in their own language: he has become an embodiment of the Tao in his movement and work.
— Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing

 
“Ken is a warm and remarkable man and a true enlightened teacher of great magnitude.”

Ken is a warm and remarkable man and a true enlightened teacher of great magnitude. A lover of truth and one who is doing something valuable with his “enlightenment.” For me, Ken is the embodiment of the ancient saying, “Do not look only at the flask, look at what it contains.” He is a walking-invisible-observer with a heart full of humor and joy. He is a precious warrior of the heart to those who encounter him.
— Samuel Avital, director of Le Centre du Silence Mime School

“Ken Cohen’s mastery of Chinese healing arts is rooted in a deep understanding of Chinese language and culture...”

Ken Cohen’s mastery of Chinese healing arts is rooted in a deep understanding of Chinese language and culture, giving him an extraordinary ability to express these arts from the perspectives of East and West.
— Madame Chu Xingyan, former professor at the Beijing Academy of Music

“[Ken Cohen’s] movements express true mastery and a deep cultivation of the spirit of China.”

Without actually being in Ken Cohen’s presence, it would be very hard to believe that an American could have such a profound and detailed understanding of traditional Chinese culture. His movements express true mastery and a deep cultivation of the spirit of China. Ken Cohen’s dissemination of Chinese culture to the Western world is an enormous work and a glorious achievement.
— Tu Xinshi, editor of  The Chinese American Post

 

About Ken Cohen

Kenneth S. Cohen (Gao Han), MA, is a world-renowned Tai Chi and Qigong Grandmaster with more than 50 years of experience. A former collaborator with Alan Watts, he’s the author of the internationally acclaimed book, The Way of Qigong, and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. Ken received his teaching certificate from the William C. C. Chen School of Tai Chi Chuan in 1974 and continued training with B. P. Chan and Madame Gao Fu. He eventually became the apprentice of Taoist Abbot Huang Geng Shi (1910-1999), an acupuncturist, Qi healer, and martial artist from China’s sacred Xi Qiao Mountain.

A leader in the dialogue between ancient wisdom and modern science, Ken was one of the first to teach Qigong in North American medical schools. His sponsors have included the Mayo Clinic, the Menninger Institute, the American Cancer Society, and numerous cultural organizations. He is the recipient of the Alyce and Elmer Green Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine. Ken is known for his friendly and engaging teaching style, making ancient healing arts easy to understand and a joy to practice.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Note: If you have NOT experienced Ken’s Yi Quan Qigong teachings before (through his previous 7-module course), you’re welcome in this advanced training but we ask you to complete the foundational Yi Quan Qigong 7-module program on your own as a prerequisite. Please click here to learn more and register.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee for a full two weeks so that you can try out the course risk free. The deadline to receive a refund is two weeks from your date of purchase. To request a refund, please click here to submit your Refund Application Form. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we will send you an email confirmation when your refund has been completed. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com, and we’ll be happy to help!

 

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A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

 

Note: If you have NOT experienced Ken’s Yi Quan Qigong teachings before (through his previous 7-module course), you’re welcome in this advanced training but we ask you to complete the foundational Yi Quan Qigong 7-module program on your own as a prerequisite. Please click here to learn more and register.

 
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