Master Chen Shiyu in Vienna

Martial Arts, Tai Chi & Qi Gong on Budget! Worth It?

Hold your horses here! If you want a traditional school, you have found it! It is not usual in traditional schools to tell you everything from the beginning. Why should the master even teach you? Just because you paid a lot of money? That is not how tradition works in China. In the San Feng lineage, one must prove himself to be of good personality and dedication to the lineage to improve oneself. Whining about your lessons by demanding it will not help you when the master has no interest in teaching you that may be a sign to get your “things” (almost said a bad word) together.

Bagua-Symbol

Ba Gua Zhang – Palms of the Eight Trigrams

Ba Gua, the eight trigrams, are denoted by symbols named 爻 (Yáo). 爻 is drawn as an odd diagram (奇畫, also referred to as the Yang symbol, 陽爻) or even diagram(偶畫, also referred to as Yin symbol, 陰爻). Combined in pairs represent 四象 (this can relate to the four directions or the corresponding mythical beasts, or each corresponds to two of the eight trigrams, 太陰, 少陽, 少陰, 太陽, grouped by the composition of Yin and Yang). With an additional symbol, the diagrams consisting of three symbols make the Ba Gua. The three symbols correspond respectively to “sky above, earth below, and human in the middle.”

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Stressful Training? How to Approach!

There is only a second place for those who are unwilling to learn, the first place is reserved for those who are determined. There are no surprises ahead, and the improvement of ourselves is not bound on a mere event or situation, it is a constant development – a race going up the hill – for nobody but yourself – only you will arrive there first as long you continue you will find yourself at the first place over and over again. This timeless racing is the doctrine of living diligently and with virtue.

Master Ziji in Frankfurt (Germany) at Shaolin Wahnam

The comprehensive understanding of the internal martial arts and providing the right methods for developing the work with yin and yang itself. Someone may study for decades, but without the correct method, it is hard to improve. What is Taiji and how can we use it in our daily life and our practice? It is the most exciting part in the internal self-development to understand the freedom of oneself and to improve weak points and to overcome existing health problems.

Welcome to the Wudang Academy

Our Wudang Academy website is dedicated to the Wudang arts and the continuity of the traditions. Always carry the Wudang teachings in your heart. If this is your first time here make sure to read the links in the top header navigation to understand more of what this website is about.

The Largest Wudang Knowledge Base

The search function will give you access to the topics you are looking for, and you can always ask or provide information on our forum.  You can also join our online school to learn more about the Wudang arts for only 8 dollars per month. We also have our tutorials up on Vimeo or Patreon if you prefer their platform. Our website has a massive database, and all this costs money to keep the site up and fast, as an independent institution, we do require your support to continue our job.

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Preserving the Culture and Maintaining Tradition

Educating in the west about Wudang and Daoist culture is the purpose of our Wudang academy. In contrast to the chaotic and commercialized development in China, we intend to keep our content unbiased and available to everybody. While there are many self-proclaimed Daoists in Europe, our website will help you to understand and identify imposters. Wudang is not Wudang, and the understanding of Tai Ji varies significantly upon educational level, our goal is to narrow this gap down as much as possible. The teachings of the San Feng Lineage are very strict and focused on the traditions and self-development. Understanding these teachings in a practical sense is the highest priority in our educational content.

Promoting Education for Professional Groups in Health & Medicine

Wudang AcademyIn our Austrian Headquarters in Vienna (Wudang Akademie) we are supported by the Stadt Wien (Capital Vienna) to provide education programs for professionals in the medicine and healthcare department financed from the WAFF promotion fund. This highly efficient method to achieve health benefits through self-therapy based on our San Feng teachings was firstly introduced by Michael Weichhardt. It is great to see that Wudang arts can be properly adapted to our western culture and give people the health benefits and inspiration to work on themselves.

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