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  • Visit of the Wudang Commission 2019

    The deputy director of the Chinese People’s Congress, Liu Xueqin, today visited our Wudang Academy. In addition, Deputy Director Li Huiping for Culture and Tourism from Shiyan also came.

  • The Three Pillars of Internal Wudang Martial Arts

    There are three main doctrines that help progress in the internal arts. We reach mastery when we train all three categories. The doctrines are structured and should prevent confusion in the Wudang martial arts or esoteric approaches which lead away from the main path.

  • Daoism – Old vs New Methods

    I experienced that many westerns think different about Daoism or have a different idea of what Daoism should be. Here I want to address some of the common misunderstandings westerners mostly have about Daoism.

  • The Invisible Unity – Dao De Jing Chapter 56

    Chapter 56 follows the principles of equality. We asked Master Yuan Xiu Gang about the deeper meaning.

  • The Invisible Mother – Dao De Jing Chapter 6

    谷神不死 是謂玄牝

    “The valley spirit does not die, it is called the invisible mother.”

    玄牝之門 是謂天地根

    “The gate of the invisible mother is the root of heaven and earth.”

    綿綿若存 用之不勤

    “Formless but appears to exist, use it and it never depletes.”

  • Top 6 Rules for a Traditional Wudang School

    Traditional schools build character and improve the individual. It is the tradition which keeps everybody oriented and on the right path.

  • The Windbox – Dao De Jing Chapter 5

    We held the interview completely in Chinese and then constructed a translation with our translator who is a native speaker and Coach in our academy and follower of the Daoist doctrines for many years.

  • Master Yuan Xiu Gang Explains The Concept of Dao and Daoist Practice

    Many people over confuse this topic but the Dao should be simplified to make its deep principles reality. From simple things, many things can come. Looking at yourself and improve gradually without any magical tricks and following the simple way of the master will help you to achieve your goal.

  • The Foreigner Classes at Yuan Xiu Gang’s School

    The foreigner class is specifically designed for people from other countries who come for a short-term or long-term stay. The classes are easier than the Chinese traditional class but they are more optimized to get an understanding of the Wudang martial arts and consider the fact that most foreigners are older than the 13y old students at the Chinese traditional class. 

The Wudang Daoist Martial Arts Academy is located at the Temple of the Returning Dragon (Huilong Guan 回龙观), high up in Wudang Mountains. It was founded by Master Chen Shiyu in 2007. Master Chen Shiyu has been training in Wudang Shan for over 20 years and is a 15th Generation Master of Zhang San Feng Wudang Kung Fu. We are a small school and have a peaceful environment here. Here we live a Daoist way of life and strive to… Read More

Soon we are on our way to Wudangshan to visit Master Chen Shiyu at the Returning Dragon Temple. Our travel group consists of nine people who are mentally prepared for the best and worst. We start our little adventure at 5th August till 30th August, and we plan on documenting the whole trip. We plan to blog post daily during this trip and provide you with exceptional videos and photographs at #wudang travel… Read More

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