• The professional Tai Chi School in Vienna

    Relaxation must be learned because our everyday life consists of exhausting activities and we were conditioned to maximize performance. The consequences are burnout and many other health problems. But this is the content that you read on many other websites of Tai Chi schools as well because it is the absolute mainstream that is perceived by consumerism.

  • Tai Yi – Advanced Tai Chi Technique

    If you can relax well, you have the power to bring the body to a maximum, so that the body appears superhumanly strong and fast. It is the art of how Daoists can overwhelm stronger enemies and redirect energies. A high degree of self-control is required and the training in Tai Yi needs a clear mind, determination and a lot of patience to learn from the failed attempts. Once the force comes through the definition in the interior is important to optimize the body targeted.

  • Wudang Combat Training – Sanda

    Rhythm plays an important role in Sanda: if you train the rhythm, you can apply hits and combinations faster, while at the same time you become aware of the opponent’s rhythm. In the Sanda training, you learn how to overwhelm your opponent, the attacks come from as many sides as possible at the same time, a spontaneous change of direction is possible at any time. The traditional Sanda steps are designed so that the opponent can be moved or dodged in any direction.

  • Authentic Wudang Taiji Cloud Hands

    The guidance of the hands is essentially only what is visible to the others. Due to the straight posture, the self is consciously noticeable in order to bring the intention of the whole body in one direction, this poses mental and physical challenges. Yin and Yang, strength and relaxation must always be present to each other, and like piano, every student begins with small but steady steps. To be able to relax in terms of concentration, the clouds must be trained daily. The traditional Taiji method is an art that enhances the quality of life and self-esteem. Accuracy plays a very important role in understanding and applying the Taiji principle on all levels.

  • The Difference Between Our and Other Wudang Schools

    Thanks for the attention! In a time when everyone is already a “professional tai chi teacher”, it is difficult to find out where to learn the original matter. At the moment there is a living generation * of San Feng Pai in Austria. Over the next few decades, this wealth of experience would be lost if we did not put much emphasis on our family tradition. Pupils come and go, eventually, they become masters, families get bigger and adults get children, but the path of the people is the way that works and thus the preservation of tradition is the most important thing.

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    VPN means Virtual Private Network, a secure tunnel between two or more devices. ExpressVPN creates a secure tunnel between your computer and the internet, allowing you to surf the web anonymously from wherever you want. Most western websites are blocked in China! (Facebook, Googleplay and much more…) I have tested many different VPNs in China to unblock websites like Youtube or other Streams. However, all other VPNs were too slow for a comfortable experience.

    ExpressVPN is the best solution to watch American series or other streams in Wudang!

  • Xuang Gong Dao – Saber Form

    From our coach Rugway – the Xuan Gong Dao Saber form. Xuan Gong Dao is the first weapon form to learn after the basic training, the principles are just like in the other Xuan Gong forms, the energy should be forwarded without resistance. Special focus is on the technique.

  • All Beginning in the Wudang Academy

    It is a clear Saturday morning in the fall and the Wudang students are punctually at 7 clocks to meet on the Jesuitenwiese. Together, they practice some of the oldest Qi Gong routines in Chinese history. It is late in the fall and in the morning, the dew is still on the grasses, the tingling cold goes under the jackets. Like a swimmer, who is already standing ready in the bathing suit and waiting to jump into the cold lake, the goose bumps rise up the back. Because everyone knows why everyone meets like every Saturday morning here.

  • About the Wu Xing Qi Gong Hand Posture

    We had a question in our last seminar with master Chen Shiyu and the question was really hard to translate, it still is and here we will explain to you why! This is called Ying-Yang. This is the Ying (pointing at right hand). We call this (pointing at finger sections), 子丑寅卯巳辰午未申有須亥 (the earthly branches). This is some of the Chinese culture, it’s more complex.

Together with my student Philipp, we were invited to hold a seminar at the Wahnam Headquarters in Frankfurt. Everybody was very friendly and fully concentrated on the content which we tried to squeeze into eight hours over two days. The main goal was to introduce internal Wudang study and to comprehensively understand its principles.

The connection between the sword hand and the sword is necessary, the sword hand is always the other hand on the opposite side which is for directing your sword. The connection between these two never changes, and because of this connection, the hip can generate power from the Dantian to move into the tip of your blade. As long you keep the connection between sword and sword hand centered you can direct your power in all directions with the help of the hip movement.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

We had the opportunity to ask all kinds of wild questions regarding internal arts at the end of our seminar. This interview is an entirely unbiased video, and the students threw many questions at Master Chen Shiyu. This video is brought to you by our Wudang Academy!

Everyone came from all around the world, and it filled us with great honor to show Master Chen Shiyu the importance of this educational meeting. This gathering was something that no one can achieve on his own. What connects us is the knowledge of the San Feng lineage, and the tradition grew very fast beyond the Chinese borders with the power of everyone. Together we are the San Feng family and ready to bring harmony to ourselves through determination and hard practice. We must communicate and help each other to spread the knowledge, that was Master Chen Shiyu’s last request before he left on the last day.

It is the 17th August, and we are at halftime of our five-day seminar in Vienna with master Chen Shiyu! Everything is going as planned and we are right on schedule with our content. I think the workshop inspires many people and also gives new insights and perspectives on the internal Wudang martial arts. Learning the right principles is essential, only with the knowledge of how to do it, one can attain mastery. Most of the movements are not seen outside and focus on Qi circulation, concentration, and breathing.

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You are in a traditional martial arts school of San Feng family, which means there are specific rules to consider. Most of them are self-explanatory, but some rules may be new and unknown, also try to practice your Chinese, I am sure master Chen Shiyu will appreciate your dedication and effort.

If possible the Hongbao is preferred to contain RMB, but other currencies should be a viable option to if you are unable to obtain RMB. Depending on your identification with your lineage the Hongbao should include different amounts of money. For a complete stranger, the Hongbao is a very respectful approach, and less money is expected – depending on the occasion the envelope contains around ~50 Euros. If the person is closer to the Shifu (in a student – Master relation), the red envelope may contain between 100 and 300 Euros. These are rough estimates and are not an ultimate rule.