The exercises of the Daoists promote longer life and also support physical health. In silence and in meditation, calmness is practiced, with the qigong and tai chi exercises, all necessary channels are opened and released, so that the energy can flow and the body remains vital. If the shell of our mind – the body – is strong and healthy, the mind can spread more easily. Then the body can better tolerate the silence.
Zhan Zhuang is only half as exhausting when the body has many blockages that cushion the very core of inner conflicts because these blockages primarily serve that purpose. The nesting of the self, like a snail, leads to many problems at all levels and is often supported as a protective function of one’s own imagination. Zhan Zhuang is the straightening of our frame of reference and shows us the straight path to the Self, a path of rest.
There is only one Dao, images are empty shells that deviate from the origin. Every drop of the great whole ocean contains a reflection of our self. So we find ourselves in other people and recognize in them our own conflicts. If we then try to “help” these people by trying to solve our inner conflicts in others, that just can not be good. This will be a serious problem if we have never realized who we are.
This beautiful short film gives us a preview of what awaits us in wudang training, and it can quickly happen that you skip some of the lines when it comes to the mental training of the Taoists. How do we understand something we have not understood yet?
The theory consists of the building blocks of yin and yang. We need both to take our self into our own hands. Those who have never been busy realizing their dreams can hardly remain calm. Taiji is a practice-oriented exercise to clarify the natural process. We are no exception here – none of us.
We, the Wudang Academy, welcome everyone in the New Year 2019 and would like to share some of the things that are happening here this year.
In contrast to the heavenly beings of Taoism, man, who lives according to his nature, is forever bound to the sequences, the ups, and downs, of this nature. This path is characterized by the tolerance of the inevitable, it is the path that shows us our purpose: to be in harmony with ourselves.
Since Wudang is a way to live a quality life, combat is a part of its doctrines, yet one must have the basic abilities to be functional in combat. This is why the basic training is much more important especially in the beginning of the Wudang training.
Postures like Xie Bu and Ma Bu are very important to keep Fu Hu Quan controlled and quiet. Beginners who rush their training cannot keep the same height and wiggle their knees. Anyone who can finally relax in the postures also manages to incorporate the explosive power of relaxation in the attacks.
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I get often asked about good books regarding Wudangshan, Taiji, Qi Gong and Gongfu. This is a post where I will introduce some good stuff for you to support your internal studies! The Immortal Path: The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan No Martial Art has been so misunderstood than Tai Chi Chuan and it’s relationship with the Tao. In The Immortal Path: The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan we explore the Tao… Read More
Wudang Baguazhang consists of eight sequences of movements that are circular in both directions. The translation of the individual forms can be found here!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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太和拳 Tài Hé Quán Supreme harmony fist View this post on Instagram Master Chen Shiyu Standing meditation A post shared by 魏懋资济 (@wudang.academy) on Nov 7, 2018 at 11:07pm PST 1. 無極式 Wú Jí Shì Stillness posture 2. 氣清上升為天 氣濁下沉為地 Qì Qīng Shàng Shēng Wéi Tiān Qì Zhuó Xià Chén Wéi de Clear Qi rises to form heaven, muddy Qi sinks to form the earth 3. 懷抱太極 Huái Bào Tài Jí Holding… Read More
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.
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.
The final movement of the Ba Gua Zhang form set! Step by step by Master Ziji.