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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 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.

Tai Ji, often falsely written “Tai Chi,” is a practice of self-awareness in the physical and emotional realms. The applied techniques and methods go back to the archaic movements of combat. To work on ourselves, we go into our own fight. We want to be free from the anchor of expectations in order to develop ourselves. Learning to understand ourselves and our experiences mean breaking away from the things that happen to… Read More

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.

Whoever puts the effort out of his situation and gives up his comfort, focuses his perception step by step back to the source of all conflicts. Stress, relaxation, and actions that are directly related to our environment occur unconsciously and uncontrollably. Recognizing the origin through experience gives us the true solution of the great whole – the path of harmony.

Wudang is world famous for his masterly sword art. The calm and serenity needed to control energy and power is an important hallmark of Wudang Sword Art and a result of years of intense training.

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.

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