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.
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.
Wudang Baguazhang consists of eight sequences of movements that are circular in both directions. The translation of the individual forms can be found here!
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Over the past fifty years, China has undergone a tremendous amount of change. The Wudang Daoists faced persecution, undergone a renaissance and began to spread worldwide. These changes are necessary to understand the Wudang Martial Arts and its origin. The Mao Zedong Revolution 1966-1976 During 1966 to 1976 China fell into social and political chaos called the Cultural Revolution. Mao Zedong or also known as Chairman Mao appealed to young people to… Read More
Travel by Road The Wuhan-Shiyan expressway connects Wudang Mountain with Wuhan and the Xiangfan-Jingzhou expressway which reaches Wudang Mountain, Xiangfan, and Jingzhou, and both run to the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta. The Fuzhou-Yinchuan expressway reaches Wudang Mountain and Xi’an and national roads 316 and 209 both pass through Wudang Mountain, with long-distance buses coming ten times a day. There are three tourist roads on Wudang Mountain: one from the… Read More
I can highly recommend this book to add to your internal studies. The content is for advanced practitioners and may be hard to understand for beginners, I found myself returning to this book multiple times to understand every time a little bit more. Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic, (Nei Gong Zhen Chuan) is an obscure text of unknown origin, yet it stands alone as the definitive text on internal energy and the generation of internal power. Hand… Read More
Wudang Mountain, one of the most famous Taoism holy land, south to Shennongjia primitive forest, north to Danjiangkou Reservoir, locates in Danjiangkou, Shiyan City, Hubei Province. Wudang Mountain was listed as World’s Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, China National Scenic Area, the origin of Taoism and Wudang Boxing, reputed as everlasting fairy mountain. Ancient emperors praised Taoism in Wudang Mountain and reached a peak in Ming Dynasty. Emperor Yongle, the third emperor of… Read More
After being in Wudang frequently I can tell you which gadgets and equipment are useful for your daily needs. Let me present you: The TOP 15 List for things you need but cannot buy in Wudang. Must Have No.1 Ultranatura Mosquito Net Luna The hanging solution for mosquito nets proved useful for the school apartments in Wudang. I simply needed a simple cord to attach this mosquito net over my bed. Must… Read More
Do you have a power bank? Do you want to take it to China? If yes, you might have a problem. See why: You’re at the Beijing airport on your way to Europe. You’ve flown so many times that security procedures became a routine for you. Take your jacket and coat off. Take out bag with cosmetics. Take out all electronics. Everything set. You don’t even have to think about it. Just… Read More
Qi Gong and Tai Ji becomes gradually more famous, and more people begin their practice. One thing, however, remains unknown due to the cheap clothing industry: Chinese clothing mass production uses an Asian size index; this makes it highly unlikely that the uniform will fit for Europeans. Most practitioners wear a cheaply made uniform in the wrong size. This situation is incredibly sad because the training suit should be carefully custom-fit, especially for your… Read More
Wudang Kung Fu is one of the two most typical styles of traditional Chinese martial arts, the other being Shaolin. It’s a famous saying in China that “In the north, Shaolin Kung Fu is king; yet in the south, Wudang Kung Fu rules.” Unlike its northern counterpart, which is known for its “external” form of martial arts and integration with Zen Buddhism, Wudang Kung Fu is an “internal” martial art based on… Read More
Traditional Chinese Gong Fu lost its practicality after the end of the cold weapon age. Wudang, one of the most famous forms, is trying to carry the tradition forward into a new age. Zhong Yunlong, born in 1964, is 14th generation Wudang Sanfeng Sect. He came to Wudang when he was 19 years old and exchanged Gong Fu arts with other sects on behalf of Wudang. Zhong returned to the Purple Cloud… Read More
Master Zhong Yunlong is a 14th generation legitimate inheritor of Wudang Sanfeng Pai (Pai equates to sect), an Orthodox Wudang Internal Kung Fu successor of two great Wudang Taoist masters and senior priests: Guo Gao Yi and Zhu Chengde. When Wudang Taoism first opened to the outside world, Master Zhong Yunlong was sent by the Wudang Taoist Association, to unearth Wudang martial arts which were then only being practiced outside the temple. The Wudang Taoist Association… Read More
As a famous Taoist shrine, Wudang Mountain is located in Shiyan City, Hubei Province. Also called Taihe and Xuanyue Mountain, it is renowned for its magnificent ancient building complex and appealing natural landscape. In 1994, the Ancient Building Complex on the mountain was included on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Besides, the mountain is said to be the birthplace of the famous Chinese Wudang Martial Arts. History Construction of the Ancient Building Complex started… Read More