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Between all of the politics and competitions, deep in the valleys of the Wudang mountains is the last refuge. The purpose is to live in the mountains and practice the internal arts. Deep in the Yiren valley is a circle of seekers and believers of the truth.

The swordsmanship is one of the features of the Wudang school,” says Chen Shiyu, inheritor of the Taoist kung fu in Wudang style. “The sword is considered as ‘king of weapons’. It has a sense of elegance.

Master Ziji - Michael Weichhardt - Wudang Academy

Xuan Wu Quan is also known as Liang Yi Quan in Taoist language. It is the simplest form that has a distinct Wudang feeling, but the form is one of the more advanced contents and requires years of training.

Before I started Tai Chi and Qi Gong training, my physical condition was so bad that I basically saw only two options: either I hang myself and give in to the pain and physical decay, or I catch myself and fight for a more vital body and keep my zest for life.

Looking at the elegance and grace of Wudang masters may be a great inspiration to us, but it is a great step to truly learn from this inspiration for our life.

The policies of the Sanfengpai Schools are based on the preservation of the Taoist tradition and include the appreciation of training, respect for the older Kung Fu brothers, and the promotion of each individual’s self-discipline as a life philosophy and personality education.

Master Chen Shiyu Philosophy Tai He Quan

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.

Higher! . . Kicks are a perfect example of the health benefits of the art of defense and attack. By practicing the 36 kicks of #wudangsanfengpai #kungfu One practices posture, stability, hip mobility and flexibility of the tendons in the dynamic stretches. Check out our 36 videos of the 36 kicks below! Update coming in spring!!! . . . #kicks#kickpics#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#wudang#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yingyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

Sifu Ziji (Michael Weichhart) stretching. . This stretching routine works on your hip mobility, your hamstrings and your quadratus lumborum, a deep abdominal muscle often severely tightened by sitting too long. Stretching (dynamic and static) constitutes a daily Taoist practice. The goal is to become as unrestricted in our movements as a five year old child. . . #stretching#stretchit#mobility#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#kungfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“The greatest contribution of our founder Zhang Sanfeng is that he combined martial arts and the way of keeping good health together. You can practice the art of attack and defense with Taoist ideas and then it also involves in life sciences.” Sifu Zhong Yun Long . School of Sifu Chen Shiyu visiting Grandmaster Zhong Yun Longs School. . . . #kungfufamily#family#kungfubrotherhood#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#kungfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“A path is made by walking on it.” Chuang Tzu . . . #kungfubrotherhood#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#kungfu#gongfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“Is not the space between Heaven and Earth like a bellows? It is empty, but lacks nothing. The more it moves, the more comes out of it.” Tao Te Ching, Chapter 5 . . . #wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#philosophy#kungfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram