The Difference Between Our and Other Wudang Schools

The Difference Between Our and Other Wudang Schools

There are some things about our academy that I would like to clarify.

  1. We are an official school of the San Feng Pai line. That means we have the full support of Wu Dang San Feng Pai in China.
  2. Our content is 100% identical to what you can learn in Wudang. The quality speaks for itself and many students come to us from abroad to learn.
  3. Wudang school means that the school comes from Wudang, any other school named “Wudang” should additionally indicate the appropriate line to understand the definitive origin. Different Wudang schools can belong to different lines and thus completely different in content and topic.
  4. We are supported by the WAFF for professional professions. If you come from the healthcare industry, you should seek advice directly from the WAFF!
  5. My main goal as a master of this academy is to promote Wudang in China and teach the authentic teachings in the West. For me, the San Feng Pai traditions are in the foreground, distortions or simplifications are not accepted by my side.
  6. Every student is responsible for the success of this academy. Training and education are designed to work together and promote mutual inspiration. “Entertainment program” does not take place, everyone is responsible for themselves, to work on themselves and to progress together as a group.
  7. Incorrect attitude, physical posture or wrong technique will be corrected immediately. The Daoist ideal of the training tradition is in the foreground.
  8. The common cause is everything to strengthen the training success efficiently. Every student, trainer or master serves the cause to convey the values ​​and skills of San Feng Pai.
  9. Our members are called upon to think and act in the best possible way based on the teachings taught in our school. Since everything is based on practical application, everyone can decide for themselves.
  10. The teachings of our Wudang school are based on classical Chinese medicine and many other Taoist principles: “Bagua Doctrine, Xing Yi Method, Tai Yi Principles, Taiji Principles, etc …”
  11. Our school does not do any therapy but wants to follow the Daoist ideal that everyone can help themselves out of their own power.
  12. The lessons in our academy follow a training plan that includes each member psychologically as well as physiologically.

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.

  • A living generation is something that can grow through the right purpose. In a natural way, this understanding also develops in the West.

Ba Gua Zhang – Palms of the Eight Trigrams

Ba Gua Zhang – Palms of the Eight Trigrams

八卦 (Bā Guà) – Eight Trigrams

Ba Gua, the eight trigrams, are denoted by symbols named 爻 (Yáo). 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.”


八卦掌 (Bā Guà Zhǎng) – Palms of the Eight Trigrams

Bā Guà Zhǎng is believed to have been developed by 董海川 (Dǒng Hǎi Chuān) in the (Qin) dynasty. During a journey to the southern side of the long river (江南), it is said that he acquired inspiration from Taoist ideas, and subsequently integrated his martial art experiences to construct the palm set. He had been employed at an official residence of a prince (肅王府), and the system therefore first spread around Bei Jing.


The Eight Palms

1. 單換掌 Dān Huàn Zhǎng

Single changing palm

2. 托天掌 Tuō Tiān Zhǎng

Supporting-sky palm

3. 順勢掌 Shun Shì Zhǎng

Downwind palm

4. 下勢掌 Xià Shì Zhǎng

Low palm

5. 雙換掌 Shuāng Huàn Zhǎng

Double changing palms

6. 轉身掌 Zhuǎn Shēn Zhǎng

Face-about palm

7. 磨盤掌 Mò Pán Zhǎng

Grinding disk palm

8. 雙穿掌 Shuāng Chuān Zhǎng

Double penetrating palms

You can learn the Ba Gua Zhang Palms in our online academy!

Stressful Training? How to Approach!

Stressful Training? How to Approach!

There are many strategies in training, especially in the Wudang training we can find ourselves stressed out very fast, it is all depending on our focus and concentration!

Here is a short story for achieving victory:

When the summer bird has a long way to travel south. Through the determination of trying to fly up a cliff – the bird may strengthen its wings to overcome its hardships of flying higher than ever before and achieving its dream to travel south before winter. There are many cliffs to fly over, but the bird prepared itself physically and mentally – there is no surprise ahead.

Wudang Academy Coaching

It goes both ways

It is hard for the master to trust his students, but only a successful master will trust – with trust comes the demand and with demand comes responsibility. In the end, a true master will always know the abilities of his students and will rely on them during training. This bond is shared and shows the great responsibility of each student for the San Feng family.

Believe in the master! – is believing in your abilities!

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.

“There is nothing too easy and too hard, as long as we do not overthink about both.”Master Ziji

How to Achieve a Perfect Split in Seven Days

How to Achieve a Perfect Split in Seven Days

In this post, I want to tell you about my story of how I achieved a perfect split in just seven days. During my education in Wudang, I was required to do the split or my journey would have come to an abrupt end. Achieving a split is absolutely necessary for lineage holders in San Feng Pai. I was required to accomplish the split in three months!

This post is telling a real story of how I achieved my split in seven days!

What are we trying to achieve?

perfect split

The real Wudang split is when you are standing, and you slowly spread your legs and “sit” on the ground. Both feet are still on the ground like standing, this posture is better for your knees and will reduce the pressure in the joints.

  • Get shoes with a flat sole! The sole should be as thin as possible to make your practice easier.

Prepare yourself for the perfect split!

The most common problem is that people have a fear of themselves. We are always looking for doctors or other professionals to take that responsibility from us. Once in your life, you should be prepared to take the lead in “exploring” yourself, breaking your limits and overcome your fear.

How I was before:

I practice martial arts since I am thirteen years old, but I never achieved a split before. My best split was 15 centimeters above the ground. The pain was there, and I was waiting for the pain to come when I was trying my split, preventing me from going lower. I thought I was flexible but nowhere near the requirements of a traditional Wudang school.

I put pressure on myself

I made a deal with my Shifu Yuan Xiu Gang and my older Gong Fu brother Xiao Yun. I told them in advance that I will achieve the split not in three months but in seven days. I told them another condition of my deal that I will not participate in the daily training during these seven days. The first impression from both felt a little angry and disappointed, and if I fail to do the split in seven days, there would be consequences. Thinking back I do not know what convinced me that I would actually be able to keep my promise to achieve a perfect split.

This was my schedule:

I woke up very early and practiced four times for fifteen minutes the split. I put both of my feet on a slippery matt to make it easier to separate my legs. I continued this interval training after lunchtime and in the evening. All in all, I repeated these intervals for one hour up to four times throughout the day.

Instead of doing it slowly, I was constantly pushing myself lower, rocking up and down to become lower every time. But I did not see any improvement after 4 days! During these days I could not sleep, I had a lot of pain in my hip, and I was hitting my mental and physical limits. Walking felt good and painful at the same time.

  • Rock up and down during your split
  • Do not sit or stay still, walk a lot!

I tried to avoid any kind of compression since I felt this was counterproductive. Try to avoid sitting and resting for a too long time, every time I did that my body would automatically become stiffer and try to become “tighter” in my hip.

After the sixth day, I was finally able to hit the ground, the change came very sudden like turning off a switch. From this time on I could always do the split, no matter what condition I am in.

What really changed:

I do not think that I changed much physically, instead, I believe it was more of a mental change. In this week the seventh day came closer and closer, giving me a tremendous amount of pressure. I prepared myself for five years to study finally in Wudang, and I would not want that to end all of a sudden, I came to Wudang to become number one. So taking my words back was not an option and during the last two days, I did not care anymore about what happens to me physically. In this second my body could relax, and I felt absolutely no pain when I accomplished the split! I understood the concept of internal conflict for the first time. From this moment on I feel like having a switch, which I can turn on to make my body relax instantly under stress.

Last words for those who want to try

Trying out is the wrong word, when you attempt this you must be determined to succeed. As I made my decision I was not even thinking, I had no time to think and I responded instinctively, but I knew exactly why I was here and what I want to achieve. Failure has never been an option when it comes to Wudang martial arts, if you want to be the best your mind must be endurable and your body flexible. Become self-responsible and learn to know your mind and body.

Learning and Understanding Internal Martial Arts

Learning and Understanding Internal Martial Arts

Grasping the essence of internal martial arts is something that may happen along the way of endless physical and mental concentration practice. Today I want to bring the principles of internal martial arts closer to practitioners. There are not many martial arts schools (even in China) which are knowledgeable in this topic.

The Fundamentals

Everyone may practice internal martial arts, but one must understand that it is also a way of living. In internal martial arts, we cultivate Qi through different exercises in Qigong, Gongfu, and Taiji. As every person comes with innate Qi (Yuán Qì (元氣) the way of internal martial arts seeks to preserve this and cultivate Qi further along with practice. Degrading this Qi with a wasteful way of living goes against the teachings of internal martial arts, too much stress, alcohol consumption, smoking, depression, sickness and much more can negatively affect our Qi. Ignoring the way of life and stressing your mind and body with internal martial arts is not considered a good way to balance out your issues in life, to successfully practice internal martial arts one must change his way of life.

The will influence the universe, all within and around it, learning from the universe is what Daoists do, this includes the way of nature and the way of Dao. As Christians say “Thy will be done” we can only accept the reality that is real to us. The internal practice does solve all problems through the right focus. If you can accept yourself, there is a possibility to achieve your will. While the border between belief and understanding might appear slim at first, a similar method is often used in our modern western world by psychologists and other professionals. It is the responsibility of the master to guide his students to understand this principle for practical use.

The Reality

As all these theories sound nice, the reality looks different from what people can imagine without the experience in internal arts. Nobody who is professional will ever attempt to teach you internal principles without the fundamental knowledge. Learning who you are, how to stand straight, how to walk, how to be aware and letting intuition guide your consciousness are some of many things one have to learn before attempting to grasp the essence. Every individual is a self-developing system, a microcosmos, a part of the whole – a part of the Dao.

Power needs a direction, without direction it becomes empty – since power without purpose is insignificant. Emptiness becomes stillness since stillness without being empty is non-existent. Someone who can consciously change his existence according to Yin and Yang (Power and Empty) is a Taiji practitioner, one who can subconsciously adapt from Yin to Yang and vice versa is considered a master. Within this adaptation, we find the balance, the directed movement and defined concentration between the hard, powerful, and the soft and empty.

Back to the Roots

It is critical not to skip necessary steps in the natural order, as this natural order is what defines our physical and mental order in which we can build up Yin and Yang. Shifting the weight from one leg to another before attempting to step in a direction, being connected with the earth and rooting each movement in a spiral motion to direct power in a narrow focus, is what defines Taiji with its natural order. When our eyes are clear so is our nerve system, when we breath longer we can remain calm yet powerful like in a sea of energy – that is our source to remain calm. The whole interaction between Yin and Yang is never forced but processes naturally by pure intention.

As our interaction becomes smaller our horizon widens and with a slower change we experience and learn. Interact with Yin and Yang wholeheartedly by focusing on a much smaller scale the interaction becomes not more insignificant but the opposite, the paradox of our cosmos. Like an onion we reach the center with each layer and familiarize ourselves with that what we call harmony, letting ourselves guide by small announces and processing all of them subconsciously. The minimalist is a maximalist in his world, experiencing the enjoyment which is unknown to others.


It ‘s hard for people to let go. Practicing eagerly and letting everything go, entrusting everything to the natural order, is not an easy thing to do. Grasping the truth with all your might and letting it go without a second thought are the fundamentals of nature. Unable to accept change leads in new conditions to personal interference. The fear of losing control or not being in control is an indication of going against the free will.

The internal martial arts are substantial to our very existence, for our self-development and cultivation. Never skipping a day of practice as it is food and drink to nourish us. Finding enjoyment in existing and a way to exist with each movement. Yin and Yang are eternal, as we change ourselves we define its value.


The beginning is the starting point to come back to, to realize your changes. Revisiting and re-questioning the fundamentals to achieve greater knowledge is the way of a master to learn from his students, as all development is connected to the origin. Flat is the path of the mountaineer as he walks the mountains in the same manner as ordinary people walk in the streets – we change as our reference system changes in value.

Fundamental Guide to Wudang Taiji

Fundamental Guide to Wudang Taiji


Taiji is an ancient Chinese system of exercise for people of all ages that can prevent and cure disease. It promotes health and is also an effective form of self-defense. The circular movements of Taiji are non-strenuous, soft and flowing. It is often described as “moving meditation” because it relieves stress and improves concentration. The slow turning motions loosen the joints and spine and relax points of tension in the body. Taiji trains the mind to direct the flow of internal energy or Qi. The movements are performed with a silk-like energy that is continuous, flexible, soft and effortless. Slow, deep and gentle breathing regulates the forms tempo. Taiji can be an effective therapy to strengthen the digestive, circulatory, and skeletal systems.

Taiji is thought to be descended from natural movements of animals observed by Daoist monks. Taiji was developed by incorporating the vast knowledge of Daoist meditative practices into moving postures, creating what is known as a soft or internal form of exercise. Conforming to Daoist philosophy, the form originates from Wu Ji, a state of stillness. Motion arises forming yin and yang —two complementary opposites that combine to form the whole. Each movement within the form contains yin and yang: inhalation and exhalation, soft and hard, empty and solid, right and left.

In Taiji, the body moves as a complete unit. The spine must be straight, and the head is held as if suspended by a string from above. The shoulders and elbows drop naturally. The chest is slightly concave while the back is slightly convex. The waist is the axis for all movements and must be loose. The mind must be concentrated and absorbed in the form. The subconscious mind directs the form while the conscious mind becomes pure and empty. Mind, body, and spirit are united as one, and a state of selflessness exists.


In Taiji practice, the practitioner uses the mind to direct Qi and Qi to direct movement. Motion arises from stillness (Wu Ji); Taiji is characterized by smooth flowing dance-like motion united with Qi Gong, the concentration of the mind and the practical application of internal Kung Fu. Seeking stillness in motion and practicing with a high degree of concentration balances the inner and outer and the practitioner reaches the stage of void: man united with heaven.

Pre-heaven Qi (Yuan Qi) is created from Wu Ji. Taiji’s fluid, harmonious, meditative movements train Yin and Yang and bring balance to the two kinds of inner Qi. Taiji allows us to reach balance and gentleness. Under a good teacher’s guidance, the practitioner can generate Yuan Qi in the Dan Tien. Through sitting and standing meditation techniques, and cooperative Taiji movement, the Qi can be cultivated into motion. You can improve the quality and quantity of Yuan Qi and its explosive power (Jing), balance Yin and Yang and, further, establish the internal foundation for Taiji sparring and push hands through the practice of Taiji.

Wudang Mountain Travel Guide

Wudang Mountain Travel Guide

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 Ming Dynasty, ordered the construction the Forbidden City in Beijing, and repaired temples on Wudang Mountain in the south. So, Wudang Mountain was regarded as imperial Taoism Mountain. In late Ming Dynasty, Taoist Sanfeng Zhang combined all of his acknowledge and practice to create Wudang Martial Arts.

Wudang Mountain consists of 72 hills, 36 rocks, 11 caves, 3 ponds, 9 springs, 10 pools, 9 wells, 10 stones, and 9 pavilions, highlights in Heavenly Pillar Peak Area (Tianzhu Peak), which includes Eighteen Bends, sightseeing of 72 peaks pointing to the Golden Summit, temples’ foldover, etc. It was estimated there were more than 500 temples and 20000 rooms on the mountain in Tang Dynasty. At present, we still can see well-preserved ancient buildings of 129 sections, chambers of 1182, exhibiting like a display on Chinese ancient architecture complex. Except for the old buildings, Wudang Mountain owns over 7400 pieces precious relics, especially Taoism relics.

Going up to the mountain, visitors can hike from the bottom to the Golden Summit. Enter the entrance, here comes to Yuxu Palace on the right, Xuanyue Gate and Yuzhen Palace on the left. Going up from the famous line there are Huilong Temple, Needle Grinding Well, Taishang Rock, Laojun Hall, Taizi Slope, and then to the Xiaoyao Valley. The next area comes to Zixiao Palace, Nanyan Palace, Yellow Dragon Cave, three sky gates, and last to the Golden Summit.

Xiaoyao Valley
Xiaoyao Valley

Xiaoyao Valley, the Macaque Valley, has all kinds of animals in the jungle. Sometimes, visitors may see the monkeys jumping into the river, picking up peaches, even asking visitors for food.

Nanyan Palace
Nanyan Palace

Nanyan Palace is one of the most important Taoist palaces on Wudang Mountain. Since the building of this palace in the 13th century, there had been some Taoist practicing in the palace. The palace is under the Duyang Rock, has existing two buildings and some well-preserved attractions, such as Tianyi Zhenqinggong Zhidian, Liangyi Palace, Guangjing Hall, Bafeng Pavilion, Dragon-Tiger Pavilion, Dabei Pavilion, and South Heavenly Gate.

Zixiao Palace
Zixiao Palace

Zixiao Palace, means Purple Cloud, a well-preserved ancient building complex, was built in 1413, under the Heavenly Pillar Peak, Wudang’s main peak. It’s the largest complex of the Wudang buildings, consisting total 29 buildings with an area of 6854 square meters. From the bottom of the compound, there are 860 buildings of different shapes of palaces, verandas, abstinence halls, pavilions, terraces, and towers.

Taizi Slope
Taizi Slope

Taizi Slope, means Prince Slope in Chinese, has another name of Fuzhen Temple. The temple was built on the Lion Peak, which is a steep slope in ninety degrees. So, the ancient buildings on the slope were considered as the classic masterpiece among the construction in the steep slope. The attractions are Huilong Temple, Chuan Yang Palace, Laojun Hall, Baxian Temple. The complex is large but stands for a long line along the road. So, transportation is convenient.

Golden Summit
Golden Summit

Golden Summit, standing on Heavenly Pillar Peak, is the highlight and symbol of Wudang Mountain. Looking distance from the summit in beautiful weather, panoramic landscape of Wudang Mountain is all in sight. The scenic spot of Golden Summit has Middle Temple, Yellow Dragon Cave, Chaotian Temple, three gates to Heaven, Taihe Palace, ancient bronze palaces, and so on. These ancient buildings are precious architecture in China history, witnesses the brilliant foundry technology and the wisdom of Chinese people.

TOP 15 Must Have Equipment and Gadgets for Your Wudang Travel

TOP 15 Must Have Equipment and Gadgets for Your Wudang Travel

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 Have No.2

Camping Light, LESHP Portable Ultra Bright 8800mAh Power Bank, IP65

This camping light proved extremely useful in the nights. I can just attach it to my pants or another part of clothing and find my way to the toilet – which is usually extremely pitch black. Since most Wudang schools are in the countryside, there is mostly no street illumination. Besides, this lamp is dust and water proof and has a nice big power bank for its size, and this makes it possible to illuminate a room for longer terms even when you have a power outage – which happens every time by the way during a thunderstorm.

Must Have No.3

ARCTIC Breeze Mobile – 92 mm USB-Ventilator

The Artic Breeze Mobile USB Fan is a cooling beast for its size! This fan is by far the strongest and most powerful USB fan I ever had, and the cool thing is that it is entirely compatible with the camping lamp above (power bank function) which has a full sized USB slot! I found this product extremely useful during my travel on the train from Beijing to Wudangshan. You should also consider that in the Summer you usually do not have ventilation in your apartment, and then you end up with buying a full sized ventilator in China anyway. The power of this fan is incredible, and for one person this USB fan is more than enough – skip your ventilator purchase in China and get this one instead.

Must Have No.4

Tatonka Barrel Roller, Black, 80 Liter

The Tatonka Barrel Roller, 80 Liter version, is the perfect solution for traveling by plane and train through China. Tatonka manufactures robust duffle bag designs on two wheels, roll it in the airport and carry it up the mountains! The two duffle bag holders can be used as backpack strings for easy carrying. This crossover solution of a trolley with two wheels and backpack is one of the only quality solutions on the market, even after checking through the airport multiple times the Tatonka Barrel Roller can withstand the hardships of airport workers and mountaineers.

Must Have No.5

LifeStraw® Go – Water Filter with Bottle

There are many mountain rivers and plenty of contaminated water in Wudang. If you want to make sure, you need to use a water filter. Lifestraw is a quality brand and can be trusted to protect you from viruses, germs, and bacteria. This water filter is a must buy for first timers in Wudang, since you are guaranteed to have diarrhea without it! First time I tough boiling the water is enough, but unfortunately, it isn’t! Do not fill this bottle with boiling water, first boil it and let it cool down before filling it in.

Must Have No.6

Anker Sound Core Mini Bluetooth Speaker

I use the Anker Sound Core mostly for my outdoor Vblogs and performances. I tested several from other brands and came to the solution that Anker provides the best full sound experience. Most mini speakers need to be placed in a corner to provide better sound, but this is not the case with the Anker Sound Core – place it anywhere you want and get consistent sound results. If you plan on making videos in Wudang with background music this is a must have!

Must Have No.7

Twin Blade Razor

In China you cannot find proper shaving utensils, do not attempt to buy a shaver in China they simply don’t work for a beard. However, you can find the old fashioned razor blades for a low price in any supermarket. The Twin Blade uses two razor blades at once and gives you a nice and smooth shaving experience without irritating your skin. There is no shaving foam in China, and this is why I want one swipe to be as efficient as possible.

Must Have No.7

US TRU Bush Hat Boonie

In the summer Wudang reaches up to 43 degrees (109,4 Fahrenheit), you will need a proper sun hat. This Boonie is authentic US Army quality and may last a lifetime, extremely durable and withstanding. There are two colors to choose! I have a 61cm head circumference which is large, and this hat fits perfectly in XL. Packaging is easy; the hat can be rolled and takes almost no space in your luggage.

Must Have No.8

Milool Travel Adapter

The Milool travel adapter is by far the top quality product if you want to be portable and compatible in China. I chose this because of the strong build quality and the additional two USB charging ports. Charge your phone, tablet, laptop or whatever over the USB connection while plugging in other devices. No edges or plugs are sticking out when packaged – making it my top choice for travel adapters.

Must Have No.9

Duco Polarizing Sport Sunglasses

It is very sunny in Wudangshan and I always needed polarizing sunglasses during the summer. It makes it easy to see when polarizing glasses eliminate the glare. I chose a classic design that even my girlfriend can wear. No matter what you do – this glasses always look cool! Full alloy metal frame and superior build quality – top choice!

Must Have No.10

Autan Protection Plus Pumpspray, 100 ml

If you are allergic or traveling with children or don’t want to risk an infection, you might want to carry one of these with you. The bestseller to prevent insect- or mosquito bites.

Must Have No.11

Salomon Speed Assault (46 EUR · 11 UK)
Salomon Speed Assault (44 2/3 EUR · 10 UK)
Salomon Speed Assault (Coyote), 42

The Salomon Speed Assault shoe is optimized for wet and muddy terrain, perfect for subtropical climates like Wudangshan. The shoe is waterproof, light and for hot weather conditions. I use this shoes myself and they never let me down, my feet were always dry and properly ventilated. The thing is you usually can’t find hiking shoes as light as the Salomon Speed Assault, they are the lightest fully functional hiking shoes in the world, which makes going up the mountains fairly easy. I can jump and run around all I want without getting tired as fast, the shoes have a very strong grip giving you a very secure feeling in the mud. The Salomon Speed Assault shoes are extremely limited; I only found these three sizes available!

Must Have No.12

5.11 Stryke Pant

If you are looking for durable pants with stretching material – you found it! The Stryke pants from 5.11 are the most comfortable survival pants in the market. These pants are functional for climbing and hiking, the material is super stretchable and highly elastic, there is also a Teflon layer protecting the material from dirt. You have plenty of space in your pockets for everything including your passport – no extra bag required for short town visits in Wudang!

Must Have No.13

Parachute Cord” / “Paracord 550”

There were plenty of moments where I needed my survival rope. With this, I montaged my mosquito net where I wanted and built furniture with bamboo with this cord. Most things in China can be fixed with this, and it became my universal tool for fixing things or montage things into position. I also hang my wet clothing on this cord for drying.

Must Have No.14

Salomon Evasion Cabrio Tempest Verdigrey

If you plan to go swimming in monkey valley – yes there is a beautiful mountain path on the left route that leads up to a clear river straight from the top, the perfect place for swimming! There are many other locations where you can swim, most of them are small mountain streams with very sharp cliffs and stones in the water. So you want protection for your feet. I used this shoes whenever we were going to swim with all students, while they laughed at me first – my advantage was soon clear. They have all sizes up to 47!

Must Have No.15

VAUDE Valdipino Poncho, Marine, XL

Wudang is a subtropical environment, so there will be plenty of rain while the climate remains hot. You need a light rain protection with small packaging size. This is where the Vaude Valdipino Poncho comes into play! The quality build is good for a surprising rain when you want to go up the mountain. The poncho is very comfortable, and you have a proper cap over your head. There are many sizes available!

I hope you enjoyed my little tour! All these products proofed very usefully during my stay in the Wudang Mountains!

How to Measure Your Wudang School Uniform

How to Measure Your Wudang School Uniform

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 needs. In ancient China, the clothing was part of the traditions, and wearing such a uniform was an honorable thing.

Nobody except the big industry is really at fault; I am sure if you are serious about your practice you will choose the right uniform. The mass production from China makes it a hard business to provide others with the authentic traditional clothing. We are an official Wudang clothing supplier and eager to make your custom-fit uniform. Our business is everything related to Wudang and Daoism.

What is the right size for me?

We provide you with this video to guide you through the measuring process:

Check out our products in the Store category also feel free to send us custom order requests over the contact form below:

Tai Ji Cloud Hands Internal Relation Explained

Tai Ji Cloud Hands Internal Relation Explained

Master Ziji explains Tai Ji cloud hands practice and how the internal focus is related to the external movement. Also, an important aspect is the head and feet relation and how it influences your up and down movement. This fundamental knowledge is necessary to further advance in the internal arts.

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