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Discover the #mystery! . . Xuan Wu is one of the main principles of the #internalmartialarts of #wudangsanfengpai #kungfu. What the eyes have difficulty to behold, is best experienced by practicing the respective forms (Xuan Gong Quan I, II & III – Check Out our #wudangonlineschool). Xuan Wu in the form of the dark #turtle and the snake also represents the north in #chineseastronomy. As a deity, Xuan Wu, or “the dark… Read More

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

Got frogs? . In our Wudang Academy Vienna we train basics regularly. Frog jumps is a wonderful conditioning and strength exercise for legs and core. By continuous strain and not allowing the legs to extend we create a intense oxygen deficit, building metabolic endurance and preparing ourselves for form training, low Taiji stances and advanced exercises such as Ma Bu Zhan Zhuang. . First-timers are encouraged to finish at least 20 rounds… Read More

“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

“Can you focus your breath as supple as a newborn child? Can you cleanse your vision till there is no blemish?” . Tao Te Ching – Verse 10 . Sifu @chan_shi_yu at his school near Huilongguan, Wudangshan. . . #wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#inneralalchemy#taiji#kungfu#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#yinyang#wuwei#qiflow#health#daoism#chinesemartialarts#mindfulness#meditation#martialartslife#fitstagram#qiflow#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Lao Tzu . Sifu Chen Shiyu playing the flute at the Wudangshan mountain panorama. . @chan_shi_yu . . . . #chineseflute#flute#music#wudangonlineschool#qigong#taichi#inneralchemy#wudangsanfengpai#taoism#yinyang#wuwei#internalmartialarts#qiflow#health#daoism#chinesemartialarts#mindfulness#meditation#martialartslife#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

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…. Read More