What age is best for learning Wudang arts?

What age is best for learning Wudang arts?

Many think that the train has left, I can never do that, I should have started earlier. The excuses about age are pervasive. Today I am going to tell you why age matters and why it is sometimes better to start later.

Ready to learn everything

The biggest mistake is choosing something that you like because most of the time you won’t. Wudang training is complex and promotes awareness on many levels. This means that mostly the opposites are important and one cannot really fully understand things through the choice of things. Young students don’t want to exercise, but the mind and body are malleable. In the beginning, however, everyone will see what you can achieve if you persevere.

Older students know they need to exercise to avoid problems, but do the things that they think are important.

Young must become old and old become young

When you think of these different age groups, there is that important element in each of them that balances them all out. Young people should be patient and need to hear what old people have to say, while old people should think more flexibly and open like young people. This is the general rule for understanding what’s missing in your mindset.

Overcoming own horizons

Wudang training is suitable for all age groups. The conflicts that arise during training are definitely different depending on your mental age, but they always follow the same principles. The best age is when you can exercise without asking questions. And make sure you are ready for change. At this point, you should never give up.

When you attend a traditional school, you trust the educational process.

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Wudang Grandmaster Combat Applications

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The Importance of Wudang Combat Applications

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.

Grandmaster Zhong Yunlong explains many principles of Wudang combat in this video, yet it is required to properly master the Ji Ben Gong training first.

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Taming the Tiger – Wu Dang Fu Hu Quan

Taming the Tiger – Wu Dang Fu Hu Quan

Fu Hu Quan

Wudang Fu Hu Quan is the fight against the tiger. In the practical sense, this means against a tiger = someone who is stronger to fight and try to play this strength in combat.

Skill and speed

Not to deviate from the opponent and still be mobile in all directions is a fine art in a duel. Fu Hu Quan builds on all other areas to overcome the strength, the attacks are fast and direct, but controlled from all sides and directions. Relaxation is important to ensure your own oxygen balance.


Fu Hu Quan is one of the simpler forms for advanced learners and is therefore learned as the first form after basic training. Some Wudang schools claim that it is a “rare” form, this may be because practitioners are still in the beginning with their abilities. Fu Hu Quan is the “mainstream” form par excellence, every student in San Feng Pai should be able to understand and comprehend this form in order to defend themselves. The Taiji principles should be adhered to in order to save energy.


In order to learn Fu Hu Quan well, the entire basic education must be trained as well as possible. 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.

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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.

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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

The Problem of Sore Muscles After Training

The Problem of Sore Muscles After Training

It is sad to see people stop practicing once their body feels tired. The real training starts after the first time to transform the body to be more elastic and resistant, but this process cannot even start if you give up.

What are sore muscles?

During our training, we put a strain on our muscle fibers, and this leads to muscle irritation and results in swelling.

The wrong solution is to do nothing!

When you have sore muscles further training is necessary, the biggest mistake for beginners is to stop practicing. Don’t misunderstand; we don’t mean to destroy yourself by increasing your exercise intensity, instead keep the intensity that led you to sore muscles in the first place.

You felt that the training was too intense because your muscles cannot handle it yet, the natural process is to never give up and keep trying.

More stretching than ever!

During sore muscles, it is critical to stretch multiple times during the day. The natural reflex of sore muscles is to cramp, become hard and protect the muscle fibers with mucilage. This mucilage is what you feel and see as swelling. The natural process here is completely normal and will restore your physical condition similar to where it was before the training, cause it is considered the normal state.
If you want to improve (that’s basically what training is for) you need to signal your body that this new state is now the normal one, the improved workload on your physical body should not be signaled as an out of the ordinary situation.

Keep your training schedule to reduce strain on your body!

In our Wudang Academy, I observe every student carefully and give them an individual training program to improve their condition. This situation is very depending on the trainer, but the principle is to stay on your training schedule to make it easier on your body. If you give up and stop training till your sore muscles are repaired, you will start from the beginning and put more workload on your body again than it can handle.

Once over the hill, the body can adapt, and you can concentrate on your training!

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