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As recently discussed in this post, Zhan Zhuang is an important pillar in internal martial arts. But what skills does Zhan Zhuang actually bring to Taiji practitioners? We want to go into that today. Feel and recognize Yin and Yang Through the continuous practice of Zhan Zhuang, we become aware of areas of tension. Like others train for more strength, we train Zhan Zhuang on the way of relaxation. Constant standing means… Read More

Master Yuan Xiu Gang leading a Zhan Zhuang class: What is Zhan Zhuang? Zhan Zhuang is one of the most important pillars in the inner martial art of Wudang. This exercise is a relaxed standing with open arms and shoulders. In Wudang, it is one of the Qi Gong exercises that everyone should do every day. Why do we stand? For beginners, Zhan Zhuang is important to feel the tension in the… Read More

Master Yuan Xiu Gang explains important points for Tai Chi Quan practice. Suitable tutorial for beginners.

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谷神不死 是謂玄牝

“The valley spirit does not die, it is called the invisible mother.”

玄牝之門 是謂天地根

“The gate of the invisible mother is the root of heaven and earth.”

綿綿若存 用之不勤

“Formless but appears to exist, use it and it never depletes.”

We held the interview completely in Chinese and then constructed a translation with our translator who is a native speaker and Coach in our academy and follower of the Daoist doctrines for many years.

The foreigner class is specifically designed for people from other countries who come for a short-term or long-term stay. The classes are easier than the Chinese traditional class but they are more optimized to get an understanding of the Wudang martial arts and consider the fact that most foreigners are older than the 13y old students at the Chinese traditional class. 

We found many new friends and a lot of new impressions. I want to share a few pictures of our most important moments

Master Yuan Xiu Gang

Master Yuan Xiu Gang (Daoist Name: Shi Mao) is a disciple of the 15th generation of Wudang San Feng Pai and the direct Master of Michael Weichhard (Master Ziji). You can find more information about Master Yuan Xiu Gang on his website here!

Master Yuan Xiu Gang was born in 1971, he is a Daoist priest (Daoist name Shi Mao) and a 15th generation disciple of Wudang SanFeng Sect. Master Yuan’s lineage dates back to the 14th century when Zhang San Feng became enlightened by the Dao and created Taijiquan. Master Yuan has loved martial arts since his early childhood. At the age of 7, he started basic physical training in wushu, and at 16… Read More

https://wudangacademy.tumblr.com/post/162357562050/traditional-class-at-yu-xu-gong-with-master-yuan Traditional Class at Yu Xu Gong – with Master Yuan Xiu Gang Check out the Wudang community on Tumblr! Go to Tumblr You may also like Master Yuan Xiu Gang – Honorary Member The Foreigner Classes at Yuan Xiu Gang’s School Wudang Friends – Pictures The Three Pillars of Internal Wudang Martial Arts Master Yuan Xiu Gang Explains The Concept of Dao and Daoist Practice Fu Hu Quan Corrections by Coach… Read More

Hand-Seals/Mudras

Master Yuan Xiu Gang talks here about various things concerning common questions in Daoism and internal martial arts. Enjoy the following videos: Category: General Discussion Write a Comment You may also like The Truth That Everyone is Looking For! If you want to be Wudang student … The Invisible Mother – Dao De Jing Chapter 6 Why the West does not understand the Tao! Caught in Your Own Self The Windbox –… Read More

Wudang Ji Ben Quan Tutorial Front and Back

The monkey mind is a state of confusion and losing sight of the real values. Master Yuan Xiu Gang explains a little about the Daoist perspective of the monkey mind. Go to Youtube You may also like Study at Master Yuan Xiu Gang’s School The Immortal Powers of Zhan Zhuang Learning Tai Chi Basics The Invisible Mother – Dao De Jing Chapter 6 The Windbox – Dao De Jing Chapter 5 The… Read More

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