Gray hair, ragged clothes, and quite aged, the perfect formula for the New Age healing guru. You learn by just watching; this way, you naturally comprehend the medium’s movements. Wellbeing is certainly promised, but a definite answer never appears behind the many marketing phrases.
Read this post till the end and see how you can easily check if the person has a legitimate teaching license.
The first thing you will hear is that this training course is not like the others and not for hanging a certificate on the wall. It is important to establish a plane where you cannot be compared with others.
You need to know the secrets.
Instead of putting real effort into the training, you are served an easy way to be a part of the training program. Because the “energy” must be feeling good, we don’t want to strain ourselves too much.
Because there is an easy way to learn all this, the guru must somehow convey the feeling of success to keep pulling more money out of your pocket. People are at fault if they do not educate themselves. People make of it what they believe and what they think how it should be.
Copy real schools
The new-age gurus definitely try to copy real educational institutes like our Wudang Academy. The content and elements of it get copied and then packed into an exclusive marketing scheme.
All is good if you practice for yourself, but fake masters are always responsible for hurting students because they are not qualified to be teachers.
In this day and age, it is unbelievable why people believe in this bogus and not try to learn the real thing. In many cases, both are at fault, the fake master because he provides unqualified teaching and the student because the student never took a real interest in the content and just wanted quick healing energy.
Here the naked truth:
The regulation of Wudang arts is crucial. Otherwise, we will see more and more pseudo healers in the future. Healing also never was the main purpose of Daoist martial arts. The content will get watered down quickly if there is absolutely no way to confirm real values. Our Wudang Academy is the protector of the Sanfengpai-culture and only deploys new teachers through rigorous testing and examination. The education usually goes between one to three years, and in China, often up to 5 years for a master’s license. Now it is clear why the easy way is attractive for pulling quick money out of unknowing pockets. Just understand that these gurus try to be very convincing; they might be writing books or come up with their own healing methods to legitimate our Wudang content. Some might be quite old; some may start their fake master’s carrier at a young age. There is no definite formula to see through all the marketing schemes.
We have a transparent database validation tool for all legitimations, you can check them here:
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If you are unsure, we recommend that you contact us in our community forum! There you can ask questions if you want to know about a certain teacher or master.
The Real one is that who takes a fortune of us.
Wudang masters like money very much. More than Dao.
Wudang is definitively worse than any of the Taijiquan styles because it’s not real.
There are actually two kinds of Wudang Taijiquan, but I am assuming you’re referring to the Wudang Mountain version (the one that stems from a myth) and not the Hong Kong version (which came from Wu Style).
The very premise of Wudang Taijiquan is full of dishonesty. First, they claim to be the founder of Taijiquan, created by an immortal named Zhang Sanfeng.
Here are reasons why this cannot be the case:
Different authors place him in different times such as the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), Sung Dynasty (969-1126), and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Some say he existed in all of these times. Humans don’t live for 300 years.
In the Taijiquan world, this name does not show up until after Yang Luchan (Founder of Yang Style) taught Wuxiang.
Many Chinese historians, from the 1920’s onwards, point out that there is no documented evidence to support the Zhang Sanfeng story.
It’s suspicious that this name only started to have gotten mentioned in the Taijiquan world from the Yang/Wu folks but not the Chen folks – even though Yang originated from Chen. If Wudang Taijiquan predated Chen Style, I would find it very suspicious as to why Wudang looks like it came from Yang style instead of Chen Style. Both Yang and Wudang clearly do not have movements from Er Lu (Second form of Chen Style).
The final nail in the coffin is the visual evidence of people practicing Wudang Taijiquan which is really just really bad Yang Style with added low stances and perhaps some mimicry of Chen’s Fajin.
Wudang mountain also has no history of any martial arts.
The idea of Wudangquan involving Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan is also indicative of its lies. The one who promoted those three arts as “Internal” was Sun Lutang – founder of Sun Style Taijiquan – well before the Wudang myth was spun up. All three of those arts have very different histories and origins that do not tie into the Wudang Mountain. The Wudang temples have no relationship to the so-called internal martial arts.
Now you might wonder: Why is Wudang martial arts as big as it is?
Its popularity as a martial art ‘style’ emerged post 1980 – near the Shaolin monastry’s monetization. These antique tourist sites plus the martial art fanaticism among westerners = funtional profitability.
At the end of the day, the invention of Wudang martial arts is from a relatively recent monkey-making story. And, it works. People buy into it.