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Become a tai chi and kung fu instructor by training under the tutelage of skilled coaches from WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy in Hubei, China! This is your chance to become a certified instructor. Zheng Sanfeng, the father of tai chi, picked Wudangshan because of the Taoist temples and the magical energy of the area and just knew this is the best place on earth to learn his style of martial arts and where you can also master your own skills.
You will be accommodated in a double room with air conditioner (summer), heater (winter), and high-speed internet. Tai chi and kung fu instructor students are given priority for available rooms.
This certification course is based on how well the students learn and not a period of time. If the students master a certain form to the satisfaction of Shifu Zheng inside of the allotted time period, the students will be moved to the next form of instruction. Certification is based on how well the students accept each tai chi and kung fu form and can gain their certification in less than three years.
The above class schedule will run from Friday to Wednesday morning and until lunch. Wednesday afternoons and Thursdays are free time for the student. WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy encourages the student to take in the local culture by visiting Wudang Mountain and the City of Wudangshan.
Tai chi is an integrated aerobic metabolism and longevity exercise for the integration of guidance and boxing. It is soft, soothing, and fruity. It is a relaxation, a series of movement, and it pays attention to the balance of Yin and Yang and the cultivation of body and mind. It was proved to be the most suitable for people's physical fitness; longevity prolonging a sport.
With the development of society, the important role of tai chi health has been highly valued and accepted by people, which has gained obvious effect in practice.
Wudang kung fu was founded by Zhang Sanfeng, a family of hundreds of families, and raised the family as one to make the truth of kung fu and the Taoist culture as its aim. Wudang kung fu is in the infinite tai chi, two meters as a whole.
It follows Taoism and Taoist philosophy theory as a guide, combined with Taoism medicine, Yi, Zhang Dan within the human body science and law, and the martial art with a strong healthy body together to pay attention to the human body meridian acupoints, to practice a good solid internal work foundation from the inside and outside of the gas into practice, and achieve the unity of kung fu.
Wudang kung fu discusses the law of the life activities from the essence, which is the brilliant crystallization of Wudang Taoism in the exploration of life.
Below, you will find the list of tai chi or kung fu forms that you must master to gain your instructor's certification.
WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy is located in the Happy Valley of Tai Shan Temple in the special economic zone of Wudang Mountain. It was founded by the 15th generation of Wudang Senfeng schools. Wudang Happy Valley is adjacent to Lake Tai Chi which is quiet and tranquil; an excellent place to get away from the world.
WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy is located approximately five kilometers south of the City of Wudangshan on the banks of Lake Tai Chi in the province of Hubei. Here, you can adjust your body and cultivate your mind. You can learn about Wudang Taoist culture, experience Wudang Taoist lifestyle, pay respect to Wudang royal ashram, and study the theories of Laozi.
You can also enjoy the Qing Feng Ming Yue (refreshing wind and bright moon), see and hear the bird at play, smell the wonderful aroma of the native flowers, or you can swim in Lake Tai Chi. In such a beautiful environment, you can just feel the Qi entering your body, purifying your soul. Bath your body in nature and the sunlight and walk in the flowers and achieve harmony with nature.
One day per month will be set aside from physical training to visit the temple areas on historic Wudang Mountain. This gives our instructor candidates an opportunity to learn about the Tao and Tao culture. Our students are encouraged to speak to the Taoist priests at the temples with the aid of our staff translator. Lunch will be provided on each of the trips up the mountain.
Master Zheng Shi He is a 15th generation Shifu and has been training Kung Fu and Wudang Style Taiji since the age of 12. Shifu Zheng was trained by the legendary Grand Shifu Zhong Yunlong at the Purple Heaven Palace on Wudang Mountain. Master Zheng was the head instructor for Chen ShiXing here in Wudangshan and opened his current facility in 2015.
The training will take place at the WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy in Hubei, China.
WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy offers a traditional Taoist vegetarian diet and three meals a day with the occasional meat dish as part of the tuition.
During your free time, you can visit historic Wudang Mountain temples, Wudangshan Taoist museum, and the Wudangshan walking street filled with shops of traditional tai chi or kung fu clothing and tai chi or kung fu weapons.
Shiyan Wudangshan Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Shiyan Wudangshan Airport (WDS), and once you reach the airport, WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy can arrange an airport transfer to the school, free of charge. Please inform WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy about your flight details to arrange the airport transfer.
If a student chooses to take a bus, they must arrive in Shiyan and then pick up bus 206 or bus 203 to Wudangshan. Get off at the main supermarket and call the school for pickup. Please note the public bus stops running from Shiyan to Wudangshan at 10:30 p.m. and starts at 6:30 a.m. daily and leaves every 30 minutes.
If a student chooses to come by train, they may depart from any of the major cities to Shiyan by high-speed train or normal train. It is possible to use the normal train directly to Wudangshan train station. WDS Shi He Gong Fu Guan Academy will pick the student up at that location as long as you provide them with an itinerary.