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1 Month Wudang Qigong, Taiji, and China Kungfu Training

1 Month Wudang Qigong, Taiji, and China Kungfu Training

  • WudangDao Kung Fu Institute, Five Dragon Temple, Wudang Mountain, Shiyan, Hubei, China

China Kung Fu School

Learn the traditional Wudang Gong Fu, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi. Practice it at is country of origin and enjoy the scenery. Learn from the Master and have a training that suits your needs. Study at WudangDao Kung Fu Institute, where students of all levels are welcome.

Highlights

  • Daily morning and afternoon Kung Fu training
  • Traditional Wudang Gongfu, Qigong, and Taiji training
  • 15th generation Wudang Sanfeng Kung Fu Master
  • Peaceful, serene, and scenic location
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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Our school in Wudang Mountain, offer traditional training in Wudang Kung Fu (Gong Fu), Qigong, and Taiji (Tai Chi). Training can be provided on a short or long term basis. Please contact WudangDao Kung Fu Institute to arrange tours of the Wudang area.

Over 500 million people practice Taiji all over the world, but how many have the opportunity to practice it at its origin? Deep in the Mountains at our school, not only can you train Taiji and Kung Fu at its origin, you can also experience what life is like on this sacred mountain.

We offer short-term and long-term training in the following categories: Kung Fu basic exercises, Kung Fu forms, Wudang Kung Fu weapons, Wudang San Feng Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. In addition, we offer Chinese language classes.

We welcome students of all levels, and with different durations of stay. We could also design a training program that fits your need and duration of stay.

WudangDao Institute schedule

  • 07:40 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:30 Morning training
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon training
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Dinner

Wudang Gongfu training styles

Kung Fu

Wudang Internal Kung Fu

Wudang Internal Kung Fu was first created by one of the most well-known ancient Wudang Taoist Priests, Zhang Sanfeng. Zhang Sanfeng became famous during the late years of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning years of the Ming Dynasty.

According to legend, Zhang Sanfeng also known as Zhang Jun-Bao, was born East of Liaoning Province at the end of Song Dynasty. It is said that he lived on earth for over 300 years before his death. However, many people truly believe that Zhang Sanfeng is living as an immortal on earth.

Zhang Sanfeng fathered Wudang Internal Kung Fu. It has been passed on from generation to generation, Master to disciple. In addition to Wudang internal Kung Fu, Zhang Sanfeng is known as the creator of Taiji.

Wudang Mountain is home to the most traditional internal forms of Taiji & Internal Kung Fu. Other internal forms such as Xingyi, Baxian, Baji & Xuangong were brought to Wudang Mountain generations after the original form was developed and continue to be practiced to this day.

Wudang Internal Kung Fu has the characteristics of overcoming toughness with flexibility, hardness with softness and movement with stillness. Wudang Kung Fu not only provides the function of body-strengthening and self-defense but can also preserve ones inner energy.

Kung Fu basics

In the path towards body and mind mastery, one needs to develop external qualities such as flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, agility, and internal qualities such as awareness, focus, patience, and perseverance. Wudang Kung Fu basics consist of a wide range of exercises such as stretchings, stances, step works, jumps, punches, kicks, cardio-vascular activities, and strength-building activities.

Kung Fu forms - Fu Hu Quan (Taming tiger form)

Fuhu Quan (taming tiger form) includes 65 postures. This form is also known as Xiang Long Fuhu Quan (taming tiger & dragon form). Fuhu Quan is what Taoist Monks use for basic training. This form was created to protect Wudang Mountain and its temples. By using great physical force this form is known for frightening enemies away.

Hand work is an extremely important component to this form. In addition to a focus on punching, grasping, pulling, and upper cutting, some important leg work is also used. It is clearly shown with this form that enormous force can be hidden in extreme softness.

Kung Fu forms - Fu Hu Quan video

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Wu Quan (Xuan Wu form)

Xuan Wu Quan (Xuan Wu form) includes 53 movements. It is also called two symbol form, which comes from Yin and Yang because the movements are both hard and soft, quick and slow. When practicing this form the practitioner moves as quick as lightening and as loud as thunder. To maintain advantage this form uses stillness to overcome the movement of the opponent.

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Wu Quan 53 movements

  • Hun Yuan yi qi: Mix Hun and Yuan as a whole
  • Xian ren zhi lu: The immortal directs the road
  • Gui she tong ti: The turtle and the snack share the same body
  • Bai she tu xin: White snake spits out its tongue
  • Yin she Tan lu: The silver snake explores its road
  • Wu long bai wei: Dark dragon swings its tail
  • Huang long tan zhua: Yellow dragon reaches out its claws
  • Ye ma dou zong: Wild horse shakes its mane
  • Jin ji shang jia: Golden cock mounts perch
  • Meng hu chu lin: Fierce tiger comes out of the woods
  • Bai yuan dao guo: White ape steals fruits
  • Hei xiong fan zhang: Black bear turns its claws outwards
  • Hai di lao yue: Fish for the moon in the ocean
  • Jin ji bao xiao: Golden pheasant welcomes the coming of morning
  • Ye yan you fei: Wild goose swims and flies
  • Lao long tan xue: Old dragon explores its cave
  • Yan zi chao shui: Diving swallow
  • Er long xi zhu: Two dragons play with the bead
  • You long xi shui: The swimming dragon plays in the water
  • Meng hu chu lin: Fierce tiger comes out of the woods
  • Cang long ru hai: The auspicious dragon returns to the sea (left)
  • Jin ji dian shi: Golden pheasant pecks its food
  • Cang long ru hai: The auspicious dragon returns to the sea (right)
  • Yin she chu dong: Silver snack comes out of its lair
  • Bai she tu xin: White snake spits out its tongue
  • Yan zi chao shui: Diving swallow
  • Jin gui ru dong: Golden turtle returns to its lair
  • Bai he liang chi: White crane spreads its wings
  • Yin she chan liu: Silver snake coils the willow tree
  • Wu long bai wei: Dark dragon swings its tail
  • Ye ma dou zong: Wild horse shakes its mane (left)
  • Hei xiong liang zhang: Black bear shows its claws
  • Qi tun shan he: Imbued with a spirit that can conquer mountains and rivers
  • Er long xi zhu: Two dragons play with the bead
  • Yu tu tan tui: Jade rabbit snaps its legs
  • Hai di lao yue: Fish for the moon in the ocean (right)
  • Dan feng chao yang: The phoenix faces to the sun (right)
  • Hai di lao yue: Fish for the moon in the ocean (left)
  • Dan feng chao yang: The phoenix faces to the sun (left)
  • Jin gui tan lu
  • Ling gui chu dong
  • Yu long dou lin
  • Ling gui chu dong
  • Yu long dou lin
  • Jin gui tan xue
  • Jin ji bao xiao
  • Tui chuang wang yue
  • Ye ma dou zong
  • Hei xiong tui zhang
  • Hei xiong ba sun
  • Gui she tong ti
  • Bai she tu xin
  • Shen gui ru tong
  • Zheng qi chang cun

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Quan video

Kung Fu forms - Long Hua Quan (Wudang dragon form)

Longhua Quan (Wudang Dragon Form) includes 28 movements. Wudang Mountain is comprised of both northern and southern Kung Fu traditions. The southern tradition is focused on hand to hand combat, while the northern tradition is most famous for their leg work. Longhua Quan is from Northern Wudang and is mainly known for its intricate leg movements. When practicing this form we can see the dragons characteristics as well as its courage.

Kung Fu forms - Long Hua 28 movements

  • Qing long chu shui liang zhua shi: The auspicious dragon comes out of the water and shows its paws
  • Zhuan shen tan zhua qin na shi: Turn around the body with the gesture of capture
  • Tui shou shan shen chuan hou zhang: Pull hands and dodge the body and pounce on sideways
  • Qin shou pi mian po xi tong lei tui: Raise up the hand and chop along the direction of the other parts face, kick with the straight leg to the ribs
  • Tui shou shan shen chuan hou zhang: Pull the hand, dodge the body thrust the other partys throat
  • Shuang zhua long zhua cui lei zhang: Grasp the ribs of the other party with two paws which are like those of dragon
  • Huang long yao shen bai wei: the yellow dragon roll its body and swing its tail
  • Ya shou feng mian tong du fan lei jiao: Kick with two hands in a lower position, seal the face, kick to the position of the other partys stomach
  • Cai shou lian huan duo zi: Grasp the other partys hand and kick with continuous feet
  • Yao qin ji zhua chong mian tong lei tui: Roll, capture, blow, grasp and kick to the other partys ribs face to face
  • Bai lian shou shan shen shi: Swing the lotus head and with the gesture of dodging
  • Ya shou dian quan che lun fan shen tan zhua: Dot the fist with the hands in a lower position then explore the paws with the body turning around like wheels
  • Shan shen guan er chui: Dodge and pounce sideways
  • Feng mian po xi lian huan hou tong tui: Seal the face, kick to the ribs backwards with the straight leg
  • Bai lian tong du zhong feng shi: Kick the opposites abdomen with the zhong feng gesture just like swing the lotus
  • Fan shen ti shuai dao shi: Return and jump with the falling gesture
  • Qian hou lian huan chong lei quan: Beat the opposites ribs continually with the fist
  • Pi mian shan shen han xiong chong lei quan: Beat the opposites face while dodging the body, beating the ribs with chest in
  • Feng shou wo du tong lei quan: seal the hands and heel kick forward
  • Qing long fan shen liang zhua shi: The auspicious dragon turns its body back and shows its claws
  • Qin shou beng chui tong lei lian huan sao lei tui: Capture the opposites hands and upper chop the other partys ribs, then kick to the ribs continually
  • Long xing yao shou lian huan tao zhang
  • Zuo you shan bu chong lei quan
  • Mo yun dian lei quan
  • Qiao bu lian huan zhang cheng bu:
  • Wo du tong lei fan shen bai lian jiao
  • Jin long yao shen qian shui shi
  • Shou shi: Contract

Kung Fu forms - Long Hua video

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan (eight extreme form)

Ba Ji Quan (eight extreme form), includes 47 postures. In contrast to Taiji, Baji is a forceful form that has swift, vigorous and steady movement. It can be used for long-distance attack as well as short-distance defense.

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan section 1

  • Qi shi (beginning)
  • Shang bu tiao zhang (step up and snap the palm)
  • Zhen bu ma bu ding zhou (stamp foot and putt with elbow in horse step)
  • Shang bu fan guan quan (step forward to give a reverse strike-ear blow)
  • Ge zhou cheng quan (parry with elbow and punch)
  • Ing bu zai quan (bring foot together and plunge downward with fist)

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan section 2

  • Za quan chan tui (smash fist and kick sideways with outer edge of foot)
  • Kou tui you gong bu fan za quan (turn the leg inward, form a right bow step and smash with fist)
  • You ge dang cheng quan (parry at the right and punch)
  • Ma bu tui zhang (push hands in horse step)

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan section 3

  • Shuang tuo zhang (push up both palms)
  • Shuang jie zhang
  • Xu bu liang zhang (flash palm in empty step)
  • Ti xi bao tui (uplift the knee and hug the leg)
  • Fan shen tui zhang (turn body over and push the palm)
  • You da chan (big right wrap kick)
  • Zuo da chan (bid left reap kick)
  • Xiao chan beng quan (small wrap kick and inch punch fist)
  • Shang bu ma bu tui zhang (step up and push palm in horse step)
  • Yu fu gong bu gua jie

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan section 4

  • Zuo you ge dang zhou (parry with elbows at both sides)
  • Shang bu zai quan (step forward to plunge downward with fist)
  • Ma bu shuang bian zhou
  • Zhuan shen jie zhang
  • Ma bu li za quan (smash with fist in horse step)
  • You gong bu dang zhou (block with elbow in right bow step)
  • Ma bu tui zhang (push palms in horse step)
  • Zhuan shen ma bu tui zhang (turn body over and push palms in horse step)]
  • Tui bu ma bu tui zhang (step backward to push palms in horse step)
  • Lun pi za quan (swing and punch downward with fist)
  • Xiao chan zhen bu zuo gao tan tui (small grapevine, stamp foot and high left leg kicking)
  • Zuo fan za quan (left reverse smash fist)
  • Bing bu zai quan (bring feet together and plunge downward with fist)

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan section 5

  • Za quan chan tui (smash fist and kick sideways with outer edge of foot)
  • Kou tui you gong bu fan za quan (turn the leg inward, form a right bow step and smash with fist)
  • You ge dang cheng quan (parry at the right and punch)
  • Ma bu tui zhang (push palms in horse step)

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan section 6

  • He ji zhang bian xiao chan (clap and form a small reap kick)
  • Shou zhou zuo gong bu chong quan (withdraw the elbow, punch with fist in left bow step)
  • Fan he ji zhang bian xiao chan (clap with the back of hands and form a small wrap kick)
  • Shou zhou you gong bu chong quan (withdraw the elbow, punch with fist in right bow step)
  • Zuo cha zhang di tan tui (thrust palm downward at the left and kick the leg low)
  • Lou xi zuo gong bu you jie zhang
  • Zhuan shen beng quan (turn body over and give an inch punch fist)
  • You gong bu tui zhang (push palm in right bow step)
  • Zuo gong bu tui zhang (push palm in left bow step)
  • Shou shi (finishing)

Kung Fu forms - Ba Ji Quan video

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Gong Quan (mystical style form)

Xuan Gong Quan (mystical style form) includes 32 movements. This form is a northern basic training form used by Taoist Monks. Wudang mountain is comprised of both northern and southern Kung Fu traditions. The southern tradition is focused on hand to hand combat, while the northern tradition is most famous for their leg work.

Xuan Gong Quan is from northern Wudang and is mainly known for its basic leg movements. Though this form is basic, it is not a simple form because each movement is extreme. Xuan Gong Quan includes all of the Wudang Kung Fu basic fist work, leg work, and stances.

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Gong 32 movements

  • Qi shi (beginning)
  • Bai he liang chi (white crane spreads its wing)
  • Shang bu shuang cha zhang (step up and thrust both palms downwards)
  • Zhen bu lian huan pi (stamp and chop continuously)
  • Che bu ge dang quan (step backward, parry and punch)
  • Ge na chong lei quan (parry, hold and attack the ribs with fists)
  • Shang bu tong lei quan (step up to attack the ribs with legs)
  • Qi ma chong zhou (butt with elbow in horse-riding step)
  • Tou bu chuan hou (strike the throat in thief-like step)
  • Jin bu you gong bu chong lei quan (step up to attack the ribs in right bow step)
  • Che bu lian huan zha chong quan (step backward punch continuously)
  • Po xi tong lei tui (strike the opponents legs with straight legs)
  • Zhen bu you gong bu chong quan (stamp and punch in right bow step)
  • Shang bu ce tong tui (step up and kick sideways)
  • Che bu ge na chong quan (step backward, parry, hold and punch)
  • Wo xin jiao (attack the heart with foot)
  • Tui bu chong lei quan (step backward to attack the ribs with fists)
  • Shang bu tong lei tui (step up to attack the ribs
  • Qi ma pan zhou (hook elbows in horse-riding step)
  • Du li shuang tuo ge (parry and pull with both hands and one leg standing)
  • Shang bu feng shou guan er quan (step up and strike the opponents ear with fists)
  • Tou bu gou e chong lei quan (hook the moth and strike the ribs with fists and thief-like step)
  • Che bu yun shou zuo tui na (step backward, wave hands and push left palm)
  • Shang bu tong lei tui (shang bu ce tong tui (step up and kick sideways)
  • Que bu xiao qiao
  • Zhuan shen lian huan quan (turn body over and fist serially)
  • Po xi ce tong tui (strike the opponents legs with straight legs)
  • Che bu yin yang ti shou (step backward and lift hands with one palm and the other back
  • Shang bu qin na shou (step up, catch and hold)
  • You po xin jiao (attack the heart with right heel kick)
  • Qin dai shou (catch and hold)
  • Zuo po xin jiao (attack the heart with left heel kick)
  • Gua mian tui
  • Qi ma chong zhou
  • Zuo you ge zha
  • Yue bu tong lei
  • Gua mian tui
  • Xuan gong tui
  • Qi ma chong lei quan
  • Chuan zhang du li
  • Shang bu zhuan shen bai he liang chi
  • Chou bu wu hua liang zhang
  • Shou shi (finishing)

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Gong video

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Zhen Quan (mystical truth form)

Wudang Xuan Zheng Quan (Wudang mystical truth form) includes 30 movements. Though this form is basic, it is not a simple form because each movement is extreme. This form is from the same family as Xuan Gong Quan however, it is a higher level form.

Wudang Xuan Zheng Quan focuses on palm movements, punching, elbow, twisting, and grasping. though this form has the appearance of being very forceful, it combines both hard and soft movement in addition to serious internal practice.

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Zhen 30 movements

  • Wu hua liang zhang: Flash palm like a flower of five petals
  • Zhen bu lian huan pi zhang: Stamp with linked chopping palms
  • Tiao bu xuan ji liang chi shi: Leap and hang the cock to let the wings spread
  • Xiong bu gua mian du li shi: Bear style step with crescent leg inside and stand with one leg
  • Hui shen shuang shou guan er chui: Turn back the body and wave the hand to beat the opponents bears with fists
  • Hui shen shuang liang zhang: Turn back the body to flash two palms
  • Tou bu li wai feng shou guan er chui: Seal the hands and beat the opponents ears with fists quickly, sealing two hands
  • Qi ma chong lei shui: Ride horse to beat the opponents ribs with fists
  • Zuo pan liao yin shou
  • Tong lei tui: Kick to the ribs
  • Lian huan duo zi jiao: Linked steps
  • Jin xian gou e chong lei quan: Hook the moth with golden thread and beat the opponents ribs with fists
  • Qin shou po xi: Catch the hand and kick with straight leg
  • Gua mian chong zhou: Paunch with the elbow
  • Zuo pan liao yin shou
  • Jin long he kou: Golden dragon closes its mouth
  • You pu bu kan quan: Chop with the palm and paunch from the right side
  • Shang bu deng shen chong du quan: Step forward to start up the body, beating to the abdomen
  • Fan shen chuan yin zhang: Turn back the body to thrust the groin of the other party with the palm
  • Qiao bu ya zhou: Press the elbow with a little step
  • Gua shou tong lei tui: Hang two hands and kick to the opponents ribs
  • Zong shen shuang guan er: Jump up to beat the opponents ears with two fists
  • Deng shen shuang shou shuang ji lei: Start up the body and turn over the hands to beat the other partys ribs
  • Shun shou shuang chong quan: Paunch the fists in a favorable position
  • Fan shen chong quan: Punch the fist when turn over the body
  • Cai shou chong lei tui: Catch the hand to kick to the ribs
  • Gua mian bai lian: Lotus kick with the crescent leg
  • Zuo you yao zhou: Shake elbows both sides
  • Qian ti, hou liao, wo xin, tong lei tui: Kick forward and uppercut backward, then kick to the ribs
  • Shang bu duo zi jiao, hai di quan: Step forward continually with the fist from the bottom of the sea
  • Tou bu li wai feng shou chong lei quan: Seal the hands both inward and outward and beat to the ribs quickly
  • Fan shen po xi, gua mian chong lei quan: Turn back the body to kick with straight leg, then beat to the ribs with crescent arm
  • Zhuan shen wu hua liang zhang: Turn back the body and flash the palm like a flower of five petals
  • Shou shi: Finishing form

Kung Fu forms - Xuan Zhen video

Kung Fu forms - Ba Gua Zhang (Ba Gua palm)

Bagua Zhang (Bagua palm) has 8 separate parts, each part has a different group of movements. Bagua Zhang was developed from the laws of the five elements which are Metal, Wood, Water, Fire & Earth.

This Kung Fu form is based on the movement of walking in a circle. Some of the most famous Bagua forms are, old Bagua palm and round body Bagua palm. All forms of Bagua are practiced for body strengthening & defense in addition to health and wellbeing.

Kung Fu forms - Ba Gua 8 parts

  • Dan Huan Zhang (Single change palm)
  • Shuang Huan Zhang (Double change palm)
  • Holding the sky palm
  • Turn body palm
  • Flowing palm
  • Grinding palm
  • Spinning palm
  • Three forward thrusting palm

Kung Fu forms - Xing Yi Quan (body & will form)

Xingyi Quan (body & will form) includes 22 movements. The creator of this form was Master Gou Yung Cheng. He developed Xingyi Quan while handcuffed & shackled in jail, over one hundred and fifty years ago. Because both his hands and feet were restrained, the movements in this form are all limited, large and stretched movements are not found in here for this reason.

Xingyi Quan is composed of five different basic punches referred to as Pi, Bong, Zhuan, Pao and Heng. In addition to the five punches, other movements practiced are cuts, straight blows, swings, thrusts and so on. The movements are simple, concise and effective.

Kung Fu forms - Wu Xing Lian Huan Quan manure of five-element chain boxing

  • Beginning stance
  • Drill fist
  • Chop palm
  • Inch punch fist
  • The black dragon comes out of water
  • Black tiger comes out of lair
  • White crane spreads its wing
  • Canon fist
  • Chain chop palm
  • Bao guo shi
  • Drill fist
  • Leopard cat climbs onto the tree
  • Chain inch fist
  • Leopard cat climbs onto the tree backward
  • Inch punch fist
  • Sparrow hawk flies into woods
  • Yellow dragon reaches out its claw
  • Shuang jie shou
  • White snake shakes its body
  • White snake comes out of its nest
  • Wild horse are galloping
  • Sparrow hawk flies into woods
  • Sparrow hawk flips over
  • Sparrow hawk gets ready to fly]
  • Inch punch fist
  • Chop palm
  • Finishing stance

Kung Fu forms - Tanglang Quan (mantis form)

Tanglang Quan (mantis form) includes 40 movements. This form was developed after carefully watching the movements of the Mantis. This insect is extremely well balanced due to its large midsection. In addition to being stable the mantis his front legs have very quick movement.

Kung Fu forms - Tanglang video

Weapons - Baxian Jian (eight immortal sword)

Baxian Jian includes 81 postures. This form originated from the stances of The Eight Immortals: He Xian-gu (with lotus flowers), Li Tie-guai (with pilgrims gourd and iron crutch), Cao Gou-Jiu (with castanets), Dong-bin (with fly-wisk and sword), Han Xiang-zi (with a flute), Zhuang-li Quan (with fan and peach of immortality), Lan Cai-he (with basket of flowers), and Zhang Guo-lao (with drum).

When done quickly, this form hides the movement of the body with the sword. Baxian Jian is known for its simplicity, its combined force of both hardness and softness and for the imitative stances of eight immortals.

Weapons - Baxian Jian 81 postures

  • Yu bei shi (preparatory stance)
  • Xu bu chuan zhi (thrust the finger in empty step)
  • Ti jiao tan shou (kick with toes leading and flash the tiger)
  • Bing bu liang zhi (bring feet together and flash the finger)
  • Ding bu ce zhi (thrust the finger sideways in T-step)
  • Cha bu hu jian (guard the sword in crossed legs)
  • Xu bu cang jian (hide the sword in empty step)
  • Ma bu ge jian (parry with sword in horse step)
  • Xu bu qie jian (slice with sword in empty step)
  • Xu bu chuo jian (thrust the sword in empty step)
  • Ma bu ping ci (stab with sword horizontally in horse step)
  • Xu bu jie jian (intercept with sword in empty step)
  • Ma bu hou cang (hide behind in horse step)
  • Ma bu bao jian (hold the sword in horse step)
  • Gong bu xia pi (hack backward with sword in bow step)
  • Zhuan shen sao jian (turn body over and sweep with the sword)
  • Ti xi tiao jian (uplift the knee and raise the sword with straight arms)
  • Wan hua pi jian (hack with sword with twisted wrist)
  • Zong bu shang tiao (leap and raise the sword with straight arms)
  • Pu bu xia pi (pounce and cleave downward with sword)
  • Yang shen fan pi (lie backward and hack reverse)
  • Cha bu pi jian (cleave with a sword in backward crossed step)
  • Ma bu ge jian (parry with the sword in horse step)
  • Gong bu ping ci (stab horizontally in bow step)
  • Ma bu bao jian (hole the sword in horse step)
  • Gong bu xie pi (cleave with sword horizontally in bow step)
  • Zhuan shen sao jian (turn body over and sweep with the sword)
  • Gong bu tiao jian (raise the sword with straight arms in bow step)
  • Zuo ti tui (left leg kicking)
  • Cha bu shang jie (cross-cut upward in crossed step)
  • Gong bu ci jian (stab with the sword in bow step)
  • Gong bu ling jian (swing the sword in bow step)
  • Ti xi xia jie (uplift the knee and intercept downward with a sword)
  • Dian bu lun pi (cut with arm swing in tiptoeing stance)
  • Wan hua chuo jian (twist the wrist to swing the sword)
  • Xu bu qian zhi (point forwards in empty step)
  • Xing bu chuan jian (thread the sword while walking)
  • Gai bu dai jian (pull the sword in front crossover step)
  • Cha bu hou ci (stab backward in backward crossover step)
  • Zuo pai jiao (pat the left feet)
  • Zuo zhan you ba (left chop and right pull out)
  • Gong bu pi jian (cleave with the sword in bow step)
  • Xing bu dai jian (lead the sword while walking)
  • Ma bu ge jian (parry with sword in horse step)
  • Ti xi bao jian (uplift the knee and hold the sword)
  • Gong bu ci jian (stab with the sword in bow step)
  • Hua di dai jian
  • Gong bu ti jian (lift the sword in bow step)
  • Ti xi ya jian (uplift the knee to press the sword)
  • Tiao bu dian jian (leap to point with the sword)
  • Ti xi tan jian (uplift the knee and explore with the sword)
  • Gai bu li jiao (wring inward n front crossover step)
  • Xu bu liao jian (upper cut with sword in empty step)
  • Ti xi ya jian (uplift the knee and press the sword)
  • Xie bu pi jian (cleave with the sword in seated step)
  • Zhuan shen ge jian (turn body over to parry with sword)
  • (parry with sword in seated step)
  • (Support the sword with the arm in bow step)
  • (Intercept with sword in seated step)
  • (Support the sword with the arm in bow step)
  • Xie bu chuo jian
  • Gong bu tuo jian
  • Zuo you ba jian
  • You xing bu ting jian
  • Zuo xing bu mo jian
  • You xing bu ting jian
  • Ti xi tan jian
  • Gai bu wai jiao
  • Niu bu bai jian
  • Ti xi chao jian
  • Gong bu tan ci
  • Gong bu pi jian
  • Xing bu dai jian
  • Ma bu ge jian
  • Gong bu ci jian
  • Zuo you pi jian
  • Gong bu ci jian
  • Ti xi liang jian
  • Xu bu chuan zhi
  • Bing bu an zhi
  • Shou shi (finishing)

Weapons - Wudang Taiyi Xuan Men Jian (Wudang Taoist sword)

Wudang Taiyi Xuan Men Jian (Wudang Taoist sword) includes 65 movements. Wudang Mountain is famous for its sword. The sword plays a very special role in traditional Chinese weapons.

Wudang Mountain has many sword forms, Wudang Taiyi Xuan Men Jain is the most coveted of all of the sword forms on the mountain. When Wudang Taiyi Xuan Men Jain is practiced the mind leads the physical movement and the body becomes one with the sword.

Weapons - Wudang Taiyi Xuan Men Jain 65 movements

  • Qi shi: Beginning form
  • Qing long chu dong: Black dragon comes out of its cave
  • Ba yun xian ri: Remove the clouds to see the sun
  • Hen fu lai chi: Regret the fortune comes late
  • Zi yan chuan lin: Purple swallow flies through the woods
  • Chi bei dan bian: Single whip on the back
  • Tian bian zhai ri: Pick up the sun on the brink of the sky
  • Xiu li cang hua: Flowers hide in the sleeves
  • Jin bu zhong ci: Thrust while proceeding
  • Hai di lao yue: Fish for the moon in the ocean
  • Ma hou yang bian: Wave the whip in behind the horse
  • Guai mang ru tong: The monstrous python hibernates in the cave
  • Ye mw fen zong: Part the mane of the wild horse
  • Hui shen qu bao: Turn back the body to fetch the treasure
  • Jin feng xun chao: Golden phoenix searches for its nest
  • Ling mao bu shu: Civet cat catches mice
  • Bai she tu xin: White snack spits out its tongue
  • Fen jian fan pi: Segment swordplay and chop
  • Shang bu pi jian: Step forward and chop with the sword
  • Tou feng bao jian: Play the treasure sword fast as the wing
  • Tai gong diao yu: Tai gong hooks fish
  • Shun feng sao ye: Sweep the leaves in the direction of the wind
  • Tou feng bao jian: Play the treasure sword fast as the wing
  • Zhi zhang quan he: Hold two palms and weight the balance
  • Shun feng lin yi: Catch the coat with the wind
  • Tian gang zhi lu: The big dipper directs the road
  • Shang bu dou shen: Step forward and shake the body
  • Shun shui tui zhou: Slide the boat down the river
  • Zhong pan yun jian: Wave the sword in the middle round
  • Ce mian suo hou: Thrust the throat sideways
  • Ge shang jie xia: Separate the above and intercept the below
  • Ye cha tan hai: Yehshak explores the sea
  • Hen fu lai chi: Regret the fortune comes late
  • Jin lan lian huan: Intercept the flowing rings
  • Tui chuang wang yue: Open the window and enjoy the moon
  • Hui shen ci xi: Turn back the body to thrust the knees
  • Yao zi fan shen: The sparrow turns over the body
  • Qing ting dian shui: The dragonfly scratches the surface of the water
  • Huang que ji gu: The sis kin attacks the crops
  • Fan jiang jiao hai: Overturn rivers and seas

Weapons - Ba Xian Gun (eight immortal staff)

Baxian Gun (Eight Immortal Staff) includes 61 postures. This form is one of Wudang Mountains treasures. It was created by imitating the features of the Taoist Eight Immortals: He Xian-gu (with lotus flowers), Li Tie-guai (with pilgrims gourd and iron crutch), Cao Gou-Jiu (with castanets), L Dong-bin (with fly-wisk and sword), Han Xiang-zi (with a flute), Zhuang-li Quan (with fan and peach of immortality), Lan Cai-he (with basket of flowers), and Zhang Guo-lao (with drum). Baixian Gun is part of the Wudang Eight Immortal School which is only handed down secretly to some favored disciples.

Weapons - Ba Xian Gun 61 postures

  • Qi shi: Beginning
  • Shun shui tui zhou: Slide the boat down the water
  • Jiu di cha zhen: Put a needle in the very ground where you stand on
  • Xian ren zhi lu: The immortal directs the way
  • Huang yun gai ding: The yellow clouds cover the top
  • Tai gong diao yu: Tai gong fishes
  • Tie niu gen di: The iron bull harrows the field
  • Han zhong li jie yi: Han Zhong li unbutton his clothes
  • Dan feng chao yang: The phoenix faces to the sun
  • Zhui feng gan yue: Rush with the wind and keep pace with the moon.
  • Yu tu tan tui: The white rabbit bounces its legs
  • Lv dong bing bei jian: Lv dong bing carries his sword
  • Fan zhen qian kun: (you) Reverse qian and kun (right)
  • Dong bing yin jiu (you) Lv dong bing drink the wine
  • Lan yao qu bao: Intercept the waist to take the treasure
  • Dong bing yin jiu (zuo) Lv Dong bing drinks the wine (left)
  • Fan zhen qian kun (zuo): Reverse qian and kun (left)
  • Dan feng chao yang: The phoenix faces to the sun
  • Yu tu tan tui: The white rabbit bounces its legs
  • Ba cao xun she: Pluck the grass to search for the snake
  • Tai gong diao yu: Tai gong fishes
  • Tie niu gen di: The iron bull harrows the field
  • Zuo zhen shan he: Situate and shake the mountains and rivers
  • Dan feng chao yang: The phoenix faces to the sun
  • Zhui feng gan yue: Rush with the wind and keep pace with the moon.
  • Tu zi deng jiao: The jade rabbit steps the ground
  • Yue bu xiao qiao: Jump with hook kicking
  • Guaili liang xiang: Tie Guaili shows his appearance
  • Tie Guaili du bu xia yun ti: Tie Guaili descends from the heaven ladder with one leg
  • Hui tou wang yue: Turns back the head to look at the moon
  • Ba cao xun she: Pock the grass to search for the snake
  • Bai she tu xin: The white snake shows its tongue
  • Han Xiangzi chui xiao: Han Xiangzi blows the flute
  • Bai she tu xin: The white snake shows its tongue
  • Han Xiangzi chui xiao: Han Xiangzi blows the flute
  • Lan Caihe guan wang: Lan Caihe observes the whole situation
  • Tong zi bai yue: the children kowtow and pray to the moon
  • Zuo you yin yang: Left right yin and yang
  • Heng sao qian jun: Sweep off hundreds of the soldiers
  • Zuo you yin yang: Left right yin and yang
  • Mei nv xian hua: The beauty presents the flowers
  • He xiangu xian shou: He xiangu offers her birthday presents
  • Zhang guolao dao qi mao lv: Zhang Guolao rides his donkey backwards
  • Tie niu gen di: The iron bull harrows the field
  • Dan feng chao yang: The phoenix faces to the sun
  • Cao Guojiu pao shu
  • Hui tou wang yue
  • Zui wo xian chuang
  • Pao zhuan yin yu
  • Zuo zhen shan he
  • Han zhong li yao shan
  • Bai she tu xin
  • Han xiangzi le ma heng di
  • Lv Dongbing ti bei jing jiu
  • He Xiangu cai hua
  • Lan Caihe xian bao
  • Cao Guojiu fan shu
  • Tie Guaili du jiao deng tian
  • Zhang Guolao ju bian
  • Luo di sheng gen
  • Shou shi

Weapons - Fu Chen (horse tail whisk)

Fu Chen (horse tail whisk) includes 24 movements. Fu Chen is a soft weapon used by Taoists for travel. The movements of this form are made up of dusting, sweeping and picking. This weapon looks very soft & gentle but is extremely hard and strong.

Names of the acts

  • Starting position
  • Turning around the body
  • The yellow dragon covering the head
  • The old tortoise trying the way
  • Stepping in the position of the five elements
  • The black tiger beating a way
  • Sweeping thousands of soldiers
  • Turning over the rivers and the seas
  • Putting up the whip behind the horse
  • The monkey shrinking the body
  • Twisting the bamboo
  • Breaking Wu Mountain at the waist
  • Poking away the clouds to see the sun
  • Looking around on both sides
  • The Monkey offering the fruits
  • Touching the sea
  • The dragon waving the tail
  • The horse kicking the leg
  • The falling star chasing the moon
  • Subduing the dragon and the tiger
  • Turning back to see the moon
  • Attacking directly at the yellow dragon
  • Whipping the horse to run faster
  • Balancing Yin and Yang
  • Sitting on the mountain
  • Closing position

Weapons - Fu Chen video

Weapons - ChungQiu DaDao (spring & autumn broadsword)

ChungQiu DaDao (spring & autumn broadsword) includes 48 postures. The broadsword is related to the courage of a tiger. The main movements for this form are cutting, upper cutting, wiping, patting, and so on. When practiced, the broadsword moves with the body. Each posture is fierce, full of force & steady.

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan (earth and heaven fan)

Qian Kung Taiji Fan is a newer form brought to Wudang by Master Zhong Xue Chao. This form comes from Kong Tong Mountain in Gan Su Province. Though the fan is traditionally used for dancing & performing, QianKung Taiji Fan is a Kung Fu fighting form, still beautiful yet fierce. Movements include cutting, thrusting, fanning and hitting.

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 1

  • Qi shi: Beginning
  • Pay respect to the good, clear the evil
  • Rest on the ivory bed
  • The wind sweeps residue of cloud.
  • Turn around to pluck the fruit
  • Ride the horse and watch flowers

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 2

  • Gremlin twines foot
  • Single goose leaves the flock
  • Spirit dragon extend its claw
  • Cut across eyes
  • Rotate yin and yang
  • White ape offers fruit
  • Black dragon waves its tail
  • 14.turn over the river and ocean

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 3

  • Embrace the moon under the arms
  • Come out up and down
  • The monstrous python comes out of its cave
  • Slice robe and break off friendships
  • Remove flower and replace with new
  • Break heart with palm
  • Strike the drum in reverse
  • Slanting body reflect shadow

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 4

  • Wu long jiao zhu: Dark dragon coils a pillar
  • Ba cao xun she: Pluck grass to search for the snake
  • Clever dragon peeks its head
  • Gold cicada down the tree
  • Spread the wings and fly at a slant
  • Sweep the leaves in the autumn wind

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 5

  • Phoenix nods head
  • Dexterous hands
  • Black bird grazes sand
  • In flies the phoenix
  • Remove the clouds and steal fog
  • Cut off the rope
  • Wind whirls around tree

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 6

  • The swan stands erect above the chickens
  • Round the mountain to reveal another mountain
  • The water flows downstream
  • Fly through the air to ferry the river
  • Black dog swift through legs

Weapons - QianKung Taiji fan section 7

  • Flying dragon move towards phoenix
  • Cross
  • Taishan Mountain press
  • Break heart with palm
  • The wind sways water lily
  • Silk thread violently sways

Weapons - Zi Wu Qian (Zi Wu spear)

Ziwu spear has 72 postures in all. It is said that spear is the king of weapons. A lot of famous generals in ancient times are skillful at using spears. When practiced, the body and the spear cannot be separated far from each other, and that the spear should move in line with the body and vice visa.

Ziwu Spear can be used to parry overhead, press downward, prick forward, and punch backward. It is an idle weapon for both attack and defense. The whole set of movements are very smooth and swift, feeling just like leisure dragon playing with water.

Weapons - Fang Bian Chan (convenient shovel )

Fang Bian Chan (Convenient Shovel) includes 72 postures. This weapon is unique to Taoist tradition. It is said that the Fang Bian Chan is passed down from Lao Tsu. Lao Tsu left 81 shovels in order to warn his disciples to cultivate their moral character. This weapon is a combination of the staff, fork and spear. The main movements for this form are pressing, blocking, thrusting, shoveling, wiping, patting, and so on.

Weapons - Ding Pa (rake)

Ding Pa (Rake) includes 56 postures. This weapon is unique to Wudang Mountain. This form is a mixture of broadsword, spear and staff movements. The front of a rake is a spear with two curved blades. Under the spear is a double sided rake attached to a staff. A harrow can weigh more than 100 lbs. The main movements for this weapon are thrusting, upper cutting, mixing, raking and so on.

Weapons - Xuan Gong Dao (mystical form broadsword)

Xuangong Dao (Mystical Form Broadsword) includes 43 postures. This form belongs to the Wudang Xuangong School. The postures include cutting, sweeping, hooking, tangling, upper cutting and so on. When practiced, Xuangong Dao looks like a dragon rushing out of the water. Focused internal work for this form is extremely important.

Weapons - Xuan Gong Dao 43

  • Qi shi: Get ready
  • Bai he liang chi: White crane spreads its wings
  • Long teng hu yue: Dragon rise and tigers leap
  • Ling guan zuo dian: Intelligent official sits in the hall
  • Jin mao bu shu: Golden cat catches mice
  • Liu xing gan yue: The meteor chases the moon
  • Hei hu xun shan: Black bear patrols the mountain
  • Ling hou suo shen: Intelligent monkey contracts the body
  • Qing she chan liu: Dark snack coils around the willow tree
  • Zui xian jing jiu: The drunkard immortal proposes toast
  • Lan sao zuo you: Intercept and sweep from both sides
  • Tou bu sao ti: Sweep the hoof swiftly
  • Li pi hua shan: Chop Hua shan Mountain forcefully
  • Jin ji Du li: Golden pheasant stands on one leg
  • Jin bu zhong ci: Forward step to thrust
  • Shuang pi lian huan: Chop with two hands continually
  • Ying feng xian hua: Present the flowers down the wind
  • Shi zi tai tou: The lion raises its head
  • Tui chuang wang yue: Open the window to enjoy the moon
  • Lei huo lian dian: Exercise with big fire in the hall
  • Shun bu liao yi: Lift the edge of the cloths yieldingly
  • He ming chong tian: The crane sounds and flies into the sky
  • Shang bu xuan feng: Step forward like tornado
  • Hei hu shou shan: Black bear defends the mountain
  • Qing she chan liu: Dark snack coils around the willow tree
  • Bai he liang chi: White crane spreads its wings
  • Feng sao mei hua: Plum-blossom are scattered bu the wind
  • Caihe zhao jing: Lan Caihe looks at himself in the mirror
  • Shou shi: Finishing form

Tai Ji

Wudang Taiji 28 Shi (Wudang Taiji 28 move)

Wudang Taiji 28 Shi (Wudang Taiji 28 Movements) includes 28 groups of movement. This form is based on the original Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 Shi. Though Wudang Taiji 28 Shi seems like a long form, it was actually created as a shorter form of Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 Shi to make it easier for practitioners to remember.

This form as all Taiji forms uses softness to overcome the hard and stillness to combat movement. This form is good for body strengthening & self-defense. By practicing it, people can convert strength into inner energy and then into spirit. This practice combines Kung Fu with inner alchemy and helps to achieve longevity, clarity and physical strength.

All forms of Wudang Taiji incorporate movement with stillness. With this practice the internal and external movement work together to help create an overall well-being in addition to improving physical health.

28 movements

  • Yu bei shi (preparatory stance)
  • Qi shi (beginning)
  • Tui bu beng shi (step backward to give a straight blow)
  • Lan que web (grasp the birds tail)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Ti shou shang shi (raise hands and step up)
  • Bai he liang chi (white crane spreads its wing)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist step)
  • Shou hui pipa (hands strum the lute)
  • Xiao qin na shou (catch and hold)
  • You ti tui (right leg kicking)
  • Zuo da hu shi (beat the tiger-left style)
  • Zuo da hu shi (beat the tiger-left style)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist step)
  • Ye ma fen zong (part the wane of wild horse)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Yu nv chuan suo (fair lady works at the shuttle)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Xia shi (push down)
  • Shang bu qi xing(step forward to form seven stars)
  • Tui bu kua hu (step backward to mount the tiger)
  • Shuang bai lian (wave double lotus kick)
  • Wan gong she hu (pull the bow to shoot the tiger)
  • Shang bu ban lan chui (step up to parry and punch)
  • Ru feng si bi (apparent close-up)
  • Shi zi shou (cross hands)
  • Bao hu gui shan (hold the tiger and return to the mountain)
  • Shou shi (finishing)

Shan Feng Taiji 13 Shi (Shan Feng Taiji 13 movements)

Shan Feng Taiji 13 Shi (Shan Feng Taiji 13 Movements) includes 13 groups of movement and 60 postures in all. This form is the mother of all Taiji forms and was created by Taoist Master Zhang Sanfeng. This mother form contains 5 steps and 8 basic movements. Wudang Taiji Quan uses softness to overcome the hard and stillness to combat movement.

This form is good for body strengthening and self-defense. By practicing it, people can convert strength into inner energy and then into spirit. This practice combines Kung Fu with inner alchemy which helps to achieve longevity, clarity and physical strength. This practice can be broken down into 3 categories: Jing (essence), Qi and Shen (spirit) practices. Regulating breathing is an important skill for this practice.

The main movements are pushing, pressing, jostling, picking, elbow and so on. When practiced, it flows very smoothly and naturally. Wudang Taiji incorporates movement with stillness. With this practice the internal and external movement work together to help create an overall well-being in addition to improving physical health.

13 movements

  • Beginning (qi shi )
  • Embracing a ball (bao qiu shi)
  • Single pushing (dan tui shi)
  • Exploring (tan shi)
  • Holding (tuo shi)
  • Pouncing (pu shi)
  • Loading (dan shi)
  • Separating (fen shi)
  • Waving (yun shi)
  • Dissolving (hua shi )
  • Pushing on both sides (shuang tui shi)
  • Pushing down (xia shi)
  • Finishing (shou shi)

Wudang San Feng Taiji Jian (Wudang San Feng Taiji sword)

Wudang San Feng Taiji Jian (Wudang San Feng Taiji Sword) includes 64 movements. This form was founded by Master Zhang San Feng who incorporated sword positions of many other Taoist sects creating Taiji Sword.

Taiji sword incorporates Wudang Kung Fu with internal practice and regulated breathing techniques. When practicing this form the practitioner should be relaxed with a straight torso, relaxed shoulders and lowered the elbows.

Names of the acts

  • Stepping forward and covering the sword
  • The immortal directing the way
  • Three rings covering the moon
  • Moving in the position of the big star
  • The swallow touching the water
  • Waving the sword on both sides
  • The boy lifting the stove
  • Yellow bees returning back home
  • The cat attacking at the rat
  • The dragonfly touching the water
  • The snake twisting the willow
  • The swallow returning back the nest
  • The big bird displaying the wings
  • Whirling rightward
  • Moving in the position of the small star
  • Whirling leftward
  • The fisherman fishing fish
  • Poking away the grass to look for the snake
  • Hugging the moon in the arms
  • The sleeping bird flying into the forest
  • The dragon waving the tail
  • The dragon jumping out of the water
  • The wind folding the leaves of lotus
  • The lion shaking the head
  • The tiger hugging the head
  • The wild horse jumping over the valley
  • Turning over to stop the horse
  • The gold needle pointing southward
  • Flipping the dirt against the wind
  • Pushing the boat with the current
  • The falling star chasing the moon
  • The sky-horse running in the sky
  • Stepping on the snow to look for the plum
  • Gold flowers falling down the earth
  • Picking up the curtain
  • Waving the sword like a wheel on both sides
  • The swallow picking up the soil
  • The wild horse separating the mane
  • The birds flying in all directions
  • The swimming dragon playing with the water
  • Fishing the moon in the deep sea
  • Standing up to subdue the tiger
  • Poking the sea
  • The rhinoceros putting up the head to look the moon
  • Shooting the wild goose
  • The dragon putting out the paws
  • Painting Taiji
  • The phoenix displaying the wings
  • Flying obliquely
  • The swan displaying the wings
  • Striding over the rail on both sides
  • The immortal painting the picture
  • The monkey offering the fruit
  • The flowers falling on both sides
  • Fair lady working at the shuttle
  • The tiger waving the tail
  • The fish jumping over the dragon gate
  • The dragon twisting the post
  • Fair lady touching the flowers
  • The leaves falling with the current
  • The wind sweeping the plums
  • Breaking the gold stone
  • The clever girl sewing the clothes
  • The black clouds covering over the head

Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 Shi (Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 movements

Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 Shi (Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 Movements) includes 8 parts and 108 movements. This form is the born from San Fengs original disciples. Wudang San Feng Taiji 108 Shi is based on the 13 movement Taiji Mother form and includes the entire 13 movements of this form inside of the 108 movements, with slight variation.

This form is exclusive to Wudang Mountain. It is tradition for all Wudang Taoist Monks to learn this form. This is in deep contrast to the 13 movement form, which it is passed down to only one senior Monk in each of the eight major temples on the mountain, per generation.

The most important element for the practitioner of this form is to be as relaxed as possible and keep a slow pace. Every movement can be used as an attack or defense, as this form has much force that comes from the Dan Tian.

108 movements

  • Yu bei shi (preparatory)
  • Qi shi (beginning)
  • Tui bu beng shi (step backward to blow straight)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Ti shou shang shi (lift the hands and step up)
  • Bai he liang chi (white crane spreads its wing)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist the leg)
  • Shou hui pipa (hands strum lute)
  • Bai he liang chi (white crane spreads its wing)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist the leg)
  • You lou xi ya bu (brush the right knee and twist the leg)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist the leg)
  • Shou hui pipa (hands strum lute)
  • Shang bu ban lan chui (step up, parry and punch)
  • Ru feng si bi (apparent close-up)
  • Shi zi shou (cross hands)
  • Bao hu gui shan (hold the tiger and return to the mountain)
  • Dao nian hou (step backward to drive away the monkey)
  • Shuang cha zhang (thrust both palms downward)
  • Xie chuan zhang (oblique thrust the palm)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Xie dan bian (oblique single whip)
  • Zhou di chui (punch under elbow)
  • You lou xi ya bu (brush the right knee and twist the leg)
  • Dao juan hong (step back and whirl arms on both sides)
  • Xie fei shi (oblique flying)
  • Xu bu tui zhang (push palms in empty step)
  • Ti shou shang shi (lift hands and step up)
  • Bai he liang chi (white crane spreads its wing)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist the leg)
  • Hai di zhen (needle at the bottom of the sea)
  • Shan shen ban lan chui (flash the body, step up, parry and punch)
  • Tui chuang wang yue (open the window and watch the moon)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Yun shou ( wave hands like clouds)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Gao tan ma (high pat on the horse)
  • Shi zi you deng jiao (lion kick with the right heel)
  • Shi zi zuo deng jiao (lion kick with the left heel)
  • Zhuan shen zuo lou xi ya bu (turn body left, brush the left knee and twist step)
  • You lou xi ya bu (brush the right knee and twist the leg)
  • Shang bu fu hu chui (step up to tame the tiger with fist)
  • Shan tong bei (deflect with the arm)
  • Shang bu ban lan chui (step up, parry and punch)
  • Xiao qin na shou (catch and hold)
  • You ti tui (right leg kick)
  • Zuo da hu shi (beat the tiger-left style)
  • You da hu shi (beat the tiger-right style)
  • You tan tui (right leg kicking)
  • Shuang cha zhang (thrust both palms downward)
  • Shuang feng guan er (strike the opponents ear with both fists)
  • Shi zi shou (cross hands)
  • Kua hu shi (mount the tiger)
  • Du li shi (stand on one leg)
  • Shang bu ban lan chui (step up, parry and punch)
  • Ru feng si bi (apparent close-up)
  • Shi zi shou (cross hands)
  • Bao hu gui shan (hold the tiger and return to the mountain)
  • Dao nian hou (step backward to drive away the monkey)
  • Shuang cha zhang (thrust both palms downward)
  • Xie chuan zhang (oblique thrust palms)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Dan bian (single whip)
  • Ye ma fen zong (part the wane of wild horse)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Yu nv chuan suo (fair lady works at the shuttle)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Yun shou (wave hands like in the clouds)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Dan bian xia shi (push down with single whip)
  • Dan bian you xia shi (push down at the right with single whip)
  • Du li suo hou shui (block the throat with one leg standing)
  • Dao juan hong (step back and whirl arms on both sides)
  • Xie fei shi (oblique fly)
  • Xu bu tui zhang (push palms in empty step)
  • Ti shou shang shi (lift the hands and step up)
  • Bai he liang chi (white crane spreads its wing)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist the leg)
  • Hai di zhen (needle at the bottom)
  • Shan tong bei (deflect with the arm)
  • Ying mian chui (straight punch)
  • Shang bu ban lan chui (step up, parry and punch)
  • Lan que wei (grasp the birds tail)
  • Zheng dan bian (straight single whip)
  • Yun shou (wave hands like in the clouds)
  • Gao tan ma (high pat on the horse)
  • Xie chuan zhang (oblique thrust the palm)
  • You xie cha jiao (insert the right feet at the back)
  • Zuo lou xi ya bu (brush the left knee and twist the leg)
  • Shi zi you deng jiao
  • You lou xi ya bu
  • Zuo qie zhang
  • Zhi tang chui
  • Lan que wei
  • Zheng dan bian
  • Dan bian xia shi
  • Shang bu qi xing
  • Tui bu kua hu
  • Shuang bai lian
  • Wan gong she hu
  • Shang bu ban lan chui
  • Ru feng si bi
  • Shi zi shou
  • Bao hu gui shan

Taiyi Wuxing Quan (Taiyi five element form)

Taiyi Wuxing Quan (Taiyi Five Element Form) includes 25 groups and 81 movements. This is an important school of Wudang internal work. The main contents of Taiyi School are somewhat similar to that of Wudang Taiji. Taiyi Wuxing Quan was founded by master Shouxing, who is of Longmen School of Wudang Taoism in Ming Dynasty.

The principles of this Taiyi Wuxing Quan are based on Yin Yang and the five elements. This form is highly influenced by the five-animal form of Hua Tuo, a famous doctor from the Han Dynasty. Taiyi Wuxing Quan also heavily relies on regulated breathing, striking and defense.

When practicing this form, the internal practice becomes more important than physical strength. The body has circular motion and moves slowly, smoothly & naturally. This form is filled with charm and magic.

Qi Gong

Wu Xing Gong (Wudang five animal Qi Gong)

Wudang Mountain is the cradle of Wudang internal exercise. Over hundreds of years Ancient Wudang Monks have developed this group of internal practices which combine physical fitness, internal work, attack and defense into one. Wudang Five Animal Qi Gong is one of the most important exercises practiced by Wudang Taoists.

Historically Wudang Taoists were required to practice these five forms daily. This practice is comprised of five major forms including tortoise, snake, dragon, tiger and crane. This grouping of forms is derived from some of the most powerful and treasured creatures in traditional Chinese culture.

The form of tortoise

The tortoise, in Chinese traditional culture, was one kind of creature who could predict the future, enjoy a long life and clever, do everything steady and quiet. In the five elements, the tortoise belongs to water; so practicing this regimen can increase energy, strengthen the kidney, and make the body soft and flexible.

Tortoise form movements

  • Starting position
  • Guarding the breath into the pubic region
  • Having a deep and long breath
  • Xian-Yu Putting up the ancient cooking vessel
  • Creeping on the earth to look for the root
  • The tortoise grasping the moon
  • The tortoise playing with the water
  • The tortoise spitting out the medicine
  • Closing position

The form of swan

The swan, in Chinese traditional culture, had the following characters: transcendency and escaping from the common world, elegance and purity. In the five elements, the swan belongs to fire; in the body, the heart. Practicing this regimen often can make the man vigorous in energy, salubrious in mind and mood.

Swan form movements

  • Starting position
  • Guarding the breath into the pubic region
  • Flying leftward and right ward
  • The swan displaying the wings
  • The swan playing with the water
  • The swan standing on the peak
  • The swan is going to fly
  • The swan cleaning the eyes.
  • Closing position

The form of snake

In Chinese traditional culture, the snake and the tortoise were a unity, called Xuanwu. In the five elements, the snake belongs to metal; in the human body, the lung. Practicing the regimen often can cultivate the lung and make the body soft.

Snake form movements

  • Starting position
  • Guarding the breath into the pubic region
  • Turning around the body
  • The snake twisting the willow
  • The snake moving out of the den
  • The snake moving into the den
  • The snake creeping on the earth
  • The snake turning over the body
  • Closing position

The form of tiger

In Chinese traditional culture, the tiger was the symbol of power and unruliness. In the five elements, the tiger belongs to soil. Practicing the regimen often can cultivate the spleen and stomach, strengthen the bones and muscles.

Tiger form movements

  • Starting position
  • Guarding the breath into the pubic region
  • The tiger washing the hands and face
  • The tiger crouching down to listen to the wind
  • The tiger attacking at the prey
  • The tiger standing there still to look around
  • The tiger swallowing the prey
  • The tiger turning back the head
  • Closing position

The form of dragon

In Chinese traditional culture, the dragon was a creature of wisdom and cloud, with the characters of predicting the future and ordering the clouds to rain. In the five elements, the dragon belongs to wood. Practicing the regimen often can cultivate the liver and gallbladder and make vigorous in blood and breath.

Dragon form movements

  • Starting position
  • Guarding the breath into the pubic region
  • The dragon putting out the paws
  • The two dragons playing with the pearl
  • The dragon waving the tail
  • The dragon twisting to control the pearl
  • The swimming dragon and the flying phoenix
  • The dragon diving into the sea
  • Closing position

Zhong Xuechao (Master Bing)

Zhong Xue chao, (Bing), Taoist name Shihao. He is considered as disciple of the 15th generation of Wudang Sanfeng Kung Fu. When he was 6 years old, he has been trained Kung Fu basic skill by his uncle Master Zhong Yun Long. Due to his keen interest in Kung Fu, he has been in Wudang Mount after his graduation from junior school and apprenticed Master Zhong Yunlong to learn Wudang Kung Fu since September 1992.

Under the guidance of those respected masters, he was able to learn the original Wudang Kung Fu of many sects such as Eight Diagram School (Bagua Pai), Taiji School (Taiji Pai), Eight Immortal School (Baxian Pai), Form-and-Will School (Xingyi Pai), Eight Extreme School (Baji Pai), Xuanwu School (Xuanwu Pai), Wudang Taoism Regime and so on.

In September 1995, he was selected as one of the first members in Wushu Exhibition Troupe of Wudang Taoism Association. In March 1996, he began to work as a coach in Wudang Taoism Wushu Academy. In December, he went to Singapore, along with Wudang Wushu Delegation to spread Wudang Wushu. In October 1997, he got the first prize in the Traditional Wushu Contest in the First Session of Wudang Wushu and Cultural Festival.

At the end of this year, he paid a visit to Taiwan Province and did circuit performances in Taiwan along with Wudang Taoist Association Delegation aiming to spread Wudang Wushu. In September 1998, he was chosen as team leader of Wudang Kung Fu Troupe, which was established by Wudang Mount Economical Special Zone to take in charge of the Kung Fu training of team members.

In October 2000, he won the championship in the First Session of Wudang Wushu Free-sparring Contest for 65 Kilograms' Weight. In 2001, on behalf of Wudang Wushu, he was sent to Nanjing to take part in the first get-together of 6 major sets of Chinese Kung Fu, namely, Shaolin, Wudang, kongtong, emei, huashan, and lama in Tibet. This is the first event of such kind since 500 years ago, aiming to do volunteer exhibitions for the success of Beijing's Bid For Olympics.

In July 2002,at the invitation of "Sino-American Culture Promotion Committee in New York , he was sent to America to do circuit performances as well as impart Wudang Taoist regime along with the delegation. During his stay there, he was warmly welcomed by the national and state congress members.

Meanwhile, on behalf of Wudang Wushu, he did martial arts exchange with the peers from American Shaolin Temple. In December of this year, he went in for the Kung Fu exhibition named Wudang Style, Macao Sentiment in celebration of the third anniversary of Macao's returning to motherland. In January 2003, he was selected as Director of Wushu Association in Danjiangkou City of Hubei Province, undertaking the task of studying Wudang Wushu.

In May of this year, he was again sent to Taiwan to impart Wudang Wushu. He has also been giving performances to many national leaders such as Li Lanqing, Qiao Shi and so on. Master Bing lives in Wudang Mountain, China and conducts seminars internationally. In northern China people esteem highly of Shaolin while in southern China people have much respects to Wudang Kung Fu. All martial arts around the country originated from Shaolin and Wudang.

Wudang internal Kung Fu has the characteristics of overcoming toughness with flexibility, hardness with softness, and movements with stillness. It is said that you can even move a stone with a hair. Wudang Kung Fu not only has the functions of body-strengthening and self-defense but also can preserve people's inner energy.

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    Zhong Xuechao (Master Bing), is a 15th generation Wudang Sanfeng Kungfu master. Master Bing started his Kungfu practice when he was 6 years old, and has been training in Wudang Mountain since 1992 under the Sanfeng Kungfu Grandmaster Zhong Yunlong.

Mount Wudang is located southwest of Shiyan City, northwest of Hubei Province, China. Some local people call it another name as Mount TaiHe or Mount XuanYue. Mount Wudang is perhaps the most famous Taoism holy land in China. It is heard the Taoism deity Zhenwu practiced alchemy here and succeeded in possessing Golden Elixir at last. Later his body changed into brilliant light and disappeared. Besides Taoism alchemy, Mount Wudang is the birthplace of Wudang School Kung Fu.

The name of Wudang in Chinese characters has the meaning deserve nothing when there is no genuine Kung Fu. Here the genuine Kung Fu means the good foundation of internal Kung Fu (Inner Qi Gong or initial phase of alchemitry) upon which the martial arts build up to deserve enduring test. Mount Wudang covers an area of 321 square kilometers wide, with very rich beautiful sceneries and culture relics.

The main tourist resorts include: three ponds, nine springs, nine wells, nine platforms, ten pools, ten stones, eleven caves, thirty six cliffs, and seventy two peaks, all of them compose incomparable Chinese traditional mount-water drawings. Besides the beautiful sceneries, the old Taoism buildings constructed over a long span of ancient Chinese dynasties deserve the calling of construction miracle in the whole world. In Tang Dynasty, the emperor Li Shimin ordered the construction of Five Dragon Ancestral Temple.

As the time goes on to Song Dynasty, the Taoism mode based upon the worshipping Emperor Zhenwu and serving feudal administration developed to the prime phase. In Ming Dynasty, Emperor Zhuli entitled Mount Wudang as Grand Mountain. Only at this period of time Mount Wudang evolved to reach its most flourishing moment and became the imperial temple and the Taoism activity center.

The Ming Dynasty emperor Zhuli ordered the construction of Mount Wudang after part of construction work - Ancestor Temple, Heaven Altar, etc. in Forbidden City in Beijing came to the end. 300 thousand of construction workers came to Mount Wudang to initialize the work starting from Purity and Happiness Palace in Danjiangkou City to Golden Top in Mount Wudang. After 13 consecutive years of laboring there gradually formed the nine temples, nine palaces, twelve Chinese booth, thirty six halls, thirty nine bridges and seventy two cave temples.

These construction works juncture one after another in different mode, mostly by ancient plant road built along cliffs and no gap emerge at any point. In such long panorama there are altogether 33 large building clusters with construction area totals 1.6 million square meters, which twice the area of Forbidden City in Beijing. The grandness of the buildings, together with its rich construction skills, artistic value and history value, meets no counterparts in the long Chinese history in developing a specific mountain area.

In addition to its beautiful scenery, Mount Wudang gets its name for its rich Taoism culture. Wudang Kung Fu, founded by master Zhang Sanfeng, gets an equal status as Shaolin Kung Fu in China. Such Kung Fu arts emphasizes the inner Kung Fu training (alchemy) and advocates to launch attack later and overcoming hardness with softness. So, its uniqueness set itself a very different school in so many Kung Fu schools in China history.

The emperors in Ming Dynasty offered so many deity statues, sacrifice utensils, sacrifice tools, curtains, flags, etc. that many people called Mount Wudang as the Gold and Silver World because of its rich resources. In the long time of construction in 13 years, Emperor Zhuli gave more than 60 times of order to direct the practical progress, concerning the deployment of man power, the scrutiny of construction drawings, the disposal of remaining construction material, etc.

Almost all construction works wonderfully take advantage of the grandness of the mountains and the profoundness of the deep valleys. Although some buildings have collapsed into gravel, yet the remaining buildings always look grand and of fine art. For example, in Fuzhen Temple there is a pillar supporting 12 girders. Nine Bend Yellow River Wall can convey voice as do the Heaven Altar in Beijing. In Body-Turning Palace, you can hear the sound of the bell striking outside the palace yet almost nothing in the palace.

Places of interest

Five Dragon Temple

Golden Palace

Prince Slope Temple

Purple Heaven Palace

Southern Grotto Temple

Yu Xu Temple

Unless you are reasonably fluent in Mandarin then China is not one of the easiest countries to travel in. But rest assured that we are here to help you make the journey to Wudang as easy as possible! Coming into China: You can come by flight to major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong. Once arrive in China, you can then travel to Wudang by flight or train.

Arrival by airplane

After your flight from Beijing(/Shanghai/Guangzhou/Hong Kong () to Xiangyang)take a taxi or bus from XiangyangAirport to Wudangshan will take around 2 hours. Once you arrive WudangShan Train Station or Wudang Town. (LaoYin), our schools car will come and pick you up, to our school in Five Dragon Temple.

Arrival by train

Take a train from Beijing (/Shanghai/Guangzhoudirect to Wudangshan). Once you arrive WudangShan Train Station or Wudang Town. (LaoYin), our schools car will come and pick you up, to our school in Five Dragon Temple.