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Wudang Kung Fu And The Taoist Way

Wudang Kung Fu offers a complete package of traditional martial arts, malleable from different perspectives and individual perceptions. The Way of the Tao is a contradiction in terms, since according to Lao Tzu the Tao is always everywhere at every time. The path of self-development is the way of the Tao. Where, when and how exactly do you start, is less important because the way is always there and will always find to the self – the Tao.

Important Aspects in Wudang Kung Fu

  • Your own personal identification with the self and integration of mind and body. By emotional self-reflection one gets the balance and control. The preoccupation with oneself is important for a better understanding.
  • Mental and physical freedom. Only those who are free, also have the most selection and thereby a better natural order. In the life of a child we learn for the first time one of the greatest physical and mental freedoms. Strength, speed, agility, and extensibility are important features that make up our physical vitality and are essential for our advancement. The child itself does not have own prejudices and opinions, so it has no mental limitations. What makes Taoists, is the acquired wisdom and understanding that you can learn something from children.
  • The personification and identification of the Immortals, different animals, dragons, phoenix, Zhen Wu or the five elements. These are important role models and philosophical guidelines on the implementation and understanding of Wudang Kung Fu. The Taoists maintain ancestral traditions and legends, many of these things do not make it over the language barrier to the west. But are essential components of Wudang Kung Fu (Nei Gong, Qi Gong, Liang Yi, Tai Chi).
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Taoist Life Philosophy

Nature inspires in its simplicity and perfection. Whether complicated or simple is only capable of assessment once you think about it. So many things are self explaining in the cycle of life, from which we can learn by conscious attention.

It is surprising that our understanding often is in need of words, but many important things will be learned without it. These "teachings without words" in life are important in their own issue, because they are personally related without external and subjective factors.

Taoists learn from nature and their environment in which we live together. Like water, which takes all forms in places where it is, Taoists live without conflict with their environment and themselves. With the simplicity of nature Taoists inspire the wordless teaching by their actions. The bond between heaven and earth is an important model in Taoism – it symbolizes a durable and everlasting coexisting connection, as well as in the Wudang Kungfu, the physical and mental movements are performed with emotional intuition and are thus connected with the laws of nature.

Through determination and willpower, with balancing tolerance and wisdom the Wudang Sanfeng Taoists go their way. Thus, the posture is stable, powerful and directly connected to the earth, but the spirit and the movement weightless and free as the sky. By maintaining the inner balance one becomes aware of the elements and the personal relationship. From Yin follows Yang and vice versa, each connection has a contrast and it is important to understand about this to maintain the balance and lead a healthy life.

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