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Wudang Master Chen Shiyu 15th Generation

Chen Shiyu Wudang MasterMaster Chen Shiyu is the Headmaster of the Wudang Traditional Martial Arts School and it's main instructor. He was born in Central China's Hubei Province and now is the 15th disciple of Wudang Taoist Kungfu. Master Chen Shiyu showed great interest in Wudang Kung Fu. In 1993, he left his hometown and came to Mt Wudang. He learned martial arts from different teachers for some time and then he was honored to have Grand Master Zhong Yunlong as his teacher. The Daoist Master Zhong is the 14th successor of Wudang Wushu of Sanfeng branch. He saw that Shiyu was very hardworking and had a honest and simple mind, so he chose him as one of the closest disciples in 1996. Since then, with the strenuous cultivation from Master Zhong, Chen Shiyu has attained Internal Wudang Kung Fu which was in the past not easily spread out. All his Gongfu styles include Wudang Tai Chi, Eight Immortal, Taiyi, Bagua, Xuangong, and Xingyi and many methods of Taoist health-preserving.

Master Chen Shiyu Wudang Sword

  • Master Chen Shiyu became martial arts instructor in 1998 and that year he was also entered the famous Wudang Taoist Kungfu Troupe.
  • Master Chen Shiyu won the championship in the Wudangshan Wushu competition in March, 2000. In the same year he went to Wuhan and participated in the Yellow Crane Tower Wushu Performance. He has participated in performances in some foreign countries and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Together with his teacher Zhong Yunlong, he has offered Wudang kungfu show for many principle leaders from China's central government. In 1999, the late Chinese general secretary Jiang Zemin paid a visit to Mt. Wudang. After watching Wudang Wushu show, he gladly wrote: "Wudang Quan is wonderful and everyone can practise it!"
  • I In May,2005, Master Chen Shiyu took the troupe to Xinghai Concert in South China's Guangzhou city for Wushu show in the 5th session of Taoist concert. Shortly after, he again took the troupe, together with the mainland Taoism Association, to Taiwan for an Across-Taiwan-Strait Taoism concert.
  • In September 2006, Master Chen Shiyu attained the championship of the nationwide Wudangshan-Wushu-Tournament in Wudang Tai Chi (Taijiquan).
  • In January 2007, he was invited to Pengyingxianguan in Hong Kong for lecturing of Daoist knowledge and demonstration of Sanfeng Taijiquan.
  • In September 2008, he participated in the Wudang area tryouts for the 3rd World Traditional Martial Arts Championships, and attained the first race in both Taijiquan and staff forms.
  • In August 2010, he was invited for the documentary of Wudang Martial arts introduction that shot by Chinese Nationwide Central Television.
  • In December 2010, he was given a Chinese national honor allowance for Martial Arts heritage reason.
  • In June 2012, he was invited to Norway, to teach Taichi.
  • In October 2012, he won the champion in the Fourth World Taichi & Health Competition.
  • In November 2012, he won a Traditional Boxing Champion and an very important Sword Champion in the Fifth World Traditional Martial Arts Championship Competition.

Master Chen Shiyu vows to bring Wudang Kung Fu to high development, let more people understand it and wishes every lover of Wudang Kung Fu to be healthy in body and heart; succeed the Tradition and bring it to the world.

If you would like to explore Wudang Taoist Kung Fu, you are invited to come to Huilong Temple to study with Master Chen Shiyu! http://www.wudangmartialarts.com/

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Wudang Store Taoist and Tai Chi Clothing

The difference in the traditional way is the quality of tailoring.

Tai Chi ClothigExperience is important when tailoring clothing for western people. Since there is a lot of difference in proportions and sizes when it comes to western people. The most common problems for beginner tailors with western people are: "long or too short pants or sleeves, wrong collar sizes or shirt lengths." With your measurements Wudang Store tailors real Taoist and Tai Chi clothing that truly fit you! We stand for affordable high quality and custom tailored Taoist and Tai Chi clothing. Every part of clothing has its problem parts. Some areas might last shorter than others. If considered correctly the clothing overall will last very long without breaking. It is important to understand this to get the best quality and the most function from every part of clothing. The traditional way of tailoring is not easy.


Tai Chi ClothigWudang Store mostly uses natural Material with natural coloring.
The fabrics are not heavy chemical colored, this maintains the durability of each fabric. But if you expose our natural fabric to a lot of sunlight the colors might weaken. To our natural fabrics we have: "Hemp, Bamboo, Linen, Cotton, Sheep Wool, Silk" Most of this materials are woven by hand. You can see the difference on each fabric line. The lines are not 100% the same like machine woven. Our natural materials are 100% non allergic, antibacteral and skin friendly. Doesnt smell and will not shrink when washed.

 

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Austria Wudang Kung Fu School

The Wudang Master from Austria

 
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Michael Weichhardt
Taoist Name: Wei Mao Zi Ji (=helping others)
16th generation of Wudang Sanfengpai
Knowledge of languages: German, English, Chinese

After years of Taoist training in Wudang Michael Weichhardt was registered and documented as inheritor in Sanfeng family tree. He was certificated by Master Yuan Xiu Gang of (15th generation) and Master Zhong Yun Long (14th Gen.). He received a Taoist name, a certificate and a sword, which is to accompany him on his way.

Shortly after Michael Weichhardt lived 6 months on the Wudang Mountains with Master Chen Shiyu (Gen. 15th) in the temple of the returning dragon and focused there his internal Wudang Kungfu under personal training by Master Chen Shiyu. In May 2015 Michael Weichhardt returned to Vienna to spread Wudang Kungfu in his homeland.


Since an age of 13 years I train Kungfu and have traveled through Asia (Korea, Vietnam, China).

 

In Wudang I have realized my goal and the responsibility that is entailed with Kungfu. Taoism is not a religion for me. Tao is simply the way each of us embarks in life. Tao means for me to understand what you are doing in the Here and Now. Tao is neither good nor bad, so conscious behavior is important for us and the nature.


Life in the Wudang Mountains is not easy. The way of nature is easy, the implementation is difficult. The little things make importance for the great. To want to change something is the best prerequisite for an entry into Wudang Kungfu. “


 

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The Profound System of Wudang Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an internal training method that was created by the great Taoist priest and immortal, Zhang San Feng at Wudang Mountain. Generally when people discuss “Tai Chi” they are referring to Tai Chi Quan, or the forms practice involved in Tai Chi. However, in Wudang, Tai Chi Quan is considered a part of the greater 'Tai Chi System'. The Tai Chi System is composed of 3 parts: Wuji, Tai Chi, and Liang Yi. Each of these three parts contains their own practices, purposes, and methods of training. Although the Tai Chi System is separated into three parts, they are all integrated and complementary to the others.

Wuji is another name for ‘Nei Dan’ (Taoist meditation practice). The practice of Wuji (loosely translated as 'ultimate emptiness') is for the cultivation of our three vitalities: Jing (Essence), Qi (Energy), and Shen (spirit). We practice Wuji in order to promote the health of these three vitalities; Wuji is also understood as the road to immortality. In order to become stronger and more robust in our health and our lives, we must strengthen and practice our Jing, Qi, and Shen. For more information about Wuji, please visit the Meditation section of the website.

Tai Chi is the balancing interaction of yin and yang. Under the Tai Chi System, Tai Chi Quan is the form that we use to cultivate ourselves and learn to develop and understand feeling in our bodies and how to integrate that into movement. In Tai Chi Quan practice we learn to conceal hardness within the softness of movement and learn to use our breathing through the Dantian, and our intention and internal awareness to guide our movement. Contrary to the widespread misconception that Tai Chi Quan is simply a calisthenic exercise for the elderly, it is actually a deep internal practice that requires great dedication and a strong determination.


Liang Yi is the separation of yin and yang. Under the Tai Chi System, Liang Yi Quan is for the use of the energy that we have cultivated through our practice. Whereas in Tai Chi Quan we combine the soft and hard, in Liang Yi Quan practice, we separate the soft and hard. The power of Liang Yi Quan is explosive, resembling a bomb detonating; its practice is more for use in practical fighting application. While in Tai Chi  Quan, all movement is the same speed, with the same balance in softness and hardness at once, Liang Yi Quan movement is slow and soft, followed by fast explosive movement, called "Fa Li".

The practice of all of the elements that comprise the Tai Chi System can help us to more deeply understand our bodies and minds and learn the methods to make them cleaner, clearer, quieter, and healthier. Tai Chi training teaches us not only to train our muscles, tendons, and bones, but also to train our intention, internal feeling, awareness, and power.

Health Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi Quan

The practice of Tai Chi Quan holds great benefits for those looking to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. Many people in modern society suffer from chronic neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee discomfort as a result of poor posture and bad living habits. If these strains are not rectified early, over time they can become chronic problems that have a great effect on one’s personal life and overall health; painful problems that become increasingly more difficult to fix as we become older and our bodies become stiffer. Tai Chi Quan places great importance on the cultivation of correct posture. By aligning the posture, maintaining a straight spine and relaxed back and waist, over time practitioners of Tai Chi Quan begin to feel a greater release of built up tension and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, back, waist, and hips. This happens as a result of the process of relaxing the muscles and tendons of the body, especially those that are in the neck, shoulders, and back.

The importance of correct bodily alignment and its effect on bodily health also extends to the rest of the body including the arms, hips, knees, and ankles. Being load bearing joints that receive much of the wear and tear of our daily living, the hips, knees, and ankles are often places where tension builds up and stiffness occurs. Incorrect bodily alignment can also have a strong effect on the lower body’s joints – especially the hips and knees. By loosening the muscles in the lower back, tension that is built up around the hips begins to lessen. The practice of the Tai Chi form greatly improves the strength of the knees and ankles as it gives the body an exercise which focuses greatly on the slow improvement of tendon and ligament health. As the practice of Tai Chi Quan is also helpful in promoting all of the different circulatory systems in the body, greater lubrication of the joints is also a natural result. Promoting greater joint mobility, ease of movement, and flexibility of tendons and muscles can also help to alleviate and prevent the aches and pains the body begins to suffer over time.

By releasing built up tension and stiffness in the different areas of the body, all of the circulatory systems begin to flow smoother as blockages are removed and tenseness is alleviated. The results of greater circulation being better immunity, improved blood flow, healthier and more balanced internal organs, a greater ability to eliminate toxins from the body, softer joints, etc.

The practice of Tai Chi Quan requires both focus and memory. Correct movement and a relaxed posture require determination and focus which can be built up over time as one’s practice progresses. As some Tai Chi  forms are upwards of 20 minutes long, improving one’s strength of memory is also important. Most students begin with learning a shorter Tai Chi  form before moving on to longer forms, but soon realize that the once daunting task of learning and remembering the longer forms is actually quite easy.

Tai Chi practice necessitates and promotes a relaxed and focused mind and emotional state. Those students who suffer from stress and/or emotional imbalance will find that in practicing Tai Chi over time their emotions become more balanced and their overall temperament becomes more peaceful as a result of the practice. This comes about through stronger and more balanced organs (which have great influence over the health and balance of the emotions), strengthened circulation, and focusing on regulating deep Dantian breathing and fluidity in slow movement – all changes that come about naturally through practice.

The human mind is like a lake. When one looks into the calm waters of a lake they can see to great depths. What is reflected on the surface is clear. When the waters are not calm, seeing through to the bottom is impossible and one’s reflection becomes difficult to discern. With a quieter mind like still waters one can reflect more clearly and understand life more deeply; entering deeper into the mysteries of internal practice and cultivating bountiful jing, qi, and shen in the body. Through the practice of the Tai Chi  System one can truly enjoy radiant health in all of its manifestations.

Wudang Store offers the best Tai Chi Products directly imported from the Wudang Mountains. Feel free to see our Tai Chi Clothing, Tai Chi Swords, Tai Chi Sabers, Tai Chi Shoes and much more.

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The Spirit of Wudang Kung Fu

Wudang SpearWudang Kung Fu is one of China’s most famous systems of Wushu. It possesses a long established history and is well known both in China and abroad. By using traditional self-defense and fighting technique as its foundation, implementing theory derived from the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) and Taoist Neidan technique gradually a distinct system was created that gave shape to a truly unique style of training. The core of Wudang Martial Arts is comprised of the theory of the waxing and waning of yin and yang, the changes of the Bagua (the eight trigrams of the Yi Jing), and the phases and interactions of the Five Elements. Wudang Kung Fu encapsulates the deep and profound philosophical traditions of China including Tai Chi, Yin Yang, Five Element, and Bagua philosophical traditions and theories.It combines this theory with fighting theory and technique, training and cultivation principles, and fighting strategy as methods of searching to understand the natural laws of life.We use wushu as a method of self-cultivation in order to improve our health and our wisdom. This is the great treasure of Wudang Kungfu.

Wudang Kung FuThe entire body of Wudang Kung Fu is comprised of Wuji, Tai Chi, and Liang Yi. Taijiquan, Liangyiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Wudang Sword and other internal Wushu systems are representative of Wudang Wushu. Wudang Kung Fu maintains the traditions and unique styles of the different systems.It uses Daoist philosophy and theory to guide, and also combines the study of Daoist medicine, the Yi Jing, and nei dan health cultivation methodology as its overall guiding principles and disciplines.Alongside these it fuses wushu fighting skills and exercises to strengthen the body and places great emphasis on understanding the body’s energy channels and acupuncture points.Wudang Kung Fu greatly stresses the importance of establishing a strong foundation in internal practice.By practicing to synthesize and coordinate the internal qi and the external body there is born a unification of internal and external.Using the qi for explosive power, borrowing power, becoming adept in using the soft to overcome the hard, using stillness to regulate movement, possessing a great unification of soft and hard, nimbly turning, circling, and evading and many other techniques are all characteristic traits of “internal kungfu”.

Relaxed, natural movement, a soft external and strong internal, moving like clouds and flowing water, continuous and unimpeded action and many other techniques are Wudang’s great attributes that distinguish it from other wushu.

Taoist Health Cultivation

In keeping with improvements in modern living conditions, people all over the world are looking to improve their health. As a result there are many different systems of health improvement that are springing up all over. China possesses thousands of years of development in self-defense practices, different artistic forms of self-expression and various methods and systems of health cultivation.The reason that Wudang Wushu has been able to continuously prosper up to today without being drowned out by modern trends is because it maintains a truly unique cultural character; its primary focus is on its oldest and most practically applicable value – health cultivation.

Wudang Taoist Kung FuAncient Taoist practices apply the theories of combining movement and stillness, internal and external, refining and cultivating, and the physical with the mental/emotional/spiritual as the major focuses for cultivation.These practices are used to balance and fortify the body’s original qi, vitality and spirit.The cultivation of jing, qi and shen as well as the physical body are given significant importance.Specifically in the methods of refining and cultivating one follows the method of the meridians or energy channels of the body. Taoist Health Cultivation uses dao yin (Taoist stretching and breathing exercises), qigong, wushu/gongfu methods in order to harmonize and improve the circulation of the meridians, improve the circulation of qi and blood, and harmonize yin and yang within the body – thereby achieving great improvement in overall health.

At the present time there are several Taoist Health Cultivation practices that are suitable for all to learn and practice, including Taiji, standing meditation, Ba Duan Jin (the Eight Pieces of Brocade Qi Gong), Taiyi/Liangyi Quan, Five Animals Qi Gong, Taihe Quan, push hands, etc.These practices are soft and slow-moving, and are helpful in coordinating breathing and intention/thinking, regulating blood and circulation, and relaxing the spirit and mind.They can help in lowering the degree of blood viscosity, reducing cholesterol, and blood stasis; improving blood circulation, and can greatly improve the condition of blood clotting related problems of the internal organs that may be at risk or in poor health and cause for concern.For example – those at risk of heart attack, cerebral thrombosis (blood clotting), early stage cirrhosis of the liver, etc. can greatly benefit by adopting these practices into their daily lives.By opening the meridians and removing sickness and toxic substances from the body one can therein begin to improve the overall yin yang balance of the internal organs. Taoist Health Cultivation methods can greatly improve and strengthen practitioners’ immunity to sickness and disease as well as slow the aging and deterioration of the different organ system of the body.It can be seen that these practices are quite suitable and beneficial for everyone – especially young children, the elderly and infirm and those suffering from waist and neck problems.

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The Wudang Store Sword Guide

Our store is selling only hand forged swords which are forged by Masters in the Wudang region. Before buying the most important thing to consider is the purpose of the sword you want to buy. Depending on the purpose the maintenance, which is needed for the sword, can vary a lot.

This Guide is focusing on easy understanding and helping you to decide which kind of sword is for you.

Should I use a stiff or flexible blade?

The balance of stiff blades is more on the head, while flexible blades tend to have the balance closer to the hilt. There are also semi flexible blades which still feel good in balance but wont bounce around as much as full flexible blades do. For Kung Fu performances you mostly want a flexible blade, since the power and stability of your movements can be measured and shown through your flexible blade. For Tai Chi you might want a semi flexible or stiff blade. With a stiff blade the fluid movements of Tai Chi feel very good and give you a stable sense of direction during your exercise.

The most used types of steel for our swords

  • Chrome steel, sometimes called stainless steel has a lot of chrome content which is protecting the sword against natural corrosion. Stainless steel is never 100% rust proof, but does have a higher rust resistance depending on the chrome content. More chrome means more resistance but also will make the steel softer and less durable. Stainless steel is NEVER made for cutting. The chrome steel shines with the small amount of maintenance time needed. To keep chrome steel healthy simply wipe it with a dry towel or cloth. Be sure to clean it from salty sweat or other acid containing substances after each practice. Chrome steel is fine for performances and daily training. You can identify chrome steel by its grey color and if the quality is high also mirror polishing is possible.
  • Carbon Steel can vary a lot depending on tempering and quality. Sometimes it is the cheapest steel if the tempering is missing or the quality of the steel is not good. Our swords use normally the expensive high carbon steel. which is a more advanced version of the normal carbon steel and has slightly more carbon content. With more carbon content the steel will become harder, but at the same time the rust resistance is lower. To make up for this we always temper our high carbon steel blades and give them the proper polishing which is needed for a fine sword. With polishing the steel surface becomes small and so the area where rust can attack is smaller. This makes maintenance easier and more resistant to rust. If the maintenance comes to late and you find rust on your carbon blade, please go to a proper smith to let him polish it for you. If you try to polish the rust away yourself, you will ruin the tempering and polishing. Our traditional swords are polished in multiple layers and the tempering is the soul of every sword. We highly recommend to bring the sword to a proper smith if the blade is damaged or rusty. Our high carbon steel makes fine cutting swords. You can identify high carbon steel of its clear surface. Instead of grey color, the carbon steel looks white and shiny like a mirror. High carbon steel needs the most maintenance time, and should be maintained right after usage.
  • Manganese Steel is the new technology and is mostly used in industry or heavy duty tools. Compared to high carbon steel, the manganese steel can be much cheaper with the same hardness properties. Manganese has more resistance to rust compared to carbon, but still needs proper maintenance. Manganese steel is hard enough to cut iron nails without being scratched. The properties of manganese steel are perfect for heavy duty cutting. Manganese steel is in most ways superior to carbon steel. Only the highest quality of high carbon steel and the finest forging could still be superior to a manganese blade.

What is the correct length for my sword?

If held in reverse grip at your side it should come to your ear. There is no must be when it comes to sword length. Usually if you like to leave a stronger impression in your performances, you might want a longer sword. But longer swords need more control and are usually slower in turning than shorter swords. Shorter swords are easier to balance. Longer swords need more attention in proper balancing. Wudang Store is making the job here for you, we check every sword before selling and the balance is always very good. Two handed swords have a proper length when they reach above your head. Single handed swords should not be longer than your head when held in reverse grip at your side.

What do i need for maintaining my blade?

If you have a chrome steel blade you dont have to worry much, only wipe once in a while after touching or training with a simple dry tissue or a piece of cloth.

These rules are important:

  • Do not touch with fingers! On your skin is always some sweat or salty fat which is very aggressive to metal.
  • Always put your sword back into the sheath, oxygen exposure will sooner or later make your blade rusty.
  • Avoid salt, or other acid substances
  • Cover your sword with this maintenance oil after usage.
  • If this sword is not used, check the metal once a month and eventually reapply the oil
  • Metal needs dry air, if you are living in tropical environments you have to check the blade more often.

For carbon or manganese steel blades please use our sword oil. The purpose of the sword oil is to prevent the oxygen to touch your blade. For the first time make sure you apply plenty of oil. Use a tissue or piece of cloth to apply the sword oil. Make sure you do not leave free spots on your blade. The steel should be covered in oil to prevent the touch of oxygen on the blade.

If the blade was expensive and made of high carbon steel be sure to coat the sword with oil right after usage. If the blade is still coated in oil, there is no need to reapply the oil. For manganese steel it is fine to check and apply oil once in a week or once in a month. This is strongly depending on how often you put the sword out of the sheath.

My blade is rusty! Can i fix it myself?

If the blade is made of chrome steel, then yes you can easily fix it with sandpaper. But if you do not fix it properly the blade will be rusty very fast again. This is because the sandpaper will scratch the surface and if not carefully polished, you will make the surface bigger and rust has a bigger area to attack the blade. The result is faster rusting and more often the use of sandpaper. When you intend to fix your blade from the rust be sure to use sandpaper with different stages. We recommend to use between 600 - 1000 grits for weak till medium corrosion. Polishing should be done in multiple steps starting with a 1000 grit paper and finish with 5000 grits. We do not recommend to use sandpaper on expensive swords or mirror polished blades. Please go to a professional smith.

I hope this clears most of your questions, if you have more please post a comment. We will put your question in this page for everyone to understand.

 

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3 Year Traditional Class Program (Limited to 15 People)

Master Chen Shiyu is now accepting enrollments for the first traditional program to take place in the heart of Huilong Guan  "Returning Dragon Temple"  in the Wudang Mountains.

The three year traditional class program was created by Master Chen Shiyu in order to spread Taoist culture and train excellent wudang kung fu practitioners and coaches around the world.

Because of the commercialization and dramatization of Wushu, some Wushu schools solely focus on the external and superficial aspects of training, placing all emphasis on performance. This type of training cannot achieve the original intent and purposes of Wushu; which are knowledge of and proficiency in self-defense, a strong body, cultivation of heart and character, longevity, and spiritual development.

I want to spread Wudang Kung Fu in the traditional meaning, the teachings of the ancient Taoist traditions like: Baji, Xuan wu, the eight Immortals, Liang Yi, Xing Yi and much more are rarely known or even mastered in these days. I want to give people the opportunity to help spread these important things which teach Taoist culture,  the balance of the mind and body, and to spread the internal and external meaning of Wudang Kung Fu. - Master Chen Shiyu

 

The way of the Wudang tradition

The beginning of the traditional training will focus on strenghtening the body, basic exercises and proper flexibility training. Only a strong and healthy body can hold a calm and quiet mind for proper concentration and meditation. The internal arts are later explained and Master Chen Shiyu goes very in-depth into the traditional internal Wudang Kung Fu.

Good vegetables can only grow in good soil, so to do the basics of Wudang Kung Fu, which are essential for the students to devote their full attention. Only then can Wudang Kung Fu be further understood and mastered. Like vegetables in good soil, the mastery of one's hard work will blossom into fruition. As every student gives their full focus, so to will I give them my full focus down their path of Wudang Kung Fu. - Master Chen Shiyu

The student will live the same way as traditional Chinese students and must integrate toward the customs and culture.

Besides the general traditional class schedule, students of the three year traditional training program are free to choose from the following cultural subjects:

  • Chinese language class
  • Calligraphy class
  • Traditional music class (Guqin or Xiao)

Understanding the language, the way of writing and the ancient traditional music will help the student to further understand the ways of traditional Taoist thinking. Instead of only touching the surface, I want to give my students the opportunity to also understand the deeper meaning of Chinese traditions and Taoist culture like no other school has done before. This will also improve the Tai Ji as well as influence their perception toward Wudang Kung Fu. -Master Chen Shiyu

 

 Content and qualifications

Master Chen Shiyu leads and teaches the traditional program personally, as he wants a proper acclimation of the full content of Wudang Kung Fu. Students of the traditional program will go off to become representatives of Wudang Taoist kung fu and culture. The training is therefore strict and in accordance to traditional standards.

View the training content here.

 

The traditional class is not merely a Kung Fu class, it teaches important things for life and will strengthen the personality. Teamwork is as important as the focus on your own improvement. Respect and tolerate your fellow students and be straight forward and disciplined in training. The way of the Taoist is an endless way of improvement, working hard and realizing your path will also help in the way of living. The way of Taoism is the way of life. - Master Chen Shiyu

The recommend age for traditional program students is between 18 and 28 years. Younger or older students who want to participate are also welcome, but must first write Master Chen Shiyu personally via email. Please use our Contact Us form regarding this matter.

After completing the three year traditional program, the students can become coaches and spread Wudang Kung Fu to their country. During the traditional program, the students will become knowledgeable in every aspect of Wudang Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Liang Yi, Xing Yi, Baji, Ba Xian, Xuan Wu. In addition, every Taoist main weapon will be taught as part of the program with deep internal healing aspects like Nei Gong, Wuji meditation and inner alchemy.

As the way of the Tao cannot be properly guided in words, it must be understood with experience. Teaching our culture and our way of how to do things is a very important part of the traditional class. Speaking, eating, writing and practicing our way will help one to realize and understand the meaning of Wudang Kung Fu on a deeper and different level, which is not accessable by foreigners without a proper master or guide. Like father and mother guide the way of their child, the responsibility can be said is the same for a master and his students. - Master Chen Shiyu

Program Details and Costs

The traditional program will start at the beginning of september 2015!

Student are also welcome to come before or a little after. However it is recommend to send your application earlier as only 15 people will be accepted. Master Chen Shiyu is focusing on quality over quantity and with a small class he is able to really focus on each individuals' advancement.

The program costs covers the following:

  • Students receive two sets of school uniforms
  • Three meals a day
  • Traditional room (6 people room)
  • Tuition for training and culture subjects
3 Year Traditional Class Program  40.000 CNY per year

 

Go to the Application Form!

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