Chinese wellness practices combine breathing techniques, visualization, body movement, meditation and massage to bring the mind and body to a higher state of well-being. All of these practices are designed to regulate the body's Qi, the energy of life that gives force to all of nature.Read More
Daoism (Taoism) is a group of ancient Chinese practices defined by belief in the Dao 道, the formless, limitless aspect of the universe that underlies all of creation. Daoists study and strive to act in harmony with the rhythm of this cosmic force by reaching a high level of physical and spiritual well-being.Read More
Taiji Quan (T’ai Chi Chuan) is the most popular Chinese martial art in the world. Each day, millions of people worldwide of all ages practice Taiji, mainly for its health benefits, and as a kind of moving meditation. Taiji will develop your balance, increase your vitality, and can help you to prevent and heal injuries and illness.Read More
The Wudang style of kung fu is an ‘internal’ or ‘soft’ martial art, as opposed to martial arts like Karate or Shaolin Kung Fu, which are called ‘external’ or ‘hard’ martial arts. The internal arts work on building inner strength, are typically defensive, and use flowing, whole body movements.Read More
Our teacher, Zhou Xuan Yun (pronounced Joh Sh-wen Yoon) was raised on the most sacred mountain in China, Wudang Mountain, where he trained and later worked as an instructor of Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Kung Fu and weaponry. Xuan Yun is also an ordained Daoist priest, trained in ritual arts, chanting, divination, and qigong. Dedicating his life to passing the Wudang arts, Xuan Yun divides his time between the U.S. and China, offering classes and workshops on traditional Wudang martial arts, Qi Gong, and Daoist philosophy.
Thousands of years ago the ancient Chinese developed techniques for maintaining health and extending long life. These time tested methods include meditation, qigong, proper diet, visualization, and massage. These arts are said to develop the strength of a lumberjack, the flexibility of a child, and the mind of a sage.
Wudang Mountain is revered in the martial arts community and is seen by many as the spiritual and historical home of the internal martial arts. The Wudang martial arts blend the Daoist ways for preserving health together with the traditional fighting arts, creating a style that develops both spiritual and physical fitness.
Daoism (Taoism) is a group of ancient Chinese practices defined by belief in the Dao 道, the formless, limitless aspect of the universe that underlies all of creation. Daoists study and strive to act in harmony with the rhythm of this cosmic force by reaching a high level of physical and spiritual well-being.