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The Real History of the Taiyi Five Element Form

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7May 3 Comments
The Real History of the Taiyi Five Element Form

The Real History of the Taiyi Five Element Form

One of my favorite of the Wudang hand forms is the Tai Yi Five Element Form.  It was created during the Ming Dynasty under the reign of the Emperor Hongzhi (1488 - 1504) by the 8th generation Wudang Daoist Master...

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7Jan 3 Comments
Bigu - Daoist Fasting

Bigu – Daoist Fasting

One of the most interesting things about Daoism is that it does not draw a line between spiritual and physical health. Daoist martial arts, qigong, and meditation all make changes in the body as a form of spiritual practice.  ...

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11Dec 1 Comment
Daoist Masters - Flying Legs Kuang

Daoist Masters – Flying Legs Kuang

Ever wonder where Wudang kung fu’s amazing kicks came from? It’s time to meet Flying Legs Kuang. Wordpress is evil There is a saying that all Daoist martial artists in China know. It is “Guo in the south, and Kuang...

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The Day I Entered a Daoist Temple

The Day I Entered a Daoist Temple

I was 17 years old when I left the martial arts academy where I had grown up and entered a Daoist temple.   In 1997, many of the temples on Wudang Mountain were at capacity; so getting accepted into the...

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29Sep 1 Comment
Growing up on Wudang Mountain

Growing up on Wudang Mountain

In 1994, when I was 14 years old, my parents sent me to Wudang Mountain to study martial arts. There are many schools on Wudang now, but the only school at the time was the Daoist Association’s Martial Arts Academy....

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