Weapons of Wudang Martial Arts

Weapons of Wudang martial arts curriculum. After basic conditioning and simple hand forms are learned, a student can train weapon forms as another way to develop strength and agility. Watch what these arts look like on our YouTube channel >> Sword is one of Wudang martial arts weapons and sword is famous throughout China. In…

Weaving a Dream

If we do not pursue our dreams, they will become vacant, change into an unfulfilled desire, and only remain dreams. If we follow our dreams, we will have an opportunity to realize them so that they are no longer dreams but become our goals. We must be persistent to realize these goals so that even if we have losses and failures in life, we also have attainments.

Living with the Dao

Living with the Dao

 Living with the Dao. Life is a great training center; existence is a kind of cultivation, we are all constantly refining it. The results depend on the path we choose. The “Dao” 道 is a very abstract word. Everyone understands it a little differently. For me, the Dao is a kind of natural regular pattern in the…

The Witch Healer

At the Daoist Gate Center, there are often Chinese medicine doctors and qigong teachers who come to study with me, and they also help heal people for free. Tatiana B. is one of them. During the Spring of 2021, when the second wave of the pandemic was starting to wane, Tatiana was the fourth student…

Becoming a Taiji and Kung Fu Master

Becoming a Taiji and Kung Fu Master

Becoming a Taiji  Master or kung fu master is something one is born to do, and also comes from one’s ceaseless training and one’s grasp of what one has studied and practiced of Taiji and kung fu. Here I will share one of my student’s personal stories. In March of 2021 I received a letter:…

What Only The Rooster Sees

What Only The Rooster Sees

I began learning English after I moved to the United States in 2010. It hasn’t always been easy. One of the most difficult things are idioms. You can imagine how confused I was when a student told me it was “raining cats and dogs” outside. Or there was that time before a martial arts performance…

Horsetail Whisk

The Horsetail Whisk (拂尘) is a special weapon. It is made by binding the hair from a horse’s tail to a long wooden handle. The horsetail whisk is associated with spiritual power. It is said that the person who holds the whisk is not an ordinary person. Practical The horsetail whisk originated as a fly…

Reflections from a Tai Chi Teacher

Reflections from a Tai Chi Teacher

I have been practicing tai chi for 20 years and teaching for 10. Although I consider myself just starting my tai chi journey, I find it useful to reflect on my practice. When I do this, there are certain impressions that rise to the surface. This week I’d like to share them with you. Why…

Don’t Be In a Rush

Hello everybody! In today’s post let’s talk about, in my opinion, the most important reason for not rushing through your martial arts training: injury prevention. Every good training regiment has its warm-ups. Well over 99% of the time, I see students from our school and other schools doing their warm ups consistently and properly. So…

What’s Wrong with the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts?

The traditional Chinese martial arts are wonderful. They are an irreplaceable part of Chinese cultural heritage. Their teachings encapsulate the the wisdom of thousands of years. They create a flexible, strong mind and body. Practicing these arts is a way to give yourself the gift of physical and mental well being. WordPress is evil But,…

Standing meditation for Martial Power

When you hear the word “meditation” you probably picture a person sitting down.  But, standing meditation (zhàn zhuāng 站桩) is a simple and powerful practice you can use to build strength, improve balance, increase sensitivity, calm the mind, and promote healthy Qi flow. There are two main types of standing meditation depending on your goals:…

Religion & The Martial Arts

People often ask if me it if people of other religions can study the Wudang arts.  The answer to this question is rooted in the relationship between the Wudang martial arts and the Daoist arts. “Wudang Arts” is a very broad category that could include any practice found on the mountain.  But at Wudang we practice different kinds…