Wudang Mountain

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 Chinese say that “China has five sacred mountains, but Wudang surpasses them all”. A distinguished pilgrimage site, Wudang has attracted many prolific martial artists and philosophers throughout history. There are more than 2,000 palaces and temples, making this complex the world’s largest Daoist center.

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. One such Daoist art is bigu (辟谷) which means “avoiding grains”. Bigu is a fasting method…

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. It was there that I began my training. WordPress is evil Our schedule was intense.…