About the traditional Wudang Kungfu
Wushu,also known as Kungfu or martial arts,is one of the typical examples for traditional Chinese culture.
Chinese martial arts can be divied into different catagories,such as the internal and external;Chinese martial arts can also be divided by its location, as in northern and southern as well,referring to what parts of China these styles are originated from,seperated by the Yangtze River.The main perceived difference between the northern and southern is the former tend to emphasize the fast and powerful kicks, high jumps,and generally fluid and rapid movements,while latter mainly focus on strong arm and hand techniques,and stable,immovable stances and fast footwork.Chinese martial arts can also be divded according to religion, imitative-style and more.
From the strength, Wudang and Shaolin are 2 famous sects separately representing the internal and external Kungfureferring to weather the strength is form the torso and legs or derived from specific training of the arms and leg muscles;From the location, Wudang Kungfu is named after the famous daoist mountain Wudang which is located in the southernpart of Qinling mountains while Shaolin is in the northern China in Henan Prvince;From the form of Kungfu itself,Wudang Kungfu is more of a soft,slow and tender form while Shaolin Kungfu represents a forceful and powerful overwhelming;From the religion belief, Wudang is the birthplace for daoism while the monks believe in the Buddihism.
Over the past years,among many distinctive styles developed with its own set of techniques and ideas,Wudang Kungfu is quite a unique one.Most of its practicers dream of immortal life.They are in persuitt of living and training in a quite peaceful and senere life .They put most of their energy on the harnessing of Qi energy,while others concentrate solely on competition and exhibition.
Wudang Kungfu,originated from Wudang Mountain in Hubei Province,with the Qingling mountains to the south and the Han River（one of the branches of Yangtze River）, it is in a favorable geographical location surrounded by water and hills.The place is considered to be “land of treasure”because of its dense forests and minor population distribution.The Daoist priests chose the place to live and cultivate and qualified it to be the most representative daoist mountain.
Zhang Sanfeng is a legendary martial arts master and ancestor of Wudang School.He is said to have created the Taiji forms under the guidance of Daoist theories,which advocate a harmony between human being and nature, a balance between the softness and the hardness, the voidness and the soildness,motion and stillness,negitive and posiive and so on..The practicers train with the inner spirit and mind as well as the external muscles,bones and skin. Martial arts stress the combination of the physical being and the mental being and emphasize on the surrounding environment.They are advised to condition the body with the changes of the environment.Under this circumstance,Wudang Kungfu form a unique perfect combination of harmony,nature, the practicability and elegant beauty.
They also advocate morals and bevevolence,fidelity and sincerity.Practicing marial arts not only implies buiding health and strength, but also purifying one’s soul.People who practice Wudang Kungfu are required to have good characers,good manners and good heart.
Except of the Taiji and Qigong forms, Wudang Kungfu is famous for its 36 lu kicks,weapon forms especially the sword forms such as Wudang Taiji Sword,Wudang Qixing sword(7-star jian),Wudang Baxian sword（8-immortal jian）and Wudang Taiyi Xuanmen sword(jian),and the Eight-immortal staff,and so on.
Wudang Kungfu practicers focus mainly on getting access to longevity and being immortal.They practice to deprive themselves from the social affairs and cultivate their body and mind.However, there are still some methods for self defense and protection.They don’t target on a competition or a comparison like who is better in the showing case. The internal stimulates and improves the external and the external promotes the internal accumlating.
China Wudang Kungfu Academy is a kungfu school founded by the 15th generation Wudang Kungfu inheritor, Master Chen Shixing，teaching the authentic Wudang Kungfu,including Wudang Taiji Quan, Wudang Qigong and Wudang weapons.With elegant hotel-designed rooms and pictureque surrounding environment,the school is considered to be one of the best high class kungfu schools in China.Its perfect combination of the traditional Wudang Kungfu and the advanced concept of keeping healthy keep pace with the times and cater to people’s increasing regimen needs.
All the Wudang Kungfu lovers and people enthusiastic on Martial arts are sincerely welcome to visit this gorgerous Kungfu school located at the foot of the Great Mount Wudang.It releases your dream here and magically start a new lifestyle.