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Wudang Daoist Traditional Internal Kung Fu Academy is led by Master Yuan Xiu Gang. Master Yuan is dedicated to teaching Wudang San Feng Sect Martial Arts and transmitting the knowledge and practice of Daoism to the world. He is a master of unparalleled knowledge and skill and has been living in Wudangshan and practicing Daoist martial arts and Daoism for over two decades.

Facilities: The school has both indoor and outdoor facilities as well as a number of accommodation options depending on your budget.

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Wudang Daoist Traditional Internal Kung Fu Academy

This Wudang Kung Fu School is a popular Wudang school at Lao Ying from the San Feng Pai order of Taoism. The school is led by Master Yuan Xiu Gang who is experienced in teaching westerners. Master Yuan can speak both English and Chinese and teaches Taoist principles and philosophy as well as martial arts. Master Yuan Xiu Gang is the 15th generation disciple of the Wudang San Feng Sect. The Wudang San Feng Sect's lineage dates back to the 14th century when Zhang San Feng became enlightened by the Dao and created Taijiquan according to ledgend. Master Yuan was in the Wushu Performance team, and has been initiated into the Purple Heaven Palace and teaches Daoist philosophy as well as Daoist kung fu both in Wudang and internationally. 

During your time studying at the academy you will be training under the supervison of Master Yuan with the help of one of his coaches. Each coach has trained from a young age to master all the subtleties of Wudang Martial Arts and they will be your primary teacher. 

After studying for years at the school, only the best pupils are offered a positions as coaches, so they are perfectly suited to help you get the most out of your time at the Academy. All of the coaches are more than proficient in the many styles of Wudang Martial Arts and each coach has a specialty form. Normally, each Wednesday there will be performances where you can see the coaches show off their skills. 

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The School

The Wudang Daoist Traditional Kungfu Academy was opened with the agreement of Grandmaster Zhong Yun Long during the 90s. The mission of the academy is to broaden the reach of Taoism and to train outstanding wushu experts. 

At this school students are provided with 3 meals per day as part of their school fees. Additionally, the school offers a number of accommodation options. These range from Double or Single rooms with air con for those on higher budgets staying short to medium stays and more simple rooms for those on a budget and intending to stay longer term. For students wishing to stay multiple years there will be discounts available on request. 

Training

Training at the school primarily takes place either in one of the indoor training halls, within the school grounds or Yuxu Palace.

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All students are required to purchase training uniforms from the academy. Students studying for less than one week (7 days) must purchase one uniform. Students studying for more than 7 days are required to purchase two uniforms. The cost of one uniform is 220 RMB.

Styles taught

The following styles and forms can be learnt: 

Baguazhang, Xingyi Quan, Taiji Quan, Xuan Wu Quan, Baji Quan, Long Hua Quan, Tai He Quan, Xuan Zhen Quan, Xuan Gong Quan, 8 Immortals staff, Qigong, Hard Qigong, Horse hair whisk, Monk spade, Drunken boxing, 8 Immortals Sword, and Xuan Men Sword. 

Master Yuan primarily teaches traditional forms and re-derived forms out of Lao Shan. One of the reasons for the teaching of Lao Shan forms is that GM Zhong Yun Long (Master-Yuans Master) was also a Student of the old Kuang Chang Xiu ("Flying Kicks Kuang") of Lao Shan, who tought him all the Xuan Gong Sets and also alot of Lao Shan`s Basics Ji Ben Gong/Quan.

School profile

  • China, Hubei
  • Spiritual Arts, Martial Arts, Healing Arts, Culture
  • Baguazhang, Taichi Quan, Qigong, Xingyi Quan, Traditional Training, Liang Yi Quan
  • Qigong, Neigong
  • Taoism, Taoist Meditation
  • Spartan
  • 3 out of 5
  • Students under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian
  • June, July, August, September
  • Can be combined with a stay on the mountain at the following hotel
  • Accommodation, Food, Tuition, Use of conditioning tools & weapons
  • Chinese Visa, International & Domestic Travel, Internet Access, Insurance, Water

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Jeff Reid from the USA
Submitted on 07/19/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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Name: Jeff Reid I first came to Wudang in the summer of 2007. I have studied with Master Yuan for over a year now and will also be taking part in the new program beginning in September of 2009. Master Yuan's style of teaching and achievements in both wushu and Daoism are unparalleled. Studying as a student of Master Yuan has provided me with the guidance and direction that I have been looking for in my life.

It is under Master Yuan's tutelage and guidance that I have been able to realize my goals as well as to understand my own practice, and further my study of Dao and wushu. I am deeply honored that he has chosen to share with the world what he has learned. Master Yuan is devoted to his student's learning and well being. He immediately recognizes the problem areas in a student's body and can tailor a unique learning program to help any student's goals. Master Yuan takes an active role in his student's development, not only physically, but also mentally.

The atmosphere of the school is always comfortable. There is always a diverse and quirky group of foreigners and all of the Chinese students are friendly. Their dedication to training and perseverance is inspirational. The student-coaches are amiable, well trained, and well educated in both their martial abilities as well as teaching skills; keeping the class engaged and helping to push each student to fulfill their goals. 
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Fatih Turan from Germany
Submitted on 07/19/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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Wudang Taoist Kung fu Academy assistant for student affairs from all the World. I studied with Master Yuan for 14 Months and it was a great time for me as an Stuntman and Actor. I′ve learned so much about my self like i never did before in my whole life. A person get′s to know himself better after he starts with internal arts.It will guide you throughout the process to become a good Martial Artist.I left the Academy in March 2007 with lot′s of Kung fu forms and knowledge.I thank Master Yuan for taking the time to teach me 1 by 1
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Ashley McKellar and Elizabeth McKensey from Australia
Submitted on 07/19/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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90%
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70%
Food
70%
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90%
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90%

My wife and I studied at the Academy for 2 months in 2008. We both have a background in karate, but have never studied tai chi before. We choose to come here because of the emphasis placed on internal martial arts. Master Yuan and his coaches teach tai chi with a deep level of understanding of its applications and its effects on the body of the practitioner. We have also learnt basic gongfu and feel that Master Yuan’s emphasis on flexibility and body control is very beneficial.

By starting each day with chi gong practice and ending each day with meditation, we were able to train to our maximum capacity during the day sessions. We would both happily recommend this academy to people from all walks of life who are willing to train hard, regardless of their martial arts experience. It has been a great pleasure to live and study at Master Yuan’s school. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them via email.
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Jay from England
Submitted on 07/19/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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90%
Facilities
80%
Food
80%
Environment
90%
Fun
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I arrived at Mount Wudang mid-September and straight away was made to feel comfortable by master Yuan as I was asked what I was interested in learning over a cup of green tea. That afternoon I walked up to the temple to watch the students train and to get a feel for the place and after speaking to a few foreign students and seeing the temple for the first time (which is impressive) I was even happier with my choice of school here in China.

Over the next 6 weeks I studied Xing Yi and as a complete beginner, was glad that I had a good master to guide me as it wasn't as simple as I first thought it would be…the way that sifu teaches is very good as he takes into account your personal abilities, attributes and constantly evaluates your progress as he teaches (to push you but not too much).

Master Yuan's English is extremely good (which is rare in China ) and he has a very good sense of humor and this makes learning easier and gives a better school environment to live in general. I've spent three months here in all and after learning at the school I'm disappointed to be leaving so soon as there is so much to learn…I'd recommend this school to anyone who want to study the internal arts.
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Avi Shragai for the USA
Submitted on 07/19/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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Training
90%
Facilities
80%
Food
80%
Environment
90%
Fun
90%

Master Yuan's school is unique and exceptional. Though everything taught at the school is strictly traditional, Master Yuan approaches students with compassion and understanding. From my first day I found that the training exposed the weaknesses in my body and, while the classes were difficult and exhausting at first, with the help of Master Yuan and the coaches, in the course of five months my health improved, my muscles and tendons loosened and got stronger, and I gained a greater awareness of my body in general.

The atmosphere at the school is focused but not too self-improtant, and what I appreciated most was the respect students and teachers all have for one another. Master Yuan has successfully created a community in which students can come and learn a tremendous amount and also make some wonderful connections with other people. The foreigners who come through are always interesting and the Chinese students are all friendly.

The school is also in a great location, close to both the amenities of the town and beautiful walks through the mountains. I could not have been happier with my stay. As I write this I'm on my way back home, but I already miss training and am impatient to get back to Wudang.
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Wudang Daoist Traditional Internal Kung Fu Academy is located close to Yuxu Palace. The Palace was built in 1413, and originally was one of the largest buildings in Wudang with its 2,000 rooms, until it was destroyed in 1745. The remains of the palace include two pavilions housing stone tablets positioned upon stone tortoises, and weather permitting training takes place here. In addition to this outside training facility there are also two indoor halls for training. One is for martial arts practice and one for meditation.

Training at this school focus on the following styles and forms: Baguazhang, Xingyi Quan, Taiji Quan, Xuan Wu Quan, Baji Quan, Long Hua Quan, Tai He Quan, Xuan Zhen Quan, Xuan Gong Quan, 8 Immortals staff, Qigong, Hard Qigong, Horse hair whisk, Monk spade, Drunken boxing, 8 Immortals Sword, and Xuan Men Sword.  

Master Yuan Xiu Gang is the school head and he is the 15th generation disciple of the Wudang San Feng Sect. The Wudang San Feng Sect's lineage dates back to the 14th century when Zhang San Feng became enlightened by the Dao and created Taijiquan. Master Yuan was in the Wushu Performance team, and has been initiated into the Purple Heaven Palace and teaches Daoist philosophy as well as Daoist kung fu both in Wudang and internationally.









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Master Yuan Xiu Gang was born in 1971. His Daoist name is Shi Mao and he is a 15th generation disciple of Wudang San Feng Sect. Master Yuan has loved martial arts since his early childhood when at the age of 7, he started basic physical training in wushu. From the age of 16 he studied Shaolin wushu for 3 years. As a result of his increasing skill in gongfu, understanding of internal martial arts, and enthusiasm for Daoism, in 1991 he went to Wudang Mountain, where he was fortunate to be accepted as a disciple by the great Grandmaster Zhong Yun Long.

Since 1991 Master Yuan has been practicing internal gongfu specifically TaiJi, Qigong, XingYi, Baguazhang, and meditation. In 1994, Master Yuan was selected by the Wudang Taoist Association for the Taoist Wushu Performance Team, and was initiated into the Purple Heaven Palace, the largest Daoist temple at Wudang. With the blessing of the Chairman, Master Yuan joined the circle of Daoist culture. Since then, Master Yuan has furthered his practice of Daoist philosophy and internal gongfu. As a member of the Taoist Wushu Performance Team, Master Yuan has traveled to various places in South East Asia to demonstrate Wudang gongfu. He has also represented Wudang when receiving high-level Government officials and celebrities from other countries in their visit to Wudang.

Master Yuan has years of experience teaching Daoist Internal Kung Fu to Foreigners. He speaks English and Chinese and is dedicated to “Letting the world know about Wudang”. Master Yuan's mission is, “To broaden the reach of Taoism and to train outstanding wushu experts”.
 
Experience 
 
1978 -1988:Various training throughout China with masters of traditional martial arts.
1988 -1991:Training in Shaolin kungfu, traditional sanda, and qigong.
1991 -1993:Training in Wudang Traditional kungfu and internal arts.
1993 -1995:Lived as a Daoist monk at ZiXiao Gong. Studied Daoism, Daoist music (mainly singing), and Daoist acupuncture and herbal medicine.
1995 -Present: Teaching while continuing his practices and studies of internal work.

Degrees, Certificates, Awards, and Memberships 

Member of the Wudang Mountain Kungfu Research Institution Commitee Member of the Wudang Wushu Association Officer in Charge of the Wudang Mountain Daoist Taiji Center for Health and Longevity Numerous shows for Daoist singing, kungfu and Taiji Many shows have aired throughout China most recently was the Wu Lin Feng Zhen Zhou Show which aired on National China Television (CCTV).  



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Academy Training is comprehensive and directed by your chosen style and purpose. Students can choose to focus on the following styles and forms:

Baguazhang, Xingyi Quan, Taiji Quan, Xuan Wu Quan, Baji Quan, Long Hua Quan, Tai He Quan, Xuan Zhen Quan, Xuan Gong Quan, 8 Immortals staff, Qigong, Hard Qigong, Horse hair whisk, Monk spade, Drunken boxing, 8 Immortals Sword, and Xuan Men Sword. 


Training facilities at the school include both indoor and outdoor options.  Outdoor training is at Yuxu Palace when the weather permits and in the training hall close to the academy when the weather does not permit. In addition there is also a meditation hall available to students. Facilities are available at all times. In addition, the master is available outside class to help answer questions. Finally, should students wish to train more additional training will be offered.
 

Typical Training Schedule:    

• 8:00-10:30 AMMorning Training
• 12:00 AMLunch
• 5:00-7:00PMAfternoon Training
• 7:30 PMDinner
• 8:30-10:00 Meditation

Training at the school runs 6 days a week from Monday-Saturday.



Wudang Daoist Traditional Internal Kung Fu Academy

Application/Booking fee - $100

If you want to study at Wudang Daoist Traditional Internal Kung Fu Academy there is an application and booking fee of $100 USD. This should be paid prior to your arrival at the school. With StudyMartialArts.Org you can pay your application/booking fee via paypal or international bank transfer. The remainder of your fees must be paid direct to the school within 5 days of your arrival. If you wish to pay your full fee in advance of your arrival international bank transfer must be the method of payment used. Details for this will provided on request.  
We recommend you book well in advance of your departure during peak seasons as it is one of the most popular schools on Wudang Shan. Please note: Students should budget for their daily water, personal spending, internet access and the cost of Chinese Visa extensions. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to your nationality and length of stay.
Tuition Per Month in CHINESE RENMINBI (RMB)

Room123612 Months

Single room   Air Con
 
78007500720069006300 

Single room   No Air Con
 
72006900660063005700

Double room   Air Con
 
72006900660063005700

Double room   No Air Con
 
66006300600057005100
Simple room   No privavte
bathroom
63006000570054004800
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¥ 16,500
3 Months
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 ¥ 32,000
6 Months
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¥ 450-550 (CNY)
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¥ 56,000On RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request



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- Visiting Historic Site

- Personal Spending 

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