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Wudang Hongdao Kung Fu School's lineage comes from the Xuan Wu Sect of Daoism and is located near Zhong Guan Temple on Wudang Shan. Situated on the Mountain and with training taking place in and around the temple. The school offers a unique experience and the chance to study martial arts as well as study the healing arts of internal alchemy, qigong on herbal studies.

Facilities: Outdoor traditional training facilities.

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Wudang Hongdao Kung Fu School's lineage comes from the Xuan Wu Sect of Daoism and is located near Zhong Guan Temple on Wudang Shan. Situated on the Mountain and with training taking place in and around the temple. The school offers a unique experience and the chance to study martial arts as well as study the healing arts of internal alchemy, qigong on herbal studies. Students should have some level of Chinese and knowledge of TCM to get the most out of their healing arts studies. Part of their studies will involve finding and identifying various mountain herbs for the Zhong Guan Temples daoist monks as well as learning about their uses.

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Master Si Jun Tao

Master Si Jun Tao's daoist name is Li Jing and his lineage is of the Xuan Wu Sect of Daoism. Master Si Jun Tao has won a number of competitions for his Martial Arts. In the Shenzhen 5th wushu competition he received a gold medal for his fist and sword forms. In the Shenzhen 1st traditional martial arts boxing competition he received a gold medal for his staff form and in the traditional martial arts competition he won the 65kg Sanda title in 2007. Master Si Jun Tao focuses on helping his students reach their training goals. Master Si has a very pleasant nature and is currently in his late twenties and is both energetic and enthusiastic about teaching his students.

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School profile

  • China, Hubei
  • Spiritual Arts, Martial Arts, Healing Arts, Culture
  • Taichi Quan, Traditional Training
  • Chinese herbal medicine, Qigong
  • Taoism, Taoist Meditation
  • Basic to Luxury
  • 3 out of 5
  • Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • June, July, August
  • - Tuition - Use of conditioning tools & weapons - Accommodation
  • - Food & Water - Chinese Visa - International & Domestic Travel - Internet Access - Access to Wudangshan

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For this school a choice of accommodation from basic to luxury can be arranged on request.

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Training with Master Si
Submitted on 07/06/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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80%
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100%
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100%
Environment
100%
Fun
90%

Training with Master Si is an adventure. The moment you meet him you become more relaxed and chilled. The training although not as structured as other schools is very traditional. Roaming around Wudang mountain training, collecting herbs and enjoying the people and the environment is a big part of the unique experience you get. The accommodation options are varied and cater to the most basic to high quality. I stayed in the high quality accommodation and was not disappointed. Very highly recommended for short to long term stays.
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Training with Master Si - (Shadee from France)
Submitted on 06/01/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
Overall Rating
Training
90%
Facilities
90%
Food
80%
Environment
100%
Fun
100%

I had the opportunity to train in Tai-Chi with Master Si for a month. The Master trained me on a one on one basis every day, he did all the exercises with me and corrected me gently every time it was needed. Master Si is a great teacher: he always took the time to explain the meaning and reason behind each movement and was himself the embodiment of the calmness, the strength and the flexibility of character that are required to be a good Tai-Chi practitioner. But what is really special about Master Si is how funny he is! He never misses a chance for a joke and teases his other student often, leading to a lot of very fun moments. Its very much like being in a Jackie Chan movie! Every aspect of life seems to be a part of Tai-Chi for him and he always expresses a great deal of joy and laughter, about pretty much everything. He is also a very caring teacher, as he made sure all my needs were fulfilled at all times. He also takes his students on trips sometimes: with him, we visited an island that had gorgeous waterfalls and climbing path... to end the trek in a lovely restaurant, on top of the lac. I am so very grateful for everything I've learned, and I am looking forward to come back and learn another Tai-Chi form with Master Si.
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Wudang Hongdao Kung Fu School is located on Wudang Mountain near the lower temple, Zhong Guan Temple. It provides a unique and very traditional training experience on Wudang Mountain.

Master Si Jun Tao is the school head and he is from the Xuan Wu sect of Taoism. Master Si Jun Tao is also the sole master teaching at this school and as a result of this and the small class sizes at the school each student is taught according to their specific needs and training goals. Whether that is focused on the Taosit Martial Arts or internal cultivation and internal alchemy.

Students from beginner to advanced are welcome at this school. However, a willingness to study Chinese and a sense of adventure will be the key to getting the most out of the training and the training environment.

Training at this school is dictated by your choosen studies and your length of stay. Martial Arts students will learn basics together with forms and fighting if they desire. Taiji and Qigong students will focus more on health, qigong, internal alchemy and longevity practices. Those wishing to learn about herbs will be taught accordingly.

One of the benefits of attending this school compared to some of the other schools on Wudang is that Master Si Jun Tao takes sole responsibility for teaching his students all the time. Students learn directly with him. Training takes place in the morning and in the afternoon and the timetable depends on the season and weather. Students will receive a minimum of 5 hours of training each day.

At the school you can learn Wudang Quan, Taiji Quan, Wudang Wuxing Quan/ 5 Elements Boxing ( Wuxing fist / Wuxing staff / Wuxing sword / Wuxing Qigong) internal alchemy, health and longevity secrets and herbalism.

The accommodation and living condition are very simple at this school in and around the small village between Temple ruins. Students live life like Chinese people of Wudang lived in old times if the cheapest accommodation options are chosen.Long term students can even opt to share the accommodation Master Si Jun Tao uses. However student should know that this type of accommodation will be very basic. Short-term more comfortable accomodations options are available. These are next to Zhong Guan Temple.

 

Master Si Jun Tao's daoist name is Li Jing and his lineage is of the Xuan Wu Sect of Daoism. Master Si Jun Tao has won a number of competitions for his Martial Arts. In the Shenzhen 5th wushu competition he received a gold medal for his fist and sword forms. In the Shenzhen 1st traditonal martial arts boxing competition he received a gold medal for his staff form and in the traditional martial arts competition he won the 65kg Sanda title in 2007.
 
Master Si Jun Tao was born in Henan and has been practicing since his childhood. He begain his studies in Shaolin Boxing and Sanda before he begain studing the internal arts and taoist knowledge from various old Wudang Masters until he was specially trained under Daoist Grandmaster He. Grandmaster He is an internal martial arts master of the nine palace and chunyang sect of daoism. He comes from one of the true old lineages of Wudang Daoism in Taiji Quan, the Five Elements Boxing (Wu Xing Quan, Wu Xing Jian, Wu Xing Gun, Wu Xong Qigong), Internal Alchemy, and other secret exercises special to Wudang Mountain.

 

At Wudang Hongdao Kung Fu School you can study Wu Xing Quan, Wu Xing Jian, Wu Xing Gun, Wu Xong Qigong, Internal Alchemy, and other internal and longevity practices. If you have an interest in or knowledge of herbal medicine this is definitely the school for you as you may have the opportunity to explore this further. This is because Master Si Jun Tao regularly collects herbs for the local Daoist healers at one of the local temples close to where you will train.

One of the most unique characteristics of training at this school is its amazing location on Wudang Mountain. It is one of the highest located schools on the mountain that is offering westerners authentic Wudang training at one of the most affordable prices.

The following shows a typical training day. However, this will vary slightly depending on the time of the year and the students learning goals and personal training plan. This training plan will be created in collaboration with Master Si Jun Tao.

Long term students who train with Master Si Jun Tao for more than three years will be accepted as a disciple and will no longer have to pay future tuition fees. This is an amazing opportunity for those dedicated to Wudang Kung Fu and willing to put in the training time.

Class schedule: 


Monday - Saturday Class details  

- 06:00 - 07:00 Early morning training session
- 09:00 - 11:30 Late morning session.
- 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch and rest
- 14:00 - 17:00 Afternoon to early evening session
- 17:00 - 19:00 Dinner and rest
- 19:00 - 21:00 Optional additional training

Sunday will be a compulsory day of rest or personal practice.

Wudang Hongdao Kung Fu School

Application/Booking fee - $100

If you want to study at Wudang Hongdao Kung Fu School there is a non-refundable 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 7 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 of this will be provided on request.

We advise students to budget for their daily water, personal spending and the cost of Travel and Chinese Visa extensions should they be required. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to nationality and length of stay. Visa assitance will be given to SMA students.

Long term students who train with Master Si Jun Tao for more than three years will be accepted as a disciple and will no longer have to pay future tuition fees. Their only cost will be that of accommodation, food, visa extensions and their own personal spending money. This is an amazing opportunity for those dedicated to Wudang Kung Fu.  
School PricingUSD / CNYTotal
1 Month$968  / ¥ 6,000
¥ 6000
2 Months$ 1,775 / ¥ 6,000
¥ 12,000
3 Months$ 2,420 / ¥ 5,000
¥ 15,000
4 Months$ 3,227 / ¥ 5,000
¥ 20,000
5 Months$ 4,035 / ¥ 5,000
¥ 25,000
6 Months$ 4,518 / ¥ 4,000
¥ 28,000
7 Months$ 5,327 / ¥ 5,000
¥ 33,000
8 Months$ 5,972 / ¥ 4,000
¥ 37,000
9 Months$ 6,779 / ¥ 5,000
¥ 42,000
10 Months$ 7,425 / ¥ 4,000
¥ 46,000
11 Months$ 8,232 / ¥ 5,000
¥ 51,000
12 Months$ 8,878 / ¥ 4,000
¥ 55,000
PRICE
500 (CNY)
1 Per Day
PRICE
2,000 (CNY)
1 Week
SPECIAL SMA PRICE
10,500 (CNY)
  2 Months
SMA GROUP/CLUB
PRICES
On request
 
1st year2nd year3rd year4th year5th year
53,000 (CNY) / $  8,555 (USD) 50,000 (CNY) 47,000 (CNY)No tuition feeNo tuition fee


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