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The Wudang Gong Fu & Health Academy is a small school with a genuine education program that covers the essential training of Wudang Xuan Wu Pai. Students who complete the basic training depending on their performance have a chance to become a Wudang Diciple and genuine lineage holder of the Wudang Interal Martial Arts. 

Facilities: Indoor, and outdoor training facilities, as well as the use of traditional training tools and weapons. Wifi, accommodation and food included.

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The Wudang Gong Fu & Health Academy is a small school with a detailed and structured education program. Located in the legendary Wudang Mountains, Hubei province, China dedicated students from all over the world visit the school to learn Wudang Gong Fu. 

Students who wish to enter their special education programs covering the essential training of Wudang Xuan Wu Pai have the unique chance of becoming a Wudang Disciple and genuine linage holder of the Wudang Internal Martial arts.

The headmaster of this school is Tang Li Long who is one of the main disciples of Grand Master You Xuan De. Master Tang has years of experience teaching Internal Wudang Martial Arts. He has created a system that teaches the essence effectively and under his guidance students will learn the tradition preserved on the mountain.

Tang Li Long’s vision is to spread the Wudang Daoist knowledge around the world by creating and building up a new academy and family within the Xuan Wu Pai. A family were the members always will have a place to call home in Wudang Shan. A family that will preserve the traditional teachings of dào fǎ zìrán ”the natural way” (道法自然) and the 10 Daoist principles of Wudang Pai. A family of brothers and sisters from different countries, backgrounds and experiences. All sharing their knowledge in order to better understand the way of the Dao.

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  • China, Hubei
  • Martial Arts, Healing Arts
  • Baguazhang, Taichi Quan, Sanda, Qigong, Qinna
  • Qigong massage, Qigong
  • Taoism, Taoist Meditation
  • Spartan
  • 3 out of 5
  • June, July, August
  • - Accommodation - Food - Tuition - Use of conditioning tools & weapons - Internet Access
  • - Chinese Visa - International & Domestic Travel - Insurance - Water

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Great School in a peaceful surrounding of Wudang Mountains
Submitted on 05/17/2016 by | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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I will go to this school for the third year for 1-2 Month and appreciate this opportunity to learn from great master in Traditional way. I liked very much the beautiful and peaceful surrounding in Wudang Mountains, only 20 min with bus to the city, taxi or motorbike. It is a great place to improve your Kung Fu, and fill up energy channels with Qigong. The school is not big and the Master guide all classes himself and has enough time to correct and show new content. I recommend this school very much!
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If you are serious about your internal cultivation, these is the place to go!
Submitted on 05/04/2016 by Eva Ming | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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Great school with genuine program! The environment is nice and natural, away from the hustle and bustle of Wudang City and all the tourist masses.
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Master Tang Li Long school, the 'Wudang Gong Fu & Health Academy' is renowed to be one of the best places to study Wudang Kung Fu on Wudang Shan. Master Tang has a growing reputation for teaching high level western students and passing on the Wudang Martial Arts tradition.

The School itself has all the facilities you will require to make your stay simple and comfortable. As a school the learning focuses is primarily on long term students. Short term students of course are welcome however, places are limited and prioirity goes to those who wish to become teachers and disciples of Xuan Wu Pai. Here there is a real emphais on long term study rather than as a short term adventure travel martial arts destination.

The location of the school in the south Ravine Village area of Wudang on the East of Taiji Lake allows for a quiet and peaceful training experinece away from the multitudes of tourists who flock to Wudang Shan each day.

The Accommodation options at the school are limited due to a high demand from international students who wish to train under Master Tang's expert supervision. Should you wish to study at the school it is advisable to secure your place through our application/ booking service as soon as you have made your decision to attend.

For further independent information on training at this school and what to expect living on Wudang Shan - Contact Us Now through this page. 




 

Master Tang Li Long  is the headmaster of the Academy. is Tang Li Long (Daoist priest name). He is a 15th generation Wudang Daoist Martial Arts Master of the Xuan Wu Pai. Encouraged by his father he started training Martial Arts in his home town at a young age. Later, after studying Wudang Taiji Quan in Wuhan for a well known master he was told to go to Wudang Mountain to become a Wudang Disciple. He’s master sent a mail to the Wudang Shool of Martial Arts and some time later he was invited to come and study for 14th generation Wudang Master You Xuande, who was the Abbot of the Wudang Temples and the keeper of the Wudang Martial Arts.

Wudang Disciple 1994 he arrived at Wudang Mountain and started to learn from Grand Master You. After a long time of hard training Master Tang became one of the main diciples of You Xuande. With a genuine background with in Taiji Quan his skills and understanding where different from other students. He worked close to Master You and helped him write down ideas about Martial Arts and Daoism. Tang Li Long is now one of the “5 Dragons of Wudang” and a linage holder of the Wudang Xuan Wu Pai. 1998 he won a Medal in the 1st World Traditional Wushu Championships and 1999 he was awarded as a outstanding Master in a big Wudang Taiji Quan gathering.

Tang Laoshi, Master Tang Li Long, or “Tang Laoshi” as most people call him, has almost 20 years of experience of Wudang Martial Arts and have a system of teaching that is different from other schools on the mountain. He teaches the foundations of the style and focus on Basics, Qi Gong and Applications. His long time students has won many competitions and gained high skills in Wudang Wushu. His main skill is his ability to bring out good quality of the training and the students and teach the essence of Wudang Internal Martial Arts. He holds a position as secretery of the International Wudang Mountain Taiji Gongfu Association and have done performances in China, Korea and Germany. He has publiced articles in the Chinese Martial Arts Wudang Wind Magazine and Hubei Daily Newspaper. He was mentioned in a book about famous Gongfu Masters in 2010 (“Chinese Folk/Unofficial Gongfu Masters” – “Zhongguo Mingjian Wushu Mingjia”). In 2010 set up the school and the present location in Wudangshan, same year his student Jakob Isaksson, Sweden, won a Silver and Brons Medal in the 4th World Traditional Wushu Championships.

Tang Li Longs philosophy is to wholeheartedly train the disciples and carry on the tradition. 













 

Wudang Gong Fu & Health Academy's study program offers a program suitable for both personal development with in the Martial Arts and future plans of teaching or opening your own Schools. The Wudang Pai study program is designed to give you a proper foundation with in the Internal Martial arts of Wudang Shan. The study plan is based on 9 sections, every section is 3 months. The program is under guidance from Wudang Xuan Wu Pai 15th Generation Master Tang Li Long.

The Method According to Tang Li Long the traditional way of Wudang, Wudang Pai has to posses 3 elements, the internal work and health benefits, the daoistic principles and the martial application. If one or two of them are missing, it is not Wudang Pai. Tang Li Long teachings builds from the 10 daoistic principles of Wudang, which contains the daoistic manual of internal cultivation, the meta-structure and narrative of the world and the fighting principles of Wudang Pai. This makes our way seem slow and unstructured but in-fact it is progressive and profound. The focus is on the internal work and to make the body move as one, where the Bufa (foot skills), Shenfa (body skills) and Shoufa (hand skills) will not be separated and the Shen will manifest in the movements. The method will give you the structure and from this structure your physical body shape, Qi and Shen (your “being”), will determine the path you walk and how your expression will look like. In the end our movements will be just a natural respond to our surrounding. Some people like this way and some people don’t, it demands patience and trust. This means that beside the external and internal cultivation there is also, inside the teachings, a self-cultivation of your personality. So, please ask yourself if this is really what you want, if the answer is no, there are many other schools you can turn to. If your answer is yes, please contact us for more information!

Become a Wudang Disciple. If you follow this schedule step by step and train hard you will get a proper foundation and reach a good level of Gong Fu. You start as a beginner but after the full program is over you will be a true disciple of the Wudang Pai. This is the traditional way of the Wudang Neijia teachings from the Daoist Temples of Wudang Shan.

Bai Ri Zhu Ji. One Hundred Days to Build the Foundation. It is said that the first 100 days are the most important phase of the training for building up the Qi, body structure and the 6 harmonies. With a good and solid foundation your future training will give good results. The program consists of 9 sections 3 months each to fit the schedule, but of course the sections can be extended for the people who like to come and do a full 100 days.

Training Overview:

Section One (Basic Training / Elementary 1) 
Content:

1) Basic Schedule: Basic Wudang Wushu Traning (Ji Ben Gong), Breathing Exercises (Daojia Tuna), Daoyin Exercices, Daoist Sitting Meditation, Reciting Daoist Texts, Basic Chinese Medicine for Health, Chinese Language (basic conversation skills), Calligraphy, Chinese Chess, Wushu Theory.
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Wudang 18 Taiji Quan
4) Wudang 36 Taiji Quan
5) Basic Wudang Tui Shou (one hand pattern and two hand pattern) …

Section Two (Elementary 2) 
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Wudang Five Elements Fist (Wu Xing Quan)
4) Wudang Paochui
5) Wudang Tui Shou (moving step)
6) Wudang Sanshou Fighting

After 3 months of training you will now have further improved your Ji Ben Gong and also a basic underdstanding of the Xing Yi Quan skills. This training will help you improve your power, stances and foot work. This is essential for further practice with in the Xing Yi Quan system. …

Section Three (Elementary 3)
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Basic Wudang Swordplay (Shenfa, Bufa, Pinfa)
4) Wudang Swordplay (Taiji Lian Huan Jian)
5) Wudang Swordplay (Wudang Dan Jian)
6) Basic Qin Na Techniques

After 3 months of training the sword techniques you have now a good understanding of the Wudang Swordplay. You have learned the characteristic body work and the body and sword is starting to work together. …

Section Four (Intermediate 1) 
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Basic Wudang Bagua Turning Palms
4) Wudang Bagua Zhang

After 3 months of training Bagua Zhang you have now a good understanding of the Bagua Zhang Foundations. You have learned the foot work and body work. The Bagua walk should be light, balanced and rooted. The hands, body and feets will work in harmony. This builds up for further practice with in the Bagua Zhang system. …

Section Five (Intermediate 2)
Content:
1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Wudang Tai Yi Xiao Yao Zhang
4) Wudang Tai Yi Shen Jian

After 3 months of training your body work has improved. Your basics are now on a higher level. Your movement will be more precise and direct and always balanced, centered and rooted. …

Section Six (Intermediate 3) 
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Wudang Six Harmony Saber (Liu He Dao Fa)
4 Basic Wudang Staff (Xuan Wu Gun Fa)

After 3 months of training you have now achieved the basics with in saber and staff. You have improved the foot work, body work and learned the essential techniques. You have also improved the Neijia Gong Fu. …

Section Seven (Advanced 1)
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Wudang Tai Yi Horsetail Whisk (Fu Chen)
4) Wudang 64 Taiji Quan

After three months of training your Internal Gong Fu have further improved. All your other skills will have reached a higher level. The characteristics and style of Wudang Neijia Gung Fu will now show in your movements and approach. …

Section Eight (Advanced 2) 
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3)Wudang 72 Taiji Quan

After three months of training your Taiji Quan Gong Fu will have further improved. Your Taiji will be fluid, relaxed, natural and centered. …

Section Nine (Advanced 3) Wudang Disciple Level 
Content:

1) Basic Schedule (same as before)
2) Wudang Internal Training (Neijia Gong Fa)
3) Wudang Tai Yi Mian Zhang …

If you have finished the Wudang disciple program you have the chance to become a “Wudang Xuan Wu Disciple” depending on your performance and Master Tang's review. 

Wudang Gong Fu & Health Academy

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If you want to study at this School there is a combined application and booking fee of $300 USD. This should be paid prior to your arrival at the school to StudyMartialArts.Org. With StudyMartialArts.Org you can pay your application/booking fee via paypal or international bank transfer. Once you arrive at the school and pay your fees you will be refunded 1,000 RMB which will be deducted from your tuition.

All fees include training, 3 meals per day, accommodation and Wifi. For longer periods of stay (1 month or more) students are expected to pay the first month in cash when they arrive. This is a trial period so you can have a taste of the life at the school. This money will then be subtracted from the total sum if you deiced to stay longer.  

At this school live in student places are limited and primarily reserved for long term students wishing to become a Wudang Disciple and genuine lineage holder. This is the reason for the higher initial application/booking fee compared to other schools. We therefore recommend that you secure your booking as soon as possible inorder to avoid disappointment and reserve your choice of room type.

We advise students to budget for their daily water, personal spending, and the cost of Chinese Visa extensions. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to nationality and length of stay.

PLEASE NOTE: All fees below are in (CNY) 

PR = Private Room
C = Single Cabin
D = Dorm
School PricingROOM TYPETotal
1 MonthPrivate Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory
(Fully Booked)
7,500
7,000
3 MonthsPrivate Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory
(Fully Booked)
21,000
20,000 
6 MonthsPrivate Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory
(Fully Booked)
40,000
39,000 
12 MonthsPrivate Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory
(Fully Booked)
70,000
60,000 
Per Day


1 Week


2 Weeks 
Private Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory


Private Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory

 
Private Room
Single Cabin
Dormatory

 
(Fully Booked)
500
450

(Fully Booked)

3,500
3,000

(Fully Booked)
5,500
5,000

SMA PRICE
ON REQUEST
3 Months
SMA PRICE
$560 (USD)
1 Week
SMA PRICE
$70 (USD)
  Per Day
SMA GROUP/CLUB
PRICES
On request
 
1st year2nd year3rd year4th year5th year
PR (Fully Booked)
C -  70,000
D - 60,000
PR (Fully Booked)
 C - 120,000
D - 110,000
PR (Fully Booked)
C - 165,000
D - 155,000
PR - (On request)
C - (On request)
D - (On request)
PR - (On request)
C - (On request)
D - (On request)


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