Academy Info

Welcome to Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy which is the best internal Kung Fu school with the deepest Taoism cultural heritage in China. We are specialized in teaching the most traditional Chinese martial arts styles to foreign and Chinese students. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced martial arts practitioner, you can learn and train Chinese martial arts and Wudang Kung Fu in the traditional way at our kung fu academy.

In addition, we provide warm meals and the most comfortable accommodation – as well as anything necessary to maintain the friendly and peaceful environment that gives our students the opportunity to evolve and learn, both as a person and a practitioner of Chinese martial arts.

About Wudang Academy

We are the 5A Tai Chi health holy place in China and an international high-standard Tai Chi academy. We have been teaching international students since it was founded in June 2007 by the 15th generation Wudang disciple of Wudang SanFeng Sect Chen ShiXing at the Yuanhe Temple in Wudang Mountain. Master Chen Shixing is the headmaster and founder of the academy. He teaches the daily Tai Chi classes, as well as traditional Wudang forms, Qi Gong and several other kung fu styles.

On average there are 6 kung fu Masters teaching at the academy. During busy periods this is increased, so that students always train in small groups of maximum 10 -15 students per Master. Most of our Masters speak (at least basic) English, but we also have a translator living at the academy to help with communicating and questions about daily life.

At the beginning of 2013, the kung fu academy moved to a new location.  A brand new building was constructed with both indoor and outdoor training facilities, there are Qinglong Hall, Baihu Hall, Huiyuan Hall, Poetry Painting Hall, Lundao Hall, Gift Hall, Daoshan Hall, Mitutoyo Pavilion Hall, Xuanwu Chi, Taiji Monument, Taiqing Terrace, Shangqing Terrace, Yuqing Terrace and Osmanthus Garden in the new building. Everywhere is full of the connection between martial arts and Taoism; every place shows the inheritance of martial arts and cultivation behavior; every place tells the legend of life and experience. You can see what our building and facilities look like in the photos and videos section.

Accommodation at our Kung Fu academy


All of our students live in the Shangshanju with hotel-style shared double room (for two people) or single room. The rooms are simply decorated and incorporate the traditional Taoist elements. Every room is equipped with free high speed internet access (or WIFI), air-conditioner, double beds, wardrobes, writing desks, electric kettle and other supporting facilities. Also each room has an independent bathroom system, with toilet, shower, and 24-hour hot water.

All room numbers are named after Taoist signatures, and key card must be used to enter and exit the room. The hallway is spacious and bright, and is equipped with a sound system, allowing students to listen to the sound of Taoism in a dynamic and quiet environment.

Please note that if you want a private single room, you need to tell us before you arrive, also you need to pay an additional cost of $200 per month.

Washing facilities:

The laundry room provides several laundry machines, which you can feel free to use at any time. Clothes can be dried on the drying racks and standing bars in the school yard and laundry room.

Food / Water


There are three meals a day, seven days a week. These are included in your tuition fee. Of course you can feel free to skip a meal; many students enjoy eating out during the weekends. The dishes vary every day and there are 5-6 different dishes a day which consists of rice or noodles and a selection of vegetables, meat and/or eggs.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know before you arrive. We can make adjustments for vegetarians, vegans and people with allergies. We can also help you order protein powder and other nutritional supplements if you would like to buy those here.

For fresh fruits and other snacks, you can visit the academy’s shop or go to Wudang town. There are imported (Western) food at the bigger supermarkets in Shiyan city, also the Starbucks, KFC and McDonald’s can be find in the city.


It is not recommended to drink tapwater in China, unless you boil it first. We have an electric kettle in every room, and there are hot water taps on every floor in the kung fu academy building, which provide hot water for tea and coffee 24/7. Also you can buy big bottles of drinkable pure water from the academy’s supermarket (about $1.5/5L), for long term students we can help you buy big bottles of drinking water from the local water factory.

Location of our Kung Fu academy

Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy is located at the Ming Valley, Mount Wudang Scenery Zone, Shiyan City 442000, Hubei Province, China.

Weather in Wudang Mountain

The summer is generally warm to hot with 22-32 degrees. Spring and fall are mild and very comfortable. The winter is dry and about 1 to 12 degrees Celsius.