Wudang Kung Fu

Anna, Russian, One Year Kung Fu Class

I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since I was a child, I have been yearning for Chinese culture. I gave myself a Chinese name “Liu An”. My first impression of Chinese Kung Fu was because of the movie, which was produced by the Shaw Group in the 1970s. My favorite Kung Fu movie actor is the old-school action star Liu Jialiang.

Before coming to China, I studied other martial arts routines in Russia for several years. At first, I thought that the kung fu performed by people who sing Peking opera should be Chinese kung fu. As I gradually learned more about it, I realized that the skills in Peking opera Wu Sheng is just a corner of the mountain of Chinese Kung Fu, and as I work in the translation of Peking Opera (from Chinese to Russian), gradually I have a broader understanding of Chinese martial arts, and then I understand that Chinese martial arts is a vast ocean.

These reasons prompted me to come to Wudang Mountain to find my Kung Fu dream. At Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy, I found my belonging! The magical Wudang Kung Fu techniques and actual combat skills, and a healthy lifestyle make my body stronger. I found a brand new lifestyle in Wudang Kung Fu. Kung Fu is an attitude to life. It allows people to slow down, to perceive nature in detail, and to express themselves faithfully without concealing anything. In the fast-paced contemporary life, all of these are difficult for us to obtain. When you understand the importance of all of these, many times, you have been lost for a long time.

Thank you very much for Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy. I will come back to study again!

Body Hack Wudang Kung Fu

Todd Sampson’s Body Hack TV show, Australian

Yesterday, a team of six members of our Australian National Television Station arrived at the Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy to shoot the eight-day finale of the second season of the hit documentary “Body Hack” “Chinese Wudang Kung Fu”.

Since our film crew came to the academy to carry as many as 26 boxes of photographic equipment, and the journey to the Wudangshan Airport from Shanghai and Beijing, we found that one box was missing. Because our film crew has a limited stay in China this time, we have made arrangements for shooting every day. After learning about the situation, Wudangshan Airport helped to find it the next day and sent it directly to the academy, without affecting the shooting process.

We originally planned the first episode of the second season of “Body Hack” to be Wudang Kung Fu, but because of the visa time issue, in order not to affect other shooting, we finally decided to make this episode of “Wudang Kung Fu” as the closing chapter of the second season. ! Before coming to Wudang Mountain, our program team had been to the tropical rain forests of the Amazon, the Himalayas, the French army, and the Bayao in Southeast Asia for experience shooting. But Wudang Mountain, the most ideal Chinese Kung Fu filming location in our film crew’s mind, has never set foot. This time through twists and turns, I finally came here. Both the scenery and culture of Wudang Mountain are amazing, bringing us new experiences and new inspirations different from the past.

Before the filming started, we had been investigating for several months in the Wudang Mountain area, and finally chose Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy as the main filming location. Because Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy is not only the largest and best kung Fu school in Wudang Mountain, but also the best shooting conditions; and Master Chen is the champion of Wudang sword, and the representative of Wudang Kung Fu is also the most suitable candidate for shooting. But after coming here, what surprised us more was that Master Chen’s professionalism and dedication to the shooting of Wudang Kung Fu enabled this shooting to show the charm of Wudang Kung Fu more comprehensively and profoundly.

During the filming, our host, like other Wudang disciples, eats, trains, and rests according to school schedules. Yesterday, there was a sudden heavy rain during the training, but because the “foreign disciple” was still unqualified in training, the training did not stop during the heavy rain. Our photographers also took photos in the rain. No matter where you come from, no matter your position, come here to study, you need to train in accordance with the standards and requirements of Wudang Kung Fu. This kind of martial arts spirit is the reason why Wudang Kung Fu can continue to spread, and it is also the charm of its reputation at home and abroad.

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Francesco, Italy, Short-term Form Training Class

This is the third time my wife and I have come Wudang Mountain Kungfu Academy to study. My father is a Kung Fu coach in Italy, so I have been familiar with Chinese Kung Fu since I was a child. My wife Anna was a student in my father’s martial arts gym. We have come together because of the love and common view of Kung Fu.

Before learning Kung Fu, we all have our own jobs. I am an engineer and my wife Anna is a doctor. Kung fu is only used to decorate my life as a hobby outside of work. But a few years ago, we saw a video of Master Chen’s Wudang Longhua Quan on the Internet, and we were shocked by the dynamic and majestic boxing techniques. We found it was very amazing.

In 2014, we came to Wudang Mountain Kungfu Academy for the first time and started a five-month study life. When we came here, we learned that although the boxing technique in the video was shocking, it was the result of decades of practice by the master. Regardless of what you have done before, you must start from the basic skills, and then you can begin to learn martial arts such as martial arts, swordsmanship, and so on.

The master’s requirements are extremely strict. At the beginning, he had to do more than a thousand kicks every day. But it is through such hard training that we can enter the real Wudang Kungfu. In the past few years, we have returned to school many times. In the exchanges and exchanges between the two places and Kung Fu, they also brought the real Wudang Kung Fu back to Italy.

Wudang Kungfu is not like the ordinary sports of playing football and basketball. Kungfu requires the unity of body and mind, and needs to understand the connotation through movements and perceive the changes in one’s body and mind.

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Mrs. Yang, Singapore, Summer Camp Class

The summer vacation in Singapore is in May and June. After finishing the work on hand, my husband and I took my son to Wudang Mountain in June, hoping to use the opportunity of traveling and learning to let the kid know more Chinese traditional culture. My husband is a traditional cultural man who loves Chinese tea and Tai Chi. He has heard of Wudang Kungfu a long time ago, so he tried his best to persuade us and my son to come to Wudang Mountain Kungfu Academy.

After arriving at the academy, we chose a private customized summer camp class. Master Yu taught us Wudang 18 Step Tai Chi Form. After the first day of class, I found that Tai Chi was really comfortable. I felt very stressful when I went to work before and I didn’t know the direction, I don’t eat much every day. After only one day here, I felt my body stretched and my appetite became very good. I ate two bowls of rice at noon.

The next day we felt a little strenuous and our limbs seemed extremely stiff. My husband said that there is a fundamental difference between the Tai Chi practiced here and in the park! Immediately after the third day, we felt a significant change, the body showed a relaxed feeling, and there was a feeling of walking freely with mind and form.

Master Yu has repeatedly urged Taoists to pursue natural pursuits and not to force them, and to relax and practice if the body feels pain. I am a very rigorous person, trying to keep my posture in sync with my teacher, but my knee and thigh muscles are sore on the fourth day. But I could fall asleep within a few minutes when I rested at night. The previous insomnia and dreaminess are completely gone. I feel that my temperament is really close to Taoism, and Wudang Taoist Tai Chi culture should be promoted vigorously.

My son only obeyed his parents’ arrangements at the beginning. By the end of the last day of study, he began to have a deep interest in traditional Chinese culture, and would discuss Taoism with his master and parents from time to time. My husband and I also have a better understanding of Tai Chi Yin and Yang and the changes in the Five Elements. We feel that the harvest is beyond our imagination. After we return, we will let the elderly in our family come to here to study Tai Chi, and I will definitely send my son to study again next year.