Wu Dang Schools in China

Tim's Discussion Board: Ba Gua Zhang : Wu Dang Schools in China
   By Jason M. Struck on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:03 pm: Edit Post

Is anyone here familiar with the Wu Dang Temple schools in Hubei? For that matter any other internal martial arts schools that conduct long term and intensive internal martial arts training in China/Taiwan?

   By Jason M. Struck on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 03:56 pm: Edit Post

Maybe in Taiwan, Tim? Boarding style schools, where the students live there long-term to study?
I have attended a similar shaolin school, but I am finding it more difficult to find info on those secretive taoists.

   By Tim on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 06:18 pm: Edit Post

I've never seen one.

   By Brian Kennedy on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 09:26 pm: Edit Post

That is because they run away from big nosed barbarian foreigners. Much like leprechauns, Taiwanese secret Wutang Taoist are hard to catch. I have heard from older Taiwanese masters that the only way to catch them is to leave out a bottle of Kaoliang elixir (bottled out in Kinmen, 120 proof, available in convenient hip flask size bottles at 7-11 for 80NT). When the secret Wutang Taoist master takes one too many swigs of the Fire Tao Kaoliang Elixir they will leave their bodies to visit the realm of the Immortals.

At that point, if you are quick and cleaver, you can jump on them (full BJJ mount, remember to posture up!) and twist their little red noses. They will then reveal to you the secrets of Wutang martial arts.

Seriously, having mocked the question, the only thing even vaguely close to a live in martial arts program in Taiwan would be to enroll in one of the universities (for example Chinese Culture University) that have degree programs in martial arts. Although that may not be such a good deal anyway. A guy I know graduated a few years back from Chinese Culture University program and said it was a mixed blessing.

Take care,

   By Wudang Boxer (Unregistered Guest) on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 10:42 pm: Edit Post

You should come visit me at Wudang. I don't operate a school, but train in a small clearing on top of the mountain.

The so called Wudang school is a myth. There are only guys like me. I'm at the top of the mountain because obviously I'm the best.

   By Michael Andre Babin on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 09:12 am: Edit Post

Those who believe in martial 'secrets' deserve what they get ... on the other hand, trolls and ogres exist, several of them pan-handle on a street corner near where I work.

   By Jason M. Struck on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 09:31 am: Edit Post

Well, I've found one or two schools, either on the mountain or in the cities below. They charge a little more than the shaolin schools I've seen, and they don't say as much about what they teach. Just wondering if anyone had any personal experience with these schools.

   By Jason M. Struck on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 09:41 am: Edit Post

I do not believe in martial 'secrets'. I stayed at a shaolin school in china for half a year, and it was a very productive and happy time for me. I look forward to traveling to china again, and staying somewhere for a while and training. I want to learn more internal martial arts stuff. This is a forum about BGZ. Thought that maybe someone would have heard something, known somebody, or perhaps even trained in BGZ in China themselves. I know the schools exist, I just can't find out that much about them from the web.

   By Tim Neal on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 09:33 am: Edit Post

Check out http://www.wudang-kungfu.com/wudang.htm
for classes in China on Wu Dang Shan.

   By Jason M. Struck on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

Thanks Tim Neal, I appreciate your help. This school was one of the first schools that I found out about, but it does look promising. Cheers, and Happy Holidays.

   By mozart on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 10:50 pm: Edit Post

i've lived in china for 15 months, and in my experience these schools aren't very good if you're looking for martial application. best thing to do would be to move to a city and look for a teacher there. it took me 9 months to find my teacher in beijing but it's all worth it in the end.

   By Jason M. Struck on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 12:03 am: Edit Post

i wish that i had 9 months to look...

   By taoistkungfuperson (Unregistered Guest) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 04:19 pm: Edit Post

Here is an address I found the other day.
Don't know about the quality, but the websites nice.


   By Jason M. Struck on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 09:04 am: Edit Post

this one looks promising, and it's one of the cheapest advertised prices for foreigners I've ever seen.

   By long xing (Unregistered Guest) on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post

hi there you might also try to contact these people. they run study trips to wdang once ayear and train with the monks there. he is one mof the few foreigners to know wudang taiji


   By Jason M. Struck on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 09:37 am: Edit Post


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