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13-style Taiji--- about 13 positions and 60 postures in all. It is the right kind of Taijiquan that was created by Master Zhang Sanfeng. Because it contains 5 steps and 8 positions, it is also called Taiji Mother Boxing. Wudang Taijiquan applies the soft to overcome the hard, stillness to lead movements. It reacts behind but take upper hand first, thus it is a good way of body strengthening and self-defense.
By practicing it, people can convert strength into inner energy, then into spirit, so that it makes up for weakness and cooperate the Dao.
It combines wushu with regimen and can achieve the purpose of gaining a longer life, becoming more intelligent, stronger. The whole practicing process can be classified into 3 stages: shaping practicing; qi practicing; spirit practicing. The main practicing methods are inhaling and exhaling to regulate breathing, assisting external force to make up for internal force; standing on stakes with mixed strength. The main movements are straight blows, pressing, jostling, picking, arraying, elbowing and so on.
When practiced, it flows very smoothly by following, connecting, pasting, and striking. To practice it well, it requires tranquil mood. You also have to bend the chest but erect the back, relax shoulders and lower elbows. What is more, they also have to be done naturally. Wudang taiji boxing incorporates movements with stillness, the internal work and external work contains each other, thus it is an idle way for regimen.
wudang sanfeng taijiquan--- 108 postures in all. It is the transformation of 13-style taijiquan.
18-style wudang taiji---18 postures in all. It is excerpted from 108-style wudang original sanfeng taijiquan.
28-style wudang taijiquan---28 postures in all. It varies from 108-style wudang original sanfeng taijiquan.
Taiyi Wuxing Quan (taiyi five-element boxing)
25 postures about 81 movements in all. It is an important school of wudang internal work. The main contents of Taiyi School are somewhat similar to that of wudang taiji. It was founded by master Shouxing, who is of Longmen School of Wudang Taoism in Ming Dynasty. It combined the 13 styles of Taijiquan, Five-Animal Exercise of Hua Tuo, a famous doctor in Han Dynasty and the work of Taoism such as breathing, regulating, striking and defense. Theoretically, it lay more emphasis on the theory of YinYang and Five Element, so the layout has the structures such as yinyang divides the five element, stamp on bagua and so on. When practicing, the will is more important than strength; dissolving is more effective than resisting. So it requires that the heart and concentration accompany together, and that your waist must move following the hipbones. The body has to act slowly, smoothly and naturally. When practiced, it looks like moving snakes, feels as forceful as a thick callus in order to achieving the purpose of overcoming vigor and actions with flexibility. This exercise is full of charm and magic.
performed by Master Zhong Yun Long
Baguazhang (eight diagrams palms)
8 categories in all with 8 postures contained in each category. Baguazhang is one kind of internal work, as it contains the laws of Five Element’s growing and transformation as well as the increase and decrease of yin and yang. This kungfu is based on the movement of walking in a circle, just as the knack says, “ changes of baguazhang are really in mystery, because they just look like doing grinding.” Old bagua palm, round body bagua palm, bagua chain palms are famous ones. As to old bagua palm, it is quite strict with the degree of body flexibility. When practiced, the body moves naturally as soft as mud with full concentration. It can be practiced for body strengthening, defense as well as health promotion.
performed by Master Zhong XueYong
Wushu - Boxing Styles
1 Jibengong ---(basic exercise) 29 postures in all. Fundamental preparatory positions for beginners to practice basic fist positions, leg positions as well as step positions.
2 Xuangong boxing---3 routines including all the wudang basic fist positions, leg positions as well as step positions. Yet it is of primary level characterized by simplicity and practicalness. If mastered well, you are bound to get a good harvest in your study.
3 Fuhu Quan (tiger-taming boxing)---65 postures in all. It is also called xianglong fuhu quan (tiger-taming and dragon- subduing boxing). One kind of boxing for Taoist men to strengthen their kungfu. It is mainly featured by many complicated fist positions assisted with leg positions. The main movements are flash hands, flash fists with reversed legs, chain palms and so on. It combines vigor with suppleness so that each posture is with frightening force. This form can be used not only for body strengthening but also self-defense.
4 Bajiquan (eight extremes boxing)---47 postures in all. It can trace back to the old saying, “ applying gentle taiji to manage the country; using fierce baji to overtake the domain”. Bajiquan is characterized by its vigor and violence. The movements are rather swift, vigorous, violent and steady. It can be used for long-distance attack as well as short-distance defense.
5 Tanglang Quan (mantis-style boxing)---40 postures in all. It is a kind of form-imitating boxing, which adopts the defensive features of mantis as well as wudang wushu fundamental work. Attack and defense both are controlled in degree, the tackles are swift and effective.
6 Xuanzhen Quan (xuanzhen boxing)---41 postures in all. It is also a kind of elementary work characterized by simplicity and practicalness, containing all the wudang basic fist positions, leg positions as well step positions.
7 Longhua Quan (longhua boxing)---28 postures in all. Mountain Wudang can be divided into southern wudang and northern wudang, as we often say, the south is famous for the fist positions and the north is famous for the leg positions. Longhua boxing is of that of northern wudang. It is mainly characterized by leg movements assisted with essential fist positions. The movements fully show the dragon’s characteristics as well as its courage.
8 Xuanwu Quan (xuanwu boxing)---53 postures in all. It is also called Two Modes Boxing, which comes from the saying, “the coordination of yin and yang gives birth to taiji, and the separation of the two leads to Two Modes.” Among this boxing, the advantages of “yin” and “yang” can both be felt. Some of the movements are rather swift, some are relatively slow; some are hard while some are quite soft. This is why we call it “ Two Modes”. It is a kind of kungfu which can be used to practice hands, eyes, body, basic work as well as mixed strength (outburst ability, and rebounding ability). When practicing it, the practitioner moves as quickly as lightening, as loudly as thunder. It has the function of striking behind but controlling the upper side first, thus it is considered as a must for learners to study kungfu of Taiji School.
1 Xuanmen Sword---74 postures in all. Shaolin enjoys its fame of cudgel manipulation for a long history, while wudang gains its popularity for its sword. Sword plays a very specific role in Chinese martial arts, and it is considered as “God of Weapons”, especially Taiyi Xuanmen Sword is the most valuable treasure among weapon manipulations. When practiced, the sword is to follow the steps of body, and it is manipulated by the will so that it can achieve such a state that the body and the sword can cooperate as one unite.
2 Baxianjian (Eight Immortal Sword)---81 postures in all. It originated from the stances of eight immortals. This work takes sword movements as its form and hides attention in body movement. It is characterized by simplicity, combined force of hardness and softness, imitative stances of eight immortals..
3 Longhua Sword--- 71 postures in all. It belongs to northern wudang kungfu. It is equipped with features and styles of dragons. When practicing, it looks as if the dragon passes through the clouds, rushing into the peak in a sudden or hiding at the bottom unexpectedly. Through the whole process, all the movements are perfectly coherent with each other and full of vigor..
4 Fochen (horsetail whip)---55 postures in all. This weapon has the implication keep aloof from the mortal world. It is of the kind of soft weapons and can be carried along with. The movements for this work are mainly cut, pull, shake, grapevine, sweep and so on. It combines feartures of sword and broadsword with the styles of whip and dart, thus it fully represents the characteristics of perfect combination of the hard and the soft as well as striking behind but overlooking beforehand. When practicing, it feels like the wind sweeping the ground.
5 Ziwu Spear---72 postures in all. It is said that spear is the king of weapons. A lot of famous generals in ancient times are skillful at using spears. When practiced, the body and the spear can not be separated far from each other, and that the spear should move in line with the body and vice visa. Ziwu Spear can be used to parry overhead, press downward, prick forward, and punch backward. It is an idle weapon for both attack and defense. The whole set of movements are very smooth and swift, feeling just like leisure dragon playing with water..
6 Xuangong Broadword---63 postures in all. It is a kind of kunfu, which belongs to wudang Xuangong School. The postures conclude cutting, sweeping, hooking, tangling, upper cutting and so on. When practiced, it should be felt like dragon dashing out of water, thus the wrist must be highly flexible. The using of internal work must be coherent and smooth..
7 Spring and Autumn Broadsword---48 postures in all. It enjoys the same popularity as spear among weapons, as spear is connected with magic of dragon, while broadsword is related to the courage of a tiger. There goes a legend: Guan Yu, a famous general in Three Kingdom Times, is an expert in using this broadsword. So he names it scimitar. Moreover, he likes to read the history of Spring and Autumn Period and behaves like a hero at that time.
Therefore, we call it Spring and Autumn Broadsword. The main movements for this work are cutting, liao (upper cutting), wiping, patting and so on. When practiced, the broadsword must go wherever the body goes. Each posture is full of force, steady, and frightening. .
8 Harrow---56 postures in all. It is a unique weapon in Taoism, and it is a mixture of broadsword, spear and cudgel. At the front of a harrow, it is a spear; two tulwars are at two sides; a rake is equipped behind and a cudgel is connected. A harrow can weigh more than 50 kilograms. The main movements for this weapon is pricking, liao, mixing, raking and so on. .
9 Baxiangun (eight immortal cudgel)---61 postures in all. This work is one treasure of Wudang Eight Immortal School, which is only handed down secretly to some favored disciples. It is created in reference to the features of eight Taoist immortals, namely, Zhong Hanli, He Xiangu, Lv Dongbin, Han Xiangzi, Lan Caihe, Cao Guojiu, Tie Guaili, and Zhang Guolao. Zhong Hanli undoes the clothes to sleep; He Xiangu catches up with the stars and the moon with her cudgel; Lv Dongbin seems to get drunk; Han Xiangzi plays the flute; Lan Caihe represents flowers; Cao Guojiu recites; Tie Guaili gets downstairs from the clouds with one leg; Zhang Guolao rides the donkey with face backwards. This work vividly represents al the immortal’s air. .
10 convenient shovel---72 postures in all. It is also a unique weapon of Taoist wushu. It is somewhat similar to crescent shovel in Buddhism, and is a must for Taoist persons when they go for traveling. It is said that a convenient shovel is passed down from Lao Tsu. Lao Tsu left 81 shovels in order to warn his disciples to cultivate their moral character attentively to make improvements so that they can do good to remove evil and open a convenient door for them. Convenient shovel is a comprehensive weapon of cudgel, fork, and spear. Its main movements are pressing, parrying, pricking, shoveling, wiping, patting and so on. When practiced, this kungfu watches magnificently.
Qigong Health Exercises
Ba Duan Jin --- a very old regime exercise. It is a kind of internal work. Before practicing, the whole body and heart should be quite relaxed and quiet. Sit erectly with a book Ziwu Bagua in hands. Placed the hands on the legs relaxingly. Calm the heart and concentrate yourself and then regulate your breathing. You are supposed to breathe a long, deep, light breath, and it is better to inhale into dantian. After calming down, grind your teeth for 36 times, breathe deeply for 3 times, gulp down your saliva and force qi into dantian.
Tai Yi Wu Xing Qi Gong is a outstanding qi gong which was passed on from generations to generations. Someone also names it as Five-Animal Qi Gong. Wu Xing means immitation of five animals, tiger, tortoise, snake, dragon,tiger, crane. Those five animals are bravest and holiest representatives from Chinese traditional history. It was originated by the most famous ancient doctor Hua Tuo ( during Dynasty of Three Kingdoms). It combines respiration, navigating Qi in body, attacking and defending skills as well. From old times till now, every Wudang disciple has to learn and practice it.
During practice, the mind-will becomes more significant than strength. This give rise to the fact that accommodating yourself to what is up is more necessary and effective than direct repelling. The body has to relaxedly act slowly, smoothly and naturally. When practiced well, it looks like worming snakes, yet in fact, it achieves the effect of as forceful as a thick callus, in well attainment of overcoming vigor while flexibility is well preserved.
Taiji Hunyuan Gong (Taiji mixed-force stake)---strength, internal energy and spirit are the three treasures of human body. Conserve strength and convert it to internal energy and then to spirit. Practicing this exercise can make one feel more energetic, more intelligent and do what others are far beyond. The key of practicing this exercise is to master the naturally changing law of three treasures and finally gaining longevity.
Ziran Yangshen Gong (regime exercise by nature)---the wise cultivate yang in spring and summer, yin in autumn and winter so that they follow the law of nature, otherwise it will destroy this body and spirit. Therefore, YinYang and four seasons are the beginning of myriad things. They control their exercise and nonexistence. If destroyed, disasters and illness are brought in.
Jingzuo Gongfa ( still- sitting work)--- life or death depends on character and destiny. The law of character and destiny are the law of regime and becoming immortal. Character refers to heart, which is also the master of heart someone owns such changeable characters that he behaves as restlessly as an ape. The reason for this is because of the qi in kidney acts, which leads to the change of character. If the qi becomes calm, changes on character will disappear automatically. The ancient sages settle down their characters by consolidating strength and conserving energy. They took the air as wind, yang inside the body as fire and use them to cultivate strength, inner energy and spirit. When they make the three a mixture, they have made up for Void and corporate the Dao.