Wudang Tai Chi is arguably the source of all other tai chi styles. It holds the key to the internal practice we are aiming for. It is called an internal art because the actions demonstrate both strength and grace, and the internal energy is combined with the external performance. Because of it’s internal health benefits, it’s style and it’s longevity, Wudang Taiji is singular in the martial arts field and has long enjoyed a great reputation both within martial arts circles and the wider Chinese community.
Wudang Taiji has only recently been revealed to the western world. Held sacred by Taoist priests and nuns, it’s practice had remained a treasured secret of the temples and monasteries in the sacred mountains of Wudangshan for over 600 years. When it’s existence was threatened by the Cultural Revolution, Masters sent their disciples to the west to ensure the practice was not lost in the chaos of those times. Most fortunately, the Taoists were again able to practice their art in the temples of Wudangshan. To our great benefit, the Masters continue to share their knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn thus ensuring the continuation of the art of Wudang Taiji, the original Tai Chi.