Chinese martial arts has been divided into waijia (external) kungfu and neijia (internal) kungfu. Waijia comes from the Shaolin Temple, while neijia originates from Wudang Mountain.
Wudang Mountain is the birthplace of Wudang martial arts (also known as Wudang wushu, Wudang kungfu, Daoist martial arts, neijia quan and Wudang quan). Wudang martial arts has a long history, is one of the main schools of Chinese martial arts and enjoys a high reputation.
Wudang kungfu cannot be separated from Daoist culture. The philosophical background is ancient Chinese, applying the traditional concepts of taiji, yin and yang, wu xing (Five Elements) and bagua (Eight Trigrams) to boxing theory and practice, training principles and fighting strategies. Wudang kungfu is a way of studying the laws of life and nature. One may say that Wudang kungfu is the crystallisation of the Daoist exploration of life.
Daoists pursue longevity and their cultivation is often accompanied by martial arts. Before the Song Dynasty, there were many Daoists who were martial arts masters. At the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, Zhang Sanfeng, who practised in Wudang Mountain, created taiji quan and laid a solid foundation for the development of Wudang martial arts. Developing over hundreds of years, Wudang kungfu has become one of the main schools of Chinese martial arts and has spread throughout the South. So as the saying goes: "The north honours Shaolin, the south reveres Wudang."
Master Chen's school, the China Wudang Kungfu Academy, offers traditional martial arts training in an authentic temple setting. Here you can learn all elements of the San Feng School. More