in Tao the only motion is returning
The Wudang Global Federation was set up to meet the enormous demand from all parts of the world. It was founded in the early 90's by Du Baihong (Asian & American department) and Joost Warsanis (European department). The main goal of the Wudang Global Federation is spreading the Chinese Martial Arts and culture around the world. This will be done through our website, schools, competitions, events, outsourcing and organizing trips to China.
As a Holy Land of Taoism and a cradle of Wudang martial art, Wudang Mountains have a long history over 2000 years. At the end of Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the beginning of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Wudang Taoist Zhang Sanfeng integrated the main achievements of Wudang Boxing and created the Wudang inner Boxing, which made him the respectful founder of Wudang Martial Art. The martial art of Wudang has been once unknown to the outside for fairly a long time due to the tradition of Taoism of instructing privately.
In the main trend of globalization, each nation changed itself from autarky to interdependence. The material products have been circulated worldwide, and the spirit products will surely be the common possessions of mankind. So the Taoist culture is attracting more and more attention in the whole world. And the Taoist Martial Art, which is the embodiment of Taoist philosophy, is accepted by more and more people.
Mr. Lu Xun has said: "The bedrock of Chinese culture lies all in Taoism." The exchange of traditional culture between two nations should firstly protect the cultural bedrock of its own nation. In order to keep and develop the non-material heritage better, the Wudang Taoist association set up Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy in the spring of 1989, which is for the first time opening the Wudang Martial Art to the outside world and cultivating first class talents with Wudang Martial Art ability.
All our branch schools are set up for promoting Chinese and foreign Martial Arts exchange. The schools are comprehensive cultural centers including international teaching and international Martial Arts performances. About our teachers, we specially engaged elites and representatives of Wudang, Tai Chi and other Chinese arts. Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy owns a team of masters who have won many prizes in martial art competitions both at home and abroad with one of the authentic inheritors of SanFeng school in Wudang Mountains as its chief master. Based on its deep-rooted inner culture of traditional Taoist Martial Art, we have cultivated hundreds of people with martial art ability which enjoys a high reputation in the martial art circle both at home and abroad. The government, Martial Arts society and many corporations think highly of our schools.
Wudang Global Federation: The main goal of the Wudang Global Federation is spreading the Chinese Martial Arts and culture around the world.