Student Reviews

Wudang Kung Fu Training

Team Toronto, Canadian, Oct 18, 2013 – Oct 25, 2013

We are a group of students from the Canada and this is our second time to Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy, When we arrived at the school, we were surprised to find that the school moved to the new campus, which is a pure natural picturesque landscape. The academy provides ideal conditions to study kung fu in a traditional quiet surrounding and is a perfect dwelling for immortality.

The first day Master Yang checked our last year’s Tai Chi training and corrected our moves. The next day we started to learn six step Fist and Wudang Tai Chi Straightsword, The education scheme is brilliantly set up and excellently taught by Master Yang, Whenever we learn new moves must start from scratch to practice, So it is easy to remember before practice. Although we only stayed for a week’s time, but we learned a lot, Next year we will invite Master Yang taught us to Canada.

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Amna, Female, American, July 25, 2013 – August 24, 2013

Hello, my name is Amna I am from the United States. Ever since I was a young child I was interested in learning martial arts. However, I never took the opportunity to learn martial arts until I came to Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy in July 2013.

I came for only 4 weeks because i was obligated to other things at home, which I’m sorry for, but in only 1 months I’ve managed to improve the goals that i came with, I’ve improved my flexibility far beyond what I expected, I used to frequent insomnia, through training Tai Chi, every day I slept well, Body feels good.

I have a lot of appreciation to master Yang and David that are very dedicated to their job. He put a lot of efforts to find the most suitable way for each of us to train by recognizing our body condition and the things we prefer doing. Other than that they have a lot of patience to us, crazy foreigners, which i didn’t expect to get at all. They will answer any question, at any time, show you a certain move as many times you want and work with you on it as long as you need them to. Rather than training, the food, the environment and especially the other students, make you feel at home very quick.

This place is the perfect place for people who like kung-fu. Whether you are experienced or not, you will become better in here.

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Eleny, Female, Guatemalans, June 14, 2013 – July 13, 2014

Hello, My name is Eleny, I am from Guatemala, I am a doctor and I trained at Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy for 7 months from July 2013 to February 2014, Originally planned to stay one year in the school, because it is something I have to go back home.

When I first arrived at the school I had no idea what to expect. I soon learned to enjoy the regular training and found myself loosening up in a painful way. All of my injuries started to come up and healed themselves through the practice. I trained for six hours a day and five days a week. Master Yang was very concerned about my body, I train alone and Constantly changing training methods, until the best for me. Every Friday master Lei taught me Tradition Taoist Medicines, He was very attentive and the translator David is very professional.

My lodging at the school was comfortable and i liked the food as well, One of the best things there is, it is like a big family, It was an awesome time there i learned so much for my life, I will definitely go back here.

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Bernardino, Male, American, May 1, 2013 – May 23, 2013

I came and trained at Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy for 3 weeks, During this time, I learned the Wudang 13 Step Tai Chi and 18 Step Tai Chi. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn an ancient and import martial art from a very skilled and patient master. Master Yang is a very patient and understanding teacher, practical applications focused, scientific teaching methods, with a very high level of skill.

To train in The Carefree Valley, It is the perfect environment to concentrate on what one is learning. In free time, one can also wander in the Valley around the school and take the bus (free) to visit Wudang Mountain Scenic Area.

Thank master Yang for his patients in teaching me the basics of Wudang Kung Fu style Tai Chi and would like to have him as my instructor when I return back to China for more training, I would highly recommend this school.

Regards!
Bernardino

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Team Tai Chi Toronto, Canadian, Sep 15, 2012 – Sep 25, 2012

We are a group of students from the Canada and we trained at Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy for one week from September 15th 2012 to September 21th 2012. The scenery which surrounded in the school is exceptional, with the original temple and the thoughtful nature of the Wudang Mountain,The school breathes a relaxed atmosphere which made us feel at home.

To train in The Carefree Valley, It is the perfect environment to concentrate on what one is learning. In free time, one can also wander in the Valley around the school and take the bus (free) to visit Wudang Mountain Scenic Area.

Thank master Yang for his patients in teaching me the basics of Wudang Kung Fu style Tai Chi and would like to have him as my instructor when I return back to China for more training, I would highly recommend this school.

Regards!
Bernardino

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Autumu Watts, Female, American, May 29, 2012 – June 28, 2012

I stayed in the Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy 1 month, During this time, I learned the 13 Step Tai Chi and Tai Chi Straight Sword, I really enjoyed training in the Southern Grotto Temple, the atmosphere; the energy of the place is unique. It is the best place in Wudang. [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] The teaching of Master has been very helpful to understand the internal way, and gave me all the knowledge I needed to progress in Kung Fu. It has been a wonderful experience and definitely changed my perception and broadens my scope not only for martial arts, but also for life.

The supporting staff of the academy are very friendly and invest a lot of time in the well-being of all students. The education scheme is brilliantly set up and excellently taught by master Yang, Master Yang looks carefully at everyone’s personal speed and abilities and inspired us to do our utmost, The translator David also taught us Chinese Language, Taoist Meditation, Taoist History and beautiful storiese about Wudang, we commemorate the cook and how he took care of us with his excellent food and his friendly smile.

So we’ll sum up and say that in our opinion Wudang Mountain Kung Fu academy is the perfect environment to put everything a side and focus on your kung fu, and we’re already looking forward for our next training season here.

Gabriel Stupka, Male, American, September 6, 2011 – November 5, 2011

I trained at Wudang Mountain Kungfu Academy for 2 months, Simply put, my past 2 months at the school have been amazing. Every single day was awesome, and I remember telling myself that at the end of each one. This entire experience has been one of the best of my life.

My master, Yang Shifu is a true master in every sense of the word. He is always friendly, calm, and collected. I can tell that he truly loves teaching Wudang Kung fu, and that it is his passion. He always came up with new lessons and games to keep us stimulates. I learned so much from him in my 7 weeks here that I don’t know where to begin. He spoke often of having virtue and being hardworking, and he really personifies these thing. When I first met him, I wondered what if would be like needing a translator in order to communicate. That changed quickly, during my first lesson. A lot of the time, translations were not even needed. Yang shifu is such a good teacher that I understood his explanations just by his tone, facial expressions and body language. It is really amazing to learn from somebody who possess such skill and passion.

The training itself was awesome. Waking up at 5:45 every day to practice and learn Tai Chi was an excellent way to start every morning. Even if I woke up exhausted from the previous day’s training, which was usually the case, I would feel happy and energized after an hour of Tai Chi. It is definitely something that I will continue to do at home. I ended every class feeling great, albeit a bit tired. But not a single class passed that was not amazing. It is amazing to experience happiness and contentment every day of the week, all day long,when being used to the stresses of everyday living and the rat race at home.

The students here are great, too. It is refreshing to be in a place with all like-minded people. It is easy to make friends, because everybody here shares two things in common: a passion for kung fu and a passion for traveling. I made some great friends here from all over the world, and will keep in touch with many of them.

I will always be grateful for this amazing experience, and I will never forget the hard training, the great teachers, and the good friends that all sum up my trip here.

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Nardja, Female, Russian, June 2, 2011 – January 3, 2012

I spent 7 months in Wudang Mountain Kung Fu academy and it was for me a great experience. I found it’s a perfect place to practice in a friendly atmosphere and with a very helpful team of teachers. Coming here in Wudang to study Kungfu was a dream and now even if I know that I have to keep going practice abroad, I bring back with me more than Kungfu forms but also some pieces of Wudang spirit.

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Peter, Male, American, June 17, 2011 – August 18, 2011

I studied at Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy for exactly 2 month and I really liked it here. The atmosphere here is great, it’s a lot like a family; the teachers and translators are always willing to help you with any problems you may have. The area’s great too, right in the Southern Grotto Temple, you walk out the gate and you see the mountains and the trees looks like a primeval forest, it’s really beautiful. There’s a small road that runs by the academy, one way takes you to where you can get a bus to the Wudang Town.

But even ignoring the scenery, it’s a really good place to be, the accommodations are good, the food is really good, and the teachers and training are top-notch. The training I’ve got here is without a doubt, some of the best training I’ve ever had. It’s been an incredible three months for me, and when I got the time and money again, I’m definitely coming back.

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Andy, Male, Malaysia, April 6, 2011 – October 13, 2011

I spent 6 months training at Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy, from April 2011 to October 2014. When I arrived at the academy I had a little martial arts experience, I did Qi Gong for two years and some others that was a long time ago.

Although I had to practice Qi Gong two years, but unfortunately I did not find the feeling, So before I went to the academy I set myself goals, to find the Qi, to eat healthier, to learn as much as possible and most of all to learn how to relax, I had no idea what to expect when I arrived and was nervous. I arrived at the academy and my nerves went away quite quickly every one was friendly and wanted to meet the new student, David gave me a tour of the school and showed me where I was going to sleep every one was really nice it was a good start, then I met Master Yang and Master Yang, both Wudang Masters I was nervous of them but they are very nice people and really helpful .

To be honest training at the start it was very hard for me, Daily 5:00, I have to get up, Master Yang told me that morning fresh air, this time to practice Qi Gong is good, After a month, I felt Qi flow in the body, It’s very great! The meditation and Tai Chi plus all the training has helped me to learn how to relax and now I don’t get stressed very often, not like when I arrived !! I am a lot happier with life and myself I have confidence and believe in myself which I didn’t when I came here so I am very happy with this part of the training. It has changed my life being at this academy.

I trained hard and reached all my goals, I had lots of ups and downs over the year but I had a lot of help from the Masters to keep me motivated and keep me training well, the students help each other and encourage one and other. The food was great, there was enough and it tastes good what more do you need ? I think the facilities are good, the rooms are large enough for two people to stay, we trained out side most of the time and there is plenty of space around the academy to train, there is internet in the rooms if you want it, every thing you need is there.

Thank you everyone at Wudang Mountain Kung Fu Academy.