Curriculum

Main Wudang Curriculum

  •  Qi Gong:  standing meditation, bone marrow washing, 8 silk brocade, Wudang 5 animals, qi gong healing, self healing
  • Gong Fu Basics:  kicks, strikes, blocks, sequences, jumps, strength, and flexibility
  • Heavenly Horse Tai Chi 36
  • Tai Chi Basics:  silk reeling, fa jin, push hands, tai ji pillar
  • Yang Sheng Gong (Longevity or “Cultivating Life Energy”)
  • Daoist Morning and Evening Scripture:  chanting, percussion, reading and, writing Chinese characters
  • Introduction to Mandarin -oral, written
  • Chun Yang Sword
  • Wudang Shan Zi
  • Ba Gua – Eight Step Dragon Heart Palm
  • Da Gong (Big Dipper Body Protection Hard Qi Gong)
  • Sitting Meditation
  • Basic TCM Theory and Daoist Healing Methods:  five element theory, tui na massage, cupping therapy, gua sha, fire healing, moxibustion, herbs, liniments
  • Self Training
  • Daoist Alchemy Concepts
Wilderness Skills
  • Personal Sacred Area
  • Caretaking the Land
  • Shelter
  • Fire by Friction
  • Water   Collecting
  • Edible and Medicinal Plants
  • Basket Weaving
  • Pottery
  • Archery
  • Cordage
  • Stalking and Movement
  • Blindfolded Martial Training
  • Connecting with the Earth

 

Sample Daily Schedule:

5 full training days per week/ 6-7 hours per day

1 day rest (on this day students have a chance to go into town to do laundry, buy food, use internet, etc)

1 community work day (on this day we contribute to the betterment of the Land and achieve basic essentials to community life on the land such as caretaking, planting, gardening, building, cleaning, etc.)


Sunrise 6-7:30am Qi Gong

10am-12noon Martial Training

3-5pm Martial Training or Primitive Skills

Sit spot at sunset

Evening sitting meditation (solo and/or group)

Off hours are for rest, self training, working on the skills and arts learned, and meals.