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Q1: I am very interested in coming to learn Tai Chi and Qigong in Wudang. Would this be possible to do at your academy?


Absolutely!
We teach Wudang Tai chi 13, 28, 33 and 108. Five anamal Qi Gong ( Wu Qin Xi) and Ba Duan Jin and other Daoyin Chi Kung
can also be taught in the centre.

Q2: I was just wondering  how I  can arrive at Mt.Wudang .
Transportation has become more easier than before, with the opening of Wudangshan Airport.
Apart from train, you can take airplane.

 

Shiyan (Wudangshan) Airport Timetable

Arrival

From
Beijing
Shanghai
Shenzhen

To
Shiyan

Flt. No.

Day

Time



Tianjin

 

G52792

Mon. Wed. Sun.

10:40 -- 12:30

Kunming

G52792

Mon. Wed. Sun.

19:00 -- 20:50

Hangzhou

GJ8860

Mon.Tue. Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Sun.

15:05 -- 17:15

Xian

GJ8860

Mon.Tue. Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Sun.

19:50 -- 20:45

Wuhan

CZ6329

Mon.Tue. Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Sun.

11:55 -- 13:15

Guangzhou

HU7305

Tue.Thu.Sat.

09:50 -- 11:50

Lanzhou

HU7306

Tue.Thu.Sat.

16:55 -- 18:20

Tianjin

GS7843

Tue.Thu.Sat.

10:05 -- 12:05

Wuhan

GS7844

Tue.Thu.Sat.

14:30 -- 15:25

Departure

From

To

Flt.No.

Day

Time

Shiyan

Kunming

G52791

Mon. Wed. Sun.

16:00 -- 18:15

Tianjin

G52791

Mon. Wed. Sun.

21:30 -- 23:05

Xian

GJ8860

Mon.Tue. Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Sun.

18:00 -- 18:45

Hangzhou

GJ8860

Mon.Tue. Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Sun.

21:30 -- 23:35

Wuhan

CZ6330

Mon.Tue. Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Sun.

14:55 -- 16:15

Lanzhou

HU7305

Tue.Thu.Sat.

14:55 -- 16:15

Guangzhou

HU7306

Tue.Thu.Sat.

19:10 -- 21:20

Wuhan

GS7483

Tue.Thu.Sat.

12:45 -- 13:35

Tianjin

GS7484

Tue.Thu.Sat.

16:20 -- 18:15


Q3: Would we be having classes actually on Wudang mountain or in the town of Wudang below the mountain?


You will be having classes on Wudang Mountain. If, for some reason, you like to have classes downtown, let us know.

Q4: What is the environment of the academy like?


A: The Wudang Taoist Wellness Academy (the main teaching spot for Taoist wellness) is located in Nanyan Scenic Zone of Wudang Mountains.From here, it's very convenient to visit those major scenic spots, such as South Cliff Palace, Purple Heaven Palace and Laozi Temple. Meanwhile, it is a place of peace and quiet, which is very good for tranquility and concentration.
We have a few training grounds, including the one in Laozi Temple. Training inside the temple, you will have a very special feeling. In the main hall is the statue of one of the greatest philosopher, Laozi or Lao Tzu.
All of our rooms have bathroom and aircon and other necessary facilities to offer you a happy stay.

Q5: What is a day like at your school ? How about the weekend ?


Here is a typical day of the school:
1.get up
2 one-hour morning exercise
3 half-hour breakfast
4 two-hour morning training
5 lunch
6.rest or sightseeing
7.Two-hour afternoon training
8.half-hour dinner
9. Mandarin or other cultural learning (Tue. and Wed)
Our weekend is Sunday and Monday. On Monday government offices and banks open.

Q6: What is your price list?


The price covers the following items:
martial arts (tai chi, chi kung, meditation and relevant theory )study;
all the meals, which consists of 80% vegetables, as is suitable for a Taoist gongfu practicer;
A1 accommodation with private toilet and shower and so on. One or two persons share one room.
DAILY PRICE 500yuan WEEKLY PRICE 2,800yuan MONTHLY PRICE 8,000 yuan
HALF A YEAR 45,000yuan YEARLY PRICE 80,000

Note: 
1) If you request learning more cultural subjects than martial arts, such as TCM, Mandarin and /or calligraphy, Chinese cooking, the price is relatively higher.
2) For all those choosing to study in our centre up in the mountain, we are going to send a yearly ticket, covering the national park entry fee and transportation fee. So prior your arrival, you must let us know and we will help with this.

Q7 : How about the teachers? will i be practicing one on one with a teacher or within a group?


A: Master Gu is one of the disciples of Grand master Zhong Yunlong who was once the abbot of the Wudang Monastery.His tai chi chuan and taiji sword is excellent. But what is really characteristic about him is that he speaks perfect English !!! we also have teachers offering classes on Taoism, acupuncture, Tuina, TCM and so on.
All the students will be taught on the same training ground. Upon your arrival, you will be arranged an interview from which we know how you wish and then your teaching is arranged. You can be practicing one on one or within a group. But can't be a group bigger than 10 people in one time.

Q8: Will the training be emphasized on cultivation (health) or martial arts?


A: WUDANG TAOIST WELLNESS ACADEMY (WTWA) can conduct both aspects of teaching – more cultivational or more martial! But comparatively we focus more on cultivation for the sake of health.

Q9: Is there a training program? how much training will i do each day? how much spare time would i have?


A:Every day, there are 4 hours formal teaching excluding one hour optional refreshment exercise after getting up. You have quite some spare time.

Q10: Can you use electrical instruments such as cellular recharger? ( do they have cellular reception in Wudang? ) what things should i take with me which can't be found there?


Yes, you can. It's also possible to receive phone call from your homeland with a mobile. If you don't take one, you can use the telephone in the school office to receive! First tell your family members or friends the number here: 00719-5688789, then they can talk to you via this telephone.

Q11: What other things can you do in Wudang other than learning Kung Fu? can you travel around the area and see some temples and if so how does the traveling done? can you learn other things in the school?


There are quite some things you can do other than learning Kung Fu:
1. have a rest lying in your bed listening to music 2. chat with schoolmates; 3.walk around on the mountain to see temples or take a bus. There are tourist bus team moving on the roads in the scenery zone; 4. you can ( pay to ) learn other things in the school, such as traditional chinese medicine, Taoist musical instruments, painting and caligraphy or CHINESE!
 

Q12: Is it possible for foreigners to become a disciple/monk/priest?


So long as you cherish love for this culture, there is possibility you become a disciple/monk/priest. Beginning from January of 2013,
whoever come to Shining Taoist Wellness Centre and stay over one month, and if he wishes to be taken as a diciple of Wudang Sanfeng Pai, his dream will be fullfilled. Of course he will receive further training both in forms and theory.
If you still have other questions, we will give answers and put it here.
Dear Master Gu Shining,
This is Cristina, the other half of the family :). Happy new year to you too! I don't understand much about the way you celebrate the new year and the relation between years and the main animals..., but hope Rabbit will be an excellent year for the well being of everybody!
Yes, about a bit more information from you, yes please! The thing is that we really want to go to Wudang Mountains for a week to practice Tai Ji Quan, Wudang Wushu and Caligraphy in Gary's case, and more about Qi Gong, meditation and Tai Ji Quan in my case (some Taoist philosophy would be great as well). We thought we were gonna be able to go in June, but because of work it looks as if we will finally be able to go in September.
We know that in such a short time miracles can't be done, but sure we can learn something and enjoy being in such a gorgeous place at the same time. We saw your daily schedule and it seems fantastic to us, as while being there all we wanna do is learning, relaxing and visiting some of the temples if possible (the mountains look stunning, I fell in love with them many years ago after seen some pictures). To be realistic, just the fact of being there is a dream to us.
About the accommodation and teaching spot, we would really love to be up in the mountains, if possible at the 9-Dragon Mountain Villa, type A room.
Then, according to this information, we would really appreciate if you could tell us which would the cost be for the two of us.