Wu Dao Gong Internal Martial Arts

Natural Style Kung Fu

the Way to Improve the Quality of Your Life through Strengthening the Body,
Cultivating the Mind and Nurturing the Spirit

Wu Dao Gong is an internal Chinese martial arts system which develops mind, body and spirit.  This art has been refined and passed down for hundreds of years.  It is inspired by the rich philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism that teach balance and harmony.  Combined with the ancient knowledge of Chinese medicine which promotes health and well-being, and the disciplines and skills of internal martial arts, Wu Dao Gong displays power, confidence and artistry.  All of these features make for a well rounded system of personal growth - a way to live a healthier and happier life, bringing the spirit of optimism to everything we do.

 

 

What do we train?

The Wu Dao Gong system is based on the principle that stability and growth need to be supported by a deep, strong foundation.  As an old Chinese adage states, "The top is the basics and the basics are the top."  Training starts with loosening tension from muscles, joints and sinews.  Various practices are taught to calm the mind and improve concentration and relaxation.  Methods using punching and kicking develop balance, coordination, concentration and power.  The legs form the physical roots of the body.  According to Chinese medicine, the legs also influence the energetic roots of the body's health and vitality.

 

Pai Da : body strengthening exercise

 

This stage of the training process teaches and develops an integrative strength, that is, we are taught to use the whole body - tendons, joints, muscles and mind - in a synergistic way.

 

                           

                           Leg Training - low stance


There are various stages of training. Students are encouraged to develop in a non-competitive step-by-step process.  Each stage builds on the previous one, training mindfulness to higher levels and fine tuning the nervous system. This method produces deeper levels of satisfaction and well being.

 

 

What does Wu Dao Gong mean?

The internal arts systems have been evolving in China for thousands of years.  Wu Dao Gong incorporates many traditional health, meditation, energy cultivation and martial systems.  Fei Wang is a traditional Chinese medical practitioner and is an heir to this highly developed system.  He was taught in a traditional way by his teacher who himself was a scholar, a traditional Chinese medical practitioner and a very accomplished kung fu master.  At first, Fei Wang studied medicine for two years with his teacher.  He was twelve years old at the time.  One day, his teacher asked if he would like to learn kung fu.  Fei was surprised at first because his bespectacled teacher was a slightly built learned gentleman.  To Fei's surprise, he performed a one handed stand on a rope fence.  Amazing for a seventy-two year old!

The word Wu refers to the inspiration we need to find in order to do well at any task in life.
Dao means the way. In the context of the training, it means the methods and procedures we follow to change and develop the mind and body.
Gong is the result of consistent quality effort over a period of time.

 

                                    Low Push Hands