The Whole Health Center Presents
Wudang Five Animals Qi Gong
With 15th Generation
Wudang Sanfeng Kungu
Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23
Saturday 11:00-4:30 Sunday 10:00-4:30
at the Belfast Dance Studio, Belfast, Maine
The Five Animal Frolics is a widely enjoyed sequence of qi gong exercises that has evolved a variety of forms. This workshop presents the classic Wudang Mountain form of Five Animals Qi Gong, which is one of the most important exercises practiced by all Wudang Mountain Taoists. Wudang Mountain is one of the great cradles of internal exercise in China; and the ancient Wudang monks developed this group of internal practices which combines physical fitness, internal development and martial arts into one. Historically, Wudang Taoists were required to make daily practice of the five major animal forms – Turtle, Snake, Dragon, Tiger, and Crane.
The five forms correlate to the five elements of Chinese medicine and are meant to strengthen all the organs and associated systems of the body. These are simple and enjoyable qi gong forms, but a bit more complex than single repetitive movements. More like simple tai chi or bagua sequences. The whole system will be taught over the course of the weekend and a DVD of Master Bing doing the form (free with early sign-up) will be available.
Zhong Xuechao, familiarly known as Master Bing, began training at the age of six under his uncle, the Sanfeng Kungfu Grand Master Zhong Yunlong, at Wudang Mountain. He is widely trained in tai chi, bagua, xingyi, xuanwu, and many other schools; and in the whole Wudang Taoist regime. He has won first prize in national kungfu competitions, and has led the Wudang Taoist Association Wudang Wushu Exhibition Troupe. Given the mission to share Wudang Mountain’s Taoist philosophy and martial arts in America, he has been teaching part of the year in America since 2007 and speaks English well. He resides at Wudang Mountain where he teaches at Five Dragons Temple, Wudang’s oldest temple.
Cost: $235; $185 if registered by March 10. Free DVD comes with early registration.
Sorry, refunds not possible.
Please call or email to register as soon as possible: 207-288-4128; firstname.lastname@example.org