Wudang Kungfu Masters
1. Master Shiyu
Master Chan Shiyu showed strong interest in martial arts when he was very young. In 1993 when he was aged 12 he left his hometown and came to Mt Wudang to study martial arts with different teachers. In Wudang he was honored to meet kungfu Master Zhong Yunlong and chanced to be apprenticed under him. Daoist Master Zhong Yunlong is the 14th successor of Sanfeng lineage of Wudang kungfu. Being diligent, honest and simple, Master Zhong Yunlong chose him as his best disciples in 1996. Since then, with the hard training under Master Zhong, Chen Shiyu mastered most authentic Wudang kungfu forms that were not disclosed previously.
Master Chen Shiyu won many times the championship in the Wudang kungfu competition and he is especially excellent in Wudang Taichi, Eight Immortal sword, Taiyi Five Element, Bagua Chang, Xuangong Chuan and Shing-I Chuan.
2. Master Zhang Jiali
Serving as the first disciple of famous Wudang Kungfu master You Ming Sheng, master Zhang Jia Lee specializes in typical hard Wudang Kungfu forms and his internal Kungfu often leaves strong impression to spectators. Some tourists in Wudang often feel alarmed when he strikes against a big tree while all leaves begin to shake or fall down. He often attends various Kungfu championship to be held within China and now enjoys more and more popularity among common people and Kungfu practitioners.
Most of the time, he teaches his disciples at Prince Slope Temple Complex, to disseminate the Wudang Kungfu and its value. In the upcoming workshops he would teach Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and Taoist Yoga.
Master Zhang engages actively in kungfu teaching and related knowledge spreading work and nowadays he begins to plan for a book and DVD publishing project to better record what he learnt from other kungfu masters and prevent them from getting lost. So, more and more books and vedio products will roll into market for people to keep.
The folowing is a one piece of vedio slip for a Wudang sword play. From it people can understand the mastery of sword arts.
3. Master Lee Dao Chun
Lee Dao Chun was born in Fuyang City, Henan Province. He started to learn kungfu in a local martial arts school at the age 11. At the age 13, he was selected to be a member of Wudang Kungfu Troupe due to his outstanding Kungfu capability and hard work. He went abroad with the troupe to propagate Wudang Wushu and its special culture for several years. He performed very well in 2001 and 2002, attended the kungfu championship held by Henan Province and Zhengzhou City respectively, and got two winners and runners-up.
In July 2001, he was selected as a prominent memeber of government kungfu delegation to take part in the second session of kungfu exhibition and was honored as “ the national outstanding Kungfu practitioner”. He has been invited many times to give performances to many national leaders.
4. Master Wang Daoke
Born in a noble family of traditional chinese medicine at Luming Mountain, Henan Province，he began to study Chinese herbal medicine under the direction by his father since childhood. He continued to concentrate on the science of herbal medicine and lmastered the knowledge of collecting, cultivating herbal medicine and prescribing medicine to treat illed people.
He came to Mountain Wudang to become a Taoist since 1983. To study Taoism he stayed far away from gains and fame which stand as essentials in profane world. He dedicated himself to study of Taoist philosophy, Wudang Taoism and Wudang Kungfu for so long time that he gained so much fame among local people for his attainment that many overseas people know his name now.
During 1988 to 1996, as an old accomplished Taoist, he served as the committee director of TaiHe temple in Wudang Mountian.
During 1998 to 2003, he was managing director of Xu Di Palace of Yuntai Mountain and Sanxuan Temple of Jingmen City.
From 2003 till today, he returned to Wudang Mountain and has been doing the research of daoist medicine, Qigong, I- Ching, Wudang Kungfu and so on.
He has published two books “The useful medicine and their nature”, “12 fine ways for health care.
Wudang Taoism Kung Fu Academy
Mount Wudang Scenery Zone
ShiYan City, Hubei Province, China 442714
Tel: 0086-136-0988-6620 (foreign)
Tel: (0)-136-0988-6620 (domestic)