WU XING DAO KUNG FU​

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WU XING DAO KUNG FU​

WHY CHOOSE WU XING DAO?

Wu Xing Dao translates as The ‘Formless Way’, or ‘Formless Fist’ and incorporates traditional Chinese Internal Kung Fu styles of Mian Quan, Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Meihuaquan. ​
Wu Xing Dao features accelerated methods of health development, internal power generation and self defence. It is unlike any martial art currently available and far more than just a fighting system.

In one year it’s possible for students to attain skills that many practitioners spend decades to achieve. The reason for such rapid progression within our system is due to the unique nature of the training, in that students are taught from their very first lesson how to develop internal energy or Qi.

 

Real Internal Martial Arts

Try our unique training program not available with any other Martial Art discipline

Foundation Training: Learn simple and practical exercises that generate amazing internal energy that can be heard and felt! Begin to develop an understanding of ‘Qi’ through this fundamental training, which is unique to Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu.
Power Development: An elastic approach to body strengthening which makes the body supple and more pliable, offering a youthful outcome. Train your ligaments and tendons as well as your muscles, to increase power and speed regardless of size.
Free Movement Training: You will be able to block or strike in an infinite number of ways, creating an instinctive ability to apply Kung Fu naturally and automatically. Learn to develop your own style through training creative movement principles.
Sensitivity Training: Programs the nervous system to respond to aggressive attacks without the need to depend on muscular strength. Attacking and defending becomes a reflex action, allowing a practitioner to remain relaxed even in combat situations.

Martial Arts Classes

Wu Xing Dao has martial art classes for specifically tailored age groups, designed to provide training content that matches the maturity level and mental development of the participants, whilst also ensuring the safety of every student.

With dedicated kids’ classes for little ones aged 5 to 10 years, parents and teens classes for 11 – 15-year-olds, and adults-only classes, our curriculum gradually introduces techniques appropriate for each individual age group, ensuring that the discipline, focus and methodology taught is easy to understand, and supports the best possible learning environment.

When I think of alternative martial arts classes near me, I often see younger children, teenagers and adults training in the same lessons, which in my opinion dilutes the effectiveness of the training, as some of the more mature concepts of self-defence have techniques that are dangerous if used incorrectly and are simply unsuitable to teach to certain age groups.

TRAINING DESIGNED FOR ALL AGES

​One of the most exciting aspects of Kung Fu is that unlike many other sports, age is not a factor in how well a student can progress, or their ability to reach a high level of self mastery.
Internal Martial Arts are rare, in that a practitioner who is dedicated to their training will continue to grow in skill as they age, including speed, power and flexibility, which is unlike external martial arts or disciplines that require strength or muscular endurance, where a physical peak is usually reached earlier in life. ​

Eastern practices such as Tai Chi and Qigong are now offering those in western society a different way to train, harnessing ‘Qi’ or internal energy.

Internal Energy or ‘Qi’ is often misunderstood in western society and frequently dismissed as fantasy, as there is little scientific evidence of how it works.

Internal Martial Arts are rare, in that a practitioner who is dedicated to their training will continue to grow in skill as they age, including speed, power and flexibility, which is unlike external martial arts or disciplines that require strength or muscular endurance, where a physical peak is usually reached earlier in life.

As we grow to understand that the mind and body are a complex machine, and that healthy living is far more than just the food we eat, the air we breathe and the physical activity we do, we can now focus on training that will improve not only our physical attributes, but enhance our nervous system response, mind muscle connection, immunity and mental clarity too.

It is exciting to think that an activity like Kung Fu can have awesome benefits for students regardless of age, our school has students as young as four years old, and as old as eighty.

Martial Arts: Fitness For Body, Mind & Soul

When you choose Wu Xing Dao as your martial arts academy, we believe you are getting the very best instruction available. Head Instructor and owner of our Central Coast School, Grant Mundy, is a dedicated lifelong enthusiast of internal martial arts, with more than twenty years’ experience, and is actively involved in teaching every lesson.

Our system is a holistic practise designed to bring out the best in you, mentally, emotionally and physically, and support you in your own journey into the world of martial arts. You can rest assured you are in good hands and will be supported in achieving your health and fitness goals.

Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, unifying mind, body and soul!

FIVE STYLES IN ONE GREAT SYSTEM

Our curriculum focuses on five different styles of Internal Martial Arts, which are:

​Mian Quan​: Translated as ‘Continuous Fist’ or ‘Cotton Fist’, Mian Quan is a very rare martial art even in China, and although shrouded in mystery it likely originated in the province of Hebei.
This style is unique in that the focus is not based on forms, but on dynamic free flowing movement​ and simple techniques that generate explosive internal power of ‘fajin’. This ‘Qi’ release is easy to hear and feel, useful in protecting the body from impact and injury, and devastating when used for attack, as the impact penetrates muscle tissue and can cause internal damage.

Mian Quan is a great foundation for any martial art, and is extremely effective for self defence. 

Taijquan​:Known as the ‘Grand Ultimate Fist’ Tai Chi is very well known among western society in recent years, although primarily for it’s health benefits.
Some are unaware that this style gained a huge following in China as an effective self defence system and martial art, well before it was popularised as a practice for health and well being.
Taiji helps a practitioner to improve balance through strong grounding principles, and to redirect incoming force with a minimum of effort, making it a wonderful style to learn for both martial and health purposes. Taiji is an art that follows the theory of Yin and Yang and the mutual dependence of these forces, making it a holistic art with great depth.
​Baguazhang​:Known as the ‘Eight Trigram Palm’ Bagua is a beautiful style that encompasses a range of evasive circular movements, various strikes including palm, fist and kicks, as well as joint locks and throws, making it a well rounded art that blends attack and defence seamlessly.
An advanced practitioner of Bagua is known for their ability to flow in and out of range even when being aggressively attacked, making it the perfect style to use against multiple opponents
Baguazhang’s movements employ the whole body, with smooth coiling and uncoiling actions and rapid-fire movements that draw energy from the center of the abdomen. The circular stepping pattern also builds up centripetal force, allowing the practitioner to maneuver quickly around an opponent.
​Meihuaquan​: Is an ancient style of Chinese boxing which existed as early as the Shang Dynasty.
With a simple expansive posture and built-in poise, the art of Meihuaquan releases and strengthens the flow of internal energy, to expand concentration of the mind and unification of the body as one. ​
Based on ​Five Element Theory, Meihua uses five static postures are the basis of the art, which in turn correspond with five internal organs, and the elements they represent.
Once a practitioner has mastered the static postures they can then incorporate dynamic footwork, fighting principles, forms and stake standing exercises, to enhance their training.
Xing Yi Quan:Charecterised by aggressive and seemingly linear movements that use explosive power, Xing Yi Quan is a style that’s most often applied from a short range.
A practitioner of Xing Yi Quan uses coordinated movements to generate internal energy which is intended to overwhelm the opponent, using an aggressive style to constantly push forward and intercept attacks, whilst countering with swift punches, kicks, sweeps and take downs.
Translated roughly as ‘Form-Intention Fist’, this style incorporates five different fist techniques as the basis of the art, drawing energy up from the lower Dan Tian and applying force with chopping, drilling, smashing, pounding and crossing moves. Known as a harder internal style, it complements softer internal styles such as Tai Chi and Bagua.

Martial Arts Classes FAQs

There is no ‘best age’ to begin learning martial arts. Whilst it is true that the earlier you start the more knowledge you can accumulate throughout the course of your lifetime, you are never too old to reap the benefits of training in martial arts.

I have students as young as four years old, and as old as eighty, and everyone I teach learns something valuable in every lesson.

Whilst it’s possible to learn martial arts online, and teach yourself certain techniques from watching tutorial videos on YouTube or social media platforms, realistically without the guidance of a qualified instructor who has spent many years refining and mastering their skills, you will only progress so far. 

Wu Xing Dao offers online training courses that can teach valuable fundamentals of Kung Fu and Qigong, which will help you to begin your martial arts journey, or further enhance skills learned in another style, but it is also essential to have the watchful eye of an instructor to correct your technique, provide feedback on growth and development, and help motivate you to reach higher levels of self-mastery.

There are many martial arts practised all over the world, and almost all of them will help a student in some way, boosting their confidence, refining motor skills and reaction time. 

Having said that, I have trained in many martial arts styles throughout my life, starting with Hapkido at seven years of age, then practising Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, before falling in love with the art of Kung Fu.

The reason I value Kung Fu over any other martial art, is the immeasurable depth the art offers, not only in terms of self-defence and combat technique but also in emotional and spiritual development. 

I found that Kung Fu was a more holistic practice, and made me realise what was missing in other styles.

Martial Arts will teach you invaluable life lessons that cannot be explained in one or two paragraphs. When I first began learning martial arts it was primarily to learn how to defend myself and stand up to bullies at school, and what I found instead was a life-changing experience.

The road of a martial artist is littered with personal challenges, heart-wrenching failures and awe-inspiring successes, and trials and tribulations that will test you in ways you never imagined possible.

If you commit yourself, heart and soul, to your practice, you will find that training martial arts will make you stronger, mentally and physically, than you ever dreamed of.

The first thing we teach at Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu is that respect, humility and determination are more important than physical skills. To truly become a master of martial arts, you need to have the correct character, principles and demeanour, respecting your instructor and your fellow students, as you grow and learn together.

By being honest, transparent and committed to your practice, you will earn the respect of your fellow students and instructors, and become a part of a group of like-minded individuals that will treat you like family.

I am a firm believer that all martial arts, when trained properly, have the potential to be powerful; however, I believe some schools of modern martial arts focus more on making money than on investing time in their students’ development. 

At Wu Xing Dao we believe in the traditional virtues of training, in that you only get out what you put in. In as little as 12 months of dedicated practice in our system, you will be able to generate explosive force that is not only able to be heard from across the room but scary and unnerving to those who have not witnessed real internal power first-hand.

With that in mind, the reality is that coming to class once a week, and not practising diligently in-between every lesson, means that your progress may not proceed as fast as you were hoping