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.

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.

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.