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    Nice, thanks for the link!
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    Excellent Article

    Really good, thanks for sharing.

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    cool article, thanks

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    Training at Wudang ANY ADVICE?

    Hi

    Me and a friend are looking to train in China next year at Wudang and were after a bit of advice. We have never trained in China and there seems to be a few schools, can anyone advise were's best to train, we are after the most traditional school?

    What school to train at?
    What to watch out for?
    Time of year to go?
    Is it possible to train in the Wudang temple or are the schools situated outside?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    Little Tiger

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    hi, kung fu schools in china teach the same things as kung fu schools in western world.
    the difference is they train harder, but is that worth paying thousands of dollars for
    just stay where you are and train hard and have your sifu beat you with a stick, then its just like training in china
    if you have that much monehs to waste send it to me

    most kung fu schools have "special treatment" for westerners so youre not gonna be doing what the chinese do anyways.
    Last edited by bawang; 10-19-2009 at 01:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawang View Post
    hi, kung fu schools in china teach the same things as kung fu schools in western world.
    the difference is they train harder, but is that worth paying thousands of dollars for
    just stay where you are and train hard and have your sifu beat you with a stick, then its just like training in china
    if you have that much monehs to waste send it to me
    if i give you all my monies how do i know you will actually beat me with a stick?
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    if i give you all my monies how do i know you will actually beat me with a stick?
    why would i want to beat you? i just need monehs. im poor.
    Last edited by bawang; 10-19-2009 at 01:25 PM.

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    work for money.

    Why go to China for kungfu training?

    Your romantic thinking is gonna cost you $$$ lol
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    if you are not very skilled in the first place there is very little you can learn at wudang/china other than forms. qigong costs a lot of monehs to learn at wudang also

    seriously you cant buy skill with money. you cant get skill by travelling to china. you have to punch things and hit yourself with things. a lot.
    Last edited by bawang; 10-19-2009 at 01:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Tiger View Post
    Hi

    Me and a friend are looking to train in China next year at Wudang and were after a bit of advice. We have never trained in China and there seems to be a few schools, can anyone advise were's best to train, we are after the most traditional school?

    What school to train at?
    What to watch out for?
    Time of year to go?
    Is it possible to train in the Wudang temple or are the schools situated outside?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    Little Tiger
    Why do you want to train at wudang? and what ?
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

  11. #71
    I have quite a bit of Kung Fu and martial arts training.
    I would like to go and train in China to go to the source of where it all came from.

    I am going for the experience and to learn some more skills/forms.

    I chose Wudang as I prefer there style and Shaolin seems so commercialized now and it looks like they only teach modern wushu.

    As I said in the original post I am after some advice.

  12. #72
    if you join a school catering to rich chinese and foreigners then its all an illusion. you get told what you want to hear, see wat you want to see.

    if u join a real traditional school most westerners cant stomach the living conditions
    most westerners cant even survive the "commerical" shaolin schools
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Tiger View Post
    I chose Wudang as I prefer there style and Shaolin seems so commercialized now and it looks like they only teach modern wushu.

    As I said in the original post I am after some advice.
    wudang is not gonna show you their top training and qigong unless you pay them a lot of money.

    if traditional shaolin training intimidates and scares you, dont think wudang will different
    Last edited by bawang; 10-20-2009 at 10:58 AM.

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    you wont find this at Wudang !!
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

  14. #74
    if you want to learn only forms then that school the website you showed seems pretty good wink wink. if you want real wudang school then you have to travel to wudang mountain first then ask around. there are over 200 temples on wudang mountain.

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    Bah, don't listen to all those guys, Little Tiger

    If you want to go to China, GO! You'll learn so much just from the experience of traveling. And Wudang is gorgeous. I'd go there just to be a tourist, just to enjoy hiking those holy mountains. Training in kung fu is icing. I've trained a lot in China and it's a great experience. It's not expensive if you're street smart. Sure, there will be people that try to rip you off, but you'll find that at any tourist spot anywhere in the world. And there are plenty of fake masters, just like here. But if you're smart and play your cards right, you can get some great training.

    I was only in Wudang in '99, so I can't speak to what it's like now. I've been told that it's gotten more commercial, but I've also training a lot at Shaolin and they say that about there too. Commercialism in communist China isn't really the right term, but there are people that will try to rip you off. Just be smart and that won't happen.

    I'd advise you to look up this thread to my earlier post about the Women in Wudang article. The author, David Wei, has studied a lot at Wudang and may be able to advise you. You can probably reach him through his website, which is at the end of the article.
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