Tennis Polo

Equipment

Jian Various Weapons

Rules

Description

Wudangquan is a Chinese form of martial arts characterized by an internal focus. Breathing techniques produce internal power for attacks and defense. Weaponry, especially swords, is often incorporated. The name Wudangquan refers to a family of Chinese martial arts with an "internal" focus. It incorporates ying-yang theory as well as the five elements of Taoist cosmology: fire, earth, water, wood, and metal. Wudangquan also uses animal imagery to describe their techniques. This style is also known for its extensive weapons training.

History

It was in 1669 when a man by the name Huang Zongxi first referred to Chinese martial arts in terms of a Wudang school (internal) or a Shaolin school (external). The name Wudang comes from the Wudang Mountains in Eastern China.