The Online WTWA is an immersive online academy. Each course includes extensive video content: lectures, seminars, step by step instruction and multi-angle demonstrations. Each course also includes a PDF companion guide. The courses are available at any time, as long as you are connected to the internet. In addition, courses can be paused, fast-forwarded, and reviewed as many times as you like!
What content do I get?
The Online WTWA is designed to promote your holistic wellness. There are six areas of learning for your mind, body and spirit:
Wudang Tai Chi Forms
Qi Gong Forms
Guided Taoist meditations
Taoist philosophy & medicine
These 'courses' in turn have different modules, and each module consists of multiple video lessons.
For example, one module in the Qi Gong course is the Five Animal Qi Gong Form, which consists of 20 separate lessons. In the Tai Chi course, from Day 1 you get the Wudang Tai Chi 8 Form and the 33 Form.
Modules are released over time. If you were to come to the physical WTWA, you would not be taught all the Forms from Day 1 — this is because time is required to master the moves and each Form builds on the previous.
In your first year you will have access to three Tai Chi Forms. This is on top of all the additional content in the other courses.
We front-load the content available in the year so that even very fast students will feel there more than enough to learn!
You also receive access to the Student Community, where you can chat, discuss and learn among your fellow students. And, of course, monthly live Q&A sessions with Master Gu himself.
Access is granted to the academy by way of a periodically recurring membership. As from 21st September 2021 we offer two membership plans:
Annual membership: $299/year
Quarterly membership: $89/quarter
Do you provide certification? / Can I qualify as an instructor?
The online academy does not provide certification nor instructor qualification. We take this position to preserve the value of certification from Master Gu, the physical school and its peers in the Wudang Mountains.
Studying in Wudang, and understanding the location's important place in the history and tradition of Taoism as in Wudang Tai Chi, is vitally important to one's becoming a cultivator. It is requisite both to becoming a disciple of Master Gu or any other master, and to being able to adequately instruct others in Taoist wellness.
How are payments processed?
We process our payments through ThriveCart, a globally trusted, secure checkout tool. This allows us to accept payment by all major types of card (through Stripe). We can also take payment via Paypal, please email [email protected] for more details.
What type of device/browser do I need?
You can view classes on any Internet-enabled device, in any modern browser. You can also use the Kajabi app, which can be downloaded here.
The courses are available at any time, as long as you are connected to the Internet.
Can I download the videos?
Due to copyright concerns, videos cannot be downloaded. To view videos, you must be online (i.e. have access to the Internet).
You can re-watch lessons as many times as you like while you have an active subscription.
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time through the membership portal, found via the top of the academy website. There, students can access both their student profile settings, and their payment profile on Thrivecart, our payment partner.
Cancelling a subscription means you will no longer be billed at the next renewal date, but you will still have access to all the programs you subscribed to for the remainder of your current membership period, until the subscription ends.