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.
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We only offer yearly memberships. This allows you to relax into being a student of the Online WTWA for a whole year and learn at your own pace. It also shows commitment to Master Gu. WTWA Online is an academy with fellow students. It's not designed to be something that people drop in and out of each month.
We recently invested in a new checkout partner which enables payment for your year's membership to be made in instalments. Please note this is a split payment plan for the same one-year membership. It is not a shorter rolling subscription.