"Thanks to internet technology,
I can now share Taoism's healing practices with you!"
Introducing a unique online academy for your mind, body and spirit.
Flow like water. Stand strong like a tree.
Tai Chi Chuan (太极拳 taijiquan) is a meditative martial art
created in the Wudang Mountains by Zhang Sanfeng, 1000CE.
Master Gu grew up in the Wudang mountains and is the 15th generation of the Sanfeng Tai Chi lineage. You now have the unique opportunity to learn directly from an authentic Taoist Tai Chi Master wherever you are in the world.
With Master Gu's guidance you will learn to:
- Generate more energy
- Develop strong legs and be able to balance well
- Express yourself with your body
- Find peace of mind
- Reconnect with your natural power
- Let go of pain and accept your whole self
- Live joyfully!
From beginners to mastery:
Master Gu guides you deep into Tai Chi
8 Form, 33 Form, 28 Form, 13 Form, Sword Form and much more...
The academy has a three year curriculum that will excite you no matter if you are a complete beginner or a long term practitioner.
The tuition for each form begins at one of the magnificent temples in the Wudang mountains. Master Gu explains the history of the form and demonstrates it for you. Then in the woodland training ground, he breaks down the practical tuition into easy to learn sections.
Master Gu is a joyful teacher. He shows how to have fun and not take yourself too seriously while also empowering you to take charge of your wellness.
All the lessons have been lovingly filmed by his disciple and filmmaker, George Thompson. Let the beauty of the temples inspire you and the bird song reconnect you with your natural power.
You’ll learn much more than just ‘exercise'
Tai Chi is not just a physical exercise. It is a practice for your holistic well-being: your mind, body and spirit. That is why as a student of the academy you can also learn Taoist philosophy, medicine, meditation and Qi Gong. In the Tai Chi course, Master Gu also shares the deep principles of powerful powerful, peaceful and beautiful tai chi.
Here is a sample video where Master Gu talks about the martial, meditative and artistic elements of good tai chi practice.
Wudang Tai Chi 8 short form:
the best place to start for beginners
If you are just beginning Tai Chi, welcome! You are embarking on a nourishing journey.
The first form you will learn with us is the Wudang 8 form. It covers many important postures in Wudang Tai Chi and is relatively quick to learn. The form takes around 2 minutes to perform so it is a great option if you want to add a moving meditation to your daily routine.
Here is Master Gu demonstrating the form with his disciple Eli in the Laozi temple, in the Wudang Mountains.
What students are saying
"The genuine, authentic expertise, the warmth and humour, and the sense of a wider Taoist culture around the central practice are unmatched by any other online offering that I could find."
"The teaching instruction is very clear, based on Master Gu's years of teaching experience. The videos are put together with great thought and attention to detail. Key Chinese terms are introduced with Chinese characters and pinyin pronunciation so can be learned. I find it is really helpful to review key sections of the videos at half speed to really pick up the details. It is actually better than a live class in this regard.
Also Included With Your Student Membership:
Full access to the academy designed to help you live long and live well
Activate your energy
Through simple repeated movements inspired by the natural world, Qi Gong offers relief from distraction and stress. Leading by joyful example, Master Gu teaches how to use your breath to feel energised. Come alive.
Discover with Master Gu how you can find joy in being fully present. Whether you are sitting, standing, lying down, rain or shine, use your imagination and senses to enjoy just being. No goals. Just be.
“Tao is the way of nature.” To understand the Tao is to learn how to live harmoniously. Master Gu explores ancient philosophy and medicine to help you find happiness in simplicity.
Experience the cultural arts of China: music, calligraphy, feng shui, tea and more. Learn how your practice extends into the spaces you create and how you spend your time. Rediscover emptiness and let it fill you with inspiration.
A true Academy experience centered on your wellness
Monthly Live Q&As with Master Gu!
Every month, Master Gu jumps on the computer in the Wudang Mountains to answer your questions in a live Zoom Q&A. Ask your questions, improve your practice and get to know the student community.
A Strong and Supportive Global Community
The academy is truly international with students from 75+ countries. Chat in our in-house forum and lively Discord room. Get feedback, share advice or discuss topics from Daoism and beyond. You are welcomed to the famed Tai Chi Family!
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Short dialogues about Taoism: a podcast with Master Gu, hosted by his disciple Eli.