Online Tai Chi Courses


Introducing a unique online academy for your mind, body and spirit.


"Thanks to internet technology,
I can now share Taoism's healing practices with you!" 

Master Gu

• You want to live long and live well

• You love learning - in your own rhythm 

• You want to learn in community


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 online Tai Chi course 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 our online Tai Chi courses, 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."
~Bryn E.

"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

Qi Gong Course

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.


Meditation Course

Get comfortable

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.

Taoism Course

Live naturally

“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.

Chinese Culture

Live elegantly

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.


Build physical resilience

Develop a strong and healthy body so you live long and live your life to the fullest.

Deal with fear and anxiety

Learn to live from the present moment and build a trust in yourself that’s so deep, you can face any obstacle without fear of failure or judgment.

Develop mental health

Discover how to live in a state of unconditional self-love, so you no longer need to look beyond yourself for validation.

Live in balance

Change your default emotional state towards unshakable calm and clear. What used to throw you off balance, will no longer disturb you.

A true Academy experience centered on your wellness

100+ hours of easy to follow online courses
3 year curriculum covering the depth and breadth of Wudang Tai Chi
Learn alongside other students
See students learn in the videos and receive tips from their learning experience
Chinese phrases translated
Learn the language that has been used by Taoist practitioners for generations.

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. 

Join a supportive community of students taking charge of their health

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!

Learn Anywhere in the World.

At Your Own Pace. In the Comfort of Your Home.

When the student is ready,
the teacher appears.

Master Gu embodies Taoism, the way of nature: deep wisdom with joyful, care-free living. Born in the Wudang Mountain area, in his twenties he was initiated into the 15th generation of Wudang Sanfeng Pai, Kung Fu lineage.
Among the martial artists in Wudang he is the only one who teaches in fluent English. While most institutions focus primarily on movement teaching, Master Gu shows his students how to follow the Taoist Way: not only movement but also internal alchemy and cultural exploration. 
Today he teaches in his Wudang Taoist Wellness Academy (WTWA) and connects with millions on the internet through the YouTube series Tea Time Taoism. He is excited to share the rich Taoist culture with you.


Years of teaching

11 million+

Views on YouTube


Online Academy students


How to Live Long and Live Well

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Prices increasing 1st September.

Lock in Master Gu’s teachings at lower prices now









  • 24/7 access to current and future courses
  • Beautiful HD lessons filmed in Wudang Mountains
  • Chinese phrases translated
  • PDF Study Guides
  • Monthly Live Q&A with Master Gu
  • Membership of student community
  • Free mobile app for both iOS and Android

 An investment in your wellness

Over thousands of years, the Taoist culture developed powerful practices that can help anyone live with a natural vitality. 
Thanks to the internet you now have a special opportunity to learn directly from an authentic Taoist Master.
If you take the lessons to heart and practise, we are confident that WTWA Online is one of the best investments you can make for your wellness.
We hope you are excited about what you can learn! But we understand you may still be unsure if the academy is right for you. That's why we invite you to become a student, for free, for 7 days before your membership begins. 
That means you get full access to everything the academy offers, and you can cancel your trial at any time if it's not for you. Begin your learning journey with confidence - click the button below.

Start learning for FREE with Master Gu's 4-week

Taoist Wellness Course

Master Gu guides you through a 4-week curriculum designed to help you Live Long and Live Well:

☯️ Week 1: Taoist Wellness

🧘‍♀️ Week 2: Mastering Meditation

🌬️ Week 3: Qi Gong in depth

🥋 Week 4: Tai Chi in depth

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Free Resources

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Tea Time Taoism

Learn Taoist philosophy on YouTube with Master Gu and his disciple George


WTWA YouTube

See what life is like in the Wudang Mountains with Master Gu’s channel.



Short dialogues about Taoism: a podcast with Master Gu, hosted by his disciple Eli.



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