Wudang Principles -
Our Martial Arts family
The core of WDP, there are 10 ancestral principles of internal martial arts from which we derive our practice.
We define our art not by its limits but from the core inside out, thus allowing WDP to be an open system.
While we treasure our roots in the legendary arts of mt. Wudang, we reach without hesitation into modernity to improve our daily practice.
While we base our practice on the five fundamental pillars of Wudang Xuan Wu Pai, we eagerly learn from modern-day MMA, Thai-boxing, ground fighting, and modern strength and movement practices. Both as practitioners and teachers we aim to practice and pass on a deep tradition while turning each training session into a laboratory for new discoveries.
hún yuán yì zhōu tiān The Cosmos is "ONE" Circle
yīn yáng hé tài jí
dòng jìng běn zìrán Stillness and movement in Harmony, THIS is Taiji
sān yuán duó zào huà The three treasures/circles are containing and affecting everything
sì xiàng shǐ chéng xíng The four aspects are creating the form
wǔ xíng fēn shēng kè The five elements creating and destroying each other
liù hé xiū neì wài The six harmonies schooling the inside and the outside
qī xīng běn wéi fā The seven stars are sent out natural
bā guà zì wéi huà The eight trigrams breaking Blockades (for self-defense) and bringing solutions
jiǔ gōng liàn shén xíng The nine skills(palaces) teaching the (body) expression
wàn fa zhuāng gōng shēng 10.000 ways are originating from the one and returning to the one (pillar)
Below you will find an explanation of Ismet Himmet about WDP itself and some differences to other internal Styles or Lineages!