Mudong Kung fu
Water And Snake Style
Mudong Kung Fu is the traditional Taoist martial art originating from China
many thousands of years past. Mudong also known as Wudang, refers to the mountain regions of Hubei province, where the original Taoist temples were first
constructed. Mudong Kung Fu is one of the oldest snake styles of the martial arts.
Wudang Mountain is located in the heart of mainland China's Hubei Province, South West of Shiyan City,
known to the local people as Xuanyue Mountain. This mystical place is considered one of China's most cherished martial treasures.
Known as the center of Taoist culture & study, Wudang Mountain is the birthplace of the Wudang school of Kungfu, a style
that is known for focus on the internal practice in addition to physical movement.
Mudong Kung fu is the combination of both Snake and Water styles. This
fighting style of tai chi was kept secret in the temples by the taoist monks.
Snake is one of the archetypal Five Animals of Chinese martial arts; the other four being Craine, Tiger, Leopard, and Dragon. These five animals originally represented the five classical Chinese elements before developing into their own styles. Snake is usually Earth, Tiger is Fire, Crane is Metal, Dragon is Water,
and Leopard is Wood. Since they were derived from the Five Elements, they are kept in this pattern. At this point many styles
delve into more advanced animal training or actual element training. The Taoist temples of the Wudang
Mountians were known to have produced many snake stylists.
The Snake style of Mudong kungfu requires great flexibility of the spine, hips, rib cartilage and internal muscles
of the abdomen and upper thoracic ribs and back. The movements of the snake style moves the center of gravity using ‘core’
muscles sending powerful jin through the spine to the strike. Since breath is important to any movement of the spine and ribs,
snake style is considered one of the main styles which eventually led to internal training.
Snake style is also known as an approach to weapons training, the Chinese straight
sword and spear in particular. There are even
specialty varieties of sword blades and spear points that curve back and forth down the length of the blade in imitation of
the snake's body known as snake sword and snake spear.
Snake Style generally aims for weak points of the human body, such as eyes, groin and joints.This internal style of kung fu ranks the highest level of expertise within the family of Chinese martial arts.
It is the very trunk from which other martial arts have evolved.
Water Style is one of the major internal style martial
arts. It originally passed down from generation to generation only to a handful of gifted and chosen students with exemplary
courage and moral character. Six Harmonies and Eight Principles. It utilizes the power of Xingyi as its center, utilizes the
stepping patterns of Bagua for its turning and spinning, and utilizes the neutralizing power of Taiji for its variations.
Its movements are sometimes high, sometimes low, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. These movements resemble that of floating
clouds, and flowing water that is sometimes calm, sometimes surging. The movements are constantly fluctuating with clearly
defined forward, backward, upward, downward, and lateral motions. Each and every movement is lead by the mind(xinyi),. The
mind initiates and the movements follow. As an internal art, it not only serves as a system of self defence; it also
benefits health, strengthens the body, dispels sickness and increases longevity. Our chief instructors
are qualified graduates of Mudong Kung Fu bestowed upon them by Grandmaster Sam Wong.
We are a family of martial art schools,
teaching Mu Dong Kung Fu as taught to us by the legendary Grandmaster Sam Wong of Toronto, Canada, founder of Mudong Kung
Fu in Canada and the United States of America.
Our style involves two philosophies of development.
The external element includes forms, development of the physical body through strengthening and
coordination of mind and body and the art of self defense. The internal element involves nui gung, development
of the body's internal energy pathways through supervised exercises, in conjunction with the mastering of specific
forms at the appropriate stages of one's development in the art.
The external element of Mudong Kung Fu includes
the traditional forms passed down to us by Grandmaster Sam Wong as taught to him by Taoist Monk Ching Wan of Hubei, China.
Thousands of years ago, monks of the Mudong Temples were training in these very forms as performed
today by our students.There are many exercises that we teach
in order to improve one's health, strength, coordination and overall well-being. Our program is only complete with both internal
and external elements of Mudong Kung Fu mastered.
The internal element of Mudong Kung Fu involves
the conditioning of one's nui gung to develop the body and mind in handling super human tasks with no harm to the practitioner.
We share with chosen disciples, the secret conditioning exercises that the Taoist monks kept so well-closed from the outside
world. These sacred and secretive conditioning exercises have been handed down to a selected few practitioners of Wong Gar
Mudong Kung Fu by Grandmaster Sam Wong.Demonstration of good moral character as well as dedication, seriousness and ability
to master the art, are a few factors we consider when choosing nui gong students.
Short form — Mudong Duen Sen
Two Man Sparring — Leung Yan Doi Jeu
Shadow Fist—Yum Yeung Kuen
Destruction Fist — Sat Kuen
Windy Dragon Fist — Loong Fung Kuen
Fierce Grabbing Fist— Fok La Kuen
Phoenix Claw — Fung Wong Jow
Denom Conquering — Fok Mor Kuen
Priest Fist— Dao Kuen
Advanced Intermediate Forms
Fierce Conquering — Fok Long Kuen
Defending Attack Fist— Jong Bai Kuen
Six Attacking Fist— Luk Gup Kuen
Lively Shadow Fist— Sung Yum Kuen
Palm And Fist — Jueng Kuen
Northern Tiger Paw — Bak Fu Jow
Internal Power Form — Nui Gung Kuen
Iron Fist — Te Bo Kuen
Thunder Wind Fist— Lui Fung Kuen
Thunder Wind Palm — Lui Fung Jeung
Yin And Yang Fist— Yin Yang Kuen
One Thousand Fist— Chien Kuen
Five Animal Fist— Mm Sow Kuen
Southern Tiger Paw — Lum Fu Jow
Upper Cut Fist — Pow Choy Kuen
Fist Of Wong— Wong Gar Kuen
Fist Of The Temple — Mew Kuen
Fierce Hammer Fist— Fok Choy Kuen
Fist Of The Emperor — Wong Dy Kuen
Wong Family Form— Wong Gar Kuen
Sun & Moon Chi Form
Mudong Temple Tai Chi Form
Mudong Weapon Forms