Introduction of Tai Chi Master You XuanDe:
You Xuande, a taoist, is good at taoist style WuDang Tai Chi, and also is the leader of the 14th generation of WuDang Internal Kung Fu (Martial Arts).
He also has many jobs for Tai Chi in the world:
President of Wudang International Tai Chi Chuan Federation,
Chief master of WuDang Internal Kung Fu School,
Honorary President of Taoist Association of United States,
Honorary President of Head Association of Wudang Wushu in Italy,
Chief President of Hong Kong International Wudang Guild Hall.
You Xuande is a famous master of Tai Chi among Chinese Tai Chi field, and a leader of Taoism who has influenced widely all over the world. He has many students and disciples in 52 countries. He has often been abroad to teach Tai Chi, such as the USA, Italy, Germany, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand. Being a 14th generation descendent of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan, he is a famous master of martial arts and representative of Wudang Wushu in China.
Wudang Mountain is a famous sacred place of Taoism in China. In the Song Dynasty, the great master Zhang Sanfeng watched a bird and a snake fighting in Wudang Mountain one day. Later, Zhang Sanfeng created the movements of Tai Chi Chuan. He was regarded as the common founder of all Tai Chi styles in China. Wudang Kungfu became world-famous. Now, one word, “South Wudang is revered, North Shaolin has great importance” is known to everyone in China
Wudang Tai Chi Kung Fu has the characteristics of taking emptiness as source and stake as root, moving like a snake and standing like a hillock. It integrates main and collateral channels science of traditional Chinese medicine, and focuses on internal Kung Fu practice. It pays attention to Tuna (breathing
) and Daoyin (Chinese traditional body-building exercise which combines breathing control, body and limb movements, concentration of mind, etc.) in order to improve the metabolism, regulating Yin and Yang, adjusting main and collateral channels, and reach the purpose of natural healing, intelligence enhancement and life span prolongation. Inner alchemy practice for natural healing reflects the unique technique of both “Performing Dance with Taoism” and “Displaying Wushu with Taoism”.
You Xuande practices focuses on Tuna and Daoyin, and the practice of internal Chi Kung (Qigong). He set up the excellent internal martial arts by combining the theories of Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, the Eight Trigrams (Ba Gua), and the Nine Palaces. The internal martial arts bears a demeanor of Taoist immortals with the style of both a stone dropped into the sea, and a flock of cranes flying and dancing grandly. The movements of the internal martial arts are both low and elegant, and people who practice can feel refreshed in mind and heart.
WuDang Tai Chi Chuan is both extensive and profound, with the characteristics of outwardly gentle but inwardly tough, combining firmness and flexibility, being tough despite superficial softness, calm and relaxed, peaceful and comfortable, gentle and steady, flexible and natural, stretched and easy.