We arrived in Wudang in pouring rain – which turned out to be the only day on the entire trip with bad weather. Bjarte Hiley met us at our sleeping quarters. He’s my teacher Pamela Hiley’s oldest son and is currently staying at The Purple Temple at Wudang to study Wudang Kungfu and Taiji. You can read about his experiences and see some pretty cool movie clips in his blog.
We met with Master Zhong the following morning for some Qigong practice at The Purple Temple. Our stay only lasted four days and it would not be enough to learn Wudang Taiji or Kungfu. Master Zhong taught us instead some Qigong forms that can improve our own Taiji practice. If you find any of the places in the images familiar it could be because some scenes in the latest Karate Kid movie was filmed here.
Our stay in Wudang ended after four days of intense practice and I would gladly have stayed much longer. I’d like to express my admiration for my friend Bjarte and his study of Wudang martial arts. He’s practicing Taijiquan and Kungfu more than 6 hours every day at Wudang. I’m looking forward to seeing him back in Oslo demonstrating and teaching his arts at Norsk Taiji Senter … 🙂