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DAOIST SWORD ARTS WITH WUDANG SWORDSMAN XIA CHONGYI

Wandering Daoist Swordsman Michael Xia Chongyi offers workshops, lectures, retreats, therapy, and more to an international community of martial artists, private students, and study groups. Xia carries three Daoist lineages in his practice, and offers access to the quality of life benefits to those here in the west.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Wudang Seven Star Sword Linking Skills video series is now available on Vimeo! This Level 2 series focuses on connecting and loops all of the previous skills and exercises to be able to move through an infinite possibility of combinations for combat, performance, & cultivation.

TAIJI FENCING PRINCIPLES, VOL. 1 BY XIA CHONGYI

Currently available at the Daoist Sword Arts Online Store, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, & Amazon.com. Order from our website, and receive free shipping in the U.S.

SWORDSMAN XIA'S FENCING MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE

Taiji Fencing Principles, Vol. 1 by Xia Chongyi

DAOIST SWORD ARTS ONLINE TRAINING ON VIMEO!

WUDANG SWORD FOUNDATIONAL DRILLS – SEVEN STAR SWORD SKILL LEVEL 1

The first Daoist Sword Arts online training program is now available on Vimeo.com! This program features 3-hours on hands on explanation and training for all levels of experience. Study the quintessential drills and body mechanics for training Wudang Sword, Taiji Sword, & the Chinese Straight Sword (Jian) overall. This program is designed for all styles to better understand their movements and applications, while focusing on developing a stronger body and relationship between self & sword.

This program is available with lifetime access to lesson stream, and includes downloadable training videos for follow-along practice.

The most valuable benefit to ordering this video series, is lifetime access to the Daoist Sword Arts Training Forums on Vimeo. Here, you can post questions, communicate with other practitioners, and share your progress along the way.

$99.95 USD

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SEVEN STAR SWORD SKILL, LEVEL 2 (ON VIMEO)

WUDANG SWORD LEVEL 2 – SEVEN STAR SWORD LINKING SKILLS

The sequel to Daoist Sword Arts online sword training program is now available on Vimeo.com! With 4 hours of lessons (4hr 50min runtime), over 230 micro-mechanic development exercises, and a series of tips & pointers to how to properly train & develop authentic sword skill.

By the end of trainging these lessons (6 months - 2 years, depending on past martial or movement arts training), you will be able to innately see and comprehend all transitions & body mechanics in all styles of Chinese straight sword (jian, 剑). Once this skill is developed, you will be able to instinctively move & transition between all sword movements. You will develop an eye for how to respond to opponent's attacks, while naturally understanding how to move the body to achieve successful responses in combat.

Those with an interested in the qigong, neigong, neidan, yangshengong, wellness, & longevity develop by the sword will find this program to be an intrinsic asset in the stages of Taijiquan path to internal cultivation. This series is specifically designed to retain and cultivate the necessary skills for the process of merging Jing-Qi-Shen as in the Daoist tai chi classics.

The most valuable benefit to ordering this video series, is lifetime access to the Daoist Sword Arts Training Forums on Vimeo. Here, you can post questions, communicate with other practitioners, and share your progress along the way.

**To access this course, you will be required to already have access to the Level 1 program via registration on Vimeo or Udemy.

$149.95 USD

There is a $20 USD discount code in the Vimeo forums, for those that have purchased the Level 1 program prior to ordering Level 2.

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CERTIFIED DAOIST SWORD ARTS INSTRUCTORS

The following martial arts teachers are the only recognized trainers for the Daoist Sword Arts training methods. These instructors are certified through our program training over years of training in the DSA curriculum, and have already accomplished full teacher status, in their primary martial arts.

UNITED STATES

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Master Michael Issa
  • Qi Methods / Kaikudo Martial Arts
  • Certified instructor in Daoist Swordsmanship, Level 2
  • Certified instructor in Taiji Fencing, Level 2
  • Certified instructor in Daoist Longevity, Level 1
  • Also offers: taiji, qigong, Wudang (Dao USA)
  • Learn more: https://www.QiMethods.com

Grand Junction, Colorado

  • Sifu Glenn Bullock
  • Nine Province Kung Fu
  • Certified instructor in Daoist Swordsmanship, Level 2
  • Certified instructor in Taiji Fencing, Level 2
  • Certified instructor in Daoist Longevity, Level 1
  • Also offers: Shaolin arts, taiji (Chen/Yang), & Wing Chun
  • Learn more: https://9provincekungfu.com/

New York, New York

  • Sifu Manny Miranda
  • Wudang NYC
  • Certified instructor in Daoist Swordsmanship, Level 1
  • Certified instructor in Taiji Fencing, Level 1
  • Also offers: Wu-Su Chinese kung fu
  • Learn more: wudangnyc@gmail.com

State College, Pennsylvania

  • Wudang Daoist Swordsman Michael Xia
  • Seven Mountains Wellness & Martial Arts
  • Certified instructor in all programs
  • Also offers: Wudang kung fu, taiji, & longevity
  • Learn more: https://www.7mountains7stars.com

MÉXICO

Roma, México City

  • Sifus Miriam Hernández & Sean Dillon
  • Songshan Meditación en Movimiento
  • Certified instructors in Swordsmanship, Level 1
  • Also offers: Kung fu (Songshan/Shaolin), Yang taiji, & qigong
  • Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/Songshanmx/

Guadalajara, Jalisco

  • Sifu Lourdes Orozco
  • El Camino del Agua
  • Certified instructor in Swordsmanship, Level 1
  • Certified instructor in Taiji Fencing, Level 1
  • Certified instructor in Daoist Longevity, Level 1
  • Also offers: Yang taiji & qigong
  • Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/taichichuangdl

SEVEN MOUNTAINS DAOIST ARTS RETREAT PROGRAMS

When you are ready, Xia offers private forest & casual retreats in the Appalachian Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, USA. While the world is on pause, Xia extends an invitation to those that test covid negative (and self-isolate) for individual and small group training intensives for 3-7 days.

Each program is customized to the students attending, and will focus on Xia's progressive curriculums, depending on what your goals and training interests are. Program options range from Daoist martial & longevity arts, to wilderness survival training and camping skills. You can choose to adventure out into nature, or stay in town and training will be in easily accessible parks & natural areas.

When training with Xia, you will always receive the most detailed and in-depth lessons available. Understanding all the intrinsic principles of the art is the key to discovering the benefits and the skills associated with these practices. Whenever you sign up, Xia and you will discuss your goals, your interests, and your previous training. With these details, you will be sure to get the most quintessential practices for you to take home and practice.

In addition to the training, you will also receive access to Q&A with Xia on the Daoist Sword Arts forum. You are welcome to share videos of your practice with Xia for personal corrections and critiques (in regards to the material presented at the retreat).

Program suggestions include:

  • Wudang classical martial arts training
  • Daoist qigong, longevity, & wellness
  • Daoist Wudang Taiyi swordsmanship
  • Taiji Fencing training & instructor training
  • Hike-and-train low impact training/sightseeing
  • Camp-and-train, multi-night hiking & survival training
  • Modern self-defense methods & combat training
  • Basic weapon skill training (knives, firearms, etc.)
  • Daoist studies with library access / guidance
  • Meditation retreat programs (indoors or outdoors options)

5-HOURS OF LESSONS PER DAY, AMPLE DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITIES, & TIME FOR YOUR OWN PRACTICE

  • 1 DAY $300
  • 2 DAYS $550
  • 3 DAYS $800
  • 4 DAYS $1,050
  • 5 DAYS $1,300
  • 6 DAYS $1,500
  • 7 DAYS $1,500 (1 DAY FREE)

NOTE: In different season, there will be different lodging availabilities in the area. Camping & hiking are always an available options (outside of bear and parts of deer hunting seasons). Spring through autumn offer camp ground options. Ask with DSA if you would like help arranging your lodging / stay.

Xia self-isolates for 2 weeks between all events & attendees. If an event must be canceled because of a lockdown, in the event of a teacher falling ill or unavailable, or if an attendee tests positive for covid-19, there will be a full refund offered (the test must be verified). If the student cancels for personal reasons, they will be credited for a rescheduling at a future date. If the student cancels with under a week of notice, there is a $150 USD cancelation fee, plus a $100 USD per additional fee for each additional day that was scheduled.

MESSAGE DAOISTSWORD@GMAIL.COM TO SCHEDULE YOUR TRAINING GETAWAY

daoistsword@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

DETAILS COMING SOON (POST PANDEMIC)

Some of Xia's workshops and classrooms over the years. Thank you to everyone for their continued support and passion or these arts.

DAOIST SWORD ARTS MERCH

DSA YEAR ONE T-Shirt

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As you progress in the material, we also offer shirts for each year of the program. Instead of belts or uniforms, each shirt represents another year of dedication to your practice.

DAOIST SWORD ARTS MERCH

"SPEED FORCE"

Official Daoist Sword Arts XERO® Training Shoes

XERO® brand shoes are one of the most amazing training shoe you will find. These shoes are specially designed for hyper flexible feet, to have the most authentic connection with the earth. These shoes are extremely light weight, and flex with every shift of the weight. With great traction, and extreme durability, the Wudang Swordsmen Academy & Daoist Sword Arts both consider these the official school training shoe. With a wide variety of models, we recommend the "Speed Force." Wider feet should order men's sizes, while more narrow feet are recommended to order women's sizes. Colors include: black, red, blue, and grey/blue. (~$110 USD)

DIRECT LINK TO STUDENT FORUMS HERE