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DAOIST SWORD ARTS WITH WUDANG SWORDSMAN XIA CHONGYI

Daoist Sword Arts

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:

  • 2021.11.26 - NOW AVAILABLE: Daoist Standing Self Massage (Routines 1-3) Video Training Series
  • 2021.11.15 - WINTER TRAINING 2021-22: Winter private retreats will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2021.10.01 - NOW AVAILABLE: Quintessential Stancework (11-hour series)

TAIJI FENCING PRINCIPLES, VOL. 1 BY XIA CHONGYI

Currently available at the Amazon, & all major retailers.

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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BRAND NEW FOR AUTUMN 2021!

QUINTESSENTIAL STANCEWORK (ON VIMEO)

Quintessential Stancework - The Complete Stance Training Series

The most crucial part of any martial art is proper footwork. With poor stances and a lack of understanding of the structure of the body, a martial art can become frail and powerless. But when one uses appropriate footwork and stances, they can be unmovable as a mountain, yet flowing like a river. Wudang Daoist Swordsman, Michael Xia Chongyi, proudly presents his magnum opus of stance training. QUINTESSENTIAL STANCEWORK presents over 11 hours of nonstop instructional material. This video series is considered the most comprehensive study of martial art stance training ever created.

As the previous videos were related to the general practice of Daoist straight sword & body mechanics, this video will provide a unique look into Xia's methodology of stance training. Here, you will be introduced to 15 core stances, along with over 50 principles that will change the way you view all of your postures. Unlike the previous 1-3 year training videos, this series is considered a lifetime training program. This means that there is enough material to train it for the rest of your life. It is a complete system of stance training, and does not require any additional sequel programs.

In this video series, we will cover:

  • basic understanding of what stances are and how they function
  • understanding the 5 aspect formula for all possible stances
  • considerations on how to train and intensities
  • A 15 STANCE FORM SEQUENCE FOR LINKING & TRAINING
  • how to train each of the stances
  • how each stance is used
  • martial application examples for each stance
  • health & fitness values for each stance
  • how to transition between stances
  • considerations of common mistakes to prevent injuries
  • getting correct alignment going down into earth through the body
  • control and manipulating muscles, tendons, & joints for coordinated movement
  • understanding a variety of stepping methods and their functions
  • understanding a variety of pivoting methods and their functions
  • understanding ranges of movement, and gaining 360° accessibility
  • learn the numerical codes used in Daoist texts and numbering systems
  • address the different levels of combat and the appropriate stance uses
  • a deep look into kinesiology for the function of martial power & structural integrity
  • 12 WALKING LINE DRILLS
  • comment and forums for questions and clarification
  • optional teacher video review of your practice
  • addendum videos will be added if anything was left out

This video program will change the way you interact with the stances in your style. Additionally, this program is focused on the authentic stances of classical Wudang Taiyi Wuxue martial arts. By simply adapting your own style's variation of the core stances into this program, you can study your own footwork deeply, without having to learn the system presented in the video.

$699.95 USD

  • THE FIRST 3 PEOPLE TO USE THE COUPON CODE "1ST3" SAVE 30% @ $490 USD
  • ORDER BEFORE JAN 2022, & SAVE 15% W/ THE COUPON CODE "STANCES2021" @ $595

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BRAND NEW FOR WINTER 2021!

DAOIST STANDING SELF-MASSAGE (ROUTINES 1-3)

Daoist Standing Self-Massage (Routines 1-3) Video Training Series

A Foundational training program for all Wudang Worldwide curriculums. Including Daoist Sword Arts, Wudang Wuxue, Taiji Alchemy, Life Nourishing Tai Chi, & Quiet Sitting Meditation

Presented here in over 2 hours of material, Wudang Daoist Michael Xia Chongyi offers the foundational tools for warming up and cooling down each practice session. No matter your sport or wellness practice, the body needs to be warmed up before training. Ideally, this means having the muscles and joints ready to use, without the tension that comes with day-to-day function. By bringing heat into the body while working the muscles, the joints will be made ready for exertion with a reduced chance of injury.

Additionally, when a workout session is complete, massaging the muscles and working out stress and tension will help lead to a more comfortable cooldown, with a quicker recovery time.

For those that focus on qigong and personal wellness, the third routine included is a combined variation of the warmup and cooldown methods. This sequence can be performed between 5-12 minutes, and is ideal for when you wake up in the morning, or before going to bed at night.

This online curriculum offers over 1.5 hours of core lessons including the 3 routines and an overview of the 5 massage techniques utilized in this program. Then included are another half hour of demonstrations, practice sessions, and guided walkthroughs for you to practice along with. The final half hour included are an amended variation of the the cooldown and combined methods. This versions utilizes a few different techniques, and includes a longer combined training session.

  • Five Foundational Massage Techniques (8 min)
  • Standing Self-Massage Warmup Routine Lessons (35 min)
  • Standing Self-Massage Warmup Routine Guided Walkthrough (5 min)
  • Standing Self-Massage Cooldown Routine Lessons (21 min)
  • Standing Self-Massage Cooldown Routine Guided Walkthrough (5 min)
  • Standing Self-Massage Combined Routine Guided Walkthrough (6 min)
  • Practicing the Warmup Routine (3 min)
  • Practicing the Cooldown Routine (3 min)
  • Addendum 1 - Settling The Heart Technique (2 min)
  • Addendum 2 - Alternate Cooldown Routine Lesson (15 min)
  • Addendum 3 - Alternate Combined Routine Lesson (14 min)
  • Addendum 4 - Practicing the Alternate Cooldown Routine (5 min)
  • Addendum 5 - Practicing the Alternate Combined Routine (12 min)

In addition to the material provided in the online videos, your purchase also includes:

  • Video response reviews to your own practice
  • Addendum videos as questions are raised
  • Direct access to ask questions to Xia
  • Access to the online forums for discussion with Xia and one another

$29.99 USD

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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
  • Seven Mountains Wellness & Martial Arts
  • Also offers: Wudang kung fu, taiji, & longevity

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

  • Wudang Daoist Swordsman Michael Xia
  • Daoist Sword Arts
  • Certified instructor in all programs
  • Also offers: Wudang kung fu, taiji, swordsmanship, & longevity
  • Learn more: http://www.DaoistSword.com

SEVEN MOUNTAINS DAOIST ARTS RETREAT PROGRAMS

When you are ready, Xia offers private forest & casual retreats in the Appalachian Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, USA in the summer, & Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in the winters.

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
  • Practical weapons 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 $350
  • 2 DAYS $675
  • 3 DAYS $975
  • 4 DAYS $1,300
  • 5 DAYS $1,600
  • 6 DAYS $1,800
  • 7 DAYS $1,800 (1 DAY FREE)

School Owners & Instructors must pay the vocational fee of 2.5x the listed price for all training.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ENROLL ANY APPLICABLE VIDEO CURRICULUMS BEFORE COMMITTING TO A RETREAT. No one should show up and not get the most training from their dollar. Xia will adjust and enhance what you know. So the further along you are, the more you will accomplish on your retreat.

NOTE: In different season, there will be different lodging availabilities in each area. In the US, 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.

In Mexico, various locations are available for retreat. Generally, individuals will attend in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Those looking for a tropical/beach destination will be encouraged to organize their trip in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle or in the vicinity of Puerto Vallarta. Private beach retreats will cost extra due to travel arrangements at this time.

If Xia cancels for any reason, your money will be refunded in its entirety. If the attendee cancels 1-month or more in advance, there is a $50/day of cancelation fee for a refund or free rescheduling. If there is less than a month of notice for a cancelation, there are no refunds and all payments will be towards a rescheduled date in the future, with no penalties. If the attendee cancels or reschedules with less than 2 weeks of notice, there are no refunds, and a $50/day adjustment fee. If the attendee does not wish to reschedule, the deposit is forfeited. Any last minute issues will be addressed as they arise.

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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.

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"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