Our teacher, Cristian lopez (Daoist name “Wu Dao”) has over thirty years of experience in the internal martial and healing arts, including Taiji, Tui Na (Chinese massage), meditation, and other Chinese internal health arts. He has enjoyed a varied career working as an actor in the circus and theatre, as a drama therapist, teacher, and instructor. Throughout his extensive career in theatre anthropology, physical theatre and dance, he never ceased his lifelong fascination with the martial and internal health arts and the benefit they could offer society.
Cristian has devoted his life to helping others less fortunate. For most of his life he has worked with refugee children, through drama therapy and Chinese internal health arts. Cristian has also worked with vulnerable adults, health industries, the NHS, Schools, colleges, university sports centres, and cultural centres around the UK and abroad. Nowadays, Cristian works alongside schools, the NHS, Councils, and volunteers at a recovery centre for drug and alcohol abuse. He is devoted completely to helping others from vulnerable groups and the community as a whole, both to alleviate immediate suffering and in pursuit of a better, happier world.
Captivated at the young age of 12 by a martial arts sticker album he discovered, left behind by a previous occupant in his new home he knew his destiny was written for him. Since then he has trained continuously for over thirty years in a variety of martial arts under instructors such as Enrique Quiroz (Karate, Gojo Ryu and Kenpo), Yang Hong (Original Family Yang Style Taiji), Chen Lei (Chen style Taiji), Ismet Himmet, Master Tan Li Long, Master Shi Fei, John Barbery, Norman Torok, Jacob Isaksson, as well as Peter Jones, Earl Montague and Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang (Chen Style).
Cristian’s martial expertise is informed by his extensive studies Theatre Anthropology including studying Peking Opera and other arts that formed some of the original underpinnings of the Chinese martial arts, as well as his former work as a Circus Clown and Actor. Now with more than thirty years experience, Cristian is an experienced teacher with a unique understanding of the Chinese internal health and martial arts. In 2000, he founded the first Wudang martial arts school in the UK, “Wudang Principles UK”, and has hosted events taught by world renowned martial arts masters. In 2015, this same school continues under its new name of the Wuxing Academy.
Jakob Isaksson, 16th generation Wudang Pai & Head Instructor for Wudang Pai Sweden
Jakob Isaksson has studied martial arts since he was young. After a career as a professional dancer he turned more and more towards Chinese medicine and Taiji Quan. In 2008 he went on his first trip to China and after that this has been his life.
Jakob studied Kung Fu in China the traditional way. First year was temple-life followed by swordplay studies in Shanghai. After winning a Silver and Bronze medal at the World Traditional Wushu Championships in Shi'yan City, he was selected into the "Guang Zhou University professional Wushu Team". During this time he studied a 1 year Sports Coach Program travelling and performing with some of the best athletes in south China. In the end of his long stay he went back to the mountain one last season and was initiated into Wudang Pai as a 16th generation lineage holder, under master Tang Li Long, together with Kung Fu brother Simon Brunström, Malmö.
Jakob now works in Sweden promoting traditional kung fu and chinese culture. He is teaching classes, doing treatments and is also a strong force in reforming the Swedish Kung Fu and Wushu Federation.
Wu Xing Nei Gong.
Wudang Xuan Wu Pai
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Regular practice balances the internal organs, opens the joints, improves the flow of blood and energy through the body and develops strength, stability, co‐ordination and flexibility and makes the mind both more sensitive and resilient. This quiet focus will allow you to appreciate, understand, challenge and eventually overcome the obstacles to health and happiness in your own mind and body. It encourages the mind to find its own way to balance, and to remain calm, adaptable and resilient in the face of adversity.
Wudang Xuan Wu Pai
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The martial techniques that we train in the classroom transcend several lineages and traditions, combining ancient classical forms with modern mixed internal martial arts. We use traditional training methods to develop an intuitive system of effective and efficient combat techniques alongside clear awareness and robust martial instincts. The martial arts we practice include Xing Yi Quan, Xuan Wu Quan, Wu Xing Nei Jia, Wudang Taiji and Yang Ban Hou Taiji. We are also studying the long “gun” (or “bo”) staff in our Xing Yi lessons on Mondays.
Wu Xing Academy has its roots in the original Wudang Xuan Wu Pai (Dark Warrior) lineage of Chinese internal martial arts, one of the eight Wudang lineages from which all other styles of Taiji developed. Characterised by movements of the Daoist five animals, our lineage is characterised by the interplay of the snake and turtle, and is famous for its robust stances, well guarded movements and using soft, internal spirals to develop both rapid, soft, threading power and hard, explosive strikes.
Wu Xing Nei Gong.
Classes start from £7 pay as you go. We also offer up to 6 lessons a week for £60 per month† when you choose to pay monthly in advance. First lesson free. So please feel welcome to come along!
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Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Would you like to train Kung fu Gun (long pole / Staff) and Xing Yi Quan boxing?
The 'Intent Mind Boxing' Xing Yi is characterized by powerful explosive movements designed to overwhelm an opponent and as such is a great way to keep fit whilst learning practical self defence techniques.
Elm Grove, Southsea,
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Wu Xing Nei Gong.
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