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Wudang refers to the Wudang Mountain in Hubei Province and it is a classification of Chinese martial arts…

Wudang refers to the Wudang Mountain in Hubei Province and it is a classification of Chinese martial arts. Internal or Soft styles of Chinese martial arts are sometimes referred to as Wudang styles regardless of whether they originated in or were developed in the temples of the Wudang Mountains, just as External or hard styles are sometimes called Shaolin regardless of whether the individual style traces its origins to the Shaolin tradition or not. Wudang Kung Fu incorporates yin-yang theory from the I Ching as well as the Five Elements of Taoist cosmology: water, earth, fire, wood, and metal. Animal imagery is evident in some of their practices. These motions are trained to be combined and coordinated with the Neigong breathing to develop nei jin, internal power, for both offensive and defensive purposes. In 1669, Huang Zongxi was the first to describe Chinese martial arts in terms of a Wudang or "Internal" school versus a Shaolin or "External" school…

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