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Our Wudang Travel 2017! Pictures & Info
Really cool videos!
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Hello
Welcome! How are the online classes going?
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Hello from SC
Welcome! Where are you from?
Best regards,
Mishti
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Does Wudang Kung Fu have Ranks?
The only concept comparable to rank is the older or younger Kung Fu brother or sister. These are your training partners except for the Shifu.

In case you speak German, this text could be interesting for you:
https://wudang.wien/2017/02/07/die-kung-fu-familie-ansprueche-und-verantwortung/
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Translation: Xuán Wǔ Quán
Ah ok! Thank you!
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Translation: Xuán Wǔ Quán
Dear Master Ziji, 

What is this text about, it's very cryptic and I don't understand. Is there an intro to this?

Mishti
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The Problem of Sore Muscles After Training
Thank you for sharing your story, it was very inspiring!
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Good Morning Qi and Four-Leaf Clover
Amazing find!
Apparently the chance is around 1 in 10000 [wink]
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Technical issues with the forum
I want to start a thread for technical issues with the forum - feel free to add your questions here!

My first one: how do you change the font? I can't see an option for that, but I regularly see it in other posts...
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How I got started - in case you don't dare!
Dear forum readers,

this is the story of how I got started with practicing in the Wudang academy in Vienna, I hope you find it inspirational or even interesting [smile]

The first training
I had thought about starting doing "sports" again after a longer period of inactivity. My goal was to "get in shape" and have do a bit more to keep my body healthy. I thought about joining a regular gym, I had tried to do more sports on my own (running, own bodyweight exercises, etc.) - always with the result that I wasn't motivated to do more after only a few trainings.

At this point I thought about starting Martial Arts and timidly typed "Kung-Fu Vienna" into the Google searchbar, only to find that a few Dojos and Schools existed in my district. I circled in on two Kung-Fu-Schools and chose the one with the more state-of-the-art webpage (now it's official - I'm a marketing victim).

After two weeks of moving my first training here and there, I agreed on a try-out training with Master Ziji and went to the training on Friday afternoon. By this point I didn't know what to expect, although I had read on the webpage that the school offers classes in various disciplines and difficulties. I was friendly greeted and the training started with a training of the basic stances plus a few punches and kicks. I was very excited about finally learning something and not only "doing exercises", but after a few minutes my body was so shocked by the heavy energy use that I started to get out of breath and sweated heavily. I tried and tried to continue, but at some point I just had to take a break for 20 minutes and recover some energy. Meanwhile, my older Kung-Fu brothers were effortlessly jumping, punching and kicking the air - and I was astonished given these super human abilities.

After the trainig ended, I was exhausted, but happy and went home to relaxed on the couch. When my wife returned home, she almost didn't recognise me. I got up and she told me that I had grown in height and looked better than for a long time. At this point I realised how proud I was and how much completing the training successfully had added to my self confidence.

The second training
With the second training came the fear. While ignorance had saved me from any reservations about getting started for the first time, I now feared the physical exhaustion that was about to happen. I hesitated for a moment and played with the thought of staying at home, but still went to the class. 
 
As a returning "youngest Kung-Fu brother" I was even more friendly greeted and the training started. Right at about half time I gave in to my fear of exercising too much and had a veritable panic attack. My heart beat at an insane rate, I thought that I'll fall flat on my face every minute and I was bathed in sweat. But I remembered the previous training and thought to myself: you did it once and now you're going to do it for a second time!
 
And then I did. I took a moment to catch my breath and finished the second class. And my third. And my fourth...
 
Conclusion
You just read how I stumbled into my first Kung-Fu class, panicked and went with it. But why is this important? 
 
To me, it is important, because for the first time in years I have found an activity, that stimulates body and mind and that takes me on a journey of my comfort zone and pushed the boundaries each time. This means a lot to me, because my body had begun to function less and less due to only sporadic exercising after a series of knee injuries. My mind had started to build "walls" around certain activities that were too "dangerous" (like exercising in the heat or direct sun), just because I hadn't done it for too long and didn't dare anymore. And now it has changed!
 
A big thank you to my Kung-Fu family, of which every single one makes the progress of each other possible.
 
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Collecting Dandelion and Stinging Nettle in the Mountains
Hi!

Just came home from my first stinging nettle excursion. Do you wash the leaves before you dry them?

Mishti
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We reached 5000 Subscribers on Youtube
Great success! I know how hard it is to get new subs! Do you advise to advertise a bit in order to kick start a channel in the beginning?
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Five Animal Qi Gong
Master Ziji,

Thanks for this in-depth explanation! I have a question though: is it enough to practise the stances with an "empty" mind or should my mind also concentrate on the mentioned organs, when practicing?

Mishti
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Make Your Own Reality
Master Ziji,

The example of the change in mood due to the change in weather is a very good one! I have seen it in many people and have concluded for myself not to let myself be affected by adverse conditions.

Mishti
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