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The Shaolin Tree

The Shaolin Tree

The article The Shaolin Tree is here reprinted and revised by popular demand; updated and revised. The Shaolin Tree was originally published in 2003 and enjoyed a wide acceptance from many dedicated martial arts enthusiasts world-wide; from Europe, to Lebanon, Libya to South Africa, from Canada to South America, from California to Maine.  Reprinted here for your enjoyment.

Once upon a time in the distant past there was a young student. 

He asked his teacher, “Master, […]

The 7 Requirements

 

Double Tornado Broadswords 1992

True Kungfu is a way of life that must have honor, virtue, chivalry, fearlessness in order to have true meaning in a persons life.  Just learning techniques so we can hurt another person or defend ourselves is a very narrow goal.  It is also true and reasonable to understand that merely learning a set of movements and routines (prearranged sequences of movements, techniques and so forth) just because they are “traditional” and in order […]

Creating an Internal Structure Through Torso Methods

Taijiquan: Beginning Torso Methods

The following is a monograph submitted by Josh Hart edited by Dr. Harkins Dashi headmaster of the Wujido Institute.  Josh Hart is a Senior “Da Ge” in the Taijiquan Department at the Wujido Institute.

One of the key elements in the practice of Taijiquan is application of a set of principles variously referred to as the body or “torso methods” which is a kind of internal template of arranging or ordering the body both internally […]

Kungfu; red pill or blue pill?

Kungfu; red pill or blue pill?

In the beginning it is not uncommon for a person to look at martial arts with a bias, being there are so many misconceptions about what it is a person can accomplish and how it is that a person can go about getting there.  There is the wide array of what is in the public domain, and then there are the trade secrets that accompany almost any kind of martial art or combat sport.  […]

BaGua Zhang

White Ape Offers Fruit

Many years ago there was a student who had dedicated years of his life to master the “traditional” forms of (Qingdai) Wushu such as Choileifut, Hungquan, Wingchun, he approached a highly respected and revered master and inquired of him how to take his practice to a higher level as there seemed to be something missing. The old man said, “You have done well, but you should practice one of the profound schools of boxing”.  One of those […]

Classes and Seminars

Wujido Institute Class Schedule

Classes are offered weekly Monday – Thursday and Saturday. The following is a schedule of those classes.  Private training is also offered. Individuals desiring private training should contact the front office for more information.  3 programs are offered to the public.  Wujido (Quan fa), Yang family Taijiquan,  Wujiquan (Chinese Wuyi).  Currently no Seminars are scheduled.  If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list for upcoming seminars indicate in your contact information.

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Seeing the Whole Picture

Learn Real Kung fu

Lao Pai

What we attempt here in this first introductory article is to broaden the perspective of both the novice, the specialists, as well as the traditionalist.  In the evolution of the civil martial arts in society it can be stated with a high degree of confidence that the way we practice Wushu in the Chinese systems, and Bushido in the Japanese systems is not the same as the way those who dedicated their lives to the […]

Authentic Practice of Nei Gong

Authentic Practice of Nei Gong

What is and is not internal practice, or more popularly known as internal Kungfu? This is of great interest to some, whether a person is just learning that there are deeper and more profound arts well beyond the concept of punching and kicking, throwing, or grappling; and that these practices yield many abilities that could be classified as super-normal, the subject is broad and complex and for the most part filled with special nomenclature (specialized […]

the Unique Principle of Wujido

The Six Harmonies and 8 Methods

The genesis of Wujido arose from the summer of 1990 in Dallas Texas during intensive research into the common principles in what we will call the “essence” of Bushido and the ancient Wuyi principles expressed in the Wuxing (five elements fist). The research was part of a “post-graduate” thesis/dissertation and subsequent presentation for 8th Dan examination (1990) The title of the dissertation was “Wujido”. In this synthesis a great many theories and principles were tested […]

Meet the Good Teacher

   

 

Meet Dr Harkins 9th Dan

Dr. Harkins (Grandmaster) 9th Dan is the Headmaster and founder of the Wujido Institute. His background is multifaceted spanning a great many disciplines from youth onward. In his youth his athletic training included gymnastics, trapeze, sports, wrestling, track and field, football etc, all of which he excelled. Academic and scholarship activities include both university and private studies; inclusive of 12 years of biblical science studies of ancient forms of languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic, […]