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 1.How do we leave Wudangshan, is it possible to buy tickets there?

 Train and airplane ticket offices are available in Wudangshan town. We can easily arrange your return trip from here.


2.Is the internet accessible from the academy?

 At present there is no Wifi within our school but there is strong Wifi coverage 100 meters away from our school at the kungfu performance stage  in Carefree Valley. Usually our students go there to check emails or call skype very conviniently. Very soon the Smart Travel project will also cover our school  . There is an alternative that you can buy internet card in the city meanwhile you can also buy a chinese sim card to surf the internet.


3.Are there any banks or ATMs in Wudangshan?

 Yes, Wudangshan is a World Cultural Heritage site and a famous scenic spot for tourists, so there are branches of the Bank of China, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Construction Bank of China, the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China Post, all of which have ATMs, and most of which accept foreign cards.


 4.I want to come to your academy to study kungfu, how do I pay my expenses?

 Most foreign students transfer their money to our academy's bank account after deciding what they want to study and how long they plan to stay. In our opinion, this is the easiest, safest, and the most convenient option. In addition, you can use Visa and Mastercards to withdraw money here in Wudang.


5.What is the academy's food like?

 All of our dieses are cooked in the style of  traditional chinese families with small dishes. We try our best to buy all the foods from the local farmers so the vegetables can be purely organic which facilitates the healthperservation. Food additives are never put into the dishes and our baby also eats. Usually all the students and master eat together at a round table like a family . Seasonal fruits and beers are offered at least one meal per day .Dumplines are offered at least 2 times per week stuffed with eggs,toufu and meat .Steamed stuffed bun is usually made once per week with wood as fuel. The usual dishes cover meat,beef,fish,vegetables,chinese fungas with rice and noodles as staple foods.The majority of the international students love the dishes of our school and some of them even participate in the cooking process to study the chinese cuisine culture . We think our food is the best among Wudang kungfu schools.   


6. Are there places nearby for shopping and daily necessities?

 Yes, every week we have one day off when you can get most daily necessities from the supermarkets in town and there are lots of other stores of all kinds to be found there. The academy  provides sheets and bedding which should not be prepared by yourself.There is a small shop near our school where you can buy some basic things. 


 7. Do I get to choose what I study while at the academy?

 Yes, you may select what programs you like from those offered and we will help you make an appropriate study plan.   


 8.I want to come with my wife, do you have a bedroom suitable for a couple? 

 Yes, we have double rooms with king size beds, with air conditioning .


9. Besides the kungfu training, do you offer other courses or activities?

 We offer a Chinese language class three days a week. We can also organise other classes, for example calligraphy classes or other aspects of traditional Chinese culture. You may also visit many interesting local places with your classmates in your free time. Since our school is on the mountain you can climb the mountain to the golden peak,visit some old Taoists,read Taoist scriptures etc.  TCM class is the highlight of our school.


 10.Can you provide tour guides or interpreters?

 Yes, we have experienced guides or interpreters who can do that if needed.   


11. We want to tour Wudangshan for our holiday, can you accomodate us if we don't practice kungfu? I only want to visit your school and stay a few days, but not for training.

 Yes, you are welcome to visit our academy and it is a joy to have friends from afar. We will try our best to help you in Wudangshan. No matter what the reason for your journey to Wudangshan, whether it is for learning Wudang Kungfu or just for sightseeing, we can provide you with what you need - guides, food and lodging and, of course, first class kungfu training!


12.where is your school located?

Our school is at the entrance to Xiaoyao Gu(Carefree Valley),Wudang Mountain,Shiyan,China.There is a clear sign.


13.What is a typical day of training like at the school?
 Generally 6 hours of training per day is ensured. Early morning training begins at 6:20 AM with qi gong, tai ji, and standing meditation.  The morning class is from 8:30 to 11:30 and is generally comprised of one to two hours of basics (including kicks, punches, coordination drills, strength and flexibility training, san da, etc.).  After basics, students continue to learn new movement from what they are studying or drill what they have already learned either as a group or individually.  Afternoon training is from 3:00 to 5:00 and is run similarly to the morning class. (Note: class times change with the change of seasons.)


14.What should I do in order to prepare for entering China?

 All persons intending to enter The People's Republic of China from outside countries must first have a valid passport and a Chinese visa.  We can help you with obtaining your Chinese visa by providing you with an invitation letter to hand in with your visa application.  Any other circumstances or special needs for visa application can be communicated to us via e-mail.


15. What is the weather like?
The Summer is generally pretty warm.  Spring and fall are mild and very comfortable.  The winter is generally about zero to five degrees


16. When is the best time to come train?
 Any time is great.  Each season has its benefits


17.  I am vegetarian, is that a problem?

All meals have vegetarian options.  Generally there are about 5-8 plates of different foods to choose from during meals, with only one or two of them consisting of meat.  Any special dietary concerns should be communicated to us before arrival to better accomodate students.


 18.  Should I begin preparing myself physically for training before coming?

 There is no real need to prepare yourself physically before arrival. 


 19. I was only provided a visa for a fraction of my intended stay at the school, can I extend my visa at the school?

 It is very easy to extend your visa here in town.  Non-citizens of China are allowed to stay in China for one year.  After one year, they are required to leave the country in order to apply for a new visa.  Most students who stay for more than one year simply travel to Hong Kong or other neighboring countries to do so.


 20.What's the best way for me to get to Wudang?

Travelling by train from Beijing or Shanghai are the most convenient as they are very Western-friendly cities.  However, you can also take a train, airplane, or bus here from other parts of China.  It is most convenient to be able to travel directly to Wudang from inside China.  If you cannot purchase a train or bus ticket directly to Wudang, try to purchase one to the nearby city, Shiyan, or Xiangfan.  Those travelling by airplane must fly to Xiangfan and then travel by bus or taxi to Wudang.  Make sure that all travel arrangements are clearly communicated with us at the earliest possible date to make sure that there are no complications in your travel.  Taxis from Shiyan or Xiangfan to Wudang can be arranged.


 21. Do I need to be able to speak Chinese?

Language is never a problem and our masters can speak English.


22. Should I get any vaccinations before coming?

 Most students that come to the school do not get vaccinations before coming.  This is up to your personal preference.


 23.Can I work at the school or elsewhere during my study in order to have extra spending money during my stay?  

Wudangshan is a quite small city so there are not many job opportunities but our school does need some employees .You can email us so we can talk .


 24.Will I be living and training inside the temple?

  All students live inside of the school, not the temple. We do have some Taoist-life experience activities when you can live with the Taoist priests. Ahead communications are needed if you hope so.


 25.What should I bring for clothes, shoes?

Make sure to be mindful of the seasons.  In Summer, make sure to bring light, loose, comfortable fitting clothes.  For winter, bring heavier clothing that will keep you warm but will also permit movement.  Students are encouraged to wear low shoes during training.

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