Master Wu practicing Hidden Immortal style Sword Form at HuaShan 华山 Mountain (Flower Mountain), which lies in the Shaanxi Province of China.
HuaShan is one of the five sacred mountains in China, each representing one of the five elements. Also known as XiYue 西岳 (Western Sacred Mountain), HuaShan is a symbol for the Metal element.
Master Wu's Lineages
In China, traditional arts and disciplines are passed on through a discipleship system. In this system, the acknowledged Master of a given discipline teaches a small circle of students. Traditionally, the Master will always design many obstacles for students, making it difficult to continue studying. Most students will drop off because of these obstacles. When the Master feels the time is right, he (or she) will select the next “lineage holder” from the close-knit circle of students who have had the perseverance to carry on. The lineage holder is then responsible preserving the entire system of knowledge and passing knowledge to others.
Master Wu is the lineage holder of four different schools of Qigong and martial arts:
18th generation lineage holder of the Mt. Wudang Dragon Gate style Qigong (Wudang Longmen Pai 武当 龙门 派)
8th generation lineage holder of the Mt. Emei Sage/Shaman style Qigong (Emei Zhengong 峨眉 真功)
7th generation lineage holder of the Dai Family Heart-Mind internal martial arts (DaiShi XinYi Quan 戴氏心意拳)