Shi Xing Wudang , Flourishes wide in the World
On 28th October 2018, CCTV (China Central Television) Chinese International Channel 《《 Foreigners in China 》》, a weekly feature documentary《《Wei Zhi Wei Xiang 》》was filmed at China Wudang Kung Fu Academy（武当师行功夫馆, this program focused on the story of Norway twin bothers’ life in the Wushu Center. On the night of the film crew arrival, the director and Master Shi Xing gathered to discuss about the details and arrangements of the filming.
According to the report,《《 Foreigners in China》》it was first time the CCTV has set foreigners as the focal theme of the program, each episode lasting about 30 minutes. This episode showcases, the twin brothers , Kristian and Roar’s learning life in Shixing Wushu Academy, presenting their living condition in China and their life story. From various visual perspective, it distinctly highlights the traditional Wudang culture and its humanistic charm, it furthermore, presented the depth of spirit within Chinese traditional culture.
A ceremony held on 29th Oct. 2018 heralded the completion of the twin brothers three year program at the academy. According to the Academy’s rules, excellent students upon completion of the 3years program can be elevated to the Wushu Inheritance Training Phase . That day, all gathered to witnessed the promotion ceremony in the Founder Grand Master’s Temple.
In the process of the documentary filming, Master Shixing instructed the instructors To coordinate with the film crew. Besides the deep knowledge on Wudang Tai Ji Kung Fu, Master Shixing has exhibited a profound experience in filing as well. He provided a huge amount of content to film and also gave personal suggestions as per the nuances in the techniques of cinematography in optimally capturing a scene.
The director strongly commended the Wudang Kung Fu of the “ Wei Zhi Wei Xiang ” and remarked that the instructors of the academy have excelled themselves. Under the guidance and coordination in the execution of the choreography by the instructors at the China Wudang Kung Fu Academy, they made a spectacular performance of Wudang Tai Ji Kung Fu.
In the interview, master Shixing came out with his deep understanding on Wudang KungFu and traditional Taoist health-preserving concept. He said “ the core principles of Taoist culture of nurturing life are basically comprised within two words i.e. “ Slowness ” and “ Tranquility ” . Only by meditating silently, slow down your mindset, slow down your action ultimately can bring your mind and soul into emptiness, and to achieve a level in comparison with that of celestial beings.
In producing the documentary, the director expressed great honour in working with Master Shixing who not only is an accomplished martial artist but also possess an incredible insights about cinematography. The director jokingly remarked that Master Chen probably is the best cinematographer in Wudang. The exposition by Master Shi Xing’s profound knowledge on Wudang Martial Arts and Taoist culture was inspiring and absolutely enlightening.
Shi Xing Wudang, Flourishes wide in the World. It is believed that production of this program series by CCTV-4 once broadcast, will surely let the world appreciate the charm of Wudang martial arts and connotation of Taoist culture of health. I believe that there will be more people in the future who will come to Wudang to visit. Under the leadership of Master Shixing , China Wudang Kung Fu Academy will continue to undertake the mission of spreading the culture of Wudang Kung Fu and the Taoist health preserving culture, and advance strength to strength in the cascading cultural waves of the time.