The Shushan Wuji Xiaoyao Pai curriculum is founded in Emei Chinese martial arts starting with the kungfu and qigong passed down from Grandmaster Liang Shouyu's grandfather. As the name implies, the origin of its teaching is established in the Shushan mountain range which includes the famous Emei mountain in Sichuan Province located in southwestern China. "Wuji Xiaoyao" are two separate daoist terms with "wuji" implying nothingness or having no extreme. In Daoism, wuji is the origin of taiji or the balance of yin and yang. To return back to the phase of wuji would require transcending the necessity for the balance of these two polar energies. "Xiaoyao", another term common in Daoist vernacular, implies a care free nature. In this way "wuji xiaoyao" as a term implies to act in a care free manner that is without the restrictions of energetic duality.
When applying this term to martial arts it can be said that a practitioner should train and understand not just one system which might prevent them from being able to act in accordance with the natural balance of their own body. The Shushan Wuji Xiaoyao Pai curriculum is a reflection of these principles. Although rooted in the martial arts of the Emei mountain region, the curriculum extends to include many other styles of both external and internal Chinese martial arts. In doing so, students are given the opportunity to learn a variety of different techniques which allows them to develop a much better sense of themselves and their own physical capabilities.
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