"Wudang is like the mother - Tai Chi is like the son" (Master Cai Xing Sheng, Vice-Chairman, Wudang Research Association) True Wudang Wushu is like a diamond, with its myriad facets shining brightly - Taoism, Wudang historical culture and a deadly fighting style make up the three major aspects. Revered in the Wushu community, Wudang is seen by many as the spiritual and historical home of the three major internal styles of Wushu, Xingyi, Bagua and Tai chi. Located in Hebei Province, central China, Mt Wudang is a distinguished Taoist pilgrimage and has attracted many prolific martial artists and philosophers throughout history. Alongside the combination of fast and soft movements and strong focus on breathing, a noticeable feature which characterises Wudang wushu style and other Taoist styles is the use of a circular body shape to protect and stabilise the body. The Wudang Wushu stylist uses 'crane legs' in order to become solid when standing and agile in movement, and uses the 'turtle back' to protect the inner organs during a fight and promote their healthy function, according to Taoist medical principles. In the Ming Dynasty, Wudang Mountain Wushu reached its height through the outstanding efforts of a Taoist priest named Zhang Sanfeng, and gradually became one of the major schools of Chinese Wushu. This form of martial arts is highly regarded in China; on par with the skills of the better known Shaolin monks. Created by martial arts exponent Zhang Sanfeng, it's still practiced by Taoist priests as part of their routine fitness and self-defense exercises. Though less well known overseas, Wudang's "internal" form of wushu (martial arts) is as highly regarded as Shaolin Temple's "external" form. Students come from all parts of China to study at the many martial arts schools in town and on the mountain. The famous swords used in the Wudang style are for sale everywhere.