Taiji, Bagua, Qigong, Self Defence, Wudang, and more
Founded by Erle Montaigue (1949 - 2011) Master Degree, China. Now headed by his son Eli, taking the WTBA forward from where Erle left off. The WTBA is an organisation of like minds from all over the world coming together in friendship and harmony (well most times). Our aim is simple: To reintroduce the destructive power of Martial Taijiquan and Baguazhang as its founders intended it to be, for combat, alongside Xingyiquan and other traditional Chinese Kung Fu Systems. Our methods are simple and realistic, yet, brutally effective! Of course not forgetting the healing properties of the arts. To fully understand the internal arts, you must never divorce the healing from the martial. With much training time spend on Qigong.
Becoming a WTBA member
Becoming a wtba member offers many great benefits. Including Member discounts on MTG videos, and Eli Montaigue workshops and classes On Sign Up You will receive your member certificate. And a member T shirt with WTBA logo. Plus the WTBA calendar, which you will receive annually. Sign up here
Powered by fa-jing (Explosive energy), the motor of the internal arts and utilising our knowledge of real word practical Dim-Mak, inherent within the system, we learn how to repeatedly attack the most vulnerable points of the human body to devastating effect!
From day one We learn about distance, timing, balance, co-ordination and natural body movement, through a myriad of single and two person drills, as well as the classical forms. We learn how to gain and develop fa-jing over a short distance, as well as how to access and utilise our reptilian brain in order to survive.
Through hard training We develop an understanding of the martial principles "hidden" behind the forms as opposed to learning "exotic" techniques, which can and will lose you fights! That's why the majority of martial artists fail against good street fighters! Techniques are for the dojo... behind every technique is an underlying principle, it is this that one needs to absorb, after which the technique becomes redundant! Most martial artists, unfortunately, never get beyond the technique.
Understanding the Principles If one understands the principles, thoroughly, then they will no longer have the need to remember techniques as the body will move instinctively and deal with the threat appropriately. By preparing the body for combat, we become healthier, physically and mentally, as well as internally and externally. This is how the legendary healing powers of Taijiquan and Baguazhang can be achieved.
The internal arts are already special enough With their supreme self-defence and healing methods. We are against circus tricks, and false claims of moving people or knocking them out without touching them. To anyone who makes this false claim, Eli Montaigue will be more than happy to prove them wrong. Qi is a beautiful and powerful thing, but it cannot give you super natural fighting powers. The same thing goes for Dim-Mak, it will give you the edge over your attacker, it will not make you a fighting god.
Schools and videos to Help You Learn We have around 150 instructors in 25 countries. Please see the website for a list of videos covering every aspect of the arts. And a list of world-wide instructors. If you don't have an instructor in your town. We can help you learn with the videos and on-line lessons via webcam.