The International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy was officially founded in 2006 by Master Chang, Wu Na and Dr. Lu, Mei-Hui in Seattle, WA. Under the banner of the academy, Master Chang and Dr. Lu have gathered several great systems of internal martial arts and qigong for the benefit of the students. These systems themselves have long and storied histories which have become famous in the martial society of China.
Since the founding, the academy has taken part in several martial arts competitions, routinely taking top honors in its divisions. It has been profiled and reported on in various newspapers and magazines, and has become a leader in internal martial arts in the Pacific Northwest.
The International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy was founded on the ideal of giving back to the community and helping society at large. To this end the instructors have taught seminars and classes to numerous students from all over the United States, Canada, and China.
The academy has performed community outreach projects to patients at Overlake Medical Center by giving seminars to teach traditional Chinese methods of dealing with chronic illness.
The academy has also promoted physical fitness and cultural awareness by teaching at the University of Washington’s GEAR UP Program for low-income middle and high-school students, as well as teaching for the Bellevue, WA based Asia Pacific Language School’s summertime Cultural Camp.
The academy continues to participate locally and on the national level in martial arts competitions, demonstrations, and cultural exchanges.