|In Oct 2008, the DreamWorks group visited the
World Cultural Heritage sites at Mt. Qingcheng, and the Dujiangyan
Irrigation System to better understand the mystery “Qingcheng Kung Fu Sect”
(Taoist martial arts).
Gained inspiration, origins, source, materials of Panda Po's kungfu from
Qingchengshan Taoist Kungfu Taoist martial arts performed by 36th generation Mater (Shifu) Liu
In addition to the Qingchengshan (Qingcheng front mountain), there are qingcheng back mountain and qingcheng outer mountain.
Qingcheng Mountain is the cradle of Taoism, one of the
birthplaces of the Taoism, portrayed accurately in the movie Kung Fu Panda
Qingchengshan (Qingcheng Mount, meaning Green City Mountain), Taoist Mecca, covered with
green trees, located in Sichuan Province, about 75 kilometers from Chengdu City, with over 20
taoism temples and sites, it exudes a strong flavor of Taoist culture and the buildings demonstrate the Sichuan style of architecture.
There are 36 peaks, Laoxiaoding (the highest peak) being 1,600 meters above
sea level. Qingcheng Mountain is famous for the Taoist Master - Zhang Daoling
(Zhang Tianshi, Zhang Sky Master, Grand Shifu), the founder of Taoism,
founded in Qingchengshan.. Qingcheng hosts one of the two Taoist colleges in China; the other is in Shanghai.
Mount Qingcheng has made great contributions to the development of Taoism and Chinese culture. Its integration of the Celestial Master Talismanic Sect and Full-Truth Inner Active Substance Sect, the theory of changes established by Zhang
Daoling, medicine and keeping fit practices, martial arts, Taoist music and cuisine, and tree-root sculpture have become an important part of the traditional Chinese cultural legacy.
Mt. Qingcheng was known as "the most tranquil site under heaven". In the spring
and summer morning, you will find it surounded in mist, which moistens stone steps up to the
mount top. Forests of ancient pine, Chinse fir, old cypress and all kinds of fragrant undergrowth make up a deep green world.
built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), repaired and restoration for several
times in the successive dynasties, now only two halls and three compounds
are preserved. Jian Fu Palace was constructed at the bottom of the cliffs.
Tianshi Cave (Tianshi hole, Master hole), the major temple on Mt. Qingcheng. In the cave, a stone statue in the style of Sui Dynasty (581-618), proudly stands of Zhang Tianshi (Master Zhang
Daoling) who is worshipped. Zhang Daoling, later known as Zhang Tianshi, cultivated himself and preached here around the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Hence, Zhang Tianshi is known as the founder of Taoism on Mt. Qingcheng.
Also with a small path leading to its entrance, houses statues of Fuxi, Shennong and Xuanyuan (three legendary primeval kings of the Han people) on its main altar, made in the Tang Dynasty. The palace contains wood and stone tablets
in past dynasties.
The Shangqing Palace at the peak at an elevation of 1,600 meters. The Shangqing Palace,
originally built in the Jin Dynasty (265-420), but the extant temple was built during the reign of Tongzhi
period of Qing Dynasty. Besides a woodcut edition of Dao De Jing, there are two wells in the palace; one is called Mandarin-duck Well, the other Fairy Magu Pond. It is the best place to appreciate the three famous scene of Qingcheng Mountain -- Sunrising, Cloud Sea, and Holy Lights
Qingcheng Taoist Music
Taoist music refers to the music applied by Taoism in ceremonious activities.
Originally, during the late stage of the Eastern Han Dynasty, it was spread in the Shu Kingdom. The ceremony was carried on in a form of singing and dancing by wizards, through singing and dancing to achieve the goal of praying for good fortune.
The sacrificial ceremony usually lasted for three days, five days and seven days.
In the time of Emperor Xianfeng of Qing dynasty, Qingcheng Taoist Zhang Kongshan studied and researched the fingering and performance artifice of ancient music instrument which was belonging to Shu faction when he got into Mt. Qingcheng. He recompose the ancient melody
Flowing Water in High Mountains combined with Qingcheng Taoism music and lection rhythm, and created The 72 Roll Whisk Running Waters by means of Big Mediation measure and numbers of Roll Whisk and Cryptical Compound Melody which were used to describe and depict the insurgent condition of
flowing water. This Melody was recorded on a gilded CD by an American music company in 1977 and taken into space on Voyager.
Mr. Xuanke, discoverer of the Naxi Ancient Music (Dongjing Music) of
Lijiang, have been to Mt. Mountain twice. After a detailed research, he
announced that Naxi folk ancient music came of the Taoism music of Mt.
In general, you can enjoy the Qingcheng Taoist music in Jianfu Palace.
Taoist martial arts
Qingcheng Kungfu (Gongfu, Wushu) Liu Suibin and Qingcheng Martial Arts
School, Qingcheng taoist martial arts was from Taoism and
gymnosophist. It focuses on the Qigong, internal work and spiritual
refining. The Daoist martial arts of Qing Cheng feature patterns performed
at fast and slow speeds. The best is Qigong and Taiji practice, with both
softness and hardness.
Qingcheng Martial Arts School Center is government approved and generally
acknowledged as the only training organization for the Qingcheng branch of martial arts.
Established in 1995, it has already trained more than 6000 individuals and spread to over fifteen
Qingcheng branch of martial arts because one of two branches of martial arts native to Sichuan to
be vigorously promoted by the Sichuan Provincial Martial Arts Association (the other branch is
the Emei branch). At the same time, the development of the Qingcheng branch of martial arts has
been recorded as the highest priority “Chinese Martial Arts Development Project”.
Disciples have already spread throughout China and abroad to Japan, Iran, Korea, Holland,
Germany, France, Canada, England, Romania and America as well as other countries.
If necessary you can visit Qingcheng Martial Arts School (Kungfu school), as
well as interview with Master Liu Suibin (need arrangement in advance), and
take kungfu practice, learning martial arts in Qingcheng Martial Arts School