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Taiji Jian (Sword) Weekend Workshop

September 24, 2022 @ 7:00 am September 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Xuan Ju Daoist Center (Francestown, NH)


Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 7:00 am – Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 pm.


Since ancient times, Wudang has been associated with the sword, just as Shaolin is associated with the staff. The Jian’s movements are rounded, quick, and stealthy – avoiding direct clashes but using the opponent’s power against them. Taiji Jian has flexible blades which are not meant to meet force with force; instead, a swordsman should deflect and redirect blows before moving to strike. The nature of the weapon lends itself naturally to the principles of the Wudang arts, and combination, the style, and the weapon both reveal their greatness.

The Taiji Jian practice will inspire you.

Read Master Zhou’s blog on Taiji Sword:
Wudang Taiji Jian
Calligraphy and the Taiji Jian
The Symbolism in Taiji Jian Forms


2-day Tuition: $300

Rooms: $30/night at Xuan Ju; based on double occupancy.

Limited space – first come, first serve; there are alternative boarding options in the area, including local Hotels & Inns and AirBnB.

There will also be an option to set up your own tent on the retreat grounds with access to our showers and facilities at $15/night. Please contact us at info@daoistgate.com if you plan camping on the retreat grounds.

Meals: $25/day

The fee includes Dinner on the night of your stay and Breakfast the following morning. Lunch will be taken at nearby restaurants with split checks. If you choose to opt-out, feel free to bring your own food.

Visiting Xuan Ju and Our Stay Policy:
For general stay policy, lodging information, and pictures of rooms, food, and packing list, click here.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • A full refund will be given to participants who cancel their event attendance up to 30 days prior to the event. 
  • Cancellations within 30 days of the event will result in a credit toward a future event only, no refund will be given. 
  • At Check Out, you must indicate that you have read and agree to the Participant Cancellation Policy.


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Schedule: A typical day

7:00 – Qigong or Taiji
8:00- 9:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 – Taiji Jian practice
11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Self-practice or reading time
2:30 – 3:30 – Taiji Jian practice (depending on your level)
3:30 – 4:-00 – Tea Break, Open Discussion
4:00 – 5:00 – Taiji Jian practice
6:00 – Dinner

Personal training – 2 days of full practice.  5 hours of training with Master Zhou and 2 hours of self-practice.


A negative COVID test is required before attending workshops at Daoist Gate Center.

If you plan to stay with us before or after the workshop’s start and end, please let us know so we can invoice you accordingly.


If you have any questions, please email us at: info@daoistgate.com.

Please read the Liability Waiver and Photo & Video Release. At Check Out, you will need to indicate that you have read and agree to the terms provided.

132 2nd NH Turnkpike N.
Francestown, New Hampshire 03043 United States
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