I am very interested in Martial Arts, as I’ve been training in Tai Chi on and off for ten years as well as an Internal Martial Art called Wu Dao Gong for a year and a half. I have searched many websites to find a good one to write about but none seem to compare to site by actual organization that I am fortunately part of. They are called Tai Chi Academy and their online magazine can be found at a link from their homepage or at: http://www.taichiacademy.com.au/magazine/index.htm
What I find so remarkable about this site compared to other martial art sites is variety and depth of information shared with visitors. These people really want to paint a true, honest picture about everything that they do and why they do it. ‘Flow like a river, and be still like a mountain.’ This famous Tai Chi quote epitomizes flowing yet static style of this website. There must be at least a hundred pages about everything from basic school principles for prospective students to recipes for healthy vegetarian food recipes! Martial Arts are a lifestyle to this school and I believe they want to address all aspects of life in a truly holistic approach.
Integrated throughout site are heaps of photos (most of which are in vibrant color) depicting actual training as well as cool photos of their field trips to China etc. The magazine site itself is separated into main categories such as Archived Features, Testimonials, Archived Interviews, Suggested Reading, and Vegetarian Corner for Non-vegetarians as well as Links.
Under ‘Archived Features’ section is a category entitled ‘Training in Wu Dao Gong’. This couple of pages gives visitor an excellent, detailed perspective on philosophy behind this training. If you are then interested in finding out more you can click on Tai Chi Academy actual Home Page and click on subheading ‘Courses’. There you can read several more in-depth explanations about all aspects of training from meditation to physical exercises and their effects. They emphasize that emotional and spiritual development are integral to moving forward down path of happiness and peace. They are adamant that this is a course for arts and is not religious in any way.