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Great Grandmaster Liu Yun-Qiao

Great Grandmaster Liu Yun Qiao

Founder of Wu-Tan and master of styles such as Bajiquan, Piguazhang and Baguazhang.
Grandmaster Kurt Wong

Grandmaster Kurt Wong

Our instructor's shifu teaches traditional guoshu in the city of Anchorage, Alaska.
Sifu Paolo Castaneda

Shifu Paolo Castaneda

Wu-Tan's proud tradition was brought to Oslo by Shifu Paolo Castaneda, head instructor at Oslo Wu-Tan.

Our Styles

Our styles

All of our styles are developed for close range combat situations, not for sparring or competition.
They are developed for warfare, mainly with and against weapons, and multiple opponents in a battlefield or similar scenario.
These isn’t the same problems we face in our civilian daily lives, so we focus mainly on unarmed principles of fighting, forms practice, correct structure and how to issue power efficiently.

We do not teach self defence! (many who claim to so, do not either)
While our styles are extremely efficient in many counter-assault scenarios, self defense is a much wider topic than just fighting (first aid, law, ethics, criminal psychology, avoidance, escape and evasion, de-escalation etc... etc…)
We sometimes teach applications of fighting principles, and think understanding the difference between than and self defence is important.Practicing basic lines

Long Fist (Chang Quan):
Starting out in Wu-Tan the first style you will learn material from is Long Fist.
It’s clear and simple movements and postures are ideal for beginners to learn the structure and shape of Northern Guoshu.
It also develops body awareness (kinesthetic sense), strength, stability and familiarity with our basic stances and how to move between them.

Northern Praying Mantis (Tang Lang Quan):
Our Mantis training starts once you have become reasonably proficient with the shape and movements from Long Fist.
Mantis is fierce, aggressive, vicious and unyielding, yet relaxed and controlled.. It is also much much harder to properly execute as the body mechanics involved are more complex and nuanced.
Our Mantis training consists of fundamental lines, partner drills, footwork, single action exercises, forms and applications.

Chen Taijiquan:
Our Chen Taiji stems from Chen Yen-Xi and was transmitted to our lineage before his son Chen Fa Ke modified the system into what is now the Chen Fist commonly taught throughout the world. Our Chen style is therefore unique in Norway, and focuses more on developing real internal principles and internal power generation.

Yin-Style Baguazhang:
We hold seminars with follow up courses in Yin-Style Baguazhang.
These are not a part of the regular classes, but there is a discount for our mem