About SA Wudang Wushu Institute(SAWWI)
Beautifully positioned with easy access from the N1 concrete freeway the temple is an amalgam of quiet natural beauty and the mastery of true and authentic Chinese Kung Fu.
The grounds are wonderfully appointed with covered training areas, beautiful gardens and water features. With secure parking it really lends itself to quiet meditation whilst growing the martial ability that is so discerning of Chinese Kung Fu.
The school has been operating at these premises since 1999
and the excellence of instruction, quality of training and
access to true lineage is reflected in the success of the
school at many levels.
The school has international recognition by both Grandmaster You Xuande and Grandmaster Shi Yan Ming as well as their relevant schools and students.
More than 50 students have competed internationally with over 20 of them being officially capped with the national green and gold Protea colours, competing in fully recognised international world events since 1992. A number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings, including the 1997 Gold Medal in the sanshou category, awarded to Sifu Jurgens in China, have been won.
Sifu Jurgens received International Sanshou Judge’s accreditation under the auspices of the IWuF (International Wushu Federation) in 2004.
The school currently has a number of credible Sanshou and
Taolu National Judges actively judging under the auspices
of the SAWF (South African Wushu Federation), at South African
At the school an overall respect for all living creatures is encouraged, with a constant drive towards understanding one’s own spiritual and physical path. The ancient teachings of philosophers such as Lao Tsu, Sun Tsu and Zhang Tsu are integrated from time to time into the advanced levels so as to assist in the understanding of Kung Fu applications and life itself. This philosophy is reflected in complete adherence to the proud traditions of Wudang & Shaolin.
Training equipment, weapons and uniforms
Students are provided with access to all their uniform requirements at very reasonable prices, as well as other related Kung Fu material through the shop on the grounds.
Further advice is provided on the obtaining of weapons and other equipment so that students always receive the best available equipment and also ensure that a student’s Kung Fu skill and safety is a priority at all times. Refreshments are available in the shop so the student’s needs are truly catered for.
The available in and outdoor training areas are extensive and available to students who wish to train outside normal class times.
Due to this all encompassing and dynamic Kung Fu program
* Students are developed through a testing and grading system
that progressively builds their Kung Fu skill.
Sifu Jurgens Lamprecht, is the master and founder of the school and has been teaching since 1985.
A key feature of the school is its strong belief in exposing its students to overseas opportunities to enrich and grow their Kung Fu. These trips involve the opportunity to train in China under credible masters endorsed by either Grandmaster You Xuande or Grandmaster Shi Yan Ming. Training under Grandmaster You Xuande or his students at his temple in Wuhan as well as trips to Grandmaster Shi Yan Ming’s temple in New York are also arranged.
Sightseeing trips to China’s treasures such as the Great Wall, Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army in Xi’an, the Shaolin Temple and Chen (Tai Ji) Village are generally included when visiting Wudang for training. One will also experience the spectacular temples in the Wudang Mountains.
Injuries and overall health imbalances can be treated at the school by means of Traditional Chinese Medicine, under the Hua To Taoist Schooling of Medicine. A traditional approach including acupuncture, herbs, complete dietary information and Chi Gung healing is used.
The South African Wudang Wushu Institute is recognised by the Traditional Acupuncture Centre International.