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HIDDEN AWAY IN SHANXI PROVINCE, CHINA, for more than three hundred years the Hua Dao kung fu system has been battle tested and survived through WWII, as well as the cultural revolution. Hua Dao is a Daoist, family style of kung fu. Hua Dao, like many Chinese words can be translated a variety of ways. Hua means, 'magnificent, splendid, or prosperous.' Dao means, 'path, road, or way.' Magnificent path, splendid way, and prosperous road can all be used to translate the meaning of the name.

Hua Dao is a rare art with no dilineations from its source. It has been passed on from from father to son for five generations with sixth generation Master Donaidh Allen as the chosen successor, and the first non-blood relative to inherit the system. Being a system rooted deeply in Daoist philosophy and teachings, the Hua Dao style is not just a martial arts system, but a culture and way of life. It is traditional and pure, having everything needed for one to "walk the path." Aside from complete Daoist longevity practices, from meditation, qi gong, taiji, and the highly coveted methods of(nei dan / 内丹)transforming the inner pill, it is one of the most complete martial arts systems in the world and a system for healthy living with a strong emphasis on its martial practices for the development of morally upright, honest, caring, & well balanced individuals. From children to adults, the style can benefit everyone in any condition.


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2018 Upcoming Events

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Edged Weapons & Tactical Blade Seminar

Riverside Park, Harlem, New York - October 7 2018

Taiji 42 and Push Hands
New York - October 13 & 14 2018

Ba Gua Sword
New York.- November 17 & 18 2018

Disciple Program

Starting February of 2019

Qi Gong Instructor Certification & Certified Teacher List

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100 hour course that could be completed in several timely options. Check the classes section for brief details. .

Hua Dao Certified Teachers

Jason Burton - Taiji & Qi Gong
Oscar Cruz - Taiji & Qi Gong

Hua Dao USA Headquarters

Harlem, New York
In order to maintain the purity of our system, continuous classes are taught in small groups. We are a closed door system, but are always looking to accept those with the commitment of learning it.

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Instructor Shifu Donaidh Allen

Shifu Donaidh Allen

Grand Master

Grand Master Allen is a sixth generation direct disciple of Hua Dao Zhen Ren, as well as the chosen lineage holder to the Hua Dao family style and the Nine Palaces sect of Daoism. He has been training in martial arts for over thirty years and has trained formally in Wing Chun, Hung Ga, Yang taiji, Wah Lum, and Wudang. He is a sixteenth generation disciple in the Wudang San Feng sect and was the first foreign disciple; was taken in 2004. He has competed in many tournaments, performed in master's exhibitions, and has published articles.

In 2009, he moved to China to attend med school, and formally study TCM in Chinese. Grandmaster Allen is a graduate of the Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and travels domestically and internationally to lecture and teach on the many aspects of Chinese medicine, Daoism, kung fu, Chinese language and calligraphy. He currently resides in New York where he teaches ongoing classes.


On February 11th 2015, Hua Dao Zhen Ren ascended from the mortal realm. He started his kung fu training when he was five years old. He learned the system from his father and grandfather. At the young age of eleven, he took up arms and fought against the Japanese in World War II. He became part of the famous Eighth Road Army and by fourteen was awarded many medals and promotions for efforts.

After the war, he continued his military career while still maintaining his training and education. He taught in Taiyuan park for over fifty years. He has authored many books regarding the system, has been recognized by the Chinese government, and was well-respected in the martial arts community as an authority on martial arts and Daoism.

Instructor Zhen Rhen

Hua Dao Zhen Rhen

Fifth generation Grand Master (deceased)

Instruction in Hua Dao is carefully structured. In the beginning, basics are thoroughly covered. Once the student demonstrates proficiency of the basics, then body mechanics, alignment and technique will be covered in depth to prevent injury. Every precaution is taken to ensure a safe, healthy kung fu practice. When the student has become comfortable with the kung fu basics, then deeper levels of material are covered such as forms and fighting methods. Forms are taught in one to three move segments. Depending on the individual student, this is sometimes adjusted to their personal pace.

Because of the innate intricacy and detailed nature of a kung form, the duration of the instruction needed to adequately master a form depends largely on the student's personal learning pace. Practice outside of instruction time is highly encouraged to help with more effectively and quickly learning a form to completion. This applies to all empty hand and weapon forms, taiji forms, qi gong, and push hands. The following is a partial list of our forms and practices:

External Kung Fu

External kung fu utilizes strength, speed, and hardness through fast paced, cardio, and muscle building routines that allow the practitioner to learn the essence of the style through practice of the various stances and strikes in a sequence of movements.

Hand Forms include Five Stances Fist, Small Rushing Fist, Supreme Harmony Fist, Primordial Chaos 24 Potentials.

Weapons Forms include Journey Stick, Nameless Stick, Spring and Autmn Broadsword, Plum Flower Broadsword, Great Spirit Spear, Guarding the Gate Sword, Eight Trigrams Sword

Internal Kung Fu

Internal kung fu utilizes subtlety, slowness, and softness. All internal practices are slow paced, low impact, but muscle building. They are geared towards health cultivation with the exception of taiji and push hands which also have martial value.

Taiji Forms ­include Taiji 13 Potentials, Taiji 48 Potentials, Taiji 72 Potentials. Qi Gongs ­ Hua Dao Health Preservation Qi Gong, Grasping Sunrise Qi Gong, Plucking Medicine Qi Gong, Chinese Calligraphy.

Nei Dan, Meditation (sitting and standing)

Hua Dao Kung Fu offers a variety of training and instruction methods. Please peruse the list below to see the details of our various classes; if one in particular interests you, please contact us to arrange the class.


Private Instruction

Private instruction is completely customizable according to the student's financial and time constraints. Whether one time, once a week, or exclusive private training, a flexible schedule can be created according to each student's individual needs.


Corporate Training and Wellness Programs

Health and happiness of employees has been proven to increase productivity and efficiency in the work place. Fortune five hundred companies have capitalized on this casual relationship and have hired Qi Gong and yoga masters to improve the emotional and physical well being of their workers. We understand each company is different, therefore, we customize every aspect of our services to best suit your company's needs. Our services include all aspects of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and body work. Qi Gong, taiji, and meditation, as well as Chinese language for long or short term study. For more info, call (917) 701-6971



A seminar is a short term, intensive study program as a group with the purpose of mastery of a specific skill or form upon completion. Master Allen offers seminars for any of the individual forms of the Hua Dao system including Qi Gong, push hands, Taiji and any of the external kung fu sets as well as fighting applications, self defense, or instruction in Daoist practice. Seminars will vary in length based on the diffculty level of the chosen topic and the clients' personal time constraints.


Qi Gong Instructor Certifications

Qi Gong has a multitude of health benefits and is an excellent compliment for people pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Our internal methods, which utilize the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are extremely effective. If you operate clinics, schools, spas, wellness centers, gyms, etc and would like to provide Qi Gong instruction to your clients, we offer Qi Gong instructor certification.

Grandmaster Allen ensures all certified instructors thoroughly understand the concepts, movements, subtle details and healing aspects of the practices. Many Qi Gong instructors know the movements to their forms, but don't understand why those movements facilitate specific physiological responses. With a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and over thirty years experience, Grandmaster Allen has a clear understanding of these lesser known aspects of Qi Gong and ensures each instructor can demonstrate mastery of the physical form in addition to the proficiency with the terminology and therapeutic effects of Qi Gong movement and practice.


Disciple Program

For those who find that Daoist arts are a discipline they would like to pursue as a career, Grandmaster Allen is seeking any who are willing to dedicate themselves, physically and mentally to continually study selectively, or the entirety of the Hua Dao system with the eventual goal of opening a Hua Dao school of their own. Please contact if this is the career path for you.

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