David Wei (Wei Zi Rong, “Wayfarer of Vast Capacity”), is one of EMI’s extraordinary teachers of Qigong. He is a 16th generation lineage holder of Wudang Zhang San Feng Pai, and a global instructor of Wudang Taoist wellness arts and traditional Chinese acupressure massage.
He has completed over 11,000 hours of formal training in Wudang, China, under the direct guidance of Taoist priest, Master Yuan Xiu Gang, in traditional Taoist internal martial arts, medical qigong and meditation. While in Wudang, David also trained under Master Du Yi Jun, a highly-esteemed blind master of tui-na medical massage. David was accepted as a disciple of Master Yuan in 2007, and spends part of each year in China upholding his responsibilities as senior disciple at the Wudang Mountain Traditional Taoist Martial Arts Academy.
In addition to his Wudang training, David is also certified in Wat Po Traditional Thai yoga-massage, along with various therapeutic bodywork modalities, such as Tui-Na, Zen Shiatsu, Acu-oil, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California. David also trained in traditional Shaolin kung fu and classical Chinese brush painting with renowned Master Y.C. Chiang at Wen Wu School in El Cerrito, California.
Originally from a low-income community in Richmond, California, now David routinely travels globally, conducting workshop intensives in China, Thailand, Bali, Czech Republic, Sweden, England, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland. David is a regular contributor to Kung Fu magazine, and is the founder of Wudang West Cultural Heritage Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit wellness ministry committed to the practice and preservation of classical Chinese healing arts in Oakland, California.