HuaShan School

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The School of Mount Hua (simplified Chinese: 华山派; traditional Chinese: 華山派; pinyin: Huà Shān Pài) is better known as the HuaShan School. It's renowned for its swordsmanship in Wulin and it's one of the leading orthodox sects or schools in the Jiang Hu. As its name implies, the school is based on Mount Hua in Shaanxi Province. Mount Hua is known as "The Number One Precipitous Mountain Under Heaven" and it is one of the five Taoism sacred mountains in Central Plain. It's called Mount Hua for its five main peaks shaped much like a flower. HuaShan School was founded by Hao DaTong one of the Seven Immortals of QuanZhen. Therefore its martial arts were very abstruse and deeply influenced by Taoism. During the beginning of the formation of 5 Mountains Martial Art Schools or Alliance (五嶽劍派), the School of Mount Hua was the most powerful.

HuaShan School (华山派)
Founded : Late Song Dynasty
Location : Peak of Mount Hua in Shanxi Province
Characteristics : A renowned swordsmanship martial art school and it's one of the "Four Great Sword Sects" (四大劍派). HuaShan School's "golden years" are actually during the Ming Dynasty when it became one of the superpowers in the Jiang Hu on par with others such as Shaolin and Wudang.


Known Head Master:

  • 1st Head Master: Hao DaTong (郝大通)
  • Unknown: XianYu Tong (鮮于通)
  • 13th Head Master: Yue BuQun (岳不群)

Martial Arts

HuaShan School is famous for its swordplay which emphasized on speed, grace and the Qi. The school was divided into the Sword and Qi factions during their existence in Ming Dynasty era, which focused on swordplay techniques and inner energy cultivation respectively. The apex of the Qi faction's swordsmanship skill was that with Qi, even a blade of grass or a wooden twig is capable of being a sword.