The founder of the Emei Sect was a Taoist nun who had formerly been a Shaolin disciple. The sect was established on Mount Emei and all of it’s disciples are female. Emei is named after the beautiful mountain it’s located on; a mountain regarded as one of the most majestic in all of China. It is one the four famous ‘Buddhist mountains’ Emei Sect is an all-female sect, whose disciples are compassionate, brave and just. The sect is celebrated for its martial arts, and with Shaolin and Wudang it is one of the three great sects in the Jianghu.
Twin-Spears (daggers) are most commonly used by Emei disciples; they are weapons designed for use with two hands. They are highly regarded by the women of the sect on account of their light weight and agility. The combat moves for double-spear are as elegant and intricate as dance. They are also known to use smaller, more discrete weapons which are unique to Emei.
Fighting Style Disciples of Emei usually study medicine, are compassionate, and are willing to make use of their superb medical skills to heal people; they are greatly respected among the Wulin. This means they have strong defence capabilities and endurance during combat, however their advanced attack skills are less well developed.
Sect Position Emei is very powerful in the south-west region of China and is one of the three giants among the Wulin in the Central Plain.
Emei is a Righteous Sect
Real Life School
Because Emei martial arts have never been readily passed on to ‘outsiders’, they are regarded by many as being mysterious. Like a huge river with many tributaries, Emei martial arts have many branches. Each branch has its own distinctive style of sparring, weaponry, and hand techniques.
Emei is famous throughout China for its many rare and mysterious martial arts that have developed there from the kung fu (time and effort) of countless Taoist, Buddhist, as well as lay practitioners. Traditional Emei martial arts contain elements of Buddhist and Taoist thought, as well as a mixture of internal and external styles. At the same time, the Emei Sect has extracted the essence of Shaolin, Wudang, and other Northern Chinese martial art styles.
The slopes of Emei Shan (literally meaning “Delicate Eyebrow Mountain”) have been inhabited since as early as 10,000 years ago. It was originally a Taoist retreat, but became a sacred Buddhist mountain by the 3rd century AD. Ever since then, it has been one of Buddhism’s holiest of places. Extensive rebuilding during the Ming dynasty finally converted most of Emei's Taoist temples to Buddhism.
The natural beauty and sacred significance of Mount Emei has been drawing in pilgrims and tourists for 2,000 years. You can visit Mount Emei in Szechuan province, China. At 3099m high, Mount Emei is more than 1000m higher than the other three Buddhist sacred mountains. Mount Emei has been designated a World Heritage Site since 2006 thanks to its breathtaking scenery, mysterious natural wonders and historical Buddhist sites.