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Welcome to the China Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School in Dengfeng, Eastern China. China Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School prides itself on being a traditional shaolin martial arts school. In fact, it is the only Kung Fu training facility that is authorized by the International Liaison Department of Shaolin Temple to receive international students who want to learn Kung Fu in China Shaolin temple. Come and experience what its like to live, breath and train like a real Shaolin monk. Your instructors will teach you valuable lessons and proper technique that you will then get to carry with you and share with others outside of the academy.
Tourists who want to learn Shaolin Kung Fu, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese culture, massage, and acupuncture but prefer to stay outside the school, can choose to stay at the nearby hotel. Normally, students will be staying at rooms located within the school premises. Students will be sharing rooms with fellow students. Rooms can accommodate 2 to 3 students depending on the room sizes. Generally, there would be about 2 students per room. However, this depends on the number of students.
Usually during the summertime, there will be more students; so, short-term students might be required to share rooms. During these times the 2-3 students per room might apply. On the other hand, during autumn/fall and winter, student population is lesser. During these times, the possibility for a student to have his/her own room without having to share it with someone is higher. That being said, rooms do come standard with tableware, bedding and hot shower facilities.
During short term study, students learn Shaolin Kung Fu history and theory, basic punching and kicking with flexibility training, basic Qi Gong and Tai Chi, 1-5 Shaolin fist forms, Ba Duan Jin,Yi Jin Jing, meditation, and Chinese kick boxing with two person sparring and 1 or 2 basic weapons such as the staff, whip, sword, or broadsword.
Short term students also learn conversational Chinese, Mandarin, Buddhism, and calligraphy. Additionally, all students have the option to train in hard Qi Gong, which involves conditioning areas of your body for fighting such as your hands. Students who study for 1-3 months and cultivate Qi Gong will be able to break a house brick in two with their bare hands.
Training at the China Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School Mondays to Friday. There are no classes on Saturday or Sunday. The daily training schedule varies depending on the seasons. Below is a rough guide/outline of the daily training schedule in the school.
Students can learn traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, Chinese kickboxing or Sanda, Chi Na, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing, Xinyi, Baji, Wu Qin Xi, meditation, and Chinese martial arts at the school. Besides Kung Fu training, students can also have free, optional, cultural classes. Students can learn Chinese Mandarin, massage, acupuncture, calligraphy, and Buddhism. Each week, students can also enjoy the free Shaolin monks performing show at the Shaolin Temple.
Shaolin Temple Kung Fu school is situated at the beautiful Song mountain. In 2010, the historical architectural complex, including Shaolin Temple was also added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Shaolin Temple, which is historically said to be the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu, provides students a perfect environment to study Chinese Kung Fu.
The school is located in a city of culture and history, which is Dengfeng. Dengfeng is right next to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, central China. Zhengzhou is a modern, developed, yet environmentally friendly city where you will find that all the western goods and services you will need plus their Chinese counterparts are available and within reach. Zhengzhou is also one of the places where tourists / students can enjoy and study the ancient Chinese culture.
Students will be served healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. At the Kung Fu school, students get food made with Chinese recipes. This includes soybean milk, milk, porridge, and eggs and bread in the morning. During lunch and dinner, students eat Chinese meals like meat dishes, egg dishes, a single vegetable dish, rice and soup, and fried chips. The school also prepares local dumplings and noodles weekly. Seafood and bacon are also served throughout the week in Chinese style. Vegetarian option is available.
Zhengzhou has no direct flights. This means students must fly to Beijing first or pass through Shanghai. While here, students can take a reconnecting flight to the Zhengzhou Kung Fu school. These domestic flights take 80 minutes and you can also book the local train to Zhengzhou. The distance between Zhengzhou and Shanghai takes 40 minutes on a plane and the training school is located 100 kilometers from the airport. The school, on special occasion, arranges for an all-terrain vehicle with translators and drivers to pick students up from the train station or airport and take them to the training school.