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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.
Master Shi De Yang
Master Shi De Yang is a 31st generation Shaolin kung fu descendant and the disciple of the Shaolin Temple Spiritual Abbot, Great Master Su Xi - the last and only Shaolin Warrior Monk Legend of the 20th century. De Yang is the head coach of the shaolin monks and oversees the kung fu performance team at Shaolin temple He came to the Shaolin Temple to learn Shaolin Kung Fu from a very early age and was selected by Chinese Kung Fu Organizations as the most popular and most respected shaolin master in the China Shaolin Temple.
Master Shi Xing Jun
is a 32nd generation monk of Shaolin Temple. He received the true essence of Shaolin Kung Fu from Shi De Yang, the essence of Zen knowledge from the 30th generation of the Shaolin Temple Abbot Great Master Su Xi, and gained the essence of Shaolin Kung Fu theory from Great Master Shi De Qian, director of Shaolin martial arts books. He is highly skilled at various kinds of fist forms and weapon forms. He also practices many animal styles and internal kung fu, as well as Tai Chi (of Wudang school), Chi kung, Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing, and meditation.
Master Shi Yan Shun
Master Shi Yan Shun is a 32nd generation monk of Shaolin Temple. He started to learn Kung Fu in Song mountain - at the original Shaolin temple - when he was young. He is 6th band in national martial arts and 7th band in Shaolin martial arts. He has been a Shaolin Kung Fu & Chinese kickboxing master since 2007. He excels in Shaolin combat, sanda (Chinese kick boxing), Shaolin weapons, Shaolin forms, Tai Zu Chang Chuan, Qi Xing Chuan, and Chi Kung.
Venerable Shi Yongxin is the current principal abbot of the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province. He was born in Anhui Province in Yingshang County. At the request of his parents, he entered monastic life at the age of 16 at Shaolin Monastery and received full precepts in 1984. At the age of 22, he became the heir-apparent to the abbotship of Shaolin after completing his education at various Buddhist colleges
Shi Yan Kuo
Master Shi Yan Kuo followed the Chinese traditional Forms Master Guo to learn Traditional Kung Fu Chuan at a very young age. He then went to the Shaolin Temple for further traditional fist Forms and Chinese kick Boxing study. He is highly skilled at Wing Chun Chuan, Baji Chuan, Tai Chi, Miao sword, Chi kung, as well as Shaolin traditional fist forms. In 2009, he won first place in 55 kilo in Sixth international Chinese kickboxing competitions held in Yantai. In 2011, he was awarded championship in 57 kilo in National Sanda (Chinese kickboxing) competition held in Henan province. In 2012, he to
Shi Yan Bin
Master Shi Yan Bin is a 34th generation monk of the Shaolin Temple. He came to Shaolin Temple to study traditional shaolin Kung Fu at very young age and stayed there until he was 18. He is very skilled at traditional shaolin fist forms like Shaolin Xiaohong Chuan, Xiaopao Chuan, Qixing Chuan, as well as animal styles such as tiger form, Meihua mantis fist, and eagle form. He's also skilled with weapons like drunken fist and staff, straight sword and staff, and Chi Na. He has been to many countries for Kung Fu performance and teaching.
Shi Yan Fei
Master Shi Yan Fei is a 34th generation monk of Shaolin Temple. He was born in a Kung Fu family and started to learn Shaolin Kung Fu from his grandfather since he was very young. He came into shaolin temple in 1995 and was the disciple of Master Shi Yong Xin, and he followed the Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yong Xin to study Shaolin Kung Fu and Buddhism. He specializes in Shaolin forms and staff, weapons such as Shaolin Spear, fen Mo staff, san jie staff, as well as Meditation. He has been teaching since 1998 with rich Shaolin Kung Fu teaching experiences.
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.
"I had a great time at the Shaolin Temple School. I found that master very much pushed everyone to their full potential and focused not only on technique, but also the essence and intention behind the forms and movements as well as applications. I feel that finding the essence of the movements of Shaolin Kung Fu was the heart of the training, and I had a very good time pushing myself to find this intention and purpose on the Kung Fu training. I very much appreciated master’s willingness to push people’s abilities and have them learn new movements, techniques and forms, and that they are done properly and correctly. His energy and enthusiasm was inspiring and motivating.Thank you for the passion and love of China Kung Fu. The setting (inside the original Shaolin Temple on Song Mountain) and surroundings were ideal in supporting focused study and dedicated learning."
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"This is the second time for me to study Kung Fu in China Shaolin Temple Kung Fu school. The thing that motivated me was to discover more about Chinese martial arts. My greatest gain from my martial arts training in traditional Shaolin Martial Arts Academy is that I was able to practice real Shaolin Kungfu. The masters, the students, the translator and all the staff helped me and influenced me during my period in the academy. My training was really hard and the atmosphere of the training was amazing. My life in the school was also good because the students in the school help me to live here. The master is great - he pushed me to my limits and created a good atmosphere in the group."
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"China is the origin of Kung Fu, so I think there is no better place to learn Kung Fu than in China. There are many reasons why I came here, but the most important one is that I love China and I feel at home in China. So why not pick up Kung Fu? My two greatest gains are that I have met so many nice people and made new friends. I also learned to push myself and train hard. The people that helped me the most are the Shaolin warrior monk master, Rachel, and Rinesh. My master is an amazing and great teacher, but he’s also a cool person. Everyone likes him and respects him. During training I always pushed my self because I didn’t want to disappoint him. He helped me to train hard and I also love his son. Rachel is like the heart of the school. She is very nice and a very lovely person. She always tries to make everyone feel comfortable and happy. And if there is a problem you can talk to her. Shaolin Kung Fu Training here is very good, very effective, and exhausting. Time passed very fast. It was awesome. "
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"Shaolin temple kung fu school was great. The training is hard but worth it because it gets you tougher, stronger, and faster. The food is good and the people are great because they treat you like a friend or family. The staff is great and I had a great time here. My favorite class is forms or acrobatics. The hard days are Thursday and Friday because of power training and mountain run but both are really fun. They taught me a lot and I am thankful.The master is really nice and he wants everyone to have fun and work hard. He will give you tips and try his best to teach you as much as he can. I am going to miss this place. I had a great time here thank you. The environment is good and the mountains are big and beautiful. Bring regular cloth because they will get dirty during training. The temple is awesome. Good place to learn kung fu."
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"Last year I had an accident, which affected me a lot mentally. I needed to experience a change that would re-strengthen my mind and gain my confidence back. I have always wanted to study kung-fu and the perfect time had come for me to do so.After arriving at the China Shaolin temple kung fu school, I immediately loved the location. It was situated right next to where the majority of the Chinese students come to learn Shaolin Kung fu around Shaolin temple. Everyday, I was inspired by watching the children train with such passion and enthusiasm.I am really fond of my Shaolin master Lu. This is the first time Master Lu is teaching foreign students so he is making a lot of effort to constantly perfect our forms and ensure that each of his students are reaching their maximum potential in all areas of their training. He is also making a real effort to learn English. Already in two weeks, he has impressively picked up so much.In summary, the entire experience has fuelled my passion for kung fu. I would like to continue my training in the future. The place is perfect to learn traditional Shaolin kung fu. I would have loved to stay here longer."
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"I have had a very positive experiences in the shaolin temple school.The atmosphere is very friendly and both students and school staff are very helpfu.This made my stay very easy and enjoyable.The room are comfortable.I really loved the foo here.I like that is helthy and filling,with lots of choice and plenty of vegetables.Master here is excellent.I like how he trained and teaching to the groups experiences and energy."
"I really enjoyed the variety of classes,this kept training interesting.I also like has master let students who remembered things quickly,that kept training challenge and fun.I think Master is very fantastic teacher and is very patient to his students.The setting of school is lovely magical,Being in shaolin temple make you breath kung fu everyday,this environment is very helpful for kung fu training.I will never forget this great experiences here.."
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"The master is exactly as his title claims.a father figure.patient,kind,understanding,he has a great sense of humor and plus,I have so much respect for him.He always made me want to work hard.I never wanted to disappoint him,because he deserves better than that.My overall experience with him has been the one I will never forget,and always remember fondly,he will always have a place in our heart.The surroundings her is what sets it apart from many other academies and is a fundamental reason why I enjoyed my stay so much.It is immensely beautiful around the academy."
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"The kung fu training experiences in Shaolin temple kung fu school is very good. The shaolin kung fu training I underwent at the Shaolin temple reached my expectations. The training is both physically and mentally demanding. Also, the environment has a perfect atmosphere for training; we are located near the Shaolin temple on Song mountain. Life at the kung fu school is peaceful, free of distraction, and the food is good. The Shaolin Master enjoys training his students, and pushes them to reach their goals. "
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