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Shaolin Kung Fu Training in China

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.


  • Daily training with authentic Shaolin monks
  • Daily training on Chinese kickboxing or Sanda
  • Optional acupuncture, Mandarin, Buddhism lessons, etc.
  • Learn at the International Liaison Department authorized Shaolin Temple
  • Certificate available upon the completion of the program
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners available
  • 730 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate


  • 480 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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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.


  • 05:50 wake up call
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Qi Gong and Tai Chi
  • 07:00 breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:30 morning training
  • 14:30 - 18:30 afternoon training
  • 18:30 dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:15 Chinese Mandarin (Monday - Wednesday)
  • 19:30 - 20:15 Acupuncture & massage (Thursday)
  • 19:30 - 20:15 Buddhism (Friday)
  • 21:30 bedtime

Kung Fu

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.

Language course & Course preparation

  • The program offers an optional Chinese Mandarin class for students.
  • 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.

  • Shi Yongxin

    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.

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Tour assistance nearby
  • - Activites
  • Language course
  • Shopping nearby

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 730 nights accommodation
  • All training sessions from Mondays to Fridays
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Certificate from Shaolin temple
  • Free pick-up service
  • Hot shower facilities
  • Optional acupuncture, Mandarin, Calligraphy, and Buddhism lessons
  • Health insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel expenses
  • Travel insurance

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.

Henan Province, China

China Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School is the only Kung Fu training facility authorized by the International Liaison Department of Shaolin Temple to teach Kung Fu.

Speaks English

  • Availability: The Training Camps of this organizer are available 98% of the time.

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