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It is time to focus on your strengths - spiritual, physical and the mental element of it all. The lessons taught in Kung Fu School China on Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, San Da, Qin-na, and Qi Gong is the best way to focus on it all. Come to the beautiful valley on the outskirts of Siping, in the northern Chinese province of Jilin and experience the amazing teachings of Master Xing Long Wang, a 32nd generation disciple of the Shaolin Temple!
Two students share a comfortable room and each student has their own bed, wardrobe, and desk. The rooms are heated during the cold winter months. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean and tidy at all times. There are western-style washrooms with showers.
Students train for about 8 hours each day, five days per week. All skill levels are welcome. Each student gets personalized training where Master Wang Xinglong considers your skills, strengths weaknesses, preferences and goals. Master Wang will encourage you to do your best, but your progress will depend on your dedication, diligent practice, and desire to challenge yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
During your first week of training, Master Wang will evaluate you and develop a training plan that is customized to your skill level and interests. All skill levels are welcome, but a strong foundation is essential to martial arts training for the safety of the students and the ability to progress to advanced levels. Therefore, the basics are stressed and rigorously reviewed and practiced by all students. How quickly you progress through the levels depends on the effort you put into it and your ability to learn specific skills.
In addition to the foundational martial arts skills, Master Wang teaches advanced skills in Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda (Chinese kickboxing), Tai-Chi, Qin-Na, and Qi-Gong. At all levels, the internal (or soft) aspect of Kung Fu is cultivated as well as the external hard forms. This includes learning how to feel and work with your Qi, which is the Chinese term for the energy force that runs through all things and beings. Cultivating and controlling your Qi contributes to improved physical skill, mental health, and nourishes and protects your body to keep you in the best possible health throughout your life.
Basic weapons, such as Yin Shou staff or Dan Dao broadsword, including forms and applications
Basic skills in traditional Kung Fu kicking and punching
Basic skills in Sanda (Chinese kickboxing) including kicking, punching, movements, and footwork
Basic skills in Qin-na including simulated situations of attacking and defending
Flexibility and strength training
More advanced Qi-gong and conditioning for breaking objects and bricks
Qi Gong and ba duan jin basics
Qin-na using more realistic situations and 10 - 20 applications
Sanda with the focus moving from movements to technique, takedowns, and sparring
Shaolin Kung Fu history and theory
Takedowns and wrestling
Tai Chi basics and Yang style 24
Tai Chi with various Yang and Chen styles
Up to three traditional forms, such as: Tongbei Quan, Xiao Hong Quan, and Xiao Luohan Quan
Up to ten traditional forms, such as: Qixing quan, Da Luohan Quan, Yin-Yang staff, Shi-San Spear, Mei-Hua Dao Sword Mei Hua Quan, including applications for the movements within the form
On the weekends, students can relax at the school, go into Siping to stock up on their favourite snacks, see historical sights, or visit the various scenic attractions in the area. During the week, students typically rest during their training breaks. Internet is not available at the school, many students bring laptops with movies to watch or share with other students in their free time. Books and games are also popular choices.
All students must attend all training sessions, work hard, and be on time
If a student does not follow the rules, they may receive consequences or be immediately dismissed from the school without reimbursement, depending on the severity of the action.
Keep the rooms clean and tidy at all times.
Students are not allowed to drink alcohol, smoke, do drugs, andfight
Students are not allowed to behave in any way that is disrespectful to others, themselves, or the school.
Treat each other and all school staff and visitors with courtesy and respect.
Basic exercises and stretching will prepare you for training at the academy. Running, push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and resistance or weight training will help. Stretching the hamstrings and groin area are especially important.
The Kung Fu School China is located in a small, quiet town on the outskirts of Siping in the northern Chinese province of Jilin. They provide indoor and outdoor training facilities and summer-time training takes place in the mountains as traditionally done. There is a comfortable, home-like atmosphere so that students can relax and create life-long friendships when they are not training.
Eating well is important during rigorous training. The Kung Fu School China provides large meals of traditional home-cooked Chinese food. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. In the morning you will get bread and eggs. For lunch and dinner, they serve Chinese dishes including one to two dishes with meat, one egg dish, one to two vegetable dish and rice. They serve chips occasionally throughout the week and noodles instead of rice once a week. They also occasionally make homemade Chinese dumplings, which the students can learn how to make alongside their cooks.