5 Months Authentic Kung Fu Training in Jilin, China

5 Months Authentic Kung Fu Training in Jilin, China

  • Shanmenzhen Guangxingmao Shengtaiyuan, Siping, Jilin, China

China Kung Fu Camps

The students at Kung Fu School China come from all over the world with a wide range of experience. Classes such as Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, San Da, Qin-na, and Qi Gong can help cultivate your spiritual, mental, and most obviously, your physical strength to unlock your full potential. The school is located in a quiet valley on the outskirts of Siping, in the northern Chinese province of Jilin and was founded by Master Xing Long Wang, a 32nd generation disciple of the Shaolin temple.

Highlights

  • Daily Tai Chi training
  • Daily Sanda / power training
  • Daily basics and forms training
  • Train under renowned Shaolin master
  • Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 151 nights accommodation
  • 100 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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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.

Foundation

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.

Advanced 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.

5 months training program

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

Weekly schedule Monday to Friday

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Tai Chi
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 11:30 Basics and forms
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Sanda
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Tai Chi
  • 21:30 - 05:30 Bedtime

Variations on daily schedule

  • 08:30 - 11:30 Chin-Na and conditioning (Wednesday), Qi Gong (Thursday)
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Power training (Thursday), mountain run (Friday)

Free time

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.

Rules

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.

Course preparation

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.

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 8 hours worth of training daily
  • 151 nights accommodation
  • Pickup from airport / train station
  • School t-shirt
  • Student visa