1 Month Intensive Kung Fu Training in China

  • Zhulong Mountain, Qingdao Road, Rizhao, Shandong Province, China

Overview

China Kung Fu Training

Spend a good break at Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy, where you will be learning and training in different martial arts, as well as mastering Kung Fu. Enjoy a good, productive break and do something that will benefit you. This is the place where you will find life long friends and experience a training of a lifetime. If you decide to go to this academy, you are guaranteed to have the adventures you won't forget.

Highlights

  • Daily Kung Fu training
  • Tai Chi morning sessions
  • Daily exercises, warm up, and mountain running
  • Training with authentic Shaolin monks and masters
  • Chinese language and cultural classes included
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided
  • 29 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 24 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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Accommodation is included in the package price and is of good standard. There are single rooms, twin sharing rooms, and suit. All rooms are fitted with AC, TV, kettle, private shower, western toilet, wardrobe, three cabinets, and windows are fitted with a netted screen to keep out unwanted guests.

  • 06:00 - 06:45 Warm up / Strength conditioning training
  • 06:45 - 07:45 Tai Chi / Qi Gong (Chi Kung)
  • 08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Morning training session 1
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Break
  • 10:10 - 10:50 Morning training session 2
  • 10:50 - 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 11:40 Morning training session 3
  • 12:00 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Afternoon training session 1
  • 15:00 - 15:10 Break
  • 15:10 - 15:50 Afternoon training session 2
  • 15:50 - 16:00 Break
  • 16:00 - 16:40 Afternoon training session 3
  • 16:40 - 16:50 Break
  • 16:50 - 17:30 Free practice
  • 17:45 - 18:15 Dinner
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Free training / Qi Gong (Chi Kung) / Chinese class
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Free time

Training classes

Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy provides the most authentic martial arts training in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Xing Yi, etc. During your stay at this academy where nature, spirituality and humans harmonize, you will train daily while learning about the Chinese culture. Training classes are separated into beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional and run four times a day.

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolin martial arts) is a part of Chinese Kung Fu. Shaolin Kung Fu from Shaolin temple was not the first type of Kung Fu. In ancient times people had to fight every day for survival as well as use tools to work the land and make produce.

During the stone age (roughly 600,000 years ago) our ancestors had begun to hunt with flint, axe, stone sword, stone hammer, stone sickle. People got the notion of chopping, splitting and smashing and they used these weapons and techniques when in combat with animals and each other. Kung Fu came into being by long term practicing and developing of this daily struggle.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity.

As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which corresponds to those targets. Some of Tai Chi Chuan training forms are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movement.

Wing Chun

Wing Chun Quan, also called Ving Tsun or Wing Chun, is a Chinese martial art emerged long ago throughout the Guangdong and Fujian province, which specializes in aggressive close-range combat. Compared with the softness of Tai Chi, Wing Chun, one of the branches of Chinese martial arts, is much more direct and fierce.

Concerning about practicality and efficiency, the creation of the Kung Fu is based on the concept that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Wing Chun was originally passed down from teacher to student orally rather than through written documentation, making it difficult to confirm or clarify the differing accounts of its creation.

San Shou (Kickboxing)

Chinese kickboxing is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung Fu and modern combat fighting techniques. It combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.

Xing Yi Quan

Xing Yi Quan features aggressive shocking attacks and direct footwork. Most of the training and footwork are practiced on straight lines. The linear nature of the art hints at both the military origins and the influence of spear technique alluded to in its mythology. The goal of the Xing Yi exponent is to reach the opponent quickly and drive powerfully through them in a single burst.

Qigong

Qigong is a practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. According to Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucian philosophy, respectively, Qigong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential.

Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise and relaxation, preventive medicine and self-healing, complementary and alternative medicine, meditation and self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis is a style a martial arts, sometimes known as Shandong Praying Mantis after its province of origin. Its techniques are particularly useful in combination, for example using the force imparted from a block to power an attack.

So if the enemy punches with the right hand, a Praying Mantis practitioner might hook outwards with the left hand, shifting the body to the left and using the turning force to attack the enemy's neck with a right hook.

Alternately, he might divert downwards with the left hook and rebound with the left wrist stump to jaw/nose/throat. The "praying mantis hook" is also part of some of the distinctive typical guarding positions of the style. Praying Mantis is especially known for its speed and continuous attacks.

  • Zhang Ziqiang

    Master Shi Xing Xin is also the headmaster of Jiang Taigong International Shaolin Kung Fu Academy. The 32nd generation monk of Shaolin temple, he was born in a Kung Fu family and started to learn HongFist Kung Fu from his grandfather since he was very young.

  • Yu Weidong

    Master Yu went to Chenjiagou, the birthplace of Tai Chi, where he learnt Tai Chi and Tai Chi sword. Master Yu has happily promoted his Tai Chi throughout China and to many foreign students around the world. He has won countless gold medals in many Kung Fu competitions in China and other countries.Master Yu is an inheritor of Chen style Tai chi, Wing Chun, Xing Yi fist, Bagua palm, Meihua fist, Mantis boxing, Sunbin fist. His martial skills and knowledge are unbeatably vast.

  • Liu Xianzhen

    Master Liu was born into a martial arts family. He is a 16th generation successor of Meihua fist. Under the strict and disciplined tuition of his father, he developed his Kung Fu skill rapidly and build a strong martial arts foundation. He has been learning Sanda for over 20 years. He has 10 years teaching experience and is certified as master instructor. Master Liu is very interested in public martial arts activities in order to spread Kung Fu skill and spirit. He is now the chairman of the martial arts association in Rizhao City.

  • Wang Dong

    Master Wang is the founder of China Iron Sand Palm Association and also the chairman of the Chinese martial arts world development center. He is the Guinness world-record holder of using his bare hand to break almonds. During years of dedicated training, he rapidly developed his Qigong and Shaolin boxing, especially his iron sand palm. Except for Shaolin Kung Fu, he is also a master in Wing Chun.

  • Dong

    Master Dong first started studying Kung Fu at the age of six with his father. At the age of 11, he got introduced to Master Wang Zhihong (by his uncle,) who is renowned in China for his Cha Quan. He mainly learned Cha Quan, but he had a yearning to further develop his Kung Fu skills and took it upon himself to seek out what his heart desires and began to build his foundation for his future Kung Fu development. From 2006 until 2009, he learned the IP Man form of Wing Chun, tought by IP Chun, the son of IP Man himself, and also participated in the IP Man movies.

Dragon Mountain Academy is located at the foot of Dragon Mountain, a nature reserve in Rizhao, Shandong province, China. It is surrounded by natural beauty, with a beach just 15 minute walk away, a Buddhism temple, a Taoism temple, lakes, a palace, and 365 god statues placed around the mountain. Rizhao, a Prefecture-level city located in the southeast of Shandong Province. It located in the mid of Chinese mainland coast and lies in the west of Yellow Sea off Korea and Japan. Famous for its beautiful environment, it is identified as one of the most lovable cities by the United Nations.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 15 minutes
  • Beijing - 12 hours by train
  • Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) - 2 hours
  • Shanghai - 19 hours by train
Activities
  • Art classes
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Language course
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lake nearby
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food is included in the package price. In the morning, students have the choice of soybean milk, porridge, bread, and eggs. For lunch and dinner, mixture of dishes throughout the week is served, which comprises of meat, chicken, vegetables, seafood, noodles, soup, Chinese dumplings, rice, and fried rice.

Vegetarian and vegans food is also available. Please specify your needs before your arrival. The dining areas are fitted with round glass tables and have comfortable soft seating, where you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sample menu

  • Bean curd with hot pepper
  • Benincasa hispida
  • Braised eggplant in brown sauce
  • Chips
  • Diced chicken with chili and peanuts
  • Egg, bread, oats, soybean milk powder
  • Fried eggs with onions
  • Fried eggs and tomatoes
  • Fried meat with scrambled eggs and fungus
  • Fried meat with vegetables in season
  • Fried meat with onions
  • Fried meat with carrot
  • Fried potato, eggplant, and green pepper
  • Fruit salad
  • Saute cauliflower with garlic
  • Stewed Chicken
  • Stewed meat with diced potatoes
  • Sweet and sour fillet
  • Vegetable salad
  • Climb mountains
  • Enjoy the beach
  • Explore the city on weekends
  • Go sightseeing with shifus, translators, or other students
  • Swim in the sea
  • 3 customized meals per day
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Application fee and administration fee
  • Chinese cultural classes: Mandarin, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, calligraphy, Buddhism and Taoism history
  • Daily training from Monday to Friday
  • Interpreters
  • Tai Chi morning sessions
  • Airfare tickets
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport. Please send your arrival details to the school so that they can send an English translator to pick you up on your arrival free of charge.

Arrival by train

You can also take the train from Beijing or Shanghai directly to Rizhao, and Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy can pick you up at the train station. From Beijing you have to take train number K51 which departs at 23:06 and arrives at 11:11. Travel duration is 12 hours and five minutes. From Shanghai you have to take train number K172 which departs at 13:25 and arrives at 8:37; the duration is 19 hours and 12 minutes.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Cesbron Geraldine from UK

    "I really appreciate my time here. Unfortunate it was only two weeks, I hope to come back in the future and stay more longer. The mountain around the school is very beautiful and peaceful. The Buddhist temple is amazing. Very nice place to find a peaceful mind."

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  • Review by Jay from USA

    "The accommodation was perfect to have one's own toilet. Bathroom was clean and nice in my room. The food was very tasty, not oily, but fresh, and there was enough food for everyone. The training was hard but nice at the same time. The sifus were very kind, always trying their best to make us understand the movement. And because there were not a lot of students, it was like an individual class, just great."

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  • Review by Alexander from Germany

    "Master Zhang has a large knowledge of the practice and philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu. He is also a very patient instructor and a good person. He is also happy to help in"

    "our free time with going to the pharmacy and other things. Thanks for everything! "

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  • Review by William Takac from New Zealand

    "My name is William, I was happy to practice Kung Fu (Wing Chun) in the Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy for two months. This is really a great place to stay. The "

    "Academy is special because of the friendly atmosphere and a pleasant natural environment. The translators and staff are always happy to offer you a hand when you need help."

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  • Review by Jacy from Argentina

    "Wing Chun techniques and Sanda skills taught by masters of the Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy is great. Many friends helped me on my stay here, as well as the translators. I like Rizhao city. Life here is very simple and peaceful. I loved the surroundings. Winter was cold, but beautiful. It has been a nice time here and I will never forget the people I have met."

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  • Review by Tuby Chakraborty from India

    "I came here because of master Zhang. I admire his Kung Fu. He can teach me the best Kung Fu. His forms and hard Qi-Gong is the best I have ever seen. I hope to be such kind of person one day. Besides, the environment around the school is also amazing. And Rizhao city is a peaceful and clear city. I like it very much. And I hope to come back again."

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  • Review by Frank from France

    "I stayed here for two weeks. The most impressive thing is the rooms and food here is very good. Another surprising thing is the environment. It has beautiful scenery, the sea is very clear, and it’s near the school. Many people go to swim in the sea from all over the country. Of course the main reason I stay here is my Shifu Zhang. He is the best master I have ever seen, not only because of his excellent Kung Fu, but also because of his patience and caring to the students. I decided to come back again and learn Kung Fu from Zhang Shifu."

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  • Review by David Kaenzig from Switzerland

    "This school is amazing. I like all the things here including the accommodation, the food, the training, and the surroundings. And it’s very convenient to go buy something and there are shops in the village near the school. We have different classes everyday. And we can also learn some Chinese culture. The people here are very nice, and the headmaster and maser always do something to make everything better."

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  • Review by Guez Mathias Isaac Joseph from France

    "I come here with my friend Frank. All the people in this school are very kind to us, especially master Yu and the translators. They can solve all the problems we meet and give us much help. The scenery spots are very beautiful. And the air here is always fresh. I love the life here and also I love the training with master Yu."

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  • Review by Stephane mecucci-micucci from France

    "I spent three months at the Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy in a peaceful environment of Zhulong Mountain. I must say that it has been a great experience! Masters are impressive and made me go over my limits. I can do things that would have never even dreamed of before. Big thanks to Master Zhang especially, for being such a good man beside an amazing kungfu Master. I also want to talk about accommodation and food; it is very pleasant after a hard day of training to get back in a nice comfortable room with your own toilet and shower (which is not the case in most martial schools in China). One of my favorite thing was to do Qigong up the mountain with a nice sea sight, it made me feel united with mother nature. I understand what the Shiffu was telling us about Kung Fu brothers: living, training, and sharing everything together (even the pain) made me feel like having a new family. Thank you all again and see you soon!"

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Rizhao, China

Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy, located at the foot of Dragon Mountain in Rizhao, is the biggest and most recognized martial arts Kung Fu school in China.

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