2 Weeks Martial Arts Kung Fu Training in China

2 Weeks Martial Arts Kung Fu Training in China

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

Kung Fu Retreat China

Take a short two weeks off to spend at Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy in China to learn and train in different styles of martial arts, especially Kung Fu. During this training retreat, you will get to enjoy a good, productive break and do something that will be of use to you somewhere down the line. Here, you will find like-minded friends as well as experience a training of a lifetime. Come to this academy, and you are guaranteed to have the adventures you will never forget!

Highlights

  • Daily Kung Fu training
  • Daily Tai Chi morning sessions
  • Daily exercises, warm up, and mountain running
  • Training with authentic Shaolin monks and masters
  • San Shou, Wing Chun, Xing Yi Quan, Qigong, and Praying Mantis practice
  • Chinese language and cultural classes included
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 13 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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The accommodation is included in the package price and is considered as a place of good standards. There are single rooms, twin sharing rooms, and suites. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, TV, kettle, private shower, Western toilet, wardrobe, three cabinets, and all windows are fitted with a netted screen to keep out unwanted guests. However, for use of the air-conditioning, there will be an extra fee.

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) the ancestors of man 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.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:45 Warm up or strength conditioning training
  • 06:45 - 07:45 Tai Chi or 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), or Chinese class
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

The retreat will be held at Dragon Mountain Academy. It 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, is 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

The school provides three meals per day, seven days a week. What is offered is traditional Chinese food, with local flavors from Shandong. The oil they use is peanut oil, while salt is sparingly used. If you have any dietary requirements, allergies, or if you you are a vegetarian, they will adjust to your needs. Please specify your needs before your arrival.

In the morning, students can opt between soybean milk, porridge, bread, and eggs. For lunch and dinner, a mixture of dishes is served throughout a week, consisting of meat, vegetables, seafood, noodles, soup, Chinese dumplings, rice, and fried rice. The dining areas are fitted with round glass tables and have comfortable soft seating.

Since Rizhao is a coastal city, you can never miss the seafood here. Varieties of seafood are available, such as clams, oysters, scallops, shrimp, crab, and abalone. Other special dishes here include eight bowls, Juxian roast whole lamb, Huangjia barbecue, Chinese traditional pancakes, bacon pie, and Huoguo. During summer, you can enjoy barbecue along the seaside or street food, which is special, delicious, and cheap.

Sample menu

  • Bean curd with hot pepper
  • Benincasa hispida
  • Braised eggplant in brown sauce
  • Diced chicken with chili and peanuts
  • Egg, bread, oats, soybean milk powder
  • Fried eggs with onions
  • Fried meat with scrambled eggs and fungus
  • Fried meat with vegetables in season
  • Fried potato, eggplant, and green pepper
  • Fruit salad
  • Saute cauliflower with garlic
  • 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
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Application fee and administration fee
  • Buddhism and Taoism history
  • Daily training from Monday to Friday
  • Interpreters
  • Mandarin, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and calligraphy classes
  • Tai Chi morning sessions
  • Airfare tickets
  • Airport transfer
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO). Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy can pick you up from the airport at an additional cost.

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 11:06 p.m. and arrives at 11:11 a.m. Travel duration is 12 hours and five minutes. From Shanghai you have to take train number K172 which departs at 1:25 p.m. and arrives at 8:37 a.m.; the duration is 19 hours and 12 minutes.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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.

  • Availability: The Training Camps of this organizer are available 100% of the time.
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