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Kungfu Family is a home for all martial artists and everybody else interested in learning traditional Chinese Kung Fu. The school is based in Chengdu (Sichuan Province in southwestern China) and is headed by Master Li Quan. His teaching principle is to pass on traditional Chinese Kung Fu in its true form to all who are willing and dedicated to learning the art!
Kung Fu Family offers fully furnished and comfortable double rooms as our students accommodation including all utility expenses, such as water, electricity, and Wi-Fi connection in the rooms and throughout the school premises.
Kungfu Family's excellent training facilities combine well-proven traditional training equipment used since hundreds of years in Kung Fu schools and temples around China, as well as modern state-of-the-art equipment. Unique is the special focus on employing traditional training techniques to bring students closer to the roots of Kung Fu.
Our school features all the traditional equipment used in Kung Fu schools, such as iron circles, wooden men, stone dumbbells, heavy sandbags, Bagua poles, you name it. In addition, we train and practice by using many traditional and specialized tools rarely seen in other places, such as rock-lock, bamboo circle, five-stars pillar, iron ball bag with Chinese herbs, and obscure historical weapons.
Mastering Kung Fu is a lifelong endeavor and regardless of your ambitions, Kungfu Family will support you in achieving them the best you can. Whatever your objective, the time, and energy that you commit, they will customize your training to your own needs.
On arrival, Master Li Quan will conduct a personal interview with you to establish your training needs and agree with you a training program which best suits these needs. Since people are very different in how they learn and what they like, he tries to find the best teaching approach for every individual. You can always discuss with the teacher in order to have your training schedule and course contents adjust to your specific needs and interests.
For example, you may choose to specialize in certain arts, styles, weapons, and techniques. You may also wish to receive one-to-one tuition by the Master, particularly if you have specialist training requirements. This undivided attention helps you to reach your highest potential within the shortest possible time.
Above all, there are also our local Kungfu Family members who will support you in your studies, from 80 year old Chinese Grandmasters who carried on the old tradition and live active lives in the hills of western Sichuan to the their unruly grandchildren sent to the school to learn discipline and honor.
The school follows the southern style of Chinese Kung Fu, which main characteristic is in its mostly short and sharp power applied in actual fighting, making it very suitable for close-in combat. They pay much attention to improving your gongli (power / hardness / speed), without which any of the techniques that you will learn would look good but ineffective.
Internal exercises, such as Qi Gong, are also an integral part of their training programs and will strengthen your breathing and firmness. Only by combining inner and outer powers together, you can achieve the highest levels of Kung Fu. At Kungfu Family, they run a wide variety of courses and training options so as to best suit individual needs.
Our Kungfu Family school is beautifully located on the green northeastern outskirts of Chengdu on top of Mulan Mountain, Xindu District. It is just a 30 minute ride from the centre of town and not far from the top tourist site in town, the world-famous Panda Research Base - convenient to be in the midst of it all and yet away from the noise of the metropolis. The mountain with its stunning landscape covers an area of around 15km2 and features many rare plants.
Kungfu Family shares this unique location with the historical Mulan Temple, an important center of Buddhist learning dating back more than 400 years to the Ming Dynasty, when local people built it in commemoration of a famed Sichuanese female general called Han E. She won the affection of the commoners with many deeds of valour.
Our home, Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is famous all over China as the "Land of Abundance" (天府之都), not least due to its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and pleasant climate. The city hosts countless shopping malls, boutiques, restaurants, bars, cafes, street stalls – there is every opportunity to enjoy yourself when you are not training.
From sparkling alpine lakes and soaring snow-capped mountains to deep bamboo forests and sprawling tea plantations as far as the eye can see – the landscapes around Chengdu promise to take your breath away. Sichuan is justifiably often regarded as the most scenic of all regions in China and many areas are just a few hours' drive from Chengdu.
Students are provided with three healthy and tasty home cooked meals daily.
Do an academic research project with the support of expert local faculty.
Do an internship in the area of work that you are interested in.
Excursions to places such as the holy Buddhist mountain, Emei Shan.
Intensive language training in Mandarin Chinese.
Learn Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, music, and martial arts philosophy.
Relax and socialize with your Kung Fu brothers and sisters.
Use of all the training facilities any time of your choosing.
Volunteer in a community or development project.
Work in order to finance your stay.