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Get yourself an opportunity to learn traditional Shaolin Kung Fu under warrior monks in China. Traditional Kung Fu is about lifestyle, fitness, cultivation, and mentality. Kung Fu Xinglin's academy is a big kung fu family that follow the traditional training methods and engage in developing comprehensive and practical traditional martial arts skills of students from all around the world. They motivate students to realize their full potential and to be the best of theirselves.
During this training, you will be accommodated in double rooms (two-person room) and single rooms with air conditioning at Kungfu Xinglin academy. All rooms have power sockets and internet. There are shower room and washing machine for students’ convenience.
Below is the schedule of the training. Class times change slightly with the seasons. Kungfu Xinglin puts the standard and quality of training in the first place. The training will take place from Monday to Friday.
Shaolin Kung Fu originates from ancient times that can be traced back to around 1500 years ago. It has preserved more than 700 complete forms that came down the ages. Shaolin Kung Fu is famous for its cultivation of both Chan Buddhism (Chinese Zen) and Kung Fu. It is a peculiar system with a rich practical experience of the Shaolin warrior monks and historical evolution behind.
Benefits of Shaolin Kung Fu include improvement of one's constitution and flexibility, increasing the adaptability to a new environment, cultivating one's mind, getting more motivation in life, and anti-aging. From the experiences of students who had trained at the academy, Kungfu Xinglin can tell that Kung Fu not only made their mind and body stronger but psychologically prepared them for all the new experiences.
The remarkable characteristic of Wing Chun is the “center line” attack theory, which means to attack the center of your opponent’s body. In sparring, you concentrate on your opponent and attack continuously in a straight line, which is the nearest and fastest way. Wing Chun uses “inch force”, a kind of internal force with short, clear, and explosive power.
Based on sparring, Wing Chun moves are resourceful and practical. You hold fist and sink shoulders and arms, in order to protect chest and crotch. Basic steps Zhui Ma and Shan Ma are used to riposte and dodge. The main fist forms in Wing Chun are 36 San Shi (36 different attack and defense moves), Xiao Nian Tou (little ideas), Xun Qiao (seeking bridge), Biao Zhi (quick offensive and defensive skills), and Wooden dummy forms.
As a style of Neijia Fist, Tai Chi absorbs the quintessence of Chinese classical philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine theory, making it a physical and mental exercise emphasizing natural harmony and balance, and spiritual integration and attainment. Tai Chi moves are featured by their relaxation, slowness, coherence, coordination, attentiveness, following an arc to move, and the method of breathing.
The attack skill of Tai Chi is Protector's Strike, which is like “away the rock with water”. Following the principle of yin and yang, Tai Chi achieves a balance in both moves and attack skills using the received force to break up the coming force.
Mainly, there are two styles of Shaolin Qigong: Neigong (soft Qigong) and Waigong (hard Qigong). Qigong helps the vital systems to cope with the impact of stressful and polluted daily environment. If your internal organs function properly, your health will benefit tremendously. You can become more productive when relaxed under pressure. Qigong exercises are designed to enhance the flow of Chi and regulate the internal balance.
Kungfu Xinglin are constantly engaged in providing unique opportunities in motivating character development during training. In order to ensure the teaching quality, every master is supposed to teach five to ten students in his group. Kungfu Xinglin offers individually customized and scientific training plan according to student's training goals and physical conditions.
Kungfu Xinglin provides a broad selection of Kung Fu styles for students' choice. You will benefit from the most original and practical training methods and fighting techniques from the Shaolin Temple. Training lessons will include Shaolin basics, Shaolin forms and applications, sparring forms, acrobatics jumps and rolls, Wing Chun, Qin Na, Tai Chi, Baji Quan, conditioning, and others. There will also be Qigong and meditation training as optional courses in the early morning and group training at different training stages.
Training equipment will be provided to all students, including wooden dummy, stretching lanes, carpet, mats, Sanda pads, gloves and guards, weapons, dumbbells, stone dumbbells, and sandbags.
To improve flexibility, speed, strength, agility, coordination, and physical endurance, proper running, stretching of important body parts, kicks, punches, and stability training including horse stance, bowstance, crouching stance, one-leg standing, are the foundation of more advanced forms and techniques.
For students who have better skills and learn quickly, Kungfu Xinglin can teach them as much as they want to learn.
It is recommended for students to do some preparations before coming, as training will be intensive. Stamina exercises like running, swimming, cycling, or other forms of exercise, are good ways of physical preparations.
Exercises to improve flexibility and strength are also helpful, such as stretching and gymnasium exercises. If before arriving, you have not done any physical activity, you should expect to have some muscle pain. This is normal for the first week of training and will pass very soon.
The academy is located in the mountains of Hezhou city, Guangxi province, which is the first “longevity city” in China. With fresh air and quiet environment, students find it easy to focus on their training and self-cultivation. Some places of interest are within walking distance from the academy and are good choices for students to take a trip on weekends, such as the hot spring, Jade Forest, Gupo Mountain Forest Park, and Huangyao ancient town.
Kungfu Xinglin attaches great importance to food quality at the academy. They carry on rational diet principles and the meals are served in traditional Chinese style. For breakfast, they offer oatmeal, milk, eggs, fruit, and bread. Lunch and dinner include meat, vegetables, fruit, rice, and soup. They also offer Chinese dumplings, noodles, fried fish, or special local food at least once a week. The academy chefs can cater for your needs, whether you are Muslim, vegetarian, vegan, or meat eater.
Kungfu Xinglin offer optional courses such as Chinese medical acupuncture and massage, Chinese tea ceremony, Chinese Mandarin class, and Buddhism theory. They are for students to understand Chinese culture and also enrich their life at the academy.
Some students may choose to visit the places nearby or have a short trip to some places of interest. There is a natural hot spring close to the academy within walking distance and it's a very good place to go on weekends after one week's training.
Some places of interest are not far from the academy and are good choices for students to take a trip on weekends, such as Jade Forest, Gupo Mountain Forest Park, and Huangyao Ancient Town. There are buses going to the city of Hezhou about every 10 minutes, which takes half an hour to arrive.
Please book your flight to Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is 300 kilometers from the academy and you could take a train to Hezhou from Guangzhou. The nearest airport to the academy is Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL), which is situated around 220 kilometers from the academy and has domestic flights from Beijing and Shanghai.
If flying to Beijing or Shanghai, you could also take the train to Hezhou. Please send your arrival details to Kungfu Xinglin so they can send an English translator to pick you up on your arrival. It is also possible to be picked up from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL).