90 Days Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Qigong, Tai Chi Training and Buddhist Cultivation at ErZu Temple

Kung Fu Training in China

Join this training in China to learn traditional Shaolin Kung Fu under warrior monks. Traditional Kung Fu is about lifestyle, fitness, cultivation, and mentality. Kungfu Xinglin's academy is a big Kung Fu family. They 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 oneself.

Highlights

  • Daily training with masters
  • Use of all training equipment and facilities
  • A broad selection of Kung Fu styles at your choice
  • Training methods and fighting techniques from Shaolin Temple
  • Opportunities to take part in Buddhist ceremonies
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 89 nights accommodation
  • Completion certificate

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


65 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin), English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer available:
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (US$200 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Meditation garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Program

Daily schedule

We teach not only traditional forms but also practical combat(fighting) techniques that originated and delivered from history. Training lessons include Shaolin basics, Shaolin forms and applications, sparring forms, acrobatics jumps and rolls, Wing Chun, Qin Na, Tai Chi, Baji Quan, conditioning, etc. There are also Qigong and meditation training as optional courses in the early morning, and group training at different training stages. Training plan is customized to your own training goals and style focus.

Below is an outline of the main daily training under master's instructions. Class times change slightly with the seasons. We put the standard and quality of training in the first place.

  • 07:20 Breakfast
  • 08:30-10:00 Training
  • 10:20-11:20 Training
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:00 Training
  • 16:20-17:10 Training
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Bedtime

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

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.

Wing Chun

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.

Tai Chi

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.

Qigong

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 and methods

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.

Training plan for three months

The first two months of training is regarded as the primary level training to improve flexibility, speed, strength, agility, coordination, and physical endurance. Proper running, stretching of important body parts, kicks, punches, stability training including horse stance, bow stance, crouching stance, and one-leg standing and are the foundation of more advanced forms and techniques.

In the third month, the difficulty and intensity of the training will increase. In this period, you must continue training basics and improve physical constitution. During your whole three-month stay, you will learn:

  • Shaolin forms: at least five Shaolin forms and applications, including fist forms and weapons (staff, broadsword or straight sword), basic sparring form, attack, and defend techniques
  • Wing Chun: Xiao Nian Tou and Xun Qiao, 36 SanShi, and the combination of hands and legs techniques of wooden dummy moves
  • Shaolin health care Qigong: Ba Duan Jin
  • Two or three Tai Chi forms
  • Theory of Shaolin Kung Fu: a generic understanding of Kung Fu

For students who have better skills and learn quickly, Kungfu Xinglin can teach them as much as they want to learn.

Preparation

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.

Instructors

Shi Xinglin
(Wushu)
Master Shi Xing Lin (Master Zhang), 36 years old, a 32nd generation Shaolin warrior monk, ranked at level 7. He went to the Songshan Shaolin Temple in the year 1993 and stayed there for 15 years. In this duration, he changed his role from a learner to an experienced Kung Fu master. He specializes on the 72 Shaolin Secret Skills: hard Qigong “iron head” and “silver throat”. He is good at traditional Shaolin fist forms, Shaolin staff, swords, eagle fist, tiger fist, mantis fist, drunken fist, Wing Chun, Qin Na, Tai Chi fist and weapon, and Baji.

Features

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Food

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 vegetables, fruit, rice, and soup. They also offer Chinese dumplings, noodles, or special local food at least once a week. The food is vegetarian following Buddhism culture. Please let them know if you have any needs towards food, they will cater for it.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Becoming a disciple (Baishi)

At the academy, outstanding students have the chance to become disciples of their master formally. There will be a ceremony for it, which is called Baishi in Chinese. From the ceremony, students will experience the real Chinese Kung Fu tradition and will get a disciple certificate.

Culture courses

Kungfu Xinglinn offers optional courses such as Chinese medical acupuncture and massage, Chinese tea ceremony, Chinese Mandarin class, and Buddhism theory. They are for students to understand the Chinese culture and also to enrich their life at the academy.

Weekends and free time

Weekends are free for students to rest and relax. There is a town with supermarkets and restaurant within walking distance. Students can also take a bus to the city for shopping, which takes about an hour to arrive. Some students may choose to visit the nearby places or have a short trip to some places of interest.

What's included

  • Daily training with masters
  • Completion certificate
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 89 nights accommodation
  • Use of the training equipment and facilities
  • An on-site translator in training
  • Culture courses

What's not included

  • Miscellaneous expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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