2 Weeks Martial Arts Training in China

  • Chinese Traditional Kungfu School, Kunlun International Martial Arts Academy, Yu lin dian, Muping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, China

2 Weeks Martial Arts Training in China

  • Chinese Traditional Kungfu School, Kunlun International Martial Arts Academy, Yu lin dian, Muping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, China

Top-notch Kung Fu Training in Shandong, China

Come and train with Kunlun International Martial Arts Academy, and you will surely have a time of your life, learning new techniques and getting to know this beautiful region. Kunlun International Martial Arts Academy provides you training in multiple disciplines of the Chinese traditional Kung Fu, including Wingchun, Qigong, Shaolin, and Tai Chi, among others. Located in the countryside, the school offers the clean mountain air, tranquil and relaxing environment to improve your health, authentic masters with years of experiences in the martial arts, and diverse students coming from many different countries in the world.

Highlights

  • Training three times daily
  • Chinese Mandarin classes included
  • Free use of training equipment, access to gym and indoor training hall
  • Classes in Chinese massage, Buddhism, Taoism, and calligraphy available
  • Access to games room and common room
  • 3 fresh and healthy meals per day
  • 13 nights private accommodation
  • 10 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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Accommodation is included in the price. Each student will have their own private rooms with a bed, a table for a computer, and a closet. Internet connection and washing machine are provided free of charge, as are all services. During the summer months, students shower with solar-heated water. During the winter, the building is heated and hot showers are provided inside the building.

Training is 5 days a week. Class times change slightly with the seasons. Kunlun International Martial Arts Academy pays attention to enhance one's comprehensive qualities of health, wellbeing, and self-discipline. The masters will make personalized training plans for you according to your interest and physical condition thus helping you come to progress steadily through the arts. As a result, teaching plans may be personally adjusted for individuals according to their training program or goals. Classes in Chinese massage (Tuina), Buddhism, Taoism, and calligraphy are also offered. Students can choose freely according to their interest after scheduled training.

The school provides a proper classroom to study Mandarin, an indoor training hall, various spots to train outside, an equipped gymnasium and a massage room. All equipment needed to train, swords, punching mitts, sandbags, etc., is provided by the school. There is also a games room with table tennis, pool table, card table, a basketball court, and a separate karaoke room. A common room is provided for socializing and watching movies on the weekends.

The school specializes in teaching traditional Chinese Kung Fu forms to both Chinese and foreign students. The forms taught at the school are Wingchun, Shaolin, Qi gong, Tai Chi, Xing yi, Ba gua, Wudang, Mantis, Sanda, and Baji.

Daily schedule

  • 7:00: Breakfast
  • 8:30: Training
  • 10:15: Qigong
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 14:30: Application training
  • 17:00: Dinner
  • 19:30: Mandarin
  • 22:00: Bedtime

Martial Arts

Wing Chun

Different styles of Chinese martial arts has been passed from one generation to the next. There have been more martial arts skills founded by many recent people as well as the forefathers. One of the outstanding styles is Wing Chun which has been practiced by different fighters and Chinese heroes.

The Chinese Wing Chun is a martial art known to have originated in Southern China. Having been started and created by nun Ng Mui, a female Buddhist, Wing Chun has become a significant and famous martial art. Bruce Lee promoted and made the art popular in the world today. The martial art required that the people use soft and hard, internal and external techniques thus making it easier to balance the required power.

It is commonly believed that Ng Mui created this type of martial art after observing a cobra snake fight a crane bird. The observation gave the artist the idea that led to the creation of Wing Chun. This is similar to most of the Chinese arts and martial works developed by individuals who mimicked the behaviors portrayed by different animals. The martial art is also characterized by a structure whereby the fighter is should maintain the needed strength

One observation about Wing Chun is that is has different versions. The first one is known as Xiao Niantou. This form of Wing Chun is considered as the internal version (or soft) Wing Chun usually practiced during training. The trainee is expected to focus mainly on concentration because this forms an important part of Wing Chun. It is required that the person maintains a related and closely unified body as a way of allowing free joint interlocking and movement. As well, the person is expected to have constant coordination with his/her mind. Some of the tricks and skills taught under Wing Chun are Biu Gee, Wooden Dummy, Sticking Hands, Butterfly Knife, and Six and a Half Point Pole.

Biu Gee

This is the free-hand form in Wing Chun. It is considered essential because it presents the most destructive force and strength against the opponent. For the fighter to perfect it, it is important to have the best degree of perfection whenever developing the Xiao Niantou body structure and the needed Chum Kius body movements. These should be combined with mind power.

Wooden Dummy

As proposed by its developer, Wooden Dummy is known as the secret and best skill of Wing Chun. This is an effective skill known for its ability to combine different skills of Chum Kiu, Biu Gee, and Xiao Niantou. The aim of the skill is to practice the effective application of all the three forms of movement.

Sticking Hands

This is another trick also known as Chi Sau. The idea behind the Chi Sau (or the sticking hands) is to train and apply all the necessary ingenious responses emerging from fighting. Such responses and forms render the needed reflexes of the needed body movements. This practice of Chi Sau is usually divided into different practices including double, rolling sticking hands, single, or sticking hands, and the free sparring. The third practice would require step by step learning and training.

Butterfly Knives

This is the practice whereby the fighter is expected to combine all the above forms. Although the applications and theories might be more or less the same, the difference is in the way the individuals transfer body mass to the specific knives through special body responses and movements. This explains why Butterfly Knives is considered by trainers as an advanced or senior stage of Wing Chun. The practice also focuses on the importance of power in wrist turning.

Six and a Half Point Pole

It has been said that Abbess Ng, the founder of Wing Chun, did not contribute to or create the famous Six and a Half Point Pole. Wong Wah Bo is thus believed to have exchanged Xiao Niantou with Pole form by Leung Yee. Leung had learnt the trick from Abbot Sin Chi.

Shaolin

Shaolin Kung Fu earned its name from the temple where it was first practiced - the Shaolin Temple Monastery. Many fables and myths have been created over time which has obscured the exact origins of the martial art. The Shaolin Temple was originally built as a Buddhist temple around A.D. 377 during the time of the six dynasties (A.D. 221 -589).

During this warring era, the famous Buddhist monk, venerable Da Mo (Bodhi dharma), visited from India to preach Buddhism. During his years at the temple, he discovered that the monks in the temple were weak and unable to defend themselves. He understood that a physically healthy body was a requirement for the preparation of spiritual enlightenment and so the venerable Da Mo taught them the Eighteen Lohan Chuan to stay fit.

By teaching the monks this basic martial art foundation, he not only prepared them for obtaining enlightenment, but also gave them the ability to protect themselves. Venerable Da Mo went on to further create two martial art manuals which were developed from the eighteen Lohan Chuan. They were called the Yi Jinjing and Xi Sui Jing. Yi Jinjing is a set of breathing exercises which are to be used for chi training and is the classic document for internal force development.

Unfortunately the original manual for Xi Sui Jing has been lost to history. As a result of Da Mos teachings, he was proclaimed as the first patriarch of Shaolin Kung Fu. Following this was the emergence of the school of Buddhism known as Zen. First proclaimed in the 7th century in China, its teachings emphasized experiential wisdom as a means to attaining enlightenment. Shaolin Kung Fu was, also, only taught to the monks at the temple originally which led to their fame throughout China for their martial prowess.

Today, Shaolin Kung Fu has many forms such as: Xiaohongchuan, Da Hongchuan, Tong Beichuan, Liu He Chuan, and many more. There are several major and important aspects to Kung Fu. They are internal Kung Fu, external Kung Fu, hard Kung Fu, light Kung Fu and Chi Gong.

Combination Practice Application

Combination Practice & Application. After learning how to perform Shaolin Kung Fu patterns correctly, a student must learn how to use them for combat. It is not enough for a student to merely learn the combative functions of Shaolin Kung Fu patterns .The student must practice the uses many, many times so that they can apply the Shaolin Kung Fu patterns flawlessly when needed. This can be realized through combination practice.

Specific Techniques refer to Shaolin kungfu techniques used to overcome specific combat situations. Force training also plays an important role in studying kung fu. Sparring is the logical sequence of set practice, combination practice and individual techniques, and is primarily aimed at preparing the student for actual combat. Sparring can be pre-arranged or done on the fly, and can be between two partners or amongst many people. Sparring needs to be learned and practiced methodically; a person without proper pre-requisite training will not be able to make effective use of the Shaolin kungfu techniques he has previously learnt in sparring.

Learn Shaolin weapons (Shaolin staff, Shaolin spear, Shaolin broadsword, Shaolin straight sword, etc.) is an important aspect of Shaolin Kung Fu training.

Principles

The practice and application of Shaolin Kung Fu are guided by general as well as specific principles. If we understand the underlying principles thoroughly, we can not only perform Shaolin Kung Fu with insight, but also achieve better results with less time and effort. Knowing the principles often makes the difference between the novice (no matter how long he may have practiced the art) and the master.

Their knowledge of Shaolin Kung Fu principles will enable the master to view with perception and appreciation any form of martial arts he sees, although he may not have learned it before. Most martial arts in the world are influenced in one way or another by Shaolin Kung Fu and all those different martial arts are found in Shaolin Kung Fu.

Shaolin Kung Fu requires great finesse and is the most profound martial arts in the world. Its depth is not only in its uncountable defense techniques, but more importantly, in its inner meaning the training of Jing Qi Sheng, Essence, Mind-power and Intrinsic Energy.

Qi gong

"Qi" ("Chi" or "Ki") means "breath" (as a conceptual term, this refers to the energy in the human body, and, by extension, life force, dynamic energy, or even cosmic breath) and "gong" ("Kung") means "achievement", "skill", work applied to a discipline or the resultant level of skill. Qi gong refers to a wide variety of traditional meditative cultivation practices that involve methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with Qi or energy within the body.

Qi gong is sometimes mistakenly said to be something that always involves movement and/or regulated breathing. In fact, use of other special methods focusing on particular energy centers in and around the body are common in the higher levels or evolved forms of Qi gong. Qi gong is practiced for health maintenance purposes, as a therapeutic intervention, as a medical profession, a spiritual path, and/or a component of Chinese Martial Arts.

Kung Fu and Qi gong

All great Kung Fu makes use of energy training to develop internal force, without which it remains at the external, mechanical level, considered by Chinese martial artists as rather rough and inferior. Kung Fu training with Qi gong enhances harmonious chi flow, thus promoting health, vitality and longevity.

Qigong and Zen

There are three aspects in all types of Qi gong, namely: form (xing), energy (qi), and mind. If you practice only the form, without the energy and mind dimensions, you are merely performing physical exercise, for there is no training of energy. For an effective control of energy, you have to enter what is called in modern terms a Zen state of mind. In the past, this was called "entering Zen" or "entering silence".

When you are in Zen or a meditative state of mind, you can, among other things, tap energy from the cosmos and direct that energy to flow into wherever you want in your body. It is this mind aspect of Qi gong, even more than its energy aspect, that enables Qi gong masters to perform what lay people would think of as miraculous, or, depending on their attitude, fakery.

Benefits of Qi gong

According to Chinese medical thought, practicing Qi gong can cure as well as prevent all kinds of illness, including diseases like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer, which are generally considered "incurable" by conventional medicine. Practicing Qi gong is also very effective for overcoming psychological problems.

There are many wonderful benefits derived from practicing Shaolin Cosmos Qi gong:

Curing illness and promoting health

Enhancing vitality and developing internal force

Promoting youthfulness and longevity

Expanding the mind and the intellect

Spiritual cultivation

Qi gong styles

Dynamic Qi gong means to combine the body's moves with mind, and to breathe to achieve a peaceful mind through a moving body. The usually practiced forms in the Shaolin Temple are Baduanjin, Yijinjing and Xi Sui Jing.

Static Qi gong uses standing, sitting, and posing postures to combine the practicing mind, and high speed breath. The mind practices to gain, calculate, and control qi. This form of Qi gong can be practiced through meditating standing still, in the sitting lotus position, or through a meditation in pose.

Hard Qi gong is to control the qi that has been accumulated, drive it to part of your body, and make your body as tough as iron. To break bricks, staffs, steel bars, big marble boards, spear piercing through a throat all belong to this category.

Soft Qi gong has a more subtle focusing of qi. It aims to gain and collect chi in the Dantian (an energy core around the lower belly) to try to control and use it.

Health care Qi gong includes forms such as Ba duanjin and iron coat, etc.

Tai Chi

Tai Chis roots go back to several time periods because there are five styles of Tai Chi. The five major styles practiced today are Chen-style, Yang-style, Wu or Wu (Hao) style, Wu-Syle and Sun-style. There is a fair amount of debate about the exact origins of Tai Chi and its founder. In English, a rough translation comes out as supreme ultimate fist, boundless fist, or great extremes boxing.

One prevailing theory is Taoist and Buddhist monasteries provided a number of the formative influence. There is little in the way of physical proof for this theory, but many old traditional schools claim a connection to it. A second theory is the practice was developed and formulated by the Taoist monk Zhang Sanfeng in the 12th century. However, the earliest recorded history regarding his teaching recorded in a work called Epitaph for Wang Zhengnan in 1669 is the earliest piece connecting Zhang Sanfeng and Tai Chi.

Another theory is the one of Yang Luchan who trained with the Chen family for 18 years before he came to Beijing to teach there. It is believed his art was heavily influenced by the Chen family art. This was supposedly developed around the 17th century. While the exact origins of this ancient martial art cannot be pinned down, it has without a doubt existed for centuries and has a rich history. Today the martial art is practiced throughout the world not only for its martial benefits but also for its health benefits.

In regards to its martial uses, it is about developing a self-defense that teaches a student how to change in response to outside forces. They also use it to determine how much force to respond with. This all focuses around dealing with an attacker by yielding to their attacks and striking back with minimal efforts unlike other martial arts which try to meet oncoming attacks with opposing force.

When Tai Chi is practiced for health benefits it is done in a slow and graceful pattern. These movements are practiced along with proper breathing and stretching, when done correctly bring relaxation to the body and help improve the flow of energy throughout the body. It can relieve stress both in the body and in the mind allowing the person to meditate and achieve optimum health. Practicing these movements has proven to be a healthy form of exercise that is not as rigorous on the body and it also improves the practitioners balance.

Xing yi

One of the oldest forms of martial arts in Chinese Kung Fu is the Xingyiquan. It started in the Southern Song Dynasty ten centuries ago. Its fundamental theories and scientifically accepted precepts is founded on a comprehensive and sound school of thought.

The Xing yi masters have knowledge and skills of various forms Kung Fu which originated from different persons. The renowned masters trained soldiers to apply this art of fighting during times of war in the Southern Song Dynasty. This type of Kung Fu was widely accepted as wounded soldiers could not exercise Gong Fu - a conventional and popular way of fighting during combat. The soldiers had to learn this art in order to defend their territories.

A renowned patriotic Chinese general who braved many wars found it advantageous to train and enhance his soldiers art of war by applying Xing yi fist form. This form is a witty blending of Wuxing with actions imitating the motion of specific animals. This art evolved from making subtle movements to using the mind to control the inner and outer actions.

The name, Xing yi Fist, was founded by a respected Guo Yunsheng who is credited for refining the art of fighting. He is regarded for modernizing it to include the five major constituents: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. The associated theories inspired the Xingyi Fist and accompanying weaponry. The whole concept is based on contemporary Chinese doctrine.

Moreover, there are other twelve imitative techniques which are based on the movements of the following animals: the dragon, tiger, horse, cork, bear, sparrow, hawk, monkey, eagle, swallow, crane, cat, and snake. These movements have six associated combinations. They can further be divided by half into internal and external combinations.

The internal combinations include:

Right effort and awareness (mind control)

Mind control and the inner Qi

Internal Qi and the inner strength

The external combinations include:

Hands and feet

Elbows and knees

Shoulders and arms

The major concept is to maintain flexibility of a dragon, the firm shoulder of a bear, the agile nature of an eagle and produce sound like thunder. Xing yi concentrates on mind controlling the Qi to collaborate with internal strength and the physical motion. This is the fundamental concept of studying Xing yi - uniting external acts and internal energy. This renders in a unique and efficient form of fighting. Additional benefits include general improvement of the trainees health, taming the soul and extending ones life.

Bagua

Bagua Zhang (eight trigram palm) can be traced back to Dong Haichuan, who appears to have synthesized elements of pre-existing martial arts with Taoist meditation and Daoyin (internal cultivation) practices. The end product is a style that combines uniquely evasive circular footwork, derived from Taoist circle-walking, with palm strikes, joint locks and throws powered by smooth whole body coiling and uncoiling actions to devastating effect even in face of numerous of opponents.

Along with palm forms, and the commonplace staff, spear, and sword, Baguas syllabus includes more unusual weapons. Perhaps it is the breadth of this weapons syllabus that accounts for Bagua Zhang practitioners famed ability with weapons improvised from everyday objects. Many consider Bagua to be the most difficult of the three main internal styles, and its skills are difficult for many to master well enough to use in self-defense.

But even at less exhaled levels of accomplishment, Baguas singular training practices yield great benefits in terms of coordination, flexibility of muscle and fascia, strength and joint stability, stamina, and concentration, which can be helpful in the study of less intricate styles.

Bagua is often associated with Beijing where Dong Haichuan taught the Imperial bodyguard and had numerous disciples and nearby Tianjin whose lawlessness in the late 19th century spawned body guarding agencies, whose staff were naturally drawn to a style tailor-made for this domain. But Dong Haichuans students were numerous, and one Yin Fu, after mastering the art in its entirety, took on a boy from the Shandong Peninsula as a disciple. This was Gong Baotian, nicknamed Monkey Gong, and later founder of Yin Style, Gong branch Bagua.

Wudang

The Wudang martial arts sometimes referred to as Wudang Kung Fu are martial arts collections that had originated from the Wudang Mountain from the Central parts of China. Its Taoists martial arts that are recognized globally but its actually different from the equally popular Shaolin Kung Fu.

The Wudang Kung Fu is a specialized martial arts form that enjoys the same position with the Shaolin Kung Fu in China, thus goes the popular saying in China that, pay respect to Shaolin Kung Fu training in the North and pay your respect to Wudang Kung Fu in the South. The Wudang martial art is able to follow Taoism. Taoists follow a philosophy that maintains that one trains Kung Fu for the pursuit of good health preservation and longevity plus for self-defense when needed.

Wudang Kung Fu is understood to have been founded by a local Taoist by the name Zhang Sanfeng. There is a widespread legend that has been passed down about the Taiji fist. It says that there existed an outstanding man during the Chinese Ming Dynasty by the name of Zhang Sanfeng who had excelled highly in martial arts. The Taiji boxing later developed quickly to include different styles today including Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun styles boxing competitions.

Indeed, thus its a very popular Kung Fu which is popular among the Chinese mostly after the unification. Today it has grown to include ancient nutrition, defense and offense Kung Fu, and other forms of alchemy. Hence, it has been able to ensure inner strength and bridge between hardness and softness, and in changing positions according to circumstance.

Nowadays, Wudang Taoism federations offered more than 28 schools of Wudang boxing forms, 17 schools of Wudang weapon forms, and 9 schools inner Chi kung,such as:

Yin Yang Ba Gua Chang

WudangTaiyi Five Element Boxing

Wudang Pure-Yang Boxing

Wudang Sword

WudangTaichi Boxing

Taihe Boxing

Wudang Heavenly-Gate Chikung.

Wudang Moon-Watching Chikun

Wudang Southern School,etc.

Mantis

Northern Praying Mantis originated in Shandong province. The style is considered internal-external. It is accessible to and effective for beginners, but also contains refined skills requiring many years to master, and yielding very high levels of martial ability and internal development.

According to one legend, Mantis was created by Wang Lang who was inspired by observing the praying mantis. But it is not a pure animal style; it does not copy the movements of the mantis directly, but emulates its aggressive attitude, and combines upper body movements inspired by the angles of the mantis strikes with footwork derived from a monkey style of Kung Fu. Another legend has it that Wang Lang was among 18 martial artists summoned by the Abbot of Shaolin to improve the styles taught there, and absorbed and incorporated the best of their teachings.

Praying Mantis demands that the major joints and spine remain flexible during practice, making it effective for promoting health and longevity. Its hand movements are mainly fast and continuous circular blocks and counters, highly effective for self-defense, alternating between upward and downward movements. The movements are hard but not stiff, soft but powerful, rapid but orderly, with many abrupt changes, and different positions adopted for different situations. Use of power is abrupt and quick, alternating tension and relaxation. There are short-range and long-range attacks, often combined with step and leg techniques for added effectiveness.

Over the centuries, Praying Mantis Kung Fu has evolved numerous sub-styles. The original, oldest - over 350 years old - and hardest - although still internal-external - of these, is Qixing Tanglangquan (Seven Star Praying Mantis). This is now very widespread in and outside Shandong, but within Shandong later developed into Meihua Tanglangquan (Plum Blossom Praying Mantis) along with Taiji Tanglangquan (Taiji Praying Mantis).

Around one hundred years ago, these styles were merged into Taiji Meihua Tanglangquan (Taichi Plum Blossom Praying Mantis Boxing). Shuaishou Meihua Tanglangquan (Flicking/Throwing Hand Plum Blossom Praying Mantis) is a further offshoot of Meihua Tanglangquan, which Qu Shifu has merged with Taiji Meihua Tanglangquan, to form his personal style: Shuaishou Taiji Meihua Tanglangquan.

Sanda

Chinese wushu martial arts manifest in two forms. One, routine, and the other, wrestling, resistance or sparring. As one of the two forms, Sanda is a central part of Chinese Wushu.

Sanda, 'Chinese kickboxing' is also called Sanshou and had names such as Xiangbo, Shoubo and Jiji in ancient times. As an essential part of Chinese Wushu, Sanda is favored by its many supporters and through the years has spread and evolved into a Chinese national sport of unique character. Sanda developed and grew through a long period of Chinese history. It began with the productive labor and their struggles for survival to become transformed into a gem of cultural heritage.

People of primitive society learned through hunting how to defend themselves and hunt for animals. They developed simple skills of boxing, kicking, holding and throwing through observing the abilities of animals to hunt for food like catching cats, avoiding dogs, leaping tigers, and looping eagles etc.

Sanda, in simple words, is face-to-face fighting with bare hands between two people, consisting of offensive and defensive effect and requires kicking at distance, pouching at stride distance and take-down throws when close. The movements of Sanshou remarkably reflect its specific inbeing - that of a fighting art, however it is distinct from fighting martial arts that cause injury and disabilities.

Sanshou has strict rules to ensure the safety of the two fighters. Rules state that attacking the hindbrain, neck, and crotch of the opponent is prohibited. In Sanshou, it is also allowed to exercise the skills of different Wushu schools. The internal features of Sanshou determine that it is presented as a conflict - the essential form of Sanshou. After much training and having mastered the basic actions and skills and under the provision of the rules, both sides fight freely on the deciding factors of wisdom, bravery and skill.

After long-term training, having mastered Sanda skills, a Sanda practitioner will be unhurried and do corresponding defensive and offensive actions at a very fast pace when attacked suddenly by the opponent. It is also much easier for him to hit someone who hasnt received the training. In comparison to an ordinary person, a Sanda athlete has a much higher resisting ability. Sanda not only improves physical qualities such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and sensitivity but also develops people health both physically and mentally.

Baji

Baji, a school of traditional Chinese Marital Arts that features explosive, short range power, was also known as "rake fist" due to the fist being held loosely and slightly open when not striking, resembling a rake and the art involving many downward strike moves, like a rake's movement in the field. The name was considered to sound rather crude in its native tongue and so was changed to BajiQuan. The term Baji, which comes from the oldest book in China, signifies an extension of all directions".

In this case, it means including everything" or the universe." Ba (Chinese for eight) denotes the eight major points of the body: head, shoulders, elbows, hands, buttocks, kua, knees, and feet and 'Ji' (polar) is extended in the eight polar directions.

Bajiquan is characterized by direct, culminating and powerful fast strikes that will render an opponent unable to continue and is used in close combat, giving attention to elbow, knee, shoulder and hip strikes. When blocking an attack or nearing an opponent, Bajiquan techniques emphasize striking major points of vulnerability, the thorax (trunk of the body), the legs and neck.

The major purpose of Baji training is to develop ultimate snapping power. After gaining this type of power, some very efficient techniques can be performed or applied.

Six Major Characteristic Powers:

Sinking (Xia Chen or Chen Zhui)

Thrusting (Chong)

Extending (Cheng)

Entangling (Chan)

Crossing (Shi Zi)

Explosive and short (Cun)

The six big ways of opening door or Liu Da Kai: 'the most important practices of Baji'

Ding: using the fist, elbow or shoulder to push forward and upward.

Bao: putting arms together as if hugging someone. It is usually followed by chop (Pi).

Ti: elevating the knee to hit the thigh of the opponent, or elevating the foot to hit the shin of the opponent etc.

Dan: using a single move.

Kua: using the hip.

Chan: entanglement with rotation around the wrist, elbow and shoulder

Stepping and Body Methods

Footwork in BajiQuan has three special features: Zhen Jiao, Nian Bu and Chuang Bu. These striking techniques relate to ancient Chinese medicine, which states that all parts of the body are connected, either physically or spiritually.

Open Hand Forms and Weapons

The forms of Baji are divided into Fist (non-weapon) and Weapon forms. There are 20 fist forms, which include 12 Baji Small Structure Fists, Baji Black Tiger Fist, Baji Dan Zhai, Baji Dan Da/Dui Da, Baji Luo Han Gong, and Baji Si Lang Kuan. There are eight weapons forms, including Liu He Da Qiang (spear), Liu He Hua Qiang (spear), Chun Yang Jian (sword), San Yin Dao (sabre), Xing Zhe Bang (staff), Pudao, and Chun Qiu Da Dao (a long two-handed heavy blade, used by Generals sitting on their horses).

Some of Baji's forms

Black Tiger Fist, Small Frame 4th Road, Single Plucking, Small Frame 5th Road, Small Frame 3rd Road, Small Frame 6th Road, LoHan (Buddha's Disciple) Work, Small Frame 1st Road, Small Frame 2nd Road, Six Big Openings- Liu Da Kai, Pu Dao Plain Knife, Spring Autumn Big Knife, 6 Harmony Big Spear, Single Strike, Railing Hand Partner Set- Fu Shou, Si Lang Kuan, Pure Yang Sword, Raise the Willow Saber, Travelling Staff, Six Harmony Spear.

Language course & Course preparation

The school scheduled Mandarin classes every day during your training. It is recommended that you learn some basic phrases and words before coming to China to express your respect. The school welcomes all levels of students, and the training plans will be adjusted to fit with your level. However, physical built-up is recommended before the training.

Yantai City

The average temperature in Yantai is 12 and is one of the famous tourist attractions and vacation hotspots in China because of its three large beaches. Yantai is the only city in China to to be recognized by UNESCO and received recognition from the United Nations in 2005. It is extremely clean, with minimal pollution due to its location and there is access to western products. Yantai is about a one and a half hour bus ride from the school if students want to visit it on the weekend.

Kunyu Mountain in Yantai, whose foot is where the school is located, is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China. It is the birthplace of Chuan Chen Tao, a national forest park, which has many beautiful natural sights, such as the Cave of Yanxia, Jiulong pond and the Temple of Wuran.

Activities
  • Art classes
  • Gym
  • Language course
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Table tennis
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Laundry
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

Food is also included in the price. Almost all food served at the school is organic and is grown on site in their gardens and picked from their trees. Students, masters, and staff eat all meals together in the dining hall. This provides students with a feeling of acceptance by a Chinese family and gives them an opportunity to practice their Mandarin skills.

Cave of Yanxia

Jiulong pond

Temple of Wuran

  • 13 nights private accommodation
  • Access to common room, game room, massage room, and training equipment
  • Application fee
  • Daily food and meals
  • Free washing machine
  • Mandarin Chinese classes, as well as other cultural classes such as Taoism, Buddhism, calligraphy, Chinese massage
  • Training three times daily with experienced and capable masters
  • Airfare tickets
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (if applicable)

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Yantai Airport (YNT), and a free pickup will be arranged to take you to the school.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Yantai, Shandong province, China

Kunlun School, a part of Ludong University in Yantai city, Shandong province, China, specializes in teaching traditional Kung Fu to foreign students and assists them in visa application.

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