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Northern Shaolin Temple Kungfu Academy

Northern Shaolin Temple Kung Fu International Academy offers authentic traditional shaolin kung fu and taichi training.

Instructors 6

Shaolin Abbot Shi Yong Xin

Venerable Shaolin Abbot Shi Yong Xin is the Abbot of the Songshan Shaolin Temple in Henan Province. Supporting the promotion of Shaolin Martial Arts, the Abbot gave his support and blessing for the founding Master Shi Yan Hao to set up the Northern Shaolin Martial Arts School in 2012. Xin Shi Yong Xin was born in 1965 and joined the Shaolin Temple in 1981. He took office as the Shaolin Temple Abbot in 1999 after a long study as a monk at the Shaolin Temple and other monasteries.

Master Du "Shi Xingpeng"

Master Du has held an undiminished enthusiasm Kung Fu from an early age. He was initially taught by his grandfather, who was a shaolin warrior monk and a Bagua master. He is a 32nd Generation Monk and he began studying at the temple when he was 9 years old. Master Du has reached his 8th Duan in Chinese Martial Arts and is considered a National Master sportsman. He immersed himself in the training and become proficient in many areas. He is accomplished in shaolin boxing, Bagua, Xing Yi, Qigong, a variety of traditional forms, animal forms and drunken forms.

Master Xu "Shi Yanhao"

Masters Xu also came from a strong background in martial arts, and his grandfather started his training from a very young age. At the age of seven, he started training in traditional martial arts in earnest as well as tai chi and boxing. Master Xu has reached his 6th Duan in Chinese Martial Arts and is considered a National Master sportsman. By age twelve, he was studying full time in the Shaolin temple. Here he gained proficiency in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu fighting skills, Sanda, Shaolin boxing, and fighting skills, Qigong, Wudang Kung Fu ,Qinna, Bagua, and traditional forms.

Master Zhou Shi Yanhu

Master Zhou is the 34th generation of Shaolin warrior monk. He loved Wushu from childhood and began the training since he was 8 years old. He has enthusiasm for training and works hard on it. He starts with Tong Zigong / Incredible Kids Kung Fu which needs to be trained in a very young age to keep the body flexible enough. He is very skillful at traditional shaolin fist, boxing and Pictographic boxing like eagle, dragon, tiger, mantis, etc. He has been teaching foreigners Wushu for many years. There is discipline in his class which can encourage the students to improve faster.

Master Qin Shi Yanhuai

Master Qin is a 34th generation Shaolin monk. He started training in martial arts since he was 9. During the martial art training hard, he never talk too much, and focus only on training that he was compared to a robot that only knows to turn and training. He is known for his training and performance in China.He is also known for his wushu tour performances in Turkey, Antalya, Russia, Moscow, and Singapore. He has extensive experience in teaching foreign students.

Master Rui Shi Yanrui

Masters Rui is born in a noble family well-known as martial artists, and is a 34th monk of Shaolin. He began to practice taijiquan and neijaiquan as a child, and went to the Shaolin Monastery for further study at 13, which is the beginning of his career of learning martial arts. He was very assiduous and diligent during his training and you could hardly see a trace of weariness shown in his face. When he teaches his students, the training he gives is as rigorous as his former training. He is also known to be a good master that pays enough attention to his students.

Testimonials 3

Guido Paech Germany

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I decided to apply for a three weeks training at Northern Shaolin Kungfu School in December. Without any experience in martial arts, l arrived with little expectations regarding the progress.

Master Xu, Master Guo and Mrs. Wu Xia did change my mind during my stay.The first week was very hard for me, but a first class training provided by my masters brought me up to that magic point of no return when you start wanting more. During training both masters always kept an eye on my individual status and were able to adjust session goals accordingly.

Due to this individual and intensive training, I was able to manage four different Kung Fu forms up to twenty steps and several basics,e.g. Sanda steps.This is much more than I would ever expect. I also raised my fitness level and body strength as the result of an ongoing power training.

Further more, l felt always welcome and treated like an old friend, of course, it is never easy to adapt a different lifestyle but Master Xu, Master Guo and Mrs. Wu Xia made me feel like home.

I want to say, thank you: for everything, and I hope that many students will share the same experiences at the Northern Shaolin Kungfu Academy.


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Justified was my initial apprehension I first trained with Xu Sifu (Master Shi Yan hao) during the summer of 2015. When I started I had next to no martial arts experience, and though I had been active most of my life, I was also no athlete. I was quite nervous about the physical demands of the kung fu training and wondered if I was getting in over my head jumping in and learning for the first time this complex art in China.

Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Academy is the real deal; it is an enchanting place that will both inspire, challenge and ultimately transform you in every way. The Masters, Shaolin Warrior Monks, are extremely talented and experienced and they never cease to amaze while they go out of their way to teach diligently. The management and support staff keeps the academy afloat in terms of logistics, student affairs and general matters at all times. Located in the heart of green farmlands within the rustic landscapes of Taizu Mountain, the academy offers all the amenities one might need. The training is difficult but is designed for all types of students, from professional martial artists to general athletes, from the highly spiritual or just curious adventurers who want to experience something new.


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This journey was an amazing experience that I would gladly repeat. Xu Shifu is an amazing teacher and friend, and I am proud to have been taught by him. We not only work on techniques, strength, and flexibility but he also teaches our body and mind to become one. Weaponry is another section he teaches, and during my short stay I was able to learn a few cool staff techniques. I wanted to work on my strength and flexibility and I was able to improve a lot more than I expected. Everyday is a lot of hard work and sometimes I wouldn’t see the results right away but only a few days later so I had to learn to be patient with my body and let it take in all the new things at its own speed. I really loved conditioning classes and hardening the body.

On arrival I was out of shape and showing it when climbing the nearby mountain. On my first accent I was slow, gasping for air, needed several breaks and covered in sweat. 3 weeks in, I climbed the mountain again, this time I went straight up. I didn't need to stop, I was barely winded when I reached the top and my water bottles were untouched.

The training is tough, especially if like me you are out of shape. But the reward is so much more because I now feel confident in this body’s capabilities. Over the first few days stiff and tired are about all you notice, but everyone here is so helpful and nice that you know you can pull through. And when you do, the improvement is obvious, you still feel tired after training but you recover faster, you still are slow in the run but you can keep running for longer and longer. So I say again it is the most exhausting and difficult physical activity I have done in a long time. And given a choice I would still be there doing it.

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