6 Months Advance Tai Chi and Kung Fu Training in China

  • Northern Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Intl Academy, Dong Dao Gou Village, Handan, Hebei, China

6 Months Advance Tai Chi and Kung Fu Training in China

  • Northern Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Intl Academy, Dong Dao Gou Village, Handan, Hebei, China

Kung Fu Training in China

Advance your Kung Fu training with Northern Shaolin Temple Kungfu Academy. Join a program that will benefit you and change you for the better. You will learn different style of Kung Fu from the master like Shaolin traditional Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Sanda /Chinese kick boxing, Qin Na, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Ba Ji Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Bagua, and meditation. Experience the complete Kung Fu training and learn Mandarin Chinese, calligraphy, Buddhism, as well as massage and traditional tea ceremony classes to gain a better understanding of the Chinese Buddhist culture.


  • Daily Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes
  • Sessions on cultures and traditions
  • Traditional optimized training for foreigners
  • Experienced Kung Fu masters as instructors
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 months accommodation
  • 120 days with instruction
  • English
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Students in the school are accommodated in either a private room or two-person shared one room that depends on their length of staying. Extra blankets are given to students in the winter, fans in the summer. There is also electricity in rooms and a computer with internet in the office that can be used by students.

General living conditions in China will, to some extent, be a reflection that a country is still developing, so students should be aware of this difference if coming from a western country. However, the school aims to provide the students with a good standard of accommodation to live in. The school will try to accommodate students as much as possible.

6 months Kung Fu training plan

During this time, students will study the Shaolin Basics and rudimentary movements of Shaolin fist, staff, and broadsword. One traditional short fist form is what you'll have to master. Furthermore, basic Tai Chi moves and a basic Tai Chi form according to individual preference will also be taught. Some of the forms you will learn will be five step fist form, continuous fist or Tongbei fist, and 24 step Yang-Style Tai Chi.

Daily schedule Monday to Friday

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Tai Chi & Qigong
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
  • 06:00 - 19:20 Dinner

Variations on daily schedule

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Shaolin basics (Monday), Basics & forms (Tuesday), Jumps & rolls (Wednesday), Qigong (Thursday), power stretching (Friday)
  • 10:20 - 11:30 Traditional forms (Monday), Qin Na / applications (Tuesday), take downs (Wednesday), Conditioning (Thursday), traditional forms (Friday)
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Sanda (Monday, Wednesday), Wudang (Tuesday), power training (Thursday)
  • 14:30 - 17:30 Distance running (Friday)
  • 16:20 - 17:30 Mantis forms (Monday), Baji / Bagua (Tuesday), Martial arts theory (Wednesday), Wunchun / Xingyi (Thursday)
  • 19:20 - 20:30 Mandarin Chinese (Monday, Tuesday, and Wenesday), Calligraphy (Thursday)

Free time

During the week, there are breaks in the day between training sessions. The students often take advantage of this time for resting or do some personal things, such as meditating, reading, going for a walk, or listening to music, etc. At times, they can play chess by themselves or with the teachers.

On the weekends, there is no formal training, so students can get their own free time. Permitted by the masters, they can leave school to visit places near by. For example, students can visit Chinese villages, climb Mountain Taizu. If they want to visit some famous interests, they may also ask for a period of holiday.

Academy rules

  • Academy students should be humble, studious and should show respect to their teachers.
  • Students should not send and do non-exclusive words and deeds, should follow unity, mutually help each other and jointly improve their technical level.
  • Students should honor their parents, care for the young, and unite the masses.
  • Student should be non-violent, should not be bullying the weak and disabled; should not commit robbery, theft and fraud others.
  • Students and martial arts followers should also be non-smoking and non-alcoholic.

Martial Arts

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu is our most widely circulated, one of the oldest sects of martial arts, began about Northern Wei. Chronicles continued some development that led to its widespread throughout the country, and also gradually spread overseas.

San Da

Chinese Sanda is both in accordance with certain rules, the use of martial arts kick, hit, throw, etc. It is of winning each other's offensive and defensive techniques, unarmed combat modern competitive sports; it is an important part of Chinese martial arts.


Qigong (Chi Kung) is a kind of breathing adjustment, physical activity, and awareness adjustment (pranayama, tune-shaped, and spherical) as a means to physical fitness, disease prevention, health, and sickness, development potential for the purpose of a mind-body training methods. Qigong is a wide range of functions can be divided into dynamic and static power. Dynamic exercise refers to physical activity-based Qigong, such as guided faction dominated by dynamic power, characterized by an emphasis combined with emotional limb operation. The static power refers to the body does not move, the rely on awareness, and self-control for breathing Qigong.


Wudang martial arts have a long history that is profound. Yuanmomingchu Wudang Taoist Zhang Sanfeng its pinnacle, revered as the originator of Wudang martial arts. Zhang Sanfeng the "Book of Changes" and "moral" and the essence of martial arts ingenious blend, creating an important health fitness value. After the experience on behalf of martial innovation, enrich, accumulate, forming a large Chinese martial arts genre, known as "the Northern Shaolin, Wudang Southern honor.

Qin Na

Grappling, martial arts techniques one class, the use of human joints, points and weaknesses of vital parts, the use of leverage and the meridian theory, the use of anti-joint movements and concentrate on attacking each other weaknesses, to produce physical pain cannot resist pain response, to take one's place and capture the effect.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an important concept in the history of Chinese thought, has shown signs of "Yi": "Easy Tai Chi is in two appearances. Astrotech Health four images, four images, and raw gossip." And gossip has a very close relationship. In the practice of Tai Chi, every move is to be felt peaceful and comfortable.

Acts are light and agile, slow and smooth. Loose and tight movements are in order as is force and flexibility correlated. Tai Chi is revered for being a practice of natural and elegant movements that are immersed in musical rhythm, philosophical connotation, styles of beauty and poetic atmosphere. It's beneficial nature to health can heal, prevent illness, and facilitate the enjoyment of life.

Xing Yi

China's three famous Xing Yi quan is one species within the family Impossible (Xing Yi, Tai Chi, Bagua), ranked China's four famous boxing. However, Xing Yi quan style is hard to play hard into a few, such as lightning, including home boxing is unique. Xing Yi quan named, is intended to take the meaning of pictograms. There are basic elements twelve pictograms: twelve pictograms for the dragon, tiger, monkey, horse, tortoise, chicken, swallow, harrier, snake, camel, eagles, and bear other shapes. Are twelve animals fighting creation.


Bagua In the center of the same circle as the boundary, draw two equal representation of all things relationship between Yin and Yang fish. Yin fish with black, male fish with white, which is the representation of day and night. Yang fish's head has a Yin eyes, overcast the fish's head has a positive eye, which means that all things are transformed into each other, mutual penetration, Yin there is Yang, yang there is Yin, Yin and Yang, consistency, allelopathy, that modern philosophy and contradiction law of opposites notation.


"Wen Tai Chi tranquility, Wu has octupole moves of" Ba Ji Quan, Chinese boxing name. "Octupole" means all sides made fresh up to a very far place. Guileless simplicity of its action, Tough Lie made fresh crisp action. Bajiquan long history, experienced generation descendant of hard lapping, with its unique style and training method, unique, dreams, continue to carry forward the great light Bajiquan schematically, enduring, generation to generation emerged in many martial arts masters, in martial arts influence.

Wing Chun

Wing Chun is one of the ancient southern styles of Chinese Kung Fu. Firstly, it was developed in Guangdong and Fujian (two southern provinces of China) about 250 - 300 years ago. The most popular origin of Wing Chun is it was created by a female Shaolin Master called Wu Mei (Ng Mui). She was also a great master in Shaolin white crane style.

In the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), the Southern Shaolin Temple was set on fire by the government. Five great Shaolin Martial Artists (Wu Mei, Zhi Shan, Bai Mei, Feng Dao De, and Miao Xian) managed to fight the enemy and escape. In order to avoid the persecution for the government, Wu Mei hide in the Da Liang Mountain, this is situated on the boarder of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

In this duration, she kept practicing Kung Fu; occasionally she saw a snake and crane fight. This enlightened her and she created her own unique style on this basis. Later on, she passed this style to Yan Yong Chun (Yim Wing Chun). After Wing Chun gained this, she systematized it and widely spread the form. Then people named this style Wing Chun to remember her.

Mantis boxing

Mantis is a famous traditional martial arts genre, a pictographic boxing. Mantis style, generally speaking, is a fast brave, resolute, and move forward momentum. Its characteristics are positive welcome sideswipe, the actual situation with each other, both the length, hardness and softness, hands and feet, people elusive, hard to detect; closely with comic way of encroaching upon each other, so that the enemy has no respite.

Northern Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy was founded in the summer of 2012. It is sponsored by the shaolin Temple, approved by the national Ministry of Education Sports Bureau departments and has a national recognition of qualifications of modern authentic shaolin Temple college. Northern Shaolin Academy is a Yishanbangshui school situated in a picturesque Taejo mountain scenic area with green trees, green cypress, and Shanqingshuixiu, the best position to practice Kung Fu.

Handan culture

Handan in Hebei Province is located in Taihang Mountain, Bordered by the four provinces in the hinterland, Hebei Province is one of the oldest cities in China and also a famous ancient cities. Handan has a long history, culture and history. Handan has 3000 years of Old Town history (Spring and Autumn Period History). Handan prevailing economic become prosperous and developed.

Handan City is a "national historical and cultural city," as early as 8000 years ago in the early Neolithic ancestors here Cishan multiply recuperate. As early as 7300 years ago, it gave birth to the early Neolithic cultures, magnetic mountain ancestors in this area, set up their own homes, creating a world-famous "magnetic mountain culture." In Handans long history, the process of birth and its profound history and culture, is the descendants of ancestors left us a precious spiritual wealth.

Amid the 8000 years of history forged into the top ten cultural pulse of Handan. There Zhao culture, magnetic mountain culture, Nuwa culture, Cao Wei Jianan culture, Northern Qi grotto culture, dream culture, Cizhou culture, Guangfu Taiji culture, idioms culture, revolutionary culture border. Unique natural environment and history, so Handan city has a rich cultural heritage and beautiful natural landscape. Handan favorably natural scenery, Rolling the Taihang Mountains, the lake water potential boundless Jingniang Lake, the mountains and water to add a lot of this ancient city scenery of the gas.

  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Internet access
  • Shop nearby

All meals have vegetarian options. Generally, there are about 4 - 7 plates of different foods to choose from during meals, with only 2 or 4 of them containing meat. Care is given when preparing the food for students, the academy will try their best to make sure the students enjoy the meals and give them the energy they need to train.

Food and accommodation is included in costs of the school except snacks and water, travel and shopping so it is not necessary to spend much extra money while training. But the students are easy to find that food and many other things are much cheaper in China than in their home country.

Study the Chinese culture

Immersive study of Shaolin Kung Fu in the culture and country of origin contribute to the unique experiences students have training at the school in HanDan. To support this, the school offers various free optional cultural classes in the evening for students to benefit from deepening their knowledge and understanding of traditional Chinese culture. These enable students to gain insight into the philosophies, culture and language underlying their interrelated study of Chinese and Shaolin Martial Arts. The classes are popular with students as they are able to combine their learning and stay with gaining skills such as Chinese Mandarin or the main principles of acupuncture massage.

Visit the Northern Ming Shaolin Temple

Northern Ming Shaolin Temple, located in Handan City, Taejo Mountain scenic nature conservation. Was built in the Northern Dynasties, dating back a thousand years of history, legend and zen two ancestral Hui ke and Seng Chou can be fused Master In this monastic monk, known as Northern Ming Shaolin Temple. Here mountains on three sides, beautiful scenery, cultural landscape, and magnificent sceneries are displayed for the world to look.

Arrival by plane

There is only one airport close to the academy. Below is the schedule of the flights which is available from Mondays to Sundays at the designated place following the certain times indicated. All of which are A320 flight types with no stops.

For flight number MU5637 the start/flight time will be at 07.45 a.m. at the Pudong Airport with an arrival time of 09.50 a.m. at the Handan Airport.

While for flight number MU5657 the start/flight time will be at 05.00 p.m. at the Pudong Airport with an arrival time of 06.55 p.m. at the Handan Airport.

And for flight number CZ3299 the start/flight time will be at 08.45 a.m. at the Guangzhou Airport with an arrival time of 11.05 a.m. at the Handan Airport.

If you arrive in Shanghai or Guangzhou, there is a direct flight to Handan, it is very convenient.

If you want to arrive in Beijing, youd better reach Handan by Gaotie; it will save your time.

The price of flight depends on the date of booking your ticket and the state/country you are coming from.

Arrival by train

Below is the schedule of the trains which starts at the Beijing west train station and arrives at the Handan East train station following the certain times indicated. All of the train trips cost 209 CNY.

For train G521 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 2 minutes, the train's start time is 03.26 p.m. and its arrival time is 05.28 p.m.

For train G571 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 9 minutes, the train's start time is 09.27 a.m. and its arrival time is 11.36 a.m.

For train G503 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 2 minutes, the train's start time is 02.37 p.m. and its arrival time is 04.39 p.m.

For train G513 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 2 minutes, the train's start time is 10.48 a.m. and its arrival time is 12.50 p.m.

For train G507 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 2 minutes, the train's start time is 07.00 a.m. and its arrival time is 04.19 p.m.

For train G523 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 2 minutes, the train's start time is 03.26 p.m. and its arrival time is 05.28 p.m.

For train G651 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 9 minutes, the train's start time is 07.05 a.m. and its arrival time is 09.14 a.m.

For train G505 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 8 minutes, the train's start time is 03.40 p.m. and its arrival time is 12.29 p.m.

For train G517 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 2 minutes, the train's start time is 02.31 p.m. and its arrival time is 05.48 p.m.

For train G6735 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 9 minutes, the train's start time is 07.44 p.m. and its arrival time is 09.53 p.m.

For train G71 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 1 minute, the train's start time is 08.00 a.m. and its arrival time is 10.01 p.m.

For train G561 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 8 minutes, the train's start time is 06.23 p.m. and its arrival time is 08.31 p.m.

For train G655 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 8 minutes, the train's start time is 10.05 a.m. and its arrival time is 12.13 p.m.

For train G667 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 1 minute, the train's start time is 05.38 p.m. and its arrival time is 07.39 p.m.

For train G6731 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 15 minute, the train's start time is 07.40 a.m. and its arrival time is 09.55 a.m.

For train G81 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 1 minute, the train's start time is 01.05 p.m. and its arrival time is 03.06 p.m.

For train G6733 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 11 minutes, the train's start time is 02.22 p.m. and its arrival time is 04.33 p.m.

For train G661 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 8 minutes, the train's start time is 02.43 p.m. and its arrival time is 04.51 p.m.

For train G567 the estimated running time is 2 hours and 9 minutes, the train's start time is 11.55 a.m. and its arrival time is 02.04 p.m.

There are many direct trains from Beijing to Handan, when you arrive at Handan, the academy will pick you up for free.


  • Review by Guido Paech from Germany

    "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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  • Review by Claire

    "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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  • Review by Jeff

    "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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  • Review by Dsv Parkinson from England

    "It was my first time abroad, and I wanted to start my adventures from one place, just to get used to the Asian culture, and learn Kung Fu!! I trained Shaolin kungfu and Sanda with Master Xu for over six months and in this time I feel I learnt and progressed so much. This was due to Master Xu's knowledge, patience as skill at teaching.During my time training I had expected my flexibility, speed, coordination and strength to improve, however I was really surprised at how much more resilient and mentally strong I was on completion of my time training. I also lived and participated in some of the Chinese habits and celebrations which they all celebrate with the students. This all, combined with the change of seasons, I can say that I enjoyed a complete Chinese experience which I will never forget.To anyone who wants to challenge themselves in a new environment, or to learn something many people can only dream about I would highly recommend training with master Xu. Email:dsvparkinson@gmail.com"

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  • Review by Yiyo Ascen from Mexico

    "Xu shifu was nothing less than a great teacher and a friend of mine. His training is intense and extensive, but at the same time he is both kind and strict, expecting no less than the absolute best of his students.I studied under him in 2011, and at first I was afraid that he would be too demanding; but I soon discovered that he tries real hard to understand his students' limits so he can help us overcome them and defeat all fear.Nowadays I really miss the time I spent under his tutellage, I feel that I learnt many important life lessons under his wing and he has kept in touch with me ever since. Overall, he is a strong practitioner and a relentless teacher with an unique spirit for learning and sharing knowledge"

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