Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School

The Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School China is an institute for the teaching and promotion of traditional Shaolin kung fu and Chinese martial arts in China.

  • Qufu City, Shandong, China
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Venerable Shaolin Abbot Shi Yong Xin

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 Jia to set up the Qufu Shaolin Martial Arts School in 2008. 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. He became the thirtieth successor after the previous Buddhist Abbot Xue Ting Fu Yu.

Master Shi Yan Jia (Wei Shifu)

Master Shi Yan Jia is a 34th generation Shaolin disciple of the current Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yongxin. He came to the Shaolin temple to learn Shaolin Kung Fu from the age of eight years old and stayed there for a further ten years. He is currently ranked at level seven. He has eight years of experience in teaching Kung Fu to international students from all over the world and giving performances to many people.

Master Miao

Master Miao is a traditional baij quan, pigua zhang, and yang style taiji master. He is 66 years old with over 55 years Kung Fu experience. He was born in Cangzhou which is nationally known as the hometown of martial arts. This provides him a chance to learn the essence and traditional Kung Fu styles such as baji quan, pigua xhang, yi quan, nothern praying mantis, yanqing quan, and some unique weapons such as long-tassel straight sword, two-handed straight sword, and miao dao.

Master Shi Yan Hua (Master Du)

Master Shi Yan Hua is the 34th generation warrior monk, disciple of the Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yong Xin. He masters broad sword, staff, and Shaolin traditional form such as dahong. He ranked six band in the nine band system of Shaolin Kung Fu. He went to the Shaolin temple when he is nine years old in 1998. He has been teaching since 2006.

Master Shi Yan Zhi (Master Yu)

Master Yu is the 34th generation Shaolin warrior monks, ranked at sixth band in Shaolin Kung Fu system. He started to learn Kung Fu in 2000 and in 2005, he was selected to be a member of warrior monks of the Shaolin temple as he managed well one of the 72 secret skills. From then on, he followed the Shaolin Abbot Mater Shi Yon Xin to a lot of different countries for performance and cultural exchange. His amazing moves won approval and great applause in Russia, Germany, Korea, and France.

Master Zhang

Master Zhang is a traditional mantis fist master, the founder of Honglian Mantis Fist, the seventh generation inheritor of Chinese mantis fist, the first level national martial arts instructor, and band six as Chinese martial artist. Master Zhang was born in 1958 and he already trained Kung Fu for nearly 50 years. In 1980s, he created his own style: Honglian Mantis Fist, based on mantis, Honglian Fist, and Shaolin Kung Fu, and fully absorbed the essence of xingyi, bagua,taiji, wrestling, and qin'na. After this, he spent all his time to create a full system of Honglian mantis.

Shi Yan Peng (Master Song)

Master Song is the 34th generation warrior monk, first level national athlete on martial arts, ranked at sixth bank in Shaolin Kung Fu level system, and an excellent coach of the competing team in Tagou Martial Arts School in Henan Province. He specializes on Shaolin fist, spear, sword, and sanda. He started to teach Kung Fu in 2009 and has been receiving lots of positive comments from students.

Master He

Master He is a traditional xingyi and bagua zhang master. He is 63 years old and has over 50 years of Kung Fu experience. He is from Cangzhou, which is nationally known as the hometown of martial arts. In his early ages, he got started on the local Cangzhou wushu styles such as yanqing quan, hong quan, and tongbi quan. When he was 30 years old, he started to focus on xing yi and some rare and local weapons such as xigyi 13 spears and long-tassel straight sword. He won gold medal for xingyi and bagua on Cangzhou International Wushu Festival in 2014 and 2015.

Shi Yan Nan (Master Liu)

Master Liu is the 34th generation warrior monk ranked at sixth bank in Shaolin Kung Fu level system. He stared to learn Shaolin Kung Fu in the year 1993 when he is seven years old and trained for nine years. He specializes in Shaolin ditang forms, staff, broad sword, and double swords. From 2003, he has been selected to the Shaolin warrior monk team and started his oversea performance and teaching area.

Testimonials

  • Review by Jeronimo Emmanuel Ocampo-Guadarrama from India

    "I had planned on staying only for a short while but the longer I stayed the more I enjoyed myself. I am already planning on coming back and staying for at least a year. Top school with top master shaolin monks!"

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  • Review by Aqeel Anwar from Pakistan

    "This is the art of being humble and patience. The program builds up confidence in a young or older man. It has many benefits and teaches body fitness, self defence and many more. I like it very much and I appreciate your efforts for this art. Well done. Keep it up!"

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  • Review by Francisco Norton Brando from Portugal

    "I arrived on a weekend at the Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School and immediately I had the feeling that this was some serious business. Even at the weekend some students were practicing on their own around the school. Kung Fu was in the air, and people would breathe it. The Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School China conditions for living are OK. You dont have a fancy bed, TV nor A/C, but you have what you need to practice Kung Fu, and thats the most important.I had a little experience on martial arts before, but my Shifu was very nice and really taught me everything, despite all my limitations. Everyone else in the school was also nice. The translators would take care of any problem we had and the environment amongst students was very joyful. Im really glad I made the choice of coming here during my holidays. The schedule is well elaborated and gives the opportunity to learn different Chinese martial arts, which is great to enhance your experience here.Also it is very easy to enjoy the weekends while in here. I had the chance to hop in a trip organized by the Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School China to Shi Gao mountain, where we had the chance to visit a lot of Chinese nature and culture, and had the opportunity of sleeping in a monastery! I also easily made my own way to Mount Tai (which is a Chinese holy mountain) and to Confucius Temple, Mansion and Mausoleum, in Qufu.I really enjoyed coming here and I hope I can find the time in the future to come back. I definitely recommend the Qufu Shaolin School to anyone interested in martial arts. All I can say is that Im leaving breathing Kung Fu, just as I wanted. Advice for newcomers: if you want to train yourself before coming to the school, focus a big part of that training on stretching. You will definitely need flexibility."

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  • Review by David Finkel from USA

    "Simply put, my past 7 weeks at the Qufu Shaolin Kungfu School have been amazing. Every single day was awesome, and I remember telling myself that at the end of each one. This entire experience has been one of the best of my life. With my master's encouraging word, and help from my classmates, I was able to keep pushing past the pain and train harder. Now, after nearly 2 months, I still get sore, but the pain is manageable.My muscles are stronger and more flexible, and I have grown to enjoy sleeping on a hard mattress. It just took some time to get here. The training itself was awesome. I ended every class feeling great, albeit a bit tired. But not a single class passed that was not amazing. It is amazing to experience happiness and contentment every day of the week, all day long, when being used to the stresses of everyday living and the rat race at home.Waking up at 5:45 every day to practice and learn Tai Chi was an excellent way to start every morning. Even if I woke up exhausted from the previous day's training, which was usually the case, I would feel happy and energized after an hour of Tai Chi. It is definitely something that I will continue to do at home. My master, Zhang Shifu (Master Shi Xing Lin), is a true master in every sense of the word. He is always friendly, calm, and collected.I can tell that he truly loves teaching Shaolin Kung Fu, and that it is his passion. He always came up with new lessons and games to keep us stimulates. I learned so much from him in my 7 weeks here that I don't know where to begin. He spoke often of having virtue and being hardworking, and he really personifies these things.When I first met him, I wondered what if would be like needing a translator in order to communicate. That changed quickly, during my first lesson. A lot of the time, translations were not even needed. Zhang shifu is such a good teacher that I understood his explanations just by his tone, facial expressions and body language. It is really amazing to learn from somebody who possesses such skill and passion.The students here are great, too. It is refreshing to be in a place with all like-minded people. It is easy to make friends, because everybody here shares two things in common: a passion for Kung Fu and a passion for traveling. I made some great friends here from all over the world, and will keep in touch with many of them.These 7 weeks changed me for the better in more ways than I can count. I plan on continuing to practice at home everything that I learned here, and to keep improving my physical and mental well-being. I will always be grateful for this amazing experience, and I will never forget the hard training, the great teachers, and the good friends that all sum up my trip here. "

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  • Review by Timothy Andrew Hilton from UK

    "I arrived at the school on the 11th September; it was very hot compared to England which took some time to adjust. Immediately I was welcomed by the friendly students by getting invited to get shown around the local City of Qufu. I declined as I was extremely jet lagged and just wanted to sleep.When the training started on Monday, that's when I felt the most impressed. Impressed by the amount of attention of the masters you get and their expertise in Shaolin Kung Fu. I was also glad the amount of patients the monks have as well and how they are eager to improve their English all the time.There are translators on-site who are very helpful and willing to work around the clock even on weekends. Throughout the week the training is very tiring and your master will push you at your personal limits. At the end of the week you get a good well deserved rest during the weekend where many students go to the City to relax.Most of the students go to the International Youth Hostel to relax on comfy chairs in an air-conditioned room which serves cheap drinks and food. You can also go and see the Confucius historic attractions or even just go and the city and shop. If you don't fancy a rest during the weekends you can also be allowed to go travelling around China which I do recommend as there is a lot to see and do."

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