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7 Days Kung Fu Training in India

  • Shaolin Gurukul Temple, Mahrora Village, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Adventure Kung Fu Training India

Come to join Shaolin Gurukul in India, where you will meet lifelong friends and train Kung Fu with some of the most dedicated trainers you'll ever know! Here, you will be pushed to train hard under the guidance of professionals who want nothing but the best for you. Everything you need is provided for you, and you don't have to worry about anything but get there. Enjoy this great experience you won't forget!

Highlights

  • Training in Shaolin Kung Fu
  • Training with martial arts expert
  • Trekking in the Himalayas and bird-watching activities
  • Sessions in Muay Thai, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Jeet Kune Do
  • Great location surrounded by nature
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is in comfortable jungle safari tents on a sharing basis.

Syllabus

  • Combatives - Long range Kali stick combat doce methodos, knife to knife combat and empty hands (kicking, punching, grappling, and takedown)
  • Shaolin Hard Qigong (iron arm, iron palm, and mabu poles training)
  • Shaolin Ji Ben Gong Shibashi (traditional Shaolin basics)
  • Shaolin Lian Shou Duan Da (linked chain close combat form)
  • Shaolin standing meditation and taoist Chi Gong

Tentative schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Practice of Qi Gong (meditation in movement)
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Martial arts training as per roster
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:30 Refresh, tea, cookies
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Evening training
  • 20:30 Bonfire and free time

Martial Arts

Qi Gong

Qi Gong translates to 'Life energy'. Qi Gong is split into two parts; internal also known as soft Qi Gong and external also known as hard Qi Gong, both involve three parts, breathing, posture (moving or still), and mental focus. When external and internal Qi Gong are used together, they can assist masters achieve unbelievable things like balancing on sharp ends of spears or breaking marble with only a finger.

Internal or soft Qi Gong is practiced to improve your Qi, which is believed to make you healthier and energize your body and mind. Some of the health benefits these forms provide are improving your blood circulation, organ cleansing, bone marrow cleansing, and generally helping to prevent sickness and promote life longevity.

External or hard Qi Gong is practiced to physically strengthen the body and help condition the bones, and this helps in preparing your body for fights and withstanding force. You can condition every part of your body, hands, arms, head, legs, fingertips, etc.

Some exercises used to achieve this are headstands, handstands on your fingertips, slapping your skin, which can also help with circulation and being hit or kicked all over your body among many more techniques. It is also believed that this routine helps you to be more immune to sickness as through conditioning you hit many acupuncture points.

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu uses power, strength, flexibility, endurance, and co-ordination. Traditional Shaolin methods produce extraordinary skills and abilities, which are both offensive and defensive. Some of these skills include dexterity training, pressure points and nerve manipulation, and many more. Most of these skills take two to six years to master.

During your stay at Tianmeng you will begin by teaching you Shaolin basics, basic applications and five steps (basic form). After you will learn a fist form and a staff form. When you become more advanced you have the option to learn a wide variety of fist and weapon forms, as well as traditional Shaolin forms and animal forms. You will also be taught applications and practice what you have learnt in a combat environment.

By practicing Shaolin it can help you with memory, fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, as well as helping to make your mind peaceful, calm, and gain more self-confidence. You will develop great self-defense techniques, combat ability, and become more aware of your surroundings.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an internal martial art which incorporates Yin and Yang, two equal elements that complement each other and the five element theory. The movements are soft, gentle, and relaxed while still managing to remain strong and steady. Tai Chi forms have many defensive applications that use soft movements to defeat hard movements. The study of Tai Chi primarily involves three aspects: health, meditation, and martial arts.

Tai Chi's health training concentrates on relieving the physical stress on the body and mind. It can help lower blood pressure and improve or cure many chronic illnesses. Tai Chi's meditation training concentrates on teaching you to have a clear and peaceful mind while still being aware of your surroundings this can help with reducing stress and maintaining homeostasis.

Tai Chi's martial art training concentrates on internal power and redirecting the opposing force for self-defense. The applications are challenging and take a lot of time and practice to be able to use them correctly. At Tianmeng, the three most popular styles of Tai Chi - Yang, Chen, and Wu are taught. During your stay, you will begin with learning Tai Chi basics and a short Tai Chi fist form.

When you have become proficient in these movements you will move onto more complex fist forms and later learn other sword and weapon forms. While you are practicing Tai Chi you should try to keep a clear mind, breathe natural from your belly, and keep your movements steady and continual in a fluid motion. Remember to stay relaxed and make sure that your upper body and lower body are always working together.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong translates to 'Life energy'. Qi Gong is split into two parts; internal also known as soft Qi Gong and external also known as hard Qi Gong, both involve three parts, breathing, posture (moving or still), and mental focus. When external and internal Qi Gong are used together, they can assist masters achieve unbelievable things like balancing on sharp ends of spears or breaking marble with only a finger.

Internal or soft Qi Gong is practiced to improve your Qi, which is believed to make you healthier and energize your body and mind. Some of the health benefits these forms provide are improving your blood circulation, organ cleansing, bone marrow cleansing, and generally helping to prevent sickness and promote life longevity.

External or hard Qi Gong is practiced to physically strengthen the body and help condition the bones, and this helps in preparing your body for fights and withstanding force. You can condition every part of your body, hands, arms, head, legs, fingertips, etc.

Some exercises used to achieve this are headstands, handstands on your fingertips, slapping your skin, which can also help with circulation and being hit or kicked all over your body among many more techniques. It is also believed that this routine helps you to be more immune to sickness as through conditioning you hit many acupuncture points.

During your stay at the camp, you will do some trekking in the Himalayas and bird-watching activities.

  • Shifu Kanishka Sharma

    Shifu Shi Yan You (Kanishka Sharma) is the Official Buddhist Name (Darma Name) given by Shaolin Temple under the Guidance of Abbot Shi Yongxin, is a Shaolin Warrior from Shaolin Temple, China. He is the first Indian to be trained at Shaolin Temple under the guidance of Shifu Shi Heng Jun who introduced him to legendary Grand Master Suxi and his Kungfu brother, Shifu Shi Deyang.

Set up in the midst of Kumaon terrace farms and just 15 minutes away from Pangot District Nainital, the haven for birds and an international birding site, the Shaolin Gurukul is your pit stop to an exciting life changing experience. Spread across an acre of camping area with a water fall running all along the campsite, a perfect set for every martial arts enthusiast, the Shaolin Gurukul is approximately a six hour drive from the national capital of New Delhi. The Shaolin Gurukul is India's only martial arts adventure campsite where one can experience multi-faceted activities.

Nearby places

  • New Delhi, 316 kilometers - approximately 6 hours
  • Pangot bird sanctuary - 15 minutes
Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Trekking nearby
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Waterfall nearby
Services
  • Laundry

Three meals per day, plus evening snacks, will be provided. The food will be cooked in the Indian home style. You may carry your own snacks but do keep them in air tight containers to avoid pests from getting to them. After all, you will be in the midst of nature.

  • Boating
  • Bonfire
  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Rappelling
  • Trekking
  • 3 Daily meals plus tea and coffee
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily training sessions in Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong
  • Airfare travel
  • Soft drinks or other beverages, extra eggs curd, or other snacks besides those provided during the meal times
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation

Arrival by bus

By bus you can get until the Nainital Bus Stop. From the bus-stop one can take either a taxi or shared cab to Baggar Tall Via Pangoot. You will spot the signage to Shaolin Gurukul Bagar Talla.

Arrival by train

Take the train from Delhi to Kathgodam (six hours 30 mins) and take a cab to Bagar Talla Uttarakhand, Via Kimberly Road to Pangot (Pangoot). From here, follow signs to Shaolin Gurukul Baggar Talla.

Arrival by taxi

From Bagar Talla Uttarakhand you can take a taxi to the temple. The trip will be approximately two hours and should cost 1800 INR. It is recommended to coordinate and travel so the taxi cost can be shared.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Shaolin Gurukul an inquiry.