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At the Shaolin Temple Yunnan, our passion is Kung Fu.
When you train with us, you aren’t just learning kicks and punches. You’ll learn traditional Kung Fu that involves all the inner and outer qualities of a true Kung Fu warrior.
Kung Fu isn’t what you do… it’s what you become.
Shaolin Temple Yunnan offers a full monk experience in living. Shared monk rooms (sharing to max 10 people in a big room) and single monk rooms are available. They are simple and suited for an authentic experience. Washing facilities are shared no matter the accommodation. You will be provided with: bedding, linen and towel.
Single monk rooms are very limited and book very fast, therefore we advise you to book your trip long in advance. We offer free WIFI throughout the Temple. We have automatic washing machines for laundry. They are free of charge, however washing powder is not.
Welcome to China Yunnan Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Department. Shifu Shi Yanjun, the Head Coach of Kung Fu team, is 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk (Venerable Abbot Shi Yongxin disciple) and 17th Generation Disciple (Grandmaster Han Baiguang disciple) of Meihua Quan. Venerable Abbot Grandmaster Shi Yanbei authorized the Kung Fu Deoartment to receive foreign disciples.
Shifu Shi Yanjun has outstanding Kung Fu and Buddhist education. He examined 8 Duanwei by Shaolin Wushu Experts Association and 6 Duanwei by Chinese Wushu Association. Shifu Yanjun trained inside the Shaolin Temple since young age. His education continued up to University level receiving coach certification from Xingtai University of Sports. He received many awards nationally and internationally. At present, he holds official positions in: International Meihua Quan Federation – Executive President; Chinese Meihua Quan Association – Vice-President; Beijing Mei Boxing Association under China Culture Administration Association – Executive Director.
Other masters of the Temple are Shifu Shi Yanpeng, Shifu Shi Yanning, Shifu Shi Hengwu, Shifu Shi Hengzhen, Shi Yanbo, Dierdre Ragin and Mikkel Andreasen. The style of teaching and living inside the Temple is very different from any other location. Here students learn the oldest traditions of the Chinese masters' teachings and follow full time the monks' lifestyle. At Shaolin Temple, you arrive to immerse in the real authentic culture and there is no limit to it. You will live in an environment where the monks of the Shaolin Temple live. We eat together with the monks and all food is organic. The Temple will do their best to help you achieve your own goals and Kung Fu dreams. They offer not only Kung Fu classes for short and medium term, but with them, you can further specialize in Kung Fu education following their teacher training program in Kung Fu.
The Doctor monks offer personalized medical and holistic treatments; however, please note that these programs are not free of charge or included in the regular training program. Shaolin Temple constantly improves the quality of the programs. This is because their mission is to offer the best possible service to their students. It is in line with their Buddhist believes and lifestyle. The Temple's world-class masters' training strategies will benefit you tremendously by helping you train to be in the best shape you can be, both physically and mentally. You will have a strong body, be great at defending yourself when needed, as well as gaining a disciplined sharp mind.
Take advantage of all the top training strategies to offer a comprehensive system that brings out the best in you. Styles offered by the Temple are Shaolin Kung Fu, Shaolin boxing (Sanda), Wing Chun, Taiji Quan, Meditation, Qigong (hard and soft - Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing), Meihua Quan, Qin Na, and Ba Gua Zhang. Theory classes offered are Chinese Culture, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Chinese cooking (1 free class per month) and Buddhist philosophy.
The training takes place inside the Shaolin Temple. It is a Buddhist Temple served by monks and nuns with a heritage for more than 800 years. Students can take part in the Buddhist Ceremony every day in the morning at 5:30 a.m. and evening at 7:00 p.m. This class is optional but is part of Buddhist Education. Formal training starts at 8.30 a.m. in the Temple and ends at 9 p.m. We offer 7 hours of training with authentic Shaolin monks. The timetable is very balanced and the teaching style follows the traditional way. There will be 3 sessions of training guided by the Shaolin masters.
Each student's goals are very important to the Temple and the training timetable will be adjusted accordingly. Kung Fu is part of life and nature, so the training is adjusted accordingly to follow the natural cycles. When a student arrives here and has no previous experience in Kung Fu, he/she is advised to follow for one week the timetable and decide what he/she likes best, so for the following weeks, the student can focus only on the styles of preference. For advanced students, the Temple tailors the timetable to follow their very specific goals. The program does not limit a student appetite for learning.
With the Shaolin Temple Yunnan, in one month you can learn up to 4 forms but there are students who learned even 6. One month is not enough for learning well, but you can continue your practice after you go home. You will become very good and master the forms you learned. The classes will be specifically done to fit your own body quality and fitness. Students who wish to train during the weekends are free to do so but will not be formal instruction from masters. You can use the Temple's equipment free of charge. If you think you wish to learn more, you can book extra classes. During the weekends, students have free time to rest or train more. The Temple also offers classes for families and children. This training type is also suitable for weight loss and improving the overall health condition.
Shifu Shi Yajun is the Head Coach of Kung Fu Department of Shaolin Temple Yunnan and disciple of The Venerable Abbot of Songshan Shaolin Temple, Grandmaster She Yongxin. He is 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and 17th Generation Disciple of Meihua Quan. Shifu Yanjun is the Executive President of International Meihua Quan Federation, Vice-president of China Meihua Quan Association and Executive Director of Mei Boxing Association. His motto in teaching is "Love Kung Fu and Kung Fu will love you back". "Be Happy Everyday"
Shifu Shi Yanpeng is 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk. He studied in Shaolin Temple from the age of nine until 17 and received the sixth Duanwei grading from Shaolin Wushu Association China. He teaches Kung Fu movie and Wing Chun classes and has been working in the movie industry for more than 10 years under the famous directors Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo-Ping. Shifu Yan Peng worked for movies such as Fearless (Jet Li), Dragon Tiger Gate (Donnie Yen), Fist of Fury (Jet Li), The Forbidden Kingdom (Jackie Chan and Jet Li), and more.
Shifu Shi Hengwu is the disciple of Venerable Abbot of Shaolin Temple Yunnan, Grandmaster She Yanbei. She is specialized in Buddhist studies, Buddhist Meditation and Shaolin Qigong, being 35th Generation Buddhist Monk.
Shifu Shi Hengzhen is the disciple of Venerable Abbot of Shaolin Temple Yunnan, Grandmaster Shi Yanbei. He is 35th Generation Buddhist Monk and specialized in Buddhist studies, Buddhist Meditation and Buddhist Scriptures.
Shi Yanbo (Dr. Andreea McCurry) is the disciple of Venerable Abbot of Songshan Shaolin Temple, Grandmaster Shi Yongxin. She has been training in China under Shifu Shi Yanjun for more than 7 years. Shi Yanbo is 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and 17th Generation Meihua Quan. Her role in Shaolin Temple is International Cultural Exchange Ambassador. She is Executive Director of World Federation of Chan Medicine and is working directly with the Shaolin Temple Medical Center under the guidance of Grandmaster Shi Yanbei.
Shifu Shi Yanning train in the Shaolin Temple since he was 9 years old. He is specialized in Kung Fu performances and weapons performance. All the students who enroll to train in the specialized field of Kung Fu show and Kung Fu movie will train under Shifu Yanning supervision.
Shaolin Temple Yunnan is located in Kunming, China. Known as the City of Eternal Spring, the weather here is excellent all year long. When you’re not training, you can venture out into the city or you can spend your time inside the Temple grounds. Shaolin Temple is comprised of four Temples; Mioazhan, Fa’ding, Tuzhu, and Guanyin. You will be immersed in ancient Chinese architecture and culture that will enhance your training experience.
The Shaolin Temple complex consists of four Temples: Mioazhan, Fa’ding, Tuzhu, and Guanyin. Fa’ding is the oldest temple, original construction completed around 756A.D. with renovations during the Guanxu Period of the Qing Dynasty, followed by Tuzhu in 937A.D. and Miaozhan in 1290A.D. Many areas of the Temple complex are dedicated to deities. The Side Hall and Wing Rooms serve as Buddhist and Taoist shrines to the Goddess of Mercy, God of Fortune and General Yue Fei from the Song Dynasty among others. Tuzhu Temple is the shrine to deity Mahakaya (Da Hei Tian Shen). Jingang Pagoda, in the main square, was built in 1447A.D. to vanquish the local devil Luo Si Guai and is the oldest of its kind in China. Those coming to train can experience these as well as many other historically significant architectural features. Students can also participate in lively cultural events and daily ceremonies of this active Buddhist temple.
The Temple complex is located in the city of Kunming, the City of Eternal Spring. Located at the edge of the Lake Dian, Kunming enjoys the wonderful weather year-round, as its name suggests. The city is surrounded by other local temples, limestone landscapes, and lakes.
Kunming is also central to Yunnan Province which makes it an ideal location for visiting the exquisite local attractions. Yunnan, considered by many to be the most beautiful province in China, is home to sights such as the Hani Rice Terraces, the Wooden City and Snow Mountain in Lijiang, and the Shilin Stone Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Other places of interest include the Luoping Flowers, Red River Area, Pu’er Tea Terraces and Xi’Banna Jungle. Those in training are encouraged to explore these local wonders during their free time; such interactions can only enrich their stay at the Temple and in China as a whole.
You will eat together with the monks in the Monk dining hall. Monks eat the healthiest foods. The meals are very balanced and suitable for Kung Fu training. Their cooking method follows the principles of Yin and Yang. Monks do not cook using chemicals, enhancers or MSG. The diet is 100% vegetarian, suitable for vegans and lactose free. When you eat with the monks, you must follow their habits: meals are at set times and no chatter. Monks are very grateful for their bowl of food.
Yunnan province is one of the most beautiful and clean provinces in China. The climate is mild and the water abundant. The province is the most abundant province in plant and animal diversity. Direct border with Vietnam, Laos, Burma and Tibet, makes the food of Yunnan to be the ultimate foodie region.
Kunming it is called the "Eternal Spring" City and offers an amazing range of great places to visit. Either in the city or around, you will always find something to do or to visit. Some great Kunming attractions are: Stone Forest (First Wonder of the World), Dianchi Lake, Green Lake Park, Western Hills, Grand View Park, Golden Temple, Horticultural Expo Garden and many more.
Kunming Changshui International Airport
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Please book your flight to arrive at Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). From airports such Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Phuket International Airport (HKT), Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), and Dubai International Airport (DXB), you can fly directly to Kunming.
From Kunming, you must travel to Guandu Ancient Town - Shaolin Temple. It is a short ride with the taxi for 30 to 40 minutes (depending on traffic) and a cost between 80 and 120 RMB (depending on the route your driver takes). We provide you with full details on travel, prices, length of journey and Map of the local area.
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