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2 Weeks International Kung Fu Summer Camp in China

2 Weeks International Kung Fu Summer Camp in China

  • Xiangtang Village, 2nd District No. 3 - 6, Changping, Beijing, 102200, China

International Kung Fu Summer Camp in China

Come and join the most interesting summer camp in your life! Spend two weeks training Kung Fu and exploring with Shaolin Wugulun Kung Fu Academy Beijing. You will get the chance to learn the language and cultures, embrace the art of Zen meditation and Kung Fu, as well as make wonderful friends and family. Here, you will get to visit the best places in China and enjoy the travel with the best group of people.

Highlights

  • Training by Kung Fu masters
  • All seminars, calligraphy class and meditation  
  • Use of training & meditation equipment
  • Tailored traditional suit for training
  • Vegetarian meals provided daily
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 14 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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Accommodation will be in a shared room with 2 - 4 persons with a shared toilet and shower in a beautiful traditional courtyard (Siheyuan).

Amenities

  • Use of the laundry room
  • Use of recreation areas (including satellite TV)
  • Western style showers and toilets

Schedule

Day 1

  • 17:30 Dinner, buffet style welcoming dinner
  • 19:00 Opening ceremony: Orientation and meditation

Day 2

  • 07:00 Morning exercises
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu Class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Tea ceremony
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 3

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercises
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Chinese and English class
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 4

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercises
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • Tourist Day: Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, Confucius Temple, Hou Hai & Yan Dai Xie Jie
  • 18:30 Dinner

Day 5

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu Class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu Class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Calligraphy class
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 6

  • 06:30 Breakfast
  • Tourist Day: Temple of Heaven, Bird Nest and Water Square, Beijing Science and Technology Park
  • 18:30 Dinner

Day 7

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Kung Fu Movie Masters visit
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 8

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Tea ceremony
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 9

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Calligraphy class
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 10

  • 06:30 Breakfast
  • Tourist Day: Great Wall, Ching Hua
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Yoga meditation

Day 11

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Calligraphy class
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Zen meditation

Day 12

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Kung Fu class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Chinese and English class
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Kung Fu class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Free time
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 Free time

Day 13

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning exercise
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • Free Time
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 Farewell party

Day 14

  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 Closing ceremony
  • 08:30 Departures

Wugulun's teaching

Wuguluns teaching is very ancient, placing less emphasis on pure physical development and sports, while emphasizing more spiritual development by incorporating breathing and developing internal energy resources. Rather than forcing the students into a certain mold or paradigm, Wugulun works with the unique characteristics of each individual, and thereby allows students to experience a deep personal cultivation.

In addition to the learning of the essence of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu - Chan Wu (Zen martial arts), they have designed several retreat programs consisting of experts to give talks on Chinese culture. These talks will cover Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism in order to provide students with a deeper understanding of the philosophical foundations of their practices and of Chinese culture. To complete this holistic approach to self-development, they have included insight calligraphy and meditation courses in the retreat program.

Shaolin Kung Fu

Unrestricted by space, Shaolin Kung Fu footwork is not restricted by space. When the body, mind, and qi are united, the whole body will become highly coordinated. Hence, punches will become natural and powerful. The most important part of Kung Fu training is building a good foundation and this comes from the good flow of qi. Therefore, the practice of Kung Fu is the cultivation of qi, and this arises from the heart and mind, thus, the cultivation of qi is also the cultivation of heart and mind.

Zen martial arts

Zen martial arts practice accentuates the absence of desire, ultimate stillness which gives rise to motion, and through motion one reflects upon oneself (body, mind, and qi), so as to keep body, mind, and qi integrated. Thus, it is necessary to achieve a pure heart and a clear conscience. A serious Kung Fu practitioner must be vegetarian. Understanding the importance of adhering to a healthy diet, together with exercises will help open up all apertures, encourage good metabolism. The body becomes relaxed and natural.

Shaolin Kung Fu principles

According to traditional Shaolin Kung Fu principles, Kung Fu training is also the training of the mind. If the mind is not focused, it will adversely affect quality of ones training. When the mind is at peace and the heart concentrates, the body will be relaxed, and your breathing will be smooth, training will achieve better results. Training is about perseverance, dedication, and diligence. Behold the spirit of constant effort brings success. Haste makes waste and dedication brings success.

Overview of Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Wugulun style Kung Fu is the orthodox Shaolin martial arts. It consists of practical fighting techniques created in the last thousand years by warrior monks of Shaolin Temple through actual combat. Through generations of refinement and extraction, Shaolin Martial Arts grew into a system of martial arts, which integrates Zen practice and practical combat. The unique training method has also turned this system into a brilliant health maintenance, and convalescence tool.

Kung Fu emphasizes on power, forges the coordination of the whole body through the integration of heart, mind, and qi, the synchronization of hands and feet, as well as swiftness and the agility of the body without brute force. One must seek lightness, agility, adhesion, and rotation in practice; start from elementary to complex, from complex to simple, and ultimately return to the core values and true principles.

Academy rules

Arrogance or a vain display of skill is against the rules and conduct of Shaolin Kung Fu. Don't be a show-off as there are many people more skilled then you are.

Discipline is one of the pillars of our traditional training.

Do not teach others until you know enough. Remember, Shaolin Kung Fu is a vast subject the study of which can take an entire lifetime.

No meat products are permitted in the school. Students must follow the Buddhist way and become vegetarians, eat no spicy food, drink no alcohol and not smoke.

Regardless of how much money or power someone has, authentic Shaolin Kung Fu cannot be bought; it requires time and effort.

Self-motivation is important. Students should listen to the Shifu and follow his advice. Students must learn how to practice on their own without the Shifu being present.

Students must respect and uphold the traditional Shaolin culture.

Students must respect and never harm their teacher and elders. They must also be kind and friendly to fellow students and treat them as brothers and sisters.

Students must not steal or commit any crimes.

Students must obey instructors and learn and practice what they are taught.

Students must train hard and with concentration. Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu is for health and self-defence. Only with hard and constant practice will you achieve success.

Students must never harm or use their skill against the innocent and helpless. Senior students cannot push around the beginners.

  • Master Xingxi

    Master Xingxi spent many years mastering martial arts and perfecting the teaching that would benefit any student mentally, physically, and spiritually. Your well being matters to him.

  • Paul Wang

    Professor Wang as a chief master, is now teaching meditation, insight calligraphy, and mindfulness Taichi at the Live Zen Center of the China Culture Center.

Shaolin Wugulun Kung Fu Academy is located within Changpin district near Beijing in a prosperous rural village with all amenities. The Great Wall of China is visible on the jagged ridges of nearby mountain ranges, and ancient temples are within strolling distance. The school itself is housed within a traditional Beijing-style courtyard with red wooden pillars, sloping slate rooftops, and the murmurs of birdsong. The setting is ideal for the study of martial arts. The school is just close enough to the modern / international world for convenience, but far enough away to act as an authentic, first class retreat.

Distances

  • Beijing International Airport - 1 hour
  • Changpin - 25 minutes

The academy only provides vegetarian food. In traditional Shaolin culture, the vegetarian diet that the students eat at Wugulun Kung Fu Academy is believed to cleanse the body from impurities in the blood, while making the qi tranquil, and helping to create a peaceful state of mind.

Shaolin Temple vegetarian culture

Shaolin Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple. Shaolin Kung Fu and a vegetarian diet have always been part of its culture. Traditional Kung Fu training is about saving and storing energy for every organ. We eat in order to get energy. Energy in natural food comes from the sun, the air, the water, and the earth. By going directly to the earth for their food, vegetarians receive the purest, best-quality energy straight from its source, not already processed by another being, such as an animal.

Benefits of vegetarian to Kung Fu

It is believed that this energy, of a finer quality, can be used for a higher purpose like Kung Fu and meditation. During the Ming Dynasty, the Manchurians were trying to seize China by force while the imperial government of the Ming Dynasty was corrupt and incompetent. At that time, scholars who were trying to save the country wrote books expounding theories on how this could be done. They also advocated the practice of martial arts.

When the Manchu's finally invaded China, many people with high ideals and integrity did not want to be slaves under a new regime so they fled to the mountains and lived in seclusion. Some entered into a religious life. They focused on martial arts intensively in order to acquire the fighting skills to regain their country. Many of them already had good Kung Fu skills and brought together their collective knowledge of various local styles of Kung Fu to create a refined form.

Being vegetarian to improve Kung Fu skill

As time went on, Shaolin Wugulun Kung Fu constantly improved and developed. Another important factor in Shaolin Kung Fu reaching such a high level of skill and importance is the vegetarianism of the Shaolin monks, who were all Buddhist and followed Buddhas teachings of eating no meat. The monks saw vegetarianism as a means of reaching a high level of training. In addition, being a vegetarian can aid the practitioner in achieving a higher level of endurance while training and fighting.

For example, animals like horses and buffalos are vegetarian, their main diet consists of grass and they have a tremendous amount of stamina while running, even when encumbered with heavy things. On the other hand, tigers and leopards, with their diet of meat only are only able to maintain short periods of power. From a scientific point of view, when an animal is killed, it is known that in their state of shock, an animal undergoes a process, by which its cells alter and create poisons in the flesh.

Why vegetarian?

Buddhists believe that these poisons represent anger and fear, and remain trapped inside the animals flesh. When people eat this meat, the poisons and impurities enter their body, and people can easily get sick, angry, and depressed. When the mind and the body are in this unbalanced state, people cannot continue training on a regular basis. For traditional Shaolin culture, therefore, vegetarianism is not only important for religious beliefs, it is important for maintaining a healthy body as well.

Vegetarianism is a necessary foundation for attaining a high level of Kung Fu skills. Without a healthy body, ones Kung Fu cannot improve. In addition, vegetarianism helps to cleanse the body from impurities in the blood, while making the qi tranquil and helping to create a peaceful state of mind. Morality, ethics, and honor are other related issues. A Kung Fu practitioner spends his life studying something that in a split second, without a second thought, could be used to harm or kill someone. This ability has to be controlled.

Principle of Vegetarianism

The answer is the cultivation of a caring heart for all living creatures. A first basic principle should be to refuse to kill and eat animals. The anger that is brought out by combat training must be balanced out with a conscious effort to treat all people with compassion, understanding, and tolerance. Such principles of caring help create a balanced and healthy mind in which there is no threat that a Kung Fu practitioner will consider criminal wrongdoing.

As this level of conscience develops and expands, it helps to diminish negative feelings and behavior such as greed, anger, violence, and criminal acts of all kinds. This in turn allows the conscience of the Kung Fu practitioners to rise higher, and for them to eventually reach a state of enlightenment. An enlightened being has total awareness of his or her own self, body, and surrounding environment.

Vitalities of Vegetarianism to Kung Fu

Enlightened Kung Fu practitioners are aware of fear and danger before ever seeing or knowing the source of those feelings and their reactions to danger, whether in training or in real combat, are much faster. This is essential for mastering high-level Kung Fu skills and vegetarianism is a vital element in reaching this state of total and complete awareness.

It is a concern for many people that vegetarian food does not supply enough nutrition to the body. This is, in fact, not the case. When eating a balanced vegetarian diet, the body will receive ample nutrition for vitality and health. Master Shi Dejian and his disciples are living proof of this. Vegetarianism is essential for those who are serious about mastering the highest levels of Kung Fu.

Explore Beijing

Visit touristic sites

Zen meditation

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Calligraphy class
  • Daily meals
  • Kung Fu training
  • Language class
  • Master directed training
  • Use of training and meditation equipment
  • Use of recreational areas
  • Airfare expenses
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by subway

When you arrive at Beijing International Airport, take a subway (airport express) to Dongzhimen.

Transfer to subway line 13 to Xiergi.

Transfer subway line to Changping, and get off at Naoshao Station.

Naoshao station, Exit at B2 where you can catch a bus (No. 59 or 870) to Xiangtang Village within 7 stations.

Beijing, China

Shaolin Wugulun Kung Fu Academy is dedicated to teaching the original internal and external Shaolin cultures.

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