Our dream is to reinvent the meaning of cultural exchange, through the daily practice of martial arts and immersing you in Chinese culture.
Master Qu began practicing Traditional Chinese Kung Fu in his childhood and it has remained his passion ever since. As headmaster of Shenjing Shan, his mission is to introduce Chinese martial arts to a wider foreign audience, to ensure its survival during these days of major industrial growth and the changing of traditions throughout China.
Like many modern day masters, Master Hao perfectly blends the traditional elements of Chinese Kung Fu with contemporary sports science and nutrition. His goal as shifu at Shengjing Shan is to help reshape and reintroduce Kung Fu to the Western world, so that in the years to come it will have the same standing as Athletics, Gymnastics and Kickboxing, in both China and abroad.
from Australia, September 2017
I particularly liked the entire set up. The Shifus are simply amazing, the food is good, the location top, the training great and there is enough flexibility to ensure that you get exactly what you want out of your stay.
from United States, December 2017
"Comparative Review: I found a gem!"
This is a boutique training academy with limited attendance so hurry to register, it may just be your lucky day. The academy is at the feet of the Kunyu chain mountain and within a walking distance from a Taoist temple. The food is amazing with a diverse menu and vegetarian options. A local farmers market takes place every 4 days if you want to load on fresh Chinese candies, fruits, and other treats. The students currently attending are multicultural of diverse age group with the common point of being very respectful with some long-term residents that have been here for more than a year! This is not a baby boot camp (I did attend another academy and had to flee because of what I experienced there). This is the perfect place if you plan to deepen /explore your practice. The Biggest plus: The low capacity of the school allows you undivided attention from your shifu (Master) up close and the shifu speaks simple clear english with is a must for you boosting your learning curve.
from Great Britain, November 2017
" An experience to enrich the body and soul."
The Academy is a great place to live and to learn; the masters are very supportive and the students are like family to me - it feels like a community of like minded people all pulling in the same direction. The location: the Shengjing Shan mountain is breathtakingly beautiful - the many temples and trails and walkways are very serene and tranquil. The surrounding towns can be difficult to navigate around so best to learn from fellow students but you’ll soon find your way around.
Learning a moderate amount of Chinese would be preferably before coming to China because hardly anyone speaks English. There aren’t any Chinese classes at the Academy but it shouldn’t stop you from learning - you’re in China! With language books and language apps you will be able to learn, it just takes time and discipline (luckily you’ll find both here at the academy). Don’t expect to learn in a classroom environment.
Tips: bring cash with you and make sure you can draw money out of your debit/credit card as it can be tricky in China. If you have a problem, it will be difficult to go to a bank and find someone who speaks English. Download a VPN for your phone/laptop so you can access western sites and social media apps, if not, you may find speaking with family and friends back home to be quite difficult. It’s also good to have a hobby outside of training, some learn Chinese, some are working on their own books, some cook, some learn instruments, some just chill and watch movies, some do all of t