30 Days Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu Training in Denfeng, China

  • Shi Yanchen Wushu School, Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng, Henan, China

30 Days Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu Training in Denfeng, China

  • Shi Yanchen Wushu School, Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng, Henan, China

Detailed Shaolin Kung Fu Training in China

Shi Yanchen Wushu school follows all the traditional canons of the Shaolin monastery, spreading knowledge from masters to students. Life in school follows the rules of the family and the principles of soldierly virtues. Join this amazing training program to learn the fine skills required to master the art of Shaolin Kung Fu under the expert guidance of a skilled and qualified master. You can extend your training to learn skills like calligraphy and practicing the Chinese language.


  • Practice with the master
  • Daily Shaolin Kung-Fu practice
  • Daily morning and evening workouts
  • Smaller groups for better focus and personal attention
  • Friendly, qualified, and dedicated instructor
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 30 days with instruction
  • English, Chinese (mandarin)
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You will be staying at Shi Yanchen Wushu school's shared rooms. These rooms are equipped with comfortable large beds and clean furnishings. Every room has a shower with hot water and a toilet. There are five double rooms with air-con, Wi-Fi connection, and personal desk. Eight triple rooms with hot water, clean furnishings, Wi-Fi connections, and air-conditioner, are also available.

Shi Yanchen Wushu school is the official training base for schools from other countries and they host hundreds of students from all over the world every year. For those of you who will face Kung Fu training for the first time and for those who have low physical training, all you need is to come here and trust.

Your masters will try to work individually, with you. There are no contraindications for practicing Shaolin kung fu because it has no limits.

If you are in good physical shape, then for you the learning process will pass somewhat faster (studying forms, preparing for competitions). But this is only if you want to follow it this way.

The schedule on a daily basis is mainly composed of training time, meal time, and sleeping time. In the summers you will usually wake up at 05:00 a.m. and in the winters at 06:00 a.m.

Please note that there may be differences in classes depending upon the duration and nature of the program undertaken. For instance, in an intensive course, training with a master may include what you prefer and you may choose to take Chinese language lessons, calligraphy class, or go for an excursion. You will have free time post lunch, which usually is time for day dreaming!

Typical daily schedule

  • 05:15 Morning workout
  • 07:10 Breakfast
  • 08:30 Training sessions
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Training with master
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 Evening workout
  • 20:30 Bed time
  • Shi Yanchen

    Shi Yanchen has been living in Dengfeng since his childhood. He has been training for almost 15 years and continues till date. He traveled to different countries while on a group tour performing shows of the Shaolin kung fu. He has taught international students in countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Turkey, and the United States. He is a dedicated professional and has founded his school in China, surrounded by the native mountains of Songshan, near the Shaolin Temple.

This training program will take place in Dengfeng, China. The school is located directly on the same mountain as the Shaolin Monastery, away from tourists and popular places, where the beauty of the mountains is an integral part of the landscape. The school lies at the foot of the Songshan Mountains, away from the city, and has its own vegetable garden and is engaged in cultivation.

You will be served three daily healthy local meals during the duration of your training program. The breakfast usually consists of an egg, soup, or cereal based on rice, wheat or corn, and processed vegetables.

At lunch, the main dish is most often noodles or rice in various forms, and processed vegetables. A broth and processed vegetables are served for dinner. Traditional buns are served with each meal, which are baked in-house.

  • Explore the local culture, tradition, and heritage
  • Go for excursions
  • Lend a helping hand in the school's garden
  • Make friends from around the globe
  • Relish local cuisine
  • Take Chinese language or calligraphy classes
  • Visit the local areas of interest
  • 3 daily delicious local meals
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Daily morning and evening workouts
  • Daily Shaolin Kung-Fu practice
  • Practice with the master
  • Support and guidance
  • Additional meals or activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa processing fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport (BJS). Then, continue your journey to Zhengzhou, which is the nearest major transportation hub to Shaolin Temple.

Arrival by bus

From Zhengzhou, buses go to the city of Dengfeng, where Shaolin Temple is located. The bus ticket will cost approximately 300 CNY and you will spend about two hours on the road.

The bus is a very convenient way to get to the city, but if you are in China for the first time and don’t know the language, then Traditional Shaolin kung fu school in Dengfeng can meet you in Zhengzhou or you can take a cab for about 400 CNY.

Arrival by train

You can take a train from Beijing Capital International Airport (BJS) to arrive at Beijing Railway Station and further to Zhengzhou. The approximate cost of a speed train is 300 CNY.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Francesco from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I trained in Shaolin Gong Fu for several years and had the chance to know Shi Yan Chen and the school coaches since 2005. I was there the day the school opened with six students and I was very impressed about the quick growing of the school in recent years. The reasons are top level teachings techniques, friendly atmosphere, great staff and Shi Yan Chen charming personality. One of the best choices to live to the fullest the experience of studying traditional Shaolin Quan or the most spectacular Shaolin Wushu, according to one's inclinations and interests."

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

  • Review by Camille from France
    10 out of 10

    "I went there first time one months. Then again. Then again, with always the sensation that it was too short. Next year I finally decided to go there 3 months."

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

  • Review by Tomas from France
    10 out of 10

    "We can learn modern and spectacular gongfu and in same time real traditional gongfu not made in wushu way. Before in other school in Dengfeng all the time the traditional forms was empty of meaning and the movement was always too big."

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

  • Review by David from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed everything, the rooms, the food and the lessons especially writing Chinese characters."

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

  • Review by Carlos from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "Hello, I'm Carlos from Spain and I was trained with the Shifu Xiang Feng, that was one of more beautiful experience in my life... Each training day is like military, but the place is almost if you are with your family, the people kind with you like brother... I just can say that was amazing, I never would change this, I was very happy there, thanks Shifu."

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

  • Review by Ley Benjamin from France
    10 out of 10

    "I find the school after doing lot of researchs on internet and send emails to a lot of schools. Two people which went here answered to me and tell me this is a little new school (at this time it was) so not a lot of foreigners come to this school (we were two). So I choose it because wanted to practice with chinese, to be totally in a new environnement. I really like this school for the atmosphere, it is like a family, and it is a good wushu atmosphere. And the teachers really care about their students. So I went 2 times for this reason to this school, first time 2 months and second time one month."

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

  • Review by Audrie from New Zeland
    10 out of 10

    "Learning kungfu has been a childhood dream. When a friend first took me to visit Chen shifu, I enjoyed the family environment and the fact that his wife also knew kungfu."

    "For the past 2 years my stay has been a brief 1 and 2weeks course."

    "I appreciate the one on one teaching as well as the class workouts. The games and performance nights gives each one a chance to overcome fear and hone their talents"

    Yanchenwushu website, edited

Henan, China

Yanchenwushu is a Shaolin Kung Fu school led by Shifu. They follow traditional canons of the Shaolin monastery, spreading knowledge from masters to students.

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