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This training is focused on bringing out the power from within as you strive to perfect your Shaolin Kung Fu skills. The 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. This is an excellent opportunity to train under the guidance of a dedicated master who will instill faith in you and thrive for individual focus and attention.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.