1 Year Intensive Kung Fu Training in Handan (Birthplace of Taichi)China

  • Taizu Mountain Shaolin Kung Fu Academy, Handan City, Hebei Province, China

Kung Fu School in Taizu, China

Come and learn Shaolin Kung Fu in China! Taizu Mountain Shaolin Kung Fu Academy is an institute for the teaching and promotion of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Martial Arts in China. A traditional Shaolin Kung Fu academy, Taizu is teaching students from around the world in all different styles of Chinese Kungfu: Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda (Sanshou), Qigong, Wudang Kung Fu, Chin Na, Tai Chi, Xingyi, Bagua, Baji, Wing Chun, and Mantis Forms. The school owns an outstanding and well-qualified teaching group who will be more than happy to help you reach your fitness goals and improve your skills.

Highlights

  • Daily Kung Fu,Tai Chi, Qigong classes
  • Learn Buddhism theory and Kung Fu theory
  • Training uniform and basic weapons are provided
  • School certificate rewarded upon completion of training
  • Chinese Mandarin class, Calligraphy, and massage class
  • Train with Shaolin masters of authentic lineage
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 364 nights accommodation
  • 240 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), English
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The students will stay at student rooms of the school. Each student room can accommodate one to three students depending on the room size and number of students at the time. Each room has one or two single beds with sheets and beddings. Extra blankets and heaters are provided for the students during the winter season, while fans are provided during the summer season.

All rooms have power sockets, desks, and wardrobes. There are also shared bathrooms with hot showers and laundry rooms for students to use for their washing purposes. All students staying at the school are also provided with healthy prepared meals.

Daily schedule Monday to Friday

06.00 - 07.00 Tai Chi & Qigong

07.00 - 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 - 10.00 Shaolin

10.20 - 11.30 Traditional forms

12.00 - 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 - 16.00 Sanda

16.20 - 17.30 Mantis forms

18.00 - 19.20 Dinner

19.20 - 20.30 Chinese Mandarin

Variations on daily schedule

  • At 08:30 - 10:00
  • Basics & forms (Tuesday)
  • Jumps & rolls (Wednesday)
  • Qigong (Thursday)
  • Power stretching (Friday)
  • At 10:20 - 11:30
  • Chin Na / applications (Tuesday)
  • Take downs (Wednesday)
  • Conditioning (Thursday)
  • At 14:30 - 16:00
  • Wudang (Tuesday)
  • Power training (Thursday)
  • At 4:30 - 17:00
  • Distance running (Friday)
  • At 16:20 - 17:30
  • Baji / Bagua (Tuesday)
  • Martial arts theory (Wednesday)
  • Wing Chun / Xing Yi (Thursday)

Free time and weekends

During the week, there are breaks in the day between training sessions. The students often take advantage of this time for resting or do some personal things, such as meditating, reading, going for a walk, or listening to music, etc. At times, they can play chess by themselves or with the teachers.

On the weekends, there is no formal training, so students can get their own free time. Permitted by the masters, they can leave school to visit places neat by. For example, they can visit Chinese villages or climb the Taizu Mountain. If they want to visit some famous interest places, they may also ask for a period of holiday.

Course objective

In a year, you will learn so much at Taizu. By the time you complete the program, you will know already by heart the Shaolin Kung Fu customs and ideas, authentic Shaolin health care Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, and Yi Jin Jing. You will also reach high achievements in flexibility, stability and endurance training. You will learn advanced traditional Shaolin forms selected from the famous Shaolin 18 types of weapons and 72 secret skills. In hard Qigong, you can break an iron bar or steel board or throat withstand a spear.

Examples of the forms:

Mantis Palm-Blossom fist

Drunken fist

Tiger fist

Monkey fist

Spear or chain-whip or Three-section staff

Double hooks

The plans will be adjusted individually to personal body condition, preference, and improvements. You will learn and progress according to your condition and abilities. For example, if you like one type of weapon in particular you can learn more forms of that weapon during your stay at Taizu. After you have finished a set of movements or a form, masters will teach you all its practical applications in order to make you understand the underlying meaning of it. Kung Fu learning is an endless process. You are never too old and it is never too late to learn.

Martial Arts

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu is a symbol of Chinese martial arts

Zen Shaolin boxing alike due to the known world. "Fist to temple name, temple to boxing display." After generation of monks long practical experience and historical evolution of the formation of the unique martial arts system, which in plain hardness and softness, moves varied combat style spread so far. Kung Fu consists of a long history and includes many different disciplines and styles; all of which include a detailed structure of their own. Each variant of Kung Fu includes unique and multiple techniques for attack and defense applications.

Shaolin Kung Fu is a huge technological system rather than a general sense of sector boxing. According to the handed down Shaolin boxing record, there is a total of 708 sets of Shaolin Kung Fu, including 552 sets of boxing and equipment, and 156 sets of other types, including grappling, fighting, unloading bone, acupuncture, Qigong, etc. Now more than 200 units of Shaolin Kung Fu routines is handed down, of which more than 100 sets of boxing, more than 80 sets of equipment, training and other routines. These are, according to different categories and degrees of difficulty, organically combined into a huge and technological Kung Fu system.

Shaolin boxing

Shaolin boxing is to highlight the characteristics of a 'hit' word, the body of the retractable step of advance and retreat, and out of the hand of the ups and downs, stretch synthesis technique is simple and clear. Routine is completely from the actual combat, punch line, punch wau, a song without music, straight and not straight, get out roll. It is offensive and echoed throughout consistency. Boxing as a meteor eyes like electricity, waist, such as race walking stick hunting.

Realms of practice

Shaolin Kung Fu practice can be talked about in terms of three realms: In the primary realm, the practitioner practices their form and appearance. In the intermediate realm, there is the integration of mind and fist, changing the tangible into the intangible, turning the law into the lawless; obeying no rules, having no movement to follow, controlling the enemy in the intangible.

An ancient boxing manual reads, `defeat a person in the intangible or fail being seen`. Shaolin Kung Fu's highest realm is for all to be guided by the heart and to fight not just from form but from the formless. Buddhist practice is started in the mindful training of Kung Fu. It cultivates and entails the highest integrated wisdom of Buddhism and martial arts.

Shaolin Kung Fu training

Shaolin Temple is a Zen and the martial world, Shaolin monks martial arts is a practice, known as "Zen Wu", "Zen Wu unity." In the Shaolin Temple, the "Zen martial homologous, Zen boxing normalized," said. Zen is the Lord of Wu, Wu is Zen purposes. Wu is the performance that Zen is Zen life tangible; Zen martial spirit is the essence of Zen into the military, you can achieve the highest level of martial arts; martial Avenue that is Zen.

Shaolin Kung Fu is the essence of Zen martial art. Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism, Zen to clear your heart, for the essence of Buddha enlightenment. In Buddhism the eyes, Zen, is the right way, but Moji boxing Yong A, by monks practicing martial arts to achieve win their hearts and convergence, screen is considered meditation purposes.

Sanda

Sanda as a central part of Chinese Wushu

Sanda, 'Chinese kickboxing' is also called Sanshou and had names such as Xiangbo, Shoubo, and Jiji in ancient times. As an essential part of Chinese Wushu, Sanda is favored by its many supporters and through the years has spread and evolved into a Chinese national sport of unique character.

Sanda developed and grew through a long period of Chinese history. It began with the productive labor of labor and their struggles for survival to become transformed into a gem of cultural heritage.

People of primitive society learned through hunting how to defend themselves and hunt for animals. They developed simple skills of boxing, kicking, holding, and throwing through observing the abilities of animals to hunt for food like catching cats, avoiding dogs, leaping tigers, and looping eagles, etc.

Sanda, in simple words, is face-to-face fighting with bare hands between two people, consisting of offensive and defensive effect and requires kicking at distance, pouching at stride distance and take-down throws when close.

Sanda training

The movements of Sanshou remarkably reflect its specific inbeing- that of a fighting art, however it is distinct from fighting martial arts that cause injury and disabilities. Sanshou has strict rules to ensure the safety of the two fighters. Rules state that attacking the hindbrain, neck and crotch of the opponent is prohibited.

In Sanshou, it is also allowed to exercise the skills of different Wushu schools. The internal features of Sanshou determine that it is presented as a conflict - the essential form of Sanshou. After much training and having mastered the basic actions and skills and under the provision of the rules, both sides fight freely on the deciding factors of wisdom, bravery and skill.

After long-term training, having mastered Sanda skills a Sanda practitioner will be unhurried and do corresponding defensive and offensive actions at a very fast pace when attacked suddenly by the opponent. It is also much easier for him to hit someone who hasn't received the training.

In comparison to an ordinary person, a Sanda athlete has a much higher resisting ability. Sanda not only improves physical qualities such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and sensitivity, but also develops peoples health both physically and mentally. Sticking to the training makes the body strong and strengthens bones and muscles.

Qigong

Qigong for health maintenance purposes

All great Kung Fu makes use of energy training (Qigong) to develop internal force, without which it remains at the external, mechanical level, considered by Chinese martial artists as rather rough and inferior. Kung Fu training with Qigong enhances harmonious chi flow, thus promoting health, vitality, and longevity.

"Chi Kung" is the accepted English equivalent of the Chinese word "Qigong", where "Qi" ("Chi" or "Ki") means "breath" (as a conceptual term, this refers to the energy in the human body, and, by extension, life force, dynamic energy or even cosmic breath) and "gong" ("Kung") means "achievement", "skill", work applied to a discipline or the resultant level of skill.

Qigong refers to a wide variety of traditional meditative cultivation practices that involve methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with Qi or energy within the body. Qigong is sometimes mistakenly said to be something that always involves movement and/or regulated breathing.

In fact, use of other special methods focusing on particular energy centers in and around the body are common in the higher levels or evolved forms of Qigong. Qigong is practiced for health maintenance purposes, as a therapeutic intervention, as a medical profession, a spiritual path and/or a component of Chinese Martial Arts.

Qigong training

There are three aspects in all types of chi kung, namely: form (Xing), energy (qi) and mind. If you practice only the form, without the energy and mind dimensions, you are merely performing physical exercise; strictly speaking not chi kung, for there is no training of energy. For an effective control of energy, you have to enter what is called in modern terms a Zen state of mind. In the past, this was called "entering Zen" ru chan) or "entering silence" (ru ding). When you are in Zen or a meditative state of mind, you can, among other things, tap energy from the cosmos and direct that energy to flow into wherever you want in your body.

It is this mind aspect of Qigong, even more than its energy aspect, that enables Qigong masters to perform what lay people would think of as miraculous, or, depending on their attitude, fakery. Hard Qigong is to control the qi that has been accumulated, drive it to part of your body and make your body as tough as iron. To break bricks, staffs, steel bars, big marble boards, spear piercing through a throat all belong to this category. Soft Qigong has a more subtle focusing of qi. It aims to gain and collect chi in the Dantian (an energy core around the lower belly) to try to control and use it. Health care chi kung includes forms such as Ba Duan Jin and iron coat, etc.

According to Chinese medical thought, practicing Qigong can cure as well as prevent all kinds of illness, including diseases like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer which are generally considered "incurable" by conventional medicine. Practicing Qigong is also very effective for overcoming psychological problems. There are many wonderful benefits derived from practicing Shaolin Cosmos Qigong like curing illness and promoting health, enhancing vitality and developing internal force, promoting youthfulness and longevity, expanding the mind and the intellect, and spiritual cultivation.

Qigong styles

Dynamic Qigong means to combine the body's moves with mind and to breathe to achieve a peaceful mind through a moving body. The usually practiced forms in the Shaolin Temple are Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing, and Xi Sui Jing. Static Qigong is a kind of Qigong that uses standing, sitting, and posing postures to combine the practicing mind and high speed breathing.

The mind practices to gain, calculate, and control qi. This form of qigong can be practiced through meditating standing still, in the sitting lotus position or through a meditation in pose. Dynamic and static chi kung is based on static Qigong, to use qi and blood to drive the body to move or even jump high and fly.

Wudang Kung Fu

Wudang martial arts has a long history, broad and profound. Yuan and Ming Wudang Taoist Zhang Sanfeng set the Dacheng, is honored as the originator of Wudang Wushu. Zhang Sanfeng will "book of changes" and "moral" of the essence and martial arts skillfully com., created an important health fitness value. After the generation of martial arts innovation, enrich, accumulation, the formation of a high school of Chinese martial arts, known as the "northern Shaolin, South Wudang respect," said. Wudang martial arts in practice attaches great importance to human essence, gas, God's practice, emphasizes the Lian refined gas, gas God, God to virtual.

Pet and the three (heart, breath, body) consistently always, everywhere is not violating medical health principle. No matter what the power law, foreign emphasis on hand, eye, body, method, step training, to emphasize the essence, God, gas, power, power, inside and outside two aspects have insisted, flat, circular, positive, loose, soft, static, live in, focus on the transformation of yin and Yang, arc twisted wire, a combination of static and dynamic, flexible with rigid, set up "to the public transport practice as the core, the main and collateral channels qi-blood-body fluid flow as the guide, ordering procedures to enhance the gonadal system functions as a focal point."

Qin Na

In one class, martial arts technique, using the human body joint, acupoint and vital weakness, using the lever principle and the theory of main and collateral channels, the joint action and focus on attacking each other weaknesses, make its produce physiological irresistible pain reaction, to take one and escape the effect.

The evolvement from the martial arts in the art of attack and defense, is what is called "fenjincuogu hand" in traditional martial arts, each school of martial arts is grappling martial arts, but these skills can be divided into Tai Chi moves and Shaolin martial arts moves two parts.

Tai Chi moves are the main Chen Taijiquan 32 grasping hands, while the young's Taijiquan is Tai Chi heart and capture, acupuncture and other martial arts mastery. There was a called "wrapping moves very early" Kung Fu Shaolin martial arts.

There are 72 road and 32 Road small grappling moves, and 108 grasping hand. The system includes a kick to the testicles, left arm, wrist, arm stopped carrying small wound, wound, large end of the lamp, sheep, cross-legged, wrist, arm, Vol.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi as characterized by the interaction of the energies of Yin and Yang

Taiji (the `supreme ultimate` school) was derived from Wuji ('emptiness'; the `non-ultimate` school) and composed of two different states (Liang Yi) Yin and Yang. From Liang Yi came sancai (the 'three components') and sixiang (the 'four kinds of appearances'). Bagua (Eight Symbols) also came from sixiang.

Tai Chi is often thought of as being quintessential of China, entailing the principles of Yin and Yang from the I Ching, (the Book of Changes), rooted in Chinese medicine (meridians and specific names of vessels), with the meditative aspect of its practice in focusing on the breath. Tai Chi is a comprehensive study and characterized by the interaction of the energies of Yin and Yang.

Its creation brought together an understanding of the laws of the human body with those of nature- alternating force and flexibility with swiftness and slowness. As force and flexibility are compatible within, Tai Chi can be used to defend, attack and strengthen body as well as prevent and help cure illness.

It is suited to people of any age, gender or body form. Tai Chi is widely practiced in China. Its history stretches back many years and its different schools have contributed to its widespread practice. Stories about the origination and spread of Tai Chi have always existed among martial artists and passed on from them in the oral tradition.

In the ancient Chinese text `Detailed Explanation on Postures of Taiji Sword and Tai Chi` written by the South Yue dynasty prime minister Wen Jinzhi , there is a written account on the origination of Tai Chi. The passage reads that there was a man named Zhang Sanfeng who was born in Yizhou in Liaodong province. He could run 1000 kilometers a day.

In the early years of HongWu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), he went to Shu (now Sichuan) Province to help build a road. In the 27th year of Hongwu, he came to Wudang mountain to recite lection. One day, a magpie flew into the yard and perched on the tree. He followed the sound he heard of the bird until through a window, Zhang saw the bird above and a snake below on the ground staring at each other, preparing to fight.

When the bird assaulted down on the snake, the bird and the snake were propelled into fierce action, but the snake moved its body with slight action and waved away the bird every time without being injured. Zhang was rather impressed and realized that changes can be conquered by immobility and that flexibility can overcome force. Former Tai Chi was known as Changquan (long-boxing), with 13 sets of posture.

Later, Wang Zongyue changed its name to Taiji, in accordance with the principles of Yin and Yang in the Books of Changes. Though the varying schools of Tai Chi differ from each other in their routines, hand pushing techniques and forms, they all provide equivalent benefit: stimulation to blood circulation, adjusting vitality distribution, nitrating internal organs, and strengthening the body.

As one of the arts of boxing, Tai Chi was once called changqun (long boxing), mianquan (soft boxing), 13shi (13 postures), and ruanshou (soft hand). Only after the years of Qianlong (Qing dynasty 1736-1795), when martial artist Wang Zongyue wrote a book named `on Tai Chi` was its name widely accepted.

The word Taiji was first seen however in the book the `Changes of Zhou Xici` having the combined meaning of supreme, utmost, absolute and uniqueness. In the practice of Tai Chi, every move is to be felt peaceful and comfortable. Acts are light and agile, slow, and smooth.

Loose and tight movements are in order as is force and flexibility correlated. Tai Chi is revered for being a practice of natural and elegant movements that are immersed in musical rhythm, philosophical connotation, styles of beauty and poetic atmosphere. Its beneficial nature to health can heal, prevent illness and facilitate the enjoyment of life.

Research from many fields including medicine, physics, chemistry, anatomy, psychology, etc. have shown that practicing Tai Chi plays a beneficial role in the prevention and cure of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, pulmonary disease, hepatitis, naturopathy, intestines, and neurasthenia, etc.

Tai Chi training

Tai Chi has a unique style of attacking. It implies immobility as conquering change and flexibility as suppressing force. Tai Chi also teaches to avoid the enemy's main forces, strike the weak point and use the force received to defend. The practitioner changes their movement in accordance with that of others; otherwise they may be trapped by themselves.

In doing so, Tai Chi emphasizes the ability to sense, that is to correctly and quickly make a judgment about any opposition and thereby respond. If the opposite side does not take initiative, as a practitioner, you should also keep still. Under such situation, you may first provoke the other side so as to get information of his ability.

So long as the other side started, you should make a quicker move, faster than the opposite even before he moves. Win by striking only after the enemy has struck first. Invite the opponent in, break up his strike or deviate his force, take the advantage of the weak point and retaliate upon it.

The theory of Tai Chi in attack lies in the hand pushing and move routine, which not only is conducive to the training of body skills such as response, power, and speed, etc., but also an important part of attack and defense training.

Tai Chi follows the principle of Yin and Yang, the attack process focuses the inviting combined with the breaking up. During attack and defense, you sense the opposite force and force's direction by the ability to sense and break up the coming force. Using the force received to defend, i.e. changes of move following the opposite changes.

Follow your thought and keep calm. Maintain a natural breath. You are required to fix attention and rest your thought, concentrate on action; move and breathe smoothly and never try to block your breath. Sit straight and move slowly and softly. You should keep a relaxed and natural posture, do not lean askew.

Every act is fluent and smooth, like wind flying, water flowing. A round and complete radiance in every act. You are demanded to make acts move as arc or spiral, one after another without block. Your waist stays as axis, with which the whole body is oriented on. Act fluently and coherently, weakness and force in company.

Your acts are to be closely connected, weakness and force distinguished, while center of power always remaining stable. Agile and smoothly act with softness and power mutually corresponded.

Every act is required to be light and stable, but not buoyant or stark. Acts are soft but powerful within, full of flexibility. Strength is exerted but done so in consciousness and without any sense of clumsiness.

Tai Chi basic moves

The basic actions of Tai Chi are tightening, quivering, stroking, squeezing, elbowing, shoving, advancing, receding, considering, waiting, and stillness. Every act is slow and relaxing. In Tai Chi drill, one should straighten back and waist, draw in the jaw, and droop the shoulder, with a feeling of flying across the clouds.

A certain boxer in the Qing Dynasty once said of Tai Chi "act as the wave of the sea, torrential and never-failing." Tai Chi at the same time also pays much attention of the training of Qi and breath control. Qi is to refine human's mentality and lies at the heart of Tai Chi as with other forms of internal Kung Fu.

Xingyi

Xingyi boxing originated from the Xinyi Liuhe boxing style and formed a unique character of its own. Xingyi boxing came to be well-known as a martial art style after its creation by Li Luoneng in 1856.

Xingyi means to imitate the shape (Xing in Chinese) while fully understand the meaning (Yi in Chinese). It pays much attention to the combination of both inner and outer exercise. Xingyi boxing uses the Yin Yang and the five elements theory (Wuxing in Chinese) of Chinese traditional culture to describe the movement regulations.

It selects the typical movements from twelve animals (dragon, tiger, monkey, horse, tortoise, chicken, swallow, harrier, snake, camel, eagles, and bear) and combines them with the movements of martial arts forming the twelve basic styles of Xingyi.

The popular fist forms are Wuxing Continuance fist, Xingyi Eight Poses, 12 Hong Chui, Anshen Chui, Xingyi Continuance fist, Wuxing Continuance broadsword, Wuxing Continuance straight sword, Wuxing Continuance staff, Wuxing Continuance staff, complex staff, Xingyi 13 spear, and some rare weapons like horn sword, antler hoe, and iron chopsticks, etc.

Xingyi boxing is known as one of the excellent Chinese traditional internal styles, emphasizing not only on training the body but crucially also, the mind.

Ba Gua

Bagua Zhang as one of the most popular styles of martial arts in China

Other names for bagua include Youshen Bagua (roving eight-diagram), Longxing Bagua (dragon-shaped eight-diagram), Xingyi Bagua (Xingyi eight-diagram boxing), Yinyang Bapan Zhang (positive negative eight-plate palm).

There are different stories about the origin of Bagua. Some say it originated among the anti-Qing Dynasty cliques while others believe that it was created by the two Taoist priests Bi Yun and Jing Yun on Mount Emei, Sichuan Province, during the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty and then passed down through its nine generations of practitioners.

The eight-diagram palm is based on the old Chinese philosophy of eight combinations of three whole and broken lines used in divination. While practicing, the practitioner moves according to the eight diagrams. There are eight basic palm plays. A total of 64 palm tricks and moves have come from the original eight basic palm plays.

Apart from solo practices, there is also sparring: Sanshou (free sparring) and fighting with weapons, such as Bagua sword play, Bagua sabre play and Bagua cudgel play, and Bagua play of 7 star decorated-shaft, etc. While practicing these routines, practitioners rove around like a dragon moving amidst clouds.

Bagua training

Bagua Zhang features dexterity and agility. When moving around it is like walking in a muddy place, with footsteps changing all the time like running water. Palm tricks and body movements follow one after another. The roving around looks like endless circles overlapping each another. The body turns around from the waist during walking, roving, turning, rising, and falling.

Palm tricks change with the movements of the body. When the upper body protrudes, the lower part of the body squats back to keep balance. When the arms are sent out, the feet draw back. When moving, like a dragon roaming; when squatting, like a tiger sitting; when looking around, like a monkey on the lookout and when roving, like an eagle circling.

Most of Bagua Zhang boxers are found in Hebei Province. Some of them learned Bagua Zhang from scratch from their tutors, while other martial art practitioners asked Bagua masters for advice to improve their skills. Over the years various routines of exercises were cultivated in different styles.

Other Bagua styles

The Dong Haichuan-style Bagua Zhang. A native of Zhujiawu, south of Wenan County in Hebei Province, Dong played an important part in the dissemination of the eight-diagram palm, teaching many people in Beijing.

Most reputed disciples of Dong included Yin Fu, Cheng Tinghua, Liu Fengchun and Li Cunyi who all contributed to the dissemination and development of the boxing style. Some of the eight-diagram palm styles are named after these disciples, for example the Yinstyle, Cheng-style, Liang-style and Sun-style eight pictography palms.

The Li Zhenqing style of Bagua Zhang or the positive-negative eight-diagram palm Li (a. 1830-1900) came from a native of Weijiaying in Hebei Province who went to Henan Province to learn the positive-negative eight diagram palm in order to improve the boxing techniques he had already mastered.

After returning home in about 1870, Li taught his skills to his villagers. A follower of Li Zhenqing, Ren Zhicheng wrote a book on the Yinyang Bapan Zhang (positive-negative eight plate palm) in 1937, and the book has been passed down ever since.

Baji

Baji features explosive, short range power

Baji Quan, a school of traditional Chinese Marital Arts that features explosive, short range power, was also known as "rake fist" due to the fist being held loosely and slightly open when not striking, resembling a rake and the art involving many downward strike moves, like a rake's movement in the field.

The name was considered to sound rather crude in its native tongue and so was changed to Baji Quan. The term baji, which comes from the oldest book in China, signifies an extension of all directions" In this case, it means including everything" or the universe." 'Ba' (Chinese for eight) denotes the eight major points of the body: head, shoulders, elbows, hands, buttocks, kua, knees, and feet and 'Ji' (polar) is extended in the eight polar directions.

Bajiquan is characterized by direct, culminating and powerful fast strikes that will render an opponent unable to continue and is used in close combat, giving attention to elbow, knee, shoulder and hip strikes. When blocking an attack or nearing an opponent, Bajiquan techniques emphasize striking major points of vulnerability, the thorax (trunk of the body), the legs and neck.

The major purpose of Ba Ji training is to develop ultimate snapping power. After gaining this type of power, some very efficient techniques can be performed or applied. In Baji, there are 6 major characteristic powers which are sinking (Xia Chen or Chen Zhui), thrusting (Chong), extending (Cheng), entangling (Chan), crossing (Shi Zi), explosive and short (Cun).

Baji training

There are six big ways of opening door or Liu Da Kai: 'the most important practices of Baji.' They are called ding, bao, ti, dan, kua, and chan. Ding is using the fist, elbow or shoulder to push forward and upward. Bao on the other hand is putting arms together as if hugging someone. It is usually followed by chop (Pi).

Ti is elevating the knee to hit the thigh of the opponent, or elevating the foot to hit the shin of the opponent etc. Dan is using a single move. While, Kua is using the hip and Chan is the entanglement with rotation around the wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Footwork in Baji Quan also has three special features: Zhen Jiao, Nian Bu and Chuang Bu. These striking techniques relate to ancient Chinese medicine, which states that all parts of the body are connected, either physically or spiritually.

The forms of Baji are divided into Fist (non-weapon) and Weapon forms. There are 20 fist forms, which include 12 Baji Small Structure Fists, Baji Black Tiger Fist, Baji Dan Zhai, Baji Dan Da/Dui Da, Baji Luo Han Gong, and Baji Si Lang Kuan.

There are eight weapons forms, including Liu He Da Qiang (spear), Liu He Hua Qiang (spear), Chun Yang Jian (sword), San Yin Dao (sabre), Xing Zhe Bang (staff), Pudao, and Chun Qiu Da Dao (a long two-handed heavy blade, used by Generals sitting on their horses).

Some of Baji's forms

Black Tiger Fist, Small Frame 4th Road, Single Plucking, Small Frame 5th Road, Small Frame 3rd Road, Small Frame 6th Road, LoHan (Buddha's Disciple) Work, Small Frame 1st Road, Small Frame 2nd Road, Six Big Openings- Liu Da Kai, Pu Dao Plain Knife, Spring Autumn Big Knife, 6 Harmony Big Spear, Single Strike, Railing Hand Partner Set- Fu Shou, Si Lang Kuan, Pure Yang Sword, Raise the Willow Saber, Travelling Staff, Six Harmony Spear.

Wing Chun

Wing Chun is one of the ancient southern style of Chinese Kung Fu

Wing Chun was developed in Guangdong and Fujian (two southern provinces of China) about 250-300 years ago. There are many stories of its origin. The most popular is the story about Wing Chun being created by a female Shaolin Master called Wu Mei (Ng Mui). She was also a great master in Shaolin white crane style.

In the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), the Southern Shaolin Temple was set on fire by the government. Five great Shaolin Martial Artists (Wu Mei, Zhi Shan, Bai Mei, Feng Dao De and Miao Xian) managed to fight the enemy and escape.

In order to avoid the Persecution for the government, Wu Mei hide in the DaLiang Mountain, which is situated on the boarder of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. In this duration, she kept practicing Kung fu; occasionally she saw a snake and crane fight.

This enlightened her and she created her own unique style on this basis. Later on, she passed this style to Yan Yong Chun (Yim Wing Chun). After Wing Chun gained this, she systematized it and widely spread the form. Then people named this style Wing Chun to memorize her.

The main fist forms in Wing Chun are twelve free forms (12 San Shi), Xiao Nian Tou, seeking Bridge(Xun Qiao), Biao Zhi, wooden dummies and empty poles. The weapons forms are Dragon Pole, Six-and-a-Half Point Pole, Longpole, double butterfly swords. The main Qigong is Shengqi Guiyuan Chikung.

Wing Chun training

Wing Chun is a style, which combines internal forces and close proximity punching together. Its sparring moves are like the struggle between snake and crane. The block moves are like the nimble and winding snake while the attack moves are like the fierce and fast crane moving at an amazing speed, or like a tiger swooping at its prey.

Wing Chun is based on sparring, with the characteristic of various movements, practical use, explosive power. Its typical moves are Da San Ce, Xiao Fu Yang, Geng Lan Tan Bang, Mo Dang Lu, Shen Shi JI Lao, Qu Shou Liu Zhong, Da, Jie, Chen, Biao, Bang, Wan Zhi, Nian, Mo, Yun Dang, Tou, Lou, and Er Zi Qian Yang Ma.

Wing Chun is an internal Kung fu form, which uses a keen insight into touch. This allows you a greater understanding of your opponent, with the correct release of explosive power in your sparring.

The basic hand movements in Wing Chun are San Bang Shou, Cuoshou, liaoshou, Popaishou, Chenqiao and Nianshou (sticky hand). The basic steps are Siping Step, Sanzi Step, Zhui Step, Gui Step, and Duli Step, etc. The training equipment used are mirror, punch bag, candle, crate circle, chopsticks, thousands layer paper, and wooden dummy.

Other Wing Chun styles

The different styles of Wing Chun being taught now is Ye Wen Yip Men Wing Chun fist, Hong Ji fist, Cen Neng Wing Chun Fist, Yuan Qi Shan Wing Chun Fist, Gu Lao Pian Shen Wing Chun Fist, Hong Chuan (red boat) Wing Chun Fist, Bao Hua Lian Wing Chun Fist, and Peng Nan Wing Chun Fist.

The famous Martial arts star Bruce Lee (Li Xiao Long) once followed Master Ye Wen and studied Wing Chun systematically. It can be said that Jeet Kune Do, which Bruce Lee created, closely combines Wing Chun with the other martial art styles he studied creating the main core and foundations of his fighting principals.

Mantis forms

Praying Mantis is a pictographic boxing

Praying mantis is a famous traditional schools of martial arts in China, a pictographic boxing. Praying mantis is a treasure of traditional Chinese martial arts, is an exotic flower in Chinese Wushu. In her history of 200 years of inheritance, the descendants of Haugen times Chung, influence grows with each passing day.

Praying Mantis training

The mantis unique exercise style and high fitness value (since its northern praying mantis, chronicles of longevity is numerous, more conventional, as evidenced by the practical fighting) and its high value, the martial arts and martial arts enthusiasts more attention. Especially about the origin, Mantis Boxing legend diverse, deduce many versions of the beautiful legend, but are poles apart, unable to agree on which is right.

The reason is not serious and meticulous investigation demonstrated only by hearsay, the story, even to make such a fuss about some "to create all the minor details" to increase the credibility of the absurd story. But this is not true. The core of traditional Mantis Martial Arts, lead the modern human study fitness, will prevent operation. Carry forward the Chinese culture and Wushu connotation.

  • Master Xu

    Master Xu has reached his 6th Duan in Chinese Martial Artsand is considered a National Master sportsman. His training uses a no-nonsense approach, keeping students on their toes with many different teaching methods to help increase their abilities in all areas of kung fu. A great teacher with a friendly personality and an open outlook. When he takes on new students, he quickly gains them as friends.

  • Master Chai

    Suipeng Chai is a professional Tai Chi Martial Artists in Yongnian, the womb of Yang Family-Style and Wu-Style Tai Chi. Since 1992, people who are attracted to his class by his reputable Tai Chi skill as a scenic spot come from all over the world, including the US, Japan, Germany, and Singapore.

  • Master Du

    Master Du has reached his 8th Duan in Chinese Martial Arts and is considered a National Master sportsman. He immersed himself in the training and become proficient in many areas.

  • Master Zhou

    Master Zhou is the 34th generation of Shaolin warrior monk. He is very skillful at traditional shaolin fist, boxing, and Pictographic boxing like eagle, dragon, tiger, mantis, etc.

  • Master Qin

    A well traveled instructor, he has extensive experience in teaching foreign students, has his personal supply, so as to foster the students' physical fitness and personal limits, and helps students to achieve the desired objectives.

  • Master Rui

    Masters Rui, born at a noble family well-known for martial arts, is the 34th monk of Shaolin. He took part in the large-scale performances and national tours with his Kungfu figure being left in many places, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Macao,Thailand, Tianjing, and provinces of Hubei, Guangdong, Fujian, Hebei, Guangxi, Zhejiang, and Henan.

Handan in Hebei Province is located in Taihang Mountain, Bordered by the four provinces in the hinterland, Hebei Province is one of the oldest cities in China and also a famous ancient cities. Handan has a long history, culture, and history. Handan has 3000 years of Old Town history (Spring and Autumn Period History). Handan prevailing economic become prosperous and developed.

Handan City is a "national historical and cultural city," as early as 8000 years ago in the early Neolithic ancestors here Cishan multiply recuperate. As early as 7300 years ago, it gave birth to the early Neolithic cultures, magnetic mountain ancestors in this area, set up their own homes, creating a world-famous "magnetic mountain culture."

In Handans long history, the process of birth and its profound history and culture, the descendants of ancestors left us a precious spiritual wealth. Amid the 8000 years of history forged into the top ten cultural pulse of Handan. There are the Zhao culture, magnetic mountain culture, Nuwa culture, Cao Wei Jianan culture, Northern Qi grotto culture, dream culture, Cizhou culture, Guangfu Taiji culture, idioms culture, and revolutionary culture border.

With unique natural environment and history, Handan city has a rich cultural heritage and beautiful natural landscape. Handans favorably natural scenery, Rolling the Taihang Mountains, the lake water potential boundless Jingniang Lake, the mountains and water add a lot of this ancient city scenery of the gas.

All meals have vegetarian options. Generally there are about 4 to 7 plates of different foods to choose from during meals, with only 2 or 4 of them containing meat. Food and accommodation are included in costs of the school, and meals are covered. However, snacks will not be provided. If the students wish to go out to eat at restaurants, they will find it relatively cheaper in China than it is in their home country.

  • 1 year accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunchs, and dinners provided
  • Daily training sessions
  • Mandarin lessons and theory classes
  • Airfare tickets
  • Travel insurance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Taizu Mountain Shaolin Kung Fu Academy an inquiry.

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  • Review by Peter from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I spent one week in Taizu Shaolin Kung Fu School and it was a really interesting experience. I worked hard under the guide of a great Shifu that showed us how Kung Fu could be wonderful and inspiring.I had experience on martial arts before, but my Shifu was very nice and really taught me everything, despite all my limitations. Everyone else in the school was also nice.The translators would take care of any problem we had and the environment amongst students was very joyful. Im really glad I made the choice of coming here during my holidays.The schedule is well elaborated and gives the opportunity to learn different Chinese martial arts, which is great to enhance your experience here. I really enjoyed coming here and I hope I can find the time in the future to come back. I definitely recommend the school to anyone interested in martial arts.Thank you to the Master who has taken Matthew under his wing and who is guiding him with his martial arts schooling, but also helping him to continue growing into man with important life values that."

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  • Review by Claire
    10 out of 10

    "Justified was my initial apprehension I first trained with Xu Sifu (Master Shi Yan Hao) during the summer of 2015. When I started I had next to no martial arts experience, and though I had been active most of my life, I was also no athlete. I was quite nervous about the physical demands of the Kung Fu training and wondered if I was getting in over my head jumping in and learning for the first time this complex art in China.Taizu Shaolin Kung Fu Academy is the real deal; it is an enchanting place that will both inspire, challenge and ultimately transform you in every way. The Masters, Shaolin Warrior Monks, are extremely talented and experienced and they never cease to amaze while they go out of their way to teach diligently. The management and support staff keeps the academy afloat in terms of logistics, student affairs and general matters at all times.Located in the heart of green farmlands within the rustic landscapes of Taizu Mountain, the academy offers all the amenities one might need. The training is difficult but is designed for all types of students, from professional martial artists to general athletes, from the highly spiritual or just curious adventurers who want to experience something new."

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  • Review by Jeff
    10 out of 10

    "This journey was an amazing experience that I would gladly repeat. Xu Shifu is an amazing teacher and friend, and I am proud to have been taught by him. We not only work on techniques, strength, and flexibility but he also teaches our body and mind to become one. Weaponry is another section he teaches, and during my short stay I was able to learn a few cool staff techniques.I wanted to work on my strength and flexibility and I was able to improve a lot more than I expected. Every day is a lot of hard work and sometimes I wouldnt see the results right away but only a few days later so I had to learn to be patient with my body and let it take in all the new things at its own speed. I really loved conditioning classes and hardening the body.On arrival I was out of shape and showing it when climbing the nearby mountain. On my first accent I was slow, gasping for air, needed several breaks and covered in sweat. 3 weeks in, I climbed the mountain again, this time I went straight up. I didn't need to stop, I was barely winded when I reached the top and my water bottles were untouched.The training is tough, especially if like me you are out of shape. But the reward is so much more because I now feel confident in this bodys capabilities. Over the first few days stiff and tired are about all you notice, but everyone here is so helpful and nice that you know you can pull through. And when you do, the improvement is obvious, you still feel tired after training but you recover faster, you still are slow in the run but you can keep running for longer and longer. So I say again it is the most exhausting and difficult physical activity I have done in a long time. And given a choice I would still be there doing it."

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  • Review by Martin Lee from Czech Republic
    10 out of 10

    "I studied at Taizu Shaolin Kung Fu Academy of half year. I am very satisfied with study and I learned even more than I had expected, much more. The Academy is located on a really beautiful place and temple Ming Shan Si is really wonderful.The school itself is such an incredible place, of course training is hard, and thats how you want it to be, but it is achievable. I have seen people who have never done martial arts in their life before coming to Taizu Shan, people who never even do much fitness, and then I have also seen amazing martial artists and Olympic hopefuls!There really is training at all levels. The Masters can see how far you can go, and what you can do, and of course, whilst continually pushing you and helping you improve, also know your limits. Thats not to say that youre going to get off easy, every day will be tiring and hard work, but you will improve!If youre going wanting to learn Chinese Kung Fu, you will, if you want to experience a deeper, more spiritual side of Chinese martial arts, you will, if you want to lose weight, you can! You just have to work hard, you get out what you put in. and I promise, you will have the trip of a life time!The Master Xu is an amazing person. He's a great master with an open heart. He's not just my master, but my friend and I look forward to return to the temple and again together we will have a great time both during training and beyond. I recommend study at this academy to all!"

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  • Review by Constantijn from Amsterdam, Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time at Taizu School of Martial Arts! I found the mountain environment beautiful and very good to concentrate on the teachings of Master Xu! Master Xu is very experienced. He customized the training to my level and always ensured it was very challenging and that I got better every training.The day is structured to include a good mix of martial arts including relax time. Together with the language course in the evening (fun). I am also now more comfortable communicating and finding my way around in China :)"

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  • Review by Allison Vierus from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Hello, my name is Allison Vierus, and I am from the United States of America. I was only able to stay at the Kung Fu Academy for 5 short days, but it was an experience that I will never forget and always treasure.I was nervous at first, because I only had a very basic understanding of martial arts. However, Master Xu was able to teach me at a beginner's level, while still demonstrating his more advanced skills so that I had an understanding of what to look forward to in the future, with years of practice.I gained a new understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. I especially enjoyed learning and practicing Chinese calligraphy in the evenings. Everyone I met was very friendly and welcoming to me. I wish I could have stayed longer. The area where the temple is located is extremely beautiful, and it was a very special experience to learn and practice martial arts in the middle of the mountains.If you want a unique, one of a kind experience, that's a little off the beaten path, Taizu Mountain Kung Fu Academy is the place for you! If you come here, you will learn kung fu and many different forms of martial arts, be challenged, grow in new ways, and make friends - that's what I did. :-)"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Alexander from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "In my short time here, I have seen students with no previous martial arts experience cope just as well, and sometimes better than those with years' worth. At the end of the day, it comes down to yourself as to whether you can find the motivation within you to make the most out of your stay. This includes getting up extra early for the morning Tai Chi classes even when you are already in some pain and discomfort from the day before, and finding the energy at the end of the day to attend the optional classes on offer. The school is somewhat like home with the added benefit of improving your martial arts skills under the guidance of amazing masters. Every movement the masters make in class demonstrates their prowess in martial arts and their years of experience. With the occasional help of the talented translators, the masters effectively communicate movements and concepts to the students. For anyone thinking of joining the school, I would gladly recommend that they do, as I am sure that you will find it a fulfilling and rewarding experience, especially under the guidance of the masters. I do honestly believe that anyone can manage with this rigorous regime, as long as they are willing to put in the effort and embrace the lifestyle that comes with living here."

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  • Review by Ashley from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I never did Martial Arts before, so why did I go to a Kung Fu School? I am 35 years old and I was getting a bit lazy, doing less sport, etc. It was time to do something about my condition. So I thought why not go to a Kung Fu school? You train from Monday to Friday and the schedule for the week is in my opinion well balanced. The Masters also adapt the training according to each individual student. And suggestions from the students are also always welcome. Everyone was really friendly, hospitable and really, really helpful. Although I didn’t stay for long, I feel like I got good exposure to a variety of Kung Fu styles while I was here. The Sifus were really knowledgeable and patient towards all the students. The translators made the communication barriers a lot easier, the food was great, and everyone was very welcoming. I would definitely recommend training here if you visit China and would love to return someday soon. "

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  • Review by Camilla
    10 out of 10

    "Everyone here has been very nice and fun to train with. I thought Shifu Shi Yan Hao was really cool. Even without translation I could understand him just how he led by example. The training was excellent. The main style the school offers is Shaolin, an external style where you learn mostly forms, with or without weapons. I really enjoyed learning weapon forms, so much fun. In the afternoon you can choose between Sanda and Wing Chun or Wudang, Tai Ji, Qigong and Meditation, the training has helped my hips very much, but I stayed with Sanda. In the beginning I didn't like it, because it takes a while till you get better, but in the end I really loved it. This is something where you can see your improvement and it was great for powering out and my Shifu was very patient, telling me the same things over and over, which I am really thankful for. In the end you can choose and also specialize, we had students just doing Wudang, but I think it is nicer to get a overview and first try all of it a bit. Well, we cannot compare European living standards with Chinese, and I think we should not do so, because we come to China to learn traditional Chinese culture and martial arts. Everybody who is looking for a great Kung Fu experience and would like to engage his/her health is warmly welcome to join our Kung Fu family."

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  • Review by James
    10 out of 10

    "This was a great learning experience for me. The teachers are patient and flexible, and you will feel that you have personal trainers while you are there. Be open to learning, and flexible. Considering the teacher to student Ratio, you will not find a better place to go and it is a great value in all respects. Simply be prepared to work hard sincerely, but don't be tense. Relax and enjoy yourself!"

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  • Review by Reidun and Gunnar from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Tai Chi Chuan is too fast, and because the fight is too fast, it is difficult to find the unique feeling and taste. After a few months of Tai Chi Chuan, the body tends to get slower. I think Tai Chi should have the most suitable speed. Master Xu once said, "To be quiet, boxing doesn't need too much emphasis on the feeling of the body or to feel the body seriously, but should be steadfast. The body is also a part of nature, why insist that every day is "sunny"? From Tai Chi, people can have a more profound understanding of their own heart, and can experience their fusion with nature. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "I started looking for something to do before university – and I stumbled upon the Taizu Shaolin Kung Fu School. The six weeks I spent at the school were a truly rewarding experience! Training under the school’s masters was excellent and allowed me to develop a good sense for martial arts. I never practiced any martial arts prior to coming to the school. And it turned out that my ability to pick up new movements was not very developed. Yet, the masters were very patient and I felt like I made progress every day – a very satisfying feeling. I was really fond of the school’s diverse array of classes, which allowed me to get to know other martial arts, besides Shaolin Kung Fu. One aspect of the school and life in Taizu I particularly miss today is the routine that defined each week at the school. Getting up early in the morning for Tai Chi, training for other classes, hearing the cooks blow the whistle for breakfast, lunch and dinner – these are some of the routine aspects that helped me put aside my restlessness, that I carried with me from Europe. Training was challenging, but not impossible. The Masters – or Shifus - pushed us all to what we thought were our limits, and then beyond. As a result, I became fitter, stronger and more flexible. By the end of my training, these improvements had also translated into my Kung Fu: I was punching harder and linking my movements together with a kind of fluidity that I didn’t think I was capable of when I started. I want to thank the masters, the people who keep the school up and running and the other students I got to share my time at the school with! I’ll definitely come back at some point in the future!"

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  • Review by Guido Paech from Germany

    "I decided to apply for a three weeks training at Taizu Mountain Shaolin Kungfu Academy in December. Without any experience in martial arts, I arrived with little expectations regarding the progress.Master Xu, Master Guo and Mrs Wu Xia did change my mind during my stay. The first week was very hard for me, but a first-class training provided by my masters brought me up to that magic point of no return when you start wanting more. During training, both masters always kept an eye on my individual status and were able to adjust session goals accordingly.Due to this individual and intensive training, I was able to manage four different Kung Fu forms up to twenty steps and several basics, e.g. Sanda steps. This is much more than I would ever expect. I also raised my fitness level and body strength as the result of an ongoing power training.Furthermore, I felt always welcome and treated like an old friend, of course, it is never easy to adapt a different lifestyle but Master Xu, Master Guo, and Mrs. Wu Xia made me feel like home. I want to say, thank you: for everything, and I hope that many students will share the same experiences at the Taizu Mountain Shaolin Kungfu Academy."

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  • Review by Dav Parkinson from England
    10 out of 10

    "I trained Shaolin Kungfu and Sanda with Master Xu for over six months and in this time I feel I learnt and progressed so much. This was due to Master Xu's knowledge, patience as skill at teaching. During my time training I had expected my flexibility, speed, coordination and strength to improve, however I was really surprised at how much more resilient and mentally strong I was on completion of my time training.I also lived and participated in some of the Chinese habits and celebrations which they all celebrate with the students. This all, combined with the change of seasons, I can say that I enjoyed a complete Chinese experience which I will never forget. To anyone who wants to challenge themselves in a new environment, or to learn something many people can only dream about I would highly recommend training with master Xu."

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  • Review by Yiyo from Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "Xu shifu was nothing less than a great teacher and a friend of mine. His training is intense and extensive, but at the same time he is both kind and strict, expecting no less than the absolute best of his students.I studied under him in 2011, and at first I was afraid that he would be too demanding; but I soon discovered that he tries really hard to understand his students limits so he can help us overcome them and defeat all fear.Nowadays I really miss the time I spent under his tutellage, I feel that I learnt many important life lessons under his wing and he has kept in touch with me ever since. Overall, he is a strong practitioner and a relentless teacher with an unique spirit for learning and sharing knowledge."

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  • Review by Jacob Screier from Germany
    10 out of 10

    " I want to thank all of the Masters for being so generous with their knowledge and finding the right balance between being strict but also gentle and encouraging at the right times. They can make the extraordinary seem mundane (especially when it comes to stretching) and have attained such a high level of discipline.I am sure when I return home I will take much from my time here, on the whole it has made me a more disciplined person and I will continue to practice various techniques and forms that I have learnt here. Seeing the students forms and general kung fu ability who have stayed here up to a year makes me wish I was staying longer, nonetheless im satisfied to look back at my time here with fond memories"."

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