Yu Kung Fu Martial Arts is an all inclusive training facility offering Shaolin basics and forms, acrobatics, Qigong and meditation, and Sanda kickboxing.
Master Yu ZhiChao is the 34th generation Shaolin monk of the Shaolin Temple and the member of the temple's international performance group. He is the founder and headmaster of Yu Kung Fu Martial Arts Academy. Headmaster Yu ZhiChao began full-time martial arts training at the age of eight. He then was accepted into the Songshan Shaolin Temple in Henan Province to begin his life-long journey as a Shaolin disciple. By 2014, he had achieved a sixth band rank within the Shaolin Temple, the level of master, and began to expand his teaching experience to foreign students.
from United Kingdom, April 2020
"An authentic and life-changing experience"
The teacher is very patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. He looked after us well and even during the coronavirus crisis made sure everyone was safe. The training never gets boring - there's always new exercises, kung fu combinations, challenging strength exercises and fun acrobatics to learn - but you can do it all according to your own fitness level. The teacher helps you to focus on your individual goals. You will learn to push yourself, to be patient like never before, gain confidence as well as strength and flexibility and learn to be present in a profound new way - kung fu trains your mind as well as your body. You'll learn to appreciate the small things much more by living a simple, modest, peaceful life whilst training. If you are planning to go there in the winter - please bring thermals, a hot water bottle and a thermos as it is really cold. However, you will be healthier than ever as your immune system gets stronger every day as you keep training and eating healthily there. The food by the way is absolutely amazing as well! All in all - an experience I would happily recommend to anyone who is interested in self-development, Chinese culture and wants to get both mentally and physically stronger.
from Australia, February 2019
"Intro to Kungfu"
As a 38 year old with no formal training in kungfu, other than a bit kickboxing in my younger years, I was a little nervous about what to expect here. Within my first training session, it was clear that Master Yu takes the time to determine each student's skill set and learning style and teaches them accordingly. I never felt uncomfortable that i couldn't do flips or kicks like the younger students and I was always challenged to improve. I have since returned home fitter and stronger than I've been in years. Master Yu knows how to get the best out of every student and it was an honour to be taught by him.
You will only eat traditional chinese food here which is absolutely delicious. It's nothing like the chinese food we get back home. It's just healthy seasonal produce that is guaranteed to fill you up and keep your strength up during training.
The location was great. It will give you a taste of the rural lifestyle while still being a short bus ride into the next major city if you want to do some shopping or see a movie over the weekend.
The thing that made this place so special for me, aside from Master Yu's teaching, was the other students. The students here are passionate about Kungfu and will always encourage you in learning new skills, regardless of your level.
I can't recommend this place highly enough, whether you want to stay for a quick week or a year or two, it's worth it.
from Germany, October 2018
"Verry good Master "
Master YuZhiChao explains patienly all techniques and movements .
He makes the training varied and fun so that a good climate prevails.