Completion Certificate and Coach Certificate are available according to the length of your training and your kung fu level.
Our academy accepts students whose age ranges from 10 to 65 years old. Students younger than 16 years old are accepted if they are accompanied with their parents or older relatives.
Please don't worry about your pervious kungfu experience because many students are total beginners before they arrive. Our training is individually customized, our masters make training plan according to student's own kungfu experience and physical conditions. What most needed are your dedication and positive attitude.
We are constantly engaged in providing unique opportunities in motivating character development during training. In order to ensure the teaching quality, every master is supposed to teach five to ten students in his group. We are devotedto satisfy every student's needs towards kungfu training.
Training equipments and methods
1. Training equipments are provided to all the students:
Wooden dummy, stretching lanes, carpet, mats, Sanda pads, gloves and guards, weapons, dumbbells, stone dumbbells, sand bag.
2. Training methods
The most original Shaolin Temple training methods are telling ancient Shaolin culture, letting every student feel the atmosphere of real traditional Shaolin kungfu.
Some of our training methods are as follows:
Dao Gua Jin Gou-a training method with feet up on horizontal bars to train strength of abdomen and legs muscles.
Single move training, group moves(combo) training, and a complete set of training.
Training with demonstration, interchange of ideas.
Psychological training, sense of distance training, antagonistic training.
Training of coordination, swiftness, strength, physical endurance, balance, speed, and jumping.
Above are just parts of training methods at our academy, all of which follow scientific and effective principles.
Training plans are based on principles of kungfu practice levels in accordance with traditional training, in which training of the heart is the highest level that guides all. Training plans can be personally adjusted for individuals according to their training process and aims. We offer training courses from one day to years.
1 week - 2 months
This is a period to get a general idea of Shaolin kungfu, and to feel about methods of kungfu practice.
To improve flexibility, speed, strength, agility, coordination, and physical endurance, proper running, stretching of important body parts, kicks, punches, and stability training including horse stance, bow stance, crouching stance, one-leg standing, are the foundation of more advanced forms and techniques.
Shaolin forms and applications: five-step fist, primary Shaolin fist, Xiaohong fist, Shaolin single broadsword, Shaolin Yinshoustaff
Wing Chun: primary form Xiao Nian Tou, primary wooden dummy moves, steps, punches, easy attack techniques
Sanda (Chinese kick-boxing): basic exercise,throwing and wrestling moves
Qin Na: catch and hold moves
Shaolin health care Qigong: Ba Duan Jin
Tai Chi: 24 Yang style Taichi fist
Basic theory of Shaolin kungfu
After primary level oftraining, the difficulty and intensity of training will increase. In this period, you must continue training basics, and improve physical constitution.
Shaolin forms: 5-8 Shaolin forms and applications, like Dahong fist, Tongbi fist, five-style fist, Pao fist, Damo straight sword, continuous straight sword, Taizu broadsword, palm-blossom broadsword, Shaolin straight sword, Yinyang staff, Fenghuo staff, Zhenshan staff, 12 routine Tantui(leg kicking)
Wing Chun: intermediate form Xun Qiao, 36 San Shi, combination of hands and legs techniques of wooden dummy moves
Shalin health care Qigong: Yi Jin Jing
Sanda: pair sparring, attack and defend techniques
Tai Chi: 32 Yang style Taichi fist, 24 Chen style Taichi broadsword
Theory of Shaolin kungfu: better understanding of kungfu
Forms and Power Training
This level of training is based on the solid foundation of basics, which emphasizes more on the accuracy of every move, coordination of eyes, hands, body, and steps of the external,and spirit, energy, qi, and force of the internal.
Shaolin forms: eagle fist, mantis fist, pair sparring fist, Jingang fist, nunchucks, three-section staff, Liuhe broadsword,Chunqiu big broadsword, long-hilt broadsword, nine-ring broadsword, Shaolin Qiankun straight sword, Pishan staff, Shaolin staff, Shaolin thirteen spear, Taizu long fist (Taizu Chang Quan), palm-blossom cane
Wing Chun: advanced form Biao Zhi, Wing Chun pairsparring
Sanda: pair sparring, combo of Sanda attack and defend moves and techniques
Tai Chi: 42 Yang style Taichi fist, 24 Chen styleTaichi staff
Qigong: static Qigong, meditation (using the mind to control breathing, making them a whole)
Theory of Shaolin kungfu: more complete understanding of kungfu
Conditioning Forms and Applications
In this level, you will find out methods of kungfu practice that suits your advantages, with which, you can understand the essence and connotation of kungfu cultivation better.
Shaolin forms: 20-30 forms and applications, like Shaolin Luohan fist, palm-blossom fist, seven star fist, Damo fist, three people sparring, double broadsword against spear, tiger fist, drunken fist, crane fist, drunken staff, monkey staff, Shaolin Luohan 18 hands, Longxing straight sword, chain whip,double hook, 48 Ming spear, Shaolin flying daggers, crescent shovel, Guangongbig broadsword (guan dao), Pu dao
Wing Chun: advanced wooden dummy techniques called Chan Zhuang, achieving an integration of the wooden dummy and the person. More attention to speed practice-finish a 116 style wooden dummy form within 40 seconds, three moves per second. It's also an internal cultivation.
Sanda: pair sparring, obtaining the instinctive reaction of the body to attack
Qigong: advanced health care Qigong Wu Qin Xi, hard Qigong “iron head”, “iron hands”, “silver throat”, and Er Zhi Chan, which are of 72 Shaolin secret skills
Tai Chi: 24Yang style Taichi straight sword, 73 Yang style Taichi fan, 32 Yang style Taichi staff
Experience culture of Shaolin kungfu and customs
As the quintessence of Chinese culture, learning of Shaolin kungfu is endless. It deserves devotion of one's lifetime. Only through hard work, can every student achieve his or her goals.
Our academy has a kungfu grading at the end of each month, so that we can check if every master completes task of teaching well, at the same time, we can get to know the improvement of every student. If you pass the grading, you will get a formal certificate offered by our academy when you finish the training here.