Summer course of physical and cultural development for children | Shaolin Kung fu Learning Center

Summer course of physical and cultural development for children

Learning areas:

  • Traditional Shaolin methods of physical and spiritial preparation
  • Basic physical training
  • Lessons of Chinese with a native speaker
  • Sinology


Basic recommended learning course is 30 days. Course starts each month except for December, January and February. Approach for newcomers is discussed separately


According to Shaolin monastery tradition

Definitely suits you if:

  • If you or your child are interested in martial arts and/or Shaolin kungfu
  • If there is interest in learning Chinese
  • If you or your child have started to learn Chinese and want to consolidate skills in live communication
  • If you want active and versatile development for your child, for example, during school holidays


Twin or triple rooms in the house of Master Shi Yanchen at the Traditional Shaolin kungfu learning center. Rooms with ensuite shower and european bathroom. Stable provision of hot water, internet access at the center

Course includes:

  • Three meals a day (a choice of meat meal or without meat in Buddhist tradition)
  • One academic hour of Chinese daily (except for weekends) with qualified teacher (does not speak English)
  • 6-8 hours of exercises in kungfu style as a part of regular group of master Shi Yanchen’s students under his personal guidance
  • Special access to Shaolin monastery two hours prior to opening with an option to take photos without tourists
  • A visit to Shi Yanchen master’s mentor, monk Shi Yonggan (释永乾) in his cell, with an option to ask questions and receive answers (in Chinese)
  • A visit to Faivang monastery which is considered a younger brother of the very first Buddhist monastery in the city of Luoyang, Baimas
  • An opportunity to visit nearest cities of Luoyang, Cai and others with excursions available by prior arrangement (at extra charge)


There are no age restrictions from the training admission side, but formally we limit the age to 12 years as a minimum. It depends on the child’s ability to live on his own. Childer from 5.5 years old are trained at our center


Admission fee of 20% is to be paid via transfer as deposit before the trip the rest of Course fee is to be paid at the place in CNY (RMB)
Course fee for one calendar month is 6000 CNY (RMB)
Course fee for two weeks is 3600 CNY (RMB)

Additional expenses:

Training sneakers – about 20 Yuan, pocket money and money on souvenirs

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