Booking and paying for the course
Do I need to book a place in advance?
Not necessary, but only by depositing we can guarantee that it will be for you on the day of arrival, we will prepare everything you need, we will be ready to meet you at the airport and provide online support via live chat and email.
Can I come right now?
If you are already in China and are looking for a school to teach Shaolin kung fu right now, write to us so that we can prepare a zone in the room for your stay then yes let’s come. The school will be happy to welcome you.
Shi Yanchen School is not very large and is arranged in a family-like way, as required by Shaolin traditions.
If you have decided to start your journey of learning kung fu with us, please let us know via the form in the first step on the website, or simply write a free letter in English or Russian to the address of the school
We will make a reservation for the dates that are convenient for you and send you instructions for prepayment and further steps, as well as specify your clothing size to prepare a set of comfortable uniforms for classes.
After confirming your reservation and making a prepayment, you can be sure that we are waiting for you, preparing the transfer and monitoring the arrival of your flight.
- The email address from which you send the application and pay the deposit must belong to you (you must have full access to it);
- As soon as you have made a deposit, and we have seen it on our account, the booking is considered complete;
- Wait for the booking confirmation and proceed to step 2—visa processing and plane tickets.
Step 2. Visa processing and ticket purchase
If the decision to come is made, and the deposit is paid, then you can follow the following procedure:
- Apply for a visa;
- Buy a plane ticket to Zhengzhou (郑州市). You must be sure that the visa is in your hands, you are responsible for your tickets yourself;
- Let us know about the purchased tickets;
- Go through pre-registration on our website, this is necessary so that you do not have problems at border control;
- We’ll meet you at the airport.
Refund of the deposit
Please pay the deposit only if you are sure that you have made an informed decision about taking classes at the kung Fu school.
We warn you that the deposit is not refundable, but you can use it during the year. This means that if you have changed your plans for specific dates, you can always change the day of arrival by notifying us at least a week before the booked date.
Step 3. Well, You’ve arrived to the school. ATMs
It is important to know that in China, the master and visa for payment systems do not work. The cards of these systems can only be used to withdraw cash through an ATM. Therefore, payment by card at school is not possible by definition.
How to change money in China?
You can withdraw money at an ATM from deposit cards. If possible, take several cards from different banks and use ATMs of China Bank or ICBC China Bank, which accurately accept foreign cards. Some banks do not charge additional fees for cash withdrawals in another country, please check this information with your bank.
You can take cash currency with you, you can buy Chinese yuan in the bank of your country in advance, because in China it is not always easy to change dollars or euros at a favorable rate. Be prepared for the fact that the exchange process is accompanied by time-consuming and additional paperwork.
We will accompany you to a place where you can exchange currency, where you can change any amount or we may accept payment in foreign currency. Make sure that you have enough cash yuan to get to us, for this you can change the money at the airport.
You can buy yuan in your city, withdraw it from an ATM, or exchange dollars upon arrival in China. In any situation if it’s possible we will assist and help you.