The school is located in the city of Ruzhou, which is located in central China in Henan Province. The nearest airports are Zhengzhou and Luoyang. Dengfeng City and Songshan Mountains are 20 minutes by car. The most comfortable period is late spring and early fall.
Spring mornings are cool, temperatures are 13°C … 26°C during the day, it rains rarely, it’s a wonderful time for training: it’s not hot and it’s not cold. You can watch the plains come alive after the winter, spring flowers bloom, the fragrance of blossoming trees pervades the air.
Summers are fairly dry and hot, with temperatures around 30°C during the day and 21°C … 27°C at night. Rains are heavy, but brief, and puddles do not form on the ground.
Summer is a good time to train, but there may be a few days of acclimatization, keep this in mind, especially if you are only coming for a week. It’s a great time to stretch, and your joints get used to the stress much faster in the heat than in winter.
It is especially hot and stuffy at lunchtime, so the daytime rest time is increased compared to other seasons. In the morning we get up for a run at 5 am. Life in a real village, where the surrounding landscapes are rich in thick greenery and wheat is sprouting in the fields.
Autumn in the beginning is quite warm and comfortable, about 25°C during the day. By the end of November, the temperature drops to 7°C, and there may be frosts at night. There is little rain, and overall the season is great for working out and jogging. Exercise is outdoors, we rarely train in the gym.
The rave of autumn colors, wonderful golden and crimson shades of tree foliage make an unforgettable impression. Morning foggy landscapes also look very picturesque.
Winters are quite cold and wet +3°C…5°C. Because of the rains, workouts are often moved to the gym. Humidity and low temperatures are not conducive to a good warm-up of muscles and joints, you need to wear additional thermal underwear.
Perhaps winter is the least suitable time for beginners to practice Kung Fu. If you already have training experience, it may be useful for you to temper yourself in such difficult conditions.
The school vacation lasts for two months from December to February. All students return home. The school year starts in March, which is when we recommend coming because spring brings new strength. During the vacations, all of China rests and students go home for New Year’s Eve to make dumplings with their parents.