The word shīfu (师父, shīfu) is a Buddhist concept that combines both teacher and father and has no counterpart in European languages.
In the process of sharing classes, conversations and meditations, the teacher imparts his experience and worldview consistent with the principles of Chan Buddhism. Shifu is experienced and educated like a teacher, and strict, caring and attentive like a father. Shifu is not just a teacher, but a mentor who helps the student develop and grow internally.
As a source of light, the master shows the student the right path and helps him not to stray from it. However, he does not lead by the hand and does not give ready-made prescriptions, but guides the student with the inner certainty that he has chosen the right path. The master gives the student freedom of choice and encourages independence, which is one of the main principles of Chan Buddhism.
I feel my calling to be at home in China. To be surrounded by Songshan mountains. That’s why my school took place here, near the Shaolin Temple.
Martial Arts Experience
Teaching experience in many countries of the world
He has taught students in Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, USA, Holland and France. More than 700 students around the world.
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Master and Teaching
Big Kung Fu schools and academies – shifted away from the traditional style of teaching Shaolin and Chan Buddhist culture.
How to convey the experience, methods and interpretations of techniques – a personal matter of each Master. That is why there are enough large training centers around the Shaolin, too.
My name is Shi Yanchen, and I present myself as a monk of a Buddhist monastery. I received my initiation at Shaolin Monastery, and my prefix “Shi” indicates this. I have my spiritual master, Shifu, who has passed on his experience and skill to me.
I teach my students in the tradition of continuity of learning, which is an integral part of Buddhist culture. I believe that the transmission of knowledge and experience from teacher to student is the key to the preservation and development of culture and tradition.
Some people may think that kung fu training in Shaolin is based on strict rules and techniques. However, this is not entirely true. In Shaolin, there are no rigid training standards that are imposed on all students. There is only a direction and a common thread that helps us comprehend the true essence of kung fu. We learn how to wield the body and different kinds of weapons, but that’s not the main thing. The main thing is to comprehend the basic principles of kung fu, such as humility, patience, respect and concentration. At Shaolin, we strive for harmony between body, mind and spirit, and this helps us become better versions of ourselves.
Welcome to the humble abode of our school, where we dedicate our lives to the study and practice of kung fu. Today there are more than a thousand styles of kung fu in the world, and each martial artist brings something different to this great tradition. Thus, a new style of kung fu emerges from familiar movements and bindings, just as a new recipe is born in the kitchen of a talented chef from an ordinary set of products. We prefer to preserve tradition as it has always been. Our school, which Master Shi Yanchen created, lives by family rules and traditional canons, this is its value.
We learn not only technique and physical strength, but also spiritual development. We believe that kung fu is not just a martial art, but a path to harmony and wisdom. We learn to control our emotions and thoughts, find balance in all situations and live in harmony with nature and the world around us. We invite everyone to join our training and learn the secrets of kung fu. Be prepared for hard work and self-discipline, but we are confident that our common goal of achieving harmony and wisdom is worth all the effort. Thank you for choosing us, and may you always be accompanied by peace and happiness.
Life in a Shaolin School: Learning and Family Environment
Once you come to shaolin school to teach kung fu to master Shi Yanchen you become part of a large family of students who do not lose touch with each other, continue to communicate and after you leave school. Come if you are dreaming:
A variety of methods of the Masters
We believe that each Master has his own unique experience and knowledge to pass on to the next generation. That is why we use various methods such as oral teachings, practical exercises, meditations and rituals to pass on valuable lessons and help our students achieve wakefulness.