I am curious… is your school affiliated with the monastery? Did you train there? I just need a little more information… I would like to train in a manner consistent with what my Shifu teaches, which I suppose are traditional Shaolin forms. Thank you! 🙂
In reality, this question always remains in the heart and prevents the student from studying with the new master. How to understand what’s real and right, because scared to make a mistake.
Simple every Master whose name starts with Shi means that he contributed to the Shaolin monastery. We are all brothers. Everyone involved in the Shaolin Temple and we should not lie. It’s against Buddhist vows.
Second, every Master who has his school in Dengfeng there is also a responsibility not to lie about names, so in Dengfeng all of us have real names. Everyone knows each other and we meet from time to time. It is much easier to lie outside of China far from the Shaolin.
So that’s why your question is actually complicated. Because the first master you meet on your way will always seem more real to your personality than the next. You will always inevitably feel inside why now I learning this movement like this when I was taught like that in the past, it’s probably wrong now Im in wrong place, this is your thoughts and heart feel crying and you are outside from the present.
The biggest strength of Shaolin kung fu that we teach through the external internal. Through form we comprehend the essence. Therefore, as you study the form externally does not affect what you are studying inside. The external form inevitably changes absolutely everywhere. Form is changeable is its essence. As soon as we strive for what would be a real form we lose the present moment of life.
Therefore, in the end, it is important how you feel next to the master your heart beats as the masters or you are uncomfortable. What master do in different situations you also did or you do not like what he do in life. What he says you said the same words or are you that far from same point. It’s really important to feel, not only know.
So my advice to you is don’t hesitate try another master. This is only one way to know yourself.
p.s. I’m use translater, hope you understand what I want to say.
Shifu Shi Yanchen