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Cultural classes in China

In addition to language classes, there is cultural classes that you can also try, but we do not talk about it much so that you do not have unnecessary expectations. We live according to the length of daylight so a lot changes from time to time. Of the students who were trained by us, they could practice the following.

Chinese language class

Although China has many dialects, the Chinese studied at Yanchen school is Putonghua or “common language”. It is the language that linguistically unifies China and will allow you to be understood wherever you go. Generally speaking, learning a language is the key to having the most rewarding experience in a foreign country, but this is especially true for China and its countryside. The surrounding community really welcomes and even opens their homes to those who have spent the time learning the language and conversing with them.

Long-term students are particularly encouraged to make a commitment to learning the language; Not only will this help you better understand the art you train in, but if you have a genuine interest in obtaining an HSK qualification, we will do our best to prepare you to take the exam at a test center. The HSK is an internationally recognized certificate for Chinese language proficiency and is highly sought after by employers and training institutes around the world, so getting an HSK is truly an investment in your future.


Those who have no previous experience in studying Chinese will start in the beginners’ group. The first three months of the course will focus on familiarization and recitation of tones. Tones are the cornerstone of oral Chinese and it is extremely important to spend time studying them. Students in this category will cover topics such as: introducing yourself, numbers, food and how to order it, directions, important places, body, time and date.


Those who already know basic Chinese but know less than 1250 characters will be part of the Intermediate group. We suggest these students purchase HSK level 3 or 4 textbooks as this will be the program you will be working from. During class time, you will work on grammar and character writing exercises, teaching frequently reviewing and correcting your answers.

The vast majority of your education will take place outside the classroom, as intermediate and advanced students will be encouraged to constantly converse in Chinese. Students who wish to take an HSK exam may, with the principal’s consent, choose to substitute three Kung Fu training sessions per week with personal study time.


These students will have already achieved a mastery of over 1250 Chinese characters and will work towards HSK 5 or higher. During class hours, you will work from your textbook, complete grammar exercises, write essays, and review characters. All your answers will be checked and corrected at the end of the course.

Advanced Chinese students will need to communicate primarily in Chinese, except in emergencies or to talk with classmates. We encourage advanced students to visit the temple monks and interact with the locals, this will help you get familiar with the local accent.

Calligraphy class

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It is said that masters of calligraphy will control the flow of “Qi” within oneself while “letting go” and allowing the flow of energy to spread to the brush and onto the page. As calligraphy is a distinct form of self-expression, no two styles are alike, with each master’s work having their own unique identity and character.

The written Chinese character becomes the physical expression of how the master has focused his mind, energized his Qi, and the degree to which his energy is flowing across the page. At Pingdingshan Fengxue Temple, classes are led by one of the temple monks who has dedicated his life to prayer and academic research. Well versed in calligraphic theory, we invite him to our school to guide our students and bring out the style and artistic expression of each.

Acupuncture class

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chinese acupuncture for martial artist class

Acupuncture has a clearly recorded history going back 2000 years although some claim it goes back even further. 4000 years old.

It was originally developed by field workers; they used sharp stones to rub certain parts of the body to cure ailments. Over the years, as Chinese society developed, these stones were thrown away and replaced with stone, pottery, bronze, silver or gold needles and eventually the steel needles of modern acupuncture.

The needles penetrate the skin in specific places. These points are collectively known as “acupuncture or acupressure points” and can be found at certain points on the body along what are known as “meridian lines”, although there are some which are not on any of the meridians and are known as “Extraordinary Points”.

Moxibustion is another variation of acupuncture in which certain herbs are burned without touching the acupuncture points and the essence of the herb enters the skin through the pores.

Massage class

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chinese massage for martial artist

Chinese massage is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine. Some Chinese researchers claim that a definitive theory of massage began to circulate as early as 2700 BC and was used in conjunction with acupuncture to treat physical ailments.

The guiding principle of Chinese massage is that if a person experiences pain or discomfort, it is due to the inability of Qi to flow freely. Therefore, physical tension must be released by stimulating certain points along the “meridian lines” so that Qi can flow. Once your energy is no longer blocked, the pain and discomfort should start to pass and your body health will return to normal.

During the lessons, Master will familiarize his students with the theory of Chinese massage and allow students to explore the practical side of this healing art. Due to the nature of our training, body knowledge will be used to speed up your recovery process after intense periods of

Cooking class

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We believe that Chinese cuisine is one of the most important elements of Chinese culture. Therefore, we think it is just as important that our students start to embrace this rich and unique part of Chinese heritage.

Our cook is the daughter of our master’s aunt. Using the freshest ingredients, she uses the recipes that have been passed down through her family from generation to generation.

Students who wish to learn how to prepare the dishes that have characterized the Chinese countryside for hundreds of years can do so by assisting the cook in the kitchen at every dinner.

Daoism class

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Yoga woman meditation at the seaside cliff edge facing the coming strong sea waves

The Dao system is the essence of everything that exists in the universe and a way of living in harmony with the surrounding environment. It is the idea of ​​accepting and giving in; seeking a balanced relationship between human beings and the natural world. The Dao is most clearly represented by the Yin-Yang symbol. It highlights the unity of opposites within the natural world, such as the sun and the moon, which follow predetermined and unchanging paths, both similar but diametrically opposed.

Daoist thought, for example the concepts of harmony and balance influence all elements of Chinese culture to some extent. This philosophy can be seen in cooking, kungfu, and even traditional Chinese medicine, so in Yanchen Shaolin Kungfu school it is worth exploring some of its basic concepts.

Students attending the Daoism class will be introduced and invited to explore the following: -The origins of Daoism -The life of Laozi and Zhuangzi and their works -Personal interpretations of Daoist works -Talk with the monks in the temple

Studying Daoism here is particularly beneficial as we are studding shaolin style is coming from Buddhism, however Buddhist was borne through Daoist concepts. It means that we are surrounded by an abundance of knowledge and culture, and for those interested in this field, this is an unmissable opportunity to look into China’s most famous religion.

All of the above are your opportunities at school. Please inform us in advance about what course you plan to take. We try to be useful to you, it takes time to prepare. Thanks for understanding

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12 Characteristics of the Daoist Sage

I — Adaptability

The sage is adaptable, he is mentally flexible. He does not insist upon a certain direction to take, in whatever he does. He goes with the flow, he is creatively ‘undirected’ and ‘unintentional’ for he does not believe in what nowadays is called a ‘purposeful life.’ He questions that there is something like a single direction in life called ‘purpose’ or ‘ultimate goal’ or else, single focus. He adapts to circumstances as water adapts to the level of the landscape that it passes through.

II — Blitheness

Blitheness is defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘casual and cheerful indifference.’ The sage is blithely in the sense that he is a joyful absentee from any kind of involvement in matters that lead to attachment and sorrow.

III — Dispassionateness

The stage is dispassionate, thereby avoiding emotional attachment, which leads to ego-inflation and dependence in relationships. The dispassionate nature of the sage, superficially looked at, can easily be mistaken for cynicism or deliberate ridicule, but is really different from these negative expressions.

IV — Genuineness

The sage is genuine and original, while today in our modern world most people are imitative and artificial. To be genuine requires one to be disinterested in hero worship, to be adamant to not recognize anybody as ‘especially important’ as today the media cult around billionaires, movie stars and famous entrepreneurs indulges in it on a daily basis. It means to see the basic human in every man or woman, a down-to-earth regard that does not bother if one is a genius, and another a simple worker or craftsman. In resisting to be ‘impressed’ by a particular person, the sage is able to keep the necessary distance to other humans so that his genuineness does not suffer from any bias that results from the overestimation of human capabilities.

V — Indiscriminateness

The sage is indiscriminate. He does not have preferences, knowing that obsessive focus on ‘choosing’ distorts genuine non-involvement in human affairs and results in a biased view of reality.

VI — Peacefulness

The sage is peaceful. He lives peacefully. He considers peace as the natural state of a human being who is spiritually awake and developed, as matter of respect for all life. Thus he avoids conflict, involvement in human affairs, entanglement with other people’s ‘purposeful’ living, or any action that would get him out of his center. Being peaceful, for the sage, means being centered in his own reality so as to not create waves of antagonism.

VII — Preparedness

The sage is always prepared. This he has in common with the warrior, thereby being a warrior-sage. There is a greater difference between a warrior and a non-warrior (ordinary person) than between a sage and a warrior. While the sage is a warrior of peace, he does not blame a warrior of war for he knows that preparedness is an essential quality of a person who is wide-awake and spiritually focused.

VIII — Self-Sufficiency

The sage is self-sufficient. He leads a thrifty lifestyle, he is frugal. He knows that the secret of prosperity is to be found in a parsimonious attitude, an avoidance of waste of any kind. But he is also spiritually self-sufficient which means he will not adopt any ‘religion’ as most other people do, but remain unbaptized, uncircumcised, unchurched — preserving the integrality of both his body and mind.

IX — Sustainability

The sage leads a sustainable life. All he does can brought forward over long strands of time without deteriorating. He intuitively knows about the functioning of living systems and systemic thinking. He therefore creates outcomes from his actions that are sustainable rather than subject to decay. That his away his actions are lasting over time and can be seen as lasting achievements after his transition to the higher dimension.

X — Unassumingness

The sage is unassuming. He does not attract attention to himself. This is an outflow of his modesty. He does not think of himself as special, but as ordinary, he avoids all false pretense, being plain and honest, straightforward and direct in his relating to others and his lifestyle.

XI — Uncompetitiveness

The sage defeats a spirit of competition. He does not compete and will not compete under any circumstances. He is sensitive enough to see the subtle roots of conflict in a competitive attitude, and the roots of even greater conflict in a competitive society. He knows that competition ultimately leads to spiritual impoverishment because the competitive lifestyle lacks a contemplative focus, being obsessed with an action focus that leads to the dispersement of grounding through a judgmental and superficial attitude.

XII — Unheroicness

The sage is unheroic, the contrary of a hero. He considers it a fundamental mistake in life to judge humans as being either heroes (winners) or followers (losers), then worshipping the first category and having pity with the second. From the sage’s point of view, this is sheer arrogance and an attitude that invites antagonism and conflict between people. Hero worship on a cultural, social level, as it is part and parcel of today’s postmodern culture, is considered by the sage as a cultural aberration from the path of nature which is not judging her creations in any way. The sage defeats being a hero himself by being unassuming, dispassionate, contemplative, humble, and uninvolved in human affairs other than his own plain and simple life. The sage knows that heroes define themselves by ‘having purpose in life,’ thereby being entangled by a mental concept or concepts, which acts counter to being genuine and free, creative and spontaneous, and childishly innocent which are qualities only the sage embodies.

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“Empty Power” – 10 quotes from the book about Qigong

“Empty power” (kong jin,空劲) — Paul Don calls his book which he published in 2006. This book is very curious because we all know the sceptical attitude towards any mystical force in martial arts. especially foreigners who are into MMA and so on.

Already in the preface, the author literally touches a nerve: “Can a person knock down an opponent without physical contact?”

Next we could just read the book, but if suddenly you don’t have time, then we will give for you ten quotes from the book “Empty Power” by Paul Don, Thomas Ruffil:

Qigong has a 3000-year history in China.

“Qi” is central to the idea of empty power, though you may never have heard of anything in a world as bizarre as that concept.

Western philosophy seeks to separate the physical from the spiritual, while the Chinese approach holds that both are part of the same broader reality.

The ancient Chinese had their own scientific methods and principles, and their claims about Qi are supported by more than 2,000 years of experience of their own medical research.

The power of all the energy of the body concentrated at one point and released in a very short period of time is what is called jin.

The most important condition is maintaining a peaceful and quiet state of mind. It’s not possible for many people, especially those living in cities. For this reason, soft power is usually studied by Taoist priestesses living in the seclusion of mountains, away from crowds.

The Chinese believe that all things in the world balance each other out. According to this view, the universe is a huge system of checks and balances. Everything has its opposite side; every action has its own reaction. Water can overcome fire; rust can corrode steel; the principles of Yin (negative) and Yang (positive) always keep each other in check.

Why is immobility stronger than movement? This seemingly contradictory idea was undercut by a long time watching on trees. The tree stands upright, never moving, but inside it is in constant motion. A huge tree standing on the ground and rising above all things is an image of strength. Having mastered an empty force, you will be like a huge tree that looks silently down from a position of strength.

The biggest challenge is to master your own mind and spirit; this is much harder to learn than simple physical techniques like conventional martial arts. For the most fascinating element of this soft power” is that it becomes a physical force capable of influencing others — the most vivid illustration of the philosophy of achieving harmony with nature through non-action.

Another ancient Chinese proverb says: “Nothing can resist kindness. If you are kind to others, you will have no enemies. Therefore, they say “kindness” is the greatest defensive art in the world. By combining the two concepts of “let others weaken themselves by fighting” and “nothing can resist kindness”, you will master the deepest secret.

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Taijiquan classes for health and longevity

The approach to the treatment of diseases in Western and Eastern medicine is fundamentally different. If in the West usually study and treat a diseased organ or organ system, in the East the disease is considered as a violation of the balance of Yin and Yang energies. And to restore health, Chinese doctors consider it necessary to return the body to a state of balance and allow the vital energy of Qi (气 qì) to flow freely through the body.

In English, there is no complete analogue of this word. In Chinese philosophy and traditional medicine, the vital energy of qi is the driving force of all processes in the body. Stress, sleep disorders, bad news, destructive thoughts have a negative effect on human health, lead to the loosening and imbalance of all internal systems and the emergence of diseases.

the Taichi master is engaged on the mountain in the clouds

The yield and recovery of the Eastern medicine sees it, is to bring the mind into balance and to clear himself from excessive experiences and cyclical thoughts.

The secret of Taijiquan’s popularity

This beautiful style of Wushu is now popular as an effective Chinese gymnastics for health improvement, which is based on Taoist and Buddhist philosophy and follows the laws of nature. Taijiquan for beginners is aimed at restoring health and improving physical fitness and resembles physiological gymnastics, which has no contraindications.

After mastering the initial special techniques and techniques are gradually introduced into the training program of the course, helping to master Taijiquan as a martial art. Tai Chi guy is capable of almost imperceptible short movement to break thick boards, directing energy in necessary place.

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The rich history and variety of complexes and styles make traditional Taichi accessible to everyone, regardless of age and level of physical fitness. You can achieve perfection all your life. But its meaning is not in conquering sports heights, but in daily training, leading to the highest degree of harmony of thoughts, breath and body.

Relaxing the body and mind is not easy, as it seems

Shaolin and Chinese classes Taoist Taijiquan require the highest concentration and concentration on the exercises, control over the coordination of movements of the hands and feet, as well as the entire body as a whole.

Just like kung fu, Taijiquan training is internal work that leads gradually to external work form changes (taolu). Seeing, at first, only the form (taolu) and repeating follow the master, trying to make them as similar as possible in appearance, you gradually changing on the inside. Channels through which the life energy of qi moves, clear. This heals your body and provides a resource for feeling happy and harmonies.

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Under the guidance of the Master, you learn to relax the body and mind, to remove muscle spasms and chronic tension, and gradually get rid of the clamps both physical and mental. All these exercises lead to the fact that energy channels are opened and the pure free energy of qi is accumulated, which is used by the body to restore the balance of Yin and Yang, and, as a result, to heal the diseased organ.

Tai Chi classes they are practiced in traditional Oriental medicine clinics around the world and are recommended not only for patients, but also as preventive measures to preserve health, high performance and maintaining a high level of quality lives of people of any age.

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By regularly practicing Taichi you will:

  • restore the balance of Yin and Yang in the body
  • increase the mobility of joints, it helps extend the spine
  • correctly distribute the load on the joints and the skeleton is important for the health of internal organs
  • improve posture
  • get rid of the manifestations of degenerative disc disease: headache, stiffness of movements, and so on.
  • normalize blood pressure
  • regulate the free flow of Qi energy

Combining internal relaxation and external tension in one movement, Taijiquan helps achieve the main goal of a healthy body and a long life with regular classes.

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How to get Shaolin Temple in 2021

How to create journey to Shaolin? To be honest, it begins with the purchase of plane tickets to one of the cities of China. Choose a flight that arrives on schedule in the morning: then you will have time to get to school on the same day, and you do not have to look for where to spend the night on the road.

The two most common routes are

how to find Shaolin Temple on the map to start learning kungfu

The closest major transport hub to Shaolin Temple is the Zhengzhou city. It is convenient to choose a direct or connecting flight to Zhengzhou.

  1. Flight ticket to Beijing code: BJS
  2. Flight ticket to Zhengzhou code: CGO

How to get to Shaolin temple from Beijing (BJS)

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Beijing Railway StationTrainZhengzhou Railway Station
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How to get to Shaolin temple from Zhengzhou (CGO)

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What is the difference between routes via Beijing and Zhengzhou?

It is cheaper to fly through Beijing, and more convenient to fly through Zhengzhou, especially for those who are traveling for the first time: there is no transfer from the airport to the train station and minimal communication in Chinese, but how do we recommend flying? In our experience, the best way is to fly to Zhengzhou with a single transfer. About the transfer will be information below. To find out more about the cost of the route, you can also refer to our article.

Since 2020, our school has been located in Zhuzhou, 60 km from Shaolin.

Please, if you are going to our school, then download the school’s business card with the address. You can show it to a passerby and he will help you navigate and you can use short dictionaryso that you can show the prepared phrases, then they will understand you for sure and will definitely help.

It will be useful to everyone who travels for the first time!
We provide a transfer especially for such students. We will help you to meet you at the airport free of charge if you have chosen a course of one month or more. For the rest who have chosen a course less than a month long, or have already visited us, we will help organize a transfer from the airport for 300 yuan.

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The Qigong. What is it and why it useful

The history of qigong as a harmonious complex, promoting healing and prolonging life, counts more than 1500 years. It is believed that the treatise on breathing techniques and exercises for the concentration of the consciousness has left the father of Zen Buddhism, the Indian monk Bodhidharma after 9 years of meditation in the Songshan mountains near Shaolin. Quite a long time this method of 12 exercises was kept secret and was equated to 72-m secret knowledge of Shaolin.

“Qi” and how it affects health

The qigong is based on two the concepts of “qi” and “Gong”. In the context of Eastern psycho-physical practices, “qi” (气 qì) in Chinese philosophy and traditional medicine life energy, the driving force of all processes in the body. This energy can be good and bad, depending on their “quality” effect on human health. Practicing Chinese qigong, can accumulate and improve the quality of their qi and guide its flow to the patient body, thereby healing him forever. Body can resist the disease itself, and there is no mystery.

Sources of qi life energy for the body


Our body spends a lot of energy to artificially created lesions voltage: ligaments, joints, muscles. Load on the skeleton is not balanced due to a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, stress. If you learn to relax, the body will cease to send energy to maintain tension, will be able to accumulate it and pass the mental effort necessary zone — for example, to the diseased organs to restore them.


Attention to your body and internal “journey” of consciousness helps only to diagnose the diseased organ, but also increase blood circulation, to increase metabolic processes in the right place. Driving attention and consciously directing it to areas of accumulation of Qi, you can learn how to redistribute the flow energy and a beneficial effect on health.

Biochemical material: hormones, amino acids, various types of cells

In qigong practice many systems are aimed at stimulating the endocrine system, in order that the body itself produced the necessary amount of hormones and amino acids to normalize and balance and feed their Chi.

What is “Gong”

As for the term “Gong” (功, gōng), the most close in meaning to it is the word “work.” This is intentional body workouts that lead to conscious activation of mechanisms of self-regulation and management of its resources for the control of vital energy of qi.

This is the meaning of qigong (spelling: qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung) (气功 qìgōng) — to understand the internal mechanisms of and resources and to learn to consciously control them.

How to practice qigong

ancient image where a Taoist monk practiced with the energy of qi

The whole system of qigong exercises in China, based on the fact that everything necessary for the harmonious functioning of the body people ALREADY have. Under the guidance of a teacher you get to know yourself and reveal his mind and body. The complex is built on a unique principle and suitable for person of any age and health status, to engage in this exercise it’s never too late.

The entrance to practice is gently and of course. When you start to practice, the brain immediately perceives changes, and body is already starting to work differently and to feel the effect:

  • the skeleton and internal organs are set in motion and in the right position thanks to the special breathing and static postures;
  • ligaments and joints are strengthened and stretched gradually;
  • the spine becomes more flexible due to twisting and deflection

The best time to workout

Qi circulates freely and you notice the external effect: stronger sleep faster sleep, feel improving energy enough for all scheduled cases. Outdoor activity stimulates the internal changes.

What are the differences between Shaolin qigong

According to ancient manuscripts and ideas about qigong: morning is the best time to update qi, the evening — to use. Day qi should be retained and accumulate. Shaolin monks start training qigong with the emergence of the first stars and early in the morning when they vanish. In the most peaceful time of day when the birds do not sing, and nothing around disturbs the peace of the body.

Qigong is an integral part of training kung fu Shaolin monks. In the methods of work with life qi energy has two phases:

Shaolin qigong exercise complex to strengthen joints and tendons
  1. Concentration and control of the movement of qi inside the body
  2. Art releasing qi out, use it in training kung fu

Distinctive feature Shaolin qigong — a large number of static postures and balances. In first is the “standing tree” (zhan zhuang) — the basis of all the equipment.

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In the course of exercises consistently met 4 principles:

  1. Peace absorption inside. Removal of irritants, soothing thoughts.
  2. Relaxation body, calm smooth movements
  3. Uniformity, smooth breathing rhythm.
  4. Consistency rhythm training. The combination of discipline and natural movements of the body.

The skillful combination of all the principles under the guidance of experienced teachers will help you learn how to manage the Chi-life energy and resources of the organism, will lead to peace and longevity.

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Shaolin kung fu certification

Traditional Shaolin kung fu was historically not had stages, levels, grades and any certificates and diplomas, artificially marking skill of the student.

The kung fu fighter never competed with those with whom studied together. He always tried to be above themselves yesterday and compared their achievements only with what he had learned in hour, day, year.

But after Wushu has received recognition widely for outside of the Shaolin temple, and began to practice athletes around the world, originated the need to define the gradation and determine technical degree possession of Wushu.

Certification of coaches

All the Chinese Wushu Association has developed a system of examination for sports technical class (dwangwa) and discharges (JI). The rules of the exam and the list of demands sent to each future trainer possessed the necessary level of technology and knowledge for learning.

Certification exams conducted by the Wushu Federation of Russia and their results are assigned to a category. Certification in Russia is carried out by specializations with mandatory indication of the directions:

  • Coach sports Wushu-taolu;
  • Coach of Taiji;
  • Coach of traditional wushu;
  • Coach of Sanda, Sanda-sanshou;
  • Coach of Qigong;
  • Coach of Taiji tuishou;
  • Coach shuaijiao.

After obtaining the basic certificate of the trainer of the 2nd category, a teacher must confirm the level and conduct practical exercises on their specialization.

Certificates kung fu school of master Shi Yanchen

Information about the certification of trainers was given to draw your attention to the fact that the certificate which you receive after your course at the school of Shaolin kung fu, has no legal power to allow you to coaching in your Country.

School of master Shi Yanchen — officially recognized traditional training center Shaolin kung fu in China. The school teaches equipment, combat ethics, and follows the family rules and traditional teachings of the monastery.

Certificate course in Chinese language personal stamp of the master is, rather, a confirmation of your true level possessions of kung fu. Proof of how far you have walked, how tempered your the spirit and the body like beat me.

Proponents of martial arts will be able to assess the importance and value of this document, and for you it will be a motivation to overcoming self-doubt, fears, and hesitation in difficult life situations.

The certificate that you will receive here if successful the course, recognised by Association of Chinese martial arts. But for work instructor you will need to confirm it in Russia, having passed the examination at technical level.

Hello ?

I hope all is well  .

I am  Georges from Montreal in Canada.

I would be interested in coming to study at your school in Shaolin temple from the 4th to the 8th April 2020.

I would like some information on how to come to your school and the letter of invitation to come.

I will land in zhengzou Airport and would need pick up at the Airport and return .

Thank you and I’m waiting for your news.



Dear Georges Jovin,

Many thanks for your comment.

April in good month all bookings is available. For 5 days course tuition is 1800 RMB and invitation letter provided after depositing. For depositing you can use paypal account $45 and on arrival 1500 RMB

To meet your expectations I must say that we are not in a monastery right now. My student posted photos here with a story about separation and educational reform in Dengfeng. So this is a reason we have to move in first step to Xuchang city and a week ago to Ruzhou 汝州市

SO you have to decide what is important for you visit temple or study shaolin kung fu. If you want to decide practice shaolin kung fu instead of be a traveler you can join to me and my students. Don’t hesitate to right down your thoughts I understand if you have question.


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To start training Shaolin Kung fu in Dengfeng

You have decided that kung fu classes in Shaolin — what you need? Your path lies in Dengfeng.

The town of Dengfeng (登封, dēngfēng) is located in the Central part of China, in Henan province and lies at the foot of one of the five sacred mountains of China — Songshan (嵩山; sōngshān), on its southern side.

The city has a population of about 600,000, of which about 60,000 are enrolled in kung fu in numerous schools and academies. It’s statistical. But in the morning, when students go for a run, it begins to seem that in this city are engaged in Wushu literally everything. It is incredibly motivating and energizing.

School’s of Shaolin kung fu in Dengfeng

Currently Dengfeng there are about hundreds of schools, which position themselves as successors of the transfer of knowledge and skills of the Shaolin monks. Each of them claims that her training of kung fu in Dengfeng the most correct and authentic. In General, this is the way it is, you are on the land of the Great Shaolin, the only difference is in the details that can be essential.

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The largest single martial arts school Shaolin — Tagou, there are already more than 30,000 people, with other major schools: EPO, Xiaolong, in which about 10,000 students. Then there is a number of institutions of varying degrees of equipment and fame, which simultaneously practice from 500 to 1000 people, and a dozen small schools, in which about 100 students.

In may 2019, the Henan provincial government decided to separate traditional and Wushu schools. Each school can no longer be independent in its small size.

Under the new rules, the school of Traditional kung fu should join a secondary school with a sports section, such as Tagou so that the number exceeds 800 students. The second option is to combine several small schools into one large one so that the total number of pure students becomes more than 800 people. The third option is to leave the city of Denfeng. We chose the last

School of master Shi Yanchen in Baitusi Temple

Large academies are powerful, regulated industries, with a clear regime and strict uniform requirements.  In the first place team work, training in large groups under the guidance of a senior student or coach, not a master. Master is in the classroom as rarely as the Director of the educational complex in the office of first-graders.

Training in the big clubs put on stream, here comes the good masters of sports of martial arts, instructors, sports centers, bodyguards. Internal work with qi and meditation minimum, calligraphy and Chinese language classes — for an additional fee. It is possible to obtain a certificate with a well-known logo, which in itself is a guarantee of quality. To its reputation any martial arts school in Danfan is very sensitive.

What to do in Dengfeng in your free time

Come and join kung fu in Dengfeng in place, where this amazing art was born.

And in his spare time (in the schedules, there is always one day for rest and recovery) it is interesting to explore the surroundings. In the area there are many ancient settlements, destroyed temples, sacred places and priceless historical attractions. Picturesque mountains, powerful waterfalls, archaeological sites, art galleries.

In addition, nearby Denfeng is the world famous gaocheng Observatory, Fawang temple, the temple of the Central peak of Songshan and the oldest in China brick pagoda Songyue.

And in the evening comes alive in the city centre, and begins to look like a vibrant Chinatown in any country of the world: bright lanterns, neon lights, delicious smells.

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Rules of nutrition when training kung fu in China

Unusual dishes and cooking secrets that would help to be the kung fu master, does not exist. However, when you train intensively, your body and brain should have enough nutrients and energy, so still the diet during classes can be called special.

Many Chinese principles of food combinations is widely spread around the world and entered the local menu, especially in those countries where many adherents of a healthy lifestyle.

In General, there are no strict rules in the Chinese philosophy of nutrition. The main thing is to understand what products lead to health and longevity, and which — to diseases, take into account the season of the year and be able to listen to your body. The beneficial properties of the products and their combinations are often used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treatment and prevention, as well as for the effective use of the body’s resources during grueling training and recovery.

Prayer before meals

锄禾日当午 汗滴禾下土 谁知盘中餐 粒粒皆幸苦 节约光荣 浪费可耻Chú hé rì dāng wǔ hàn dī hé xià tǔ shuí zhī pán zhōngcān lì lì jiē xìng kǔ jiéyuē guāngróng làngfèi kěchǐ
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7 rules of diet for kung fu practitioners

  1. The largest share of the diet consists of vegetables: cabbage, radish, celery, potatoes and rice.
  2. Fresh fruits that help digestion and give energy: bananas, plums, apples, grape.
  3. As a source of protein, different beans, tofu, soy products are preferred.
  4. You can eat fish, shrimp as an additional source of protein and trace elements.
  5. Preferred drinks: decoctions and infusions of herbs, toning and strengthening the immune system. For example, schisandra, Siberian, ginseng. Chinese tea occupies a special place.
  6. During training, you need to drink a lot of water: hot or warm. Drinking ice or just cold water is not recommended, especially on hot days in summer.
  7. Smoking, wine, sweets should be are excluded.

What we eat at Yanchen’s kung fu school

School meals are three balanced meals a day on a schedule. Healthy carbohydrates, giving energy for training, make up about 85% of the total diet. When doing kung fu, the muscles work intensively and require protein to recover, so the cooks make sure that there is enough of it in the food. Poultry, fish, eggs, tofu and beans are the usual sources of protein in our diet.

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Fresh seasonal fruits, herbal infusions, Chinese teas are on the menu every day. We also recommend drinking plenty of fresh clean water to maintain the body’s water-salt balance.

In General, our menu looks like this: Breakfast: egg, soup or porridge of rice or corn, cooked vegetables Lunch: noodles or rice in different types, with cooked vegetables Dinner: soup, cooked vegetables

For each meal – traditional rice steamed buns, steamed. Products are bought in local markets from farmers. We are confident that the products are organic, without the addition of hormones and preservatives.

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An address from Shifu Shi Yanchen to future students

I know how hard it must be to find a school to study kung fu, especially when you make this decision for the first time. The most important part in choosing a school of Kung Fu is not the school itself, but you.

I have been living in Dengfeng since my childhood and my advice for you is choosing the school in which you can find the right master and understand his message and way of teaching, clearly. After all, no matter how qualified your Master is, you must feel a strong bond with them.

At first, you will learn very simple things, but you shouldn’t forget them: do not expect that any school will open it’s secrets on a web page. It can open a pathway to them, but takes time and focus. Be patient, calmly study the materials, talk with mentors and try to find out more about what you like and what you don’t. The biggest secret that we can share: stay calm in choosing, try to feel and trust your judgement.

Choosing a school as well as choosing a master is your choice, so you need to listen to yourself. We try to provide a comprehensive picture and believe this helps Shaolin kung fu in Dengfeng.

My history of kung fu started from early childhood. Despite the fact that we had a difficult situation in our country – there was a poverty and I did not have much of a choice what to do – I always wanted to study kung fu, and I found myself immersed in it. I feel comfortable with kung fu, I feel that I am in the right place.

Previously I have visited many countries abroad with demonstrative performances throughout my 15 years training and teaching. And I’m still doing it today.

Since 2002, by invitation from different countries, I have travelled with a group performing shows of the Shaolin kung fu. At that time I met my first foreign students and had some practice in such foreign languages like English, German, French. I have taught international students in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Turkey, the United States etc.

Portrait of Shifu Shi Yanchen on the opening ceremony of new a school in the town of qinghe, Hebei

Everyone has their own way. We all have our destiny and use our experience and skills. Every city, every country has a Master and we all spread the culture of Shaolin, as a martial art and as Chan Buddhism, across the world.

I feel my calling to be at home, in China, surrounded by the native mountains of Songshan. This is why my school was founded here, near the Shaolin Temple. Most of my students are children from my native village, where I was born.

I’ve never invited foreign students, all of those who come know of my travels and experience. They continue coming.

We used to see each other when my students wanted to improve their skills, and now they come to improve skills of their own students. Of course, I remember everything, and I feel happy about it. Potential students don’t know me personally yet, so I decided to open my web page for you. I decided that this is a good start: getting to know me this way.

If you don’t understand something, you can write to me personally through the feedback form.

Shifu Shi Yanchen



Hi my name isRaymond, I am from America. I am very interested in your school and would like to ask 2 questions, I would like to attend March 2020. Could I reserve attendance 1year in advance? On top of base rate are there other teaching expenses that could increase my learning ability, such as personal lessons? The small group training sounds best for me because I have no prior kung fu experience.

Hi Raymond, I have already answer you by email. Thank for your requset! Hope see you soon. -Shifu.

Hi, I would like to join your school kids and parents .experience 1 month Tagou Shaolin.please give me your adress In shaolin

Dear Soobash. We are located right under the Songshan mountains. Check the contact page for details. If you have a plan to join us then please use our arrival manual here For any details I write write to email.

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How to choose a kung fu school in a Chinese monastery

Since then, as Shaolin stopped belong only to the monks and became the property of the Republic of China, as well as the object of pilgrimage for thousands of tourists, the nearby town of Danfan turned into center for the development of martial arts Shaolin style, as well as psychophysical practices: qigong, tajiquan and others.

Every year the number of foreigners coming to train to the walls of Shaolin grows.

Kung fu is sought by completely different people: those who are seriously interested in martial arts and Eastern philosophy, those who want to know and test themselves or are looking for their way in life, and even athletes. Among them there are absolute beginners who have just set foot on the road of studying Wushu and experienced athletes who came to improve their skills, children and adults of any age and gender.

How to choose kung fu school

In fact, any school has the right to say that “her” kung fu training is the most correct and authentic. In General, this is the way it is, you are on the land of the Great Shaolin, the only difference is in the details that can be essential. Schools with large numbers have their own characteristics that you are right to know. And so you should expect from a school of more than 500 students:

the main building in the temple of the white rabbit Xuchang
An important thnkg — to find a school to taste and character and the master with whom to start the journey.
  1. In the first place team work, training in large groups led by a senior student or coach, not a master.
  2. Master is rarely give lessons as Director of the educational complex in the office of first-graders.
  3. Training in big clubs is put on stream, here comes good master in sport Wushu, sport trainers centers, bodyguards.
  4. These schools prepare athletes for spectacular shows “Flying monks”, whose performances are very popular for whole world.
  5. The inner workings of qi and meditation low, calligraphy and Chinese language for additional fee.

If your goal is not only physical shape and unique taolu, but also spiritual growth, it may be worth considering small schools. In small schools, such as the school of Shi Yanchen, the spirit of the monastery is preserved, a warm family atmosphere is felt, training is conducted by Shifu, who from an early age was trained in Shaolin by old masters.

Kung fu in Xuchang city

A small school of master Shi Yanchen is located near the city of Xuchang (许昌, xǔchāng) on the territory of an ancient Buddhist monastery, some students live in monastic cells. The history of the monastery is closely intertwined with the history of the city of Xuchang — “the city of a thousand temples”, which played a major role in the heyday of the ancient Wei, Qin and Xia Dynasties.

the courtyard of the monastery where the monks are engaged in kung fu

Only in heart-to-heart training do you have the opportunity not only to learn the techniques of kung fu Shaolin monks, but also to answer on many questions within themselves.

Learning Wushu not only as a sport, but as a combination of ancient spiritual and physical practices, you will be able to find the relationship between the external and internal world, observe yourself and set foot on your own path.

What to do in Xuchang in your free time

Come and join kung fu in Xuchang, in the monastery walls, imbued with the spirit of ancient China, immerse yourself in the difficult history of these places.

The atmosphere itself is incredibly motivating and fills with pure energy necessary to study traditional kung fu.

And in your free time (in the schedule there is always a day for rest and recovery) you can go to Shaolin: 1.5 hours by bus to the picturesque lake Pingdishan — 1 hour. Or just immerse yourself in the life of the Chinese province, where many locals have never met foreigners.

In the evening, the ancient Xuchang looks like a lively and bright Chinatown in any country of the world: gold and red lanterns, neon lights, delicious smells.

The railway line of high-speed trains passes through Xuchang, so you can easily and quickly reach almost any city in China to continue the journey.

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Chan-meditation, chi gong and Chinese tea

I am happy to show new places to my students in Dengfeng. Even the diligent require a change of scenery. This time we were visiting my shixioang Taoist monk and Abbot on the South side of Shaoshi mountain. We found a good place to train and relax. We did Buddha worship and just had a good time.

Qigong is working with energy. At first glance, simple movements and nothing complicated, but this is all kung fu. Repeat simple movements infinitely many times. During practice, you need to be here and now, to pay all attention to the breath and the state inside, sweeping away noisy thoughts from the outside.

a group of foreigners practice qigong with a master. eight pieces of brocade

The tea ceremony went well. Especially known for a lot of my students tea shop in Dentine on the ground floor of a tall building next to the street-food street. Calm and meditative conversations, exchange of experience, discussion of practices. Students from France, Ukraine and Russia gathered in China to train kung fu, raise kung fu knowledge and enrich experience, is not it interesting?

Most recently we visited a family restaurant there in the mountains. We often call such places “As mom cooked” 妈妈饭. The restaurant is located exactly in the same house where the family lives. The kitchen of the restaurant and the kitchen where they cook their own food is one place. The most delicious here is the finest cakes of wheat flour, which are served with toppings. Here is one of kung fu, after all, to wrap the contents inside, use the palm of your hand and chopsticks. I will tell about it at a meeting.

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Festival “Virtues” called “Shanlian” in the temple Baitusi 白兔寺

Shifu Shi Yanji (释延极, shì yán jí), he is the Abbot of the temple of the white rabbit in the city of Xuchang, Henan province took him from the folklore.

In ancient times, in the area of Xuchang was a severe drought and plague. Locals with good will went to the temple to pray for rain. My wife prayed, “I have no money and no face. If this drought and plague can be alleviated, I will take a fan and fan the Buddha with it.” Выделите текст, чтобы посмотреть примеры

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Later, the Buddha was moved by the piety of the people and used the divine rain to soften the drought and eliminate the plague.

To Express gratitude to Buddha, in summer people go to the temple to worship and wave a fan as a sign of kindness.

In fact, there is a play on the words “Waving a fan” 扇凉 shānliáng meaning “kindness” 善良 shànliáng, so we can conclude that the essence of the story is to encourage people to pass on cultural values by inheritance.

Shi Yanji said the event was also held to further inherit the beautiful traditional Chinese folk culture, develop the spiritual ties of Buddhism with the world and spread the positive energy of Buddhist culture.

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Shaolin Kung Fu practices and principles. What you need to know before start

Where to train? Is it enough for mastering kung fu to find a master In my city? How to train correctly? Does the price of kung fu training depend on master level?

If you are studying materials about our school, trying to take deciding where to train, then you know that Shaolin kung fu is not a fitness and not just a complex of martial arts.
The Shaolin exercise System consists of three levels of training: physical аctivities, work with energy and achieve inner harmony.

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The principles of physical work in kung fu

  • The main methods is precision, speed and skill, not physical strength. The Craftsmanship is achieved by a long and rather monotonous work on oneself. Training strength, we think about agility. Training accuracy, think about speed and opposite.;
  • Increased endurance, ability to distribute forces during training, proper nutrition throughout the day, provide an opportunity to practice the techniques and exercises as much as you need;
  • All techniques are based on natural movements of body, worked up to automatism. It is important not to learn hundreds of different techniques, it is important to repeatedly perform each. One movement, worked a hundred times, more effectively hundreds of different techniques performed mediocre;
  • For success practice requires Coordination 6 main pairs of joints: palms-feet, knees-elbows, shoulder-thigh. The secret of effective execution of receptions-the work of joints and tendons, but not muscles. Stretching is an important part of the practice;
  • Kung fu training includes fist techniques, grabs, throws, sweeps, chains of gymnastic exercises (taolu);
    An important part of training is mastering different types of weapons: as basic (stick, sword, Sabre, Halbard, daggers, chains, etc.), and all items that may be at hand;
  • In any attack there is an element of protection, in protection — there is always a vector of attack. Exercises and techniques are aimed at achieving superiority in combat rather than an external effect.
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Control of Internal Qi Energy (气, qì)

  • You open channels to circulate internal energy and learn how to manage it. The Basis of all trainings with internal QI called as Qigong;
  • The combination of rest and move, tension and relaxation is the basic principle of achieving qi balance. At rest — accumulate, in motion — throw energy;
  • Any exercises in kung fu aimed at the general improvement and harmonization of the body rather than destruction and devastation. The purpose of mastering the martial art: the extension and enrichment of life;
  • It is the skillful use of qi energy that helps to reveal the unusual abilities of masters: the impact of the energy wave at a distance, “sticking” to the surface, “hovering” in the air during the jump.

The Spirit of Shaolin is wisdom, strength and concentration

  • Gain control over your thoughts — gain control over your body;
  • Calm your mind to be able to achieve mastery in kung fu practice;
  • Do not let the conflict cloud your mind, turn your opponent into a partner to merge with him and win.

Clear your mind, and then you can direct the qi energy to the right place. By controlling energy — you control the body.

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Here in Shaolin there is no external differences of experienced practitioners from newcomers. Even the Master looks no different from any student: there are no special stripes, badges, colored belts. The master does not seek to be skilled through devaluing or underestimating his students. The unattainable authority of actions, deep knowledge and modesty in self-expression make him who they want to follow, who they want to be like.

Kung fu Training at Shi Yanchen’s School

We do not have preparatory and advanced groups at school, everyone is engaged together. The master can give advice and select suitable exercises for you, but in General you have one task: to Do exercises qualitatively, not sparing yourself, sometimes at the limit of possibilities, but without harming the body.

Sometimes you do all the exercises of the complex in full, sometimes not — the main thing is to use all the resources, and then there will be new ones. The source is infinite, and you will take from it as much as you can.

In training, it is important to observe a friendly atmosphere, the students support each other, it gives strength. There is no competition: you compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to other students.

As for the price of kung fu training, it is determined for each the value of what you get. Only when you try it yourself, you will be able to understand: expensive or cheap you got the knowledge and skills.

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Chinese language and calligraphy classes at kung fu school in China

Traditional kung fu includes a set of practices, physical and spiritual. And there is no physical progress if the inner and outer do not develop together. Historically, the spiritual components of the Chinese martial arts include qigong, meditation, breathing practices, concentration exercises, calligraphy and language learning.

В любой школе Шаолиньского кунг-фу в программу включена возможность брать уроки китайского и заниматься каллиграфией. Обычно в больших школах  эта возможность предоставляется за дополнительную плату, а в маленьких часто изначально включена в стоимость.

At the school of kung fu master Shi Yanchen Chinese language (Mandarin) and calligraphy you can learn every day for free. And immediately practice speaking with students and master.

How will you learn Chinese (Mandarin)

Our training programs from scratch are based on immersion techniques. The undeniable advantage compared to the Chinese language courses in your city is that you have the opportunity to practice speaking, communicating with native speakers every day, and this contributes to rapid progress.

Learn a living language and apply it immediately. You will learn all the nuances and subtleties of different dialects, learn to apply the key to understand you and the peasants, and educated businessmen.

Chinese lessons for beginners combine all aspects of the language:

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  • reading
  • writing (simplified characters and Pinyin)
  • speech
  • audition
  • grammar
  • phonetics

You study society, history, culture and talk on everyday topics with native speakers. Accelerated learning methods allow even absolute beginners to start communicating on everyday topics in just a couple of weeks.

Calligraphy and kung fu. Communication — in motion

Calligraphy is the ancient art of depicting words. The first calligraphers were ancient people who left drawings on the walls of caves, but only in the East the images of words with hieroglyphs reached perfection and turned into art.

Ритм — это то, что объединяет ушу и каллиграфию. Иероглифы, как и формы движения (таолу), требуют четкости линий, сбалансированности, взаимосвязи движения и статики. Энергия «ци» свободно движется внутри тела и плавно перетекает через кисть мастера в плавные линии иероглифа.

Обучение каллиграфии это важный элемент в постижении кунг-фу.

Calligraphy can be practiced with any level of knowledge of the Chinese language. A lot of time is initially given to the choice of brush, mascara density and work on the basic features. And if you want to progress in skill, you will have to seriously study both the history and culture of China, for example, to understand at a deep level the rhythms of emptiness and fullness, the terms “Tao” (道, dào), “qi” (气, qì). After all, even the point in calligraphy is a complex composition, and its application does not tolerate fuss.

In the school of master Shi Yanchen these lessons are given a mandatory important time, they are akin to meditation, and are of deep importance for the development of kung fu.

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Application of traditional shaolin kungfu

98% of people have an idea of ​​kung fu based on films or the Shaolin show, but this is only an external, staged picture that has little in common with the real possibilities of this martial art.

Kung Fu is not a sport of the highest achievements, it is not a sport in the traditional sense. The concepts of “master of sports”, for example, in boxing and “master of kung fu,” have a different meaning. A kung fu master teaches to love an opponent, a master of sports in boxing calls for aggression in a duel.

Kung fu is not used at all for power, contact struggles, its task is to strengthen the body and spirit, give health and strength to practice and comprehend Wushu philosophy, to continue the tradition of knowledge transfer.

If you choose kung fu to be able to fight well, look for a better way to learn self-defense.

Fighting for a Wushu practitioner is not a way to show their superiority or gain a spectacular victory. In ordinary life, a fighter in a real fight can only be seen if there is a question of life and death, and an active reflection of the attack for him is the only way to restore the balance of good and evil in the world.

A kung fu master can concede in the ring, not being ready for sports rules and restrictions, but will not lose in a real fight, where he is guided by internal forces, he reflects the blow before the opponent tries to deliver it. In battle, he behaves strictly according to the situation and will never do more harm than is necessary to restore the balance of yin and yang.

In traditional Shaolin schools, physical victory over an adversary is never set as the goal of training; there are no elements of a spectacular duel. Practiced a lot of things that seem completely unsuitable for self-defense. Internal development takes time, in contrast to external forms, which, if necessary, train for several months.

The nature of Wushu — four components

It is believed that education can be considered traditional if the school certainly focuses on its four mandatory components. During the training, the importance of each aspect is explained, gradually the student himself comes to answers to his questions about the purpose of the classes and the use of Wushu.

  1. The external form is the “body” of kung fu. These are racks, formal techniques (taolu) and combinations from which the characteristic styles of Wushu are composed. The visible side, which is often mistaken for the main one.
  2. Mastery and power, guided by the internal energy of qi. Success depends both on the technical level of development, and on the ability to accumulate and accurately direct internal power to the right place at the right speed.
  3. Use in battle . Kung fu is a martial art that saved hundreds of thousands of lives in its history, overthrew dynasties and brought new ones to power, kept pirates and robbers at bay, and had a huge impact on the training of Chinese army soldiers in the 15-16 century, tactics and strategy of the military operations. Each technique, each movement has been honed for centuries to achieve maximum effectiveness in battle.
  4. Kung Fu Philosophy . Each action is born as an internal impulse as a result of the fusion of three sources: spirit, qi energy, physical strength.

Why Shaolin Kung Fu is needed in everyday life

Exercises are structured so that with the correct technique for their implementation:

  • internal energy clamps are removed
  • posture improves
  • joints become mobile, tendons become elastic
  • lungs open, airflow not interrupted
  • Qi flows freely

All problems of the physical condition of the body arise due to malnutrition, an unhealthy lifestyle, complex relationships in society, stress and aggression.

By practicing kung fu, you gradually restore all aspects of mental and physical health, the inner world is changing for the better.

You will forget about colds, joint pain, depression and neurosis, restore your appetite and a healthy sleep. The body will learn to heal itself.

You will gain clarity of thought, sharpness of perception and peace of mind, you will be able with a calm mind to correctly evaluate any non-standard life situation, accept it or emerge victorious.

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The philosophy of Kung Fu and how to understand it for a European

We are used to evaluating the meaning of sports achievements through external attributes and achieving goals that are measured by generally accepted norms.

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Chinese martial artists have not yet been able to explain what Wushu is in terms familiar to Europeans, and not only because there are no exact correspondences in other languages. Wushu is not a structure, not a set of rules and exercises with a clear order of action. It is a space, an image, a picture that, without its own framework, merges with Chinese culture as a whole, combining the ways of fighting battles, meditative exercises, rituals.

The Three Beginnings of Kung Fu

In Kung Fu, three main principles are organically combined:

  • physical strength
  • equipment
  • spirit

In sports we used to put on the first place the technique and strength but Wushu masters tied on first place is spirit.

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Traditional chinese martial arts — a form of achieving psychophysical perfection through training the spirit, removing mental clamps, expanding the boundaries of consciousness. By removing the artificial limitations inside, you find that the limits of the physical capabilities of the body are also expanding. You are no longer affected by external conditions, the need for physical comfort and artificial stimulants is gone.

It is rather difficult, but it is necessary to realize: kung fu inside.

Every action in kung fu is born as an internal impulse as a result of the fusion of three sources: spirit, qi energy, and physical strength. The goal of practitioners is to understand each technique at the level of a premonition, and not as a chain of changes in body position.

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Wushu masters say “Just when you think about making a taolu, you should already know what the last movement looks like.”

To achieve success, it is not enough exhausting training, working out the technique to automatism. The practitioner should be in a state of complete inner peace, “create”, directing the qi energy to the right place. Only then is his body able to make an absolutely natural, natural external movement, the only correct one at the moment.

Achieve success or begin your journey. What is your goal?

What is important is not the physical training itself, but the fact that working on the same movement day after day, in any weather, without thinking about external discomfort, you gradually penetrate deep into the forms. What becomes significant is not the desire to achieve something rather, to reach the goal, to “put a check mark”. There comes an inner understanding, an almost physical sense of the way and meaning of everyday work.

Kung fu is a goal, a path, and everyday hard work.

In the history of Shaolin, there are many stories where the master introduced the student to kung fu in an unusual way, for example, forced him to carry water from the river on slippery paths and thickets from day to day, in any weather. In order not to spill a drop, it was important to go slowly, immersed in the process, completely free from distracting thoughts. A few months later, the student mastered the skills of soft, silent movement and absolute concentration, after which the training of external forms was fast and meaningful.

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The master’s mission is to convey the tradition, the philosophical component, adopted from his own teacher. Thus, each master participates in the process of constant formation and renewal of wushu. Ancient knowledge is not denied, not recognized as outdated, but leads to the development and enrichment of Wushu, playing the role of a solid foundation.

The path of mastering kung fu is not perfect adherence to the canons and copying the teacher. This path is inside, in the soul, it is open only for you. The teacher will show the beginning, help you to understand the depth. But the student must overcome it himself. The willingness to find the path depends more than on the level of the teacher. If the student is ready, he will develop, even if he has not previously engaged in any practices and physical activities.

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How to master the complexes of Kung fu exercises

Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu — four pairs of opposite movements

The mass fascination of 20th century cinema with Oriental Martial Arts and Kung-fu, the emergence and popularization of sports wushu made it accessible to all. But it also led to the simplification of the very idea of Wushu, to mass and commercialization has lost its main Psycho-physical component and has gone very far from ancient art.

From the exercises and ligaments allowed in the traditional wushu, sports excluded many effective but dangerous tricks, captures and twisting, traumatic pressure and pain effects. But added a lot acrobatic elements, spectacular jumps, tumbling, foot swings, transforming it In a beautiful, spectacular show.

Today Wushu is a huge array of knowledge from different styles, schools and currents with artificially developed teaching methods. and the term “Exercises” in a sports wushu is not the concept that was laid traditionally.

Rules for learning Kung fu techniques

When Wushu was still only an art, the system of trainings based on three basic components of the

  • Special State of Consciousness
  • Proper breathing
  • Movement and positioning

At the same time psycho-physical training occupied about 80 total Training time. The body is able to learn everything if it overcomes resistance of consciousness and will direct its energy to the necessary point, monks said.

In development a lot of time occupied training with elements: Wood, fire, earth, metal, water. Thanks to these training’s the pupil has acquired the ability to not react to temperature changes, steadily Fight on the ice, rocks, in the water. These skills have also been used to strengthen health and explore their own hidden possibilities.

The basic rules for learning Kung fu techniques are based on basic movements and formal complexes of exercises — Taolu — which have evolved for centuries, honing each succeeding generation. Thousand combat battles helped accumulate experience and highlight the most effective movements, gradually remove all unnecessary to use only the most effective Techniques.

Schematically it is possible to divide the basic individual complexes Kung Fu on:

  • Exercises with body, without objects (in the style of “fist”)
  • Exercises with short and long Arms: sword, sword, stick, spear, halbard, chain and other types of Chinese Traditional weapons
  • Exercises in pairs for mastering the contact wushu sanda (in traditional schools Kung Fu Shaolin Sanda not engaged, sparrings not carried out)

The exercises are based on the comprehension of each movement, body training involves training the mind, and vice versa. The mind has an influence on the body and in the process of training becomes fast, deep, strong and patient, just like the body.

All the links of the Taolu originate as a wave from the depths of consciousness. All of them are connected and go one after the other: behind the movement upper part follows the movement of the bottom, simultaneously with the external wave occurs Internal, from thought and energy to force.

How to study exercise complexes (Taolu)

In Kung Fu there are only 4 pairs of opposite movements, one always contains another and the transition is smooth, but powerfully

  • Offensive-Retreat
  • Raise-lowering
  • Compression-Straightening
  • Rollover-Dodge

Over the centuries, rules have been developed to help correct approach to the process of training and mastering the necessary techniques. In here some of them:

  • Before you start your workout, you need to stretch develop muscles and tendons
  • Do not engage in a full stomach
  • While exercising, you must breathe through the nose, hold your breath is very harmful to the current Qi
  • The center of gravity needs to be kept low, however, levels: upper, middle or lower
  • Legs do not need to lift high, blows are applied without effort, the power is enclosed in exposure.

While mastering the Taolu, physical characteristics of the pupil: height, length of arms and legs, width of chest, etc., Master only directs training.

5 Principles of Taolu Mastery

  1. Start learning slowly, repeating behind the master individual elements of posts and displacements. Accelerate, just by reaching the exact match, combine them into a smooth Movement
  2. Work through Taolu never happens much. Even repeating the exercise a thousand times, you can find flaws in the performance that will lead to the wrong figure.
  3. Taolu is a set of real combat movements, not gymnastics, it is important to remember. Only In this case it will be possible to unite thought and energy of movement.
  4. Each movement has already saved thousands of lives, it is filled with energy and there not by itself. Do not be lazy to learn about the exercise you are learning, all that it’s possible. Knowing its meaning, you will more accurately be able to master it.
  5. Defensive blocks taolu not only in the hall, learn to perform it perfectly on the stones, on Sand, on the grass. It teaches to keep balance and always be in concentration.

Why learn Kung Fu every student decides for himself. But only with the full mastery of the technique of exercise (taolu), you can discover the inner influence of these techniques, their rhythm and tie together thought, energy and movement to come nearer to understanding the meaning of the Shaolin Kung Fu.

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How to get to Shaolin for a foreigner

Do not rush to buy a ticket or look for a “service” entrance to Temple. Look for your teacher.

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Even if you speak Chinese, you are in good fit and sincerely want to master traditional kung fu, it’s not means that you will be accepted as students with open arms. “Open the door” to Shaolin will be obtained only with the help of a master who will transmit from heart to heart spiritual knowledge will help to understand the inner meaning of martial arts.

Perhaps you are trying to plan your time and find out how much you need to master kung fu. Planning here pointless. You walk through the swamp, feeling for every bump and not being sure what you find next. If so, move on. If not — get stuck and come back home.

How did the the way begin?

Since ancient times, the gate of Shaolin, and with it the secrets Kung Fu, not everyone was open.

The monks believed that only he was able to study in the walls Temple, who will further increase its fame. Only the most worthy laity distinguished by composure, patience, courage and intelligence could fall into Shaolin.

There have always been some semblance of entrance tests, to prepare for which it was impossible: there were no collections of answers or special books with the correct algorithm of actions. Monks rated the applicant by criteria known only to them. The doors of the Temple either opened, or the one had to go home with nothing.

How to become a Shaolin student today

If you are looking for an answer to this question not on sites travel companies, so you are interested in the Temple is not just how An architectural complex with a rich history.

You are interested in wushu as a cultural layer, as an ideology, as a door to the world of traditions. You want to become a part of this tradition, to learn something about yourself that is revealed only in the process of deep work on the body and spirit. And you’re on the right way.

The stories of people coming to kung fu are different. But in all there is a moment when a person understands that what pulls him to Shaolin stronger than that which holds in his country.

  • It’s enough for someone to buy a plane ticket and understand where he got to and what to do next;
  • Someone studies the Chinese language and the history of China, practices sports Wushu, travels to Shaolin as part of an organized group and decides to stay there, shocked by the depth that opened before him.
  • Someone traveling to China comes to the gates of the Temple and waits for weeks on the steps until they let him in.
  • Others will find out everything in advance, find a kung fu school, and masters who are spiritually suitable for them, reserve a place, go for a couple of weeks to “look around”. And stay for years.

It is impossible not to admit that Shaolin is covered in a mysterious fleur due to the large number of Hollywood films about martial arts, therefore, many people come here unnecessarily, romanticizing this place.

How to test yourself and understand whether the desire to study traditional Wushu is so great that you are ready for years of ascetic life and complete immersion in another culture?

Whether you are new or experienced master of martial arts, whether you want to stay for a month or a year – you can come to study Chinese martial arts with prominent Shaolin masters Kung Fu.

If this is your path, you will go further with kung fu in your heart.

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History of Shaolin Temple

What do you know about Shaolin Temple and its monks? It’s whole story is fanned with legends, and around it so many secrets that it’s not always clear where reality is and where fantasy is possibly.

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Get ready to hear the truth. Teaching wushu (武术) directly to Shaolin terminated. The legendary Shaolin Temple is opened for tourists and turned into the likeness of Disneyland with turnstiles, ticket offices and cheap souvenirs. Tourists find among the monastery buildings Kung Fu theatrical show, neon illumination and Chinese music.

But if you are deeply interested in the East and martial arts and come to Shaolin to join sacred knowledge, you will find that the monks have left its walls. If you want to know the true Shaolin and its kung fu – start your journey, look for your master, and the secrets and mysteries of ancient martial art will be revealed to you.

Why Shaolin became the center of kung fu. The birth and heyday of the

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Shaolin Temple is now essentially a museum.

But there was a cave to which 1000 sacred steps lead. The small Damo cave in Songshan Mountain (松山) above the monastery in 530 CE became the meditation site of the Chan (禅) (or Zen) Patriarch Bodhidharma. Nine years without water and food in a tiny stone monastery, facing the wall.

And this is not a fairy tale, and not a beautiful story. This is the birth of Buddhist truth, which the Indian monk brought with him. Bodhidharma preached that its foundation is in meditation and the awakening of the Buddha within oneself, and not in reading and memorizing sutras. He persuaded by long meditation that Buddha is in every person, but often hidden under the cover of passions, habits and social norms. A person can become a Buddha without many rebirths, you just have to remove these layers from yourself, pacifying the spirit and educating the body. It turns out that it was precisely for this that the emperor Xiaowen from the Northern Wei dynasty (386-557) built a temple whose name means &quot;a temple in the dense mountains of Shaoshi.&quot;

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Temple, erected in 495 near Songshan Mountain in Henan Province, 13 km. from the city Dengfeng became:

  • a school for transmitting Bodhidharma performances to the world of selected students,
  • successor to the knowledge of meditation,
  • the birthplace of physical health
  • the center of the emergence of kung fu and the development of martial arts.

Over the centuries, recognized martial artists came to Shaolin for improvement and inspiration, who themselves learned excerpts and strategies from the monks and taught them new techniques. Chinese kung fu arose in the Shaolin Meditation Temple, a unique alloy of the techniques of almost all martial arts and Chan (Zen). Meditation cleansed the mind, kung fu built the body and completed meditation.

The martial prowess of the Shaolin monks reached its heyday in the 13-16 century, under the rector Fuyu. At that time, about 800 monks lived and preached in the Temple. At that time, the traditional Shaolin trials were introduced and the counting of the generations of the monks of Fahao (法号, fǎhào)

The Decline and the New Shaolin Revival

During the Chinese period republic and the fight against dissent 1911-1949, Shaolin fell into decay. Most ancient buildings and precious collections were burned, and the transfer of knowledge all the law turned out to be monks to the disciples.

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The worst time however, it came after 1949. Only 16 people left the innermost basics of kung fu and meditation. Only strength of mind and faith, as well as the conviction that knowledge and skill accumulated by generations should not disappeared, helped the monks to survive and preserve a solid centuries-old culture.

In the early 80s of 20th Century Government of the Republic of China issues a series of revival orders religious life, and the second heyday of Shaolin began. This was also facilitated by access to the screens of the world. several films relatively reliably conveying the history of Shaolin Temple, and the increased popularity of oriental martial arts.

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Kung Fu Basics: Stances

Stances are the basic part of all Chinese martial arts, the foundation for further training in traditional kung fu. By the way a student approaches the development of stances, the master checks his zeal and desire for a truly deep immersion in the study of wushu.

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The Chinese name for the stance is “bu” ( 步 ), one of the translations is “step”.
And this interpretation option perfectly reflects the peculiarity of the kung fu stances, emphasizes that it is static, striving to move into dynamics. At first glance, contradictory requirements to the technique for their implementation become clear:

  • stability in the moment
  • the ability to quickly change position, while maintaining balance and technique.

Begin mastering the stances by training to stand still, then practice the transitions from one to another, gradually accelerating. “To learn how to walk, you must first learn how to stand on feet”, the Chinese say.

The followers of kung fu believe that even if a person has not yet mastered the fighting taolu, as required by the canons, but has mastered stable stances and positions, this is a third of the victory in the battle with the opponent.

The execution technique seems quite simple, but they are all very energy intensive and effectively develop internal strength. Muscle fibers become elastic, joints are strengthened, qi energy flows freely, and breathing helps guide it to the right place.

There are several basic stances common to sports and traditional kung fu. In total, there are more than a hundred, while the versions of different schools and styles have noticeable differences.

Shaolin Kung Fu Stances

In the article – the names and techniques of performing key pillars characteristic of northern Shaolin kung fu.

Mabu horse (ride) Stance

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The most important stand, often called the base. It is found in all styles of modern and traditional Wushu. In performing the tricks, the mabu is seen as an intermediate position from which the student can quickly move to any other.

The legs are slightly wider than the shoulders, a fixed distance between them is determined by the size of your leg and is exactly 5 foot lengths. The feet are parallel, the knees are bent at an angle of 90 degrees and slightly turned outward, the back is straight, the lower back is curved. The weight of the body is distributed between the supports, which ensures stability, the legs, as it were, &quot;grow&quot; into the ground. With a well-mastered and well-developed mabu, a person will withstand even after the enemy’s bottom hook.

Mabu is used to increase knee strength, improve concentration and breathing.

Before starting to study the switch stance one to another and mastering formal techniques (taolu), students should be able to hold the mabu for at least 5 minutes, any master will not let him go further into training until the practitioner acquires stability in the mabu stance.

The Shaolin monks themselves hold a mabг for 30 minutes or more, some students achieve the same success.

Gongbu Stance

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The left leg in front (left gongbu), at a distance of 5 feet, is bent. Right – absolutely straight, feet on the width of the pelvis for greater stability. The socks of both legs are slightly turned inward. The emphasis (center of gravity) is 70% shifted to the leg standing in front. Gongbu is also practiced on the other foot, the standing time on each is 2 minutes.

You can go to gongbu from the mabu by turning the pelvis. Resting on the ground and filling it with force, we transfer all the power to the pelvis and blast the body, leaning on the hind leg and at the same time straightening it with a sharp movement. When turning to the left, the right foot “shoots”, while turning to the right – the left leg.

Gongbu is often used to go on the attack. Its structure is such that a practitioner can punch with his left foot with great strength, steadily resting on his right. In addition, from this stance you can instantly strike and right

False, or “Empty stance” subu (虚步)

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Leaning on the right foot. We take the left forward and touch the toe as far as possible, slightly lifting the heel from the left up. All weight on the right. The distance between the knees is the fist of the student (or master).

The stand is effective for quick punches with the left foot, often used for evasive actions, transitions between combat positions. It contains the softness and hidden power by which the Shaolin monks have always guessed. An empty step also trains the stand on one leg. In the event of an opponent’s strike or taking an “empty leg”, balance is maintained.

Subu perfectly strengthens the strength of the hips.

Stance “Lowered Step” Pubu

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The legs are widely spaced, the right is bent all the way, the heel is on the ground and touches the buttocks, the knee and toe are deployed to the right. The straight left leg is pulled to the side and almost lies on the ground, its heel touches the ground. The feet are parallel, the body is slightly inclined forward, but the head does not fall below the pelvis.

In the pubu stance, can be moved from the right gunbu, turning the body to the left and transferring the weight to the right leg. the pubu helps to strengthen the back, stretch the legs and lower back.

This stance is versatile for both attack and defense against high jump attacks. It was while in the pubu that the martial artist Woo Song killed the tiger jumping on him during the Song Dynasty.

Siebu (歇步) Holiday Counter

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The legs are crossed and bent at the knees. The left foot is in front, the heel is on the ground, you are sitting on the right lower leg, the right knee is pressed to the left lower leg from the outside. Crossed legs protect the groin and prepare for a side impact or avoiding an opponent standing on the side.

Twisted stance develop flexibility and promote the free flow of qi along the spine.

Siebu is the basis for a number of tricks that contain fast lateral movement in the chain. Siebu training works out lightning-fast “immersion” to the ground in order to get away from the attack and prepare to strike with a hand from below into the enemy’s opened corps.

Stance of “Lohan sleeps” (罗汉睡觉)

Deeper than siebu, the thigh and lower leg of the left leg are pressed to the ground, the right is brought over the left, her foot touches the ground. You can see this stand during the execution of the Lohan complex, there it will be called Lohan sleeps.

It is used in battle in much the same way as siebu – for quick movements and withdrawals to the side.

Luohan sleep works well on hip joint mobility.

Stand on one leg Dulibu

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The right leg is the support for the entire stance , the left knee is bent and raised above the level of the navel. Left foot covers right knee, toe extended down

Trains the vestibular apparatus and concentration of thought.

This is a very effective stable attacking stance, basic for making attacks at medium and high level. In defense it helps to reflect low and medium shots.

Binbu Foot Stand

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Standing body position, socks together, knees bent, shoulders lowered, back straight. Even breathing, calm thoughts.

Binbu is often the beginning and the end in exercise complexes and is used in the greeting ritual.

The training of each stance begins with 20 seconds of standing on each leg, the goal is to stand up to two minutes. An exception – the mabu- it is necessary to be free in it for as long as possible, at least five minutes. It does not require a change of support, since the weight in this stance is initially evenly distributed.

When performing taolu and in positions, it is important to hold the hands correctly, everything is interconnected: form, posture, inner attitude, look, purpose.

Hand positions

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(Art Work: Guy Robinson of Atlanta, Georgia)

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Results of 12th Shaolin Kung Fu Festival 2018

From 19 to 23 October, the event was attended by more than 2,000 people from more than 60 countries and regions of the world.

This year’s Wushu festival represents countries and regions from all five continents. The organizing Committee decided to invite more countries “Belt and road”, increasing their number to 34. The age of the oldest of the athletes-participants — 79 years, the youngest — 2 years, the total number of Chinese and foreign teams — 240.

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The first festival was held in 1991 with the participation of 381 athletes from 17 countries. This year, the exact figure is 2,212 participants from 65 countries. This year the festival celebrated its 27th anniversary.

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The organizing Committee of the festival identified four teams that took part in the festival more than four times. One of these teams is the Association of Wushu of Ukraine.

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Twenty one people were registered on behalf of our team. Twenty of them are my students from China and only one participant from another country is Alexey Karpov my student from Russia. We managed to win 18 gold medals, 26 silver and 6 bronze medals for the whole team at the festival. Alexey has 2 gold medals.

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Lessons from Jet Li

In 2006, the actor with his inherent directness announced that the film “Fearless” will be his last tape, entirely shot in the genre of martial arts. He explained that after 40 alone to keep tricks two hours of screen time is difficult, which means that the audience will not see the real Jet. Now his role as a dramatic actor with his fists (so you saw Jett at the “the Expendables”).

Well, for his thirty-year career in film, he did for martial arts as much as other actors did not dream of such a role. And he still answers the questions of life honestly.

Lesson №1

Humility is your main defense

The enemies around you breeds your desire to puff their own egos. I’m not special, I just spent a lot of time on martial arts. Now I show what I can do. There are many people in the world who can do the same.
Jet Li

Lesson №2

Harmony is more important than strength

I’m sad when I think I’ve only shown how martial arts hurt people. I didn’t get a chance to prove that the most important thing is not a fight. This is the knowledge of the harmony of Yin and Yang, the balance between black and white. Only by knowing the harmony, you’ll be great.
Jet Li

Lesson №3

Happiness is always with you

For happiness is not necessary to go somewhere far away, it is here-in a quiet lonely room. All your problems are concentrated in your heart, so you just need to study yourself. We need to figure out who you really are. If you know your own world, you won’t have to be afraid anymore
Jet Li

Lesson №4

Someone else’s opinion of you only background music

Treat the assessment of others as a song from the receiver. “You’re awesome!”- Tam-pam-pam. “You jerk!”- Tam-pam-pam. If evaluation of others excite you more than your own opinion of yourself, you have a problem.
Jet Li

Lesson №5

Death gives you life

I’m ready to die. If a person understands that he can die even today, even tomorrow, he begins to appreciate every moment. And he cares about every moment of his life, so if he dies tomorrow, he won’t be ashamed of his last deeds.
Jet Li
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How to prepare for the trip to Shaolin Training Camp

It is better not to prepare, but if you are focused on training and maximum benefit, then the most important thing for you is not to overdo it. A healthy, but overworked body here will be less productive than an unprepared, but full of energy.

Dress code for trainings

For sports, of course, loose cotton clothing is required. We will provide one free kit of the clothes. In addition, you can take with you warm clothes such as a jacket because the weather can be cool in the mornings. You can buy sports shoes here, in school, paying just 30 yuan per pair. Such shoes will definitely hold out for a month, or even more, but just in case, bring your favorite sports shoes. In general, if you come, what is called “empty” – you won’t get lost, don’t worry.

If you are traveling for the first time

For those of you who will face Kung Fu trainings for the first time and / or for those who have low physical training, all you need is to come here and trust us. We will help, we will work together on your specific needs. There are no contradictions for practising Shaolin kung fu, because it has no limits.

If you know why you are here

If you are in good physical shape, then for you the learning process will pass faster (studying forms, preparing for competitions).

Choose what you want

If you want to visit Shaolin and our school for your development, then the visiting is a new experience in itself. You are prepared already and that’s enough for now.