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Kung-fu Family welcomes all those interested in learning traditional Chinese Kungfu. The school is based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province and is headed by Master Li Quan. At the school traditional training methods are employed to bring students closer to the roots of Kungfu. Training programs are tailored to suit individual training goals. Classes are conducted in small groups to ensure a productive learning environment and rapid skill development.

Facilities: Accommodation, balancing posts, wooden dumbies, weapons, indoor and outdoor training areas, washing facilities and internet.

Overview

Kung-fu Family was opened in 2002 by Master Li Quan. It is the only Kungfu school in Sichuan Province which is a specialised residential school training foreign as well as local Chinese students in authentic traditional Kungfu. Kungfu Family welcomes people of all ages and all walks of life who are interested in learning Kungfu in China. The school over the years has encouraged and fostered a friendly family atmosphere.

Kungfu Family offers excellent training facilities combining traditional training and modern state-of-the-art equipment. Special focus is placed on employing traditional training techniques to bring students closer to the roots of Kungfu. Unique training includes the use of rock-lock, bamboo circle, five-stars pillar, iron ball bag with Chinese herbs, and obscure historical weapons.

Other activities offered at the school include. Cultural immersions, language studies, travel and internships and teaching opportunities.

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School Training

School Training is customised to your own training needs. Chinese Kungfu is generally divided into southern and northern styles. This school follows the southern style, whose main characteristic is include short and sharp power applied in fighting, making suitable for close-in combat. Training will generally pay a lot of attention to improving your gongli (meaning power/hardness/speed), without which any of the techniques that you will learn would be good-looking but ineffective.

Internal exercises, such as Qigong, are also an integral part of the training programme and will strengthen your breathing and firmness. This is achieved by combining inner and outer powers together. At Kungfu Family you can learn a variety of courses. On arrival, Master Li Quan will conduct a personal interview with you to establish your training needs and agree with you a training program which best suits these needs. Since people are very different in how they learn and what they like, he tries to find the best teaching approach for every individual. You can always discuss with the teacher in order to have your training schedule and course contents adjusted to your specific needs. For example, you may choose to specialise in certain arts, styles, weapons, and techniques. You may also wish to receive one-to-one tuition by the Master, particularly if you have specialist training requirements. This undivided attention helps you to reach your highest potential within the shortest possible time.

Daily Life at the School

Live in places at the School are limited therefore we recommend you book in advance of your departure especially during peak seasons. We also advise students to budget for their daily water, personal spending, internet access and the cost of Chinese Visa extensions. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to nationality and length of stay. The visa cost for extensions once at the school are generally as follows: 160 (CNY) every 3 months for your visa. All inclusive programs include wifi and pick up from either Chengdu Airport or Railway station. 

Class Times

Class times change slightly with the seasons and teaching plans may be personally adjusted for individuals according to their training program or goals. While there are set daily times, training facilities are available at any time of your choosing. In addition, our trainers are available outside class to support you with all your needs. There is also sufficient free time for relaxing your body, socialising with your Kungfu brothers and sisters, as well as for our additional activities, such as excursions to places such as as the holy Buddhist mountain Emei Shan. Besides, there are abundant opportunities for learning Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, music, and of course Mandarin Chinese language and Martial Arts philosophy.

School profile

  • China, Sichuan
  • Martial Arts, Culture, Chinese Language
  • Wing Chun, Emei Style Southern Fist
  • Qigong
  • Spartan
  • 3 out of 5
  • Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • July, August, September
  • Paid China TEFL Internship
  • - Accommodation - Food - Water - Tuition & Translators - Pick up from the Railway Station/Airport - Use of conditioning tools & weapons - Unlimited Wifi Internet Access - Hot Showers, Western Toilets, Toilet paper, Washing facilities
  • - International & Domestic Travel - Insurance - Chinese visas

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“Apprendre le Kung Fu a Chengdu”
Submitted on 08/14/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
8 / 10
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En voyage en Chine, j'ai eu l'heureuse surprise de rencontrer Maître Lee Quan en cherchant une école de kung fu a Chengdu. J'ai rencontre une personne très sympathique avec qui j'ai pu avoir des conversations intéressantes sur la Chine et bien sur apprendre les bases du kung fu. Mon seul regret est de ne pas avoir pu rester plus longtemps a Chengdu.
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“Training for two years and counting....”
Submitted on 08/14/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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Hello all, I began training with Sifu Lee Quan when I first arrived in Chengdu at the beginning of 2013, now almost two years later I continue to train with him, and consider it the highlight of my week. The school, located just outside Chengdu in the sub-urban Flower Town, employs various traditional training methods and equipment, such as rock weights and bamboo circles. The atmosphere among students is friendly. And Sifu Lee Quan is a dedicated teacher, who lives for Chinese Kung Fu (his English is also very good too!).

The school itself has basic facilities (bathroom/kitchen) and dormitories. I would recommend the school to anyone who has a genuine interest in learning Chinese Kung Fu. Whether you are living and working in Chengdu or plan only to visit for a short time. Training is a challenge and you must really push yourself to improve but in Sifu Lee Quan you have a dedicated mentor who will not only teach you about the practicalities and theory of Chinese Kung Fu, but also try and impress upon you the importance of Kung Fu spirit. Enjoy, and maybe if I'm still in Chengdu we can train together some time.

Harry
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“Get in touch with Kungfu” - Martin from Switzerland
Submitted on 08/14/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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During my travel trough China, I made a break for two weeks at Kungfu Family. I lived at Kungfu Family the whole time and trained every day. As I was an absolute beginner, Shifu Li Quan showed me the basics of his Kungfu and he definitly infected me. Beside training was also time for interesting conversations where i learned a lot about Chinese culture. It was exactly what i looked for and I had a fantastic time at Kungfu Family. I can highly recommend this to everyone who want to do something different in Chengdu.
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“Good place to train” - Frank from Finland
Submitted on 08/14/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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A great place to learn about traditional chinese kongfu and to get a break from busy life in Chengdu. Should be a must for people staying a longer time in Chengdu who want to do some traditional chinese sports.
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The School offers training in the traditional Emei Southern Fist as well as Sanda, practical self-defence, combat fighting and apprehension tatics. School classes are small to enusre quality learning. School management activity want you to have an unforgettable experience while training, and also while participating in the other activities available through the school. Is may include training with monks in mountain temples or making new friends while enjoying the rich culture and scenery of Chengdu. At this school your time with us will never get boring.


Masters Li Quan
is the headmaster of the school. He is experienced in teaching foreign students and can also speak English. He is welcoming and dedicated to teaching his students to a high level.  


The  Location
of the School in Chengdu, Sichuan province in the south of China is famous for panda's, bamboo forests, Emei mountain, spicy food and numerious beautiful and ancient historic sites well worth visiting and exploreing.


The Accommodation 
food and washing facilities are all provided on site as are telephone, mail and internet facilities. Students can have their own rooms off peak but maybe asked to share during busier times. At the weekend students are free to leave the school with permission and can explore the sites of Chengdu and Sichuan province.


The Management
and day to day runining of this Martial Arts School is taken care of by Master Li Quan. 



Master Li Quan is the head of the school. He is an experienced teacher of Chinese Wu Shu and is the eighth great disciple under Grandmaster Dai. Master Li Quan is a nationally recognized martial artist and respected member of the Chinese Wushu Association. Master Li Quan teaches Emei Southern Fist including sanda, wing chun and other local Emei styles. His is a wholesome approach to Chinese kung fu, which incorporates not only physical exercises, but also meditation techniques, combat strategies, nurturing Qi levels, mental exercises, studying how the body operates, medical knowledge, and learning about herbs and their healing effects.


Studying under Grandmaster Dai Kang, Li Quan attained Master level and started to teach more and more students, including an increasing number of foreigners. In 2005 Master Li Quan became Champion in the 78kg weight class of a provincial San Da Wu Shu Tournament. Master Li Quan has taught self-defence and martial arts techniques to airport and in-flight security, worked as an unarmed bodyguard in hostile environments, trained the Chinese police in self-defence and apprehension tactics as well as People's Liberation Army troops in hand-to-hand combat. Fluent in English he is a graduate in Leisure from the University.


During the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 Master Li Quan became Head of Security for Olympic Torch Relay across the People’s Republic of China. He was made responsible for planning and logistics for the three-month tour across 37 cities. During the Olympics itself, he acted as Security Liaison between Holland House and the Beijing Public Security Bureau, helping to coordinate security for Dutch dignitaries, including the Prince and the Prime Minister.


Master Li Quan's achievements include: 


• Security liaison during Beijing 2008 Olympics for the Holland House and coordinated security for Dutch dignitaries, including the Prince and Prime Minister Training Chinese police in combat fighting and apprehension tactics

• Training Airline Security guards in self-defense and martial arts techniques for airport and in-flight security

• Training People's Liberation Army troops in hand-to-hand combat


Additional qualifications: 


• Master – Kungfu Family School, Chengdu (2001 – Present)

• Master – Dai Shi Men School (1998 – 2000)

• Master – Emei Feilong Kungfu School (1997-1998)

• Champion – San Da Wu Shu Tournament, 78kg weight class (1996)

• Certified Master – Dai Shi Men Wu Shu Institute (1997)

• Certified Master – Chinese Gong Fu Research Academy (1995)

• Team Captain – Northeast China Regional;

• Amateur Wu Shu Team (1991)



Training Camps


Four one month-long intensive Training Camps are scheduled every year starting on the 1st of April, June, August and October. For these fixed dates all-inclusive camps there is a reduced fee of only 5,300 RMB (about 850 USD) for the entire month (including training, accommodation, food, additional activities). Class sizes for the Training Camps are limited to 10 students per class

Who can participate: Anyone who wants to come to China to experience traditional Kungfu training, with or without previous experience, whether you wish to build on existing skills or expand and try a new style.


Short-term Training


Those who wish to come to China for intensive training during a short period are recommended to book during an all-inclusive Training Camp. 


Camps cover: At least 4 hours per day of intensive Kungfu training. Use of all the training facilities any time of your choosing. Accommodation in fully furnished and comfortable double rooms (single rooms require an additional fee of 800 RMB). Three healthy and tasty home-cooked meals every day of the entire week. Free drinking water and tea. Wifi Internet in rooms and the school premises. All utility expenses, such as water and electricity. Additional activities and trainings, such as field trips and cultural training. A free pick-up service from the airport, bus or train station and a certified diploma upon completion of your program.


All-inclusive programs cover:


•At least 4 hours per day of customised

•Kungfu training in small groups and tailored to your individual needs and training objectives

•Use of all the training facilities any time of your choosing

•Accommodation in fully furnished and comfortable double rooms (single rooms require an additional fee of 800 RMB per month)

•Three healthy and tasty home-cooked meals every day of the entire week Free drinking water and tea

•Wifi Internet in rooms and the school premises

•All utility expenses, such as water and electricity

•Additional activities and trainings, such as field trips and cultural training

•A free pick-up service from the airport, bus or train station

•Certified diploma upon completion of your program


Training Only

For people already residing in Chengdu and everybody coming who takes care of their own accommodation and food in Chengdu. Every training unit is 2 hours long and for students who are booking more training units at a time (30 or 80 units), there is a discount. You can then flexibly decide when to take the booked training units according to your own schedule and convenience.


10 Training Units:

•Regular: 170 RMB per training unit of 2 hours (at most 5 students in a group)

•One-to-one: 320 RMB per training unit of 2 hours (training alone with the master)


30 Training Units: 

•Regular: 140 RMB per training unit of 2 hours (at most 5 students in a group)

•One-to-one: 280 RMB per training unit of 2 hours (training alone with the master)


80 Training Units:

•Regular: 110 RMB per training unit of 2 hours (at most 5 students in a group)

•One-to-one: 250 RMB per training unit of 2 hours (training alone with the master)


Instructor Course


The school offers a specialised highly customised and intensive Instructor Course over a length of five months. To ensure the highest standards of teaching quality, all classes on the Instructor Course are limited to 6 students per year. This ensures enough one-on-one training time with Master Li.


Requirements for participants: 


•Plan long-term training

•Plan to open a Kungfu school or work as a Kungfu instructor

•Have some experience in training Kungfu or other martial arts

•Be hard-working, enjoy the challenging aspects of Kungfu, and not be afraid of a hard workout


Training goals are:


•To teach a range of combat techniques

•To equip participants with the necessary teaching skills to further pass on the skills they have learned to new students

•Management of training teams

•Kungfu practical training and introduction into Kungfu theory


Details:


Fully flexible training times All-inclusive programs (including training, accommodation, food, additional activities) over a duration of five months 7,300 RMB per month



Kung-Fu Family


Application/Booking fee 25% Deposit 

 
If you want to study at this School there is a combined application and booking fee of 25% of your planned stay. This should be paid prior to your arrival at the school to StudyMartialArts.Org. With StudyMartialArts.Org you can pay your application/booking fee via paypal or international bank transfer. The remainder of your fees must be paid direct to the school within 7 days of your arrival. If you wish to pay your full fee in advance of your arrival international bank transfer must be the method of payment used. Details will be provided on request.  


Please note that live in student places at the School are limited in order to keep small class sizes and quality tuition. We advise long term students to budget for their Chinese Visa extensions. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to nationality and length of stay.


If you wish to leave the school a refund can be given based on the time you stayed at the school.


5 Month Instructor Course - 7,300 CNY per month


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Total
1 Month$ 940
$ 940
2 Months$ 940
$ 1,880
3 Months$ 840
$ 2,520
4 Months$ 840
$ 3,360
5 Months$ 840
$ 4,200
6 Months$ 840
$ 5,040
7 Months$ 840
$ 5,880
8 Months$ 840
$ 6,720
9 Months$ 840
$ 7,560
10 Months$ 840$ 8,400
11 Months$ 840$ 9,240
12 Months$ 770$ 9,240
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