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Master Chen Fusheng teaches martial arts the traditional way. At this school students are welcomed as one of the family and you will learn martial arts from Master Chen a highlevel martial arts folk master.  Here you get authentic martial arts taught the authentic way.

Facilities: Communal area, ground mats, heavy bags, internet, outdoor training areas, training rings, washing and cleaning facilities, weapons.

Overview

Master Chen Fusheng’s Martial Arts Academy is located in Lixian Zhen, Daxing District of Beijing. Here you will learn traditional Bagua, Bajiquan, Pigua, Qi gong, Tai Chi, Tong Bei, Gong Li, Xi Yang Zheng, Hei Hu, Xingyi and Praying Mantis. Master Chen will teach you the best aspects of each of these styles for combat as well as his own Qi gong and fighting style Ba Ji Zhan Dao this is translated as Baji Battle Way. Master Chen has a vast wealth of knowledge in traditional martial arts and also in martial, healing and longevity qigong. 

A major part of your training here will involve qigong and iron shirt kung fu, body conditioning and learning combat effective techniques and applications. Master Chen will give you a solid foundation from which to build higher levels of martial arts that are not easily reached when you study at more commercial form based kung fu schools. Although you will be taught forms and set drills none are performance based and you will be expected to learn the various applications of each movement in both the forms and drills.

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School Training

School Training is relaxed. It doesn’t have the physical intensity of Shaolin where you are hounded by the master, but instead requires greater awareness and self discipline. It combines working to obtain internal softness with external hardness. The Academy requires students to be hard working and motivated and who want to learn the traditional training and combat techniques of past Chinese warriors. Here you will be taught qigong primarily for martial arts. But in addition to this Master Chen knows numerous healing qigong exercises and in the past has often used these qigong’s to heal his students as well as friends and family members. Qigong is a major element of what you will learn here learning moving, standing, and sitting qigong practices. Three to four hours per day should be set aside for these practices.

Self Discipline

The second major element to training at this school is hard body conditioning and Iron Palm training at least one and a half to two hours per day are devoted to these practices. The third and last element is the learning and understanding of the forms and drills then practicing their applications for combat. This should be done for another two hours but in order to get to a high level quickly extra work is recommended. Any additional cardio vascular or muscular training should be done on your own time. A previous knowledge of the Chinese language, martial arts, qigong or yoga would be an advantage here but is not necessary. Self discipline and a healthy attitude to life is more important. 

Curriculum 

Master Chen Fusheng - Bagua, Baji Quan, Ba Ji Zhan Dao, Gong Li, Healing Qigong, Hei, Hu, Martial Qigong, Pigua, Praying Mantis, Qinna, Tai Chi Yang Style, Tong Bei, Xingyi, Xi Yang Zheng Qigong, Health & Longevity Qigong: Training can be personally tailored to suit the students length of stay and what they would like to learn.

School profile

  • China, Beijing
  • Martial Arts
  • Baguazhang, Baji Quan, Baji Zhandao, Gong Li, Hei Hu, Martial Qigong, Xi Yang Zheng, Plum Blossom Praying Mantis Boxing, Tong Bei, Qinna, Xingyi Quan, Traditional Training
  • Spartan
  • 3 out of 5
  • Any minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • June, July, August, September, October
  • Accommodation, Food, Tuition, Use of conditioning tools & weapons, Internet
  • Chinese Visa, International & Domestic Travel, Internet Access, Water

Important Reminder

Master Chen is currently not accepting any students at this time until further notice. Existing disciples and students however are always welcome.

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Fane Hervey's Review
Submitted on 08/14/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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I have been a disciple of Master Chen's for the last 5 years. I have studied a variety of martial arts for all of my adult life and I have attained an high instructor level in a couple of them, but when it comes down to sheer practicality, in my mind, nothing compares to Ba Ji Zhan Dao. It is so efficient and deadly that everything else seems trivial. If you want to learn the real battlefield martial arts of China, then this is the man to learn from. If you want to compete or practice martial arts for reasons of performance, then I suggest you go somewhere else, so as not to be disappointed.
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Patrick Reddy's Review
Submitted on 08/14/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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80%
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60%
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70%
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I have studied with many martial arts masters throughout China and I am a qualified teacher of Shaolin Wushu. Yet I have decided to dedicate myself to Master Chen’s Baji Zhandao System! I don’t know what else to tell you, except that he is an exceptional master. I love training with him and staying with him and his family. I feel very lucky to have met Master Chen.
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Rhyn Nasser's Review
Submitted on 08/14/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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I can say I am nothing short of lucky to meet Master Chen. What he teaches is everything I was looking for in one package and one place. Deadly effective combat, Qi and Nei gong both for fighting and healing and for creating Iron Shirt and Longevity. I can say training and living with Master Chen is something I will never forget and I have returned on many occasions for training where Master Chen constantly surprises me with his wealth of knowledge, his loving character and sense of humour. Through his training I have a greater self confidence, improved levels of energy, and awareness and I am now armed with some of China's greatest applications for killing and building qi. I can say I am feeling quite secure in my ability as I face the world and its challenges each day.
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Jeremy Meyer's Review
Submitted on 08/14/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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100%
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70%
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80%
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80%
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I never studied martial arts before coming to China and I didn't know what to expect. I started out doing Shaolin, but as time wore on, I was unhappy with the applications and became more interested in the internal arts I was doing such as Bagua, Tai Chi, Xing Yi and Qi Gong. Chen Fu Sheng knew all of these but his main dicipline was Baji Quan. After talking with some of his students, I changed to Baji and I am extremely satisfied with everything that I felt was missing before. His applications are fluid and simple.
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Carl Sandaker's Review
Submitted on 08/14/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
10 / 10
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80%
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90%

Master Chen has a number of disciples who travel from all over the world to live and train with him on a regular basis. The difference between a disciple and a student is that a disciple is a former student whom Master Chen has appointed as an inheritor of his system and who now has the responsibility of teaching and sharing his art with others who choose to learn it. To become a disciple one must travel to China to train with Master Chen and prove themselves worthy of this mantel by training hard and reaching a certain level in his eyes. To date Master Chen has over 100 students, but he has only appointed 10 disciples of his Baji Zhandao system. Below are profiles and testimonies from some of the disciples. If you happen to either be in their country of residence and would like to train with them, or you have a question regarding Baji training, then feel free to contact them.
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Master Chen Fusheng
Submitted on 06/07/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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I feel privileged to have met a true folk master, something that few people actually do when they come to China, the real deal! In addition to teaching a number of different styles for combat he has blended the best aspect of these combat techniques into his own style: Baji Zhan Dao. Baji Zhan Dao combines the battlefield combat techniques of the past and present. When you consider this fact and that through his example he teaches and expresses a joyful wonder of life and humility, you begin to understand why I said I feel privileged to train under Chen Sifu.
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Master Chen Fusheng’s Martial Arts Academy is a traditional Chinese kung fu academy in Lixian Zhen, Daxing District of Beijing, one hours car ride outside Beijing City Centre and two hours by bus. The Academy has all the facilities of any good traditional martial arts school. There are however no translators on site so a willingness to learn Chinese or previous Chinese language experience would be advantageous however is not necessary as the existing long term students or a SMA representative will be able to assist you in most matters.

 

Master Chen will teach you the best aspects of each styles he knows for combat as well as his own Qi gong and fighting style Ba Ji Zhan Dao. Translated as Baji Battle Way. This style is specifically designed for the Battlefields of old and modern hand to hand combat sanerios. It includes knife fighting techniques, gun disarming techniques, techniques for fighting multiple opponents as well as controlling and finishing moves. The development of his own systems in both Qigong and combat are the product of his years of experience studying, kung fu and meditation at a consistently high level. Combined they create a deadly effective close rage combat style that uses the body’s soft circular abdominal movements and the hip to elicit explosive force at close range while hard qigong is used protects the body from the opponents strikes and increase your own striking ability.

 

Master Chen is one China’s hidden treasures. His personality and ability make him the type of master that you can only dream of meeting and training under. His knowledge of combat and forms are amazing, and his child like appearance, joyful and humble nature is a testament to the effectiveness of his Qigong. This combined with his love of kung fu and love for his students, makes him a great example. He is rightly honored as a great Chinese Folk Master and by his students as a great teacher.


Training at this school will involve standing meditation, moving qigong, Iron Plam and Iron Shirt Qigong as well as body conditioning, forms and the learning of combat techniques and applications. Master Chen will begin by giving you a solid foundation from which you can build. Although you will be taught forms and drills none are performance based and you will be expected to learn the various applications of each movement in both the forms and drills.


The Location of the School in the Daxing District of Beijing in Master Chen’s home village. The area is cut off from the hustle of Beijing City life  and the area depends on light industry and agriculture. It is ideal for those seeking a simple stress free existence where they can focus on their training. If you wish to see and experience more during your time here there are frequent buses that will take you into the heart of Beijing and bring you back on Sunday. These buses leave every hour and take 2 hours to travel into Beijing. This service begins early morning from 6am and stops at 6pm. This gives students the chance to enjoy both the bright lights of Beijing and its historic cultural sites such as the great wall and its numerous palaces, parks and gardens. In addition to these self organised trips and tours why not try a SMA tour.


Accommodation & Facilities are basic with shower and washing facilities. If you wish to use postal services for sending anything home or having something sent from home assistance will be given as needed. Bottled water for drinking however should be bought by students and works out at around 8RMB per week. This cost and the price of any visas or extensions should be factored into your stay.

 

A previous knowledge of the Chinese language, martial arts, qigong or yoga would be an advantage here but is not necessary. Self discipline and a healthy attitude to life are more important. Students who attend this school are encouraged to learn Chinese and SMA will provide students with the best tools to do this.

 


 

Master Chen Fusheng was born in 1950 Master Chen has been teaching since 1968. He began his training from the age of 8 and his first teachers where 5 elderly Daoist masters. His training in the internal and external arts began each evening in secret, as at the time the practice of martial arts in China was forbidden. Later Chen became a student of Han De Wong, who taught him Ba Ji, Bagua, Tong Bei and Pi Qua. Han De Wong's master's master was the president of the National Martial Arts Association in the Ching Dynasty who is attributed to have created Tai Ji Wu Xing Chui.

By the age of seventeen Chen was already a highly accomplished martial artist. During this time he was drafted into the Chinese army where he was seconded to the Chinese Special Forces and later became a chief instructor for hand to hand combat. During this time he continued to learn from other high level masters and refine his skills. After a successful term in the Chinese Special Forces he was assigned to the Prison Service in many ways a much more dangerous task. Here Chen Fusheng as a result of his reputation and small statue was continually challenged and had no other choice but to put into practice the skills he had learned.

As well as Martial Arts, Master Chen also practices the Iron Shirt Qi Gong known as Jingang Li Gong. In 1995 Master Chen was awarded a gold medal at the 1st conference of 'International Exchange of Martial Arts and Qi Gong Knowledge'. This was awarded for getting a weight of 25 kg (55 lb) dropped from 2 meters (6.5 feet) onto his abdomen. Another record Master Chen holds is one for having a wooden beam swung into his mid drift which has still to be beaten twenty five years on. Master Chen is currently ranked as a level 7 martial arts practitioner (9 being the highest, achieved only by very elderly masters), and a level 1 master (1 being the highest) by the Chinese government.





 

Master Chen Fusheng - Bagua, Baji Quan, Ba Ji Zhan Dao, Gong Li, Healing Qigong, Hei, Hu, Martial Qigong, Pigua, Praying Mantis, Qinna, Tai Chi Yang Style, Tong Bei, Xingyi, Xi Yang Zheng Qigong, Health & Longevity Qigong: Training can be personally tailored to suit the students length of stay and what they would like to learn.

Typical Training Schedule:

• 06:00 Qi gong meditation
• 07:00 Form practice/drills/basics
• 08:00 Breakfast
• 10:00 Conditioning
• 12:00 Lunch
• 14:00 Qi gong meditation
• 15:00 Forms practice/drills/applications
• 16:30 Break
• 17:30 Dinner
• 18:00-20:00 Free time
• 20:00 Qi gong mediation
• 21:00(except weekends) Sleep

Note: This is just an example of the current daily schedule. It may vary depending on the time of the year/ Chen Shifu's individual training plans/ student priorities.Sundays will be regarded as a free day

Optional Evening Classes: 

• Master Chen is always willing to impart any knowledge he has to willing and capable students.



Master Chen Fusheng's Martial Arts Academy

Application/Booking fee - $150

If you wish to study with Master Chen as a one off for fewer than 5 days in total the school fee is 400 CNY per day in total. For those who plan to stay one week or more and wish to study at Master Chen Fusheng's Martial Arts Academy there is a combined application and booking fee of $150 USD. This should be paid prior to your arrival at the school. 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 are provided on request.  

Please note that live in student places at Master Chen Fushseng's School are limited. Therefore recommend you book well in advance of your departure during peak seasons.

We advise students to budget for their daily water, personal spending, and the cost of Chinese Visa extensions. The cost of visa extensions will vary according to nationality and length of stay. 1 months study at the school starts at $725 usd or 5,000 CNY. For longer stays details can be provided on request

Students who wish to attend the school for intensive training camps or long-term training options should contact us for further details.



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- Airport/ Beijing City Centre pick up - 350 (CNY)

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