"StudyMartialArts.Org have been great. I went on a tour with them visiting a number of Kung fu schools. Following this I choose to stay at one of the kung fu school they work with. All their help and assistance came at no extra cost unlike other copies out there. Much respect!"
Posted on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012
"My name is Chris Stone, 24, and from Ohio, USA. I joined the SMA tour to get an idea of martial arts. And it did one better it allowed me to find a school where i have happily been for the past year. The services are great. I was met at the airport by David, one of the founders of the organization and taken to a hostel. The tour was excellent, it broke down the barrier of cultural difference, with people who have been in China for awhile, so there was no confusion. It allowed me to see china and some of its amazing attractions. It also gave me an insight on a few types of martial arts. We also traveled to a few schools. One school in particular, The Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School. We visited it and stayed for about two weeks. We then left for Shanghai where we would soon split and go our separate ways back home. In the beginning i had every intention of going home, but after visiting that school i knew that's where i wanted to be.
The Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School has been my home now for about a year, and hopefully the next 3 to come. I have met so many people from all over the world. I now have friends in all corners of the world. This school has allowed that to happen. The training he here is tiring and taxing on your body, but its nothing you can't handle if you are driven enough to do what they teach here. What they teach here is a variety of things. Shaolin, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Sanda (Chinese kick boxing), Wing Chun and also variety other Kung Fu styles. Peronally i asked for Bajiquan.
The school becomes your home after awhile. The people here become your bothers and sisters, in a matter of speaking. Though you may have different masters, everyone still trains together and eats together. When u arrive there is no class you are put into determined by how much you do or do not know. everyone starts form the basics and i think that's one of the great things about this place. The masters here are patient and always ready to answer any questions you may have. I love it here and couldn't imagine myself anywhere else for the time being. Coming to this school was the best decision of my life."
Posted on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012
"My name is Gitana and I'm Australian. I began training in martial arts in 2006 with Jow Ga Kung Fu in Brisbane. However, in 2011, I decided to train more intensely and for four months, I attended Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School in the Shandong province. I trained hard and learnt a number of forms, mainly in Shaolin and Tai Ji, but also in Qi Gong and Wing Chun. The training was good, but I found it hard on my body, particularly on the joints. I also had a little difficulty with the variety and quality of the food, especially being vegetarian, but my Sifu was kind enough to give me permission to regularly go to a local noodle place and to stock up on fruit. I made many friends, a few likely life-long, and overall the experience was amazing, fulfilling and a journey I would recommend to most.
In 2012, I spoke with Rhyn and Dave and decided to begin training just outside of Beijing with Master Chen and his system of Baji Zhan Dao. Without a contact recommending me to SMA, I am not sure I would have made the transition to this kind of training. I could not be happier that I did! Training with Master Chen is completely rewarding, from learning a highly effective system of martial arts, to the development of qi in the body, and it is a pleasure being in his presence on a daily basis. I have no complaints about training with Master Chen, but this experience particularly requires self-discipline and motivation.
Thank you to all those who have guided my martial arts journey."
Posted on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012