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.