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Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School on the outskirts of Qufu City, the birth place of Confucius has been given the seal of approval by the venerable Shi Yong Xin Head Abbot of the Songshan Shaolin Temple in Henan. This school offers the opportunity to combine over 15 hours of Shaolin kung fu with 20 hours Chinese language learning at a local university and is perfect for beginners to intermediate. 

Facilities: indoor training areas, mats and pads, outdoor training areas, washing and cleaning facilities, weapons, weights room.

Overview

Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School is a medium sized Shaolin Kung Fu school that has a freindly and welcoming feel. A perfect alternative to the often overly busy and inpersonal Shaolin Kung Fu Schools located in and around Dengfeng. This school is located on the outskirts of Qufu City, the birth place of Confucius and was founded in 2008 by 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Master Shi Yan Jia. 

Although the school is not located in and around Dengfeng it is one of only a few that have been given the seal of approval by the venerable Shi Yong Xin Head Abbot of the Songshan Shaolin Temple in Henan. This is a direct result of the Schools links to the Shaolin Temples Warrior Monk demonstration team. As well as being able to learn Shaolin Kung Fu at this School it also has a very skilled traditional bagua and TCM master there and offers the opportunity for language learners to combine over 15 hours of Shaolin kung fu with 20 hours Chinese language learning at a local university. 

The school is perfect for beginners to intermediates with a primary interest in traditional Shaolin forms. To interact with the school click the social icons above. If you would like further independant information on your travel and training options email us or alternatively speak to a SMA representative now via SKYPE or telephone.

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Inside the school you will find telephones that students can use to contact family and friends and also a shop offering everyday essentials, training clothes and weapons. 

• Airport/ Railway Pickup from Qufu 50-500 (CNY) in a taxi 

• Railway Pickup, 200 (CNY)

School Training

School Training runs from Monday to Friday and begins at 06:00 and finishes at 17:20. Half an hour is set aside for breakfast and a two and a half hour break is allocated for lunch. An outline of the daily training schedule is given below. Please be aware however, class times will change slightly with the seasons and individual teaching plans.

Optional Extra Classes

The Mandarin and TCM classes offer students a basic introduction to the subjects. They are not geared towards acheiving a qualification. With the Mandarin classes we advise all our students to bring or order a selection of basic Mandarin books to help provide the structure you will need to get the most out of your lessons.

Daily Life at the School

The School is Located in Shandong province and the closest city is Qufu. Qufu is a historic city and is famous for being the home of Confucsious. Surrounding Qufu is a large fortress wall and during the weekends there will be plenty for students to investigate. 

The day to day management and running of the school is handled by Headmaster Wei Shifu and his wife Joy. Both Wei Shifu and Joy have worked hard to create a good environment for international students to train traditional Shaolin and Chinese Martial Arts. 

As a management team they are approachable and willing to listen to the requirements and needs of students. Daily life at the school is relaxed however, students are expected to follow all of the school rules. 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.

Monthly internet costs for students who have internet in their rooms is 180 (CNY) per month, however be warned the internet signal is not fast and if students wish to access Facebook, Google or other social networking sites they will need to purchase a VPN.

School profile

  • China, Shandong
  • Martial Arts, Chinese Language
  • Baguazhang, Sanda, Shaolin Kung Fu, Baji Quan, Qigong, Xingyi Quan
  • TCM, Acupunture
  • Buddhism
  • Spartan
  • 3 out of 5
  • Studnets under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • June, July, August, September, October
  • - Accommodation - Food - Tuition - Use of conditioning tools & weapons - FREE Internet in student rooms
  • - Chinese Visa - International & Domestic Travel - Insurance - Water

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Erik Hagen's Review
Submitted on 07/06/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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So how did I end up at Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu school? I guess I have always been fascinated by the shaolin monks discipline and the insane feeling/control of their own body’s. So during my time in the military I thought hey now I’ve been through this type of training and discipline let’s check if it is possible to get a taste of the way Shaolin monks train and live. So found the website from this school and from there on the choice was easy . That is a choice I will be grateful for rest of my life that I took. Now the travel and stuff like this was quite easy, of course I was a bit nervous and such. This is no problem as you have such a support system from the email the school send you with detailed information about every step you should take when you land.

So let’s see I stayed at the school for 1 year and I’ve experienced and learnt more then I could ever imagine. From the first day of training I had the time of my life, just that we have our masters there teaching us was such an exciting feeling, but also a bit frightening at the same time. So many thoughts went through my head the first training, like this master is going to be here and push me all year what is going to happen if I get really exhausted and cannot do anymore. After staying there for a year I now see that those concerns is something I did not need to have cause to my surprise the masters and community there pushes you so much and having these people around you makes you push your self beyond your own imagination. Now this turns into motivation and your master is always there to motivate and help you even more. So the masters and other students there definitely is a support system, but later on they end up being your family. Now this is something I did not count on, but I can honestly say that this was maybe 80% of the reason I were able to stay for 1 year. The relationships I made here at school is something that took me by surprise and an amazing one at that.

I guess it turns out like this because we all have a reason to stay here and that is something we all have in common. So living together is easier because of this. From the first day the older student’s were always saying that we were one family. So from the start I felt like I was one of them and it was no problem during my 1 year with people feeling left out since we kept on this type of “ideology” going. So this is something I am really grateful for. One thing I really noticed here at school is your body can do so much more then you ever thought possible. I was the stiffest guy ever when I arrived, by the time I left I could do the splits and my body control had improved drastically in ways I didn’t knew were possible for me. So the training there has sat it’s mark because it’s so untraditional compared to what we are used to back home.

Now the training and stretching is REALLY hard, but if you keep in there the results will show it self so fast, even the strength of mentality. Over to the accommodation and things like this. I would say the school has everything you need for this type of living. We have BIG rooms, where you can choose to stay single or be in double. Now there is not much to it because you will find out that you really do not need all the things you have back home to live good. And this is what I liked, it is a really simple style of living. You can of course personalize your room and it really turns out being like a home for you. School is placed right next to some mountains and forest which is such a great thing. There is so many things you can use this peaceful and isolated space for. It is up to you what you do with it, but on your free time there is nothing stopping you to walk up these mountains and enjoy the sights or meditate in the silence with blooming nature around you.

So I would say that the school is perfectly placed for this type of lifestyle. There is even restaurant’s a couple of minutes walk from school if you want to have some extra to eat. Now this is not really necessary after my opinion cause the food at school is great and so many variations, but of course you end up walking there with people to hang out and relax some times. What to do before you come here you ask? I guess you cant really prepare to much for this, but what will make your training progress faster and better is BE CERTAIN that you want to do this before coming. It is a school of training in every sense of the word. Get the stretching going as soon you decide to apply will ease your starting phase with so MUCH. That’s it for me and what a GREAT time I’ve had. For those who decide to join the family I wish you the best and enjoy every single moment of your time at this school. It is something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If you have any questions or something contact me.
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Sofia O, Sweden
Submitted on 07/06/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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I decided to come to Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School after I graduated High school in order get a good foundation for strength and body control. I had no experience of martial arts and all I did before coming here was running. I didn´t necessarily come for the kung fu forms, more to just get the discipline in training. Since my first week I became to love it all. I absolutely love the hard training, just staying active all day. The feeling of pushing yourself through pain and realizing that you can do so much more if you just set your mind to it. To train in a group where you have friends helping you..

What I will bring with me from my six months from Kung Fu school in China is so much good memories, knowledge and strength. I never thought that I would create such strong friendships while being here. The thing I’ve realized is that all of us students have this one thing in common. Some kind of reason why you are here or would like to come. The desire to test yourself, to learn, to push yourself or just change lifestyle drastically. You will have days, especially mornings where you don’t want to get out of bed. But what makes it easier is that you know you are not alone. Your training group will help you, support and push you.

The downpart of my stay was the winter( I stayed from middle of ocktober- 2015 to april 2016.) Ofc it turned out to be the coldest winter China have had in several years. The winter and by that I mean the cold came around end of November and continued to middle of February. The school did what they could, gave us warmer blankets and turned up the heaters in our rooms. But the training and stretching is much harder. This made us train harder though in order to get proper warm. One upside to the winter time is that there is not that many students. Therefore you will have much more alone time with your master during lessons. One thing I didn´t expect is how close you grow to your master. There is the teacher and student relationship involving the strict training and discipline but at the same time there is a lot of laughter.

The accommodation is providing all you need. Its simple compared to my ways back home but that’s the charm about this place. You realize that you don’t need that much. Ive tried my best to live as minimalistic as possible and it’s an experience in itself.. There is also always two staff members cleaning the school from 7 in the morning to evening so it’s very clean and hygienic. The school is placed in a little village. There is a few restaurants that serves good food in my opinion and there is also nice and cheap street food outside the restaurant area.

If you don’t want to go in to town on the weekends you can stay, climb the mountains which I highly recommend. Hire some electric bikes and scout the area etc. My recommendations before coming here is to stretch and do a lot of leg exercise. And most importantly, make up your mind. You can have a strong body, good physical strength and still do a lot. But once you open up your mind, strip away all the limitations you thought you had, you will experience so much more. Also, to learn proper Kung Fu you must have manners. Respect the elderly and look after the younger. Good morals and be ready to help others, be selfless. If you have questions or would like get in contact with me
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Marcus from Sweden
Submitted on 07/06/2016 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
8 / 10
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Coming to this school has been an amazing experience. I've met so many cool and awesome people throughout my year here. I have learnt things I never thought I could do. I have pushed myself further than I thought possible. One of the best things with the school is the very unique atmosphere among students and masters. All the focus is on training which brings everybody together as a group. Both students and masters are very helpful and respectful towards each other and new students are welcomed into the group as soon as they arrive.

Training is quite tough, and some days are harder and some days are easier. On the hard days it's really nice to have the support of the fellow students, and eventually there is no challenge too difficult to handle. Me myself had no experience of any marshal arts before coming to the school so training in a Kung Fu school was very different to anything I've tried before. There is a lot of coordination and flexibility needed something which I had never really practiced before.

The masters are very inspiring to be around. They push you beyond your limits and make you always want to do your best. They are very patient, respectful and passionate about Kung Fu. They possess so much knowledge that it would take forever just to find out half of it. Just to be in their presence is a very cool and unique thing indeed. Life in school is a very simple life. During the weeks it's mainly training, eating, sleeping. But there is also a lot of spare time throughout the week to do other things.

The accommodation is very nice. The school is newly built and fresh. For the winter there is heating in the rooms, and for the summer there are fans installed. The other staff of the school are really looking after us. The building is always clean and the food is very tasty. Coming to the school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learnt so much throughout this year, both about me as a person and about Kung Fu. I can recommend coming here to anybody that is interested in Kung Fu, just wants to try something new or wants to improve their fitness level.
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Qufu Shaolin Kung fu review
Submitted on 07/06/2016 by David Kelly | No, I wouldn't recommend this experience
5 / 10
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I trained in Qufu shaolin kung fu school from 2013 Sep to 2014 summer.I wasn't sure whether to include this section or not, as I like my masters (but three of them have left)...... the school is far from perfect,and the Head Master wei is a terrorist,who invited his friends to the school to kick in one of the Masters badly that was too far for me. i don't recommend qufu school, so I thought it would be better for students to be aware of these things so when the school makes a stupid decision, it will come as no surprise!

I have seen a few people come to the school who have specifically asked prior to arriving if they could focus on one area, such as Tai-Chi or Wing Chun or Wudang. All these people have been very disappointed, very quickly. The school has a schedule and if you want to do anything outside that you may not receive 'extra' tuition for your chosen area, which I can understand if a Master is trying to run a Shaolin Forms class outside and you want to be inside at the wooden dummy. I really wouldn't recommend the school for Wing Chun as the masters don't like to teach it and rarely do, and there are only two wooden dummies which are broken. Making false promises: never fixing the wooden dummies; saying we can eat as much as we want for breakfast, then two months later handing each student a fixed amount.

I feel there are too many students, this makes for a very noisy environment with everyone living on top of each other and the children constantly shouting, running around the corridors, banging doors and making lots of mess. There is no Buddhism taught or cultivated at the school in any shape or form. Despite part of the school advertising that weekly ‘Buddhism Theory’ classes will be held, these happen approximately once every 2 months, and when they do the masters simply read the same few pages from a book on the history of the Shaolin Temple. Staff turnover I’ve lost count of the amount of Masters that have come and gone in my year at the school. I have had four separate Masters myself, although they have all been brilliant, it would have been nice to have just one. I understand that their complaint is that they are not paid enough. I can understand their frustration as the Head Master has recently bought himself a brand new Audi Car.

The dogs

The school has two dogs, Dodo and Kahki. The Chinese do not give one flying **** about animals, but they will happy post pictures of themselves with the dogs on their social media to show off. Kahki the big dog is tied up all day because he isn't trained and has a habit of going mental at children for no reason. Students complain about him being tied up (but having personally seem him fly at local children for no reason, run off and disappear for days, fight with other dogs, come back to the school with a rabbit snare around his foot etc etc I totally agree that it is actually better for everyone if he is secured). As the school doesn't take any responsibility for looking after the animals properly, the students take it in turns (daily) to feed, water and walk the animal. You don't have to get involved but some people get quite upset by the way they treat the dogs. If they ever need veterinary care for example, the school will not pay. Last time the students ended up taking matters into their own hands and paid for Kahki to have an eye operation & medicine.

Food

The website says ample food will be provided. This is a lie. Breakfast is two eggs only, a sachet of soya powder and a steamed roll. Everyone buys their own oats and died fruit to have with breakfast. The lunch and dinner are the same dishes pretty much every every day, fine if you are only here short term, not so great if you plan on staying for a year or more. All the food is absolutely soaked in oil, we've complained and complained but they are convinced eating spoonfuls of oil is good for you so this will never change.

Final thoughts

This is a good school for a short term stay of 2 months or less, if you just want to get fit and learn some Shaolin kungfu forms. Not so great for long term students, or if you are seeking a 'deeper' experience encompassing Buddhism. It's also not the school if you want to focus on one aspect such as Tai-Chi or Wing-Chun. and don't be surprised if they act like normal young masters guys and go out drinking, actually I've only known them to come back a bit tipsy once in the whole time I've been here, very reserved if you ask me!

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My whole view of the school has completely changed over the last few weeks. I was willing to put the poor treatment of the dogs, the food, the lack of communication from the school etc ect aside as cultural difference. However when the Head Master invited his friends over to attack another master that was enough for me. The school lied to everyone about what had happened, saying the Master had threatened his wife with a knife, telling someone else the Master had threatened to kill the other masters.... totally bizzare story. The worst part is that one of the friends who came to beat the master is now teaching at the school!

Tips for weather here Lowest Temperature (in Jan &Feb) -15 degrees C, it is not good to come in winter that is quite cold and the heating is very poor. Highest Temperature (July& Aug ),that can reach 43 degrees C that is extremely hot.
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A review by Eddie Murphy
Submitted on 12/17/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
9 / 10
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I’ve really enjoyed my time here at the school. It’s hard to believe only a month has gone by and now that I am at the tail end of my stay here I can reflect on all that I have learned. Training here has really pushed my body to the limit and my only regret is not being able to stay longer to see how far that same limit can be pushed. My Shifu (Shi Yan Jiong) is a very dedicated and talented individual who was always there to encourage, correct and cause much more pain! My mind also has found a greater peace from our training in Qi Gong and T’ai Chi which, along with my other training, is definitely going to become a regular morning ritual. After onnly a month I feel more in balance with my body and my overall flexibility and strength has cetainly improved greatly. The other students here have also become some of my favourite people and I’ll hopefully stay in contact with them after I leave. My only advice for prospective students would be to give everything you have to give to the training and that little bit more and you will in turn earn the respect of your Shifu. Most importantly though; enjoy your stay here!
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My Review by SMA student Renee
Submitted on 12/17/2014 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
8 / 10
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The school changed locations at the end of March. The old school was quite old and the facilities were lacking. At the old location, there were only 2 working showers (for all students), cement floors, poor insulation, a small dining area, and a small training hall. I did however enjoy the small lake and pagoda at the old school. At the new location, it felt like we upgraded to a hotel compared to the old one. At the new school, there are separate showers for the women and men, the floors are tiled, fans were installed in the rooms, the training hall, dining area, and accommodations are much bigger and it looks much nicer overall since the building is new. The old location was nice because it was close to the city of Qufu, only about a 15 minute bus ride, however the school was close to a busy road (honking horns and trucks driving towards the back of the school sometimes in the middle of the night, some students complained it woke them up).

The new location is farther away, it takes about 40 minutes to get to the city by bus, which is a disadvantage, however it is located in an area surrounded by mountains which looks very beautiful (and makes for nice hiking/meditation spots). It's also not close to a busy road so it's usually quieter. During my time, I was trained by three different masters. I absolutely fell in love with my first master: Master Shi Yan Peng (Du Shīfu). Unfortunately, he left in the middle of March, I had only trained with him for about two months. I was quite devastated when he left! (However I later saw him when he came to Qufu for a day to visit, I was very happy to see him again!) Du Shīfu speaks english incredibly well (even better than some of the translators at the school) and he is very patient teaching students. He has many years of experience teaching foreign students, so he knows how to pace everyone and what we are capable of doing depending on our level. He also cared for, not only his group, but other students as well. If a student was ill, he would ask them how they were doing and was very friendly to everyone. Master Shi Yan Zheng (Han Shīfu) was my second master who took over for Du Shīfu's group. (Han Shīfu was a shaolin brother of Du Shīfu so they both knew each other as they had trained together). Han Shīfu did not have much experience teaching foreigners. Sometimes he would try teaching movements that some of the students were not ready for or could not perform properly, this led to him getting easily frustrated as he was not very patient with students.

However, in a way, it was a good experience training with a more strict master. When Han Shīfu went on vacation for the last two weeks of my stay, I trained with Master Shi Yan Jiong (Zhào Shīfu). Zhào Shīfu was nicknamed 'enthusiastic shīfu' by some of the students because he is very friendly and wants to learn english very much. Zhào Shīfu is easy-going and his pacing for teaching students is also very good. I enjoyed training with him very much, as well as chatting with him. He has a great sense of humor. The three female translators at the school, Cindy, Lina, and ? [I feel bad, but I cannot recall her name! I did not know her for very long.] were very helpful and friendly. Translator George was, while friendly, was a little less helpful since he confused english words a lot.

Regardless, I appreciated the time they took in the evening to teach students some basic Chinese as well as translating for the masters and adding some comic relief during our training. I am also grateful to the kitchen staff for their hard work in providing us food and cleaning up the dishes/dining area everyday for all the students. The school's food was generally okay. Unfortunately it was usually too salty and a lot of oil was used, much to the dismay of many students. The dishes were usually rotated through 1-2 weeks, so you would have the same food a lot. It was not the worst but I think it would have been better if they had listened to the students. Students who had been there for many months said they had asked for less salty/oily food but it was not changed. I think it could also have been more healthier in general. Also, breakfast was very lacking. On the website it showed fruit as a common item for breakfast, but instead it was just a packet of powdered soy milk, two boiled eggs and some bread. (Bananas used to be given twice a week but they stopped doing that as well after we had settled into the new school, claiming that it was 'too far' to obtain them, but there are fruit vendors located nearby, even in the small shops at the university located right next door so it felt like a very poor excuse). The food could have better. The new school had two showers for females, but only one was installed and working, it would have been more convenient to have two working. Also, the females only had one sink where the males had two (or more on the upper floors).

I understand that there is generally less female students to male students ratio, but it would have nicer if they had designed it to be more accommodating like the male bathrooms. I also think the general attitude of payment for the school could have been friendlier. For example, I paid for 5 months, until the end of June 12th, but wanted to stay until that Saturday (June 15) to finish the week. Since during my time at the school there was the new year holiday in February where we did not have classes for 4 days, I felt like I shouldn't have had to pay for my extra few days. I also remember a student having a similar issue, he paid for a month but went away for a week, when he returned to obtain his luggage, he was told he could not stay longer without paying more since he had 'paid for a month'. I just felt like this left a sour taste in many of the student's opinions of the school. (Given that there were plenty of rooms at the new school, it was not an issue of conflict with pre-booking the rooms.) I would like to return to visit the masters and my friends there. However, I feel that if the masters I knew left the school, then I would not be very compelled to visit the school again. I would be more inclined to try and find my former masters, wherever they were located, and train with them again if possible.
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The School is located at a new larger and more rural site. It can now cater to even more students as it has more rooms and updated both indoor and outdoor training facilities. With this increase in size the school management has sought to bring in even more qualified masters so as to keep class sizes small and provide even more choice. Accommodation standards and training facilities are very good in relation to other comparable martial arts schools.

The Masters at the school are all very experienced and highly qualified at teaching international students various martial arts styles. Many of the masters can even speak a little English. This allows for better communication between masters and students as well as more understanding when it comes to both training and relaxing.

 

 

Master Shi Yan Jia (Wei Shifu) teaches Qigong and various Shaolin Weapons and fist forms. He is the Schools Headmaster and a 34th generation Shaolin Disciple of the current Abbot Shi Yong Xin. He is currently ranked at level 7 and at the 1st National Shaolin Kung Fu competition he was awarded 1st place in traditional Shaolin Fist form and Shaolin Spear form. Following this at the 9th Sports meeting in Henan province he also competed and won 1st place for his Shaolin Staff routine and in the championships in Zhengzhou he was awarded 1st in the Traditional Sword category. His special skills are in Shaolin fist forms, Shaolin spear, Shaolin staff and Shaolin Sword forms.

Master Shi Xing Lin (Master Zhang) a 32nd generation Shaolin warrior monk, ranked at level 7. He is Disciple of Shi De Qian. He went to the Songshan Shaolin Temple in the year 1993 and stayed there for 15 years. He is good at traditional Shaolin fist forms, shaolin Swords, staff, Animal styles, Wing Chun and Chi Kung. In this duration, he changed role from a learner to a experienced Kung Fu master. Here is some honors he got: In 1998, he went to Korea for performance at the representative of the Shaolin Temple. In 2000, he attended the 1st national Shaolin forms competition and got first place for Shaolin fist forms, swords, staff and pair-sparring, In 2002, he won second place for Shaolin staff in Dengfeng city's competition for Shaolin Kung Fu professional learners. In 2003, out of his good performance, he was invited to stay in the Temple to be a instructor. In the same year, he lead his students to attend Zhengzhou city's "Teenagers' Championship" and won 13 first prize, 27 second prize and 11 third prize. In 2004, he was invited to attend the "gold lion competition " in Russia as VIP performer. At the same year he was invited to Malaysia to do demonstration and teaching. From 2005-2007, he was rewarded "excellent masters" annually. In 2008, he was invited to the Southern Shaolin Temple to do teaching and specialized on Wing Chun in the neighbour provinces.

Master Shi Yan Hao is a 34th generation Shaolin Disciple born into a Kung fu family. He began learning kung fu at the age of 3. In 1996 he became an apprentice of Abbot Shi Yong Xin and in 2002 joined the Shaolin Temple Warrior Monk group and is now one of their main coaches. He is highly skilled and teaches the following Shaolin traditional fist forms: Shaolin Xiaohong Quan, Dahong Quan, Xiaopao Quan, Pao Chui, Qixing Quan, Meihua Mantis, Chang Hu Xingyi Men, Taizu Chang Quan; The following weapons: broadsword, straight sword and staff and the following internal martial arts: Tai chi, Bagua and Baji.

Master Shi Yan Qiang is a 34th generation Shaolin warrior monk. He began his training at 9. During his eight year study at the Shaolin Temple he completed his education in Shaolin Kung fu theory and numerous traditional Shaolin forms. He specializes in Seven Star Fist (Qixing Quan), Long-handle Sword (Pu Dao), Double Hammers and Shaolin traditional soft weapons such as Chain Whip, Double Whips, Three-section Staff and Shepherd’s Whip. In 2005 he was awarded 2nd on the long-handle sword and tiger style Marital Arts on Mountain Shizi Shan in Hong Kong. In 2007 he was awarded 1st for his Double Hammers at the Eighth mineral tribe traditional sports meeting in China and in 2008 at the Seventh Asia Martial Arts Championship in Macau. His performance on chain whip was deemed excellent.

Master Wu is 65 years old and a top-nationally ranked Bagua Master. He was born into a family that became renowned for their practice as Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors and is a certified Acupuncture and Massage Doctor. At the age of 15, he began studying Southern Fist with an old martial arts Master in Emei Mountain, Suchuan. There he was introduced to the Wudang School, regarded as the origin of Tai Chi and internal Kung Fu. He has been practicing Kung Fu ever since. Master Wu has published articles in professional journals on Bagua and has a deep knowledge of this style. His practice and research has culminated in what he now teaches to others, a specially developed and unique system of Bagua.

Master Shi Yan Jiong (Master Zhao), 34th generation warrior monk, disciple of the Shalin Temple Abbot Shi Yong Xin. He masters one of the 72 shaolin scret skills: two fingers hand-stand, and specializes on Drunken styles, Wing Chun, Fanzi fist (翻子拳, a traditional fist, Damo staff and long handled broad sword. He ranked 6 band in the 9 band system of Shaolin Kung Fu. He went to the Shaolin Temple when he is 8 years old. In 2000, He is selected to be a member of 1st international stage play <少林雄风>, which makes him to show his skills in around 30 countries. In 2002, he won the first place of Shaolin fist in the competition of the Shaolin warrior monks. In 2006, by his excellent performance, the Abbot assign him to be a coach in the Shaolin warrior mink team. In 2012, another stage play <> invited him to join in.. The play has a tournament around 46 countries. September of 2012, he attended 1st European Shaolin Cultural Festival Kung Fu Text Conference In Berlin Germany as a VIP.

Master Shi Yan Shuai (Master Zhang), 34th generation warrior monk, disciple of Master Shi Yong Di. started his Shaolin training in 2000, when he is seven years old. He ranked 6 band in the 9 band system of Shaolin Kung Fu. He is good at three section staff, scorpion style and Shaolin broad sword. 2005 he won second place on three section staff , 1st place on Shaolin broad Sword in the A class school’s competition in Deng Feng. 2006, he earned 1 st prize on Scorpion form and 2nd prize on Shaolin traditional fist form in the sports meeting of Deng Feng city. From 2007-2010, he accompanied his master on the oversea visits to Singapore, Indonesia, and other South East countries. His fantastic forms are warmly welcomed by the local people. From 2010 on, he started this career as a Shaolin master, and now has students from nearly 20 countries.

Master Shi Yan Zheng (Master Han), 34th generation warrior monk, 6 band, excellent coach of the important team in Tagou Martial Arts School. He started his Kung Fu journey in 1998, wheh he is eight year old. After eight years, he gratuated from the professioanl team in tagou school ranked the 2nd place. His best skills are Shaolin Fist form, Broad sword and staff. Here are some competitions he attended: 2002, he won first places of Shaolin Staff and Broard sword on A class school’s competition in Deng Feng., 2004, he attended the International Martial Arts Festival and is Champion for Traditional Shaolin fist. In 2005, he competed in the National Shaolin Kung Fu Competition and earned the 2nd prize for his Shaolin Staff.. In 2006, his mother school invited him to be a Kung Fu master for advanced students.





 

Martial Arts Styles

Master Shi Yan Jia (Wei Shifu) - Qigong, Taichi, Shaolin Spear, Shaolin Staff, Shaolin Sword, Shaolin Fists, Sanda: Training is personally tailored to suit the students length of stay and what they would like to learn. Moving Qigong's, Taichi, stretching, fitness as well as forms practice and applications will play a large part when studying with Wei Shifu.

Master Shi Yan Chen - Buddhism, Qigong, Hong Quan, Chaoyang Quan, Shaolin Staff, Shaolin Spear, Double Sword, Whips, Tiger, Eagle, Snake, Sanda: Training will focus on fitness, stretching, forms, power training and applications.

Master Shi Yan Hao - Shaolin Xiaohong Quan, Dahong Quan, Xiaopao Quan, Pao Chui, Qixing Quan, Meihua Mantis, Chang Hu Xingyi Men, Taizu Chang Quan, Broadsword, Straight Sword, Staff, Tai chi, Baji Quan,  Sanda: Training will focus on fitness, stretching, forms, power training and applications.

Master Shi Yan Qiang - Seven Star Fist (Qixing Quan), Long-handle Sword (Pu Dao), Double Hammers, Chain Whip, Double Whips, Three-section Staff Shepherd’s Whip, Sanda: Training will focus on fitness, stretching, forms, power training and applications.

Master Wu - Basic TCM theory, Calligraphy, Wudang Bagua, Wu Bagua: Training will focus on qigong, circle walking, forms, and applications.

Typical Training Schedule:
 

• 6:00-7:00am - Qigong/Taichi
• 7:10am - Breakfast
• 8:30-10:00am - Shaolin basics/Jumps & rolls/Wing Chun/Qigong/Power streching
• 10:20-11:30am - Forms/Applications/Wing Chun/Conditioning
• 12:00pm - Lunch
• 2:50-4:20pm - Sanda/Take downs/Punching & kicking/Power training/Endurance training
• 4:50-6:00pm - Bagua/Xingyi/Calligraphy/Tui'na & Accupunture
• 6:30pm - Dinner
• 7:30-8:15pm - Buddhisim/Mandarin
• 8:15-10:00pm - Free
• 10:00pm - Bedtime

 Optional Evening Classes:

 
• Buddhisim
• Mandarin Classes
• Calligraphy Classes
• Traditional Chinese Medicine - Tui'na & Accupunture

Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School

Application/Booking fee - $100

If you want to study at Qufu Sholin Kung Fu School there is an application and booking fee of $100 USD for international and domestic students already in China. 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 provided on request.  

Please note that this School is even more popular than ever. We therefore recommend that you book well in advance of your departure especially 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.
School PricingUSD
Total
1 Month$ 810
$ 810
2 Months$ 780
$ 1,560
3 Months$ 750
$ 2,250
4 Months$ 700
$ 2,800
5 Months$ 680
$ 3,400
6 Months$ 660
$ 3,960
7 Months$ 600
$ 4,200
8 Months$ 570
$ 4,560
9 Months$ 540
$ 4,860
10 Months$ 510
$ 5,100
11 Months$ 450
$ 4,950
12 Months$ 440
$ 5,280
SMA PRICE
ON REQUEST
3 Months
SPECIAL
2 YEAR PRICE
8,560
PRICE
400
  Per Day
SMA GROUP/CLUB
PRICES
On request
 
1st year2nd year3rd year4th year5th year
$5,280$4,880$4,280$3,480$3,180



ADDITONAL COSTS:

- Airport/ Railway pick up from Qufu - 50-500 (CNY)

- Pick up from the Railway Station - 200 (CNY)

- Personal Spending 

- Visa Extensions

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