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Shaolin Kung Fu School - Shandong Qufu

School Features
 

  • Train Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong at the same time
  • Combination of Traditional Kung Fu and Culture Courses
  • 6 hours Intensive training daily based
  • Personal care; Family Atmosphere
  • Beginner to advanced level class
  • Explore the culture of Confucianism and surroundings 
  • Indoor and outdoor traditional training facilities
  • Organic Food and Fresh Air 
  • Train and Live at the hometown of Conucius in Qufu China
     

 

School Profile
Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School is set in the beautiful and culturally historic UNESCO World Heritage City of Qufu, which is the birthplace of Confucius. The school was founded in 2008 by 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Master Shi Yan Jia under the auspices of the Shaolin Temple Head Abbot, the Venerable Shi Yong Xin. The Venerable Shi Yang Xin is also honorary Abbot to the school.   
 

The masters of the school are Shaolin warrior monks trained from an early age inside the original Shaolin Temple. They have rich experience teaching international students Kung Fu. The masters also have won many Kung Fu competitions and have given a large number of demonstrations in China and abroad. Several masters are members of the Shaolin Temple overseas performance team. 

   


Located within Shimen Mountain National Park,students practice in a peaceful and friendly environment. The masters are dedicated to nurturing the unique potential of each student. Many wish to return to the school again after their first experience.

 

Students are invited to train at the school for both long and short terms of stays. The school caters for all levels of ability. Students may also combine training and optional classes in the evening with complementary lessons in Mandarin, Calligraphy, Acupuncture and Massage, Martial Arts Theory and Buddhism. 

 

Through the process of learning Kung Fu, you will feel your strength, flexibility and coordination increase rapidly. In addition, you will learn to defend yourself, which can be very empowering. Importantly, you will also train your mind. The masters will help you to both become more aware of your body and clear your head. 

   

 

The school is a place of retreat and study. There are no special requirements to be a student; people of all ages and levels of experience are invited to the school to learn. Students are divided into different groups, which each cater to students with specific goals and skills. Even so, it is recommended that ALL students come ready to train heard and do some basic exercise and stretching before they arrive.

 


Teachers and Masters in Brief

Master Shi Yan Jia (Wei Shifu)

Master Wei is the 34th generation Shaolin Disciple of the current Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yongxin, came to the Shaolin Temple to learn Shaolin Kung fu from the age of 8 years old and stayed there for a further ten years. He is currently ranked at level 7. He has 8 years of experience in teaching Kung Fu to international students from all over the world and giving performances to many people. In the 1st national Shaolin Kung Fu competition he was awarded first place in traditional Shaolin Fist form and Shaolin Spear form. At the 9th Sports Meeting in Henan province, he also won first place for his Shaolin Staff routine, and in the championships of Zhengzhou, he came first in the Traditional Sword form category.

 

   

 

Master Miao

Master Miao is a traditional Baij Quan, Pigua zhang and Yang Style Taiji Master. 66 year old with over 55 years' Kung experience. He was born in Cangzhou, which is nationally known as the “hometown of Martial Arts”. This provides him a chance to learn the essence and traditional Kung Fu styles such as Baji Quan, Pigua Xhang, Yi Quan, Nothern Preying mantis, Yanqing Quan and some unique weapons such as Long-tassel Straight Sword, Two-handed Straight Sword and Miao Dao. He won Gold Medal for Baiji and Pigua on Cangzhou International Wushu Festival 2010 and 2011.

Master Shi Yan Hua (Master Du)

Master Du is the 34th generation warrior monk and a disciple of the Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yong Xin. He masters broad sword, staff and Shaolin traditional form such as Dahong. He ranked 6 band in the 9 band system of Shaolin Kung Fu. He went to the Shaolin Temple when he is 9 years old in 1998. Here are some competitions he attended: 2000, he attended the International Martial Arts Festival and is Champion for Traditional Shaolin fist. 2002, he won first places of Shaolin Staff and Broadsword on A class school's competition in Deng Feng. In 2005, he competed in the National Shaolin Kung Fu Competition and earned the 2nd prize for his Shaolin Staff.

Master Zhang

Master Zhang is a traditional Mantis Fist master; the founder of Honglian Mantis Fist; the 7th generation inheritor of Chinese Mantis Fist; first level national martial arts instructor and band 6 Chinese martial Artist. Master Zheng was born in 1958, he already trained Kung Fu for nearly 50 years. He firstly trained in Shaolin Kung Fu and Mantis in his early years.  In his martial arts life, he followed a lot of famous Chinese martial artists, such as Mr. Zhang yuqing, the 6th generation Inheritor of Seven Star Mantis fist;Mr. Lu Junde, the 3rd generation inheritor of Honglian style Kung Fu; Mr. Zhou Yongfu, 6th generation Inheritor of Plum Blossom Mantis Fist; Mr. Hong Zhiyin, founder of Hou Style Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.

   

Shi Yan Peng (Master Song)

Master Song is the 34th generation warrior monk, 1st level National Athlete on Martial Arts, ranked at 6th bank in Shaolin Kung Fu level system. He specializes on Shaolin fist, spear, sword and Sanda. He was born in a martial arts family of Shanxi province and get start on Kung Fu at his hometown when he is 5 year old. After four years of training, he attends Teenagers’ Martial arts Schools Competition of Shanxi Province and took the first place in Gunshu for the child group. When he was 10 years old, he won the gold medal of Shaolin fist on the Taiyuan City's Sports Meeting. Out of his talents shows on martial arts and excellent performance he has been recommend to the Songshan Shaolin Temple in 2003.

Master He
Master He is a traditional Xingyi and Bagua Zhang Master,  63 year old with over 50 years' Kung experience. He is from Cangzhou, which is nationally known as the "hometown of Martial Arts". In his early ages, he got started on the local Cangzhou Wushu styles such as Yanqing Quan, Hong Quan and Tongbi Quan. After he is 30 years old, he started to focus on Xing Yi and some rare and local weapons such as Xigyi 13 spears, and Long-tassel Straight Sword. He won Gold Medal for Xingyi and Bagua on Cangzhou International Wushu Festival 2014 and 2015.

   

 

 

Shi Yan Nan (Master Liu)

Master Liu is the 34th generation warrior monk, ranked at 6th bank in Shaolin Kung Fu level system. He stared to learn Shaolin Kung fu in the year 1993, when he is 7 year old and trained for 9 years. He specializes in Shaolin Ditang forms, Staff, broad sword and double swords. From 2003, he has been selected to the Shaolin warrior monk team and started his oversea performance and teaching area. Here are some of his good marks he won: In 2001, he won the 1st place of double sword of the teenagers' Marital Arts Championship of Henan province. In 2002, he ranged the second for Staff, and first place for Ditang form in the A class martial arts School competition.    In 2003 he performed for the "Magalia Kung Fu Night" charity activity.

Teaching Styles and Forms


Kung Fu Foundations and Basics

The basic skills of legs, waist, shoulders and stance training need to be practiced daily to build up a solid foundation for further development of your Kung fu skills. The basic skills can be applied in all the various styles to learn more specific routines of e.g. boxing, kicking and weapon skills. The harder you work the better your results will be.

Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Kung Fu consists of a long history and includes many different disciplines and styles; all of which include a detailed structure of their own. Each variant of Kung Fu includes unique and multiple techniques for attack and defense applications. The Kung Fu course at this school focuses on the comprehensive training of Shaolin Kung Fu and the careful cultivation of body and mind, as well as integrating Shaolin Kung Fu practice and theory.

Baji Quan
Baji Quan, a school of traditional Chinese Marital Arts that features explosive, short range power, was also known as "rake fist" due to the fist being held loosely and slightly open when not striking, resembling a rake and the art involving many downward strike moves, like a rake's movement in the field.

Sanda (Chinese Kick Boxing)

Sanda is a modern form of full contact Wushu based on the tradition of martial arts. Attack is the essence of Wushu. In Sanshou contestants compete with such techniques as kicking, hitting and wrestling under certain regulations. Fighters are permitted to use both hands and feet, which facilitates flexible moves and strikes. Sanda course focuses on learning basic training methods and techniques such as punching, kicking, grasping and throwing.

Each training plan for learning Sanda will follow the structure of Sanda basic skills, Equipment works, Reactions, Take downs,Free Fights (Sparing) and health benefits training.

   

 

Mentis Style
The mantis fists are essential and offer great value in improving a person's health. The mantis is a long and narrow predatory insect. While heavily armoured, it is not built to withstand forces from perpendicular directions. Mentis style is very important when in close combat, hence also named the short hit fist as one of the best pictographic fists.

Bagua Zhang
Bagua Zhang is a combination of attack and defensive moves while incorporating Neigong (internal Kung Fu). It uses palms instead of fists for an attack. The main characteristics are strikes, joint locking, throws, and distinctly evasive circular footwork. The evasive circular footwork in Bagua is one of its most distinctive characteristics and a very important aspect; it is used to confuse an opponent and is effective in helping fight several attackers.

 

Qigong (Chi Kung)
The terminology of Qigong is formed of two parts: Qi (energy) and Gong (work, practice). The focus of the exercises practices is on developing the Qi. The purpose of practicing Qigong is to increase the vitality of the body by combining the mind, body and the Qi (vital force). You can practice still or moving Qigong such:

Meditation (still or moving Qigong)

Zhang Zhuang (standing like a tree – still Qigong)

Shaolin Ba Duan Jin (moving Qigong)

Yi Jin Jing (moving Qigong)

Tai Chi Quan
Tai Chi Quan (meaning 'Supreme Ultimate Fist') is an internal Chinese martial art based on Taoist ideas of yin and yang, or 'softness' and 'hardness'. Rather than meeting an attack head-on with physical strength Tai Chi advocates flowing and yielding to an attack and re-directing an opponent's force.

   

Hsin Yi Fist
Hsin Yi Fist is one of the three most famous styles of internal Chinese Martial Arts. Hsin Yi Fist using a Five Element Theory in its application and relies on the Six Harmonies in its practice and cultivation. Hsin Yi Fist put great emphasis on the intention leading the power through the body - the body must work as one cohesive unit to allow for full expression of the explosive power.

Wing Chun
Wing Chun is a southern martial arts form that focuses on close range combat initiating from the center of the body for defense and attacks. Wing Chun focus on close range combat with attacks and counter-attacks initiating from a firm, stable centerline. It involves kicks, sweeps, strikes, punches, trapping and control techniques.

Extra Evening Classes

To help students know more about Chinese culture and adapted to Chinese life , the school offers lessons about Chinese culture from Monday to Thursday evening for free, including mandarin, kung fu theory, general Knowledge about Chinese culture(Chinese medicine, calligraphy, tea ceremony, and Chinese chess) .


Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Language Mandarin
Martial Arts Theory
Chinese Chess
Traditional Chinese Medicine

   


Training Schedule


Accommodation

Generally! students will be accommodated in a fairly large two-person shared rooms. Extra blankets and heaters are provided for students in the winter months and fans in the summer time. All rooms have power sockets and Internet connections.

Single rooms with air-conditioner are also available with some extra cost. The school has totally 50 students' rooms in the new accommodation building. Free Interest Using is offered in students' room as well.


   


Food

Students eat together in the dining hall. The meals are served in traditional Chinese style with several dishes in the middle of the table eaten with rice and steamed bread for lunch and dinner. Usually we have 4-6 students sit around one table to share the dishes. For breakfast we offer cakes, boiled eggs, fruit and milk powder etc. Vegetarians’ diet is available as well.

School Building

The three floored accommodation building is 2000 SM is total. It has around 50 student's rooms available, facilitated with independent hot showers, western toilets, hot-water machine etc.

   


 

Wash Facilities
We have Western toilets and washing rooms on each floor of the accommodation building. There are separate showers for females and males. 7 indecent hot - showers working at the same time. A laundry room is also available for students to do their washing with lines to dry clothes in front of it.


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