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The school is an institute for the teaching and promotion of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Martial Arts in China.
The Shaolin monks of the school are currently accepting students from around the world who wish to learn Shaolin Kung Fu, and other related disciplines, such as Wing Chun, Sanda (Sanshou), Praying Mantis Fists, Tai Chi, Qigong, Bagua, Xingyi and Baji Chuan.
THE SCHOOL ACCEPT AND TEACH STUDENTS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS.
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 Yong 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 Kung Fu to international students. The masters have also won many Kung Fu competitions and 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 term stay. The school caters to students at all martial levels and 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 hard and do some basic exercise and stretching before they arrive.
Shaolin Kung Fu is strongly influenced by Buddhism. The term Kung Fu or 'Gong Fu' in Chinese refers to the achievement and excellence that is obtained through hard work and dedication of training. Kung Fu is, at heart, the expression of deep spiritual goals of awakening and perfection. It is this spiritual wisdom that drives its teaching methods and inspires the kind of training and dedication that can produce such incredible and seemingly miraculous abilities. For examples, watch this demonstration by the Masters.
As an old saying teaches, Chan Buddhism is to speak it's truths from the heart, not through literature. The highest aspect of learning Kung Fu is for all action to be guided by the heart and from the formless dimension. Students coming to learn Kung Fu in China instantly recognize that although a lot of training is needed, practicing Shaolin Kung Fu can lead to both happiness and enlightenment.