Frequently Asked Questions

Here you find a list of the most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed or for any further information please feel free to contact us.

What is the admission procedure of the Academy?

1. Submit an application form via our website.

2.Transfer the 40% of cost in order to reserve a place at the Academy. Here you can find the bank account information.

3.Apply for a Chinese tourist visa (L-type) or student visa (X2-type) at your local Chinese embassy. You might have to show your flight-ticket and the invitation letter that we will send you.

Do I need to be able to speak Chinese?

Language is never a problem, We have professional translators and our masters can speak English.

Do I need martial arts experience to attend your school?

No, we accept both beginners and experienced martial artists, since our masters focus on everybody individually.

What is the weather like ?

The Summer is generally pretty warm.  Spring and fall are mild and very comfortable.  The winter is generally about two to ten degrees.

In Summer, make sure to bring light, loose, comfortable fitting clothes. For winter, bring heavier clothing that will keep you warm but will also permit movement. Students are encouraged to bring a good pair of running-shoes with them. Find more information here.

 

What should I bring for clothes, shoes?
In Summer, make sure to bring light, loose, comfortable fitting clothes. For winter, bring heavier clothing that will keep you warm but will also permit movement. Students are encouraged to bring a good pair of running-shoes with them. Find more information here.
Should I begin preparing myself physically for training before coming?

There is no real need to prepare yourself physically before arrival.

I am vegetarian, is that a problem?

All meals have vegetarian options. Generally there are about 4-7 plates of different foods to choose from during meals, with only 2 or 4 of them containing meat. Any special dietary concerns should be communicated to the Academy before arrival to better accommodate students.

I want to come with my wife, do you have a bedroom suitable for a couple?

Yes, all of our students rooms are hotel-style, you can choose rooms with king size beds or two beds, with air conditioning and private rest room.

For photos of the bedrooms at the school, please click here. (Academy bedroom photos)

What are the costs for studying at the Academy?

Basically just the Tuition fee, The longer you stay, the lower the per-month costs get.

Note: This academy does not charge an administration fee. The only additional costs can be $50 for airport-pickup.

Here you can find the complete list of fees.

Can I work at the Academy or elsewhere to cover part of the fees?

There are no opportunities for work at the Academy for now, but there are opportunities in Shaolin Temple.

For example, if you speak good English and Chinese, there is a chance to get a good part-time teaching job in Shaolin Temple.

 

When do the courses / training start?

You are free to join us anytime. There are no fixed starting dates. You can either arrive during the week or at weekends.

 

Can I have internet set up in my room?

Yes, students who plan on bringing their laptops can have internet set up in their rooms.  Also, there are many internet bars located in the city, that are very cheap (about 3 Yuan / hour).

 

What is the safest way to carry and exchange money?

There are many ATM’s in city that accept debit and credit cards, so you can just bring your home bank card with you when coming to China. Despite what travel books say, often times using traveller’s checks can be inconvenient, difficult, and time consuming.  The Bank of China located in Dengfeng only exchanges currency, not traveller’s checks.  Traveller’s checks can be exchanged in Zhengzhou, the nearby city.  Many students open bank accounts and then have their money wired to them from home.  Please be sure to be careful if travelling with large sums of money.  Travelling with large sums of money is not encouraged.

 

Will I get a certificate after I complete my studies?

Yes, every student receives a certificate with the Academy’s official stamp before leaving. Everything mastered will be stated on it as well as the comments your master gives to you.