An outline of our daily training schedule is given below. Times vary depending on the seasons. The teaching plan can be adjusted to your personal goals, style focus and body condition.
We customize individual study programs for every student according to different situations, ages and expectations. we have 1-week, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, 1-year and 3-year programs.
In order to give you a general idea of what you can learn during different lengths of stay, we provide you a rough teaching plan.
– Several weeks to one month: In this time you will learn the Basic knowledge of Shaolin Kung Fu ( Shaolin Kung Fu customs; fundamental kicks, steps and sweeps, punches, palms, hand shapes ); rudimentary movements of Shaolin fist, staff and broadsword; One traditional Shaolin Introductory fist form is what you’ll have to master. Furthermore basic Tai Chi moves and a basic Tai Chi form according to individual preference.
|Examples of forms:||– Da Hong Fist|
|– 13 Step Tai Chi|
|– Five Step Fist|
– Three months: During this time of studying you will learn Shaolin Kungfu theory (to reach a more complete understanding of Shaolin Kung Fu), Shaolin Kungfu customs, learn about 2-3 traditional Shaolin fist forms, 2 traditional Shaolin weapon forms and Tai Ji forms as well as all the applications of the forms. You will also be more skilled in Sanda wrestling techniques, the law of attack and defense, Sanda sparring and some hard Qi Gong.
|Examples of forms:||– Di Tang Fist|
|– Tiger Fist ( or Tiger Forms )|
|– Tai Zu Fist ( or Tai Zu Long Fist)|
|– Damour Straightsword|
|– Qi Mei Staff ( or Qi Mei Stick)|
|– 24 Step Tai Chi|
– Six months: During this time you will know Shaolin Kungfu theory (to a higher understanding of Shaolin Kung Fu), Shaolin Kungfu customs, flexibility training, stability training, endurance training, authentic Shaolin health care Qigong, Yi Jin Jing and Ba Duan Jin, Learn about 5-6 intermediate traditional Shaolin fist forms, 3-4 intermediate traditional Shaolin Weapon forms, In hard Qi Gong you can break an iron bar or steel board or throat withstand a spear.
|Examples of forms:||– Arhat Fist|
|– Tong Bei Fist|
|– Zhao Yang Fist|
|– Liu He Fist (Two-Person Form)|
|– Plum Blossom Fist ( or Mei Hua Fist)|
|– Eagle Claw Forms ( or Ying Zhao Fist)|
|– Four Weapons: Shaolin Spear, Three Section Stick, Drunken Straightsword (Zui Jian), Monk Spade|
– One years: You will know all Shaolin Kung Fu customs and ideas. High achievements in flexibility, stability and endurance training. Authentic Shaolin health care Qi Gong, Ba Duan Jin and Yi Jin Jing. You will learn advanced traditional Shaolin forms selected from the famous Shaolin 18 types of weapons and 72 secret skills. In hard Qi Gong you can break an iron bar or steel board or throat withstand a spear.
|Examples of forms:||– Xiao Hong Fist|
|– Jin Gang Fist|
|– Monkey Fist ( or Monkey Forms )|
|– Liu He Fist (Two-Person Form)|
|– Pao Fist|
|– Tong Bi Fist|
|– Xin Yi Fist|
|– Weapons: Shaolin Povision Straightsword, Shepherd Whip ( or Mu Yang Bian), Double Hooks, Damour Rod|
This plan will be adjusted individually to personal body condition, preference and improvements. For example, if you like one type of weapon in particular you can learn more forms of that weapon during your stay here.
After you’ve finished a set of movements or a form, masters will teach you all its practical applications in order to make you understand the underlying meaning of it.
Shaolin Kung Fu is like a vast ocean, learning is an endless process. You are never too old and it is never too late to learn.