Kaja Sitron Juul （Norwegian）
My impression of the school life
Arriving date: September 2 2016--- Leaving date: Dec 29 2016
What motivated me most to choose China to study Kungfu, was to experience the Chinese culture as well as learning martial arts. Kungfu is not a sport, it’s so much more and that is what I wanted to experience, to get a deeper understanding. I don’t think I would have found that in a martial arts club in Norway.My greatest gain is that I have developed not only skills in Kungfu, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, but also physical and mental strength. In only three months, I feel so much stronger and relaxed.
The biggest influence and motivator for me at the Shaolin Temple was the headmaster and our shifu Yan Jun. He interacted with the students on a much more personal level; it felt like he really wanted to help his student to get better, and not only physical. He told us that we were a Kungfu family that we have to support and to be there for each other. And I really felt like I was a part of a caring family at the Shaolin Temple.
I was also influenced and supported by my fellow students; it would not be the same without them. I have made friends for life.The training was very good. I wished it had been more Kungfu basics and more power stretching. The amount of learning and practicing forms was perfect. In November, we started every morning by running up and down the mountain and that was great training. I found it difficult to warm up and train outside, so the mountain running was perfect.The food was great and the village was like home, I enjoyed every single day at the academy. I wished that the theoretical classes had been more structured.I enjoyed working with my masters, they gave me so much. They were patient and understanding. There wasn’t always a translator present, but that didn’t matter, because the masters did such a good job showing us what they meant.I’m very glad the training was next to the temple. That the village we lived in was kind of isolated made me feel safer, and I grew so fond of that village I was very sad to leave.
he surroundings were amazing, so many things to see and short distance to everything.
Evan Throckmorton (USA)
During my stay (Four weeks in Aug 2015) at shaolin temple school I learned taiji,qigong sanda and many kungfu forms and training techniques.
At first the training was difficult and it took some time to for my body to adjust to the workouts.But as the days went by i saw a great deal of improvement within not only my body,but my mental as well.In addition,the other students that I trained with are very kind and supportive,long with being very helpful when it came to offering advice on my form and technique.My stay at the academy has been everything i could have hoped for and more.I was never unhappy.Sure the work was hard sometimes,but that is the point and the work always paid off,i would not change a thing about the academy.It is great as it is.
The master is exactly as his title claims.a father figure.patient,kind,understanding,he has a great sense of humor and plus,I have so much respect for him.He always made me want to work hard.I never wanted to disappoint him,because he deserves better than that.My overall experience with him has been the one I will never forget,and always remember fondly,he will always have a place in our heart.The surroundings her is what sets it apart from many other academies and is a fundamental reason why I enjoyed my stay so much.It is immensely beautiful around the academy.
Thank you.I love it here.
One year training from 2013 to 2014 May
(May 2014,one year training from 2013 to 2014 May )
The reviews of shaolin temple kung fu school China.Training with my master at shaolin temple here is excellent. He is an awesome master and I\'m really glad that I trained with him, even or a short period of time. He focuses a lot on the use of Chi during the training, that is great. He\'s got good skills, both as a Martial Artist and as a Teacher. At the shaolin temple school, all the working staff and masters always try to improve the training and the daily life and everybody make sure that we enjoy our stay.
Of course, the sourrounding is amazing. The Shaolin Temple China, all the kids training all the time, this is an incredible source of inspiration.
Thank you.I love it here.
Karen Dolphin (Ireland)
Train in Summer 2014.
I have had a very positive experiences in the shaolin temple school.The atmosphere is very friendly and both students and school staff are very helpfu.This made my stay very easy and enjoyable.The room are comfortable.I really loved the foo here.I like that is helthy and filling,with lots of choice and plenty of vegetables.Master here is excellent.I like how he trained and teaching to the group’s experiences and energy.
I really enjoyed the variety of classes,this kept training interesting.I also like has master let students who remembered things quickly,that kept training challenge and fun.I think Master is very fantastic teacher and is very patient to his students.The setting of school is lovely magical,Being in shaolin temple make
you breath kung fu everyday,this environment is very helpful for kung fu training.I will never forget this great experiences here.
Iain Fraser (UK)
Learn for nine months from March 2012 to December 2012.
I have always been interested in Chinese shaolin Martial Arts from a young age and learnt various things at young age. After picking up a book called ‘The Shaolin Way’, I was hooked the idea of training in Shaolin Kungfu at the original Shaolin Temple in Deng Feng city. It was my idea that I would be able to refocus during my time away.
I came to China at unfit, overweight, forty-something year old, and after nearly nine months, I go back a ‘young’ and fit man. I have managed to grow mentally and physically since I have been here and feel as if nothing life can throw at me matters anymore! I have learnt to ‘Go with the Flow’ since being at here. Losing over 10kg in weight has been a big part of my success stay here. When I first arrived here, I couldn’t kick above my knee, now I can kick over my head Both master Xu and Master Lu( shaolin temple masters) have helped me grew as a person. They have been very patient when I forgot parts of my forms and I have the upmost respect for both. In my forms latter has also been a big part of my life at the temple. I consider what I have obtained while I have been here. I have gained a new family who I know will always be here. Daily life has been hard but will work the effort and the effect on me has been amazing. It seems I have always lived by Buddhist values, but I didn’t realized just how similar my views were. I love China! I love the food the people……everything. I’ve been fortunate to have a relationship at here! I shall return to the UK a very happy contented man, happy to live a happy life and a better man for it. Thank you for helping me on my own personal jouney!
Spent Eight Months from April- November 2012 to learn kung fu at shaolin temple kung fu school.
The training at shaolin temple traditional kung fu school is quite complete. From Monday to Friday, there is a tai Chi class.every early morning. During that class the master explain many applications of each moves, and push us to practice all that moves until they are almost “perfect”. The Tai chi (taiji) is good for the balance, for the coordination, to learn how to focus… . There are many different classes, to practice different domain of kung fu. The basics class, the forms class, the stances class, the applications class, the conditioning class, the stretching class, the power training class. The master pays a lot of attention in the basics class, because to make some good improvement in martial arts, everything comes from the basics. In the school the master train in very small group, then the master can spend long time with each students. It s very useful! After a while, the master knows the best way to help the student to understand what he\'s teaching. If the student focus and work seriously, then the master can teach him some new skills. The first one is the movement quality, and we must practice that until we are doing right. Then the master teach us how to improve the speed, then the power, then the rhythm. In each class we practice that. In the Sanda(Chinese kickboxing) class we practice movement by movement then we can learn combo and after we learn the tactics of the fight. We improve step by step and we can focus on each new step. On Sunday each student have to show what he learn during the week, and we must improve for the next week-end, that give us a weekly goal. The master always think about how to improve our training, and change some details very often. It s really nice to feel that the master really care about us and our training. In few months I can say I have learned a lot, and I really understand more than before about kung fu. We are not only copying but we really learned how to do!
The school at shaolin Temple is the perfect place to practice and learn kung fu in China. From the wake up time to the sleeping time we can see many children, future masters, training. It s the best source of motivation! The landscape is really beautiful, hill and trees. The school is a village, with only kungfu school. Wonderful to experiment a Chinese life. From the training ground, we can see the famous Shaolin temple, we are very lucky. Shaolin kung fu Master is a really good master. His Shaolin kungfu skills are very good, like a shaolin monk, but the man is even better. He is really wise and he can help students for everything. He always thinking how to improve his teaching, and he can be relax when we are not training. He can easily be strict or relax, rude or friendly with the context. He cares a lot about discipline, the attitude with other people, and of course the training. He is learning English then we can share more with him. I have seen the improvement of all the students, even in a short time. I have a really great respect for him, and all the students like him. The translator is very professional. We can easily understand all the explanations of the master during the class. She can help the student for all translations, her English is perfect, but she as well helps student for all the problem of the life ( doctor, book ticket etc…). She always cares of everyone and gives us the smile when we are very tired after the training.
Chinese Mandarin teaches mandarin 3 times a week, and her class is serious and very helpful. If you are advanced in mandarin, she help you with different other exercises.The cooker, and school staff are very kind and friendly. They speak only Chinese so it is perfect to practice the things learn during the mandarin class.The school is small. All the staff and students live together like a family, and the smiles are almost always on every face. The rooms are comfortable, but not too much, and the beds are very hard to help us to recover after a long day of training. The food is typically Chinese and very tasty.The calligraphy class and the Buddhism class help us to understand more the Chinese culture
After 8 months training in the temple, I feel like I have found a family here. This is exactly what I have dreamed about a traditional kungfu experienced, and I will keep that in my heart for ever.
I had an amazing time in shaolin temple! I learned so much, even though I only took one month of lessons in July 2012.
I could feel myself getting stronger and more flexible. The shaolin kung fu masters are excellent! They give you constant individualized attention, and push you to your max. And they are responsive to your interests - if you want to have a heavier emphasis on fighting, forms, tai chi, weapons, acrobatics, etc, they will teach accordingly. Fantastic experience! If only I could have stayed longer!
Training Length is three months from March to June 2011.
I had spent 3 months to learn Shaolin kung fu in the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu school in China with Master Wang (or Wang Sifu. ) It was a very great uplifting experience. Not only did daily training and the master help me learn more about myself and the Shaolin kung fu practice, but he guided me to the best of his abilities and always made sure to remind up how much of a family we all are.My time at the Shaolin Temple was a learning experience. The location itself couldn\'t be better. We trained across the way from the original Shaolin Temple, as well as near other smaller classes of chinese students. Seeing this not only lifted my motivation but made my training feel somewhat more authentic.
Master has a great Shaolin Kung Fu training plan for all students. His teaching depend on your level of experience and discipline. As a group, we did many traditional practices such as, Stance training, forms, Sanda, conditioning, and etc. Words can not describe the Knowledge and skill my Master holds. He\'s a very understandable Sifu and has many years experience teaching. He spends time with you outside of kung fu training and is always welcome to helping you out if ever needed. Outside of the training was very pleasureful. When not training, one has the opportunity to head to the closes town and take care of priorities. If deciding to stay in the Shaolin Temple, one can head to the big mountain which has beautiful scenery, check out the Original Shaolin Temple, and can train on own time.Best shaolin Kung fu school I recommend to anyone who would liket to learn real shaolin kung fu.
Lebon Marc (Belgium)
Feedback from Marc From March to May 2010
-Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School is a great place to learn Shaolin kung fu in China,it is very nice to be situated close to Shaolin Temple in Song mountains that surrounded by beautiful nature.The rooms was really comfortable. Internet connection in bedroom is very practical, I liked it,The food is good and we received plenty of it,the cook is a very nice person and always trying to be helpful. I greatly appreciated him.The training at kung fu School is very good. I like that we learn kung fu in different ways: basics, hardening, self-defense, combat, and of course forms, plus Chi kung and Tai Chi,etc. Even though I was sometimes very tired and some of this was very hard for me, it is good and useful to have the possibility to learn many aspects of gongfu. My master ,authentic shaolin master,also listens to the students wishes, which is very kind of him.I am very happy to have spent two months here to study kung fu. I can keep on kung fu training well when I return home and come back to learn in the future. Thanks for everything!
Benefits of learning
Located in traditional Shaolin temple
Taught by real shaolin warrior Monk
Learn Traditional Shaolin kung fu
Experience Chinese culture
Ancient Cultural & historic surroundings
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