One Month's Kung Fu Training

Dates

Apr - Oct

Country

China

Price Range

$

Why Traditional Kung Fu Training?

We all have a fantasy to travel to Tibet or Japan, climb a mountain and be schooled in the ways of Kung Fu, meditation and Tai Chi in a temple by a Shaolin Monk, right?

Well, thanks to Live of Riley, it doesn't need to be confined to the realms of film, TV or comic book fantasy any longer. 

This month-long, intensive course will see you travel to Henan, a province in The Yellow River Valley where many say Chinese civilization originated. Amongst its Buddhist temples, you'll live in the grounds of an ancient Shaolin Temple learning Kung Fu from 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk, Shifu Shi Yan Jun; disciple of Mei Hua Quan, the oldest Martial Art in China!

Why this Ancient Shaolin Temple for Kung Fu?

With 15 years experience teaching foreign students, Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy's world-class masters will train you physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally to become a top martial artist. Your daily itinerary goes far beyond other Shaolin Wushu schools: In addition to the 29 days of intensive Kung Fu, you'll hike in Henan's mountains, undertake circuit training and study form and theory...

Where else in the world gives you the opportunity to wake up in a Shaolin monastery amongst the Henan mountain scenery, practice Qigong, Tai Chi and Meditation? Where else can you study Buddhology and traditional medicine with monks, learn to speak Chinese Mandarin, write Calligraphy and learn about Yin-Yang nutrition, healthy lifestyles and Chinese culinary arts?

We can't promise superpowers like Doctor Strange (because Kung Fu isn't magic) but we can promise you'll be fitter, more focused, more disciplined, more learned, calmer... and a kick-ass, Shaolin martial artist!

In short:

  • 7 hours of intensive Kung Fu training per day
  • Daily meditation sessions and training on Qigong and Tai Chi
  • Classes on Buddhism, calligraphy, Chinese Mandarin
  • 29 nights accommodation incl. specialised breakfast, lunch & dinners
  • Be like Marvel's Doctor Strange (superpowers not included)
Beth Barrett
Beth Barrett Author & Events Manager