OUR KUNG FU JOURNEY
“ A MOUNTAIN IS NOT A MOUNTAIN. A RIVER IS NOT A RIVER. ”
Venerable Abbot of the Kunming Shaolin Temple, Grandmaster Shi Yanbei
Starting the Chinese New Year 2018, Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy becomes Shaolin Kung Fu Department of the Shaolin Temple Yunnan. Shifu Shi Yanjun has been officially appointed as Director of the Kung Fu team by the Venerable Abbot Grandmaster Shi Yanbei of the Shaolin Temple Yunnan. Shaolin Temple Yunnan is under the China Songshan Shaolin Temple in Henan Province.
At present, SHAOLIN KUNG FU DEPARTMENT OF THE KUNMING SHAOLIN TEMPLE is organizing several locations for our students.
SHAOLIN TEMPLE YUNNAN IN KUNMING, THE ETERNAL SPRING CITY
Shaolin Temple Yunnan is the main branch for South of China Kung Fu training. As a further development we have in plan to open a new Shaolin International Cultural Center within 1 year in Shilin (Stone Forest – First Wonder of the World) : Yunnan Shilin Shaolin Cultural Center.
We are currently in developmental expansion phase for Shaolin Temple in several locations therefore we will be able to offer our students a much richer experience in training Kung Fu while experiencing first hand the Chinese Culture and Traditions.
SONGSHAN SHAOLIN TEMPLE GROUP RETREATS ONLY
In the Songshan Shaolin Temple we will only organize group retreats. This restriction is due to the accommodation offered (Chan Wu Hotel 4*) and the program for training.
YUNNAN LUXI DONGHUA TEMPLE
Donghua Temple has been recently transformed into a Shaolin Temple under the Venerable Abbot Grandmaster Shi Yanyi. At present, the Abbot and the monks work actively to open a Kung Fu center for training students. However, will take sometime for the center to be open.
WHY DID SHIFU YANJUN DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE APPOINTMENT BY THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE YUNNAN?
- The Shaolin Temple represents the very roots of the Shaolin Style
- All the training takes place inside the Shaolin Temple
- You can experience living and eating with the monks
- The location offers our students new opportunities in experiencing the Chinese Culture
- You can become part of the Kung Fu team of the Shaolin Temple
- Take part in all events organized inside the Shaolin Temple and meet eminent monks
- Open all year around and great weather
- The food is organic and very varied
All our students will receive a formal certification from the Shaolin Temple and have official photographs with the Venerable Abbot Grandmaster Shi Yanbei. Students which achieve in grading 8.2 mark and above, will receive an extra certification, called “Certificate of Achievement’.
THE START OF OUR ACADEMY
Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy is headquartered inside the grounds of the National Park of the Original Shaolin Temple in China. The Academy was founded under two very basic principles:
- To offer an exceptional level of Education and Support
- To promote the Traditional and Authentic Chinese Kung Fu all over the world
Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy’s Mission is to spread Authentic Traditional Kung Fu around the world. We established Cultural Centers in Greece, Italy, UK, USA, India, Mexico, Ireland, Middle East and Cyprus. These Centers are fully recognized and have the support of the local Government.
We organize Seminars, Workshops and Health Retreats around the world. In October 2016, Shifu Shi Yanjun helped to found the International Meihua Quan Federation.
In China, we cooperate with Hebei Xingtai University and Henan SIAS International University. Starting September 2019, our students can enroll in the BACHELOR KUNG FU PROGRAM at our center in Xingtai University under Shifu Shi Yanjun supervision. Our students can further their education in Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Traditional Medicine.
What is unique about Shifu Yanjun? Shifu Yanjun has a rich teaching experience. It is his own approach towards his disciple’s education. He will do his foremost for his students and disciples to achieve their Kung Fu dream, so they have a balanced training and be Happy every day!
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GRADUATES ABOUT SHIFU YANJUN
1. Jonathan Lopez, USA (1 year training)
“Shifu truly is a role model and an excellent teacher, he is someone that really inspires me and makes me want to continue not only improving my Kung Fu but also as a person. His patience and understanding of the foreign students and their bad habits is truly magnificent. He is very nice and has a great sense of humor when we are in training. He does a good job at changing the exercises so it doesn’t repeat too much during the week and keeps the energy very high and interesting for all the students to enjoy and benefit from the training. Shifu is very kind and is often worrying about the students, whether they’re sick, inured, too hot or too cold. Shifu himself does his best to see that the students are well taken care of and that they have what they need. I’ve seen him giving out medicine to the sick, helping the students who are injured and buying and giving out electric blankets for students to help keep them warm in the winter. I know no other Shifus in China that would act like this and be as caring and compassionate as him.”
2. Alexandre Sac-Epee, France (1 year training)
“Shifu Yan Jun is a really good master, not only because his Kung Fu is impressive but because he understand the students. He see each student in their true nature and help them improving their Kung Fu and the most important to help them finding the true path to be happy. Even if he doesn’t speak English really well, we learn a lot from him because of his character. ”
3. Tanya Figueras, USA ( 6 months training)
“The jewel of the place is definitely Sifu Shi Yanjun. He is always smiling and cheering you on. He teaches you without judgment and works with your shortcomings- whether that be a lack of Qi for the day, lack of experience, or an injury, he can adjust your lesson to suit your needs. Soon I found myself in love with Kung Fu. I wanted to learn as much as I could, and challenge myself harder than I ever had. ”
You will be certain that Shifu Yanjun will push you to achieve your BEST. At the end of your study, you will receive a professional certification.
For those which main goal is to become teachers of Kung Fu, will receive special certifications which will help them to open their school. Depending on your own personal goals you will be specifically trained to participate in professional Duanwei grading with Chinese Wushu Association and Shaolin Wushu Association and to get the best grade for your age group.
Students which are already proficient in Shaolin Kung Fu or study long term, can become Coaches or Masters. We organize Master Certificates.
Our team of experts in the fields of Kung Fu strives to bring you the latest, most up to date news and events from the world of Chinese Kung Fu. Through our website, on-site training facility and International Cooperation, we hope to achieve our goal of bringing you closer to your goals every day.
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Amituofo! (Buddha Bless You!)
Shifu Shi Yanjun