STARTING JANUARY 2018 WE WILL ONLY OFFER ORGANIZED GROUP RETREATS.
AN OUTLINE OF OUR DAILY TRAINING TIMETABLE IS GIVEN BELOW. TIMES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE SEASONS. THE TEACHING PLAN CAN BE ADJUSTED TO YOUR PERSONAL GOALS, STYLE FOCUS AND BODY CONDITION. IN GENERAL YOU WILL HAVE A NUMBER OF 8+ HOURS OF TRAINING PER DAY (EXCEPT WEEKENDS).
We train students not only forms but we do pair fighting (Dui lian Taolu), applications and techniques. We follow a set curriculum which covers Duanwei Levels in accord with Chinese Shaolin Wushu Association Duanwei Examination. This is particular beneficial for students which are looking for a professional Academy. In the Duanwei system there is compulsory pair fighting techniques.
Some classes are common to any style such as Kung Fu Basics (stances, kicks, punches), Power Training, Power Stretching, Endurance, Stamina, Body Conditioning and Self-Defense Techniques.
We believe in the STANDARD of our training and the QUALITY. We can teach you as much as you like to learn and more. All depends on your goals and your attitude for training.
Each day you will have study group which means students with the same focus will train together. This group has in general 2 or 3 students. You are welcome to train and use the Academy Equipment during the weekends and free time if you wish. The timetable is given as a guidance. However we take the freedom to change it based on the students requirements.
PROFESSIONAL COACH CERTIFICATION AND DUANWEI SYSTEM
Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy is a professional Academy. This means if you train with us you will not only have a great time and achieve the best health wise but you will become certified.
The coach certification program consists of two separate parts. First consist of practical training for the specific style you wish to certify. We certify coaches for Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda, Taiji Quan, Meihua Quan, Qigong and Wing Chun.
The second part consists of theoretical studies. We teach:
For all the above theoretical classes we issue certification. For the First aid class the certification is valid for 2 years only.
For coaches who will teach Shaolin Kung Fu and Sanda it is strongly recommended to certify in the Shaolin Duanwei System.
Shifu Shi Yanjun it is in the commission for professional grading : Shaolin Duanwei Grading from the Chinese Shaolin Wushu Association. The ranking system used by the Shaolin Temple has 12 levels. By training intensively for at least 3 years you can achieve 4th level. You can grade during your stay with us in Shaolin Duanwei. Each two years there is a professional grading from Chinese Wushu Association and we train specifically students to participate in these examination in order to get their Duanwei Grading.
All Academy certifications are Government recognized. Please note that these certifications will incur an additional charge specific to the particular certification. Please contact us for details.
There are students which wish to become Disciples. Shifu Shi Yan Jun has disciples in Greece, India, UK. By becoming a disciple, you will receive a Disciple Passport which will be signed by the Venerable Abbot of the Shaolin Temple. When you become the Disciple of Shifu Yan Jun you must realize that you will automatically receive not only the Discipleship for Shaolin Kung Fu but for Meihua Quan as well.
All Shifu’s students become 35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monks and 18th Generation Disciple of Mei Hua Quan.
Starting January 2018, in our location at Shaolin Temple we will organize only group retreats based on specific interests to learn. We will not offer anymore packages longer than 2 weeks which are not group.
WHAT DO WE DO DIFFERENTLY?
Give more and better service to our students : We lead by example.
WE ENGAGE :
The difference between a world class coach and an average one is their engagement, the ability to consistently engage the hearts and minds of the students, to feel alive. A training class without engagement is just group of people exercising together.
We engage in our communication because communication without engagement is just cheap chat.
We asses and give feedback: Our teaching skills are measured by our students performance. Coaching without engagement is not coaching.
One person with a complete sense of engagement and the absolute motivation to do whatever it takes to be the best.
We develop constantly a new curriculum: new, exciting, fresh, high-energy training.
WE HAVE SPECIAL COURSES:
Character development, life-skills, mental skills, community involvement, martial arts courtesies.
Students no matter how talented are will need people and places around them which nurture them. Kung Fu is about health, fitness, lifestyle and providing unique opportunities for unique people to realize their full potential. High performance means being different, being unique, being an individual and thinking, talking and acting outside the box.
Greatness and uniqueness are intimately entwined. The best win – do it you way, do it uniquely, do it differently to the rest.