Frequently Asked questions
Please find attached answers to the most
How many people will be in my group during training?
Our group sizes vary based on the type of Kung Fu practiced. In most instances, the more people train together, the better your experience.
Can I get one-to-one training with a Shifu?
Yes. We offer Private Training Sessions with Head Coach – Shifu Yanjun, Shi Yanpeng, and Shi Yanning. These private lessons will take place on weekends at an additional cost.
What happens if I'm injured while training?
We work closely with two hospitals in the city. One uses holistic and herbal remedies for illness or slight injury problems. The other hospital specializes in Kung Fu and sports medicine to relieve body pain, strains, tendonitis, and more. The Temple is not liable to cover your injury or medication costs.
Do you provide pain relief on the temple grounds?
Shaolin Temple Yunnan prepares medical patches on-site for our students. You may purchase these at a discounted price to use as needed.
What kind of toilet can I expect while staying at the Temple?
All students will have access to standard, traditional squatting toilets while staying at the temple.
Am I required to wear a uniform?
Yes. You must wear your uniform every day that you train. The enrollment fee includes payment for the uniform: one Shaolin T-shirt, one set of grey pants, one grey Shaolin jacket, one yellow satin belt for special occasions and graduation. You may wear any athletic shoes you like. Or, you can purchase Kung Fu training shoes from the Temple for an additional cost.
Will I be sharing a room with members of the opposite sex?
No. Only members of the same sex will be allowed access to the shared monk rooms.
Do you offer scholarships for training?
The scholarship is not available to new students joining the Temple. It is only available for long-term students who have already been at the Temple for at least one year. The selection criteria depend on personal development and character.
Will I get a discount if I study for multiple years?
No. Each year you stay, the fee is USD 7200. There are no special discounts given for multiple years of training. If you choose to stay multiple years, you will not pay the application fee except for the first year. However, some students learn very well Martial Arts and/or Mandarin and can qualify to work part-time to cover a part of their tuition fees.
Can I get a discount if I'm a returning student?
Yes. The discount is available only to students returning for a study of three months. The first time you return, you'll receive a 5% discount on your admission. Each time you return after that, you'll receive a 10% discount on your admission. All returning students will NOT pay the application fee.
What happens if I don't show up for training once I'm enrolled?
Lining up for training is mandatory. The only time you'll be excused from the lineup is if you are extremely ill (in which case you'll need to alert the administrative personnel). Showing up late or missing your lineup time will result in a punishment from your Shifu. They will decide what that punishment is. If a student is late for three days, he/she will receive a formal warning. If the behavior does not correct, the student will be dismissed without a refund.