Frequently Asked Questions
How many people will be in my group during training?
Our group sizes vary based on the type of Kung Fu that will be practiced. In most instances, the more people training together, the better your experience will be.
Can I get one-on-one training with a Shifu?
Yes. We offer Private Training Sessions with Head Coach – Master Shifu Yanjun, Master Shi Yanpeng, and Master 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 problems such as illness or slight injury. The other hospital specializes in Kung Fu and sports medicine to provide relief for 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?
The Shaolin Temple prepares medical patches onsite for our students. You may purchase these 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.
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 depends on personal development and character.
Will I get a discount if I study for multiple years?
No. There are no special discounts given for multiple years of training. Each year you stay, the fee is $7200 USD. If you choose to stay multiple years, you will not be responsible for paying the application fee.
Can I get a discount if I’m a returning student?
Yes. The discount is available only to students returning for a study of max 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 off 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 line up 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, will receive a formal warning. if the behaviour does not correct, the student will be formally expelled without a refund.
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 and includes:
- One Shaolin T-shirt
- One set of grey pants
- One grey Shaolin jacket
- One satin yellow belt for special occasions and graduation
You may wear any athletic shoe you like. Or, you can purchase Kung Fu training shoes from us for an additional cost.