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Testimonials

ESPERANZA PEREZ DE LA TORRE

SPAIN
52 YEARS OLD, 2 WEEKS OF TRAINING
I have enjoyed a lot the teaching methods of all the Shifu’s, showing and correcting the movements with respect and kindness, which makes the students feel able to get better day by day. I have learned four forms in two weeks: Shaolin Fan, Wu
ESPERANZA PEREZ DE LA TORRE
I have enjoyed a lot the teaching methods of all the Shifu’s, showing and correcting the movements with respect and kindness, which makes the students feel able to get better day by day. I have learned four forms in two weeks: Shaolin Fan, Wu Bu Quan, Mei Hua Quan – Wu Shi and Tai Ji 24 Yang style. It is also important to teach the traditions and culture of China such as calligraphy or tea ceremony which we had the chance to learn. The location of the school located on the Shaolin Temple grounds makes you feel part of a special atmosphere.

MICHAEL ALLEN

IRELAND
49 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR TRALEE SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS
Well from the start being greeted at the airport by the Translator and driven by taxi to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, where I was welcomed by another member of the School, Gary, a very friendly and hardworking young man who always found time
MICHAEL ALLEN
Well from the start being greeted at the airport by the Translator and driven by taxi to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, where I was welcomed by another member of the School, Gary, a very friendly and hardworking young man who always found time to help others in any way he could. I was welcomed at the School also by Andy who provided a meal for me after my journey. Then Andy took time to give me a personal tour of the training grounds and the Shaolin Temple. Andy was extremely helpful to me during my stay, allocating her time between being a Student herself and the Administrator of the School, keeping everything running smoothly, even taking shopping lists from me and all students and travelling to the city to bring us back everything we required from watermelon to fire. Andy is truly an honest and caring human being. I spoke with Andy and told her my body was broken from 33 years of fighting in Martial arts and I wanted my training there to be more spiritual and weapons. Shifu Shi Yan Jun designed a Programme specific to my needs and indeed designed Programmes to suit the needs and levels of ability of all the Students there. I found Shifu Yan Jun to be an encyclopaedia of Shaolin Kung Fu, a mild mannered, patient and understanding man with immense skills in all aspects of Martial Arts training and a great Philosopher and Teacher. Tai Ji Master Sun is amazing at the age of 75 years, he has the health, agility and flexibility of a man half his age, and such a humble man with immense knowledge of Tai JI, Chinese culture and Calligraphy. The food was extremely healthy and plentiful. The students at the school were also a great help to me. Overall my stay in China was humbling and life changing on many levels. I would have no hesitation in recommending the SongShan Academy to anyone from the absolute beginner to the very experienced Martial Artist. I went to China with an empty cup to fill with as much knowledge as possible during my stay, and now I am looking forward to returning to China next year.

SUSHANT PAPELKAR

INDIA
28 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING
It was a very good experience in the Academy. Shifu Shi Yan Jun is good experienced skilful teacher. Shifu trains all the students very well. I wished I can stay for longer duration. The Academy has very good natural surroundings with all green forest
SUSHANT PAPELKAR
It was a very good experience in the Academy. Shifu Shi Yan Jun is good experienced skilful teacher. Shifu trains all the students very well. I wished I can stay for longer duration. The Academy has very good natural surroundings with all green forest and very high mountains all around. And of course Shaolin Temple is a must see tourists attraction.

LAURENS PORSCHEN

HOLLAND
28 YEARS OLD, 2 MONTHS OF TRAINING
I have had an amazing life-changing experience. I feel much more powerful, my fitness and body improved a lot, and I love the Yin-Yang approach. Also Meditation, Qigong and Tai Ji have been very educational. Shifu Yan Jun is amazing. He is a very
LAURENS PORSCHEN
I have had an amazing life-changing experience. I feel much more powerful, my fitness and body improved a lot, and I love the Yin-Yang approach. Also Meditation, Qigong and Tai Ji have been very educational. Shifu Yan Jun is amazing. He is a very impressive man. The best thing is that the trainings are diverse. This keeps the group Qi alive. The surroundings are very nice. There are many beautiful spots which we discovered during our training. Highly satisfied. I will recommend this school! For details on the Academy, life and training I wrote a blog. You can check it out at: http://lporschen.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/2-months-at-the-shaolin-temple

MAKSIM NELEPA

MACEDONIA
14 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING
I have been here for about a month and have had the experience of a lifetime. I felt very welcome as all the students as well as staff, treated me as part of their Kung Fu family regardless of my age. I have learnt
MAKSIM NELEPA
I have been here for about a month and have had the experience of a lifetime. I felt very welcome as all the students as well as staff, treated me as part of their Kung Fu family regardless of my age. I have learnt a significant amount in the short time I have been here and for that I am very thankful and satisfied. I enjoyed the meals and facilities provided by the school. I wish to return here in the future because this place is special. Shifu has been the best master I could have asked for, his wisdom and professionalism is astonishing as well as his attitude and character towards his students and their education. He pushed me to my full potential. I could not have asked for better. I see a lot of greenery and where I live that is a seldom luxury. The temples and mountains and scenery are beyond beautiful and the history is very humble. A great environment to train and live in.

LEO LUVISUTTO

FRANCE
21 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH AND HALF TRAINING
It has been a great pleasure to spend more than a month in the Academy and to train with Shifu Shi Yan Jun. I think he managed very well to unite the east and west, and to provide a training as good as the
LEO LUVISUTTO
It has been a great pleasure to spend more than a month in the Academy and to train with Shifu Shi Yan Jun. I think he managed very well to unite the east and west, and to provide a training as good as the Chinese schools for Chinese but adapted to foreign students. He is an open minded, kind hearted man and it has been an honour to follow his teaching, even for a short period. The atmosphere of the school is a friendly and welcoming one and the training is fit for everyone. The surroundings are really beautiful and the Dharma cave hike every week is a good training idea. San Xuan Zhai monastery and the hike to get there is probably one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in my life. I’m forever thankful to the people who made it possible. Thank you very much.

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