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OUR STUDENTS

What our students say about their experience at the Temple

TESTIMONIALS

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 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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KAREN DOPLHIN

IRELAND
32 YEARS OLD, KARATE, BLACK BELT, 4 DUAN, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING
I have had a very positive experience in the Academy. The atmosphere is very friendly and both students and staff are very helpful. This made the stay very easy and enjoyable. The rooms are comfortable with lots of space for clothes so on. The standard is good for China. I really loved the food here. The Tofu is fab. I like that is healthy and filling, with lots of choice and plenty of vegetables. Shifu Shi Yan Jun was excellent. I liked how he tailored training to the group’s experience and energy. I really enjoyed the variety of classes. There were lots of different lessons each week. This kept training interesting. I also liked how Shifu let students who remembered things quickly progress on to new forms. This kept the training challenging and fun. I think Shifu is a fantastic teacher and his love for Kung Fu really shines and is passed on to his students. The setting of the Academy is truly magical. Being in Shaolin makes you live and breathe Kung Fu every day. This emersion in Kung Fu is very beneficial for training and inspiration. Training with a view of the mountains and temple is inspirational and they are views I will never forget. Hopefully I will be back.
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KATHLEEN COX

AUSTRALIA
26 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH AND HALF OF TRAINING
Having spent most of the past year either confined to a wheelchair or hobbling along on crutches, I thought a Shaolin sojourn would help in regaining some fitness. Given that simply walking caused me great anguish, this may have seemed slightly ambitious. The Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, however, has proven to be pivotal in my recovery. Everyone at the Academy was exceptionally understanding of my condition: the Shifu readily adapted my training, gearing it towards recovery with a focus upon Qigong; the Grandmaster shared his knowledge, prescribing exercises and remedies that calmed my chronic pain; and, even though I wasn’t able to participate in the more intensive training, the other students were highly inclusive of me and wonderfully friendly. Such a positive experience – and my dramatically improved health – is a reflection of the Academy’s pleasant atmosphere, the Shifu’s genuine joy for his art, and the holistic philosophy of kung fu.
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PAUL LE NGUYEN

USA
26 YEARS OLD, 3 MONTHS OF TRAINING
I really enjoyed the hostel environment. The students were quite friendly. It’s nice to make friends from all over the world. My experience overall was great. Being in China teaches you a lot about change. A lot can happen every day, you can’t predict what will happen. The weather changes often, training may change as well. So eventually you learn to change with it. Shifu Yan Jun is very patient. Day by day your Kung Fu will go up. Shifu English is getting better every day. Students from all over is teach him, so he is communicating with his students better. When I didn’t understand a form he would walk me through it slowly. The area is: “surreal, beautiful and worth the adventure”.
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ARNAUD CAZORLA

RETURNING STUDENT FROM FRANCE
20 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING
This month was for me like previous time, an awesome experience in Martial Arts. I learned a lot from Shifu Shi Yan Jun and not only forms and movements but a real feeling when I’m practicing Kung Fu. I think this is priceless. I’m sure I’ll come back here, to live my dream for this time in the greatest place to study Kung Fu – Shaolin Temple.
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JAMIE GERAGHTY

IRELAND
24 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING
I have unbelievably enjoyed my time here. From the moment I got here everybody was so welcoming and friendly. I have made some great friends here and lives in a great area which I will never forget. The whole experience had a great impact on my life and I will return home a better person. Shiuf has taught me so much, not just in Kung Fu terms and my own training, but as a teacher. At home I am a Fitness Instructor and Shifu Yan Jun has taught me so much in terms of me becoming a better instructor. He is always very happy and creates a great atmosphere within the group. The way he integrates with the group is fantastic and I learned a lot about that side of learning and how I can improve on that side of things back home. As for my Kung Fu, Shifu taught me a lot. He was always very patient with me which I appreciated very much, that is another great thing about him. The surrounding is amazing, anybody who travels here will leave with a completely different perspective. The area is beautiful and seeing what surrounds you – the mountains, the children training – is inspiring. I would like to thank all Shifu’s, Andi and the cooks for all their help and hard work for making a place like this available.
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