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Testimonials

JOSHUA FITZSIMONS

IRELAND
26 YEARS OLD, 6 MONTHS OF TRAINING
Before I arrived I was sceptical about joining any Kung Fu school. After contacting many schools, I decided to join Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy. Their webpage (link- FB) seems to be the most professional, genuine and up-to-date. To my pleasant surprise we were
JOSHUA FITZSIMONS
Before I arrived I was sceptical about joining any Kung Fu school. After contacting many schools, I decided to join Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy. Their webpage (link- FB) seems to be the most professional, genuine and up-to-date. To my pleasant surprise we were truly immersed in the Kung Fu village. This was my new home, a place of rich history, bang in the middle of Shaolin Temple. It was a truly breath-taking journey, with excellent food, superb support from Andi and co. and master class lessons under Shifu Yan Jun. If you wish to learn while having fun with distinct direction, I highly recommend this school. I developed quickly due to Shifu’s guidance and patience. I believe that any student who commits to Kung Fu upon arrival will flourish while surrounded by beautiful scenic views. I found training to be excellent, I really clicked with Shifu which made my training easier. He is very clear and direct, excellent technique and he is patient. His experience shows as he knows how to teach, even new or perhaps less coordinated students. Shifu Yan Jun classes are very good. I appreciate that he mixes the classes up so we try different things. He also goes around explaining why we do things in forms which makes us feel like we are learning practical movements. The Shaolin Temple is very nice to see, the mountains are beautiful and provide excellent opportunities for photographs and hikes.

ALEXANDRE SAC-EPEE

FRANCE
20 YEARS OLD, 11 MONTHS OF TRAINING
In 11 months at this academy I learned way more than I was expected. My Kung Fu of course improved a lot but I also learn about the culture of China and of Kung Fu, the spirituality, the discipline and a lot about myself.
ALEXANDRE SAC-EPEE
In 11 months at this academy I learned way more than I was expected. My Kung Fu of course improved a lot but I also learn about the culture of China and of Kung Fu, the spirituality, the discipline and a lot about myself. I understand now why masters learn Kung Fu all their life, because is not only a sport, it’s a way of life. Shifu Yan Jun is a really good master, not only because his Kung Fu is impressive but because he understand the students. He see each student in their true nature and help them improving their Kung Fu and the most important to help them finding the true path to be happy. Even if he doesn’t speak English really well, we learn a lot from him because of his character. The Academy is located next to the Shaolin temple and the mountains where Dharma meditated during 9 years. We are living in a really spiritual place, the peaceful energy from the mountains, the temple, and all the monks resting in the Pagoda Forest.

NICK MENSINK

HOLLAND
25 YEARS OLD, 11 MONTHS OF TRAINING
Hi everybody! My name is Nick Mensink and I’m from Holland. I’m 25 years old, graduated in Physical Education and use that as a base to teach in many sports like swimming, free running and gymnastics. I’ve always wanted to do this and worked
NICK MENSINK
Hi everybody! My name is Nick Mensink and I’m from Holland. I’m 25 years old, graduated in Physical Education and use that as a base to teach in many sports like swimming, free running and gymnastics. I’ve always wanted to do this and worked my way up until it was the right time, had enough money and was prepared. I came to China 10th of September 2013. I had trained before I came because I read many personal stories about how hard Shaolin Kung Fu could be. Nevertheless, the first 2 weeks of training were tough, I felt sore and tired. But after that i got used to it and trained my endurance and flexibility. It’s true, the stories about how hard it can be, how hard you have to push your limits with a little help of Shifu and how much you can improve your body and mind. Shifu Shi Yan Jun and his school are in my opinion definitely the best for a foreigner to study Kung Fu. He is patient, skilled in many ways, joins in during training, and even practice Sanda with his students. He has a good feeling about what’s best for the group, and individually. He’ll teach you any form you want to learn and he can adjust it to your level and skills. The schedule is really good divided. Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation in the morning, and after breakfast forms, stretching, basics. Then a nice break what you can use to recover (sleep) train extra or review your forms. And the afternoon training is mostly Sanda, power training and the mountain run on Friday. The accommodation and the food are good! Especially the food is good, nice taste, healthy, protein bean milk and pancakes in the morning which makes a good start of the day. The working staff is really nice and taking good care of the environment, food and rooms. The people I’ve met were mostly awesome, helpful, and sportive and what the most important thing for me was that they had the same kind of motivation or mind-set. Training and living with people who are more or less the same like you make me more motivated. I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to be a student of Shifu Shi Yan Jun, He taught me so much in a short time and it’s all about happy kung fu. His way of teaching was eye opening, his personality is respected and his Kung Fu is awesome! I hope that I can come back in the future to learn a little more!

STACEY ALLEN

USA
46 YEARS OLD, 1 WEEK OF TRAINING, OWNER OF BRONZE DRAGON MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL
What a fantastic experience for myself and my students. We were only able to stay a week but we learned so much. Kung Fu, Culture, Foods and accommodations were great. Shifu has a limited English vocabulary but it is easy to follow his instruction.
STACEY ALLEN
What a fantastic experience for myself and my students. We were only able to stay a week but we learned so much. Kung Fu, Culture, Foods and accommodations were great. Shifu has a limited English vocabulary but it is easy to follow his instruction. He is a phenomenal martial artist and an even better teacher. One thing that will always be a high point of this trip is that I was able to promote my daughter and another student at Shaolin Temple.

ALBA DE DIEGO

SPAIN
21 YEARS OLD, 2 WEEKS OF TRAINING
I will keep a really nice memory from this Academy. Even when I have stayed for only two weeks I have learned a lot, not just regarding physical training but also about some aspects of what is behind it. The large variety of activities
ALBA DE DIEGO
I will keep a really nice memory from this Academy. Even when I have stayed for only two weeks I have learned a lot, not just regarding physical training but also about some aspects of what is behind it. The large variety of activities practiced in each lesson gives you a fantastic experience of the complex world of Martial Arts. Shifu Shi Yan Jun is without any doubt, one of the best teachers (if I may use this word in its general meaning concerning all the people who are dedicated to share their knowledge – at school, at University) I have ever had as he cares about all the students and encourage them in order to improve no matter if you are not staying for a long time. I have learned Wu Bu Quan, Shaolin Fan, Yang Tai Ji 24 and Chen 18 Tai Ji Quan. The Academy is located in a serene and peaceful area of the Shaolin Temple.

SUSANNA MORA CRESPO

SPAIN
39 YEARS OLD, 1 MONTH OF TRAINING
Really, it is a good experience for development yourself, it is the beginning of a long way in Kung Fu and long way in development of the heart. All people are lovely, also Shifu has a very big and wonderful heart and peace. He
SUSANNA MORA CRESPO
Really, it is a good experience for development yourself, it is the beginning of a long way in Kung Fu and long way in development of the heart. All people are lovely, also Shifu has a very big and wonderful heart and peace. He always says: Smile! I will try to smile always! Thank you.

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