As a foreign student, I am amazed at the discipline relating to time for early rise each morning, meals and training during the day as well as in the evening. There is also strong emphasis on personal hygiene. It is very important for any student joining the program to have clear personal objectives and these must be realistic goals as kungfu is really not something that can be learned within short period of time but through discipline, commitment, hardwork and practices over extended period of time. The faster the student gets to understand this, the better will be for them to be happy with their achievements. It should be easy to appreciate this if one consider how long and what each of the shifu has gone through to be in their current situation. Shifu Shi Yanjun is very accomplished and experienced and each student should work with him closely to realise their individual goals and he does take into account the physical and mental conditions, age and agility to learn. Yunnan Shaolin Temple has a long history of more than 800 years and hence the buildings and other amenities are rather old. Students attending programs must adapt to such environmental conditions soonest possible in order for them to be focusing on what’s important. In terms of the training, the strenous stretching exercises are essential to build up power and flexibilty for students. Hence the saying “no pain no gain” and all these making the unique “Yunnan Shaolin Temple Experience”