shaolin warrior program

What is the Shaolin Warrior Program Yin & yang martial arts path

Combining external (Yang) and internal (Yin) Kung Fu gives a traditional and balanced training experience through the inner qualities that true Kung Fu warriors possess, not just how to kick and punch. 

Yin and Yang are not only opposites but also interdependent, without the other neither can exist. Without Yang, Yin cannot grow, while without Yin, Yang cannot develop. They are in a dynamic equilibrium. Therefore, Yang in overabundance will transform into Yin, and Yin in overabundance will transform into Yang. The Yin section of the program consists of gentle routines for Taiji Quan & Qigong, static postures such as Meditation and stances, and medical practices that target the work of tendons, ligaments, fascia, internal organs, and meridians. The Yang section of the program is a more active practice that works on the Yang part of the body, building blood flow, strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. The most complete, balanced, and holistic Kung Fu training requires combining the Yin and Yang sections of the practice, student physical condition, age and personal goals.

 

Shifu Shi Yanjun leads students to Shaolin Kung Fu practice
Shaolin Kung Fu practice

External Kung Fu (Yang)

External Kung Fu is easy to understand. It represents the practices and methods directly related to fighting, conditioning skills, tactics, etc. For some, external Kung Fu is considered the most practical because everything has a clear purpose, such as punching techniques to punch the opponent or target different vital points to deliver the most damage. External Kung Fu is about developing the tangibles – the easily seen and measured parts of human performance. MMA, for example, is dominantly an external martial art. Many modern athletes use mobility training, massages, psychologists, and mindset coaches to help them. However, many of these aspects are more developed in internal Kung Fu and Qigong.

Internal Kung Fu (Yin)

Internal Kung Fu is more about enhancing yourself, mind, body, Qi, and movements. It’s something that is supposed to support your athletic and fighting ability. For example, Zhan Zhuang, it’s an intense and ancient stability training. Authentic Internal Kung Fu goes deeper than learning how to control your body and generate power with body mechanics. You will learn to control your mind and attitude. Having the proper mindset is a necessary element of fighting that can make or break a fighter. Learning to cultivate “controlled rage” is one of the unique parts of Internal Kung Fu. In addition, Internal Kung Fu deals with relaxation, timing, Qi circulation, breathing, rhythm, and all the subtle but essential attributes of fighting. All the features are hard to measure. Internal Kung Fu is about developing the intangibles.

Ba Duanjin Qigong practice with Shifu Shi Yanjun

Who is the Shaolin Warrior Program for

Shaolin Warrior Program is for those who would like to experience the authentic and traditional culture of Shaolin Martial arts, Chinese Culture and Holistic Medical practices.  

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Martial Artist Enthusiast

Families with Children

Martial Arts Experts

Testimonials

Our Happy Students!

In my 11 months at the temple, I learned way more than I expected. My Kung Fu of course improved a lot and I also learned about the culture of China and Kung Fu, the spirituality, the discipline, and a lot about myself. I understand now why masters learn Kung Fu all their life…it is not a sport, it is life. Shifu Yan Jun is a really good master. Not only because his Kung Fu is impressive, but because he understands his students. He sees each student in their true nature and helps them improve their Kung Fu and find the true path to happiness. 
Alexandre
France

Temple Curriculum Begin

Shifu Shi Yanjun’s training in the Shaolin Warrior Program is designed to help every person achieve their utmost Heath and build Martial Arts skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

Temple Duty

As part of the duty, one may learn the Shaolin broom form.

When troubles and anxiety disturb your peace, go and clean your space so your mind gets invigorated, and the things around you are at peace. 

Temple duty is a non-negotiable aspect of your training at the Shaolin Temple. Your temple duty is an act of service and helps build character.

The purpose of cleaning is not the cleaning activity itself but what it represents – an active meditative activity for achieving enlightenment. 

The monks have a saying: “Cleaning is not for others but for the Buddha. Cleaning the Temple every day, I clean my own heart and mind. When clearing the dust, I make my heart shine.” Cleanliness is not only about mental health and heart, but it represents the pursuit of spirituality. The practice of cleaning is powerful. Clean with care and love.

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Shaolin Traditional Culture Classes

To truly understand and master Kung Fu, it’s important to understand the culture of China. We’ve included these culture classes into your weekly training schedule. You’ll also participate in temple events such as daily Buddhist ceremonies, traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, and more!

Buddhist Ceremonies & Temple Events

The Buddhist ceremonies are kept on a daily basis, morning (5.30 – 6.45) and evening (19.00 – 20.00). These ceremonies’ attendance is optional. Temple Events are compulsory and they follow the Buddhist Lunar Calendar activities. 

Outstanding Certifications

All the students who join the Shaolin Temple Yunnan Shaolin Warrior Program can achieve formal certifications when they complete the training period. Longer-term students can achieve extra certifications. 

It can be your own

Graduation Ceremony

Weekly Timetable

During the training sessions, you will learn Kung Fu Basics, Stretching, Power training, and a combination of Kung Fu styles to ensure your fast progress.

Time

5.30-6.45 (Optional)

6.55

7.30-8.00

8.30-11.30

11.55

14.30-17.30

17.50

19.00-19.50

19.00-19.50 (Optional)

20.00-21.00

Monday

Buddhist Ceremony

Breakfast

Temple Duty

Morning Training

Lunch

Afternoon Training

Dinner

Theory Classes

Buddhist Ceremony

Evening Training

Tuesday

Buddhist Ceremony

Breakfast

Temple Duty

Morning Training

Lunch

Afternoon Training

Dinner

Theory Classes

Buddhist Ceremony

Evening Training

Wednesday

Buddhist Ceremony

Breakfast

Temple Duty

Morning Training

Lunch

Afternoon Training

Dinner

Theory Classes

Buddhist Ceremony

Evening Training

Thursday

Buddhist Ceremony

Breakfast

Temple Duty

Morning Training

Lunch

Afternoon Training

Dinner

Theory Classes

Buddhist Ceremony

Evening Training

Friday

Buddhist Ceremony

Breakfast

Temple Duty

Morning Training

Lunch

Afternoon Training

Dinner

Meeting with Shifu

Buddhist Ceremony

Free Time

*Disclaimer: This is just a sample schedule. Your specific weekly schedule will be determined based on your body quality and fitness level, experience, martial arts skill level, age, and interests.

Train With THE BEST

Shifu Shi Yanjun

Shifu Shi Yanjun, 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior monk, is the lead teacher at the Shaolin Temple Yunnan. Under his guidance, you’ll learn kung fu at your own pace and in your own time.
Shifu believes that when you take a personalised and well-balanced approach to kung fu training, the knowledge and skills you obtain will last you a lifetime.

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Advice on getting the best outcome

Shifu Shi Yanjun strongly advises students serious about Kung Fu not to arrive as complete beginners at the Temple if they wish to achieve a higher level or learn more during their stay. A complete beginner will take time to grasp the basic knowledge about Kung Fu training. In addition, it can take up to three months to make the connection between the body and mind. It means that your mind will understand the instructions but your body will not be able to follow them. 
With this in mind, Shifu Shi Yanjun developed the Online Bundle Membership program to give beginner students an extraordinary advantage when they arrive at training live at the Temple. The program introduces students to basic body mechanics, stretching, breathing, and routines.

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Join Online Training Before the Temple Live Training Advantages

Join the Temple training without Online Training

Joining for 1 month as an example, you will not be able to learn more than four routines. We do not guarantee your practice qualifies for high-level certification as when you arrive already with knowledge in Kung Fu. 

Path

Journey Towards Success

how to enroll

1. Application Form

Send us via e-mail the Application Form fully completed with the required details. Students must disclose all medical issues on the application.

2. Application Fee

If the application is successful, an application fee of 150 USD must be paid. It is non-transferable and non-refundable. This fee is waived for returning students.

3. Supportive Documents

Receive documents for your trip, your invitation letter for your Visa, Enrollment pack, Training manual, Life in China, and the Temple pack.

Shaolin Warrior Program Price Plan

*Before you book your place with the Temple, make sure the price payment policies and refunds are very clear to you. These policies are explained in detail in the Enrollment Pack. The Temple is not responsible if you fail to understand and follow these policies.

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1 Month

$ 1140
  • Uniform & T-shirt
  • Shared Monk Room
  • 3 Meals/day
  • 7h /day Kung Fu Training
  • 4h/week Culture Classes
  • Daily Buddhist Ceremonies
  • Special Events if applicable
  • Wi-Fi Access
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3 months

$ 3120
  • Uniform & T-shirt
  • Shared Monk Room
  • 3 Meals/day
  • 7h/day Kung Fu Training
  • 4h/week Culture Classes
  • Daily Buddhist Ceremonies
  • Special Events if applicable
  • Wi-Fi Access

6 months

$ 6090
  • Uniform & T-shirt
  • Shared Monk Room
  • 3 meals/day
  • 7h/day Kung Fu Training
  • 4h/week Culture Classes
  • Daily Buddhist Ceremonies
  • Special Events if applicable
  • Wi-Fi Access
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12 months

$ 12030
  • Uniform & T-shirt
  • Shared Monk Room
  • 3 meals/day
  • 7h/day Kung Fu Training
  • 4h/week Culture Classes
  • Daily Buddhist Ceremonies
  • Special Events if applicable
  • Wi-Fi Access

Accommodation

At the Temple, we offer shared and single monk rooms. Shared monk rooms are separated by male and female students. You will not be permitted inside the shared room of the opposite sex. Single monk rooms have limited availability, so if you wish to secure your spot in one of these rooms, you’ll need to book well before your stay.

Included: bedding, linen, towel, WiFi, a laundry area, automatic washing machines, and a shared washing facility.

Not included: toiletries, washing powders, extra blankets, extra pillows, extra towels, etc.

*Rooms styles may vary.

Single Monk Rooms are non-refundable, non-transferable and can not be rescheduled once booked and reserved. No Exceptions. Single monk rooms are not available for unmarried couples.

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Dining experience

"When you eat in silence, you can learn something from the food."

All meals will be served in the dining hall with the Shaolin monks. You will be expected to follow their eating habits and etiquette. Meals will occur at set times each day; 7 am, 12 am, and 6 pm. The monks do not talk during meal times, and students will be expected to follow the same observations.

All meals are vegetarian and can be adapted to different dietary needs. Please, discuss nutrition restrictions and requirements during your application.

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Are you ready to become the master of your own destiny?

At the Shaolin Warrior Training Center, we honor the power of Kung Fu and its transformational qualities.
Here, we give you the skills you need to live a healthy, happy, and well-balanced life.

Send your Application Form in

During the application process, you’ll discuss your training goals, the supporting documents you’ll need for your trip to China, and much more. After the email, you’ll receive your Enrollment Packet and Timetable. It’s everything you need to get started in preparation for your stay. 

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