Shaolin Temple Chengdu

shaolin warrior Program training

The Path of the Shaolin Warrior Training combines the external (Yang) and internal (Yin) energies that true Kung Fu warriors possess.

the Path of the Shaolin Warrior training

Through the ancestral tree of our ancient Shaolin Warrior Heritage, we are connected deeply to the earth and the heavens, the glorious Yin & Yang, the mother and father of all beings. We walk the Path, over 4000 years — older than the rock used to build our Temple to maintain and develop the tradition that has kept us Shaolin Warriors vibrant, fit and enlightened for countless generations. Shaolin’s “family tree” is deeply connected to the earth’s core, absorbing its healing energies to grant long, vital and peaceful lives to all its descendants. 

The Temple is a palace of heaven that we have built on earth to unite Yin & Yang. Without Yang, Yin cannot grow, while without Yin, Yang cannot develop. They are in a dynamic equilibrium. The Yin section of the program consists of gentle routines for Taiji Quan, Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang and 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 and Qi, strength, stamina, balance and flexibility through Shaolin Quan, Wing Chun, Sanda, and Qinna. Through Meihua Quan, a complete Yin and Yang system, we achieve the most comprehensive, balanced, and holistic Kung Fu training.

Shaolin Warrior Program Training

Who is the Shaolin Warrior Training for

Shaolin Warrior Training is for those who want to experience the authentic and traditional culture of Shaolin Martial arts, Chinese Culture and Holistic Medical practices. The training is suitable for beginners to advanced and professional martial artists.

The training period can range from a few days to five years or more. The students’ age range is from 6 to 78 years old. The training is organised based on the Kung Fu experience, age, and body quality. All students must present a Medical Clearance to state that they are physically and mentally fit. We do not discriminate against age, gender, religion, ethnicity or country.

Weekly Timetable

All Kung Fu training in the weekly schedule is compulsory—cultural classes such as Chinese Mandarin,  Chinese Culture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine are optional. 

*Disclaimer: This is just a sample schedule. Your weekly schedule will be determined based on your body quality, fitness level, experience, martial arts skill level, age, and interests. The timetable changes depending on the weather and changes in location. Please inquire about your timetable during enrolment.

Weekly Timetable , Shaolin warrior program training

Kung Fu Basics (warm-ups, stretching, Kung Fu stances, kicks, hands techniques, combinations techniques, *acrobatics (if applicable)). Power Stretching is work on flexibility and mobility. When applicable, the class includes kick training for flexibility. Hard Qigong means whole body conditioning, including Iron Shirt, Iron palm, Iron neck, Iron fingers and many more. Qin Na is self-defence techniques, including joint locks, etc. Sanda is Chinese Kickboxing and includes sparring, footwork, steps, fighting techniques and combinations. The sparring class is fighting in a controlled environment. Forms class includes a particular style you chose to learn more of. Power Training is a high-intensity interval training for building body strength and stamina. It also includes a mountain run. Chinese Culture, Mandarin and Mandarin Corner, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Theory are optional. Chinese Culture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory are kept online. Meeting with Shifus is mandatory.

Sample Training Curriculum
Up to 3 months of training

Between 1 to 3 months, a student is considered a beginner.

The number of forms learned depends on the length of stay, student diligence, body quality and personal ability. 

 Apart from the Kung Fu fundamental skills described in Kung Fu Basics, you will additionally learn the following styles and forms: 

  1. Shaolin Quan (Shaolin Basics, Wu Bu Quan, Lian Huan Quan, 13 Shaolin Quan, Tong Bei Quan and Yin Shou Gun (staff);
  2. Meihua Quan (Basics, Meihua Quan Qigong stances and Meihua Quan Wushi);
  3. Yang Taiji Quan 24 Steps;
  4. Qigong (Shaolin Ba Duan Jin and Zhan Zhuang longevity Qigong);
  5. Wing Chun Quan (Basics and Xiao Nian Tou); 
  6. Sanda Basics and Sparring; 
  7. Qin Na basic techniques and Qin Na Taolu;
How is the training organized?

The training consists of a combination of internal (Yin) and external (Yang) disciplines to understand and live the essence of Kung Fu. 

Upon arrival, each student will follow the traditional approach of the Shaolin that has moulded Kung Fu Warriors for centuries. During your first week, the masters will recognise your successes and struggles. Beginners will learn skills appropriate for their level. Suppose you have expressed a specific track, desire or goal. These will be reflected in the direction your master gives you. Certain focus areas, such as forms, may be adjusted depending on your ability. Regardless of adjustments or focus, all students participate in the various parts of the training curriculum.

Beginners will follow the standard Curriculum set by Shifu Shi Yanjun. The forms taught follow the Curriculum of the Yunnan Shaolin Temple. 

The ideal path for a student joining the Temple is to prepare for the trip by following the Apprenticeship Online for three to six months. This practice will give the best preparation and introduction to the Kung Fu basics and beginner forms. By doing so, the student will get the best outcome from the Temple training. 

Advanced or intermediate students have the option to learn more advanced forms. Please let us know if you’d like to learn specific forms.

Shifu Shi Yanjun

Kung Fu training is not organised as class size or number of students per master. The training is based on the study topic, such as Kung Fu basics, power training and stretching, self-defence, forms, and acrobatics. Sometimes, all students train together for the collective benefit of group energy and collaboration. Sometimes, students practice in groups of 2 (self-defence), 3-4 (Hard Qigong or power stretching) and individual training (forms).

Group Training means all students in the Temple, regardless of age or ability, training together. Group training topics can include Kung Fu basics, power training, some Qigong forms, meditation, class warmups, technique-related skills, group forms, Kung Fu shows to practice for Lion and Dragon dance, Flag forms and many more.

One-To-One Private Lessons, Disciple Shi Hengkai

Every student will receive individualised attention. While training with fellow students is encouraged, you must learn directly from the master and avoid asking other students to teach you. Shifu will let you know of qualified students to help you with what you have already learned. If you need more instruction outside of training sessions, you may opt for private lessons for an additional fee.

Meet the Masters

Shifu Shi Yanjun, 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior monk and 17th Generation Chinese Cultural Heritage of Meihua Quan, is the lead master. 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.

Shifu Shi Yanjun

Headmaster of Shaolin Warrior

34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk & 17th Generation Chinese Cultural Heritage of Meihua Quan

Shifu Shi Yanpeng

Shaolin & Wing Chun Master

Shifu Shi Yanpeng

34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk

Shifu Shi Yanbo

Meihua Quan Master

34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk & 17th Generation Chinese Cultural Heritage of Meihua Quan

Shifu Shi Yanning

Shaolin & Kung Fu Show Master

Shifu Shi Yanning

34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk & 17th Generation Chinese Cultural Heritage of Meihua Quan

Disciple Shi Hengyi

Assistant Coach 

Shifu Shi Yanjun

35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk & 18th Generation Chinese Cultural Heritage of Meihua Quan

Disciple Shi Hengkai

Assistant Coach in practice

Disciple Shi Hengkai

35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk & 18th Generation Chinese Cultural Heritage of Meihua Quan


Grading participation is mandatory not only to assess Kung Fu progress but also to build confidence. Each student will grade the forms assigned and practised and receive a grade and feedback from the Master. We will meet as a group for Grading during the last week of each month. The exact dates/times are weather dependent.

Official Duanwei
(Professional Grading Worldwide Recognized)

Our Grading system is based on the highest standards of the International Shaolin Wushu Federation and International Meihua Quan Federation, called Duanwei. We adhere to the strictest of applications for our grading system to ensure worldwide acceptance and compatibility with proper Kung Fu Standards. 

Will I receive certifications at the end of the training?

Shaolin Temple Yunnan Kung Fu Department works together with International Shaolin Wushu Federation & International Meihua Quan Federation.

Shaolin Temple Chengdu

All the students who join the Shaolin Warrior Training can achieve formal certifications upon completion.

Longer-term students can achieve extra certifications based on their progress and training. In addition, long-term students will receive a booklet with the forms learned based on the professional Dunawei level. 

Certificate for Training (forms & styles)

Recognition Certificate

Training Certificate from Yunnan Shaolin Temple

Grading Booklet

Certificate of Achievement for Grading

Certificate of Completion for Cultural Studies and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Discipleship Certificate

Assistant Coach Certificate

Coach Certificate 


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