Shaolin kung fu
Perhaps more than any other art throughout the history of martial arts and maybe even all disciplines, the mere mention or sight of the words “Shaolin Kung Fu” evoke a vast and immensely deep history of amazing skills and even more amazing people and teachings. A martial art should be a complete and beneficial program of developing oneself on every level, without harming or misshaping the body, its processes, the mind, and the character and spirit.
Shaolin Kung Fu is a hallmark of these aims and has been passed down from ancient times and has been preserved, very often at immeasurable cost to those who dedicated their lives to its preservation (people who were not only exceptionally aware of its value, but often exceedingly intelligent and devoid of illusions), from generation to generation to reach us today. In fact it was already a common saying more than one thousand years ago in the Tang Dynasty that “Shaolin Kungfu is the foremost martial art beneath heaven”.
Those who may have practiced, or still practice, martial arts with the exclusive aim of combat efficiency, often to the detriment of their health, mental and moral understanding or outlook, and even physical function in daily living, including self defense and preservation, might be surprised to find that Shaolin Kung Fu not only encompasses this aim, but a great many more and, in true fact, when a student is ready, prepares us for the ultimate achievement in any art (something very few disciplines can offer).
To begin to experience, explore, and benefit from these wondrous treasures of an ancient legacy, join one of our classes below:
Fundamentals of Shaolin Kung Fu
The introductory syllabus and foundational skills of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu training. This course is the most essential material to progressing in this ancient art and the prerequisite for more advanced courses.
The path to Becoming a Practitioner
In the Footsteps of the Masters