Train Like A Shaolin Monk In The Songshang Mountains In China. July – August 2016

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Please click Shaolin Summer Camp 2016 for the updated details of the Shaolin Summer Camp 2016.

From Friday 31st July 2015  – Friday 28th August 2015 I’ll be teaching a Shaolin Summer Camp in the Songshang Mountains, a few kilometers away from the Shaolin Temple in China. You’ll train like a Shaolin Monk in authentic Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong, three times a day, 6 days a week. You can train for a minimum of two weeks or the whole month. The focus will be on training hard! This is not a holiday. IMG_4768 Sample Schedule: Most of your training will be done outside. You will start the day with a run up the mountain then come back and do a kung fu session with the emphasis on strength and stamina training, you will then cool down with some Qigong. IMG_4725After you’ve finished training, breakfast will be served. This is usually steamed bread, congee, pickled vegetables and stir fried vegetables. After breakfast you’ll rest and we’ll start our training again mid-morning, with a focus on getting your form and techniques correct. Lunch will be served at 1pm. After lunch it’s advisable to sleep to help your body recover from the hard training. In the afternoon you’ll train for another 3 hours. At 6pm we’ll have dinner. Evenings will be spent reading or doing internal training such as Qigong or meditating. I will teach in English. IMG_4845 Who Is Is Suitable For? Anyone over the age of 18 who has a passion for Shaolin. You MUST be a non-smoker and no alcohol is allowed during your stay. Do I have to be good at Kung Fu and Qigong? Beginner’s are welcome but to get the most out of our stay it’s good to have a basic fitness level and a grounding in kung fu. No matter what level you are, you’ll be training in a non-competitive friendly environment IMG_5097 Weather: It’s usually between 30 – 36 so we train in the early morning before it gets hot, and we train inside when the weather is at it’s hottest. You need to bring lots of training clothes. Terrain: We are based amongst the mountains. You can see one of the areas where you’ll be training in this video. PRICE: £1000 for two weeks. ( about $1520.00 US dollars) £1500  for one month. ( about $2285.00 US Dollars). You can start your training in any of those weeks.

yellow mt2-00216 What You Get: 1) 6 hours of training per day – This is a professional way to build up your internal and external strength. Training will be in Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong. 2) Accommodation – You will stay in a shared room with one other person. The room has an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. IMG_47323) Meals – All of your meals will be provided. This will be healthy, hearty, Chinese food, locally grown. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements, We will do our best to accommodate. What you need to provide: A valid passport and Chinese visa. Your flight to China and travel to the venue. Travel Insurance Training clothes, running shoes, training shoes, flip flops or sandals, and towels. Pocket money to buy water, and snacks. There will be the option of visiting the Shaolin Temple and the Bodhidharma Cave and you will need to pay the admission fee. IMG_4524 Getting There: The nearest airport to Shaolin Temple is Zhengzhou. The nearest city is Dengfeng. There are regular flights from Beijing to Zhenghou, and it’s possible to book them on the day at the airport. We can arrange pick up and drop off at Zhengzhou airport. The price will be a maximum of £80.00 depending on the number of people. Once you register, we’ll try and put you with other people who are traveling to make the cost as low as possible. Address:  China, Henan Province, Dengfeng City, Leijia Gou, Shaolin Temple International School. The venue is the blue dot on the map. Payment Details: Payment needs to be made by bank transfer. All payments must be made in full by 30th June. We can only accept currency in sterling pound.  Cancellations for All Retreats: If you cancel 4 weeks before your arrival date, we will be happy to refund you but a cancellation fee of £100.00 will be charged plus £100.00 for the application form. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your arrival date, there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the total contribution of your stay. If you cancel anytime in the week before your arrival date, there is no refund.  IMG_4741Reserve Your Spot:  We are a small group and places are limited so please book early. Email info@shifuyanlei.co.uk. Palmo will send you an application form, and a link to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100.00 which will be off-set from your training fee. She’s happy to answer any queries you may have. 

80 thoughts on “Train Like A Shaolin Monk In The Songshang Mountains In China. July – August 2016

  1. Hi
    Im interested in a month. I will be 48yrs old and hope this is not too old? I have an ok fitness but I’m interested in conditioning my body to improve my mind. I’m going through some big changes and think that a month will help to sort my mind out. Hopefully there are still some places.

    Thank you

    Karen

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    1. I have a quick question, do I have to book my ticket from The united states to Zhengzhou on my own apart from the 1500 or is the plane ticket included with the 1500?

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    2. My name is Randy Battistus I am fron the united states. I trained in kung fu / wushu for 5 years under master Quoc l tran. Master tran. Tran was officially accepted as 35th generation shaolin Temple Warrior secular deciple. By Master Shi Yan Lu. The Buddhist ceremony was held at shaolin monastery in Dengfeng city, henan province, China. And received the official Shaolin Monk name “shi Heng Peng”. Master Tran is a student of Master Shi Xing Wang. 32nd generation Shaolin Monk and Master Shi Yan Lu 34th generation Shaolin Monk. Thank you for your time hope to hear back from you soon.

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  2. Hi I am very interested in a month. I am 21 years old, I used to be a smoker however I have quit. I have been working on my fitness to improve and will continue to work on it for the rest of my life. I hope there can be some room for me for this would be a dream come true.

    Thank you

    Mark

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    1. Can I get an aplications, and I also need to look into getting a Chinese visa, I’m not to familiar with traveling out of the coumtry.

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  3. Ex yoga teacher I am not fit and have not run for a while – I have never done Kung fu. Only a little chi gong – pls send application n maybe wud u have class for total beginners too – it sounds sooooo good. What my body is screaming for :))

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  4. Very interested! I did 3 months of Shao Lin training at the Chinese Shao Lin Center in Albuquerque about a year ago and have been keeping up with it since then. I would love an application and some more details!

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  5. Hi there,
    This sounds really exciting. I’m interested in the two weeks. I’m not in the best shape at the moment but used to do taekwondo and tai chi chuan last year. I do smoke at the moment but not heavily and I’m definitely planning to quit and would really appreciate to be part of this.

    Many thanks!

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  6. I am 66 years old. I have my Red Belt in United Tae Kwon do federation. I am interested in the beginner training. Could you let me know the cost and what I need to do to prepare ? Thank you. Huntington, West Virginia USA

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  7. Hi, I have no experience in kungfu and have basic fitness, I do not smoke or drink, I feel I need to focus myself because I have no focus on anything and feel like im a lost cause wondering this world, im 29 years old with a passion to better myself as a person, would you except me into your class?

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  8. This sounds like a great opportunity to train my body and mind. I am 38 years old and will have to start running again before I come. Send me the details.

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  9. thank your for providing this opportunity. I meet all of the requirements and it would be a dream to be a part of this. I want to apply. Can you please send me an application. Thank you!

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  10. I wish I could but I am mid aged women and I have an weak leg , but I love martial arts and wish I could come to train with you

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  11. I’ve always been interested in China and the ways of a Shaolin Monk. I recently turned 33 (February 22) and told myself that I need to better myself in a number of things. By doing what you are offering I can achieve all of my goals in one swoop and that would be just Perfect! I recently quit smoking and I have started a healthy regimen of eating and exercising to get me in the proper mindset.

    I hope you still have some room.

    Best,

    Ayan.

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  12. Hello. I’m very excited about this opportunity. I’m a little unclear about the price. What is the charge for 4 weeks and do you offers my sortif discount if I sign up with a friend?

    Thank you.

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  13. Greetings, Thank you for facilitating this amazing experience. The connection between body and mind is something that i will continually work for and this training sounds like something that would benefit me greatly. can you please provide me with application information?

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  14. I would like to do this, but im curiouse as to how much it is in american currency, again i live in america, toledo, ohio to be exact, you can contact me via email, or phone 419 315 6510, my name is sean, im 26 140lbs, decent shape, but would like the training, please contact me with more info.

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  15. I am very interested with training in China can you please send me a application and the conversion of the money. Thank you

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  16. Hello Shifu.
    I am 32 and in average shape. I have a strong desire to get very fit, physically and mentally but have had a very difficult time doing so. This is just the type of thing I need to motivate me. I have a great deal of respect for the ancient Chinese arts and would love to be a part of this. I am a smoker but am in the process of quitting as well as getting ready to take the 40 day challenge.
    I hope that you will consider me for this journey.

    Thank you,
    Seth

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  17. I’m been dreaming of this ever since 16, turning 20 this month and this is a true opportunity but it’s expensive. Why does everything worth doing has such a high cost to it 😦 please do this again in the future, I’ll save up. Enjoy everyone.

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  18. Wow,first i would like to say this is an amazing opportunity,and it would have been an honor if i could have taken advantage of this offer and to have acquired training from you.It’s always been my dream to do something like this.But sad to say,it’s a bit too pricey for me. Although,hopefully you’ll do something like this again some day,take care and have a great day/new mallinium. =)

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  19. Will this be available for next year?? I’m very interested in participating in the training. I want to train a little bit for it; I planned on taking martial arts classes this year.

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    1. I am really interested in this training please get back to me by my email or my number 8124890088

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  20. Im really like so much to larn… but i m from srilanka… here dont have good class..and masters… T_T T_T

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  21. Hello

    I was training another Shaolin Master in my country. But, when I started to running or jogging for training before we started to train Martial Arts. My master said I am very low with stamina everytime I start to train I get tired easily. Before we run, we do Qigong to increase our stamina and flexibility.

    My master said I have to running for 15K jogging to increase my stamina for everyday. When I read you blog I’m now realize.. to be come a shaolin is not simple at least you never give out or set you goal to become a shaolin.

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