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It’s Kung Fu time at the UK Shaolin Temple


Shaolin Tiger Workshop 2016

Unleash your inner tiger


It's not about having time

It's about making time


Don't wish for it

Work for it!


 Lucky Monkey Deal 

 Are you Lucky Monkey enough?

2016 is the year of the Monkey! The Chinese New Year is on the way, and so to celebrate this we are offering a free month of Kung Fu training in February for anybody who has our Lucky Monkey code or voucher.

If you would like to be one of our Lucky Monkeys all you need to do is register your details here, then collect your free code and voucher, click the button to register your details below.



The Best Classes

Shaolin Kung Fu

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Kung Fu Classes

Do right. Do your best.
Our Kung Fu classes are open to everyone. Students will learn many stretches, stances, kicks, jumps, combination movements, empty hand forms, weapons forms, and San Da.
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Advanced Classes

If you try to do your best there is no failure.
We’d like to warmly welcome all of our advanced students to train in our advance classes. Training in our advance classes is hard but enjoyable, disciplined, and stimulates motivation.
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Self Defence

Protect yourself at all times
San Da is a consolidation of Kung Fu theories and techniques in a new form that consists of set rules and the ability to execute techniques at full power. San Da is resembles a form of kickboxing with a complete system of realistic unarmed combat.
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Living well for all, all for living well.

To get people to live well is at the heart of UK Shaolin Temple's mission. It is also our largest campaign. Live well covers many ways to improve your wellbeing using Ch'an and Shaolin philosophy and practices. We also include other vital ways so you, the world in which we live in and the beings that inhabit can live healthier and happier.
A registered charity in England and Wales

UK Shaolin Temple Official Website

Welcome to UK Shaolin Temple’s Official Website. UK Shaolin Temple is a registered charity in England and Wales. We are a unique organisation that exists to share, promote and preserve Shaolin culture. The ‘Shaolin’ culture refers to the activities, philosophies and lifestyles specific to the Chan Buddhist Shaolin Temple. These include a number of physical and philosophic activities such as Shaolin Kung FuQi GongTai Chi and Chan Meditation. In addition, as the Shaolin culture is not a self-contained entity but heavily influenced by its environment and wider culture, we are also committed to engage people with many aspects of wider Chinese culture. This includes its art, language, philosophies, folk traditions and worldviews. 

UK Shaolin Temple strives to present these cultural traditions in their purest form. By engaging people in these activities we believe that physical, mental and social wellbeing may be improved. This is achieved by keeping active, becoming conscious of our mental states and engaging with different cultures and lifeways.

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Make A Donation

Your donation will help us to provide more opportunities to engage people in these unique traditions. We have a number of causes and campaigns you can donate to. Please follow the link to find out more.

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Join Kung Fu Training

This is a very popular way to help and support us. Not only will you keep yourself healthy and strong, develop your mental discipline and practice interpersonal skills but you will also help us to progress towards our goals.
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Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in our work. We are also looking for volunteers, opportunities for collaboration and sponsors.
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Free Shaolin Qi Gong Breath Workshop

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Shaolin monks have used Qi Gong breath training for thousands of years to boost health and live longer.

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Shaolin Culture


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Shaolin culture has been in the world more than 1500 yeas and it contains within it many traditions from philosophical to physical. One of its most renowned is Shaolin Kung Fu. Kung Fu’s original purpose of was to improve the wellbeing of its monks. Although more importantly, it was used to express the wisdom of Ch’an Buddhism in a physical form.

Other influences on the Shaolin culture is the wider Chinese culture. A sincere comprehension of Shaolin culture therefore also requires the study of Ch’an and Chinese culture and history.

Shaolin culture was passed down from dedicated warrior monks through generations of disciples. Now, the UK Shaolin Temple wishes to continue this tradition in the UK. We do this in order to preserve this unique culture and also allow for more people to learn and develop from their teachings.