Shaolin Kung Fu
KUNG FU CLASSES
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 (Chinese kick boxing). This training involves moderate to high physicality and is suited for people looking to improve their stamina, strength, speed, coordination and flexibility.
Our Kung Fu classes are continuously growing and we believe this is due to the fact that we teach genuine Shaolin Kung Fu, which is taught by qualified and experienced Shaolin Masters. If you are looking for something unique and authentic, the UK Shaolin Temple’s Shaolin Kung Fu training is right for you.
Chinese Kick Boxing
SAN DA CLASSES
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. It consists of standard kicks and punches, but then it enters into entrapment, which leads to throws or takedowns. It also covers grappling, wrestling, ground fighting, and weapon defence skills. Another added feature is that a competitor can push or throw their opponent off a platform, adding another technical quality to the bouts.
The aim of our San Da classes is to train people who would like to compete in national and international competitions. It is also suitable for people who would like to build their self-confidence, strength, discipline and self-defence techniques.
No matter what your fitness level is, everyone is welcome because we will take you from where you are and build your skills until we reach your goal.
Chen Tai Chi Quan
TAI CHI CLASSES
Tai Chi classes are suitable for all people. It has been acknowledged that training in Tai Chi is useful for building strength, improving mobility, alleviating illnesses and improving balance, cultivating your moral character and some believe that it can prolong your life. Our Tai Chi classesfocus on learning basic techniques and Tai Chi forms. You also have the opportunity to build on this knowledge by learning Tai Chi weapons forms.
Little Dragon’s Classes
KUNG FU FOR CHILDREN
Our Kung Fu training is growing in popularity and more and more children come to join our classes. Children are attracted to these classes to learn real Kung Fu. We receive great results from both the students and their parents. We will make sure that all children training with us will keep fit, learn new skills and most importantly, have fun while exercising.
The young students will learn genuine Kung Fu, San Da (Chinese kickboxing), self-defence and acrobatic skills. Aside from these physical activities, children will also learn essential social and personal skills, for example discipline, self-motivation and respect for their fellow classmates and instructors.
The Little Dragon students can attend our numerous classes, which are held in different locations. Please browse our Class Schedule to find the nearest location to you. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us for more information; we will be happy to assist you.
Zen Meditation Class
Ch’an meditation as we know it has been in existence for over 1500 years. The main aim of the Ch’an meditation is to see through yourself and also give light to others. Meditation is a vital practice in studying self-realisation. This is done by raising awareness and receptivity to our nature and what we are capable of. Meditation also has clear health benefits to all people. The calming of the mind enables people to find peace and reflection, which leads to clarity and direction.
Advance Kung Fu
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. These classes are designed to train students to be elite martial artists and to work towards competitions on a national and international level. We are working hard to help every advanced student reach their fullest potential.
Kung Fu Combat
Training Kung Fu combat sessions concentrate on practical kung fu skills. These skills will help you learn self-defence skills, strengthen your body’s condition, build your internal energy and so on. The subjects that will be covered in this class include Qinna, traditional San Da, Kung Fu applications, sparring and self-defence skills. These classes are suitable for everyone and is particularly suited to people looking to compete with Kung Fu combat skills.
Shi Yan Min teaches the philosophy and practice of Ch’an Buddhism including Shaolin Ch’an. This specifically covers Ch’an philosophy, meditation, and the history of Ch’an Buddhism and the Shaolin Temple. These sessions involve learning essential Ch’an teachings, enabling people to explore an alternative worldview. These sessions are open to everyone regardless of any existing faith or beliefs, or none at all. Shi Yan Mindiscusses the Ch’an Buddhism outlook on life and the various different ways on can engage with Ch’an, as well as its development through the Shaolin Temple.
Qi Gong allows you to explore your internal and external energy. Students will learn Qi Gong exercises which involve and combination of stretching and breathing techniques in set routines. These sessions are suited to everyone but they are particularly beneficial for people looking to improve their mental and emotional health, mobility and strength. You will find that Qi Gong may help your circulatory system and reduce stress.
Kung Fu Acrobatics
Our Kung Fu Acrobatic classes are suited to anyone looking to learn to improve their co-ordination, confidence, flexibility, and aerobatic skills. We begin with basic techniques and work our way up to more advanced skills. Our sessions tailor the content of the class to individual student’s needs and abilities so anyone can enjoy our sessions. These classes are also a perfectly complimentary to our normal Kung Fu classes, as many forms and basics involve the same acrobatic techniques and skills.
Shaolin 72 Skills
Traditional classes are designed to give you an authentic Shaolin workout. You will practice traditional drills aimed at building your conditioning, strength, stamina as well as your internal and external energy. Other areas these classes will focus on is Hard Qi Gong, practical skills from Wing Chun, Fitness exercises and cultivating different kinds of power.