Learn kung fu at the Shaolin Temple

Are you looking for a life changing experience? A way to push yourself? A way to escape everyday life and experience something truly different?

Then join CK Martial Hearts on the journey of a lifetime and unlock your potential at the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China!

With both 1 and 2-week kung fu training programs, CK Martial Hearts offers an exclusive opportunity, not just to learn kung fu inside the Shaolin Temple with genuine Shaolin warrior monks, but to experience life and culture both inside and outside the temple walls. Suitable for novices and those with martial arts backgrounds alike, these are the perfect programs to enable you to get a taste of Chinese life and traditional kung fu training at one of the most iconic locations in China.

And of course, we offer more than just kickass kung fu programs.

And as well as kung fu programs, CK Martial Hearts also offers unique Shaolin Temple Walking Tours. Led by a native-English speaking guide who actually learns kung fu from monks inside the temple walls, small groups will get the opportunity to learn about temple life and culture, both in history and modern times, and to find out what it’s actually like to learn martial arts at one of the most famed monasteries in the world. 

Most importantly, these programs are available to everyone, no matter your background, martial arts experience, or current fitness level. The only requirement for people wishing to train with us at the Shaolin Temple is that you are respectful of temple life, are prepared for hard, disciplined instruction, and are committed to giving 100% effort during your time at the temple.

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New in 2017 – martial arts programs and 1-day workshops in Beijing!

Not everyone has the time to visit the Shaolin Temple in Henan, or is interested in Shaolin martial arts. So CK Martial Hearts is pleased to announce that starting in 2017, we will be offering programs and workshops in Beijing, in a variety of subjects, for people who want to get a taste of traditional martial arts in the capital. From taichi workshops at beautiful locations (such as the stunning Temple of Heaven or Beijing’s centrally located Ritan Park) to classes in Chinese kung fu applications and fitness programs, whatever your level of experience or reason for being interested, you will find something on offer to meet your expectations and help you unlock your potential through Chinese martial arts!

So feel free to contact us and let us know what you’d like to learn and when. We will be more than happy to see what we can arrange for you!


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CK Martial Hearts is rated 5-Star on TripAdvisor. See what previous participants have said about what it’s like to experience the Shaolin Temple with us on our TripAdvisor page!


CK Martial Hearts is where it's at!

You get to learn the history of what and where you're practicing along with other sights you venture to; and you control how much you do, but expect to be pushed to your limits physically, mentally, and even emotionally. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a different kind of challenge and experience.

Mike. J, USA
Aug. 2016

CK Martial Hearts delivers and surpasses all its promises

Living and training on location was akin to stepping into a movie. The kindness and openness of the locals was heartwarming, their constant training a marvel, and access to the knowledge, spirituality, and discipline of the Warrior Monks in the Shaolin Temple, an inspiration.

Lorena. O, Spain
July 2016

It really teaches you to push yourself beyond your limits

Absolutely fantastic programme! Suitable for everyone; you can experience it at your own level of fitness and ability. I came to the programme with zero Martial Arts experience and had a wonderful though very challenging week. I can't recommend this enough!

James. M, Ireland
Sept. 2016

“Amazing experience!”

If you're looking for a physical and mental challenge, this is the place to go, regardless if you have previous experience with martial arts. I can honestly say that through the training, I know I am capable of much more than I allowed myself to believe previously.

David. B, USA
Aug. 2016

“Challenging, confronting, fun and amazing experience”

This not your normal day to day martial arts class. This is a once in a lifetime experience that will take you out of your comfort zone and push you to the limit while offering you a very rewarding challenge that’ll make you realize the limit is yourself.

Eduardo. F, USA
Oct. 2016

Thank you for creating this experience

Studying at the Shaolin Temple was to do each day what had only yesterday been impossible. To experience the achievement lying beyond fear and pain was life-changing. For those contemplating studying Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple with CK Martial Hearts: you can do this.

Jack. B, USA
Oct. 2015

Looking for a challenge, this is the place

The atmosphere of the monastery is very special, even if I could not appreciate so that at the beginning of the training.  I can say it was a great experience. I have learned a lot for me physically and mentally and can recommend it to anyone who wants to experience something special.

Michaela. V, Germany
Sept. 2015

Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Training

Most of the trainings was inside the Shaolin Temple. The Kung-fu classes were teach by a monk of the Shaolin Temple. If you want to improve or start in Kung-Fu, or you want to experience how is living in a real Kung-Fu Chinese school, this is the right place.

Gonzalo. G, Spain
July. 2015

An excellent life time experience!

I don't think you can find any company who can let you learn traditional Kung fu from the real monk and even training inside the temple itself. If you want to see how much you can push yourself and try something different, this is something you cannot miss when you visit china.

Ed. C, Hong Kong
Sept. 2015

An Amazing Experience

I knew nothing about Kung Fu and I spent an amazing morning doing Taichi with them. It felt amazing. Being trained out there is like being part of something bigger than you are. And I cannot thank enough AJ and Nic to make me discover this. This day determined that I want to pursue this quest.

Caroline. B, France
Oct. 2015

Hard to find, traditional Chinese Culture

Wow. Not only did the program give me access to an amazing and incredibly valuable experience studying the fundamentals of Chinese Gong Fu, but also to a rich cultural Chinese experience that is increasingly hard to find, especially at this place!

George. T, USA
Sept. 2015

10 Day Martial Arts "BOOT CAMP"

This course has been the single best thing that has ever happened to me. I have no past Kung Fu experience however in the 10 day course I learned so much not just about Kung Fu, I learned my body, my strengths and weaknesses, that my mind can definitely overcome my body.

Sam. G, UK
Oct. 2015

A truly transformative Experience

In any skills, one has to continue practicing for a long time in order to be capable at them, however this course gave us a really solid introduction and focus on how to keep developing our abilities. I will definitely come back to Shaolin with this program, and would recommend it to anyone.

Marc. G, USA
Sept. 2015


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