It is CK Martial Hearts #1 aim to enable everyone, no matter where they are from, how strong or experienced they are, or what their reasons for interest are, to be able to access, understand and benefit from exposure to and training in traditional Chinese kung fu life, culture and philosophy. It is our hope that through the programs we offer, we are able to do that, and that more and more people will start to understand the benefits that Chinese kung fu can offer.

As of January 2018, we currently offer, or are in the process of offering, several opportunities to study kung fu in China. Read on for more information about each of the programs we offer. Hopefully they’ll be something to meet your requirements, and you’ll be able to train with us soon!


Learn traditional martial arts at the Shaolin Temple

On our Warrior’s Way Bootcamp, 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.

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Balance your mind, body and spirit in Beijing

Real taichi combines health, self-defense and mindfulness into a practice that is the quintessential Chinese martial art. Unfortunately, most taichi teachers only teach one aspect of taichi – the health part. Most people don’t even know there is more to taichi than simply feeling more relaxed and energized. But on a CK Martial Hearts Trident Taichi program, you will get to learn these three important aspects, and get the chance the experience the true meaning of traditional Taichi.


New in 2018 – Develop the heart of a lion in Foshan

Anyone who grew up watching Hong Kong kung fu movies knows of the fundamental connection between lion dancing and traditional Chinese martial arts. Lion dancing was traditionally taught at many kung fu schools as a way to demonstrate skill and spirit without directly showing martial arts techniques. While less commonly taught now than before, in the winter of 2018 CK Martial Hearts will proudly offer our Lion Heart training program and give students the opportunity to learn both kung fu and lion dancing in the south of China.


New in 2018 – Raise your child’s spirit and strengths

Being a warrior isn’t about how many fights you’ve had or how tough your skin is. It’s about facing all of life’s challenges head-on, staying strong in mind, body and spirit at all times and never giving it up, no matter what obstacles you face. And on our Rising Warrior programs, that’s exactly what parents and children will get the opportunity to do, together. Similar to our Warrior’s Way programs, as well as learning Shaolin martial arts, this parent and children program also features more social and cultural activities, making it suitable for younger participants. 


We are constantly adding new programs and content. If you don’t see something here that fits your requirements, check back regularly. We’ll be sure to add something that meets your requirements soon.


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12 Responses

  1. don carlo iv
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    i would love to experience this and learn the 7 star fist

    • CK Martial Hearts
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      Hey Don, thanks for the comment! Actually, in all the times I’ve been there, I’ve never seen any of the warrior monks practicing 7 Star Fist, but I guess there is a reason for that. 😉

      Our program participants study Tongbeiquan while at the Temple, and all seem to really enjoy it. Not sure if that’s a style you’re interested in, but if so, feel free to drop us an email at [email protected] for more information about the programs we’ll be offering in 2016. 🙂

  2. Peter
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    Is self-defense a factor in the training that the monks provide?

    • CK Martial Hearts
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      The teaching provided by the monks focuses on the specifics of Shaolin strength, flexibility, coordination and forms. In the supplemental classes, the guide shows application of the Shaolin techniques taught, including self-defence applications. 🙂

  3. Geoffrey Irungu Njuguna
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    is martial art real?
    i want to join u coz it has been a dream dat my family thinks that it will never come true,plz help.
    Kenyan,18 years

    • CK Martial Hearts
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      Hi Geoffrey, thanks for your comment.

      Whether martial arts is real, depends on your definition of martial arts, and what you want to use it for. Shaolin Martial Arts train the mind, body and spirit, if you dedicate yourself to learning them for long enough. To me, that’s the definition of a martial art. Also, a fighting style that is as beautiful to watch as it is effective to use, which would also be a good way to describe Shaolin Martial Arts, IMHO.

      Hope that answers your questions.



  4. Geoffrey Irungu Njuguna
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    do monks learn selfdefence?

    • CK Martial Hearts
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      The monks have spent their whole lives training the martial arts they now teach and demonstrate, part of which in their early lives includes sparring and applications training. The speed, power and accuracy they show with each any every move indicates that even though now they spend less time training their own applications, it would still be more than effective if need be. 🙂

  5. Geoffrey Irungu Njuguna
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    Do monks go for competitions?

    • CK Martial Hearts
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      As a Zen Buddhist Temple, and as Zen Buddhist practitioners, the Shaolin warrior Monks don’t see the need to enter competitions. But they do tour the world every year, putting on demonstrations of their skills and techniques in displays that are always appreciated by the audiences. 🙂

  6. Freddie
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    Can dietary restrictions be accommodated during the camp?

    • CK Martial Hearts
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      Hi Freddie. The food provided during our kung fu programs is very basic Chinese dishes, and as such is OK for most dietary requirements. If you have specific needs, please email us at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to see how we can accommodate you better.

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