New dates for our Shaolin Temple Experience programs in 2015!

Our July 5-day Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Experience was a huge success, and our participants asked why we weren’t offering more 5-day programs. After much consideration (and a lot of enquiries asking if we have shorter programs!) we realised it was a great idea! So we are very pleased to announce new dates for our Shaolin Temple Experience in 2015.

These new additions now make our programs even more affordable and accessible. In September and October, join us for 5 or 10 days to study traditional kung fu with a genuine Shaolin warrior monk at the Shaolin Temple.  On the 5-day program, you will leave Beijing on the Monday morning via express train, accompanied by one of our native-English speaking guides, and arrive at the Shaolin Temple by lunchtime. You’ll then train for 5 days, before heading back to Beijing again by express train Saturday night.

The 5-day itinerary looks like this:

DayTimeActivity
Monday:6am – Meet at Beijing West Railway Station
 7am – Board express train to Zhengzhou City
 10am – Arrive Zhengzhou and board minibus to Wangzhigou
 12pm – Arrive Wangzhigou, check in and have lunch
 2.30pm – Walk down to Shaolin Temple for warm-up exercises with guide
 3.00pm – 5.00pm  –  Orientation, assessment and first class with Shaolin warrior monk
 5.00pm – 6.00pm – Supplemental training with guide*
 7pm  – Dinner at Shaolin Temple dorm
Tuesday:
Wednesday: 
Thursday: 
Friday: 
5.45am – 7pm  – As below
Saturday: 5.45am – 6.45am – Morning Taichi & qigong training with guide
 7am – Breakfast at Shaolin Temple Dorm                    (Wangzhigou)
 8am – Walk down to Shaolin Temple for warm-up exercises with guide
 9am – 11am – Morning Training inside Shaolin Temple with warrior monk
 11am – 11.45am – Supplemental training with guide*
 12pm – Lunch at Shaolin Temple Dorm                        (Wangzhigou)
 4pm – Checkout & board minibus for Zhengzhou
 6pm – Arrive Zhengzhou and have dinner
 8pm – Board express train to Beijing
11pm – Arrive back in Beijing

 

The daily schedule is almost exactly the same as on the 10-day program:

TimeActivity
5.45am – 6.45am – Morning Taichi & qigong training with guide
7am – Breakfast at Shaolin Temple Dorm (Wangzhigou)
8am – Walk down to Shaolin Temple for warm-up exercises with guide
9am- 11am – Morning Training inside Shaolin Temple with a warrior monk
11am – 11.45am – Supplemental training with guide*
12pm – Lunch at Shaolin Temple Dorm (Wangzhigou)
2.00pm – Walk down to Shaolin Temple for warm-up exercises with guide
3.00pm – 5.00pm – Afternoon Training inside Shaolin Temple with a warrior monk
5.00pm – 6.00pm – Supplemental training with guide*
7pm – Dinner at Shaolin Temple Dorm (Wangzhigou)

 

Dates for the new 5-day experiences are in the table below:

September Dates

October Dates

The total cost for these 5-day programs in 2015 is just US$560 (3500RMB/£360), all inclusive

This program includes:

  • all transportation from Beijing to Shaolin Temple and back to Beijing (by overnight train and private minibus)
  • all accommodation during the Shaolin Temple Experience (shared dorm)
  • three set meals a day for the duration of the tour (Chinese food) beginning the morning you arrive in Zhengzhou
  • two 2-hour sessions (4 hours total) per day of instruction in empty-hand forms (traditional Shaolin Tongbei Quan) from a warrior monk inside Shaolin Temple
  • a Chinese-speaking expat guide with martial arts experience who will provide additional training (such as warm ups before your training sessions in the temple, tai chi classes and application training)
  • a complimentary training outfit consisting of a white, sleeveless Shaolin t-shirt and loose grey trousers. Most of the students in Wangzhigou, Chinese and foreign, adopt this outfit for training.

Not included in the price:

  • travel to, and accommodation in, Beijing
  • travel insurance
  • personal shopping during program (gifts, personal items, clothing etc.)

Reservations on this program can be made at any time. Once you have made your reservation, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of 10% of the total booking fee. The deposit must be paid within 3 days of receiving the invoice. 

We hope these new dates for our Shaolin Temple Experience in 2015 will encourage even more people to join one of our programs! There is only one week left to book our September 5 and 10-day programs, but places are still available. If you’d like to book, please see our Reserve Now page. Or, if you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us, or leave a comment below. We always love hearing from you.

Yours in Martial Spirit,

AJ

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