Our pricing & payment options are designed to make the opportunity to experience life, kung fu and culture in China as easy as possible.

Click a tab below for more information on how much each experience costs, the options for application & payment, and how to save money if booking as a group.

Please note that in order to keep our prices as low as possible, course pricing & payment details are in Chinese Renminbi (RMB). When we receive your booking, we will send you an invoice in US dollars, using that day’s exchange rate. To see how much our programs cost in your local currency, either use the exchange tool at the side of this page, or visit xe.com for a complete list of up-to-date currency conversions.

The total cost of this 12-day program is 7888 RMB (approx. $1148/£878), all inclusive. 

This program includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Beijing, in a centrally located hostel dorm
  • Guided visits to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
  • 1 week of daily Shaolin Tongbiquan fist form classes inside the actual Shaolin Temple, with a genuine Shaolin Warrior Monk
  • 2 strike training class at Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School, China’s largest martial arts academy
  • 1 week of Yang Style taichi classes
  • Daily cardio, strength, conditioning and technique application training
  • Guided tour of the Shaolin Temple
  • Guided tour to the Pagoda Forest, Chuzu Convent, Damo Cave and Wuru Peak
  • Opportunity to enjoy a short Shaolin kung fu performance at the Shaolin Wushu Exhibition Centre
  • Opportunity to enjoy a performance of the Zen Music Ritual in Dengfeng
  • A Shaolin kung fu uniform (Feiyue shoes, kung fu pants, sleeveless Shaolin t-shirt and belt)
  • All transportation between Beijing and the Shaolin Temple (train and private minibus)
  • 1 week of accommodation in Wangzhigou, a rural village 10 minutes walk from the Shaolin Temple, in a hostel dorm∗
  • All meals during the length of the program (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Full-time native-English speaking translator and guide with you for the duration of the program
  • Daily photos and videos taken of you during training by a CK team member
  • Certificate of participation

Not included in the price:

  • flights / travel to and from Beijing
  • visas
  • travel insurance
  • personal shopping during program (gifts, personal items, clothing etc.)

Applications for places on this program can be made at any time. Once you have made your application, and we are satisfied with your suitability for this course, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of 20% of the total booking fee. The deposit must be paid within 3 days of receiving the invoice for your reservation to accepted. Please note that a copy of the ID page of your passport is also required together with your 20% deposit to enable us to register you with the hotel and book train tickets in advance.

Applications made less than 1 month in advance will be subject to availability, and if accepted, 100% payment will be required upon receipt of invoice. Applications made less than 1 month in advance do not qualify for the ‘100% payment’ discount.

Please note that this is a complete package tour. If you would prefer not to participate in the Beijing part of the program, we are unable to offer a discount.

∗ a dorm is a room with several beds, which may be occupied by other members of our programs, or other guests staying at the hostel at that time. If you would like your own room, please request one on the application form.

Optional extras:

Please note these options are subject to availability and require pre-booking. Private rooms only available in Wangzhigou. In Beijing, only dorm beds available.

Our custom group programs are fully customizable, with itineraries and prices based on your requirements.

For example, a 3-day itinerary for up to 6 people is 20000 RMB (approx. $2908/£2322), all inclusive. Please note that our custom programs are planned and priced based on a minimum of 6 participants. 

This example itinerary price would include:

  • all transportation from Beijing to Shaolin Temple and back to Beijing (by train and minibus)
  • 2 nights accommodation during the custom program (shared double rooms)
  • three set meals a day for the duration of the program (Chinese food) beginning the morning you arrive in Zhengzhou
  • guided tour of the Shaolin temple
  • a day’s instruction in empty-hand forms (traditional Shaolin Tongbiquan) from a warrior monk inside the Shaolin Temple (4 hours in total)
  • cardio, strength, conditioning and technique application training (2 hours in total)
  • taichi and qigong classes (2 hours in total)
  • a Chinese-speaking expat guide with martial arts experience
  • sightseeing tour of the Shaolin Scenic Area
  • acrobatic kung fu show, performed at the Shaolin Martial Arts Exhibition Centre
  • evening at the Zen Music Show in Dengfeng
  • kung fu training outfits for up to 6 people
  • photos and videos taken of you during training by a member of our team

Not included in the price:

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

Applications for custom programs must be made at least one month in advance, and are subject to availability. Once you have made your application, we will review your details and let you know if your application has been successful, or whether more information is needed. If accepted, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of 20% of the total booking fee. The deposit must be paid within 3 days of receiving the invoice for your reservation to be confirmed.

To book a custom program for your group, please email us at [email protected] and we will send you further information.

We offer convenient application and payment options for all our programs.

To make a booking on any of our programs, simply visit our applications page, complete the application form and let us know which program you’d like to join. 

Once we receive your application, we will review your details and let you know whether your application has been successful, or whether more information is needed. If accepted, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of 20% of the total booking fee. The deposit must be paid within 3 days of receiving the invoice for your reservation to be confirmed.


For payment, we offer several options.


1) Credit card

If you’d like to pay directly with your credit card, please contact us to make your application. Once we confirm your place, we will send you an invoice with a credit card payment link, through our PayPal account.

2) PayPal

If you have a PayPal account and would like to use that to pay for your booking, once we have confirmed your application, we will send you an invoice with our PayPal account link.

3) International bank transfer

For those of you who would like to pay directly, the invoice we send you after we confirm your application will also include our Hong Kong bank details, so that you can directly wire the payments.

4) Cash/WeChat/Alipay/bank deposit

Payment is accepted via cash, WeChat, Alipay or bank deposits for China residents. If you wish to pay us this way, please specify that when you make your application.

NOTE: For all our programs, final payment is required one month before your program start date.


In order to make our martial arts experiences more affordable and accessible, CK Martial Hearts offers several payment options:


Option 1

After paying a 20% deposit to secure your place, you can pay the rest of the fee in installments, as big or as small as you want, up to one month before the start of the program.

Option 2

Travelling with friends or family? Get 10% off your total program price, when two or more people (paying the full fee for the program), make their applications together at the same time. Offer limited to 5 people per group. Please contact us if you wish to bring more people.

Option 3

Travelling alone but still want to save on the price of your program? Simply pay the total cost in one payment when you receive your invoice, and you will receive 5% off the price of your program! Just let us know when filling in the application form you’d like to pay in full, and we’ll apply the discount to your invoice.*

Option 4

Are you a teacher or coach looking to bring your class to study at Shaolin? Contact us for more information about discounts available to you for group bookings.

Only one discount per person. Discounts do not apply to private or tailor-made bookings. Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact us if you have any questions.

*Applications made less than 1 month in advance do not qualify for the ‘100% payment’ discount, as payment is automatically required in full.


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What have previous participants said?


CK Martial Hearts is rated 5-Star on TripAdvisor. See what previous participants have said about our Shaolin Temple Experience programs 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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