Join our Shaolin Temple Warrior’s Way Bootcamp in September!

With only six weeks left until our last Warrior’s Way Bootcamp of 2018, you don’t have much time to book your place. So read on to find out what you can expect from one of our 9-day program, and what you need to do to sign up and get ready for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!


Practice makes perfect!

This September’s Bootcamp event will mark the 10th program CK Martial Hearts has held at the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. On those programs over the past three years we have had the pleasure of taking many people to study kung fu and culture at the temple. In doing so, we have put together what we believe is one of the most intense, in-depth and varied programs available in China today.

We have taken all the great feedback we have received over the years, and created our best program yet. In September, we will be leaving from Beijing on Friday night, though still returning on Sunday of the following week. This allows for an extra day of training, including applications training twice at the Tagou Martial Arts School, something we didn’t offer last year. 

The date for our September program is Friday Sept 14th to Sunday Sept 23rd

This program is all-inclusive, starting with meeting participants in Beijing, then accompanying them down to the Shaolin Temple. While there, students will learn the Shaolin Tongbiquan form, plus a variety of fundamental Shaolin exercises supplementary applications and training techniques. This is complemented by Yang style taichi training every morning.


What exactly is included on our 9-day program?

On all our programs, you will get the opportunity to experience a variety of kung fu cultures, including kung fu foundations, Shaolin Tongbiquan forms, Yang Style taichi, applications and body strengthening exercises specific to Chinese martial arts and the Shaolin Temple.

You will start by traveling from Beijing to Shaolin by overnight train, staying at a hotel in Wangzhigou, a small village near the temple, and walking to the temple every day to study. Your guide will also lead warm ups, additional exercises and further study, both before and after your training with the temple’s warrior monks.


Our 9-day programs are the most popular martial arts experiences we offer. Training 7 hours every day for a week, participants will learn the traditional Tongbiquan form from Shaolin warrior monks inside the temple, whilst also learning taichi and training strength, speed, stamina, impact conditioning and applications with the guide.

The 9-day program includes;

  • 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 sash)
  • 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

There are also various other activities, such as Chinese classes and sightseeing opportunities, that are available for booking upon request. Please see the program page for further details.


How much do our programs cost?

Aside from the martial aspect of training, living in the Chinese rural environment during these programs, being exposed to the daily life and culture of the Shaolin Temple, having the opportunity to learn more about Chan Buddhism and really get an inside look at what Shaolin martial arts really means, is what we, and our past participants, believe sets our programs apart.

For everything listed above, the price our 9-day program in 2018 is 6688 RMB, approximately 988 USD / 750 GBP. 

After an initial deposit payment of 25%, participants then have up until 1 week before the start of the program to pay the rest.


How do you apply for a place on our September Shaolin Temple Warrior’s Way Bootcamp?

To make a booking on any of our programs, simply visit our applications page, complete the application form and submit. 

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 25% of the total booking fee. The deposit must be paid within 3 days of receiving the invoice for your booking 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 application has been successful, 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.


What have other people said about our past programs?

Our programs at the Shaolin Temple are 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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Signup now and save money!

For the next 7 days (until August 6th, 2018) we are offering everyone who signs up and pays their deposit, a 10% discount on the full price of the program. That means a saving of 668 RMB ($100) off of the program’s price.

But this offer will only last this week, and with only 5 places left available, don’t wait until the program is fully booked before confirming your place!

Ready to make your application?

If you’ve heard enough, and are ready to take the first step towards the most intense martial arts experience if your life, then head over to our application page now. Fill in the required information, being sure to read our Terms & Conditions. Once we receive your application, we’ll get back to you with 48 hours and let you know if you’ve been accepted to join us in September.


Need more information?

Have a question? Need to know more?


For a complete detailed summary of everything that’s involved in a Warrior’s Way Bootcamp, take a look at at the program page here for an in depth explanation of everything that’s involved.


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