With 2015 quickly coming to an end, CK Martial Hearts is happy to announce that with the tremendous support of the Shaolin Temple International Liaison Office, we will be continuing our programs throughout 2016! Read on for full details of our upcoming programs, including 2016 dates and pricing.
Even though 2015 has been a great success for us and our Shaolin Temple Experiences, we don’t simply want to repeat exactly the same thing in 2016. Instead, we plan to expand the Experiences we offer, in every way we could think of. What does that mean exactly?
New Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Training Programs
Firstly, in 2016 we will be offering 4 different lengths of kung fu training program; 1-day, 7-day, 14-day and one month. It is hoped that by offering a variety of program lengths, as many people as are interested, irrespective of how much time they have to spare, will be able to join us at the Shaolin Temple to experience life and learn kung fu. And while all the programs will feature similar content, there are some specific differences.
1-Day Training Program
As with our multi-day programs, on the 1-day course you will get the opportunity to enjoy a variety of traditional Chinese cultures, including learning kung fu, taichi, and qigong! You will join our other longer program students, and take part in the same training they are doing that day. While it is only one day, you will still get a feel of what it means to study real kung fu!
7 & 14-Day Training Program
Our two mid-length programs are designed to help guide you from complete beginner to being able to perform the complete Tongbeiquan form. Training over the course of the programs includes kung fu foundations, the Shaolin Tongbeiquan form, Yang Style taichi, qigong, combat applications and a variety of body strengthening exercises.
For our 1, 7 and 14-day programs, participants can choose to take part in as much or as little as they wish, and push themselves as far as they want. While your Shaolin teacher, and your guide, will continually push you to go past your limits, you will never be forced to do something you are uncomfortable with, and you are always free to rest as required, though you are strongly encouraged to push through until the end!
1-Month Training Program
Already have a lot of martial arts experience? Looking for a way to really push yourself and truly unlock your potential? Then this program is for you! Only on offer in September of 2016 (August 28th to September 25th), and limited to just 6 participants, training kung fu 7 hours a day, for 28 days, across 4 weeks, with only one rest day a week, you will truly be able to see how far you can push yourself, as you reach your limits, and exceed them!
Shaolin Temple Walking Tour
Not everyone has a week, or even a full day, to experience life and culture inside the Shaolin Temple. But even if time is really limited, CK Martial Hearts offers the chance to not just see the Shaolin Temple, but to really learn what it is like to live and study there, not just throughout history, but also today. Our unique 3-hour walking tour, available from June to October and lead by a native-English speaking guide who has spent time learning kung fu at the temple, will introduce you to the Shaolin Temple and surrounding areas, and includes lunch inside the temple.
2016 Kung Fu Training Program Dates
In 2016 our 1, 7 and 14-day programs will start in May and run every month until October. Shaolin Temple Walking Tours will be on offer from June onwards, while our 1-month kung fu training program will be available in September only.
For all dates, please refer to the tables below (click for larger versions).
More information on daily schedules and 2016 dates can be seen on our Itineraries page.
2016 Pricing & Payment Plans
Our Shaolin Temple Experiences are designed to give you the opportunity to experience life and culture and learn kung fu at the Shaolin Temple, in the most affordable and convenient ways possible. To that end, we offer the following prices and payment options.
Kung Fu Training Program Prices
Please note that in order to keep our prices as low as possible, our courses are all priced in Renminbi (RMB), the currency of China. When we receive your booking, we will send you an invoice in American dollars, using that day’s exchange rate.
The total cost of the 1 day program is 988 RMB (approx. $150/£100), all inclusive.
The total cost of the 7 day program is 5188 RMB (approx. $796/£563), all inclusive.
The total cost of our 14-day program is 8888 RMB (approx. $1365/£967), all inclusive.
The total cost of the 1-month program is 15888 RMB (approx. $2332/£1653), all inclusive.
As standard, all 4 programs include:
- three set meals (Chinese food) per day
- instruction in empty-hand forms (traditional Shaolin Tongbei Quan) from a warrior monk inside the Shaolin Temple (4 hours in total per training day)
- cardio, strength, conditioning and technique application training (2 hours in total per training day)
- taichi and qigong classes (1 hour in total)
- 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, taichi classes and application training)
- a complimentary training outfit consisting of a white, sleeveless Shaolin t-shirt, and grey training pants.
- photos and videos taken of you during training by our team photographer
Not included in the price:
- travel insurance
- personal shopping during program (gifts, personal items, clothing etc.)
- travel to, and accommodation in, Wangzhigou on 1-day programs
Longer programs include more. For further details of what is included in the price, please see our Pricing page.
Wondering how our prices compare on a day by day basis? (Click for larger image)
Shaolin Temple Walking Tour Prices
The total cost of a Shaolin Temple Walking Tour is calculated based on the number of people taking the tour.
1 – 2 people: 988 RMB in total (£108 / $150) – 494 RMB per person
3 people: 1238 RMB in total (£135 / $190) – 412 RMB per person
4 people: 1568 RMB in total (£170/ $240) – 392 RMB per person
5 people: 1878 RMB in total (£205 / $288) – 375 RMB per person
6 people: 2168 RMB in total (£236 / $333) – 361 RMB per person
This 3-hour tour includes:
- tickets into the Shaolin Scenic Area, including the Shaolin Temple
- guided tour of the Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest
- native-English speaking guide, with experience training kung fu inside the Shaolin Temple
- vegetarian lunch inside the temple
Not included in the price:
- transport to the Shaolin Scenic Area
Please see our Itineraries page for more information about what you can see and experience on our Shaolin Temple Walking Tours.
2016 Payment Options
We offer very convenient reservation and payment options for all our experiences.
To make a booking on any of our programs, simply visit our reservations page and complete the application form.
Once we receive your reservation, we will issue you an invoice for a deposit that should be paid within 3 days to book your place.
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 reservation. Once we confirm your place, we will send you an invoice with a credit card payment link, through our PayPal account.
If you have a PayPal account and would like to use that to pay for your booking, once we have confirmed your reservation, 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 reservation will also include our Hong Kong bank details, so that you can directly wire the payments.
Payment is accepted via cash or WeChat for Beijing residents. If you wish to pay us this way, please specify that when you make your reservation.
NOTE: For all our Experiences, final payment is required one month before your program start date.
In order to make our Shaolin Temple Experiences more affordable and accessible, CK Martial Hearts offers several payment options:
After paying a 30% 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.
Travelling with friends or family? We are offering a 10% discount off your total program price, for each person who books together with you at the same time and who pays the full fee for the program. So for example, book with 3 people who pay full price, and your group saves 30%. Offer limited to 5 people per group. Please contact us if you wish to bring more people.
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 a 5% discount off the price of your program! Just let us know when filling in the reservation form you’d like to pay in full, and we’ll apply the discount to your invoice.
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. Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Looking forward to training with you at the Shaolin Temple in 2016!
We hope these 2016 dates and prices for the programs we’ll be offering, and others to be introduced throughout 2016, will help you realise your dreams of not just seeing the Shaolin temple, but truly experiencing it in a way few other people have ever done. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to let us know in the comments below, or by contacting us directly. We are always happy to hear from you!
Yours in Martial Spirit,
CK Martial Hearts Team
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