Warrior’s Way Kung Fu Bootcamps 2019 – What is included in the price?

At CK Martial Hearts, we always aim to make our programs as accessible and affordable to as many people as possible, while at the same time maintaining the quality and content that we have become known for. While other schools’ prices will just include the cost of training, with everything else being extra, at CK Martial Hearts, the price you pay is for everything, all-inclusive.

But what exactly does all-inclusive mean? What is included in the price you pay? Read on to find out exactly what you get, and why this is the best value traditional martial arts experience available in China today!

UPDATE: As of March 18th, our May 2019 program is fully booked. Our next program this year is our September 20-Day program. Please see the program page for more details. Alternatively, contact us if you would like to be put on the contact list for when our 2020 applications open.

IncludedTransportation

For our Warrior’s Way Bootcamps, we board an overnight train on the first Friday night, travelling 8 hours to the city of Henan in Zhengzhou. After breakfast, we then take a bus all the way to the Shaolin Scenic Area, inside which the Shaolin Temple is located. Finally, a shuttle bus takes us to Wangzhigou, the small village 5 minutes from the Shaolin Temple, where our accommodation is.

When we leave, we take the journey in reverse. From Zhengzhou North Railway station, we take an express train back to Beijing, arriving 3 hours later, at 8pm on the Sunday evening.

While in Beijing, when visiting the attractions we have organised, we will be using private minibuses.

 

IncludedAccommodation

During our time at the Shaolin Temple, we stay in Wangzhigou Village, a small community 5 minutes walk from the Shaolin Temple, at the Shaolin Tourism Resort. Wangzhigou is a very rural village, but the hotel we stay at offers the best accommodation available in the area. 

In Beijing, for the nights before we travel to the Shaolin Temple, you will stay at centrally-located hostel near Qianmen Dajie. The area is well-regarded for its convenient location and access to some of Beijing’s most scenic sites.

In both locations, participants stay in shared dorms. (In Wangzhigou participants can book private rooms separately if they prefer more privacy.) The hostels are very comfortable and secure, and will provide you with the necessary environment to ensure you can just focus on doing what you came on our program to do!

 

IncludedTraining clothes

When training at the Shaolin Temple, it is necessary to make sure you are always dressed appropriately for all your classes. Our uniform includes  Shaolin sleeveless t-shirts, training pants, a kung fu sash and a pair of Feiyue training shoes (the shoes most commonly worn by the Shaolin warrior monks). Providing these clothes means that’s one less thing to worry about when preparing for our programs.

 

IncludedSupport

Participants on our programs will be accompanied by a native-English speaking guide, who will also be your translator and coach. Whatever problems you encounter during your time on the program, your guide will be there to get things sorted and make sure you are comfortable and focused again as soon as possible. Your guide will also be your supplementary coach, teaching the morning tachi class, as well as the classes before and after your sessions with the warrior monk.

Throughout the program, your guide will also take daily photos and video of your training activities. These will be shared with you at the end of each day via WeChat. And at the end of the course, on Saturday afternoon, your guide will also give you the opportunity to have photos taken in a variety of iconic locations around the temple, in some of the postures you have learnt during the week. All these photos and videos will then be sent to you via Google Drive within 2 weeks of the end of the course.

Note: If you do not wish for any photos or videos to be taken of you during the program, please let us know during your application.

 

IncludedExtracurricular activities

The addition of 2 days in Beijing to our 2019 Warrior’s Way Bootcamp allows participants not only to adjust to the potential differences in time, food and culture, but also to see Beijing’s most iconic location; The Great Wall. You’ll also have free time to explore the rest of Beijing at will.

While at Shaolin, most of your time on this program will be spent training in the temple. We have however included several activities to offer a break from the intense workouts you’ll be put through each day. On the afternoon of your arrival at the temple, you will take a guided tour introducing its long history. This will be followed by a visit to the Kungfu Performance Hall, where you can see a brief kung fu acrobatics show.

On Sunday morning, you will visit the Pagoda Forest, where abbots and senior monks have been interred for the past 1500 years, Chuzu Convent, an active Buddhist nunnery and then Damo Cave, where legend says the founder of Chan Buddhism, Bodhidharma, sat in meditation for 9 years. On the second Sunday, you guide will also accompany you to Erzu, another convent situated on the mountain opposite the Shaolin Temple, offering spectacular views over the entire Shaolin Scenic Area.

 

IncludedTraining

Obviously the core component of our programs is the kung fu training. And our Warrior’s Way Bootcamp has plenty of it. During the program, every morning from Sunday to Sunday the day will start with a 1-hour Taichi warm up. Participants will learn the Yang Style 24 step form, which is the perfect way to get your day started. Cardio warmups, stretching and breathing exercises are also taught and practiced.

Throughout the rest of the day, Shaolin kung fu will be practiced inside the temple for three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon. During these classes, the Shaolin warrior monk will teach the jibengong (essential exercises) movements and the Tongbiquan form. This form is a classic example of Shaolin kung fu. Besides training with the monk, you will also get supplementary training with your guide, who will teach the ‘5 Concepts of Chinese Kung Fu‘, which are Speed, Accuracy, Power, Hardness and Intent. These concepts, together with the jibengong and Tongbiquan form, make up a full program of immersive kung fu training.

Finally, during the program we will also train at Tagou Martial Arts Academy, one of the world’s largest martial arts schools. Here, an expert Sanda (Chinese kickboxing) instructor will teach you the modern application of traditional Shaolin kung fu, focusing on strikes, blocks and takedowns, rounding out your complete kung fu training experience.

On our new 20-day Warrior’s Way program in September, participants will be pushed even harder, with additional cardio and strength training, morning training featuring not just taichi but also qigong practice, as well as learning the traditional Shaolin Yingshougun stick form during the second week!

In summary, our 12-day program includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Beijing, in a centrally-located hostel dorm
  • 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 classes 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
  • Short Shaolin kung fu performance at the Shaolin Wushu Exhibition Centre
  • Performance of the Zen Music Ritual in Dengfeng
  • A Shaolin kung fu uniform (1 x Feiyue shoes, 2 x kung fu pants, 2 x sleeveless Shaolin t-shirt and 1 x kung fu 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*
  • 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

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

**Excluding dinner on the second night in Beijing

The total cost of this 12-day program, including everything listed above, is just 8888 RMB in total (approx. $1325/£1008) which is just 740 RMB a day! 

In summary, our 20-day program includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Beijing (Wednesday, Thursday and the final Sunday night), in a centrally located hostel dorm
  • Visit to the Great Wall, and free time to explore Beijing
  • 1 week of Shaolin Tongbiquan fist form classes inside the actual Shaolin Temple, with a genuine Shaolin Warrior Monk
  • 1 week of Shaolin Yinshougun stick 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
  • 2 weeks of Yang Style taichi classes
  • Daily cardio, strength, conditioning and technique application training
  • Guided tour of the Shaolin Temple
  • Visit to the Pagoda Forest, Chuzu Convent, Damo Cave and Wuru Peak
  • Short Shaolin kung fu performance at the Shaolin Wushu Exhibition Centre
  • Performance of the Zen Music Ritual in Dengfeng
  • Opportunity to visit the beautiful Sanhuangzhai scenic area
  • A Shaolin kung fu uniform (1 x Feiyue shoes, 3 x kung fu pants, 3 x sleeveless Shaolin t-shirt and 1 x kung fu sash)
  • All transportation between Beijing and the Shaolin Temple (train and private minibus)
  • 2 weeks of accommodation in Wangzhigou, a rural village 10 minutes walk from the Shaolin Temple, in a hostel dorm*
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the length of the program **
  • 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

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

** excluding dinner on the 2nd and final night in Beijing, and lunch on Day 3 in Beijing

The total cost of this 20-day program, including everything listed above, is just 14888 RMB in total (approx. $2222/£1680), all inclusive, which is just 740 RMB a day! 

If you would like to sign up for the 20-day September 2019 program, applications are now open. You can apply by filling in an application form here. Alternatively, if you had any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help in any way we can.

Thanks for reading. We look forward to training with you soon!

 

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