INTERNAL KUNG FU

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Learn the Secrets of the Ancient Masters

This program concentrates on the deeper, internal aspects of old style Kung Fu. It uses a clever combination of physical movement, chi cultivation, and meditation to draw together mind, body, and breath.

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Strengthen your inner self

Create mental calm and focus, physical health and fitness, relaxed breathing, and well-balanced chi.

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“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom…”

-The Buddha

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Connect through your whole being

Real strength comes from the body working as a whole, not as isolated parts. It stems as much from the fascia, the tendinous tissue which runs right through our bodies, as it does from the muscle. It rises up from the feet like a wave. And it begins in the mind: strong action stems from strong intention, strong intention arises from a focused mind.

Real wisdom is the realm of a calm and fully connected mind. We train our minds through our bodies and connect the creative with the analytic minds, the body-brain with the head-brain, the conscious with the subconscious. There is philosophy in movement. Calm, steady flow. Patient and accurate. Flexible. Healthy ‘Chi’ (Qi) is healthy energy. It is the foundation of a healthy body and healthy mind. It flows through the body guided by the mind. Mind, body and Chi (breath / energy) are inseparable and need to be trained together.

This program uses a clever combination of physical movement, Chi cultivation and meditation to draw together mind, body and breath so as to complement and strengthen each other. It delivers mental calm and focus, physical health and fitness, strong, relaxed breathing and vigorous, well-balanced Chi. It is less strenuous than our Shaolin Warrior Program and is ideal for less aggressive people, less fit or older people wanting to concentrate more on internal development, raised consciousness and good health. It is also a great way for people with a yoga background to explore ancient Chinese exercise.

Shaolin Arts

Shuang Yang Pei Ho: The Frost Sun White Crane Soft and Gentle Art, including the cane routine.
Sum Chien: The internal power building exercise of Shaolin Kung Fu.
The Tong Ling Chi Kung system.
Bodhidharma’s Vein Tendon Qigong.
Meditation.
Relaxation training.
Qigong / Kung Fu breathing techniques.

Take the first step on a transformational journey of discovery and self mastery and unleash your true power.

Invest in the rest of your life

SCHEDULE

To see in detail what a day in the Internal Kung Fu Program involves, please take a look at our timetable. It runs five days a week – Wednesdays and Saturdays are rest days and are ideal for exploring our local area. 

You can choose to begin and end on whatever days suit you best. We do suggest arriving on one of the rest days – Saturday or Wednesday – so as to settle in and be ready to begin at 6.00AM the next day. For an idea of what you will learn through following this course, check our sample packages.

Sunday

Tong Ling Chi Kung

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Tong Ling Chi Kung

Sunday 6:00 am - 7:00 am
‘Chi’ (Qi) is a natural energy which pervades all things. Chinese medical theory is based on the understanding that if the body’s Chi is balanced, clean and circulates smoothly,  health and vitality will result.

Chi Kung is the practice of charging the body with fresh, balanced Chi, eliminating stale Chi and circulating Chi through all of the meridians and to every cell of the body. The location of the mountain retreat was chosen carefully for the exceptional quality of its Chi. It is thus a perfect place to practice Chi Kung.

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

Sunday 7:00 am - 7:50 am
Usually referred to as “Shuang Yang” for short, this is the rarely taught soft form of the Shaolin White Crane art. It looks similar to Tai Chi but follows the Buddhist Shaolin tradition.

This is a very relaxed, fluid art which develops suppleness, mobility, calmness and balance. It energizes the tendons and charges the body with ‘Chi’. It massages, cleans and strengthens the internal organs making us healthier and more resistant to disease.

Tea Time Talks

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Tea Time Talks

Sunday 7:50 am - 8:15 am
Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy, strategy, etc.

Old Style Partner Training

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Old Style Partner Training

Sunday 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Old style kung fu exercises that strengthen the core elements for kung fu and fighting / strength. Coordination, balance, posture, grinding exercises, the basics.

Breakfast then free time

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast then free time

Sunday 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alongside the Shaolin Warrior Program and the Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation program can be added the Intensive Introductory Course. The Intensive Introductory course involves an extra hour of private / small group tuition each training day for the first two weeks and focuses on providing strong basics knowledge and technique. Highly recommended for faster progress.

Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, Vein Tendon Chi Kung & Meditation

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, Vein Tendon Chi Kung & Meditation

Sunday 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Free Practice

Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands

Conditioning

Vein Tendon Chi Kung

Meditation

Break

1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

Sunday 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Lower body warm up and stretch. Sum Chien, Tiger Crane Routines & Shaolin Weapons

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Sunday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday

Tong Ling Chi Kung

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Tong Ling Chi Kung

Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 am
‘Chi’ (Qi) is a natural energy which pervades all things. Chinese medical theory is based on the understanding that if the body’s Chi is balanced, clean and circulates smoothly,  health and vitality will result.

Chi Kung is the practice of charging the body with fresh, balanced Chi, eliminating stale Chi and circulating Chi through all of the meridians and to every cell of the body. The location of the mountain retreat was chosen carefully for the exceptional quality of its Chi. It is thus a perfect place to practice Chi Kung.

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

Monday 7:00 am - 7:50 am
Usually referred to as “Shuang Yang” for short, this is the rarely taught soft form of the Shaolin White Crane art. It looks similar to Tai Chi but follows the Buddhist Shaolin tradition.

This is a very relaxed, fluid art which develops suppleness, mobility, calmness and balance. It energizes the tendons and charges the body with ‘Chi’. It massages, cleans and strengthens the internal organs making us healthier and more resistant to disease.

Tea Time Talks

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Tea Time Talks

Monday 7:50 am - 8:15 am
Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy, strategy, etc.

Chi Kung Face Massage followed by Meditation Session

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Chi Kung Face Massage followed by Meditation Session

Monday 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast then free time

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast then free time

Monday 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alongside the Shaolin Warrior Program and the Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation program can be added the Intensive Introductory Course. The Intensive Introductory course involves an extra hour of private / small group tuition each training day for the first two weeks and focuses on providing strong basics knowledge and technique. Highly recommended for faster progress.

Break

1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

Monday 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Upper body warm up and stretch. Masterclass: in depth training - topic changes weekly.

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Upper body warm up and stretch. Masterclass: in depth training - topic changes weekly.

Monday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday

Tong Ling Chi Kung

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Tong Ling Chi Kung

Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 am
‘Chi’ (Qi) is a natural energy which pervades all things. Chinese medical theory is based on the understanding that if the body’s Chi is balanced, clean and circulates smoothly,  health and vitality will result.

Chi Kung is the practice of charging the body with fresh, balanced Chi, eliminating stale Chi and circulating Chi through all of the meridians and to every cell of the body. The location of the mountain retreat was chosen carefully for the exceptional quality of its Chi. It is thus a perfect place to practice Chi Kung.

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:50 am
Usually referred to as “Shuang Yang” for short, this is the rarely taught soft form of the Shaolin White Crane art. It looks similar to Tai Chi but follows the Buddhist Shaolin tradition.

This is a very relaxed, fluid art which develops suppleness, mobility, calmness and balance. It energizes the tendons and charges the body with ‘Chi’. It massages, cleans and strengthens the internal organs making us healthier and more resistant to disease.

Tea Time Talks

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Tea Time Talks

Tuesday 7:50 am - 8:15 am
Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy, strategy, etc.

Relaxation training to unlock Chi flow, calm the mind and heal the body. Meditation Session.

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Relaxation training to unlock Chi flow, calm the mind and heal the body. Meditation Session.

Tuesday 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast then free time

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast then free time

Tuesday 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alongside the Shaolin Warrior Program and the Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation program can be added the Intensive Introductory Course. The Intensive Introductory course involves an extra hour of private / small group tuition each training day for the first two weeks and focuses on providing strong basics knowledge and technique. Highly recommended for faster progress.

Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, Vein Tendon Chi Kung & Meditation

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, Vein Tendon Chi Kung & Meditation

Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Free Practice

Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands

Conditioning

Vein Tendon Chi Kung

Meditation

Break

1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

Tuesday 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Lower body warm up and stretch. Sum Chien, Tiger Crane Routines & Shaolin Weapons

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday

Breakfast

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast

Wednesday 7:50 am - 8:15 am
Thursday

Tong Ling Chi Kung

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Tong Ling Chi Kung

Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 am
‘Chi’ (Qi) is a natural energy which pervades all things. Chinese medical theory is based on the understanding that if the body’s Chi is balanced, clean and circulates smoothly,  health and vitality will result.

Chi Kung is the practice of charging the body with fresh, balanced Chi, eliminating stale Chi and circulating Chi through all of the meridians and to every cell of the body. The location of the mountain retreat was chosen carefully for the exceptional quality of its Chi. It is thus a perfect place to practice Chi Kung.

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

Thursday 7:00 am - 7:50 am
Usually referred to as “Shuang Yang” for short, this is the rarely taught soft form of the Shaolin White Crane art. It looks similar to Tai Chi but follows the Buddhist Shaolin tradition.

This is a very relaxed, fluid art which develops suppleness, mobility, calmness and balance. It energizes the tendons and charges the body with ‘Chi’. It massages, cleans and strengthens the internal organs making us healthier and more resistant to disease.

Tea Time Talks

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Tea Time Talks

Thursday 7:50 am - 8:15 am
Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy, strategy, etc.

Sensing and Projecting Chi

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Sensing and Projecting Chi

Thursday 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast then free time

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast then free time

Thursday 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alongside the Shaolin Warrior Program and the Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation program can be added the Intensive Introductory Course. The Intensive Introductory course involves an extra hour of private / small group tuition each training day for the first two weeks and focuses on providing strong basics knowledge and technique. Highly recommended for faster progress.

Break

1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

Thursday 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Lower body warm up and stretch. Kicks & Meditation

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Lower body warm up and stretch. Kicks & Meditation

Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday

Tong Ling Chi Kung

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Tong Ling Chi Kung

Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 am
‘Chi’ (Qi) is a natural energy which pervades all things. Chinese medical theory is based on the understanding that if the body’s Chi is balanced, clean and circulates smoothly,  health and vitality will result.

Chi Kung is the practice of charging the body with fresh, balanced Chi, eliminating stale Chi and circulating Chi through all of the meridians and to every cell of the body. The location of the mountain retreat was chosen carefully for the exceptional quality of its Chi. It is thus a perfect place to practice Chi Kung.

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art

Friday 7:00 am - 7:50 am
Usually referred to as “Shuang Yang” for short, this is the rarely taught soft form of the Shaolin White Crane art. It looks similar to Tai Chi but follows the Buddhist Shaolin tradition.

This is a very relaxed, fluid art which develops suppleness, mobility, calmness and balance. It energizes the tendons and charges the body with ‘Chi’. It massages, cleans and strengthens the internal organs making us healthier and more resistant to disease.

Tea Time Talks

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Tea Time Talks

Friday 7:50 am - 8:15 am
Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy, strategy, etc.

Sum Chien internal power training or Chi Na - joint locks, pressure points etc.

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Sum Chien internal power training or Chi Na - joint locks, pressure points etc.

Friday 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast then free time

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast then free time

Friday 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intensive Introductory Course

Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alongside the Shaolin Warrior Program and the Internal Kung Fu, Qigong and Meditation program can be added the Intensive Introductory Course. The Intensive Introductory course involves an extra hour of private / small group tuition each training day for the first two weeks and focuses on providing strong basics knowledge and technique. Highly recommended for faster progress.

Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, Vein Tendon Chi Kung & Meditation

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Free Practice, Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands, Conditioning, Vein Tendon Chi Kung & Meditation

Friday 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Free Practice

Pushing Hands / Sticky Hands

Conditioning

Vein Tendon Chi Kung

Meditation

Break

1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

Friday 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Upper body warm up and stretch. Masterclass: in depth training - topic changes weekly.

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Upper body warm up and stretch. Masterclass: in depth training - topic changes weekly.

Friday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

Friday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Individual Chi Kung Practice

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Individual Chi Kung Practice

Friday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday

Breakfast

7:50 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast

Saturday 7:50 am - 8:15 am

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