Shaolin Warrior Program

 

The Shaolin Warrior Program is by far our most popular course. We recommend it to anyone considering training with us. Refined and developed since our opening in 2008 it packs in the best elements of Chinese Kung Fu, Chi Kung and meditation in a way which has proved to give our students just what they want. Since most of our students are complete beginners in Kung Fu, we have developed the Shaolin Warrior Program to get beginners of to a strong start from day one. For those with experience, this program is still the best choice although we will push you ahead faster.

The Shaolin Warrior Program is a balanced mix of the different arts that we teach. It runs five days a week – Wednesdays and Saturdays are rest days and are ideal for exploring our local area. We recommend that all students other than those wishing to take Kung Fu instructor training follow the Shaolin Warrior Program as their basic course of study. To this can be added our Intensive Introductory course and as much private tuition as desired.

The intensive introductory course involves an extra hour of private / small group tuition each training day for the first two weeks and focusses on providing strong basics knowledge and technique. Highly recommended for faster progress.

TIMETABLE

To see in detail what a day on the Shaolin Warrior Program involves, please take a look at our timetable.

TIME SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
6:00 Tong Ling Chi Kung  Tong Ling Chi Kung Tong Ling Chi Kung    Tong Ling Chi Kung  Tong Ling Chi Kung  
12:00 Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art   Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art Sun Frost White Crane Internal Art  
7:40 Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.   Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc. Break for Chinese tea and discussion of training, Chinese philosophy and strategy etc.  
8:20 Old Style Partner Training Shaolin Weapons & Defence Against Weapons Basic Moves, Combinations & Drills   Sum chien internal power training or combative drills  Sum Chien or Chi Na
- joint locks, pressure
points etc.
 
9:15 Breakfast then free
time
Breakfast then free
time
Breakfast then free
time
Breakfast Breakfast then free
time
Breakfast then free
time
Breakfast
10:00 Intensive introductory
course.
Intensive introductory
course.
Intensive introductory
course.
Free day for rest and
relaxation.
Intensive introductory
course.
Intensive introductory
course.
Free day for rest and
relaxation.
11:00 Free Practice,
Pushing Hands /
Sticky Hands,
Conditioning, vein
tendon chi kung &
Meditation
Recomended Free
Practice Time (no
instruction)
Free Practice,
Pushing Hands /
Sticky Hands,
Conditioning, vein
tendon chi kung &
Meditation
  Free Practice,
Pushing Hands /
Sticky Hands,
Conditioning, vein
tendon chi kung &
Meditation
Recomended Free
Practice Time (no
instruction)
 
13:15 Break. Break. Break.   Break. Break.  
15:30 Lower body warm up
and stretch. Sum
Chien, Tiger Crane
Routines & Shaolin
Weapons
Upper body warm up
and stretch.
Masterclass: in
depth training - topic
changes weekly.
Lower body warm up
and stretch.
Traditional Fighting
Skills. Pushing /
Sticky Hands
  Lower body warm up
and stretch. Kicks.
Meditation
Upper body warm up
& stretch. Weapons.
Chinese Boxing
 
18:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner   Dinner Dinner  

 

SAMPLE PACKAGES

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.

    SHARED
ROOM
 PRIVATE
ROOM
  1 day $92 $128
  1 week $459 $639
SHORT
STAY
2-3 weeks $419 / week $575 / week
  1 month $1,559 $2,160
  3 months $4,313 $6,000
MEDIUM
STAY
1 year $16,099 $22,400
  2 years $29,909 $41,600
LONG
STAY
3 years $42,559 $59,200

INTENSIVE INTRODUCTORY COURSE

 

Our Intensive Introductory Course is designed to get people who have not trained in our arts before off to an extra fast start. It comprises ten hours of private / small group teaching on the fundamentals of kung fu and chi kung and runs from 10.00 to 11.00am each training day (so to complete the course takes 10 training days).  We recommend this to all new students. It is especially useful for those who are staying only a short time at our Retreat and those who need extra confidence when beginning. The intensive introductory course costs $200 US.If you are coming to do our Shaolin Warrior Program and have little or no experience of our Nam Yang arts, the intensive introductory course gives you a quick start and prepares you better to join in with the more experienced students.

Content.

The content is flexible to suit individual requirements but typically includes detailed instruction on:

  • The Tong Ling chi kung system.
  • Chi kung theory.
  • Stance, posture and stability.
  • Steps of the ‘Sum Chien’ routine (the basic exercise of the Shaolin Tiger – Crane art).
  • Basic steps and postures of the sun frost white crane art (link).
  • Body mechanics for strength without size.
  • Powerful penetrative striking using Shaolin internal power.
  • Simple defenses.
  • Basics of pushing hands and sticky hands (link).
  • Shaolin weapons: the staff and tan tow (Chinese broadsword) (link).
  • Kicking.
  • How to use traditional Kung Fu properly and most effectively as a fighting art.

 

This intensive course is strongly recommended if you have not already trained with us.  It is a very good, very fast introduction to kung fu!

Price $200 per person. Available only to those on the Shaolin Warrior Program.

For those staying less than two weeks we can arrange shorter versions of the intensive introductory course with a corresponding price reduction.

Maximum group size for the intensive introductory course is set at four people.