Testimonials

  • Christopher Russell Hokin

    Nationality: 
    United States
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    2 months (June, 2013 - August, 2013)
    Training: 
    Shaolin Kung Fu

    The location of the academy is pristine. Being surrounded by nature, 
    away from the city it is very good for focused training. The training 
    is hard and the shifus are quite knowledgeable, and will work with you 
    however possible. This place is just right if you want a dedicated, 
    focused place to study Chinese martial arts away from most of the 
    distractions at home. It is a simpler place, with simple yet good 
    accommodations and food. Comfort is not the aim here, but having a 
    good time learning is. Everyone here does their best to make each 
    other feel motivated and comfortable, and we are always smiling. It is 
    a very inspirational environment. 

  • Lee Da Silva

    Nationality: 
    Australian
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    (June, 2013 - September, 2013)
    Training: 
    Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun

    The location of the academy is beautiful away from the hussle and 
    bustle of the city. The living quarters and great and the food is 
    excellent. Training is hard as it should be. 5 days a week with 
    Saturday and Sunday for rest. Lots of cardio involved and the 
    instructors motivate and push you along.

  • Bar Shohatovich

    Nationality: 
    Israel
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    5 months (May, 2013 - October, 2013)
    Training: 
    Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda Kickboxing, Tai Chi

    I have been to the academy for almost a month now. It actually is 
    everything it says in the website. a quiet and pretty secluded place 
    about an hour from siping. No traffic messing around. Serious masters. 
    You come here to study kungfu and that is exactly what you do. You get 
    to study wing chun, sanda, taichi, shaolin, Chinese. The food is good and there are hot water for showers. And the 
    nature of your training is entirely up to you. While some work there 
    shaolin. For me others climb the steps on the side of the mountain 
    with buckets water. Or go for a 8km run around the rice fields. Once a 
    month there is a test to show what you have learned. And every test 
    you pass now forms and styles go in to your certificate that goes with 
    you when you leave. 

  • Koosha Kowsari

    Nationality: 
    Great Britain
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    3 months (from: May 6, 2013 - July 7, 2013)
    Training: 
    Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda Kickboxing

    I would recommend this academy to anyone who is serious and committed 
    to studying martial arts. The facilities offer everything you need and 
    the staff will do anything to help make your stay at the academy more 
    enjoyable. The shifus are very dedicated and are flexible in order to 
    allow you to get what you want from your stay at the academy. 

  • Carolina Repiso

    Nationality: 
    Spain
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    (April 21, 2013 - June 20, 2013)
    Training: 
    Wing Chun

    I found this academy to be very authentic and nice. The food is 
    amazing and the shifus are very helpful, nice, and give a lot of 
    knowledge to students. I like nature here, good energy, good place to 
    train and meditate peaceful, full of beauty. I hope I can return 
    someday. 

  • Tugce Bener

    Nationality: 
    Turkey
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    4 months (April, 2013 through July, 2013)
    Training: 
    Wing Chun

    I have been here for 2 months and I feel like at home. Here all stuff 
    and teachers are kind, smiley and helpful. The academy is situated in 
    a natural area, surrounded by a lake and forest. For training we use also the nature which is nice. Food is really delicious and there is 
    much of it. I like the chi kung class. 

  • Theodore Aitken

    Nationality: 
    England
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    5 months (May, 2013 - September, 2013)
    Training: 
    Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun

    If you want to study kung fu in China this is the right place to come. 
    Surrounded by farmland, mountains and a lake, the atmosphere is 
    undistracted but town is still only a bus ride away. The weather is 
    milder. The people are warmer. The living is simple and the food is 
    good. You will train and learn a lot but will also have a good fun time. 

     

  • Philipp Muench

    Nationality: 
    Switzerland
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    2 months (May, 2013 - July, 2013)

    Until now I've spent 1 week in the academy and do not regret coming here at all. The people are nice and you feel accepted here. Although 
    your room and your surroundings are very simple, you have enough to 
    feel comfortable. The food is delicious and there is plenty. My shifu 
    is very patient and shows me every move as many times as I need it to 
    understand it. The training day is long but the breaks are good time 
    to rest. On the weekends you can relax, go to Siping for shopping. So it is a good change. I will stay at the academy for 
    another 8 weeks and want to use it to make a more awesome experiences 
    here and to enjoy my stay. 

  • Martin Grendelmeier

    Nationality: 
    Switzerland
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    2 months (May, 2013 - July, 2013)
    Training: 
    Baji

    Until now I have gathered one week's worth of experience and insight 
    at the shaolin academy. About the food, I have to say I was really 
    surprised how diverse the dishes are. Each meal has about seven plates 
    (except breakfast) you can choose from. And rice. That is a thing you 
    will see often enough. For training, I chose Baji with Lee shifu. Less 
    physical exercises and more technique. It is awesome! 

  • Laurynas Kavoliukas

    Nationality: 
    Lithuanian
    Training Period at the Academy: 
    12 months (March, 2013 - March, 2014)
    Training: 
    Shaolin Kung Fu, Baji, Wing Chun

    I have been training in the academy for two months so far. Even though 
    it was a short time, I have trained all the martial arts they can 
    teach and my favorite ones are Wing Chun and Baji taught by Li shifu 
    who is extremely professional and the best martial artist I ever 
    trained with. I enjoy training here so for me time passes very 
    quickly. I was surprised that in China there are only two seasons. 
    Summer comes right after winter so there is almost no spring and fall. 
    I was able to see how a mountain of snow turns into forest in just two 
    weeks. There are mountains around the academy. I go hiking there on 
    weekends, in any season. 

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