The cold winter weather, which begins in earnest around the beginning of December, is not conducive to the development of Kung Fu training. In the warm months, students can gain skills quickly, while in the winter everything takes longer. As a solution to this problem, we have decided to set up a winter Kung Fu training on Hainan Island, the countrys southernmost province often referred to as China’s Hawaii. Hainan experiences a very mild winter, and offers a laid back environment perfect for immersing yourself in the teachings of Kung Fu, set against the backdrop of lapping ocean water and fresh island air.
Through following our training, students will be able to learn the Shaolin techniques passed down in the schools lineage, which stretches back to the Shaolin monk Shi Ji Qing, Wugulun, for whom the school is named. During the retreat, students will learn these concepts through discussion, diligent practice, personal attention and meditation. Everyone will follow a vegetarian diet during the retreat, as this is an important component of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu training.
In addition to the learning of the essence of traditional shaolin kung fu, Chan Wu, we have arranged expert lecturers to give talks on Chinese culture, three classes a week, which consist the classic of Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in order to provide students with a deeper understanding of the philosophical foundations of their practice and of Chinese culture.