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You are hooked on the topic Shaolin
and already thought about training Wushu
with the monks directly in the Shaolin temple? Furthermore you spent a lot of time in front
of your computer studying thousands of Websites which offer journeys to Shaolin, but
nevertheless you have no idea what really awaits you there? Then take a look at this Website
and maybe you can discover some of the secrets about Shaolin. Maybe you think, "Hmm, how do
THEY know!?" Well, we lived in the heart of Shaolin Village for 1 year and trained very hard.
With this Website we want to discover some secrets and tell you about the myth of
Anyone of us, who loves martial arts, has seen thousends of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet
Li movies and is dreaming of having the same skills. Maybe some of you joined a martial arts
association and tried hard to learn the art of self-defense. But a little later on you are
willing to improve your skills and there is only one place where you can learn the real gung
fu: the origin of all kinds of martial arts - Shaolin.
Training in Shaolin means to survive a
hard training and to accept missing. None of us had trained 8 hours a day and 6 days a week
before. Each student must be willing to train far beyond his pysical border.
The first weeks of training are like hell. Each step and each movement means unbelievable
pain, however the coach seems to show no consideration. But not only the training is
demanding. Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius
and the native unusual food is a
difficult challenge for each non-chinese body. Foreign medicine helps only in few cases. Just
a few schools have toilets where
everyday hundreds of Chinese settle down at the same time. As a special privilege some
coaches permit the foreign students digging a hole in a small forest.
Your English is perfect? Maybe you are even a native speaker... well, it does not matter
at all! It won't help you a bit! In Shaolin there is one chinese translator in each Kung Fu school, who thinks to know the
fundamental ideas of the English language (The English of the Chinese is awful!). The amount
of people who can speak understandable English is really small, believe me. You should know
that the entire training and the whole communication in Shaolin (food supply, bus, Souvenirs,
doctors and so on) will take place in Chinese
A lot of foreigners give up within
the first weeks because the training is too hard for them. Foreigners who paid the money for
the school for one year in advance don't get their money back. It will be the same if you
become ill. You won't get your money back!
If you become more and more interested and the poor circumstances are no problem for you,
you will experience an unbelievable adventure. The only thing that you need is an iron
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