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The curriculum is based on Shifu Shi Yanjun’s 35 years of expertise and research in the Martial Arts field. You will only be a complete Martial Artist when you understand that at a high level there are no styles, only Kung Fu. 

Body & Mind coordination

Only one style is not enough to help you achieve mastery but a combination of styles. The human body is very complex and its training requires strength, power, Qi, speed, movement, and stillness. There is the saying: “The mind understands but the body cannot follow”. 

Month 1

Month 1 includes a TIMETABLE on how to implement the topics taught and a CHALLENGE for Stance Training.

The importance of Exercise

  1. Why is movement so important?
  2. What is the solution to avoiding health risks?
  3. Active rest position
  4. Walking
  5. Running
  6. Consider stretching
  7. Strength training
  8. It’s all about balance

The importance of Body Posture

  1. Posture matters
  2. What does posture mean?
  3. The problems with bad posture
  4. How can I check my posture?
  5. The importance of head and spine alignment
  6. What is good posture?
  7. How can I improve my posture? (*Including practical stances from Shaolin Quan, Meihua Quan, and Wing Chun Quan)
  8. Body relaxation

Warm-up exercises

  1. Stretching (neck, shoulders, torso, back, hamstrings, knees, and ankles) 
  2. Core body movements (monkey and elephant walk, practice and medical benefits)
  3. Planks (health benefits, muscles work, 10 plank variations, how to improve plank time, risks and common mistakes)
  4. Push-ups (health benefits, muscles work, 7 push-ups variations, how to improve push-ups, risks and common mistakes)
  5. Jumping (medical benefits, skipping rope and 360 turn jump)

Stance training

For each type of stance we will discuss why do we do the stance, how to practice, the muscle involved, precautions to avoid injuries, breathing during stance practice, demo, and practice. 

  1. Kung Fu Greetings
  2. Introduction – Stances in Martial Arts
  3. Ma Bu (马步 – Horse Stance)
  4. Gong Bu (弓步 – Bow and Arrow Stance)
  5. Pu Bu (扑步 – Crouch or Flat Stance) 
  6. Xie Bu (歇步 – Resting or Twist Stance)
  7. Xu Bu (虚步 – Empty Stance)

bonus: shaolin TRADITIONAL CULTURE introduction

Shaolin Traditional Culture Introduction

Shaolin Culture in China

Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma and Huike

month 2

Month 2 includes a TIMETABLE on implementing the topics taught, five ASSIGNMENTS, and a WORKBOOK for Meihua Quan Stances.

qigong & qi

  1. Qigong introduction
  2. Qigong taboos
  3. Qigong and martial arts
  4. Qigong and Yin & Yang theory
  5. Qi introduction
  6. Qi training and nature
  7. Types of Qi
  8. Dantian

qigong breathing for health

  1. Breathing introduction
  2. Dantian breathing benefits
  3. Qigong and healing
  4. Six breathing types (demonstration, instruction, and theory): 

He

Xu

Hu

Xi (4)

Chui

Xi (1)

meihua quan stances

The Meihua Quan stances are Qigong stances that correlate the body alignment with meridians and breathing. 

  1. Da Shi (Lungs and Large Intestine)
  2. Shun Shi (Kidney and Bladder)
  3. Ao Shi (Liver and Gall Bladder)
  4. Xiao Shi (Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and Triple Burner)
  5. Bai Shi (Stomach and Spleen)

bonus: shaolin TRADITIONAL CULTURE introduction

History of the Chinese Shaolin Culture

Shaolin Temple and Warrior Monks

Shaolin Traditional Culture Teachings

month 3

Month 3 includes a CHALLENGE for the Shaolin Warrior Path.

basic fist forms

  1. Fist (How to form a fist; Parts of the fist; Stationary varieties of fists; Fists varieties in movement)
  2. Palm (Introduction: Reference to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical reasons for palm appearance and feel; Types of palms; Parts of the palm; Stationary varieties of palms; Palms varieties in movement)
  3. Hook (Introduction with reference for Acupuncture Meridians; How to form a hook; Parts of the hook; Varieties of hooks)
  4. Claw (Tiger, Eagle, Dragon, Mantis, and 7 Star claws)

stands training

The purpose of stand training is to seek movement in stillness where the harmonious and smooth circulation of blood and Qi are achieved. The stand is correlated with breathing in movement. 

  1. Hunyuan Stand
  2. Siping Stand
  3. Concentration of Mind 

shaolin combination techniques

In Kung Fu, combination techniques include balance, leaps, overturning, folds, spins and footwork. They develop coordination, flexibility, speed, muscle elasticity and the ability to retain balance while in motion, and to control or utilize inertia in motion.

  1. Introduction
  2. Ma Bu – Gong Bu technique
  3. Ma Bu – Gong Bu technique with sound
  4. Pu Bu with arms coordination
  5. Rush a fist stamping – beating a tiger
  6. Single handwheel smash fist

BONUS: Identify the location of the Baihui (GV20 Governing Vessel Meridian), Hui Yin (CV1 Conception Vessel Meridian), Ming Men (GV4 Governor Vessel Meridian), Shen Shu (BL23 Bladder Meridian), and Yong Quan (KI1 Kidney Meridian) acupoints. 

month 4

Month 4 includes SHAOLIN WU BU QUAN WORKBOOK. The workbooks include the routine step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the routine practice to the highest standard.

Hand & Eyes training

The hand-eye training aims to increase the flexibility of the tendons and ligaments.  The movement involves hardness and softness, tightness and looseness.  

  1. Shoulders relaxation techniques
  2. Wrist movement (coordinate the eyes training with wrist and hands)
  3. Leading eyes training with both hands 

wu bu quan (五步拳)

Wu Bu Quan is the first Shaolin Quan fist form, and it is part of Level 1. 

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Fist forms included in the form
  3. Stances included in the form 
  4. Dynamics of the form 
  5. Technical aspects of the form 
  6. Breathing 
  7. Challenge – perform Wu Bu Quan both sides for brain body coordination

month 5

Month 5 includes SHAOLIN LIAN HUAN QUAN WORKBOOK. The workbooks include the routine step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the practice of the routine to the highest standard.

lian huan quan (连环拳)

Lian Huan Quan is the second Shaolin Quan fist form and it is part of Level 1.

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Fist forms included in the form
  3. Stances included in the form 
  4. Dynamics of the form 
  5. Technical aspects of the form 
  6. Breathing 

month 6

Month 6 includes PDFs for WAIST TRAINING.

Waist training

In martial arts, waist flexibility is crucial as leg flexibility. The waist must be as supple as a snake. Practicing martial arts without a flexible waist, you will never achieve mastery level. 

  1. Waist training introduction
  2. Waist anatomy and physiology
  3. Bending the waist forward
  4. Bending the waist sideward
  5. Turning the waist
  6. Twisting the waist
  7. Overturning the waist
  8. Spring and swing the waist

shaolin first duan routine

Shaolin 1st Duan routine form is taught to allow the student to 6 months prepare for the official Duanwei examination (optional). We advise also to find a practice partner for duilian section.  

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Duilian fighting (two people application)
  3. Fist forms included in the form
  4. Stances included in the form 
  5. Dynamics of the form
  6. Breathing 

The grading is optional & Does not require an additional fee. 

grading & certification

To ensure you progress well, grading your forms and receiving feedback are very important. At this point, you can grade Wu Bu Quan, and Lian Huan Quan. If you achieve a grade between 6 and 7.99 points for each form, you will receive a Completion Certificate. If your grade is 8 points or above, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the International Shaolin Wushu Federation

If the form is not up to standard, you have the option to grade it again in six months’ time.  You can only grade a form twice. To grade the forms, you must record yourself and post the video in the Facebook Inner Circle in the Grading section.

Shifu Shi Yanjun will analyze your form and will give you personalized feedback on your performance.

month 7

wing chun basics

  1. The basic principle of Wing Chun: simplicity, directness, economy of movement, minimum strength, practicality
  2. The centerline theory
  3. Basic stance
  4. Footwork
  5. Wing Chun hands and fist
  6. Wing Chun force
  7. Wing Chun Qigong

xiao nian tou form

Xiao Nian Tou (Mandarin) or Sil Lum Tao (Cantonese) is the first fist form of Wing Chun Quan. The form focus is to improve balance, cultivating force and Qi, strength, and flexibility in the wrist joints.  

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Fist forms included in the form
  3. Stances included in the form 
  4. Dynamics of the form
  5. Technical aspects of the form
  6. Breathing 

month 8

Month 8 includes MEIHUA QUAN WUSHI WORKBOOK. The workbooks include the routine step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the practice of the routine to the highest standard.

meihua quan wushi form

The first form of Meihua Quan is called Wushi and consists of transitions between five static stances with dynamic movements. 

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Fist forms included in the form
  3. Stances included in the form 
  4. Dynamics of the form
  5. Technical aspects of the form
  6. Breathing 

month 9

Month 9 includes CHEN STYLE TAIJIQUAN 8 STEPS ROUTINE WORKBOOK. The workbooks include the routine step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the practice of the routine to the highest standard.

chen style taiji 8 steps form

The 8 steps form is an introductory form for the Chen Style Taiji Quan and consists of 8 steps using soft movements correlated with breathing. 

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Fist forms included in the form
  3. Stances included in the form 
  4. Dynamics of the form
  5. Technical aspects of the form
  6. Breathing 

month 10

Month 10 includes PDFs for FOOTWORK in martial arts, including the ANATOMY of the kicks and BREATHING

footwork in martial arts

  1. Front kick
  2. Oblique kick
  3. Sideward kick
  4. Outward swing
  5. Inward swing
  6. Backward kick
  7. Snap kick

month 11

sanda (Shaolin Boxing) basics

The steps, punches, and kicks include combat applications techniques and correlate the skills with breathing. 

In addition, practice with Shifu videos for every skill.

  1. Sanda Introduction
  2. Sanda Greetings & Basics
  3. Basic Steps
  4. Basic Punches
  5. Basic Kicks

month 12

Month 12 includes SHAOLIN QUAN 1 DUAN DUILIAN ROUTINE & SHAOLIN QUAN 1 DUAN COMBAT APPLICATIONS WORKBOOK. The workbook contains step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the routine practice is to the highest standard.

shaolin quan 1 duan duilian & combat applications

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Stances included in the form
  3. Dynamics of the form
  4. Technical aspects of the form
  5. Breathing

The grading is optional & Does not require an additional fee. 

grading & certification

To ensure you progress well, grading your forms and receive feedback is very important. At this point, you can grade Wu Bu QuanLian Huan Quan, Tong Bei Quan, Xiao Nian Tou, Meihua Quan Wushi, and Yang Taiji 8 Steps.

If you achieve a grade between 6 and 8 points for each form, you will receive a Completion Certificate. If your grade is 8 points or above, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the International Shaolin Wushu Federation or, when appropriate, from the International Meihua Quan Federation. You can only grade one form twice. Therefore if you believe you will not achieve a minimum of 8 points, you can delay the grading for another six months. If you acquired a Certificate of Achievement the first time, it is not required to grade again. 

To grade the forms, you must record yourself and post the video in the Facebook Inner Circle in the Grading section.

Shifu Shi Yanjun will analyze your form and will give you personalized feedback on your performance.

duanwei grading

Duanwei System is a hierarchical system used to evaluate the professional level of Martial Arts practitioners.  The skills a practitioner must demonstrate during the form presentation are explosive power, the flow of the movements, precision in a stance, speed, eye - movement coordination, and Qi.  

1 duanwei grading

Shifu Shi Yanjun is a professional Judge certified by the Chinese Wushu AssociationIf successful in grading,  you will receive a formal Duanwei Certification from the Shaolin Temple Yunnan and International Shaolin Wushu Federation

Wu Bu Quan

Lian huan Quan

Shaolin 1 Duan

first online international competition

Come and compete and watch in the spirit of Good Will and Sportsmanship. The 2022 First Virtual International Competition will be broadcast from China, organized by Shaolin Temple Yunnan, International Shaolin Wushu Federation, and International Meihua Quan Federation.  Sections to complete: Shaolin Quan, Wing Chun Quan, Taiji Quan, and Meihua Quan.

Official Judge of the Chinese Wushu Association

Head Judge: Shifu Shi Yanjun

Shifu Shi Yanning

Shifu Shi Yanjun

Shifu Shi Yanpeng

If successful in the competition,  you will receive a formal digital Certification of Achievement from the Shaolin Temple Yunnan, International Shaolin Wushu Federation, and International Meihua Quan Federation

Medals, trophies, and the Certificate of Achievement can be sent by post to your location. However, the postage fees must be cover by you. 

If not successful, you will receive a digital Certificate of Participation.

*The Competition attendance is Optional. However, to participate, a fee will be charged. Details coming soon. 

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year 2 curriculum

MONTH 1

Month 1 includes SHAOLIN TONG BEI QUAN ROUTINE PART I WORKBOOK (movements from 1 up to 18). The workbook contains step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the routine practice is to the highest standard.

  1. Demonstration of the form
  2. Stances included in the form
  3. Dynamics of the form
  4. Technical aspects of the form
  5. Breathing

MONTH 2

Month 2 includes SHAOLIN TONG BEI QUAN ROUTINE PART II WORKBOOK (movements from 19 up to 36). The workbook contains step-by-step EXPLANATION, BREATHING, and ASSIGNMENTS to ensure the routine practice is to the highest standard2

  1. How to improve the form
  2. Stances included in the form
  3. Dynamics of the form
  4. Technical aspects of the form
  5. Breathing