Originally conceived by the Buddhist Monks in the Honan Province of Northern China, Shaolin Kung Fu was developed as a way to discipline the mind and body, encompassing a wide range of styles and techniques. Our Kung Fu curriculum encompasses an amazing variety of styles, such as Classical Hua Fist, the famous Shaolin 5-Animals, Drunken Immortals, Preying Mantis and many more.
Tai Chi is the most famous of all the internal arts from China and is possibly the most practiced martial art in the world. Made popular in the West primarily for its health benefits, Tai Chi practitioners were often feared for their tremendous fighting skills. The Internal Arts Program at the Chinese Shaolin Centers begins by teaching our students Yang Tai Chi and continues their education with Bagua, Xing Yi, and more.
Encompassing the curriculum found in our adult program, the CSC Youth Program helps develop the minds and bodies of children ages 5 to 11. Taught at a pace more suited for children, the classes are fun, well-structured and promote discipline. The students in our Youth Program are continually challenged and are never bored with their martial arts development.
From its rich history to the present day, the Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi taught at the Chinese Shaolin Centers have evolved into a comprehensive system of martial arts that is truly unique. Shaolin is not a single style with a single application made for a single type of individual, but stresses diversity, flexibility and depth. It is strength, self-defense, confidence and athletic ability meshed among many styles.