Traditionally, Shaolin has 5 training modules that complement each other
The student develops mastery by using these five as “gates” to a deeper understanding. Each module develops separate abilities, which then inform the others.
Open hand forms provide the foundation for health, application, and improved mental focus for the student. They are considered “action” meditation.
Historically, there are 18 traditional Shaolin weapons. They stem from the original four: Staff, Broadsword, Straight Sword and Spear.
Is practiced with one or multiple partners doing choreographed sets. The sets emphasize accuracy, agreed upon level of contact and intensity of response.
Energizes the internal organs by combining disciplined breathing techniques with subtle, highly-focused movement.
Is Chinese competitive “free fighting.” We practice recreationally, wearing proper safety gear, with appropriate levels of contact.