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.

Forms

Open hand forms provide the foundation for health, application, and improved mental focus for the student. They are considered “action” meditation.

Weapons

Historically, there are 18 traditional Shaolin weapons. They stem from the original four: Staff, Broadsword, Straight Sword and Spear.

Self-Defense

Is practiced with one or multiple partners doing choreographed sets. The sets emphasize accuracy, agreed upon level of contact and intensity of response.

Qigong

Energizes the internal organs by combining disciplined breathing techniques with subtle, highly-focused movement.

Sanda

Is Chinese competitive “free fighting.” We practice recreationally,  wearing proper safety gear, with appropriate levels of contact.