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Kevin Sa, 24, America

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Kevin Sa, 24, America

I’ve had the great honor of staying almost a full year at the school. I was welcomed and shown both respect and understanding from students and staff as soon as I entered. Every student was new at one point, and the first two weeks are the typical transitioning period to adjust to the training. Academy members know this and actively assist new members to adapt to the environment.
The school is somewhat like home with the added benefit of improving your martial arts skills under the guidance of amazing masters. Every movement the masters make in class demonstrates their prowess in martial arts and their years of experience. With the occasional help of the talented translators, the masters effectively communicate movements and concepts to the students. For example, I came to the school with some experience in taekwondo, and I thought I knew how to kick properly. Master Li and Master Du both improved my ability to perform multiple kinds of kicks in ways that I had not even considered prior to attending the academy. In truth, every movement I do now feels more polished than when I arrived. Having a basic understanding of Shaolin Kungfu can help any martial artist improve his/her own style.
For those who do not have any experience in martial arts, this school is the perfect place to get introduced to the field. Every student I’ve met has been more than willing to help with any issue or question both in and outside of training. We’re a family here, and we all help each other learn and grow in our shared interest. The masters are very patient. They’re used to dealing with new students and many questions, so you can feel free to ask for clarification. The academy’s intended to help you enhance your skills as long as you’re willing to put in the effort to make it happen.
I’ve lost roughly 28 kilograms (61 pounds) of weight during my stay at the school. The constant exercise and shift in diet can be great for improving overall health. For me in particular, that weight loss takes off so much strain from my knees. I dislocated my left knee a few years ago, and to be honest I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to survive here when I first looked at the old website back home. Despite that, I managed to join in the training and do pretty well. I can’t emphasis enough how much everyone at the academy supports each other. You’ll surprise yourself when you see progress relatively soon after arrival. If you have the time, give this school a chance. You won’t regret it.