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Dane Davies, 25, England

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Dane Davies, 25, England

This academy really is a wonderful place. The training and caring nature of the masters is unrivalled. The masters listen to your own goals and help push you to your limits. I only had a limited time of 7 weeks to spend here, whilst on a career break, but in this time I’ve learnt Staff, Sword and Tai Chi, together with transforming my fitness levels.

Having previously spent time at another Shaolin academy in China, I can hand on heart say this has been a more conducive place to learn. I think this is also reflected in the fact you have several long-term talented students choosing to stay here rather than other places in China.

The local surroundings are quite beautiful, with a lot of money being invested in the area including 2 new Buddhist temples within walking distance, together with spectacular parkland and lakes. During some training sessions we would visit these places which was really enjoyable.

The academy itself is traditional and calm. Food is basic but actually very tasty, and there are hot showers and a western toilet. Rooms are very comfortable and have wifi – when you come I’d recommend you bring a laptop as there are not many communal computers.

I think what really sets this academy apart is the masters. I learnt under Master Bao and Master Du, and it has been a real honour. They are patient, thorough and incredibly talented martial artists – both having trained in the Shaolin Temple and have had years of teaching experience.

If you hadn’t guessed by now. I’d thoroughly recommend this academy for both novices and talented martial artists. It has made me a stronger person – both mentally and physically.

Feel free to contact me if you have any general questions about the academy.