shaolin student kungfu training

Matthew Harvey, 24, male, England

shaolin student kungfu training

Matthew Harvey, 24, male, England

On my first day at Maling Kung Fu Academy I was a bag of nerves not exactly sure what to expect, however the nerves soon subsided from all the welcoming faces, both masters and students. My time here has been an out of this world experience, I’ve learned a lot more about myself through vigorous training and positive direction from my teacher-Master Wang. For a good few years I had got myself into a funk where I was deeply unmotivated, loss of confidence in myself, depression. But by coming here I’ve almost completed turned myself around. I’m a happy person again. I’ll always keep the message that Master Wang teaches us locked in my very soul, which is to push past your limits, pain is something that you inevitably encounter during training but you must keep strong and push past these temporary feelings of pain, fatigue both physically and mentally.

I find the training schedule to be a well balanced and put together program, but of course there will always be classes you like more than others (damn you jumps and rolls) but weaknesses are meant to be worked on. The food is fantastic and if I’m honest before coming here I was a fussy eater so I had convinced myself I would have problems in that department. But my tastebuds quickly craved the food here at the academy.

Leaving the academy will be a sad ordeal however it’s going to be refreshing to be going home and apply what I’ve learned here to my life. I’ll never forget my time here as it will forever be turning point in my life. I would recommend this wonderful place to anyone who wants to experience something different.

English, Male, March 2016—August 2016. Email:matty332@hotmail.co.uk