Frequently Asked Questions
Here you find a list of the most frequently asked questions.
If your question is not listed or for any further information please feel free to contact us.
What is the admission procedure of the Academy?
1. Submit an application form via our website.
2. Transfer the $100 application fee in order to reserve a place at the Academy. Here you can find the bank account information.
3. Apply for a Chinese tourist visa (L-type) or business visa (F-type) at your local Chinese embassy. You might have to show your flight-ticket and the invitation letter that we will send you.
Do I need martial arts experience to attend your school?
No, we accept both beginners and experienced martial artists, since our masters focus on everybody individually.
Should I prepare myself physically before coming?
Physical preparation is not strictly required. However, it will be helpful, since you will get used to the training schedule more quickly. Recommended are: Proper diet, running (2 km or so per day), swimming, cycling, skipping, push-ups, sit-ups, etc… Read more
Can i extend my visa if i wish to study longer?
No matter what visa you obtained before coming to the Academy. We can help you to get F-type visa extensions, 3 months once toill the duration is a full year. For most countries, the cost is only $25, but it costs $150 for American students
What is the weather like?
The Summer is generally warm to hot. Spring and fall are mild and very comfortable. The winter is about -5 to +12 degrees Celsius.
What are the costs for studying in the academy?
Basically just $100 Application fee + the Tuition fee. The longer you stay, the lower the per-month costs get.
Note: This academy does NOT charge an administration fee. The only additional costs can be $50 for airport-pickup and $25/month for internet access in the student's room.
Here you can find the complete list of fees.
What should I bring for clothes, shoes?
In Summer, make sure to bring light, loose, comfortable fitting clothes. For winter, bring heavier clothing that will keep you warm but will also permit movement. Students are encouraged to bring a good pair of running-shoes with them. Find more information here.
When do the courses / training start?
You are free to join us anytime. There are no fixed starting dates. You can either arrive during the week or at weekends.
What is the safest way to carry and exchange money?
There are many ATM's in town that accept debit and credit cards, so you can just bring your home bank card with you when coming to China. Despite that, traveller checks can be used, are not recommended though, since the Bank of China located in Xinyi only exchanges currency, not traveller's checks. Long-term students can open local bank accounts and then have their money transferred from home. Travelling with large sums of money is not encouraged.
Can I work at the Academy or elsewhere to cover part of the fees?
There are no opportunities for work at the Academy for now, but there are opportunities in the nearby cities.
For example, if you speak good English, there is a chance to get a good part-time teaching job in the cities.
I am a vegetarian, is that a problem?
All meals have vegetarian options. Generally there are about 4-7 plates of different foods to choose from during meals, with only 2 or 4 of them containing meat. Any special dietary concerns should be communicated to the Academy before arrival to better accommodate students.
Can I have internet set up in my room?
Yes, students who plan on bringing their laptops can have internet set up in their rooms (note: this is not a service provided by the school, so all costs shall be covered by students). Also, there are many internet bars located in the close village, that are very cheap (about 2 Yuan / hour).
Will I get a certificate after I complete my studies?
Yes, every student receives a certificate with the Academy’s official stamp before leaving. Everything mastered will be stated on it as well as the comments your master gives to you.