I would just like to start off by saying that, it is quite obvious when reading through the other students references that as far as training and the Masters go if you want to learn traditional Shaolin Kung-Fu and you have the ways, means and guts to go halfway around the world to do it, then this is definitely place to go!!So I will not say too much about that.
Besides the top quality training there are the people that you will meet, train and live with and, I must say that living at the academy for a year, I had the great privilege of meeting many awesome people from all over the world and from many walks of life which just adds to the experience.
When you arrive at Maling Shan you instantly become part of a family, all with a common interest...Kung-Fu. I believe that this is the reason everyone gets along so well there! Although you have left your home, family and friends, Maling Shan the Masters, Translators and other students quickly make you feel right at home again! not one day goes by without me thinking of my home away from home!!
So you know that the Masters are brilliant, patient and noligable teachers, plus almost everyone you stay with will more than likely become lifelong friends even if they live in a different part of the world and, that there is sooooo much to do and see in China for a traveler as well.
There is not much else to say except, if you are on this website and are thinking of coming here to train for whatever reason, maybe you are stressed and need to get away for a while or, you have a holiday coming up and would like to do something different i don’t know...all i can say is DO IT!!!!! Get involved and see for yourself...I promise you will not regret it ;)
Thanks to everyone at Maling Shan (especially Master Bao and Master Du) for giving me what was probably the best year of my Life!!!!
South African, October 15, 2010—October 15, 2011. Email: