I had studied a little wushu before coming to the school which made some of the basics feel more familiar, but nothing could prepare me for the experience that this school had to offer me!
I stayed at the school for 2 months, and after being away from the school for a month i decided to come back to visit as I missed it so much. One thing you will learn after staying in the school for some time is that you will all become a family. The students are your brothers and sisters, the masters and translators are like your parents...and everyone tries to make the experience within the school as easy as possible.
The training is HARD...there is no other way I can put it, it was extremely hard!! But it is so worth, because you feel so proud of yourself and what you have achieved day to day, plus you get to train with Shaolin masters!! it doesn’t get better than that.
The food it pretty much how I expected...oats, soya milk and sweet bread buns for breakfast with an egg...rice with a variety of vegetables and meat for lunch and dinner. There is also a small village nearby where you can buy snacks and drinks from time to time, and it’s really cheap!
The one thing that I would say to someone who is thinking about going to the school, and all of the other students would say the same...JUST DO IT! You will never regret it! It is a great chance for character building and confidence. Before going to the school I had very little confidence and low self esteem...but after being in the school for some time, i had gained more confidence than i could have imagined. I have made some lifelong friends, have memories in my mind that i will gladly never forget...and there isn't a day that goes by where i don’t talk or think about maling shan academy.
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