My experience in Maling Shaolin Kung Fu Academy was really pleasant, enjoyable and not to forget tough (training). Out of the many things i liked about the academy the most was the transparency between the staff and the students, Both Master Bao and Lisa will give you the best information on the subject (or at least that's what i think ) whether it be training, lodging/food or just normal day to day questions. Another thing i liked about the academy is that you are free to start from your own pace and then expected to gradually improve with time, but there is no pressure to start performing immediately, i.e there is no stigma attached to initial bad performance, as i didn't have any martial arts performance before and kung fu was new to me i found this to be really helpful.
My lodging at the school was comfortable and i liked the food as well, but that maybe because i am Indian (we use similar base materials). I made a lot of new friends, got to know them a little during the course of my stay. We partied a few times and we took holiday in the middle as well ....it was awesome . Overall i really enjoyed my stay and would love to come back, i would thank everyone at Maling shan for making my trip a happy one and special thanks to Master Bao and his family for teaching and taking care of me.
This is to anyone who is looking to come here to study, if you know that you really want to learn kung fu then Maling shan will surely not disappoint you, because after all the guidance, pushing and beatings(not too hard but enough to send a message!) of the masters your performance depends on your own-self, the more hard work you do the better you will get. The "No pain , No gain " as they say on the site is the gist of the training experience.
Indian, 1 November, 2011—1 May, 2012. Email: