Shaolin Culture is a traditional school of martial arts and tai chi. Our Chief Instructor Shifu Yang, a 34th generation Shaolin Temple disciple of the Abbot Shi Yongxin, teaches clear, step-by-step techniques that allow students to quickly discover the true essence of kung fu and tai chi. Join Shaolin Culture and you will begin your journey towards mastering even the most challenging forms of Shaolin kung fu and tai chi, both of which will dramatically improve your health and fitness as well as equip you with invaluable tools for self defense. You can train with us on a weekly basis, book private one-to-one lessons or join one of our group sessions.
At Shaolin Culture we incorporate traditional forms of Shaolin kung fu and Chen-style tai chi into our classes and also offer lessons in weapons, sanshou and qi gong for men and women of all ages. We find the space between effort and effortlessness with simple and direct movements that allow you to use your energy efficiently and to ultimate effect.
Shaolin Culture is not only a place for physical development, but for mental growth and spiritual and emotional self-healing too. Through our classes you will connect with Chinese culture and begin to understand important aspects of Zen philosophy that can still be usefully applied to modern life today. These ancient and exciting techniques can help build confidence and impart greater inner strength.
And if you wish to extend your understanding of martial arts further, why not join one of our trips to China? Or if you’d prefer to stay closer to home, attend one of our many regular workshops in either London or Bromley? We invite highly respected, world-famous masters such as Master Chen Zheng Lei (19th Generation Grandmaster of Chen family), Master Wu Bin (world renowned wushu coach and Jet Liʼs teacher/mentor, often referred to as father of modern wushu) as well as Shaolin Masters from The Shaolin Temple in China to these workshops, all of whom perform amazing demonstrations.
Shifu Yang – Founder of Shaolin Culture and Chief Instructor
Shifu Yang started his martial arts training at the tender age of six and then entered the famous Shaolin Monastery at eight years old. After many years of hard training at the highest level, he acquired a knowledge of traditional Shaolin forms, self defense, weapons and meditation techniques that is second to none. He was given the Buddhist name of Shi Yan Ke by his Holiness Shaolin Temple Venerable Abbot Shi Yongxin after becoming his disciple (34th generation) and taught within the walls of the temple (as well as a variety of other schools) imparting his knowledge and skills to the Chinese and foreign students that came to learn at the Shaolin Temple. He later learned Chen-style Tai Chi directly from Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei and was a frequent visitor to the revered Chen Village in Henan province in China.
In 2005 Shifu Yang travelled to the UK and established Shaolin Culture in Bromley, London. His outstanding teaching techniques were quickly recognised by our students and the school now has a fantastic reputation within the local community. Through dedication and hard work Shaolin Culture has expanded to North London and continues to grow. To date over 900 students have walked through our doors, and the numbers just keep getting bigger.
What We Teach and Offer:
✴ Authentic training such as you would experience in China
✴ Friendly training environment
✴ Workshops and Events
✴ Organised trips to China and in the UK
✴ Tai Chi
✴ Qi Gong
✴ Traditional Shaolin Forms
✴ Weapons & Sanshou (Chinese Kickboxing)
✴ A comprehensive training programme
✴ Classes from beginners to advanced for men and women of all ages and abilities
What You will Benefit From:
✴ Overall improvement in fitness and health
✴ Learn self defense and gain confidence
✴ Increase in flexibility and stamina
✴ Safe and friendly place to train
✴ Improve your social life and make new friends
✴ Learn Chinese culture from a genuine Master
✴ Set and achieve goals that will improve your quality of life
We strongly believe in and promote the traditional values of mutual respect, discipline and tolerance to others and work very hard to maintain a friendly atmosphere where men and women of all ages can train side by side. Any aggressive or disrespectful behaviour towards our instructors or students will not therefore be tolerated.