The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of West Valley, Utah is dedicated to keeping the traditional martial arts and disciplines of the Shao-Lin Ssu (Young Forest Temple). This centuries old art, it's exercises, and disciplines are suitable for practitioners of all fitness levels. Classes are structured for Adults although this center accepts students of all ages above 12yrs old. Eventhough Tai Chi & Shaolin martial arts are devastatingly lethal, self defense is only a tiny portion of the Shaolin Art's many benefits. A few benefits of shaolin kung fu include increased stamina, endurance and lung capacity, increased bone density, a stronger memory, a stronger immune system, lower emotional stress and blood pressure, just to name a few. These benefits and more are easily acquired through "time and effort" or "Kung Fu." Shao-Lin Monks strived for longevity and sought immortality. In doing so, they pushed the limits of human potential. Many monks found themselves living healthy and able, still out performing the younger monks, even until the day they passed away!
Chinese Shao-lin Kung Fu (Shaolin Gung Fu) - a 1500 year old martial art developed by the Shaolin monks at the Honan Shaolin Temple for health, mental and physical conditioning and self-defense. The curriculum encompasses empty hand, animal and classical weapon styles. Internal areas include; Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, breathing and meditation... read more on the History of Shaolin.
THE THREE GRANDMASTERS
The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of Salt Lake/ West Valley, Utah under the guidance of Elder Masters David and Sharon Soard trace their traditional kung fu lineage through the current Shaolin Grandmaster Sin Kwang The' to the Fukien Shaolin Temple in Southern China. The first Shaolin Grandmaster of our direct kung fu lineage is Grandmaster Su Kong T'ai Djin... Born in Fukien Province in 1849... [Su, as a] young child, broke barriers in the Shaolin Temple that had never before been crossed, learning from each kung fu master rather than being assigned to just one. With this type of training Grandmaster Su became the first person in history to complete and master every branch of the Shaolin Kung Fu!!...
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The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of West Valley City is the only school in the state of Utah that is certified to teach traditional Shaolin martial arts (Kung Fu & Tai Chi) by the Shaolin Grandmaster. The Salt Lake / West Valley, Utah school is part of a network of 12 locations that span across the United States and reach as far as the country of Ireland! For a list of Shaolin Centers near you see our Schools page.
The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of Salt Lake/ West Valley, Utah teaches the REAL Kung Fu forms from the Shaolin Temples of ancient China! The Salt Lake/ West Valley, Utah Center is also visited annually by the Shaolin Elder Masters, David and Sharon Soard. What you will find here is authentic, effective, and essential for longevity, health, and martial arts. There is no equivalent. What you will embark upon, can be the most rewarding and exciting venture of your life! For more details on how our Shaolin martial arts and chi kung training will improve your health, fitness levels, balance, coordination, and self-defense skills, please browse our curriculum Kung Fu (External Training) and Tai Chi/Chi Kung (Internal Training). Find a complete list of prices here.
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SHAOLIN KUNG FU
Sat & Sun: JUNE 2nd
SATURDAY JUNE 2nd: Two of the Classical EIGHT Immortals “Fighting System”
Chue Pa Hsien Lan Ti Ch'i Ch'ien, Hang Yang Chie: the patron of musicians. He is a gentle mountain recluse who plays a jade flute.
Chue Pa Hsien Lan Ti Wu Ch'ien, Chuang Kuo Lao: The next most famous member of the 8 Immortals is CHUANG KUO LAO. He is usually shown riding his donkey and carrying a bizarre musical instrument unknown to mere mortals. He is a true eccentric, delighting in pastimes such as riding his donkey backwards!
San Francisco, CA:
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Liu Hsing Chuan (Sung Dynasty Eagle Claw):
(Yin) Metaphor for General Yueh Fei - 36 Posture form
Salt Lake City, UT:
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
LIU HSING Chuan – Meteor Fists: (Yang) Rock Cannon Fist
Los Angeles, CA:
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Hsing-I Pan Loong Chien – Entwine the Dragon
Straight Sword with “Fa Ching” Skills Introduced!
Ft. Collins, CO:
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 (Instructor Workshop: early Friday 9/27 until late Monday 9/30 )
SHAO-LIN WU FU CHIEN YANG TAO - 5 Tigers Attack the Lamb Broadsword
Created by the 5 Generals trained by Warrior Monk Pu Pien - creator of Black Tiger Tao (Ming Dynasty form)
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
CHEN TAI CHI CHIANG – Internal Weapon Form
“The 14th Generation / 71 Posture Chen Tai Chi Spear Form”
Friday & Saturday, November 15th & 16th, 2013
Shao-Lin Ching Pao Chien
Shao-Lin Golden Leopard Fist (3rd & 4th Roads)