Student Activities

Free Time &Weekends

Although the training at our academy is intense, students can still enjoy some free time during the weekdays and the weekends.

During weekdays after lunch, there is a break for about two hours. Most students will take a nap during this break to restore energy for the afternoon training. As in most western countries, people do not generally sleep during the day, but this is a habit that students gradually form after some time, as they find it really comfortable and relaxing.

There are also afternoons and evenings during the week when you can attend voluntary Mandarin & calligraphy & Massage classes. Students can choose to attend those classes if they are interested, or they can spend time doing what they like: train on their own or with others, watch a movie together, catch up with family & friends, or simply rest.

In the weekends, there are a lot things to do, such as training / practicing on your own, laundry, grocery shopping and getting a massage in the city, get together with friends, go fishing and hiking in the mountain area, play pool, Ping-Pong, badminton, Chinese chess, musical instruments, read, listen to music, watch TV series & movies, sing karaoke in the schoo’s common room, etc. (All the facilities are free to use)


Group Tours & Holidays

The academy organizes at least two or three short tours every year. One is in April or May, and one is in September or October. It is also a Chinese tradition to go out when the weather is nice. The tours are normally somewhere nearby. We have organized student trips to visit the Ancient Yaowan Town, the Luoma Lake, the amusement park, Zhangshan Forest Park in Suqian, Huaguo Mountain in Lianyungang, and Yunlong Lake in Xuzhou, etc.

A trip to the original Shaolin Temple is also organized annually.

Our students will have a few days to relax from training during important holidays, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the National Day of China, Chinese Lunar New Year, and Western Christmas. You can make use of the holidays to visit some nice places in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, etc. We will also celebrate the holidays at the Academy with holiday decorations and an elaborate, celebratory dinner feast.


Other Activities

Since we are the only kung fu academy in Jiangsu that accepts foreign students, our students are often provided with opportunities to participate in (stage) performances and competitions. Performances and competitions can be anything from local to regional to national or even international. Straing in October 2014, every year our academy gets invited to attend an international stage show organized by the Jiangsu government and the largest regional TV station (JSBC) in Jiangsu.

As our Masters always say: it is very beneficial for a kung fu practitioner to perform in public and to participate in competitions. This is not only a way to demonstrate your kung fu achievements, but also a way to build personal character and confidence.


Grounds & Facilities

Our academy provides students with full room and board. Good quality accommodation and food are taken very seriously and seen as an important factor of good training.

Our Rooms

All of our student rooms are bright and roomy, furnished with beds, wardrobes, tables and chairs. An electric fan is provided for summer, a heater blanket and extra blankets are provided for winter. Power sockets in the wall and Internet (cable) access are available in all the rooms.

All the rooms can comfortably accommodate two students. Single rooms with air-conditioners are also available for an extra fee. The academy has 20 student rooms in our building.

Room Types

Shared Room Single Room AC Shared Room AC Single Room
The standard room at the academy is a two-person shared room. Each room has 2 beds, a desk, and a closet.
Single rooms are available for an additional fee. In these rooms you will have the space to yourself.
Like the standard shared room, each room has 2 beds, a desk, and a closet. In addition, an AC unit is installed. There is an additional fee for AC equipped rooms.
This AC Single Room houses one student, a bed, desk, and closet as well as having an installed AC unit.

Training Areas

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Indoor Training Room

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Indoor Training Hall

training equipments

Training Grounds

The school has a fully equipped indoor training room, outfitted with safety gear, mats, weapons, training dummies, mirrors, stretching bars, a weight-lifting bench, and other training equipment. The indoor training hall provides a spacious environment to practice all forms and weapons while keeping out of the elements. The outdoor training grounds span the entire school property, with different training areas suited to different activities. The masters may also occasionally take students to train at the local reservoir, Maling Shan Forest Park, or the surrounding fields. Daily running follows the road beside the school.


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Dining Room

Students enjoy their meals together in the communal dining room. The tables in our dining room are round, with a spinning top in the middle. Three or four plates with different dishes are placed on the round-spinning table for about six students to eat. The academy serves three warm meals a day, seven days a week.

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The classroom is open to students for self-study as well as other classes the school may offer. These may include Chinese Mandarin classes, Wushu Theory, and Chinese Culture classes. These classes are subject to demand.


Laundry Room

Free washing machines are available for students to do their laundry (laundry detergent can be purchased in the village). Standing bars are placed on the roof and in front of the building for students to hang dry their clothes.

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Shower Room

Toilet Room

Each floor of our academy’s accommodation building is facilitated with western toilets and common washing rooms. There are separate men's and women's hot showers and restroom facilities. Please note, it is not recommended to drink tap water in China, since there might be bleaching powder and other chemicals added to it. The academy helps students order large bottles of mineral water or purified water from the water facility in Maling Forest Park. There are water-boilers in the accommodation building which provide students with warm drinking water 24 hours per day.

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