We are one of the largest and most respected Shaolin Kung Fu schools in the world. Our style of martial art originates from the Shaolin temples in both northern and southern China, and is now taught at centres around the world.
We employ traditional training methods which have been used for centuries to teach kung fu to Shaolin monks, alongside more modern methods to help our students learn self-defence techniques and improve their fitness.
We believe that this helps our students to get away from the pressures and distractions of modern life and develop mental and physical strength whilst learning a traditional Chinese martial art which is relevant to modern life.
Students of Shaolin Gaocan Mun Nam Pai Chuan learn numerous techniques, including traditional stances and footwork, evasive movement, various hand and leg techniques including blocking, punching, kicking and sweeping techniques, locking (Chin Na), throwing and nerve-point strikes (Dim Mak).
Students also learn paired applications and sequences to develop an understanding of distance, control, accuracy and movement. When competent at these techniques students will then learn how to spar (paired fighting) to develop and demonstrate an understanding of free movement, evasion, counter-striking, focus and spirit.