Shaolin classes are available:
Shaolin Kung Fu is a general name for a special group of martial arts originating from the Shaolin Monastery in Northern China. The Shaolin Kung Fu program includes 30 basic exercises to stretch the tendons and strengthen the bones, the ten lines of the Tan Tui (Springing Legs) set, Chang Chuan (Long Fist), Praying Mantis, Shaolin sword, spear, and internal White Crane. The techniques are characterized by powerful strikes and rapid movements, emulating a flying dragon or jumping tiger. Each movement can be used for self-defense, although the primary goal of Shaolin Kung Fu is to improve health, nurture virtue, and deepen spiritual cultivation. A Shaolin practitioner’s martial skills gradually develop from external to internal, from hard to soft. The highest level of Shaolin Kung Fu is internal skill. Students over the age of seven may join the Shaolin class at any time.