1. Do I need prior experience in Kung Fu or another martial art?
Absolutely not. Classes are designed for a mix of different levels to improve and grow together. Your progression will depend on the work, focus and dedication you put in.
2. What can I expect training to be like?
The Shaolin curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing solid foundation skills through disciplined training. In a typical class, we start with warm up drills that help improve mobility and coordination. This is followed by full body stretching & kick drills to increase our range of motion and speed. Stance work and line work is done to build a strong base, strength and endurance. Afterwards, students work on various forms, applications and/or partner work.
3. What should I wear to class?
Uniforms are required for those who enrol in the Kung Fu program, which consist of a shirt, pants and shoes. The cost is $75 for a set. If you are coming for drop in or Qigong, please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing (such as a T-shirt and sweatpants) that will not restrict movement. A comfortable pair of indoor running shoes/footwear with non-marking soles are required.
4. Who can Join?
Classes are currently available for those aged 13 and over. However, we are currently evaluating a youth/kids program. Please provide your contact information if you're interested .
5. What is the price of classes?
Our classes are run in term formats that are usually in several month increments. Class prices vary depending on the location, class and facilities:
Hinton: (It is separated by gym member pricing & non-member pricing)
Shaolin Kung Fu:
Non Members: $18 drop in, and it works out to $16.50/class if you sign up for the term.
Bodywise Gym Members: $15 drop in, and it works out to $13.50/class if you sign up for the term.
Non Members: $13 drop in, and it works out to $11.00/class if you sign up for the term.
Bodywise Gym Members: $11 drop in, and it works out to $9.00/class if you sign up for the term.
Shaolin Kung Fu:
$18 drop in, and it works out to $12.50/class if you sign up for the term. Children are $12.00/class and it works out to $8.00/class if they sign up for the term.
$15.75 drop in at JPL. Discounts available via punch pass at Health Club.
6. The term has already started, can I join mid-stream?
Yes, you can join at any time. Classes are structured in a way that you can join any time, even late in the term. Please contact us for the prorated remainder term pricing or drop-in.
7. What is your ‘belt system’ and what are the fees?
All students are required to pay an annual association fee of $100 made payable to the: "Shaolin Luohan Temple" which is our charitable organization that funds the promotion of Shaolin arts and the development of the a Shaolin Temple in Canada.
Shaolin Kung Fu does not have a belt system, and there are no hidden fees. Progress is measured in many ways which includes, but is not limited to, improved fitness & conditioning, self awareness, self defense and health & wellness.
8. Do you offer private classes?
Yes, some students prefer individual or semi-group private classes. These can be arranged, please contact us using the contact form to request more information.