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Shaolin Temple Academy

Welcome to the official website of Shaolin Temple Academy, We are a School of Excellence and we’re dedicated to the practise of Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese culture.


The Academy specialises in a range of Chinese Martial Arts that is beneficial to children and adults such as Shaolin Gong Fu, Tai Ji, Soft & Hard Qi Gong (Iron Body Conditioning), Qin Na (Joint Locking), Shaolin Weapons, Shaolin Gymnastics and San Da (Chinese Boxing).


Shaolin Temple Academy is officially affiliated with the Shaolin Temple of China, and known to them as the UK Shaolin Temple Warrior Monks training base. 

All classes are personally taught by Shifu Yan Kun in the traditional Shaolin way. Shifu Yan Kun’s aim is to bring the Chinese teaching of traditional Gong Fu to the UK and to make a positive difference to our students lives.

We’ve cultivated National and International Champions in Shaolin Gong Fu and San Da. Our students have won 15 International medals representing Great Britain at the 9th and 10th International Shaolin Wushu Competition holding over 60,000 spectators and competing against 65 countries world-wide with over 1500 competitors. We won over 50 medals at the European Shaolin Championships competing against 30 European countries and winning over 100 medals at the National Championships with the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA) in traditional forms and full and semi contact fighting. We are also proud to have won the title as the UK’s Best Combat school of the Year for two years in a row (2016-2017 and 2017-2018).

Our Master of the Academy, Shifu Yan Kun, British born, achieving the highest ranked non-Chinese in the world to achieve Dan 6 in Shaolin Gong Fu. He is a 34th Generation Disciple of Shaolin Temple China by the Abbot.

We’ve changed many students’ lifestyles and behaviour from aggressive youths causing fights on the streets to now strong minded individuals committing to giving to their community and spreading Shaolin culture. We have a strong family community as we’re committed to helping and guiding students achieve their goals.

We have helped many students build their confidence, find their identity within a positive environment and committed to focusing their energy into becoming successful whether it be in training, education, or work and in life in general. 

We welcome you to join our Shaolin family