Shaolin Kung Fu in China

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Learn Traditional Kung Fu in China

Welcome to the official English website of the Shaolin Traditional Wushu Institute. This website is to provide you with all the information you need when exploring for opportunities in regards to practicing Shaolin Kung Fu here in China.

The Xinyiba Traditional Kung Fu school is located in the small village called Xi (West) Shilipu, between the town of Dengfeng and the Shaolin Temple. Our school, named "Shaolin Traditional Wushu Institute" is an affiliate of the Xinyiba research society, and its purpose is passing on the traditional skills of Shaolin Kung Fu to the next generation. The Shaolin Xinyiba Research Society was founded by Master Hu Zhengsheng in 2012, thereby fulfilling the last wish of his master, Yang Guiwu.

Our society aims to research and to preserve the ancient skills and methods of Shaolin boxing, of Xinyiba, and its related styles. We actively promote and share knowledge with other martial artists - within China, and all over the world.


Shaolin Kung Fu training in China
Foreign students practicing weapons - Xinyiba

Our Shaolin Kung Fu School

Shaolin Traditional Wushu Institute school is one of the few Kung Fu schools that openly teach traditional Shaolin Kung Fu to international students. Our Shaolin Kung Fu school is a small traditional school, which tries to provide it’s students a life-enriching experience by teaching them ancestral Kung Fu and provide an overall rich experience within the Chinese culture and the Shaolin way of life.
What makes our Xinyiba Kung Fu school unique is that the legacy that we are keeping alive is a lineage that dates back to the late Ming dynasty, when Kung Fu master Ji Longfeng (or Ji Long), famous for his mastery of spear, developed 2 new Kung Fu methods: Xinyiba and Liuhequan. They have been passed down within the Shaolin Temple through a well-documented lineage.


"Best experience of my life!

Thousands of kilometers from my country, I felt at home while I stayed in this astonishing institute. Everyone is super welcoming, very friendly, always willing to provide you with anything you may need.

Concerning martial arts, the institute respects every letter of the phrase “kung fu Shaolin”. Traditional to its core, it provides you with tons of knowledge, taught by amazing instructors.."
Cid Belo - Portugal

Read Cid's complete review and those from other students on our review page.


Training Shaolin Kung Fu with us

Over the past years, many students have joined our school to come to practice Shaolin Kung Fu.
Our Kung Fu classes are taught in small groups, which means that all our students get enough attention from our teachers. Our international students are welcome to join the local classes (link) or get private training from our advanced disciples. You do not need any prior Kung Fu experience. We will adjust your training to your current level and make sure that you will boost your skills. For the more experienced students, we offer advanced Kung Fu training, which includes weapon practice. Students are required to train 6 days per week from morning until late afternoon or evening. For more information on our classes, training etc, please see this page: Training Kung Fu With Us.

Training Shaolin Kung Fu in China
Master Hu teaching Kung Fu

About Master Hu

Master Hu Zhengsheng started his traditional Kung Fu training at the age of 12 in China. He first began studying under Zhang Guangjun, the famous weapon master of the Shaolin temple. He learned many forms and fighting skills including Xin Yi Liu He Quan, cane, Chun Qiu Da Dao (Spring & Autumn Da Dao), twin sickles, rope dart, monk spade, hook swords and many more.
Master Hu is driven to keep teaching traditional Kung Fu instead of the nowadays popular modern Wushu. He will check the international students’ progress regularly and makes sure students are developing their martial arts skills steadily.
If you are interested in learning more about Master Hu, please see this page and this short documentary created by the famous Chinese television channel CCTV9 below (you can switch on the CC subtitles).

"I wish for my students to become the best martial artists and most fierce fighters, but in everyday life, they shall be the kindest people, with the most humble of hearts"

- Hu Zhengsheng

Xinyiba master practicing a Shaolin Form
Shaolin school in China
Ancient Xinyiba manuscripts
xinyiba master