Shifu Hengxin and Shimu Arlene
Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center

Established in 2001, the Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center is a warm, community environment in the heart of Manhattan, where students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to strive toward their own limitless potential for growth in physical agility and self-awareness.

Upholding the values established at the Songshan Shaolin monastery over 1,500 years ago, Shifu Hengxin and Shimu Arlene infuse expert instruction of traditional skills and forms with a culture of respect and discipline.

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Recent News and Up coming Events:

My name is Joseph Bondy, and I am a student of Shifu Hengxin. Shifu and Shimu Arlene have asked me to write weekly about our school’s Fifth Summer Intensive Program, which runs from July 9 to August 5, 2016. The Summer Intensive Program consists of ten training hours each weekend, in addition to our regular class schedule. Each year, we learn a different form and series of techniques. This summer we will study a classic form named Lohan Quan, which is considered a traditional component of Shaolin’s curriculum.

Please take the time to read about our weekly Lohan Quan studies, covering our Shaolin training, philosophy and lifestyle, featuring our students, and what motivates them to continue on and excel. Join us on our summer journey!  (Read more)

Happy 15th Anniversary, Shaolin Kung Fu Training. by Joe A. Bondy - I was deeply honored when Shifu and Shimu asked if I would write a piece to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center (SKFTC). The school has been a large part of my family’s life for nearly a decade, and I can only hope to express in words what it means to us, and to all of my kung fu sisters and brothers. (Read more)

On May 14th, 2016, Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center had its very first western-style mental health workshop entitled: Kung Fu for Emotions, hosted by Jabari Jones, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist. The atmosphere was enlivened, enriched, and invigorated by Dr. Jones. He was energetic, enthusiastic, and engaging, beginning the workshop with an exciting balloon exercise. (Read more)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center is acknowledging this very important issue in our communities by organizing a few events to increase everyone’s understanding of mental health. (Read more)

" Chi Is The Essence Of Llife " A Free workshop on the ancient art of Shaoiln Qigong with Shifu Hengxin. April 16th 2016 @ 2:30pm. (Read more)

On Saturday, March 19th, we had our Die Da Jiu Seminar hosted by André Yershov L.Ac. It was an amazing afternoon! The legendary art of the Die Da Jiu has always been associated with martial arts to treat injuries related to training. However, its use has spread beyond the halls of martial arts because of its effectiveness. If you miss it here are the recap. (Read more)

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Jeannette Zucker, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, WCC, CSCS, CKTP came to talk to us about minimizing risk for injury during exercise and speeding up recovery after injury. It was a spectacular workshop with lots of invaluable information! If you miss it here are the recap (Read more)

Chinese New Year celebration 2016 at the SKFTC. The night began with an epic story being told. Just as Bodhidharma crossed the Yangtze River, Joe began, so did Shifu cross over the seas to spread the teachings of Shaolin... (Read more)

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" When I practice, it is not just a workout; it touches my mind, my gut and my heart. When I move, I feel connected to my family, to nature, to the world around me, and to times long ago and far ahead. When I am in the presence of Shifu, Shimu and all of the other practitioners, I feel like I am with my extended family in a beautiful sanctuary about to head up to the top of a magnificent mountain. I am grateful and humbled to be a part of this incredible school on this beautiful journey." Meeka Bondy

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