The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of West Valley, Utah is dedicated to keeping the traditional martial arts and disciplines of the Shao-Lin Ssu (Young Forest Temple). This centuries old art, it's exercises, and disciplines are suitable for practitioners of all fitness levels. Classes are structured for Adults although this center accepts students of all ages above 12yrs old. Eventhough Tai Chi & Shaolin martial arts are devastatingly lethal, self defense is only a tiny portion of the Shaolin Art's many benefits. A few benefits of shaolin kung fu include increased stamina, endurance and lung capacity, increased bone density, a stronger memory, a stronger immune system, lower emotional stress and blood pressure, just to name a few. These benefits and more are easily acquired through "time and effort" or "Kung Fu." Shao-Lin Monks strived for longevity and sought immortality. In doing so, they pushed the limits of human potential. Many monks found themselves living healthy and able, still out performing the younger monks, even until the day they passed away!
Chinese Shao-lin Kung Fu (Shaolin Gung Fu) - a 1500 year old martial art developed by the Shaolin monks at the Honan Shaolin Temple for health, mental and physical conditioning and self-defense. The curriculum encompasses empty hand, animal and classical weapon styles. Internal areas include; Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, breathing and meditation... read more on the History of Shaolin.
THE THREE GRANDMASTERS
The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of Salt Lake/ West Valley, Utah under the guidance of Elder Masters David and Sharon Soard trace their traditional kung fu lineage through the current Shaolin Grandmaster Sin Kwang The' to the Fukien Shaolin Temple in Southern China. The first Shaolin Grandmaster of our direct kung fu lineage is Grandmaster Su Kong T'ai Djin... Born in Fukien Province in 1849... [Su, as a] young child, broke barriers in the Shaolin Temple that had never before been crossed, learning from each kung fu master rather than being assigned to just one. With this type of training Grandmaster Su became the first person in history to complete and master every branch of the Shaolin Kung Fu!!...
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The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of West Valley City is the only school in the state of Utah that is certified to teach traditional Shaolin martial arts (Kung Fu & Tai Chi) by the Shaolin Grandmaster. The Salt Lake / West Valley, Utah school is part of a network of 12 locations that span across the United States and reach as far as the country of Ireland! For a list of Shaolin Centers near you see our Schools page.
The Chinese Shao-Lin Center of Salt Lake/ West Valley, Utah teaches the REAL Kung Fu forms from the Shaolin Temples of ancient China! The Salt Lake/ West Valley, Utah Center is also visited annually by the Shaolin Elder Masters, David and Sharon Soard. What you will find here is authentic, effective, and essential for longevity, health, and martial arts. There is no equivalent. What you will embark upon, can be the most rewarding and exciting venture of your life! For more details on how our Shaolin martial arts and chi kung training will improve your health, fitness levels, balance, coordination, and self-defense skills, please browse our curriculum Kung Fu (External Training) and Tai Chi/Chi Kung (Internal Training). Find a complete list of prices here.
SITE UPDATED- 4/25/17
SHAOLIN KUNG FU
HUA TO LIVE “Taoist Immortality Training”
(5 Animal Play/Frolics – Taoist Chi Kung Training)
Starting Sat., May 6th (9AM – 10AM)
HUA 9-RING TAO
(Heroic Hua Mountain Broadsword form)
Saturday, May 6th (9AM – 12Noon)
TAO vs. CHIANG (BroadSword vs. Spear)
(Dynamic 2-person Weapon Fighting Set!
Saturday, May 6th (12Noon – 2PM)
RALEIGH, NC ELDERMASTER VISIT
PAKUA CHIANG – Internal Taoist Spear seminar
Sat. May 20th 2PM – 6PM (Open to all CSC students!)
IE LU HUA CHIEN – Legendary Heroic Taoist Kung Fu!
(1ST Road of the Classical Hua Mountain Fist)
Starting Sat., June 3rd (9AM – 10AM)
FUNG WANG CHUE HAN CHIEN - Fist of the Crazy Mad Drunk!
(Pa Hsien – Taoist 8 Immortals Seminar!)
Tuesday, June 6th (7PM – 9PM)
ER CHIE KUEN – Single Nunchakus Form
(Exciting Single Nunchaku Form w/Hand & Foot Strikes & Ground Techniques)
Thursday, June 15th (7PM – 9PM)
(Drunken 8 Immortals Drunken Spear)
Starting Sat., July 1st (9AM – 10AM)
SUANG AR CHIE KUEN – Double Nunchakus Form
(Exciting Double Nunchaku Form w/Hand & Foot Strikes & Ground Techniques)
Thursday, July 13th (7PM – 9PM)
DOWN & GROUND CLASS (Headgear Required!)
(Sweeps, TakeDowns, Counters)
Tuesday, July 25th (7PM – 9PM)
SALT LAKE CITY ELDERMASTER VISIT
MI ZHONG CH’UAN – “Lost Track Fist”
Sat. July 29th 12Noon – 5PM (Open to all CSC students!)
AR LU HUA CHIEN – Legendary Heroic Taoist Kung Fu!
(2nd Road of the Classical Hua Mountain Fist)
Starting Sat. Aug. 5th (9AM – 10AM)
PANG vs. PANG – 2 PERSON STAFF SET
(Exciting Double-End Staff 2-Person Set!)
Thursday, Aug. 10th (7PM – 9PM)
BARCELONA, SPAIN ELDERMASTER VISIT
SHAO-LIN TI HOU CH’UAN – Ground Monkey Fighting System
Sat. September 2nd, 12Noon – 4PM (Open to all CSC students!)