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Mentally and physically challenging in all the RIGHT ways!

By any measure, CK MartialHearts, strives to give their clients a remarkable experience. Aj and Nic... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Sunita M
Amazing experience of a lifetime

I had a wonderful time at C.K. Martial Hearts Shaolin boot camp. we were taken care of and... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
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CK Martial Hearts offers the opportunity to experience life & train kung fu inside the most iconic martial arts location in the world - the Shaolin Temple. Aside from Shaolin kung fu, CK Martial Hearts offers classes in Taichi, qigong and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Wangzhigou, Dengfeng 452470, China
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

By any measure, CK MartialHearts, strives to give their clients a remarkable experience. Aj and Nic are friendly and luminous – making sure you are well informed and prepared for the journey of a lifetime. They made sure I felt like I was at home...More

Thank Sunita M
Andrew_James_Don, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Suita, Many thanks for taking the time to write this beautifully descriptive review! You truly impressed us with your fortitude and never-give-up attitude, and we have so much respect for the effort you put in. On our future programs, we'll definitely be encouraging participants...More

Reviewed October 21, 2017

I had a wonderful time at C.K. Martial Hearts Shaolin boot camp. we were taken care of and provided for the whole way. We got behind the tourest trap access of the Shaolin temple and trained with real Shaolin monks. real shoalin kung fu. Be...More

1  Thank bonneyboyc
Andrew_James_Don, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Bonner, Thank you for leaving a review! We really appreciate you taking the time to let other people know and understand what exactly it is we do at the Shaolin Temple! We are also very happy to see you say that us choosing to call...More

Reviewed September 14, 2017

This week was one of the most amazing, unique and unforgettable experiences of my life! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Martial Arts and even just in discovering China in the most authentic way... Every single aspect of this programme was perfect: from...More

1  Thank Reema C
Andrew_James_Don, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Dear Reema, Sincere thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review of the time you spent with us at the Shaolin Temple! It was very obvious from watching you train, from your spirit and dedication, to reading your words now, that you...More

Reviewed August 7, 2017

It has been my childhood dream to visit Shoalin Temple! This is a MUST DO trip if you have always dreamed of visiting the Shoalin or if you are a Martial Art fan. I was 48 years old and I am still amazed by what...More

Thank alexiaang
Andrew_James_Don, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Alexia, So happy to read your review! We were all impressed by what you achieved each and every day at the temple, and I hope you have taken those lessons back into your everyday life with you! In any case, it's wonderful to know that...More

Reviewed August 7, 2017

I did the very first bootcamp back in 2015. It was an unforgettable experience. Monks and CK staff together were great teachers, and I really felt like I got stronger and more nimble after a week. 10/10 would do it again.More

1  Thank GeekAndChin
Andrew_James_Don, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

GnC, Great to hear from you again! You weren't just on the first program, but were actually the very first person to sign up for this course! We have such great memories of that first trip, and it wouldn't have been so great without you....More

Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

This is the adventure you have to go to if you want to learn more about Kung Fu and about yourself! AJ and Nic thank you for you passion and amazing help all the week long ..the experience to tell is nearly impossible...you have to...More

3  Thank Martina H
Cultural-Keys, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Dear Martina, Thank you so much for summing up your experiences with us so well! In fact, I think you may have perfectly expressed what it means to study kung fu at the Shaolin Temple; "This program will show you what can happen if you...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017

This is by far the most unique and intense "holiday" I ever experienced. Getting the chance to train in such a historic and beautiful location was truly amazing! It was a perfect way to challenge myself physically and mentally. Spartanic in a good way! The...More

1  Thank Simon H
Cultural-Keys, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Simon, Our sincere thanks for taking the time to share the experiences you had with us with the rest of the TripAdvisor community! Your wit and insight was especially appreciated by everyone on the program. Coupled with the fact that you took part in...More

Reviewed December 10, 2016

This not your normal day to day martial arts class. This is a once in a lifetime experience that will take you out of your comfort zone and push you to the limit while offering you a very rewarding challenge that’ll make you realize the...More

1  Thank Eduardo F
Cultural-Keys, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

Ed, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a heartfelt review Eduardo! I cannot tell you how much it means to us that you consider this program to be such a life changer! That is what we aim for, but it...More

Reviewed October 2, 2016

This program isn't like other Kung Fu programs in China: you get close training with a real Shaolin monk for at least five hours every day plus additional training time for application of what you're learning, and it's totally fine if you have no experience...More

2  Thank Mike J
Cultural-Keys, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your great write up! I must say, your dedication to continued practice, even after you injured your hands, was amazing, especially considering it was for 14 days! And how fast you picked up the Yinshougun stick form was...More

Reviewed September 27, 2016

I cannot speak highly enough about this experience! A friend and I studied at the temple for two weeks in August...the training pushed me to my limits and beyond! Each day presented a new challenge, and the instructors pushed me as far as I was...More

1  Thank David B
Cultural-Keys, Owner at CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple), responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

David, Thank you so much for your kind words. You have perfectly represented all the reasons we chose to start offering these programs at the Shaolin Temple to begin with. You came with a mission, and each minute of every day, pushed yourself towards fulfilling...More

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gurdittasingh43
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Andrew_James_Don | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for your question. Snakes are extremely rare in China, and there are no poisonous spiders in central China, which is where the Shaolin Temple is. As for mosquitoes, they are an annoyance during the warmer... More
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Odettebooysen
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Andrew_James_Don | Property representative |
Dear Odette, Many thanks for your question, and interest in studying with us at the Shaolin Temple. Unfortunately, we don't currently offer such long programs. Our maximum length is 2 weeks (16 days), which we have found... More
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