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About Shaolin Kungfu Zen - history and mastery

Shaolin Kungfu Zen guides students toward a harmony of spirit and body along with the achievement of personal goals. Shaolin Kungfu combines physical discipline and movement with Zen meditation during extensive practice with Shaolin boxing and traditional weapons. We promote modern martial arts methods and moral integrity so students benefit from Shaolin philosophy and traditional Chinese Shaolin Buddhist culture.

“As you are determined, unexpected rewards come”



Classes at Shaolin Kungfu Zen, San Jose

We maintain martial arts etiquette in every class. Our goal is to foster strong mentoring relationships, diligent work, and learning together the five hallmarks of Wushu. These are folk culture, health education, hand and body movements, wrestle and capture techniques, and traditional weapons usage. Our practices are rigorous and incorporate the fundamentals of Kungfu: mental focus, breathing, stretching and flexibility, stance and posture, punching and kicking.

Shaolin Kungfu Zen offers clear and measurable goals supported by current international martial arts guidelines to advance the student through the nine levels of Kungfu in 16 steps. We guide students in honing powerful physical skills and developing a natural understanding of historical and philosophical Shaolin Kungfu Zen culture.

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Coming Event

2015 SKZ performing INFO

Staff at SKZ will be holding a performance help cultivate our students and help them grow. SKZ will be performing at the 39th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Students who wish to perform are free to sign up to gain experience and help their confidence. Beginning level students will be encouraged to perform at the Kids Stage for a fun first experience. Higher level students will be assigned to perform at the larger main stage to help with their development in Kung Fu. SKZ encourages students to participate in performances and competitions to help them mature faster. Performances help students perform in front of crowds and gain confidence. Students will learn how to deal with pressure and stage fright more effectively.

Tournament Information

The 4th Shaolin Cultural Festival is scheduled to take place in San Francisco USA from Oct 8, 2015 until Oct 11, 2015. The Festival is co-sponsored by Shaolin Temple of China and The World Shaolin Association and will be co-hosted by United Studios of Self Defense and Shaolin North America Association. Shaolin Kung-Fu Zen is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event. The event will include a tournament, lectures and seminars about Kung-Fu and Buddhist culture, and finally a performance which a select few students may participate in. (students may volunteer if they’re confident in their ability but must be deemed ready)
Shaolin Kung-Fu Zen was invited to help sponsor this event and help it come to life. This event is a rare occasion and we advise our students to participate if possible. Even if our students do not wish to participate, they can still buy tickets to watch the performances.

手把青秧插满田,低头便见水中天;六根清净方为道,退步原来是向前。 –唐· 弥勒祖师(布袋和尚)

Planting green seeding with hands all over the rice field; As one’s head lowered the sky in the water is seen. All six sense organs are pure, and only then one comprehends; Stepping backward is actually advancing forward.                                                                   Patriarch Maitreya