Over time, the Shaolin Temple has become an increasingly more popular tourist destination for both Chinese and foreign travellers. Master Wang opened his first school near the temple but, because of over-crowding from tourists, as well as the high concentration of other kungfu schools in the same area, he decided to move his school to the northern province of Jilin, where his students can train, uninterupted.
The school is located on a small farm in the countryside. It is far enough away from the noise and commotion of the city, but close enough that students can still access any services they need by car in under 40 minutes if they want to go into town on the weekends.
The weather averages between around 30 degrees in the summer and around -15 degrees in the winter.
The school has one large training hall, equipped with punching bags, stretching bars, and training mats. There is another smaller training hall, which is used during the winter when the temperature drops and the hall has to be heated using the furnace. During the summer, training takes place outside for much of the time. The school has all the necessary equipment for training, such as striking pads, weapons, etc.
Rooms and Living Space
When the school is less busy, students can have their individual rooms. However, through most of the year, students will share the space at two people per room. Each person will have their private potyclo (wardrobe), storage cupboard, and chair. There is also additional storage under each bed.
The school has two bathrooms, both with private showers. The school also has a communal laundry machine for washing clothes.
Students will all eat together at a large, round, rotating table in traditional Chinese style with three meals served each day. Each meal will have the option of a meat dish or non-meat for vegetarian students. Wifi is available at the school for students to use during their rest time.