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Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner
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Shaolin Staff Class
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Tai Chi Buddha
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Tai Chi Kids
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Tai Chi Teens
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Tai Chi Youth nonprofit
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Taiji Seniors
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Combat Taiji
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   Kung Fu Program

12 Step 12 Week
      Kung Fu Bootcamp

Utah Phase 1 Poetry Book by The Hippy Coyote
Buddha Zhen taught outdoors in Liberty Park, Utah from 1992 to 1999.

The 12 Step Tantui of Bruce Lee fame, required by the Chinese Jing Mo Association and Beijing WuShu team, are the basis of good Kung Fu, whether Northern or Southern style.

One of the 12 Tantui will be taught each of the 12 weeks for a crash course in Kung Fu basics and weight loss.

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buddhaKUNGFU.com 8th Level Bootcamp Graduates awarded Boodcamp franchises.
zenBOOTCAMP.com The Shaolin Spiritual Bootcamps are all-day-workshops. These are difficult for most people to schedule so Buddha Zhen created a shorter version that lasts 2 to 3 hours, usually ending before noon.
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Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner

Buddha Kung Fu STUPA LOGO

Buddha Kung Fu
has licensed the Shaolin Kung Fu Program and the Shaolin Weapons Program from Shaolin Chi Mantis to create an easier martial arts system, without Praying Mantis Kung Fu.

 

Chernobyl Student
Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, Utah
classes began May 2, 1992,
ended October 28, 1999
when Buddha Zhen
moved back to California.

Combining three systems of Kung Fu, Shaolin Chi Mantis is:

  • Shaolin Kung Fu (Northern)
  • Tai Chi (Yang Style Taijiquan)
  • Praying Mantis (Norther styles: Tai Chi Mantis and 7-Star Mantis)

Buddha Kung Fu

Buddha Kung Fu is a 5-year curriculum derived from the Shaolin Chi Mantis 7-Year Curriculum. Less weapons, less Shaolin Kung Fu Forms, and no Praying Mantis still provide a very difficult curriculum teaching broadsword, double broadswords, straight sword, staff, and spear.

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buddhaKUNGFU.com Kung Fu = Outdated Cantonese dialect. We continue to use "Kung Fu" because very few Americans are familiar with the proper Mandarin words, "Gongfu."
shaolinchiMANTIS.com
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Visitor HOMEPAGE with links to various tours of Shaoin Chi Mantis website.
shaolinKIDS.com Fun site for kids with stories and legends to inspire them.
zenBUDDHISTpodcast.com Buddha Zhen's Sunday Sanghas were very beneficlal to his children. With these podcasts, archived or downloadable at your convenience, more people can attend Buddha Zhen's dharma readings and discussion groups.
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Shaolin Staff Class

Zhen Shen-Lang mastered Shaolin monk spade in 1994.
Zhen Shen-Lang
with Shaolin Monk Spade

SEE SPECIAL RATE
on "Events Page."

FREE STAFF CLASS
(No additional fee
with Kung Fu tuition.)

Students must be approved by Shifu before attending Staff Class.

This class is structured into three semesters of 4-months equalling one year.

The first semester, the student learns all the basic moves, jumps, and concepts of the staff. This preparation makes it easier and safer to teach the difficult and complex traditional Staff Forms of Shaolin Kung Fu.

The second semester teaches both sides of the 2-man choreographed combat Form, "Fire & Water," made popular by its' use in the opening credits of the TV show, Kung Fu, starring David Carradine.

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buddhaKUNGFU.com Buddha Kung Fu is Buddha Zhen's main Kung Fu school where he teaches all his Shaolin STAFF CLASSES.
Staff Purchase
and
Class ORDER PAGE

Purchase an imported Chinese White Waxwood Staff.

Or, pay for your STAFF CLASS TUITION online.

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   Tai Chi Program

Tai Chi Buddha

Zhen Ming-Mou and Buddha Zhen CRANE SPREADS WINGS
"Crane Spreads Wings "

All Ages: One Month Tuition
$30

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Launched in 2008, Tai Chi Buddha programs are the satellite programs offered by Buddha Kung Fu for teaching primarly, Yang Style Tai Chi.

SNAKE CREEPS DOWN THE MOUNTAINClasses include the same Standing Stretches or Yoga Stretch Routine used in all Buddha Kung Fu programs.

The stretching is followed by an aerobic workout of punching and kicking exercises.

A water break is followed by bookwork and spiritual group discussions. The pages read are marked by the instructor to fulfil the reading requirements of the student's belt rank level.

Qigong exercises energize the class to perform the Yang Taijiquan Short Form of Shaolin Chi Mantis in entirety. Then, still warm with energy, the class practices the self-defense and tournament competition techniques of PUSHING HANDS, a simple contest without punching as students try to unbalance their opponent and gain a point when their opponent raises a foot from the ground.

The last part of the class is spent learning the Tai Chi Short Form "dance." Once the movements are learned, the breathing is coordinated with the movements to create a "moving meditation." As qi energy becomes apparent, it can be manipulated during the Tai Chi Form to accomplish any qigong effects.

Lastly, the students learn how to use every single of movement of the Tai Chi Form for self-defense purposes.

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BuddhaTaiChi.com

TaiChiBuddha.com came first. I put a calendar with my TAI CHI class teaching schedules.

Then we got this website to match our BUDDHA TAI CHI programs of Buddha Kung Fu.

taichiBEGINNER.com Beginner Level students of Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth.
taichiBUDDHA.com If your Tai Chi instructor isn't a Buddha, they are probably not a Tai Chi Master. If your instructor isn't a Tai Chi Master, you probably don't know what you are missing.
taichiMAGIC.com Tai Chi music by Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang, founder of Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth.
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Tai Chi Kids

Zhen Song-Dao and Buddha Zhen PUNCHING AND KICKING
Zhen Song Dao Punch -Kick

In 1993 I donated to the Salt Lake CIty BIG BROTHERS and BIG SISTERS organization 25 free one year scholarships of my Shaolin Chi Mantis Tai Chi Kids Program at the local YWCA.

Combining that with my daughter bringing her friends to class created a large Tai Chi youth program. I had to schedule an additional time slot twice per week just to accommodate the kids.

This led me redefine my curriculms and over the next few years I experimented extensively with new teaching techniques and read many library books on training kids.

The CRANE WARS competition was one of the games I invented for the youth program that the adult classes really wanted to have added also.

So, now I have programs and curriculums designed for ages 6 to 9, ages 10 to 16, and 13 to 20.

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taichiKIDS.com Fun site for kids with stories, Tai Chi legends, and some Daoism for inspiration.
 
taichiYOUTH.org Official website for the nonprofit organization Tai Chi Youth
 
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Tai Chi Teens

Zhen Ming-Mou and Buddha Zhen perform PARTING THE HORSES MANE
Zhen Ming-Mou,
Advanced Level Orange Sash,
age 13.

2008: Several Buddha Tai Chi classes are available to students from Pasadena, to Burbank and the San Fernando Valley area in Los Angeles, California.

Visit the Buddha Tai Chi website
or
visit the Buddha Kung Fu website.

During the 1990s, the Utah Governor's office employed Shaolin Chi Mantis to perform seminars, workshops, and sometimes hired us to perform at various middle schools, high schools, and government parties and special awards ceremonies.

The Chief of Police of Salt Lake City, recognized the success of our programs and spoke of how 80% of the cities crimes were occurring between 3:00 and 6:00 on weekdays, due to kids having nothing to do between school and dinner.

With the support and financial backing of many Utah organizations, government funding, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Tai Chi Youth was born.

Realizing the success of the Shaolin Chi Mantis youth programs, Buddha Zhen stretched the SCM Beginner Program into a 3-year program so that all the original curriculums would be utilized at a pace more youths could accomplish.

This Tai Chi Teen program is still offered for local youths in Buddha Zhen's neighborhood. Buddha Zhen usually teaches these for free to any neighborhood kids who haven't joined a Tai Chi Youth school.

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dharmaTRAILS.com 88 lesson website designed to provide the most complete and beneficial Kung Fu instruction ever offered on or off the internet.
masterZHEN.com
"77 Zens of Buddha Zhen"
shaolinRECORDS.com The RECORD COMPANY of Shaolin Communications. Produces music of Buddha Zhen and American Zen.
taichiBEGINNER.com Beginner Level students of Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth.
taichiYOUTH.org Official website for the nonprofit organization Tai Chi Youth.
 
taichiMAGIC.com Various songs of Shaolin Records that are useful for practicing your Tai Chi.
taijiTEENS.com Tomorrow's leaders are currently leading the Tai Chi Youth and SCM demo teams.
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Tai Chi Youth nonprofit

House of Zhen lessons
Children look so cute doing Kung Fu!

Purchase or Donate
a Tai Chi Membership

$950 Tuituion includes one Kung Fu uniform, all book fees, all Belt Testing fees, and sashes for 3 semesters.

All donations to
Tai Chi Youth, Inc.
are tax deductible.
Tai Chi Youth is a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization.
 

Under 18: One Month Tuition
$55

 

Under 18: One Month Tuition
2 Youths Same Family
$75

 

Under 18: One Month Tuition
3 Youths Same Family
$80

 

Under 18: 4 Month Semester
$165

 

Under 18: One Year Tuition
$560

 

Under 18: Life Membership
$2,240

Founded in 1996 by Buddha Zhen Shen Lang, this 3-year curriculum has proven to be the best youth-at-risk program in the world.

With years of experience developing Kung Fu curriculums since 1984, Buddha Zhen wrote the TAI CHI YOUTH CURRICULUM GUIDE, that is still in use today without any alterations.

Class by class breakdowns maintain quality and consistency that has proven to cure more maladies and disorders than any other exercise program.

Combined with group readings of traditional Buddhist Dharma and Daoist principles, the students are also required to know something about every major religion in the world to pass their Belt Tests.

The Muslim 12 Tantui Kung Fu exercises are included in the first 12 months of training. These were the Kung Fu basics of Bruce Lee and the Beginner Level training of the Chinese National WuShu Team, as taught also by the Jing Mo and Chin Wu Associations.

The Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form becomes the nucleus of the 3-year curriculum as students learn to become fit and and healthy in both body and mind.

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Taiji Seniors

Taiji Seniors of Shaolin Chi Mantis
Finding the Youth Within™

2008: The only Senior Tai Chi classes taught by Buddha Zhen at Friday morning at the YMCA in Tujunga, California.

No additional charge for members of the Tujunga YMCA or LaCanada YMCA.

Buddha Zhen has received special Tai Chi training for teaching seniors from several other Tai Chi instructors over the years.

Realizing that most of his programs were designed to improve health, lose weight, gain confidence, and balance their lives -- Buddha Zhen has designed a unique program for seniors.

Simplifying a few movements of the Tai Chi Form, and minimizing the workouts, these new curriculums challenge seniors to strengthen both their body and their minds.

Besides learning the slow motion meditation breathing methods of the Tai Chi Form, seniors also learn to stretch and move and improve their posture and eating habits.

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Combat Taiji

TCY Board of Trustees
Tai Chi Push Hands

All Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth and Buddha Kung Fu classes teach "Combat Taiji" to some extent. The Yang Style Tai Chi Form is taught in 4-month semesters, 3 times per year. As students advance they learn additional self-defense techniques for each of the Tai Chi Form sections.

In 2008 there are no weekly Combat Taiji classes.

The first weekend each August is a seminar, "Combat Taiji." Check the "Seminars" webpage for upcoming Combat Taiji seminars.

This is the original and traditional Shaolin Chi Mantis program that Zhen Shen-Lang designed from teaching classes 1984 to 1992.

"In 1992 I was hired by the Utah Governor, Mike Leavitt to teach at a maximum security prison. That was the year I completed the entire 7-year curriculum for Shaolin Chi Mantis with a full breakdown of what to teach in every class, what the bookwork was, and what the Belt Testing Requirements would be, and with the advice and approval of Kung Fu masters worldwide, determined what Shaolin Kung Fu Forms and Chinese weapons should be taught in each semester and in what order..." begins Buddha Zhen's lengthy description of his lengthy curriculum of 7 years.

This daunting task created the first Chinese Belt Ranking System so that Kung Fu students could compete in Karate tournaments and know what level and rank they were to enter.

As Chairman of Amateur Athletic Association's Chinese Martial Arts, Buddha Zhen rewrote the rules for their Push Hands competitions which are a national event now.

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