The Online training program started as a resource for our Shaolin Kung Fu Academy Members who needed to travel for long periods of time and/or professionally. Originally we would just record our daily training and explanations in 1997 we moved over to specific for our 'Cyber' (traveling) members needs. We continued the 'workout' recordings from our daily classes but started making technique specific recordings. This became a a sophisticated and professional program using multiple cameras and angles to give the best possible visual and auditory recordings. We constantly improved based on the feedback we received and now have, we believe, based on comparisons, the best and most comprehensive Kung Fu Instruction program on the WEB. If you do know of a better program, please let us know as we are always happy to learn and improve.
The Kung Fu Network and Shaolin Kung Fu Academy WEB pages are SSL secured! There are no 'cookies' or 'programs' that can cause any form of problems for your device. We have removed most all flash videos and we do not use or ever have used flash apps, or any form of apps what-so-ever, on our pages. There is no data collection, pop-ups, spy-ware, Facebook Pixel Code, or any such c..p! All coding is done by Sijo and in plain HTML5. We do not gather or authorize the gathering of any of your information; period. If you have any concerns, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current improvements to the program are improving the format to HD. But as we are a small organization, less than 50 members, it is taking us a long time and soon we may as well start making UHD recordings. The only limitation is WEB space cost at the moment. So for the time being, you will have to do with a mix of Full HD, HD and SD recordings all mixed together. We have also transferred most of the content from Flash to MP4 which seems to work across most devices including Tablets, Phone, PC and Apple devices.
There are two ways in which you can use the program. Curriculum based, 10 levels to Black Sash or just choose the Full listing of Techniques and Forms on the Kung Fu Library page. BUT, before you jump into this, you may want to have a look How the Cyber Program Works.
We also have the Shaolin 72 Fist Kung Fu Program. It is different from the Temple Kung Fu (the first 5 levels of the 10 levels to Black Sash) and Animal Kung Fu (Levels 6 through 10 to Black Sash) in as much that it is more 'outcome' based. It references possibly the start of Shaolin Kung Fu around 600 CE late in the Sui Dynasty when Shaolin Kung Fu was a bit less refined, more direct and possibly less considerate.
Where as the Temple Kung Fu is based in the Song and Yuan Dynasties period around the turn of the 1st Millennium; the 5 Animal Kung Fu, which may also have started in the Yan Dynasty, was developed and perfected mostly during the time of the Ming Dynasty. The Animal Kung Fu is considered the highest form of Shaolin Kung Fu, second to none. It also has the longest and steepest learning curve.
The Shaolin Academy also has many, many Chinese Weaponry Forms. These through are accessible through our main page, https://www.shaolin.com.au. The Weaponry Program is divided into 5 'types of Weaponry. Impacting & Trauma, Sharp & Stabbing, Flexible & Hidden, Flying & Shot; and Not Weapons. Each of these pages will have the recording of forms that we have been able to record. In all there should be well over 20 traditional Chinese Weaponry Forms to learn and train.
We have extensive resources for Martial Art Instructors. No, not martial art techniques or forms but all the stuff that often does not get taught and has many people who choose to go out and teach, fail. there is a wide range of information including legalities, safety and a program that helps instructors become professionals not just copying their instructors. Have a look, as it is also one of the best programs for being not just a good instructor but an interesting and excellent martial art instructor.
Our main site has all the information you may want about our Main Kwoon (Guan) in Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia including location and training details as well as a lot of information on Shaolin, Kung Fu, History, the Academy, Instructors and of course Traditional Chinese Weaponry.
Well, actually, the above was a summary, jest below we have an extensive list if direct links to the various recordings. Have a look and i (Sijo) hope you enjoy the information presented as much as i enjoy kung fu and spreading it to the world the way i understand it! Oh, at the bottom of the page is a two minute promo video of our training.