Curriculum: SHAOLIN GONGFU INITIATE
4 Categories of Student
8 Goals of SCM
Amateur Athletic Union
Application Form SCM
Belt Test Approval Form
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Belt Test Rules
Biography of Buddha Zhen
Buddhism Crossroads of SCM
Curr: 28 Weapons of Shaolin
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7-Year Curriculum of SCM
Shaolin Initiate Requirements
Shaolin Gongfu of SCM
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Kung Fu Weapons
History of Kung Fu, Tai Chi...
Oath of SCM
Welcome to SCM
The Book for building Buddhas.
| The Shaolin Chi Mantis curriculums
are composed of three separate Gongfu systems combined together:
This curriculum is interwoven with the other Gongfu systems that also have Advanced Programs.
All Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth curriculums are 4-month semesters. The seminar curriculums and after school programs are derived from these 4-month semesters.
This Shaolin Gongfu
Initiate curriculum of Shaolin Chi Mantis is a one semester course
or can be put together from what the student learns from the first
couple Tai Chi Youth semesters.
Any Tai Chi Youth
student can request a Belt Test Approval sheet for Shaolin Chi
Mantis and begin to be passed off on these requirements. However,
Shaolin Chi Mantis requires more than just passing some tests
and answering some questions. Shaolin Chi Mantis is a DISCIPLESHIP
PROGRAM. Since you are already a member of Tai Chi Youth, you
are learning much of the Shaolin Chi Mantis curriculum already.
Your desire to learn some weapons not taught in Tai Chi Youth
does warrant being allowed into this traditional Chinese Gongfu
system. Your money also does not warrant your being welcomed into
our martial arts family. A display of fortitude and physical power
does not guarantee your being allowed into Shaolin Chi Mantis.
ONLY if we believe
in your COMMITMENT to Shaolin Chi Mantis and your commitment to
our Founder, Zhen Shen-Lang, and your commitment to the current
Patriarch and Instructors of Shaolin Chi Mantis will we have any
reason to consider your request to join our school.
This may sound strange,
that we discourage new students to Shaolin Chi Mantis, however,
as Buddha Zhen taught thousands of students from 1984 to 1996,
he realized that only one student out of 100 students would ever
graduate even the Shaolin Chi Mantis Beginner Program.
Since Buddha Zhen
was teaching Gongfu and Taijiquan as a "way of life,"
he realized he needed to provide a curriculum that more people
could attain and that would not be so overwhelming and demanding.
Thus, Tai Chi Youth was created as a Gongfu system for everyone
and for all ages.
By creating an easier Gongfu system (Tai Chi Youth), Shaolin Chi Mantis could be more traditional, more demanding, and less compromising. This Initiate Program was developed by Buddha Zhen as a way for you to demonstrate to us that you are worthy to join our Gongfu family, and also a way of making certain that each Initiate of Shaolin Chi Mantis knows what is expected of him/her.
the Shaolin Chi Mantis Initiate Program the student must do much
more than pass the Initiate Belt Test. In the traditions of Buddhism
and Shaolin Gongfu, the student makes certain pledges and promises,
has his/her head shaved (you are allowed to grow it back), performs
traditional ceremonial obligations, and must be formally accepted
during this ceremony by the presiding Shifu. If any of this seems
too demanding you are definitely not ready for the demands of
Shaolin Chi Mantis.
Shaolin Chi Mantis
wants you to SUCCEED in life in all things that you do. We do
not want to see you "fail" by starting a journey that
is unsuitable for you. As a member of Tai Chi Youth you will still
be experiencing much of Shaolin Chi Mantis. Be successful as a
student of Tai Chi Youth. The Tai Chi Youth curriculums provide
all the self-defense, body building, and traditional style Gongfu
that any person "needs."
Do well in Tai Chi Youth. If you are right for Shaolin Chi Mantis we will certainly notice and invite you to join our Discipleship.
Our student motto: