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SCM 18 Luohan Discipleship Program Agreement

1. I, ______________________________ (legal name), have reviewed and understood all the printed materials, explanations, and website pages of and I realize the "SCM 18 Luohan Discipleship Program" is a rare opportunity, at any price, for an American to learn traditional Shaolin Kung Fu that is so ancient it is unavailable at the Shaolin Temple where it originated. This "SCM 18 Luohan Discipleship Program" is also an unusual opportunity to 'sample' an entire year of Shaolin Kung Fu training without committing myself formally to Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu, until after this one-year discipleship training program. Continuing with Shaolin Chi Mantis is not mandatory or pressured. Two other schools founded by Richard Del Connor, "Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang," will welcome me. One year in Shaolin Chi Mantis is equal to three years in Tai Chi Youth. Buddha Kung Fu and Tai Chi Youth have no initiation requirements or Buddhist enrollment.

2. I understand I am being given this SCM scholarship worth over $1,400 to provide exposure and promotion for the Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu system, and for career advancement and recognition due its' founder, Richard Del Connor (Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang, "Spirit Wolf of Truth"). I will also be a member of the Tai Chi Youth Demo Team (TCY Demo Team) for promoting the Tai Chi Youth nonprofit that was founded by Richard Del Connor in 1996. This additional Tai Chi Youth scholarship of $1,400 makes this a $2,800 value in class tuitions, belt test fees, and books provided. Each scholarship recipient will be required to purchase a brand new pair of tennis shoes each 4-month sememester as specified in "Requirements" webpage. Each scholarship recipient will also be required to pay $90 for a new Kung Fu uniform before starting each 4-month semester. (First uniform = black. Subsequent uniform colors per Shifu approval.)

3. I accept the athletic condition, mental requirements, and spiritual open-mindedness that has been asked of me. This disciple program is more demanding than a pay-as-you-go martial arts system. I have done my best to understand what has been explained about traditional Chinese discipleship and the expectations of this SCM scholarship. I will be anxious for every new lesson by being prepared. I will practice, learn, improve and master each lesson learned. I will enjoy promoting Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth with my honest enthusiasm.

4. Although there is no penalty for quitting before the 12-month program is completed--I will strive not be listed as a "drop out" in the school roster. I have the full intention of completing this one-year program whether I continue or not in Shaolin Chi Mantis upon its completion.

5. I realize I must first 'PASS' the standard 'SCM Initiate Requirements' in order to verify and prove to myself and Shaolin Chi Mantis that I am capable of graduating the Shaolin Chi Mantis Beginner Program. After passing the 'SCM Initiate Requirements' belt test, I will participate in a 'mock' Buddhist Initiation Ceremony without shaving my head or being obligated by the vows I perform for the video camera. I am honored to be a part of this video production that will enable future SCM Candidates to understand the initiation requirements of Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu.

6. After passing the 'SCM Initiate' belt test I will receive a White Sash + 1 Green Stripe graduation advancement and begin the one-year of Shaolin Chi Mantis training of three 4-month semesters. I will also be enrolled in Tai Chi Youth nonprofit organization and will pass each TCY belt test at the end of each semester.

7. I, ____________________________, humbly and gratefully accept this "SCM 18 Luohan Discipleship Program" scholarship enrollment without reservation and with full commitment to the rigors, demands, and personal self-discipline required to succeed in this 1-year Kung Fu program. I submit this application with the $90 required to purchase my first black Kung Fu Uniform. I will obey all school rules and have already purchased an "approved by the Shifu" pair of tennis shoes. I will purchase one new pair of "approved by the Shifu" tennis shoes before the first week of each following 4-month semester, and I will purchase from Shaolin Chi Mantis a new uniform for each semester for $90.


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Involvement and Impact

Students will attend many martial arts events and movie premieres, providing valuable opportunities for networking with television and movie producers. We want all our students to succeed. Buddha Zhen will provide introductions to many celebrities and martial arts legends. Students may post performance videos as soloists and in groups on the YouTube Channels of Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth per our webmaster. We will be glad to help promote you and your martial arts and your other careers per Shifu approval. Otherwise, videos may not be sold, distributed, or posted on other channels without permission from Shaolin Chi Mantis Patriarch, or Tai Chi Youth Patriarch.

Another valuable impact SCM students will create is the worldwide awareness of the benefits and beauty of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. In a modern world of mish-mashed mixed-up martial arts... both Tai Chi Youth and Shaolin Chi Mantis will inspire people of all ages to pursue their own healthy Kung Fu programs and avoid the violence injuries of boxing and sparring. Most people and martial artists are completely unaware that a student can become a Kung Fu master without having to beat anyone up, or come home with bruises and broken bones. Since 1984, not one single student has broken a single bone in class--not even a finger.

This lack of violence makes Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth the ultimate martial arts program for girls, women, and seniors also. Buddha Zhen's daughter, Zhen Ming-Mou, receive her Orange Sash advanced level TCY belt rank at age 10 after receiving her SCM White Sash + 3 Green Stripes. Ming also used the Buddha Kung Fu program to graduate high school as this program satisfied the California Board of Education's physical education requirements.

So join and help a Shaolin Kung Fu school that lessons the violence in the world while empowering students with self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and self-defense. SInce Buddha Zhen began teaching in 1984 not one students has ever lost a fight, been raped, or been mugged (not even in prison).

Tai Chi Youth looks forward to launching more rehabilitation programs as we have proven to be the best program to help convicts and drug abusers to rejoin society. Tai Chi Youth has an unequalled success of 80% of its convicts NOT returning to prison. No other program has come close to this. (80% of most prisoners return to prison.)

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