The instructions below is very useful for preparing for your training here in China,not only for beginners,but also for advanced students ,it includes applying visa,how to prepare your body,how to travel here ,flight,the climate here etc.
Students are advised to fill out the application form to book place as instructed on the website at least two months before coming to the academy. Once the application is received, we will makes preparations (send the normal invitation letter to you to apply visa)for your arrival.
For Visa: You can apply for an short term F Type Visa or X2 type if you are coming from outside China. We will also help you extend the visa if you intend to stay longer in our local foreign office easily after your arrival. This depends on how long you take to study after arrival.we also help students change into long-term study visas for students who study for long term.(one year till five years)
This is the visa we can issued for long term student.(Residence permit for foreigners in China.)
That is Jw202 form for X type Long term student visa,that can make student be able to stay in China till five years.
* In case you have any queries regarding the application of the L type tourist visa or F Type or X2 Visa, it's good to let us know beforehand so we send it in due time. You can also email us directly for more information and we will let you know which type you need to apply in details and send the normal invitation letter to you. The email is: email@example.com
Sample : the photos of F type business visa and X2 type short term 180 days visa.
(The student can apply one of the two visa types before arrival,once arrival,we can extend if needed or change it into Long term student visa according to how long they will study. )
*Please Note: This academy is the only Shaolin martial institution authorized to receive any international students for kung fu study in Shandong province,that issued from the Shandong Province Education Department, Foreign Affairs Office and Public Security Department China. Thus, this academy can issue JW202 forms and assist students obtain long-term study visas X type. For additional help, please email to school directly for invitation letter and then apply at closest China embassy.
School certificates authorized by Chinese government as legal martial arts academy in China.
*Public Phone:There are public international phone and internet (and Skype )in our school for students to contact their family or friends.
*Preparation: Students often ask about the kind of preparation they should make before coming to the academy. At our Chinese kung fu school at Kunyu Mountain, we place high priority on physical preparations before arrival. This is done by practicing healthy dieting, long distance running, swimming, sprinting, ping-pong, sit-ups, cycling and other forms of exercise before your arrival. All forms of stamina training are good as they help students learn the martial arts easier. All sports that help your body build muscle and get stronger are recommended, as are sports that help increase your aerobic ability.
*As for things to bring with you: We offer tableware and bedding,etc,we suggest you to bring sport clothes, loose trousers, and anything you use during your daily routine at home. In class, there will be translators and masters who speak simple English. Thus, the translator will be useful if you want to go out and purchase something extra in your spare time.
*For posting package Notice: For posting,everyone need to see this first before you posted,Chinese Customs has strict rules on it,Click here to see posting notice in details .By the way,for daily necessaries,we suggest you buy here in China instead of posting.)
*The weather here: Yantai is a coastal city with four distinctive seasons.The climate here is top good in China,it is neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer.The weather and air here is much better than inland city's.In summer here,The highest temperature at noon is about 30 degrees centigrade,that only lasted for a short time.There are natural waterfall and lake as well as sea,the students can enjoy the cool summer here. March, April and May are spring season, which the temperature is from 10°C to 25°C(degrees centigrade) , June, July and August are summer season , that is from 19°C to 30°C .September ,October and November are autumn, the weather is getting cool, from 10°C to 28°C .Dec, Jan and Feb are winter, it is from -8°C below zero to 7°C above zero, and there are the heating system in each room during the winter.
Insurance: It is recommended that all students purchase an insurance policy. This is important as it covers all the expenses incurred in case you are sick or involved in any injury. Ensure that you check all the details and get the insurance in your country.
Language :As long as you can speak a little English, there won’t be any language problems. For there are five full time English translators in the academy who are very kind and friendly, they will help you to communicate with masters during your stay here.The masters can teach in English with the help of the translators.
Traveling to our Shaolin kung fu training center in Kunyu mountain:
Notice:Yantai Penglai airport is very far from us to pick up,so we suggest to take fast train to come here,otherwise you will pay extra for pick up from airport:
We have students who used this website, english.ctrip.com, to book the fast train from Beijing to Yantai train station.
Fast train is very convenient for students to take train from Beijing to Yantai train station (or from Shanghai to Yantai)
Number G471: Depart from Beijing Southern station at 07:10 AM -Reached at 12:55 at noon at Yantai southern station,(5 hours and 45 mins). The fee is 47 USD.
Number G473 : Depart from Beijing Southern station at 11:40 -Reached at 18:04 at Muping station .(For this one,we can pick u at Muping station,Muping is more closer to us)
Number G475: Depart from Beijing Southern station at 15:35 -Reached at 21:27 at Muping station.
* Notice:If you choose take air from Beijing to Yantai Penglai airport,please book the flight that reached Yantai airport before 6:00 o’clock PM if possible.You can book a flight from your hometown to Beijing or Shanghai, the capital city of China. Then you can change to a domestic flight from Beijing to the Yantai airport. (55 minutes; around $90 for economic seats) or take train (15 hours; around $30) to Yantai. From Shanghai to Yantai, flight will be one hour and 10 minutes and around $99 for economic seats. The airport is about 100 km from the academy; After we got your arrival time in Yantai (where the academy is located) train station or airport , we will arrange translator and driver pick you up on time.
The flight timetable from Beijing to Yantai Penglai airport
New safety car to pick student up from Yantai airport or train station.
You can look for this Sign photo with your name on it during the Pick Up.
* After the translator picked you up and arrived the academy, the key of your dormitory will be given to you, there are bed, sheets, the bedding, desk, wardrobe, washbasin, thermos bottle for free,meanwhile we will charge 15 dollars deposit for it, that will be refunded when leaving academy.
Our academy's location in Chinese map.(Coastal city in China)
Please Note: It's easiest to book your flight or train from Beijing to Yantai Airport in your hometown before your arrival. Sometimes you can’t buy it during the peak hour after you arrive in Beijing, so it may delay your trip. Generally ,the students book and buy all their flight tickets in advance before their arrival.
Payment:The student can pay in cash or west union or paypal or bank transfer in USD or Euro or Pounds after arrival
*Certificate for Students:
Once you finished the training here,we will offer normal certificate from us. Those who study well can get Degree certificate and master certificate authorized by China martial arts association.
Student Scott got degree certificate. Student got Master Certificate.
*Here is the specific address to the academy in English:
China Kunyu Mountain Shaolin Martial Arts Academy
Kunyu mountain Natural Conservation District, Yantai City,
Shandong Province, China. Postal Code: 264100
*School address in Chinese:
Tel : 0086-535-4693197
*For more informations,free free to email or call us,
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