Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner

An introduction to Traditional

Shaolin Buddhist Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu

Northern Shaolin Kung Fu is the original martial art (and its evolutions) from the Buddhist temple located on Song Mountain.  Because this temple was nicknamed, “Shaolin,” (which means “Young Forest”), the martial art that developed there became known as “Shaolin” style martial art.  

Bodhidharma is the founder of this Shaolin Kung Fu about 600 A.D.  He retired at this Shaolin Temple and became also the founder of Zen Buddhism.  In China it is still referred to as “Chan Buddhism” since the word, “Zen,” is the Japanese word for “Chan.”

Born Richard Del Connor February 4, 1954, Buddha Zhen graduated the Tai Mantis Federation in 1984 and was certified as a Chinese Jing Mo school by Grandmaster Wong Jack Man in 1994.

Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang
“Spirit Wolf of Truth”

SCHOOLS Using Book:
Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner

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First 1/2-Hour

  • SALUTE into class
  • Standing Yoga
  • Stance Walk
  • Square Walk
  • Basic Punches
  • Basic Kicks
  • 2-Minute WATER BREAK

Second 1/2-Hour

  • READ Tai Chi Beginner
  • Qigong
  • Combat Tai Chi
  • Yang Tai Chi Chuan
  • Rock Horse

3rd 1/2-Hour

  • READ: Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner
  • 12 Tantui
  • Luohan 1
  • Small Circular Fist
  • Lian Bu (Ling Po)

White Sash Belt Rank

Everyone starts as a WHITE SASH.  Your goal is to earn a GREEN STRIPE.  In the next 80 videos you will learn:

  • SCM Standing Yoga
  • Basic Shaolin Punching
  • Basic Shaolin Kicking
  • Muscle Building
  • Mobility / Flexibility
  • Yang Tai Chi Chuan Short Form
  • SCM Rock Horse
  • Read Tai Chi Beginner BOOK
  • Mental & Physical Balance



All courses and videos on this website are FREE.
These are the classes offered at
These classes are offered in the same ‘Online Learning Management System’ as the courses at
(Quizzes are required to advance to your next lesson.)

We hope you will join the school… and pay for the rest of the semester… and get a Belt Test Graduation.



  • Includes: Kung Fu uniform
  • +Monthly Video Counseling
  • +Belt Test Fee
  • LEARN: Yang Tai Chi FORM
  • +Shaolin Basic Kicking
  • +Shaolin Basic Punching
  • +Kung Fu Stances
  • +SCM Rock Horse FORM



  • Includes: Kung Fu uniform
  • +Monthly Video Counseling
  • +Belt Test Fee
  • LEARN: Luohan 1 FORM
  • +4 of 12 Tantui
  • +Shaolin Jumping/Hopping
  • +8 Temple Exercises Qigong
  • +Chi Sao Sticky Hands

WHITE + 2 Green Stripes


  • Includes Kung Fu Uniform
  • Monthly Video Counseling
  • Belt Test Fee
  • LEARN: Ling Po (Lian Bu)
  • +8 of 12 Tantui
  • W+2 Kicking Combinations
  • 4 Winds of Shaolin Qigong
  • Chin Na (self-defense)

All above plans plus WHITE + 3 GREEN STRIPES comprise the BEGINNER PROGRAM of Shaolin Chi Mantis.

5 Free Classes

Using the Lifter LMS Learning Management System,
Shaolin Chi Mantis ONLINE SCHOOL requires passing a quiz.
These free courses use this same software to provide you with a sample of the courses and how they are presented at:

Intro Class 1

Start here. Click the image to SIGN UP and START classes. All five are free.


SCM Standing Yoga


Basic Kicking


Basic Punching


Kung Fu Basics

I am Shaolin

I have been Shaolin since 1980.  One of my best decisions.

Buddha Zhen

Founder of Shaolin Chi Mantis

Health Quote

“Don’t eat two hours before bedtime to avoid acid reflux.”

– Buddha Zhen

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