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Michigan Shaolin Wugong Temple

The Michigan Shaolin Wugong Temple offers authentic Chinese mixed martial arts classes to people of all skill levels.

Boris Layupan has practiced Shaolin martial arts for 20 years.

In class, students can expect to be taken through dynamic drills that will hone their reflexes, agility, aerobic conditioning, and martial technique. Students can deepen their practice as they learn about meditation and classical Shaolin philosophies that help people lead less stressful and happier lives.

Classes are offered in Yue Chia (岳家拳, Yue Family Fist) and Yang T'ai Chi Chuan (太极拳, Grand Ultimate Fist). Classes are offered through the Madison Heights Recreation Department.

Yue Chia classes are held in the bottom floor of the Madison Heights City Hall. Students enter via the West entrance of the City Hall building.

T'ai Chi Chuan classes are held in the Madison Heights Civic Park Center Shelter:

360 W 13 Mile Rd.

Madison Heights, MI 48071

Private classes are available. Call (248) 688-5473.

Yue Chia is a Northern Shaolin Wugong (warrior art) form which evolved from the tradition of the Shaolin Temple. Yue Chia is the original mixed martial art dating back to the 6th century AD.

T'ai Chi Chuan is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for its defense training and its health benefits. T'ai Chi Chuan was created by the Shaolin monk Chang San-Feng in the 14th century.

Bodhidarma, the founder of the Shaolin Tradition, taught meditation, energization methods and martial arts for the goal of cultivating spiritual awareness. Meditation is the primary method used to realize this. Martial arts training and movement are secondary methods.

Yue Chia & T'a Chi Chuan encompass:

Meditation

Chi gong

Techniques

Kicks

Punches

Throws

Joint Locks (Chin Na)

Practical Grappling

Shuai jiao

Wushu Taolu (Forms)

Empty hand

Weapons

Yue Chia is the original mixed martial art dating back to the 6th century AD. Bodhidarma (Damo to the Chinese or Daruma to the Japanese), the founder of the Shaolin Tradition, taught meditation, methods to gain energy and martial arts for the goal of cultivating spiritual awareness. Meditation is the primary method used to realize this. Martial arts training and movement are secondary methods.

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Address

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Madison Heights City Hall
300 W 13 Mile Rd.
Lower Level
Madison Heights, MI 48071
United States
Phone: 248-688-5473

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Michigan Shaolin Wugong Temple:

  • Kung Fu

Programs & Class Schedule

Classes are offered through the Madison Heights Recreation Department, (248) 589-2294. Enrollment for the Spring/Summer 2016 Sessions begin on September 3, 2019.

Private classes are available as well for individuals who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Interested parties can call (248) 688-5473 to get details and set up a schedule.

Yang T'ai Chi Chuan classes have been added to the school curriculum.

Shaolin Kung Fu for Adults

Ages: 15 – 99
7:35 - 8:35 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $85
Non-Res.: $90

Session 1: 9/18/19 - 11/8/19

https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/shao-lin-kung-fu-for-adults-session-1/8020

The adult beginner Yue Chia kung fu class will introduce students to basic defensive and offensive techniques which include blocks, sidestepping, chin na (joint locks), throws, kicks, and punches. Students will learn the practical fighting techniques by classical monks and nuns of the Shaolin Temple in China over 1500 years ago. In addition to greater self-defense capabilities, benefits will include improved health, confidence, discipline, memory. Students wear loose-fitting clothes, no jewelry. Uniforms available for purchase. Those advancing in rank require a uniform. Test fees paid to instructor when necessary.

Shaolin Weapons Class

Ages: 15 - 99
8:35 - 9:35 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $85
Non-Res.: $90

Session 1: 9/18/19 - 11/8/19

https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/shaolin-weapons-class-9-18-11-8-session-1/7977

Students will learn the use of swords, spears, staffs, and other martial arts weapons. Individual and partner drills, weapons forms, and sparring will be used to teach and refine weapons techniques. Students will learn increased awareness, mental focus, better posture, and hone hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Students will purchase practice gear as necessary.

Yang T'ai Chi Chuan

Ages: 15 – 99
7:15 - 8:15 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $85
Non-Res.: $90

Session 1: 9/17/19 - 11/7/19

https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/tai-chi-chuan-9-17-11-7/8008

The Yang T'ai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) class will allow students to develop their balance, strength, and vitality. In addition to enjoying its many health benefits, students will also practice the martial applications of Yang T'ai Chi Chuan, or "Grand Ultimate Fist." Yang T'ai Chi Chuan is an ancient internal Chinese martial art created by the Shaolin monk Chang San-Feng that specializes in short- and middle-range fighting as well as promoting health, relaxation, and meditation. Students will practice T'ai Chi forms, martial techniques, pushing hands, chin na (joint locks), and qigong.

T'ai Chi Weapons Class

Ages: 15 - 99
8:15 - 9:15 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $85
Non-Res.: $90

Session 1: 9/17/19 - 11/7/19

https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/tai-chi-weapons-class-9-17-11-7/8010

Students will learn the use of the Chinese saber (dao), staff (gùn), and double-edged straight sword (jian). Students will practice techniques, solo drills, two-person matching practice, and sparring for weapons training. Students will learn increased awareness, mental focus, better posture, and hone hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Students will purchase practice equipment as necessary.

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