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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked question. We are constantly adding most asked question to this page.

If your question is not listed or for any further information please feel free to contact us.

Preparation & Admission

You are free to join us any time, there are no fixed starting dates. You can either arrive during the week or at weekends. However, you need to apply online and book a place before coming. After your arrival you are free to start training as soon as you are ready for it. If you arrive late at night it might even help with your jet lag to start training early next morning.

No, we accept both beginners and experienced martial artists, since our Masters focus on the levels of the individual student.

Step 1: Inquiry (Contact Us).

Step 2: Apply online.

Step 3: Pay 30% of the cost via bank transfer or Western Union for making reservation.

Step 4: Apply for a Chinese visa & purchase flight tickets.

Step 5: Arrange pickup.

If you have any further questions feel free to send an email to wdkfschool@outlook.com

Physical preparation is not strictly required. However, it will be helpful, since you will get used to the training schedule faster. Recommended are: Proper diet, running (2 km or so per day), swimming, cycling, skipping, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.

While traveling in any country it is definitely a huge advantage to be able to speak the language. However, it’s not a problem. Our office staff speaks English, and the masters are able to explain in rudimentary English.

Also if you want, you can learn some Chinese about Kung Fu during the classes.

The age of student we can accept is from 8 to 75 years old. If you are under 18 years old, your parents & guardian will need to confirm with us that you can come here on your own. Students who are younger than 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Any student who cannot travel alone will need an escort. For seniors who are 65 years old and above, you are required to be in a relatively good health condition, and have no severe illness.

We recommend you to apply for a Chinese business/visiting visa (F) or study visa (X2).  To get the visa you will need an official invitation letter from the academy,  which we will send to you when the reservation fee is received.
You would want to check their website before going there in person,  check their working day/hour, prepare all the required materials and make an appointment. And in some countries, you do not even to go in person, just submit the application online and mail your passport.
Find the nearest Chinese embassy.

Yes you can. It doesn’t matter what type of visa you obtained before coming to the Academy, we can help you prepare all required documents to get visa extensions. For most countries, the cost is only $35, but it costs $150 for American students. For students staying here longer than 1 year (this deadline may be adjusted by China government) an out of country trip will have to be made, normally to Hong Kong, the academy will help with this as well.

The best season to come is Spring, Summer and Autumn.

The Summer is generally warm to hot. Spring and fall are mild and very comfortable. The winter is dry and about 0 to 15 degrees Celsius. A overview over temperature and rainfall can be found in ‘Location of Academy‘. Most student has no issues to adapt to the weather, it will though take a little longer to adapt to the heat in midsummer or the cold in midwinter.

In summer, It can get very warm and most students sweat through their clothes in every training so 2-3 sets of clothes can be used in a day. Make sure to bring light, loose, comfortable fitting clothes, plenty of training t-shirts and shorts. High factor sunscreen to use in the first 1-2 weeks until your skin is getting used to the sun, most training is are outside.

In winter, It can be very cold so warm sweaters for both training and free time, a warm jacket, thermal underwear or a track suit is recommended, bring heavier clothing that will keep you warm but will also permit movement. Hats and gloves are very used items as well. A fat cream for protecting hands and face from the cold is recommended as well.

It will be useful to bring a pair of good running shoes for jogging and stamina training. For regular training, students usually wear a type of thin-sole shoes, specifically used for Kung Fu, that can be bought easily after arriving at the academy.

For clothes outside training 2-3 sets will be enough. Most students wear training clothes in the weekdays and regular clothes for when going to the city or on trips in the weekends.

Fees & Prices

The tuition depends on how long you want to stay at the academy, the longer you stay, the cheaper the tuition. Here you can find the academy’s Tuition Fees list.

Our Academy provides students full room and board, so it’s not necessary to bring a lot of extra money for spending unless you want to buy souvenirs, shop or plan to travel in China. All you need is some pocket money for food (snacks), a massage at the weekends, some clothes, etc. Students are likely to find that food and many other things are much cheaper to buy in China than in their home country. 100-200$ per month for long term students and 200-300$ per month for short term students are sufficient for most students.

There are many ATM’s in Wudangshan town that accept debit and credit cards, so you can just bring your home bank card with you when coming to China. Bring around 1000 yuan in cash and then your bank card. Payment to the school can be done via bank transfer or paypal so it is only pocket money you will need. Long-term students can open local bank accounts and then have their money transferred from home. Traveling with large sums of money is not encouraged.

The rooms are quite spacious, and normally shared by two students. However, it’s still possible to have a room of your own, with paying extra amount of money, which depends on the room vacancy.

Meals & Accommodation

Yes, you will have internet in your room. There is free high speed Wi-Fi in the entire building, including all the student rooms. An internet cable is available upon request.

The rooms are quite spacious, and normally shared by two students. However, it’s still possible to have a room of your own, with paying extra amount of money, which depends on the room vacancy.

We provide three meals a day for the whole week, though students are free to eat out on the weekends.
Students can stay at the academy to relax, use internet in their room, train on their own, or go exploring the area.  Many students use one of the days in the weekend for shopping and having fun in Tai Chi Lake, Wudang Mountain or in the nearby city of Shiyan City. Shopping, eating, playing pool, sing karaoke are some of the options possible.

All meals have vegetarian options. Generally there are about 5-6 plates of different foods to choose from during meals, with only 2 or 3 of them containing meat. Any special dietary concerns should be communicated to the Academy before arrival to better accommodate students.

Training

You are free to join us any time, there are no fixed starting dates. You can either arrive during the week or at weekends. However, you need to apply and book a place before coming. After your arrival you are free to start training as soon as you are ready for it. If you arrive late at night it might even help with your jet lag to start training early next morning.

Physical preparation is not strictly required. However, it will be helpful, since you will get used to the training schedule faster. Recommended are: Proper diet, running (2 km or so per day), swimming, cycling, skipping, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.

Yes you can. It doesn’t matter what type of visa you obtained before coming to the Academy, we can help you prepare all required documents to get visa extensions. For most countries, the cost is only $35, but it costs $150 for American students. For students staying here longer than 1 year an out of country trip will have to be made, normally to Hong Kong, the academy will help with this as well.

Yes, it’s totally fine for a long term student to take some time off either for going back home, or visiting friends in China, or travel to see some places in China.

Yes, every student receives a certificate with the Academy’s official stamp before leaving. Everything mastered will be stated on it as well as the comments your master gave you under the gradings.

Others

Language is never a problem, our masters can speak basic English. Also if you want, you can learn some Chinese about Kung Fu during the classes.

The age of student we can accept is from 8 to 65 years old. If you are under 18 years old, your parents & guardian will need to confirm with us that you can come here on your own. Students who are younger than 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Any student who cannot travel alone will need an escort. For seniors who are 65 years old and above, you are required to be in a relatively good health condition, and have no severe illness.

Yes you can. It doesn’t matter what type of visa you obtained before coming to the Academy, we can help you prepare all required documents to get visa extensions. For most countries, the cost is only $35, but it costs $150 for American students. For students staying here longer than 1 year an out of country trip will have to be made, normally to Hong Kong, the academy will help with this as well.

The Summer is generally warm to hot. Spring and fall are mild and very comfortable. The winter is dry and about 0 to 15 degrees Celsius. A overview over temperature and rainfall can be found in ‘Location of Academy‘. Most student has no issues to adapt to the weather, it will though take a little longer to adapt to the heat in midsummer or the cold in midwinter.

Yes, you will have internet in your room. There is free high speed Wi-Fi in the entire building, including all the student rooms. An internet cable is available upon request.

We provide three meals a day for the whole week, though students are free to eat out on the weekends.
Students can stay at the academy to relax, use internet in their room, train on their own, or go exploring the area.  Many students use one of the days in the weekend for shopping and having fun in Tai Chi Lake, Wudang Mountain or in the nearby city of Shiyan City. Shopping, eating, playing pool, sing karaoke are some of the options possible.

If you wish to contact your family and friends regularly, we recommend you to bring your phone or laptop. You can also buy a Chinese SIM card for your phone. Internet (WIFI) in the entire academy is free to use. Facebook, Google and Youtube are not accessible in China without a VPN.

Yes, it’s totally fine for a long term student to take some time off either for going back home, or visiting friends in China, or travel to see some places in China.

Yes, every student receives a certificate with the Academy’s official stamp before leaving. Everything mastered will be stated on it as well as the comments your master gave you under the gradings.