So, you want to pursue martial arts online, but you’ve got a laundry list of reasons why you haven’t gotten off the couch and into a training program – yet.
Maybe you’re worried that you’re too something to go to a martial arts school (as in, too old, too out of shape, too broke….). Perhaps you don’t have access to a Kung Fu school, or your schedule simply doesn’t allow you to attend classes.
No matter why you haven’t checked martial arts training off your bucket list, today’s the day to ditch the excuses and start taking Kung Fu lessons online.
Yes, you can take Kung Fu lessons online. We’re not talking about the brief snippets or movie montages on YouTube; we mean real, high-quality classes taught by Sifu Phu, a martial arts master who has been training for more than 30 years. His Ngo-Dac-Na system incorporates a variety of styles to ensure his students don’t just learn the moves, they develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of Kung Fu.
Martial Arts Online Let You Train On Your Terms
With online Kung Fu lessons from Enter Shaolin, you’ll learn at your own pace. You’ll have complete control over how often you train and how quickly you advance. You get to choose the courses that interest you and match your training goals. And online lessons are affordable; you’ll never have to sacrifice your Kung Fu training because it’s too costly.
Learn Anytime, Anywhere
If you have access to the Internet, you can take Kung Fu lessons. Anywhere. No more searching for a local Sifu or spending hours traveling to the nearest martial arts school – now you can practice your skills wherever you want.
You can even practice in your underwear. Seriously. There’s no dress code in effect when you take kung fu lessons online – wear whatever you want (although you might want to close the blinds…we don’t care what you have on, but your neighbors might).
Martial Arts Online Good For Beginners, Great For Advanced Practitioners
Taking Kung Fu lessons online isn’t just for beginners, it’s perfect for all practitioners. If you’re new to martial arts, online classes let you explore training without the stress and pressure of signing up at a school.
Experienced martial arts practitioners will have the benefit of learning from a well-respected master Sifu who has a reputation for delivering highly informative, accessible training that challenges all students.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still on the fence about taking Kung Fu lessons online, you can enroll in our complimentary 5-day introductory training course. Use this free week of classes to decide if you are ready to commit to becoming stronger, healthier and more focused through martial arts.
Taking Kung Fu lessons online is a powerful step towards becoming physically and mentally stronger. You’ll gain confidence, knowledge and wisdom with our proven training system.
Stop wasting time watching cute cat videos – spend your time online learning Kung Fu.
Ashley Overstreet says
I sure am glad I signed up. I was in a big Tia Quon do class when I was young
Hated it. A jillion push ups and painful stretches that should ONLY be for girls
Online training with y’all really suits my needs. I work as a mechanic in the field and have some spare time to punch and kick things. Tin sheds are GREAT. you get contact, flex and loud Kunf Fu noise that somehow automatically makes you SUPER BAD. At least in your mind
Thanks. Y’all keep up the great work
Larry Rivera says
Hey Ashley, I am glad you are enjoying the lessons. The best is yet to come 🙂
Jamie Pelaez says
Woo hoo! I love the idea of kicking and punching tin sheds! I would have never thought of that, thanks for sharing your experience and the neat idea.
There really is no excuses at the end of the day. When you want something bad enough, you will make it happen! Keep up the great work my friend!
I thank you for the positive feabdeck; I’m glad that you had a good time at the seminar. Hope you continue to train so that you can unlock even more skills and potential over time. Look forward to working with you and all the Philly gang again real soon!
Is it really possible to take Kung Fu lessons online ?
I mean, without a Sifu watching you and warning you when you’re wrong, how can it be possible to progress the right way ?
I understand your business model, but yet…
Jamie Pelaez says
Actually… Yes it is! We have already had students chiming in letting us know what techniques they have applied in real life that have worked (from Enter Shaolin’s free ebook, free lessons, to our YouTube free videos and our membership site). Hence, proof one can learn from online Kung Fu lessons. Never once do we or will we state that online lessons replace live ones…
However, one of the reasons I feel blessed to help in creating and growing Enter Shaolin, is because I was that little girl and adult that could not find what I was looking for in 3 different states in person. I was looking for the internal method of martial arts, the physics and energy principles and no one in the areas I lived taught those things, unfortunately.
I wish I could have found something like this many moons ago, because I would be much further in my Kung Fu journey, if so.
That being said, Enter Shaolin is for various people. We have people taking public classes in their hometown and some taking private lessons using this to further refine their skill in between lessons and in many cases learning things not taught by local Sifus… To those just getting started in their training who can’t afford public/private lessons and/or cannot find what they are looking for locally and then some.
In the near future we want to offer private online lessons and ways for people to send in their videos of their form, etc. to be critiqued to help for those that do not have the ability to have a Sifu in person.
Our business model is simply this… Sharing as much value with those who raise their hands and need and/or want our lessons for various reasons.
While Sifu Phu, Sifu Larry and Sifu Todd all teach private lessons in person (Sifu Phu & Sifu Todd do public classes too), there are plenty of people around the world that would never get a chance to experience NDN principles, if not for the internet. At the end of the day, they can only teach so many people in person and only so many people can come to them and learn in person.
Thankfully, the internet gives us the ability to share with and help more people. For that and the opportunity to finally learn the Kung Fu I’ve been seeking since I was a little girl… I am forever grateful!
Sifu Phu Ngo says
Hey arrch. I too believe that learning from videos can be hard because most of them will teach you how to do things right, but do not show you what your doing wrong. That’s where we are different from others. We not only show you the proper way but also show you what not to do as well. When it comes to energy, our body moves the same and make the same mistakes, i.e., people tend to drive from shoulders to get power. By learning the NDN system, you not just learn how to move, but understand the do’s and do nots, the why’s and why nots. You can take these principles and add them to your training. Ngo Dac Na is not a style of movements but more system of energy movements. Hope this helps.
Jacob Fisher says
I’d subscribe if I could afford it. That’s how tight money is for me and my wife. I still have the unrelenting urge to learn.
I know! Tell Sifu to move everything to Lancaster, PA and train me for free. Sounds like a good deal. It’s Amish country, who doesn’t like Amish country?
Jamie Pelaez says
Sounds like a wonderful place Jacob! I know how money can be tight. I’ve lived off of about 10k a year and then 14k another while raising my daughter by myself with no help from her father. I know how to pinch pennies and then some.
If you want to get some creative ideas on how to cut costs and be able to afford $27/mo, I can gladly help you figure that out. I was spending $197/mo to run my online business during those rough years. I know when there is a will, there is a way. 🙂
Feel free to email me at [email protected] and lets talk numbers! I’d be glad to help you and your wife out!
Jason T says
Jamie. I like your style and commitment to making it work. One thing I have noticed is that the large majority of the population take for granted anything that they don’t have to make sacrifices for. I help out people time and time again out of the goodness of my heart but all too often realize that it is not appreciated by the other party because they did not sacrifice something of value. It shouldn’t always have to be money. In the old days students would perform duties of service for their teachers guidance. Today that sacrifice is measured with a dollar figure. In my humble opinion this is not an equal way to show a sacrifice of commitment in the same way that making tea for your teacher and scrubbing the training area on your hands and knees was showing a sacrifice for your teachers wisdom. With this in mind I recommend that however you make your money to pay for your martial arts training, you put extra effort into the task that you are doing to afford your teachers time and wisdom. If you make your money to easy and it is not a sacrifice then you run the risk of not appreciating the true value of what your teacher is offering you.
Jamie Pelaez says
I agree with you Jason. Trust me when I say all of us at Enter Shaolin would love to go back to the barter system. Sadly, money as we know it is a man-made illusion.
We do barter whenever we can though and in the meantime work the best we can with the money system that is a part of the society we live in.
At the end of the day, if there is a will… There is a way!
There are so many ways to give and offer value that have nothing to do with money.
Thank you for your input Jason!
Marcial Burgos says
I saw some of your videos in you tube. Congratulations.
Where is your school located? Is there a web page with information about it?(class schedule, fees, etc)
Jamie Pelaez says
We have one private school in Glassboro, NJ. Though God willing we will have many more around the world in the future.
One of the reasons we created Enter Shaolin was to be able to reach more people and bring them the Ngo Dac Na system regardless of where they are at in the world.
http://www.entershaolin.com is our only site. If you are close to NJ, please email us at [email protected] and we will see what we can work out!
I am a special needs adult that learns very slow and some times gets confused about instructions would this be good to try or would i be better off finding a school? I been a special Olympic atheate for 18 years and have always wanted to learn kung fu but always have been worried about if i would be able to absorbed the lesson at a decent pace.
Jamie Pelaez says
Hey Carl! Thank you for commenting and sharing a bit about your needs.
While I cannot say whether Enter Shaolin is the perfect fit for you or not, which has nothing to do with your special needs, it really is an individual thing. I can address how Enter Shaolin may address some of your concerns to help you make the right choice for you.
1. You can watch the lessons as much as you need to. As a matter of fact, we highly encourage our members to watch the lessons more than once. It takes time for anyone to truly master any one thing. This is a life journey not a short destination. Even after you mark a lesson complete, you can still revist and rewatch the lesson.
2. If you ever need help understanding a lesson, we are here to serve you. Just ask your question(s) in the comment section on the lesson you need clarification on and we will be glad to assist you. We may write a comment back or make a video to help you understand the concept better. Either way, you are not in this alone.
3. If you can find a good school to learn with offline, we think that is also a great option. However, we don’t think necessarily it should be one or the other. If you can afford both, we have plenty of members that do both. With a local school you can have someone work more one-on-one with you, if you can afford private lessons. However, if you have a hard time getting things at times, you may have a hard time remembering the lessons you get.
I remember Sifu Larry telling me he had a hard time with his short term memory. Often after a private lesson with Sifu Phu he wouldn’t be able to remember what was just taught. It happens to me sometimes in my lessons. It can be a little frustrating to say the least. This is where Enter Shaolin helps bridge the gap. If you don’t remember how to do something, you can go back and replay it as much as you need to.
Special needs or not, we find that often people (including myself) think they should get something or be somewhere faster than they really should. This is an art, a craft, it is something if you choose to really go for, you will be refining and learning for the rest of your life.
Basically, Kung Fu is being a student for life. Some places say you can master something in 2-5 years, but in reality there are masters who have been going at this for 40 and 60 years that are humble enough to realize they still are not perfect and still do not know everything, they are still students learning.
So don’t hold yourself back with what you perceive as a decent pace. Sifu Larry did his Sil Lum Tao for 5 years. He had a friend that had done it for two years and thought he was learning too slow and went to another school and was already learning Chum Kiu and Chi Sao. He came back to Larry wanting to spar him because he felt he had gotten further than Larry in his Kung Fu training since he was learning more. Though Larry had only worked on his Sil Lum Tao, and his friend had multiple tools to work with, Larry still won. Which led to his friend asking Larry to teach him.
This is a prime example of why I say, do not let your perception of where you should or should not be hinder you.
Sifu Larry has been doing Tai Chi for 15 years now and even now Sifu Phu would have corrections for him. However, when others watch him, they are amazed. Kung Fu means hard work, hard work that literally is a journey for life.
I hope this helps, let us know, if you have any other questions. 🙂
GEORGE BROWN says
I studied shaolin classical wellness and healing technology with Dr. Steven Chang, Foundation of Tao, when he began a school in New York, in the 1980’s. I was in class at his school for three years, and completed my first “pillar” in Chinese Herbology when he closed the school and returned to China. It was Dr. Chang’s original plan to continue instruction to his students through eight pillars. This changed when colleagues betrayed him personally, however, and he lost interest in continuing in this country.
At that time I was a privately practicing social worker, in management activities in the medical field. I hoped to expand my referral and consulting services to include the entire spectrum of alternative health options for all disabilities and circumstances.
I was also studying Wu Mei Pei shaolin form with Sifu Ken Lo at that time, although I’m really to large for this style; but Ken was also instructing me personally in self-defense. When Dr. Chang Left I had hoped to work with a more comprehensive form, including kicks that would work for me, and my self taught continuing practice of yi ji jing and qigong, based on Dr. Chang’s Directions of Tao.
I continue this now. I am also working as a security guard. I am now 72 years old, however, and have some joint problems, and some other old-age issues. But I am determined to benefit as fully as possible from whatever training I now enter.
I hope you can help me.
Thank you very much
Larry Rivera says
Hello George, I will try and contact you this week.
Dean Jarema says
Is there some sort of promotional testing done? Belt promotions or evaluation tests?
Jamie Pelaez says
Hey Dean we don’t have a belt system, however we are going to hold live events for those that want to test for Level 1 certification and eventually Levels 2 and 3 as well. Generally this would be for someone that wants to teach Ngo Dac Na.
We are also working on having course certificates of completion for those that do not want to teach.
We do currently have for Abbots (lifetime members) where they can send in a video once a month for a video critique back to help them gauge their progress.
Frank James says
I used to train with Sifu Phu years ago, unfortunately the gas money to go to him was too much for me to afford. I miss you Sifu but will train with you again. I remember you used to say i’m only going to use 5 percent pressure, and we would wince because we still knew the pain was coming lol.
Larry Rivera says
Hey! I got great news for you gas prices are way down. If that is still not within your budget. You could just join us here it’s less than $2 a day to be a member 🙂
sudhakar reddy says
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Larry Rivera says
Have you taken our free 5 day course yet?