Our Academy

DSC_0486-1Welcome to the Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy. Our academy has been instructing the citizens of Cleveland in martial arts since 2012. Our spacious 5,000 square foot academy features classes in Traditional Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Women's Self Defense, Meditation and Lion Dance. Whether you want to learn self-defense or if you’re just looking to get in shape, we offer a wide range of classes for both children and adults so there’s sure to be something just for you.

The Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy provides a complete system of Traditional Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, including hand and weapon forms, which focus on external movement, speed, and power. We also offer Traditional Chinese Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

Our training will keep the body in a state of optimal health, resulting in enhanced longevity and increased levels of energy. Our goal is to have the relationship between teachers and students be one of compassion and patience that will inspire those around us.

We believe in developing a foundation for personal growth in all areas of life as well as providing the gifts of aliveness, confidence, and success to every person we serve.


The Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy offers classes to students of all ages. We offer a complete system of Traditional Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, including hand and weapon forms as well as the animal forms, which sets Shaolin Kung fu apart from all other martial arts. These include Tiger, Dragon, Praying Mantis, Monkey, and Crane, among many others. Some of the weapons we use are the Staff, Short Stick, Spear, Broadsword, 3-section Staff, and Chain Whip. We also offer Traditional Chinese Tai Chi, Qi Gong and meditation classes. There are many benefits that can be yielded by our classes. Below are some of the ways in which you and your family can be a part of the Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy.

For Your Children

Shaolin Kung Fu can increase your child’s confidence, courage, strength and physical flexibility. Children can also improve their ability to focus and learn about ethics and discipline, while learning how to defend themselves when in need. Most importantly, children can begin a healthy lifestyle that can continue for the rest of their lives. For questions regarding what age to start your child in Shaolin Kung Fu please see the FAQ page or please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

For Teenagers

Shaolin Kung Fu helps teenagers focus on maintaining body balance and quick thinking, while at the same time keep their bodies fit. Kung fu employs the practitioner's mind, which in turn increases the confidence, patience, strength, willpower, self-discipline and focus necessary for achievement in any endeavor.

For Adults

Our classes provide relief for those who acquire physical tension at work, whether it is spending hours at a desk or if you are on your feet most of the day. Adults can find a balance for both body and mind, set and achieve weight-loss goals, improve cardiovascular health, lower stress, increase stamina and flexibility, lower blood pressure, and increase confidence, to name a few of the benefits that can be experienced from our classes.

For Seniors

Our classes can increase the prevention of disease and strengthen bones and muscles, as well as build up many areas of the body not usually used in daily actions or regular exercises. Whether it is Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or Meditation, students can enhance their internal breathing and develop their body without distress or injury. In addition, many students with a pre-existing injury have found relief that was unavailable to them through conventional treatments.

With proper training anyone can develop these mental and physical qualities regardless of background, age, sex, or current physical ability.