'Given enough time, any man may master the physical.
With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true
warrior who can master both… and surpass the result.'
- Tien T’ai
RWC’s martial arts
program gives students the opportunity to study various forms
of Wushu from celebrated masters.
Real World Martial Arts
• Program Structure
• Host School
Dates and Fees
and Medical Insurance
Why Real World Martial Arts
Strength. Balance. Harmony. Wellness.
These are just a few of the benefits millions of people have discovered by practicing Wushu, the ancient Chinese martial art that focuses on both internal and external control, agility and strength. More commonly known as Kung Fu in the western world, Wushu activates the bones, muscles, nervous system and respiratory system, and stimulates the mind with its fluid, sweeping motions that have been seen in parks, playgrounds, beaches, schools and martial arts studios all over the world. Thousands of articles have been written promoting the mental benefits of Wushu, celebrating its ability to improve self-esteem, self-control, mental agility and concentration.
At Real World Education, we want to provide you with the opportunity to study the ancient art of Wushu from real masters, at the elite school where they trained to be National Chinese Wushu Champions. You will be able to learn any of the various forms of Wushu – the most popular being Taiji Quan, (Tai Chi) – at Beijing Sport University, the best places in China that has, for the past fifty years, been committed to the development and training of exceptional athletes and instructors.
Studying martial arts is not studying an isolated skill. Each day that you practice you will feel stronger, both mentally and physically. At RWC we encourage you to use the skills you will learn from your masters every day. Perhaps it will be sweeping your arm out to catch the glass that’s just about to fall from the table’s edge. Or perhaps it will be focussing on what your guide is saying to you in the middle of a massive crowd in Tiananmen Square during the lowering of the flag. Regardless of the situation, you will find a use for any of the forms or styles of Wushu almost every day.
- Total immersion in Wushu, Taiji, or Qigong;
- A wide range of Wushu including Taiji and Qigong is offered
- Taught by renowned expert Wushu masters and China’s National Wushu champions
- All levels: Total Beginner to Advanced
- Option to combine Martial Arts with Chinese Language Program
- Choose to train and practise in classes compring of Chinese Wushu Students
Classes are available at all levels, whether you are only a curious beginner or are aiming to be a national champion.
The Martial Arts program consists of four main elements:
- Core Training Classes
- Optional After-Class Training
- Exchange Program
Wushu can be divided into two basic styles: Taolu, which focuses on forms and more fluid movements such as stance, balances, jumps and sweeps; and Sanda, which is the hand-to-hand combat, or sparring.
Taolu can be divided into three distinct styles
-Chang Quan (long fist)
-Nan Quan (southern fist)
-Taiji Quan (Tai Chi)
-DaoShu (broad sword)
-JianShu (straight sword)
-Nan Dao (southern sword)
Sanda (or Sanshou) empasizes realistic one-on-one fighting, and focuses on strikes, grappling, punches, kicks, throws, locks, and chokes. All students wear protective gear.
All of the above styles are taught at the CIPE, and participants should specify their preference of style on their application form.
OPTIONAL AFTER-CLASS TRAINING
For students who want to gain extra supervised practice and sharpen their technique, the after-class training is available twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. These hour-and-a-half long sessions are an ideal environment for polishing up a particular skill.
Meet local Chinese students who are also studying martial arts, and immerse yourself in their culture. Trade stories about your classes, homes, friends and families as you practice Wushu, develop your Mandarin skills and help your partner strengthen his/her English. Many a lifelong friendship have been started from the exchange program.
These free rotating electives are offered in the afternoons on weekdays, and provide you with the opportunity to learn an additional martial art form and a sampling of Chinese culture.
Martial Arts Electives may include Taiji Quan (Tai Chi) and Qigong. The styles vary according to the program.
include the following:
Chinese Painting: An introduction to one of the most popular traditional Chinese painting techniques - water colour painting. Taught by a professional artist.
Calligraphy: An introduction to the ancient and sublime art form of Chinese calligraphy. Learn the eight styles, how to hold the brush, and the proper order of strokes. Students will select one style and develop their skills.
Traditional Chinese Massage and Medicine: An introduction to the ancient Chinese view of the human body and the causes of illness. Remedial techniques will include herbal medicine and massage.
There is also an opportunity to combine your martial arts training with the Mandarin language program. The language program is based on the five key language-development components: reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar. For more information on the language
In addition to help you study Wushu, RWC wants you to experience China. We have combined martial arts training with the experience of China’s culture in the four following recreational adventures:
SHAOLIN TEMPLE WEEKEND
If you register for the program for more than 8 weeks, you will participate in the complimentary weekend Wushu tour to the sacred Shaolin Temple in the beautiful Songshan Mountains. There you will learn about the history of martial arts and the Shaolin monks who first brought martial arts into existence by fighting to protect their temple. Explore the temple under a guided tour, watch a Shaolin Wushu performance, and examine the many sacred relics that have survived over fifteen hundred years of history.
Depending on the day, you can join one of the many unforgettable study adventures and explore a site such as the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Lama Temple, Tian'anmen Square, or the Forbidden City. Here is a perfect opportunity for you to practice your Mandarin, make some connections with other students, and immerse yourself in China’s deep history and culture. You won’t have to be bogged down with the details of finding money for entrance tickets, or registering to see a show; we will take care of all that for you.
Here is a chance for you to meet other English-speaking interns like yourself who are exploring China, and immerse yourself in a variety of weekly activities that are designed to keep your blood flowing and your language skills developing. Try your hand at the Asian phenomenon of singing karaoke in a real karaoke bar, complete with costumes, choreography, and flashing lights. Your first social activity will be the Welcome Lunch, followed closely by any of those listed below:
- The Peking Duck Feast
- Bowling nights
- Karaoke nights
- Movie nights
- Friday Bar and Club nights
- Snowboarding trips
Once a month Real World Chinese will also host a dinner and social evening where you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and stuff yourself silly with all the rice, soup and eclectic assortment of Chinese dishes you can imagine.
We understand what
it’s like to travel to a foreign place, and we want to
eliminate the worry, anxiety and stress. That’s why we will
provide your accommodation based on your needs – whether that
is staying with a host family, having your own private hotel
room, staying on campus at the university, or sharing an
information on accommodation,
Program Dates and Fees
For Dates and Fees at Beijing Sport
University, click here.
You should apply for an F-class Visa. F-class Visas are usually issued for 1, 3 or 6 months depending on the duration of the course. If the study duration is not covered by the initial Visa approval, an extension will be made by the host institution and RWC on arrival. Some academic year students may be qualified to apply for an X-class Visa. Some embassies and consulates may issue an L-class Visa regardless of the purpose for entering China. In these cases the Visa can also be converted on arrival. You may need an Invitation Letter, Admission Notice, or Visa Application for Study in China (JW202 form) to obtain a Visa. These documents are provided by RWC when enrolment has been completed and after the total program fee have been paid.
Emergency and Medical Insurance
RWC’s Chinese Programs include Emergency Travel and Medical Insurance, which covers emergency medical and dental treatment, pro-rata return of program fee in case of curtailment, personal liability and more.
For further information on Insurance,click
Applicants must be:
- 18 to 60 years old (with exceptions)
- In good health
- A high school graduate
Free transport is provided from the airport in the city you choose to your accommodation. The following important pieces of information are required at least 10 business days before your arrival:
Participants are met at their arrival point and accompanied to their accommodation.
Arrival date, Arrival time, Arrival place, Bus/Train/Flight Number, Airline/Bus company, Place of departure.
For On-line Application, click