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Ioannis kleanthous  (from Cyprus)Three month Kung FU healing course  2023

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Visiting the Osaka healing Kung Fu school of JAPAN was a great way to start my Kung fu journey. I am a person with minimal experience in Chinese martial arts and when I came here I was also Obese. During my stay here, I was able to lose 20 kg, which turned me from obese to overweight. Introduced to Shaolin and sanda basics, learned some tai chi and was also introduced to bangi and Wing chun basics. 

The Osaka branch has friendly people working here, and I was able to learn a lot with minimal to no knowledge of Chinese. Living in Japan poses some unique challenges, but the area has many stores to choose from for your daily necessities and long commutes are rarely necessary. Both Shifus are very knowledgeable in their fields. The headmaster is a former shaolin disciple and Shifu Guo is an expert in Tai chi and wing chun. 
The other trainer Jamal is well versed both in Chinese, English and French and does great physical training and sanda + shaolin basics. 
From her part, Kathy also does her best to help us understand both Chinese culture and even helps with the translation of instructors. The fellow disciples are also friendly and welcoming and will go out of their way to help you blend in.   In all, if you are looking for a good place to start your kung fu journey, the Osaka branch is great.


Gina Victoria  (Wrote in March 2023)

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Japan Osaka Kung Fu school Review

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to train at the Kunyu Kung Fu healing retreat in Japan. The Kung Fu training is highly complete. We train kicks, sanda, Shaolin forms, Qigong, aerial kicks, and it is so fun and rewarding. Especially, the school cares a lot about improving the bases of Kung Fu, which is the most important, at least for me. The head master and trainer Jamal are very professionals. They have trained for many years and the experience they have is noticeable and they also strive to help you correct and improve. They are also very good people, and try to teach us good things not just for the martial path, but also for life.

As for my colleagues, they are incredible, very good people, They became my friends and I will always remember them, and I always wish them the best, We also have different cultural classes, such as Chinese classes, Chinese massage, tea ceremony, etc. These classes are interesting and help us learn more about the culture of Kung fu. The food is very healthy and I personally like it a lot.

Regarding the school facilities, the rooms are comfortable and it is interesting to have the experience of sleeping on a futon in the traditional Japanese way. The garden where we train is beautiful and the school in general is very beautiful and traditional. I also feel that it is well located for the objective sought. I hope I get the chance to come back one day... 

Thank you for everything and I wish you all a good martial arts healing journey.


Alex Finney (from UK ) Wrote the experience in March 2023


I visited the Japan Osaka Kung Fu healing School for only a month, a relatively short time compared to how long some students choose to stay, but even so it was a fantastic experience.

The school covers a wide range of disciplines and activities, from multiple styles of Kung Fu and chi kung, to power and stamina exercise classes, along with Chinese language lessons and explorations of Japanese culture.

Each day of training is varied and rarely repetitive or tedious, while still maintaining steady learning and progress through whatever topics people choose to focus on. 

Classes are tought by friendly Kung Fu Masters or coaches who are clearly extremely knowledgeable and skilled in their chosen arts, and eager to pass on those skills to students. Feedback is given frequently and in great detail, helping students to continuously improve and develop each and every day.

I found life at the school to be a super pleasant experience. There are plenty of amenities nearby - supermarkets, barbers, laundromats etc. - while the school itself still feels isolated and quite most of the time.

The rooms are reasonably spacious, even when shared with other people. The mattresses provided are a little thin for my preferences and I found it a little difficult to sleep the first couple of nights, however the local supermarket sells a thin mattress for around 5000 yen and this made the sleeping arrangement much more comfortable.

Food is provided 6 days a week for lunch and dinner and breakfast is generally provided on training days as well. The meals change daily and are overall pretty tasty and decent quantities. There are many good restaurants nearby if you need a little extra too.

Overall I would definitely recommend a visit to the Japan Osaka Kung Fu School for chikung, Meditation and Martial arts retreat!