Shaolin Kung Fu has a history of over 1500 years and encompasses many styles of unarmed, weapons based and animal forms, as well as grappling, Chinese kick boxing, body conditioning and acrobatics. This broad syllabus and long tradition set Shaolin Kung Fu apart from many other martial arts systems. Our instructors include Shifu Yan Xin, a 34th generation master from the Shaolin Temple and a number of his most experienced students each with considerable knowledge of Shaolin Kung Fu. Training in Shaolin Kung Fu is not only of use in self-defence but offers great health benefits through increased fitness, flexibility and strength. Although based at the University of Southampton the club is open to anyone who wishes to attend, student or otherwise.