Shaolin Summercamp 2024

2 Weeks intensive Training and practice of the Shaolin Arts

For the third time since the Shaolin Temple Europe was founded, we are organizing a Shaolin Summer Camp from June 17th - 29th, 2024.

The teaching masters of this event are Shifu Yan Lei (34th generation) and Shi Heng Yi (35th generation).

Shifu Yan Lei was born in 1973 into a traditional family in Xin Jiang Province, China. He is the son of a fisherman and the youngest of seven children.

He began his martial arts life at the age of fourteen when he traveled to the other side of China to train at the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province.

His master, the Shaolin abbot, Shi Yong Xin, gave him the name Lei - which means thunder - and he became a Shaolin martial artist of the 34th generation. At the age of eighteen he traveled to various kung fu schools to learn additional kung fu and qigong skills from famous masters.

At the age of 28, he was invited to the West to teach authentic Shaolin martial arts.

Shifu Yan Lei specializes in the Iron Shirt Qigong, which was tested by scientists in the Science Museum.

Further information on Shifu Yan Lei can be found directly on his Website.



If you are interested in more combat training, also have a look at the following 2 retreats right after the Summercamp:

  • 1st July - 6th July: 5 Days Combat Training Workshop in Wuppertal/Solingen with Shifu Yanlei, Shi Heng Yi, Xiao Shen and Xiao Feng 
  • 8th July - 13t July: 5 Days Combat Training Retreat in the Shaolin Temple Europe with Xiao Shen


Accomodation / Food:

Please note that accommodation has to be organized by yourself.

Food is INCLUDED in the participation fee.

You will receive more detailed information on registration and accommodation options and adresses by email from the monastery office: