Shanghai Kung Fu Tour: Mastering The Martial Arts

Shanghai Kung Fu Tour: Mastering The Martial Arts

Summary

From the soft and graceful Taoist arts of Wudang Mountain to the explosive Buddhist techniques of Shaolin Temple, China is famed for its rich martial arts heritage. Our Kung Fu Tour aims to give you a broad overview of that heritage by not only taking you on a guided tour of Shanghai’s excellent Kung Fu Museum, but also giving you the chance to try your hand at Chinese martial arts.

A great experience for adults and children, martial arts enthusiasts or complete novices, our Kung Fu Tour has something to offer everyone, and makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

Test your reflexes in the interactive section of the Kung Fu Museum

Highlights

Tour of Kung Fu Museum

  • Learn the legends of China’s martial arts progenitors, including the Indian monk that meditated in a cave for nine years and the Chinese sage who imitated the movements of a snake.
  • See how some of China’s most famous martial artists have been used as a means of promoting nationalism.
  • Discover why Chinese martial arts are so closely intertwined with religion, superstition and literature.

Interactive Kung Fu Machines

  • Use state of the art equipment to assess your own speed, balance, reflexes and power.
  • See whether you can keep your balance whilst dancing on the Kung Fu Museum’s high-tech Cherry Blossom Stakes.
  • Try your hand at the traditional Chinese martial art that Bruce Lee once most excelled at, Wing Chun, and see if you can imitate an expert’s wooden dummy techniques.

Kung Fu Master Class

  • Having finished your tour of the Kung Fu Museum you are ready to learn some of the techniques that you’ve seen on display.
  • Work with other guests to see how applying the movements you learn work in reality.
  • Practise the Gentle Art of Tai Chi with a Trained Guide
  • Test your reflexes in the interactive section of the Kung Fu Museum
  • See whether you have the balance necessary to be a Shaolin Monk
  • See the food invented by Qi Jiguang to keep his troops alive
  • Practise Tai Chi infront of Chiang Kaishek and see how he intended to design Shanghai
  • Learn of the legendary General, Qi Jiguang
  • Learn How the Tai Chi Movements Can Be Applied in Combat Situations
  • Discover Some Simple But Effective Self Defence Techniques

Pricing

(All prices in Chinese Renminbi per guest)

  Private
(2 hours)
VIP
(2.5 hours)
1 guest 980 1320
2 guests 520 700
3 guests 360 490
4 or more guests 290 390

Tour Types

Private Tours can be scheduled for your group at any time you like.
VIP Tours are led by Newman Tours’ most experienced guides, and guarantee the provision of an iPad to enhance the content of your tour. They can start at any time you want, and feature exclusive content described in red italics under the Tour Schedule section of this page.
Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.

See whether you have the balance necessary to be a Shaolin Monk

What Our Guests Say

What the Media Says

“Will tell you folk stories known only to natives”
Christie Lee, China Daily

“Newman Tours’ guides are not only highly knowledgeable about the city and its past, but also have
the charisma to bring the incredible stories of the area to life.”
Alice Shaman, Shanghai Talk

See the food invented by Qi Jiguang to keep his troops alive.

Kung Fu Tour Follow Up

Guests on the Kung Fu will receive a follow up email featuring informative and entertaining links including the following:

  • The amazing frequency of Kung Fu being practiced in China
  • Information on Shanghai Kung Fu masters
  • Recap of moves you learnt on the Kung Fu Tour, and which steps you need to take to become a Chinese Kung Fu master