APRENDE KUNG FU CON MONJES SHAOLIN (viviendo en templo chino)

Have you seen Avatar: The Legend of Aang? No, it’s not those blue guys. It’s an animated series from Nickelodeon where the main character, Aang, it’s from the Air Nation tribe which is inspired by real monks. That’s why it’s been a longlife dream to learn kungfu in China. That’s why I’m in Dali a small town in China in the Yunnuan province where I’ll be several months learning from Shaolin monks. If you like traditional Chinese architecture you have to visit Dali, it looks like just like the China I wanted to see. Just check the hostel I’m staying
so you can understand what I’m saying. Before arriving to the temple, I’m getting ready as there’s no electricity there. I have my chargers ready. Got my towel too.[00:01:39.20 Bought toilet paper. Also, I’m doing something more crazy… it’s not necessary, but let me show you. Have you asked yourself why monks shave their head? Me too. Today we will find out. [In this precise moment, Sergio realized that he’s fuc—] All my life… since childhood, people has recognized by my hair. This is something that I have never done. Shave and not feel it. It will be weird. Let’s see… Damn. I did it. What do you think? I feel weird. [True agony] Now that I’m shaved… let’s go to the temple. Here’s the full Dali map. This is the hostel I’m staying. I’ll take a taxi, that will take me here. and just walk the mountain to arrive to the temple. Also, it has a “Caicun” [Cancun] copying Mexico as usual. I found this temple thanks to a blog, of an american guy who lived there. Learning Kungfu. So I said: “I gotta go there” I’m almost there. I’m excited. And tired, lol. [Overexcited] I made it. Can’t promise too much content
as I want to experience the place. I’ll see next week, and I’ll show you more about this place. [One week later] So it’s been a week, now I can tell you more about it. Most interesting part is that, they have a precise itinerary for the whole day. You know what will happen all the time. At 5.30 am, the chants start. it wakes you up and stay relaxed
meanwhile listening. It’s an hour long. At 6:30 am we fully wake up, we put our shoes and we run 500 meters to arrive at the cascade. Where we choose a rock that we will take straight to the temple. You will need patience to make it. Also, we use the morning hours to see the sunrise Looking how it arrives from the city. We also meditate from 10 or 15 minutes. Simple we get ready for the upcoming day. Now, let me show how this temple looks. So you can immerge on this experience with me. Pretty rad, huh? The temple’s name is WuWeiSi. which translates to “action without action”. that’s the philosophy lived here. Everything has a time and order, everyday is precise. It’s a simple, buddhist and minimalist life. Now, let me show where I’m sleeping. I’m lucky to get the luxury room. [TARAN] It’s not the best, but it’s part of the experience. Just the minimum to live well. This is my bed. The wall has some written of past students. Here’s my towel and scared being dried. Here are my slippers. My clothes. My toiletry bag. My glasses. Here are my backpacks. My jacket. By the way, we do have an electricity outlet. I can charge my iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. It’s enough for everyone’s electronics. At 7:30 am we do some stretching exercises, half and hour before breakfast. Let me show more about the food in here. Let’s talk about food. First of all, obviously you’ll use chopsticks. You’ll have to learn how to use them. You’ll have your own dish that
you’ll reuse and clean each time. They bring a big dish that’s in the center of the table. Usually it’s soup. And then six small dishes, that we share altogether. We eat in complete silence, there’s a sign that says “Be quiet”. It’s an interesting experience because, you are concentrated eating and also, listening others chewing and stuff. An hour after breakfast, here’s where we start training. We do long stretching exercises, like, trying to open our legs as much as possible. To the point of having good overall flexibility. Getting ready to everyday’s exercise. Even some abs exercises. You can train: Kung Fu. Or Tai Chi. We use this forecourt to train basic Shaolin movements until we learn to do complete sets. Meals are completely vegetarian. I love it. Usually is rice, lots of vegetables, nuts, rice or egg noodles, even some spicy. They serve very, very well… after every meal I’m way too full. Won’t deny, tho, that after some weeks
I miss eastern food. Like a pizza or a burger. But I can handle eating this food every day. Quite tasty. After main meal, there’s a 4 hours long break. First, I do a nap. Then I stay here. In this beautiful pond. Usually I read books, chatting with my new friends, trying to speak with the locals in chinese, playing Nintendo, or simply nothing. Just being present. If you remember, this is the main entrance of the temple. It’s also, a different area to train some movements. At 4:00 pm, we start our second training of the day. First, some strechings. Then, we train the Shaolin movements that we have learnt. Even tho, there are always touristing checking us out. Here, we train for 2 hours. Until we are saved by the bell. Which means, that it’s time to eat for the last time in the day. I’m hungry! Moreover, we don’t drink water while eating. It’s only after you finish your food. By the way, water is taken from here. These tubes comes from the upper mountains. It’s completely healthy. We do some prayers, saying: “Ami tuo fo” which means “Buddha bless you” or the catholic version of “God bless you” so we pray to everyone’s food. Lastly, it’s importan to talk about the monks. The most important one is the “Shifu”. It’s the master who takes care of the temple. Everytime we see, we have to say “Ami tuo fo”. This Shifu is just how you expect from the real ones! Funny. Bald. And a biiig beard. I’m sad, tho, that I can’t talk chinese because, after meals, he gathers everyone to talk about Shaolin, buddhim and much more. So, that’s how we live everyday in the temple. Only thing left, are the night chants Around 7 or 8 pm, sun’s gone missing so there’s only time for sleep and start over. I’ll tell you more when my days here are over. [Three weeks later] It’s been three weeks since last time we talked. I’m in Dali, in a beautiful coffee place And man, it’s been a incredible experience. Very happy to spent so many days learning kungfu. If you stay only one week, you could learn one Shaolin set. Like this: Isn’t cool for such small period of learning it? I wanted to stay longer as you can learn weapons like swords. Or staff, like this I learnt: I fulfilled my dream to learn staff. Finally can consider myself as an version of Aang. If you’d like to, there’s no website. Just go to Dali. Show up. Ask. And pay per week. Any age is good for kungfu. At 30’s. 20’s. 40’s. Just be cautious: At least you should’ve done some exercise before, or else… You won’t be there for long. There will be more info about the temple on written article in my blog. If you want to see my hair back,
give me a thumbs up. Write a comment here about my hair… or about the kungfu experience. Please share it with others interested in this stuff. See you in the adventure!

68 thoughts on “APRENDE KUNG FU CON MONJES SHAOLIN (viviendo en templo chino)

  1. Como que me dieron ganas de ir a China.

    Encima estoy en Tailandia, bastante cerca. Pero no se puede nomadear digitalmente ahi, tengo entendido que no tienen internet abierto al mundo, verdad?

    pd: Te queda mejor rapado.

  2. eso de comer en completo silencio deberia ser obligatorio en todo el mundo jajajajaja en la oficina les encanta estar en el chismerio a la hora del almuerzo

  3. Extraordinario, Sergio. Felicidades por ser tu propio genio de la lámpara y conseguir tus deseos. Saludos.

  4. Que experiencia increible Sergio!!! Pelo corto, te queda muy bien! Gracias por haberte tomado el tiempo de producir y editar todo este material!

  5. Muy bueno el templo y Dali también. Felicitaciones!… Te cortaste el pelo pensando que era requicito para entrar? XD

  6. Gracias por compartir tu experiencia Sergio! Se nota el amor que le pusiste al vlog 👌
    Ahora un sueño más por tachar. Un abrazo bro.

  7. Brutal. Gran experiencia. Siempre es muy satisfactorio cumplir los sueños realidad. Cada vez mejor con la edición y la historia.

  8. Increíble Sergio, que grandísima experiencia, muchas gracias por compartirla con todos:)
    Un saludo desde Sonora.
    PD: Voto por el cabello corto! Jajajaja

  9. Hola Sergio, esta súper padre wowwww, cuanto te cuesta una semana ? No te quedabas sin energía con la comida vegana ?

  10. Inspirador. Felicitaciones por la experiencia, aunque pensé que te la pasarías rapado todo el período. Saludos.

  11. Me at 1:47 "Oh no" Me at 1:52 "no, no, no". 1:57 I gasp and cover my eyes. You did so much before 9am! Question: At the end you mentioned just to show up and go to the temple, there is no booking ahead…Is there a high season/low season?

  12. Sergio Sala gracias por compartir,,,El semblante se transformó en esas tres semanas, y te expresas ahun más tranquilo,,, gracias Bro.

  13. Otras preguntas !!
    Cantas veces comen al día ? & en que medida ? Hasta estar satisfecho !! O quedar con habré ??
    (Son veganos cierto? )

  14. En una semana que te enseñan la primera forma shaolin y te dicen para que sirve cada movimiento?
    O tan solo da tiempo a aprender la forma?

  15. hola soy de venezuela y queria hacerte una prengunta crees que los templos deben ser lugar donde no se cobre o no se si exista uno donde no cobre y crees que debe ser un sitio donde te mantengas alejadas de la tecnologia

  16. Hola Sergio, gracias por el vídeo! En breve voy para allá 🙂
    Sabes si hay alguna regla a la hora de vestirse para hacer kungfu? Lo pregunto porque tengo un kimono de kung fu coreano y no sé si habrá 'incompatibilidades'.
    Por cierto, en tu página comentas las coordenadas de google maps pero no hay ningún enlace (o no sé encontrarlo), podrías compartir las coordenadas por aquí?
    Gracias y un saludo!

  17. conosco esa forma de bastón, solo que al parecer no te la enseñaron completa a lo mejor porque no te quedaste mas tiempo

  18. Hay otras opciones yo encontre esta pagina del templo en Wudang. Si son practicantes de artes marciales sabran que importancia tiene Wudang. Es mas barato como 1,183 Dolares por un mes. esta es la pagina https://wudangshaolindream.com. Y ya buscando tambien encontre esa pagina https://www.saltodevida.com/ es todavia un poco mas barato.

  19. Cuando mencionaste que la comida es vegetariana en el templo me dieron ganas de irme para allá, tiene algún costo quedarse ahí como tú le hiciste? Gracias saludos

  20. Sergio, eres pariente de algun camarógrafo o productor? Por que no cualquier amateur logra esas tomas y esa edicion en general

  21. Wwwoooooo, de verdad formidable, m gustaria saber mas d lo q se requiere para ir, practico kung fu shaolin desde hace 5 años y el sueño d mis hermanos d kung fu y el mio es ir a china a practicar, si pudieras darnos mas informacion sobre esto t lo agradeceriamos mucho, ya q nos estarias ayudando acumpmir nuestro sueño, gracias

  22. Oye, habra algún templo donde no cobren o no sea tan caro?? Yo vi documetales de otras personas que han ido a otros templos y se quedan a vivir, obviamente colaboran y se vuelven parte de la comunidad budista o shaolin pero no les cobran nada. Llegan incluso sin nada. Si sabes algo de esto no seas malo y cuentanos

  23. Me a gustado el vídeo. Yo soy estudiante de Tai Chi Chuan estilos Yang y Chen, y en muchas ocasiones siento que necesito coger las maletas y tirar para China y vivir la experiencia que as vivido, por eso te doy las gracias. Saludos desde Granada, Andalucía, España.

  24. Waww me encantó el lugar es hermoso aparte me gusta el kung fu y soy fan de películas de artes marciales me facina y la película el último maestro de aire es una de mis favoritas

  25. Yo hace poco fuy a china y no pude convivir con ellos temas del clima hace mucho frío eso no dijieron jeje

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