Shaolin Tagou Wushu School
This is one of the most famous and biggest wushu schools in China. Shaolin Tagou Wushu School is located inside the Shaolin Temple Area, just a few meters from the temple. They actually have 2 schools in the area, one inside the temple and and another one outside the temple. The one inside was built after the Jet Li movie
Shaolin Temple became famous. For those who don't know, this is the movie that made wushu training popular again. Tagou was the first wushu school of its kind and at their best time, they had over 30000 students. In the last couple of years, wushu became less popular in China and many martial arts schools disappeared. Check out wushu main, for more information about wushu training.
Zheng Zhou Train Station.
At the Entrance of the Shaolin Temple.
Entering Tagou Wushu School - You will pay at least 160 Yuan for a room in this "Dharma Hall" Building in the back.
The school and Song Shan from the hotel room.
Another picture from the window.
The hotel room - Looks nicer than it is :)
The bathroom (Tagou Wushu School Hotel).
Another picture inside the hotel.
Student from the Shaolin Demo Team demonstrating his self created Drunken Staff form. These guys are very good!
A beginners class training inside the school.
The guys in the background are from one of the better teams. They are practicing acrobatics. If you look closely, you will see one guy up in the air.
The old training yard. This is where they prepared some shows for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This place is quite famous. Unfortunately I didn't see any foreigners practice there.
Random picture inside the school.
Students drawing cash.
Class practicing wushu in front of the hotel.
The hotel's restaurant. The food here ROCKS!
Did I mention that the food rocks?