Shaolin Kung Fu with Lhamo

Shaolin is one of the oldest and most important Chinese wushu or kung fu; in fact in popular folklore it is said that all martial arts under heaven originated from Shaolin. This wushu style originated in the Buddhist culture of the Shaolin Temple in Mt. Songshan, Henan Province. Its essence lies in the combination of kung fu and Ch’an buddhist ideology, in which manner the monks not only learn the kung fu skills, but also cultivate themselves by grasping the buddhist ideology. Furthermore, this martial arts have been well-known due to the functions of self-defence, body-building and athletics. Lhamo’s teaching style is entirely based on traditional teaching methods, with special emphasis on basic skills.

These classes do not require advance registration (drop-in) and they are suitable for beginner to intermediate level students. The cost is Rs. 400 for guests, we offer a 50 % discount for Auroville volounteers, and on donation for Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. If you need more information, you can contact directly Lhamo by phone or Whatsapp (+91 9565524237) or write to For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our facebook page.

Classes Timing:

Starting from December 16th

Every Friday 6:30 to 7:30 am

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About the Teacher

Lhamo (Zhao Zhengrong), from China, started her martial arts journey at age 11, when she went to a Kung fu school in Shaolin and stayed there for 3 years, practicing 9 hours a day. Slowly shifting from outer martial arts to inner practices, she studied Ba Gua Zhang and Tai Ji Quan under different teachers, and kept on studying different aspects of Chinese Medicine. Lhamo moved to Auroville a year ago and since then she has been teaching and practicing a number of Chinese traditional martial and healing arts.