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842 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.777341 -84.352537
Mon, noon - 9pm; Tue, 7am - 9pm; Wed, 7am - 8:30pm; Thu, noon - 9:30pm; Fri, 5pm - 7pm; Sat, 8:30am - 3pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, St. Charles/ Greenwood, Northeast
If you think that modern Chinese Wu Shu is anything like the Ancient Art of Chinese Martial art, then you much be a communist. Maybe get your head straight and stop believing everything the "Party" tells you or that the Maoists want you to believe. After all, they have committed mass genocide for so long with their work camps, and invasions of Tibet etc.
The training at all of the Schools under GrandMaster Sin The is authentic training as far as anyone can know. It is probably the only authentic Kung Fu left these days.
Wu Shu is really really lame gymnastics.
Wonderful kid's program – Two of our boys (6 and 8) are learning Kung Fu at the Chinese Shaolin Center, right behind American Roadhouse and Osteria. The kid
A review from an actual student – I don't know why other people are giving this place a bad review, and I have my doubts that they have actually been to the Intown Chinese Shaolin Center. That is why I feel compelled to come here and set the record straight.
I have been a student here for a year and a half. They have taken my doughy, weak self and turned it into a less doughy, weak self :) I take both kung fu and tai chi, and the instructors are patient, kind, and knowledgeable. They push their students but keep it fun. It is a great way to get in shape, learn how to defend yourself, and meet some cool folks.
The price is good if you make the most of it. You can go as often as you would like, so if you go only once a week, I can see how that would be considered expensive.
It is real kung fu and tai chi
Overpriced and Not real Kung Fu – I would have to agree with "AnTing" on this one.
Although I am not Chinese (obviously), I've been to various martial arts schools in Atlanta, and I have to say that almost all of the others I've been to are better than these guys.
I imagine it's due to all of the commercial trappings in the school that they do so well in business. But unfortunately the students are getting a bit scammed; the stuff they teach is not Shaolin Kung Fu, and I am pretty sure it's not Chinese kung fu at all.
If you want real traditional Chinese martial arts, you would be much better of looking at the other options: Chien Hong, Hop Gar, Ying Jow Pai Atlanta, PATHS Atlanta among others.
Best of luck in your search, but please please please do your research before tossing these folks a bunch of cash.
How can this be shaolin? – hello. I am a Chinese and I have seen the real Chinese Shaolin kongfu before...IN CHINA!
And this is NOTHING like what they do.
This is more like the tai kwong do you see everywhere in united states. I'm sorry, but my friend ask me to come with him to this school and when I see soooo many people doing all of this in karate pants and paying much money I was shock. What martial art they are doing I do not know, but they tell people it is Chinese Shaolin Kongfu. And it is not. This is some kind oftrick.
Not as Advertised – Being Chinese, I was searching for traditional Chinese shaolin kung fu back in the nineties. Seeing their sign on their school, I was ecstatic! But, like an idiot, I didn't go watch a class first. I went in, asked questions and signed their contract and laid out a lot of cash.
I showed up to my first lesson and first noticed that everyone was wearing Karate Gis and barefoot, and that threw me off. I assumed there was a Karate class sharing space at the school, but to my dismay - no, this was the supposed shaolin kung fu.
To their credit, the friendly instructors there do give you a great fitness challenge, but the things they teach you....Well, let's just say it is not shaolin kung fu. I don't even know what it is but it was not for me at all.
Unfortunately because of the contract I had to keep paying, but I quit taking the classes very early on before the contract was done.
Since then I went on to visit other schools in Atlanta (I now live in Florida) and found that there were other lesser-known but much better quality out there in Atlanta.
In my opinion - if you really want real kung fu, keep looking. (Gosh I hate posting bad reviews :(
Fun & Friendly but not very Shaolin – I use to train at the school in norcross & then transferred to this location when the school shut its doors, hoping for a bit of a better experience.
The people at this location seem to be far more friendly and helpful than the old location, but...
Look at the photo up there - that's a Karate suit. And I did my research on Google; what they are teaching is definitely not Shaolin kung fu, nor any other chinese martial art.
Don't get me wrong - I hate posting negative reviews. This is a great place if you're the casual person. But if you're serious about studying real chinese kung fu - there are better places in Atlanta to find it, like Chien hong, Liu's shaolin (tho I would maybe give them 3 or 4 stars), eagle claw, hung gar on ptree ind, hop gar, jason lau, paths atlanta, tiger academy and others.
Anyway that's my thoughts.
Real Martial Arts, not a Karate Factory – I've been attending CSC Marietta for 1.5 years and have really been enjoying getting in great shape, learning "Old School" Kung Fu, and becoming friends with other students at the school.
This is a true "community" of caring, hardworking/training Martial Artists led by Master Reid.
From White Belt to Black...it's a great all around school.
I'm glad to be a part of CSC!
This was one fo the best life choices that I've ever made to date, and I'll continue to go here and study Kung Fu and Tai Chi for years to come......Kee-yah!
Great Place for studying Kung Fu – I've been a student for almost 2 years and enjoyed every moment of this journey.
I came to realize that it is a journey and after each mountain I successfully climbed I found another one behind it.
Great variety of forms makes your mind sharp, your body strong and your spirit humble.
I can not say enough – There is an incredible amount of material available to the students. For the external (Kung Fu) side: Animals, Drunken, Lohan and Iron Skills are offered. As for the internal arts offered: Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Xing Xi. Most of the internal and external material overlap at the higher levels bringing the entire system together. All of the instructors are highly skilled, friendly, dedicated to the art and students. I highly recommend this school.
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