Nam Yang Pugilistic Association
The Nam Yang Pugilistic Association is one of the world's oldest Traditional Chinese Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Schools.
We teach Southern Shaolin Martial Arts styles including Tiger-Crane Kung Fu and Shaolin Weapons systems, Hard and Soft Chi Kung, Lion and Dragon Dancing and Shuang Yang Pei Ho or the Sun and Frost White Crane Soft Internal Art. We have trained up students to become world ranked martial artists and our Lion and Dragon Dance teams perform around the world.
If you think you've got what it takes to be the best, we've got the martial arts instructors and opportunities to take you there!
Nam Yang' can literally be translated as 'South Seas'. This term was commonly used by the Chinese of Fukien Province to describe South East Asia - to where many of them migrated in the first half of this century. Fukien Province had long been the centre of excellence for the Chinese Internal systems as well as other disciplines such as Feng Shui.
We hold an authentic lineage to the original Shaolin Martial Arts systems.
When the Manchurians burned the Shaolin Temple in the Qing Dynasty, the Shaolin became an underground organisation passing it's skills from Master to student in secret. Although there is still a Shaolin Temple in China to this day, the original Martial Arts practiced there have moved away centuries ago and the Communist revolution saw them move further away. Nam Yang Martial Arts is one of the few martial arts schools that can trace a direct lineage of masters back to the original Southern Shaolin Temple.
Nam Yang Italy
Nam Yang Italy has been recently founded with the vision to promote the ancient Chinese wisdom of wellness in Western Europe. "Kung Fu", which literally translates as "Hard Work" is a way of a person to self development, growth and enlightment.
Nam Yang Italy is a residential Kung Fu School, which allows students to join intensive outdoor training programs, while experiencing healthy, natural and spiritual lifestyle.
Our School is located in the heart of an amazing Regional Park of Emilia Romagna, in the centre of Italy, where wild nature, waterfalls, lakes, crystal rocks and even caves form a very strong energetic environment, which renovates and charges our energies.
The training is outdoors in breath taking settings. Students can wonder around our 40 hectar park to find their own meditation spots, where they can get in touch with different elements, such as water, earth, trees or crystals rocks.
As part of the holistic approach to wellbeing, our students work on physical strength, flexibility of body and mind, individual and group meditations, training of martial arts and are introduced to the principles of healthy diet, which are the basics of strong, healthy body and clear and sharp mind.
Whether you are a serious fighter looking to improve your skills in combat or whether you look to Nam Yang Martial Arts to provide you with a source of health, self defense and personal development, we are here for you.