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Yue Chia Hsing San (Yue Chia Form Three) 岳家形三
February 2016 Chinese New Year Festival Demo

Boris Layupan has practiced Shaolin martial arts for over 20 years.

Boris Layupan has had an interest in Chinese martial arts since childhood. Modern martial arts in China, Korea, and Japan can be traced back to the classical Shaolin temple. Since Boris Layupan didn't find a school he completely liked, he decided to create one from the ground up. Students will reap the benefits of a new and growing Shaolin martial arts school.

The Michigan Shaolin Wugong Temple offers authentic Chinese mixed martial arts classes to people of all skill levels.

Students can expect to be taken through dynamic drills that will hone their reflexes, agility, aerobic conditioning, and martial technique. Students can deepen their practice as they learn about meditation and classical Shaolin philosophies that help people lead less stressful and happier lives.

Classes are offered in Yue Chia or Yuejiaquan (岳家拳, literally Yue Family Fist, alternately Yue Ch'uan) and Yang T'ai Chi (Taiji) or T'ai Chi Chuan (T'ai Chi Ch'üan or Taijiquan) (太极拳, literally Grand Ultimate Fist).

Yue Chia and T'ai Chi Chuan Encompass:



Joint Locks (Chin Na)

Practical Grappling
Shuai jiao

Wushu Taolu (Forms)
Empty hand

Yue Chia is a Northern Shaolin Wugong (warrior art) form which evolved from and includes the tradition of the classic Shaolin Temple. Yue Chia is the original mixed martial art dating back to the 6th century AD.

T'ai Chi Chuan is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for its defense training and its health benefits. T'ai Chi Chuan was created by the Shaolin monk Chang San-Feng in about the 14th century.

Bodhidarma (Damo to the Chinese or Daruma to the Japanese), the founder of the Shaolin Tradition, taught meditation, energization methods and martial arts for the goal of cultivating spiritual awareness to the Shaolin monks and nuns. Meditation is the primary method used to realize this. Martial arts training and movement are secondary methods.

Martial arts can be practiced to achieve the greatest good, but can be practiced for the greatest evil as well. The dark side in martial arts practice lies in the potential of violence inherent in it. The Shaolin Tradition uses the practice of meditation to keep practitioners balanced with the side of Light. The practice of martial arts can be a road to personal development, self realization, and enlightenment. But if it is practiced to gratify the ego and gain power over others, it will magnify a practitioner’s delusion of separateness and separate the practitioner farther from the experience of Love, Truth, and Spirit.

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