The Michigan Shaolin Wugong Temple is located in the area of Madison
Heights, MI. Its goal is to foster Madison Heights Shaolin Kung Fu in the
authentic tradition of the Shaolin Temple.
The Michigan Shaolin Wugong
Temple offers classes in Yue Chia Quan (Yu Family Style Fist, alternately
Yue Ch’uan). Yue chia is a Northern Shaolin kung fu form that developed
from the style of martial arts practiced at the first Shaolin Temple in
the Henan province of China.
Being a Northern Shaolin kung fu style, Yue
chia emphasizes shoulder width stances and mobility in both defense and
This gives Yue chia stylists marked advantages in self-defense
situations especially against less mobile would-be antagonists who favor
wide stances and rely on hard blocks for defense.
Yet the Shaolin monks
and nuns practiced martial arts as part of an overall mind body study that
allowed them to enrich their minds, bodies, and souls.