Chinese Shaolin Center

★★★☆☆
Personal growth and development through the study of martial arts
  • 842 N Highland Ave NE

    Atlanta, GA 30306

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  • 404-872-3978

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Mon, noon - 9pm; Tue, 7am - 9pm; Wed, 7am - 8:30pm; Thu, noon - 9:30pm; Fri, 5pm - 7pm; Sat, 8:30am - 3pm

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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

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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

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Two of our boys (6 and 8) are learning Kung Fu at the Chinese Shaolin Center, right behind American Roadhouse and Osteria. The kid??s kung fu program teaches a good balance of calisthenics, control/respect, and kung fu material. They have great fun, too!

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Two of our boys (6 and 8) are learning Kung Fu at the Chinese Shaolin Center, right behind American Roadhouse and Osteria. The kid??s kung fu program teaches a good balance of calisthenics, control/respect, and kung fu material. They have great fun, too!

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Two of our boys (6 and 8) are learning Kung Fu at the Chinese Shaolin Center, right behind American Roadhouse and Osteria. The kid

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Two of our boys (6 and 8) are learning Kung Fu at the Chinese Shaolin Center, right behind American Roadhouse and Osteria. The kid

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: location

Cons: not chinese kongfu

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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 :(

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★☆☆☆☆

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 :(

Pros: Fitness

Cons: Too many to list here

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: friendly & helpful people, great location, fun workouts

Cons: Not Shaolin, high prices

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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!

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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!

Pros: Excellent Teachers & material

Cons: requires dedication which really isn't a "Con"

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The teachers and students there take great pride in the school. A student who enrolls there should be prepared to be trained by the best, learn comprehensive martial arts (Kung Fu and Tai Chi) and internal martial arts (Qigong/Tai Chi). There are activities for all age levels 5 years old and up. You'll grow to love the school. In our case, students and the teachers have become extended family!

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★★★★★

The teachers and students there take great pride in the school. A student who enrolls there should be prepared to be trained by the best, learn comprehensive martial arts (Kung Fu and Tai Chi) and internal martial arts (Qigong/Tai Chi). There are activities for all age levels 5 years old and up. You'll grow to love the school. In our case, students and the teachers have become extended family!

Pros: Great students and highly qualified instructors

Cons: traffic

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: material, conditioning, people

Cons: requires hard work.)))

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The Chinese Shaolin Center has a deep heritage that is passed down from The Grand Master through Masters to the students. The curriculum is extensive and incorporates multiple styles, so you are always challenged and continuously learning. This happens to be one of the challenges, as well. Difficult to consider mastering all forms and styles, so you have to choose what to master once you pass into 2nd/3rd degree black belt. The Sifu's (teachers) have been well trained and provide a good blend of cardio, strength and technique into their program, which helps you progress at a steady rate. A great place to come for a holistic approach to martial arts!

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★★★★☆

The Chinese Shaolin Center has a deep heritage that is passed down from The Grand Master through Masters to the students. The curriculum is extensive and incorporates multiple styles, so you are always challenged and continuously learning. This happens to be one of the challenges, as well. Difficult to consider mastering all forms and styles, so you have to choose what to master once you pass into 2nd/3rd degree black belt. The Sifu's (teachers) have been well trained and provide a good blend of cardio, strength and technique into their program, which helps you progress at a steady rate. A great place to come for a holistic approach to martial arts!

Pros: Extensive system; deep heritage; advanced teachers

Cons: More material than you can master in a life-time

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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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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.

Pros: Students, Instructors and Good Vibe

Cons: Neighbors are sometimes noisy

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Some other great schools...

1.) Liu International Shaolin Institute

2.)Eagle Claw Kung Fu Center

3.)Chien Hong School of Kung Fu

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Some other great schools...

1.) Liu International Shaolin Institute

2.)Eagle Claw Kung Fu Center

3.)Chien Hong School of Kung Fu

Pros: Great Workout

Cons: very commercial...

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Claimed to be Shaolin, but wearing karate uniforms? Sin The the ultimate commercial fake, selling martial arts through lies... Don't waste your money... Find a real Kung Fu School!!! This style does not teach martial art, but perhaps some physical fitness.... perhaps....

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★☆☆☆☆

Claimed to be Shaolin, but wearing karate uniforms? Sin The the ultimate commercial fake, selling martial arts through lies... Don't waste your money... Find a real Kung Fu School!!! This style does not teach martial art, but perhaps some physical fitness.... perhaps....

Pros: What a FAKE

Cons: Not real Kung Fu

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I am a martial artist and I have studies Shaolin at the shaolin center in downtown. This was a very good and professional training center. The instructors were great and I recommend them

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I am a martial artist and I have studies Shaolin at the shaolin center in downtown. This was a very good and professional training center. The instructors were great and I recommend them

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Based upon the ancient Chinese Shaolin system, this school is a means of escaping the commercialized martial arts schools that can be found on any street corner. The ancient methods are all encompassing has has a holistic approach to the art form.

It's not about being able to beat up someone, but to be prepared in the mind, body, and spirit. From Kung-fu to Tai Chi, there are breathing exercises, external/internal conditioning, meditation, techniques, forms, and a deep connection to who you are.

It's also so much fun to be around highly skilled yet patient teachers that are there for you, and not trying to prove something. If anything, just check it out, and I'm sure you'll enjoy and learn the first time that you come to the class.

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★★★★★

Based upon the ancient Chinese Shaolin system, this school is a means of escaping the commercialized martial arts schools that can be found on any street corner. The ancient methods are all encompassing has has a holistic approach to the art form.

It's not about being able to beat up someone, but to be prepared in the mind, body, and spirit. From Kung-fu to Tai Chi, there are breathing exercises, external/internal conditioning, meditation, techniques, forms, and a deep connection to who you are.

It's also so much fun to be around highly skilled yet patient teachers that are there for you, and not trying to prove something. If anything, just check it out, and I'm sure you'll enjoy and learn the first time that you come to the class.

Pros: Commitment to your personal goals and direction

Cons: Not the place to be for gaining trophies

 

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