We’re happy that you’ll be joining us at Kung Fu School China! To make the process as smooth as possible, please prepare for you arrival in the following ways:
Basic exercises and stretching will prepare you for training at the academy. Running, Push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and resistance or weight training will help. Stretching the hamstrings and groin area are especially important.
Get your visa
You should go to your nearest Chinese embassy to get your visa before you come to China. We will provide you with an invitation letter and help you as best as we can with any questions or documentation that you might need.
It’s best to get a visa for the entire duration of your intend stay. We can assist you in extending your visa while you are here, however it is a long process.
Get medical insurance
You must purchase medical insurance for your duration of your stay. We recommend that you purchase a travel medical insurance policy to pay for illness or injury that may be incurred in your home country. If you do not have medical insurance when you arrive the school will insist that you get a Chinese medical insurance plan.
What to bring
Bring plenty of loose-fitting clothes for kicking and stretching and if you come during winter bring appropriate clothing. Summers in Jilin are warm, it can get up to 35°C and the winter can reach temperatures as low as -20°C. Students are provided with heating and electric blankets during winter but will need to bring appropriate winter hats, coats, gloves, footwear, and layers of clothing.
Bring six two-inch pictures with you. These will be used for your school file and to apply for a visa extension if needed. Please note that visa extensions are not guaranteed, but we will try our best to assist you.
The school will provide all training equipment, but you should bring your own gloves and mouth guard if you choose to use one when sparring or any other training equipment that you feel you may need during the course of your stay. The school will provide most of the weapons for you to train with. If however we don’t have a weapon you want to train, we can help you purchase it while you are here.
You do have some free time while your here so many students bring laptops, iPads, electronic games, and books to enjoy.
You can fly into Changchun airport or if you travel by train, you can arrive at the Siping railway station. We will arrange to have someone meet you at any of these locations.
If you have any other questions that you’d like answered prior to your arrival, please contact us.