Curriculum & Programs

Wulin Institute offers classes in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Chen and Yang styles of taijiquan (Tai Chi), and martial-oriented fitness and conditioning. Northern Shaolin Kung Fu classes feature a curriculum designed around delivering a cardiovascular workout, proper body conditioning, stretching, and breath control, while instilling and cultivating key martial virtues such as patience, endurance, perseverance, humility, as well as discipline.  The dedicated student benefits from improved body awareness, focus, flexibility, strength, stamina, and a reduction in stress. Other benefits include self-defense, self-control, and the confidence necessary to excel both within the martial arts community and in life.

Our Taiji classes feature stretching, meditation, breath control, and body structure & alignment exercises suitable for all ages and body types. Students benefit from improved flexibility, body awareness, balance, stamina, relaxation, greater range of motion, lower blood pressure, migraine relief, and stress reduction.  As students progress through the curriculum, they gain insight into the intricacy of Taiji principle as it relates to movement & posture, both within the context of martial application and individual wellness.

Our fully-fledged Taiji program features both Chen and Yang styles of Taiji. Collectively, our instructors have over half a century of experience teaching internal martial arts. Coaching and instruction is available in alternate practices, including Qigong and other internal martial arts. Offering two different styles and several classes a week, Wulin Institute is one of the only schools in the Baltimore area to offer at least one taiji class every day.