WELCOME TO THE HOME OF TRADITIONAL SHAOLIN
The Honan Shaolin Association is a not-for-profit organization tracing its roots to the Henan Shaolin Hui (河南少林會) founded in Shanghai by Shifu Jian Jin Shan (蕑金山師傅) circa 1910. In 1971, Shifu Woo Chai Meng (胡介民師傅 1912-2010), an instructor at the original Shanghai association, began teaching his first student in New York. The first team was formed in 1973 and, in 1976, registered as a not-for-profit association under the name Honan Shaolin Association, Golden Dragon Team™ 河南少林金龍會, in New York City. In 1984, Shifu Woo introduced the Shaolin Golden Dragon to the Calgary Chinese community in Canada. This first branch team was founded in 1983 and incorporated as a not-for-profit society as the Honan Shaolin Cultural and Historical Association in 1989.
Honan Shaolin Cultural & Historical Association
The Honan Shaolin (Cultural & Historical) Association is registered in Alberta, Canada and related to the Honan Shaolin Association, Golden Dragon Team, Inc. (1976), registered in the State of New York, U.S. and descended from the Honan Shaolin Hui –河南少林會 active in Shanghai ca.1910-1941.
Our Shaolin wushu tradition traces its roots back to Shaolin Monastery in Honan Province, China. It includes martial arts training that includes both bare-hand fighting and use of ancient hand-held weapons.
Golden Dragon Team
Everyone ages 14 and up is welcome to audition! There are no fees for joining the team. The only requirement is to bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn this ancient tradition.
Little Dragon Team
Everyone ages 7 and up is welcome to join! There are no fees for joining the team. The only requirement is to bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn this ancient tradition.
The Honan Shaolin Association* is dedicated to preserving and transmitting our traditional lineage of Shaolin martial arts and dragon dancing to promote self-development, values, and harmony in our communities.
*(Canada) The Honan Shaolin (Cultural & Historical) Association; (USA) Honan Shaolin Association, Golden Dragon Team, Inc.