But not any longer, as for the first time in the History of Martial Arts in India, The Ven. Abbott Shi Yong Xin of the Shaolin Temple China, has officially appointed and entrusted Shifu Kanishka Sharma with the privilege and immense responsibility to spread the Real Shaolin Culture and Shaolin Kung Fu in India. Shifu Kanishka Sharma who is the direct and the only Indian disciple of the Ven. Abbot, was christened as "Shi Yan You" (meaning "Perfect") by him. To implement the responsibility bestowed upon him, Shifu Kanishka Shama, who is India's first and only Shaolin Kung Fu Warrior, has setup the first and Only Shaolin Temple & Cultural Center in India that is dedicatedly imparting training to passionate students in Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu (which includes Shaolin Kung Fu Forms, Shaolin Kung Fu Weapons, Shaolin Chin Na, Shaolin Qi Gong etc.) and is in the process of opening many Shaolin Kung Fu Training & Cultural Centers in various cities, towns and villages all over India.
"Shaolin Temple India is a reality only because of the Blessings and Support of all my Grand Masters & Teachers who have shown immense faith in me and enlightened me with the precious knowledge of The Three Treasures of Shaolin - Chan, Wu & Yi."
- With Sincere Respect & Gratitude Shifu Shi Yan You (Kanishka Sharma)
Head of Shaolin Temple India
Abbot Shi Yong Xin accepts Shifu Kanishka Sharma as his direct disciple and christens him "Shi Yan You" meaning "Perfect" and authorizes him to be the sole authority to spread Shaolin Culture in India. Making Shifu Kanishka the only authentic Shaolin Kung Fu Expert in India
Most of us know of Shaolin Kung Fu, or have been inspired to learn Shaolin Kung Fu, from the movies like 'The Shaolin Temple', ' 36 Chambers of Shaolin Temple' or 'Shaolin Temple Strikes Back' and carry in their hearts the undying desire to live and train at the Shaolin Temple in China and learn Authentic Shaolin Kung Fu. This "Shaolin Dream..." of passionate Shaolin fans is what we at Shaolin Temple India, with the blessings and support of the Abbot Of the Shaolin Temple China, our Grand Masters and under the Vision and able Guidance of Shifu Shi Yan You (Master Kanishka Sharma) wish to fulfill, right here in India through the various Shaolin Kung Fu Training Programs conducted at all our Wushu Guans (Kung Fu Training Centers) in India).
In addition to the Shaolin Kung Fu Training Programs, Shaolin Temple India has also been regularly conducting Shaolin Kung-Fu seminars and Self Defense Training Programs at various educational institutions all around India.
Shaolin Temple India's Main Centre is at :
- Shaolin Temple Cultural Centre India - Pangot Training Center in Pangot, Nainital.
Shaolin Temple India exists with the mission of:
- Promoting the true and rich culture of Shaolin to the different sections of the society for their welfare and betterment.
- Getting back the traditional Shaolin concepts of Chan (Zen), Wu (Martial Arts) and Yi (Medicine) to India, from where it all started.