Somatic Primer Podcast

Shifu Yan Lei: Shaolin Temple 34th generation disciple

August 27, 2023 Somatic Primer Season 2 Episode 19
Somatic Primer Podcast
Shifu Yan Lei: Shaolin Temple 34th generation disciple
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Show Notes

Shifu Yan Lei was born in 1973 to a traditional family in the Xin Jiang province of China. He began his martial arts life at the age of fourteen when he travelled to the other side of China to train in the Shaolin Temple in Henan province.

His Master, the Shaolin Abbot, Shi Yong Xin gave him the name Lei – meaning thunder – and he became a 34th generation fighting disciple. When he was eighteen he travelled to different Kung Fu schools to learn additional Kung Fu and Qigong skills from famous masters.

He was invited to the West to teach authentic Shaolin martial arts.and to teach at the Shaolin Temple in the UK. Shifu Yan Lei is the author of Instant Health: The Shaolin Qigong Workout For Longevity, and the new book, Instant Fitness: The Shaolin Kung Fu Workout. He teaches private classes and seminars around the world. He also plays a martial artist in the feature film The Turtle And The Sea which won Best Local Picture at the Birmingham Film Festival.

Find our more about Shifu Yan Lei https://www.shifuyanlei.co.uk

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