San Zhan: Mastering Southern Shaolin’s Ancient Art

A comprehensive online course on the San Zhan form of Southern Shaolin with Master Yap Boh Heong.

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Learn the San Zhan form from Master Yap Boh Heong with ease and accessibility as all videos are subtitled in five languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, ensuring that learners from diverse linguistic backgrounds can fully engage with the content.


Embark on a journey into the heart of Southern Shaolin Kungfu with Master Yap Boh Heong as your guide. In this comprehensive online course, you will delve deep into the ancient art of San Zhan, also known as the “Three Battles,” a foundational form revered for its effectiveness in developing internal power.

In the Chee Kim Thong lineage of 5 Ancestors that Master Yap inherited, each of the 5 Ancestors has their own San Zhan form. For example, Tai Zu, LuoHan, White Crane, and Monkey each have their own San Zhan forms. However, the form being taught in this course is that of the fifth ancestor, DaMo. The fifth ancestor contributes the internals of the art and is considered the highest level. Therefore, the San Zhan taught in this course is the San Zhan form attributed to Bodhidharma, the “Great Patriarch” and founder of “Chan (later known as Zen) Buddhism.”

In Shaolin, it is said that the San Zhan form is the first form you learn, and until the day you die, you will still be learning from practicing it; meaning that the form has a profound level of depth. In the beginning, you first learn the choreography of the movements, then at a higher level, you learn the martial expressions and applications, and at the highest level, the form is used for internal development.

San Zhan, although rooted in Southern Shaolin tradition, holds a universal appeal, practiced not only within the Southern Shaolin arts but also across various Karate styles. Its popularity underscores its significance as a fundamental form embodying the essence and secrets of Southern Shaolin.

Join us as we unlock these ancient mysteries and reveal the profound wisdom hidden within San Zhan.

Q&A Forum for San Zhan Students

Alongside the comprehensive video instruction provided within the course, Master Yap has established a private forum to personally guide students learning the San Zhan form online. Access to the forum is exclusive and available only to enrolled students. Here, students can pose questions, engage in discussions about the video lessons, and exchange training experiences with fellow learners. Master Yap will be readily available to address any inquiries and to share additional video lessons with the forum.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. Fundamentals of San Zhan: Master the intricate movements and stances of San Zhan, cultivating a strong foundation in Southern Shaolin techniques.
  2. Internal Harmony and Balance: Discover the inner harmony and balance essential for executing each movement with precision and fluidity, harnessing both physical and mental strength.
  3. Breath Control and Energy Flow: Learn the art of breath control and energy flow, syncing your movements with your breath to amplify your power and focus.
  4. Application in Combat: Explore the practical applications of San Zhan techniques in real-life combat scenarios, developing the agility and adaptability necessary for effective self-defense.
  5. Cultural Insights: Gain insights into the rich cultural heritage of Southern Shaolin, understanding the philosophical principles underlying this ancient martial art.

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Martial arts enthusiasts seeking to deepen their understanding of Southern Shaolin techniques and philosophy.
  • Kungfu and Karate practitioners looking to enhance their understanding of the San Zhan form.
  • Individuals interested in immersing themselves in the learning the San Zhan form, Southern Shaolin’s Ancient Art

Why Choose San Zhan: Mastering Southern Shaolin’s Ancient Art?

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from Master Yap Boh Heong, a renowned authority in Southern Shaolin martial arts with over 50 years of experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Access a comprehensive curriculum covering both the physical techniques and philosophical aspects of San Zhan.
  • Flexible Learning: Study at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, with our convenient online platform accessible on desktop and mobile devices.

Unlock the Power Within:

Join us on this transformative journey as we unlock the power of San Zhan and delve into the essence of Southern Shaolin martial arts. Enroll now and embark on a path of self-discovery, discipline, and mastery.

About Yap Boh Heong

Yap Boh Heong is a 3rd generation Kungfu master with nearly 50 years of experience in Southern Shaolin Kungfu, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts (TCMA), and Nei Gong. He is the son of the late Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai, an internationally renowned master of Kungfu and feng shui.

Master Yap has acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of Shaolin Kungfu and especially the internal martial arts of Five Ancestors, WuMei, and Yan Shou Gong. He has spent the past ten years researching and developing a new teaching pedagogy (TCMA) that makes sophisticated concepts easy to understand and accelerates learning. While it would traditionally take ten years for a new student to achieve proficiency in TCMA, it can now be achieved in three years using these new methods. Since he began teaching with these new methods, he has produced several highly skilled and capable students, proficient in using their internal energies, such as Jin and Yi.

Although his initial focus was on the martial aspects of TCMA, he has also focused on the health and well-being aspect after seeing how it can help others improve their lives. He now actively teaches Yan Shou Gong (YSG), an authentic Nei Gong taught previously to only the most senior monks in Southern Shaolin Temple.

Since the passing of GM Yap Cheng Hai and GM Chee Kim Thong, Master Yap Boh Heong has taken over the mantle and is actively teaching and spreading the benefits of Yan Shou Gong to the world. He recently began teaching internationally in Europe, conducting courses and workshops in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
Lifetime access to this course costs only USD 299.00, a one-time payment.

How many lessons are in the course?
Twenty-one video lessons with instructions on the San Zhan form are included in this course.

How can I get access to the Q&A forum for San Zhan students?
You will be automatically added and receive a link to access the private group on this website as soon as you purchase the course.

Is the course available in different languages?
Yes, the course is available in multiple languages. All videos are subtitled in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, ensuring accessibility for learners from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

Can I watch the videos on all of my devices?
Yes, the website is fully responsive, meaning you can watch all the videos on all devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

How can I pay?
We accept payments using PayPal and all major Credit / Debit cards. All payments made on the site are secure, encrypted, and protected.

Will I get instant access to the videos?
Yes, once your payment has been processed, you will get instant access to all the videos.

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Course Includes

  • 22 Lessons

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jean baptiste ripoll
Posted 3 weeks ago

master yap it's a real deal , and an open book . when i see a truth i think i can recognise it , master yap his a master , with deep knowledge in MTC and neigong and want to transmit it . the courses is well done , and easy to follow . i want to try myself to see how far i can go , since i meet master yap i know that iam going some where . my cup is empty ,i refill it with truth and art

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Choying Huynh
Posted 3 weeks ago
Simple and Powerful

Master Yap Boh Heong provided clear instruction and useful application. The break down helps with learning small details. Video was short and simple to learn. Thank you!

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Athanasios Kakafikas
Posted 1 month ago
A very nice form

Continuing the journey. Feels good learning the sequence. It's like a clean space is been created internally, I don't know how else to explain it. Good instructions throughout the video. I was thinking that it compliments in a way the yang shou gong series. Thanks once again, it's worth it (once you are ready to put the effort of practicing diligently) 🙏🏻

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Marcel Cristocea
Posted 1 month ago
Great Workshop

This workshop is amazing. The knowledge Master Yap shares is impressive.

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Lyndon Oudsten
Posted 2 months ago
Its very well explained

Its awesome

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