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Why Study Kung Fu, Taichi, or Qigong with Shaolin Life?

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Monday - Saturday Classes

Shaolin Luohan Institute

Class are being held in-person and Online @
1244 23rd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606

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Sunday Outdoor Classes

Redwood Heights Recreation Center

Classes are being held Outside Classes Sunday afternoons @Address: 3883 Aliso Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

Tel: (510) 992-3514 

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Kung Fu

Students learn the elements of Shaolin Quan or boxing forms that involve the hands, eyes, body, and feet. 


Our Qigong/Tai Chi classes emphasize movement & breath control as a means for healthy and focus one’s mind. 


This class focuses on improving flexibility, range of motion, and balance at any level. 




Meet Your Instructor

Master Sheldon Callahan

Master Sheldon is a well-known and respected Shaolin Master recognized by the Shaolin Temple and is your guide. His study of the Shaolin martial arts began over 20 years ago. Sheldon was trained directly from Shaolin Monks and Martial Masters in both northern and southern styles of Kung Fu, Qi Gong, Tai Chi as well as gymnastics. Sheldon was Named Exec. Dir. for his forward-looking vision, understanding of the art and culture, and many years of hard work and dedication.



Get Started on your Mind Body Spirit Journey

Free Webinar

We are delighted to offer a free webinar to help you get started on your Mind Body Spirit Journey. This webinar will provide an introduction to the basics of Mind Body Spirit and will cover topics such as:

Understanding the power of the mind, the importance of physical health, the power of the spirit, and how to incorporate these elements into your life. We will also provide practical tips and strategies to help you get started. Sign up now to reserve your spot!