Physical exercise for stronger brains

Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory and thinking skills. Kung Fu and Tai Chi offer even more health benefits. Better balance, stronger muscles, increased flexibility, and sharper concentration. Add to that the confidence of knowing you can defend yourself.

~Master Sarah

Kung Fu

Our Kung Fu for adults and teens program gives you a fun and mentally stimulating fitness experience.

This ancient martial art will give you the confidence to defend yourself and discipline from learning precise movements.

Ages 12 and up. We can accommodate and tailor for most physical needs.

Our rates and schedules.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an time-honored form of low-impact exercise and stretching for young and old.

An internal martial art it benefits balance, flexibility, circulation, and more.

Ages 12 and up. We can accommodate and tailor for most physical needs.

Our rates and schedules.

Dragon Kid's Kung Fu

Our Kung Fu program for children. The same as our adult version it mixes training with games.

Ages 7 to 12. We can accommodate and tailor for most physical and mental needs.

Our rates and schedules.

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What Our Students Are Saying About Us

Social Reviews

Our son and I joined almost two years. We've learned so much and we've had a great experience! I'm in the best shape I've ever been and our son loves...
Lazaro C.
Lazaro C.
Starting Tai Chi classes at Shaolin Center of Seattle was one of the best decisions I ever made. Master Sarah is very knowledgeable. The material can be as intense and as challenging as you want/need... it to be, which allows people from all walks of life to give it a shot. I personally herniated a disk in my lower back, which made me re-think my back and routines. I started Tai Chi at the recommendation of a doctor, and it literally helped me walk right and be flexible again. I highly recommend this to anyone who is struggling with an injury or a disability. It has been very successful for me and I look forward to many more years of learning and discovering this ancient art!read more
Selma Žižak Porča
Selma Žižak Porča
Great class.
Vinh p
Vinh p
Our son and I joined last year and we’ve had a great experience! I’m in better shape than I’ve been in years and our son loves learning self defense. Great group of people! Supportive community!
Lazaro Cangas
Lazaro Cangas
I attended the Shaolin Center of Seattle as a small boy and later went to study at the Shaolin Temple in China and became a Monk for a time. I had already...
Michael R.
Michael R.
I really enjoy the teaching style and how there is something for everyone.
Stephanie Fedak Sanders
Stephanie Fedak Sanders
Justin Jones
Justin Jones
Sarah McIlwain
Sarah McIlwain
David Grange
David Grange
I have been going here for 1 1/2 years. It is my favorite place to go. Our teacher is kind but doesn't baby us. There are other nice people there, and there...
Enzo S.
Enzo S.
陳威年
陳威年
Christina Lu
Christina Lu
This is were I train, both me and Sara started in Colorado. Sara opened the Seattle Location a few years before I decided to move back to Seattle , and it's been a pleasure learner from her. She's... a great instructor and very patient. I'm looking forward to working and learning from her in the future.read more
David Call
David Call
Quincy Laflin
Quincy Laflin
One of the best local Shaolin Martial Arts Studios around. They offer Tai Chi as well; couple times at least per week. Also, at least once a month, they...
William N.
William N.
This school is no joke. In almost 18 months I have not been able to lay a finger on Master Sarah's black belt students and they don't even break a sweat eluding me. Solid conditioning,great... workouts, great times, and really good people.read more
Randy Junkett
Randy Junkett
I attend classes here 2 years ago for several months. It was fun, engaging and enjoyable. The school and the teachers are friendly, open and have students attending from all different backgrounds and... experience levels.I really loved the daily sparring with all skill levels mixing, and felt I learn the most from those experiences.read more
Filip Tkaczyk
Filip Tkaczyk
I've attended six different martial arts schools so far in my life. All of them have been good. A few have been great. This one was my favorite and it was a deep disappointment to have to move away.
Michael Potter
Michael Potter
Dance Morrison
Dance Morrison
nice
Koffee The Puppy
Koffee The Puppy
Master Sarah is an amazing teacher. I attended the Tai Chi classes and will continue with it thanks to her.
Michael Fleming
Michael Fleming
I've been going for years, it keeps my interest much more than a gym and has some practical application as well. Helps keep my back from hurting. The people are great a little mini-community.
Billy Chatterton
Billy Chatterton
Mel Perez
Mel Perez
From the first day I showed up, this was the most friendly & welcome martial arts school I've seen. Now I've been going for 5 years and I love it. There is so much to learn!
Matt Bocek
Matt Bocek
Shaolin Center of Seattle is an amazing school. While I haven't been to other schools, when I was researching getting into martial arts, this one drew me in...
Corey F.
Corey F.
My boyfriend and I joined about four and a half years ago. It's been great! The school is really friendly and welcoming for all skill/fitness levels. There is lots of material to keep you continually... engaged and drive you to improve. One of the best decisions we've ever made - we are both a lot more active and confident now, and still improving. Gives us something to do together and to talk about, both in class and out, and helps us individually stay focused and centered in life. We've also made a ton of friends! Come join in! 🙂read more
Erica Bocek
Erica Bocek
Joe Justice
Joe Justice
Our whole family takes Kung Fu and Tai Chi lessons there. A very friendly place, everyone is supportive and helpful so you can advance through the arts. I highly recommend it for people of all... ages. Get some exercise while learning valuable skills. The first two weeks are free so come give it a try!Note, the last time I checked the photo on the website was of the prior location though the address was correct. They are now in the Von's Shopping Mall on the east side of Aurora Ave N.read more
Richard Potter
Richard Potter
Great instruction and community here, I felt welcomed and encouraged from day one.
Karen Laurie Selander
Karen Laurie Selander
Yoshimi LaFrance
Yoshimi LaFrance
Emily Gunter
Emily Gunter
Timothy G Verkist
Timothy G Verkist


He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty.

~Lao Tzu