Shaolin Taichi Cultural Center uses a belt system to rank the students. Sifu Yuan will notify the students if they are ready to test.
Many Shaolin kung fu forms imitate animals. Snake is one example, others include tiger, panther, crane and dragon.
Shifu Yuan and Theodore strike a pose during the Chinese New Year Celebration in Las Vegas Chinatown in 2012.
Students practice the elbow technique in the Kung Fu Chuan form.
Students patiently wait on the mats for their turn to practice the forms.
Eagle and Crane are two types of animal bird forms of Shaolin Kung Fu.
Young Students are ready to perform Kung Fu Chan.
A Quandao is a Chinese long pole weapon developed in the 3rd Century AD by a famous General named Guan Yu.
For his tenth birthday, Theodore insists on performing a kung fu form at the party. He is in a traditional horse stance.
Shifu Jie holds a stick and waits for Shifu Yuan to concentrate his Qi. This is the moment before impact.
Here the two female students pose at the Tuscany Suites Casino after competing in Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
The Long Staff is a traditional weapons form. The four basic traditional weapons are long staff, spear, straight sword and broad sword.
Students at the Chinese New Year Performance at the Galleria Mall in 2015.
Sifu Yuan teaches the children to meditate before class begins.
Shifu Yuan and his students pose before the school banner prior to a performance during Chinese New Year 2015.
Shifu Yuan is posing in the traditional Twisting Sitting Stance. Other stances include the Bow Stance, Horse Stance and Cat Stance.
Students awaiting to perform at the Galleria Mall in 2015.
Seven Star is a traditional Shaolin empty hand form. You can see it performed over and over again in the movie, Shaolin (2011) starring Andy Lau. The film features Shifu Yuan's Kung Fu Brother, Shi Xiaohung portraying a Shaolin Monk.
This is an annual event held the last Saturday of April each year to promote the related disciplines of tai chi and qi gong in nearly eighty countries since 1999. Participants from several hundred cities across Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe, North America and South America celebrate in mass exhibitions and free classes.
The students relax at a playground before performing at a middle school during Halloween in 2015.
Many times, Shifu Yuan and Shifu Jie will participate as judges for Martial Arts tournaments. They pose with students, Joi and Chau at the International Chinese Martial Arts Championships.
Shaolin Taichi Cultural Center perform at the Galleria Mall in 2015 for Chinese New Year.
Every year in the Chinatown in Las Vegas, a stage is erected in the parking lot to show martial arts demos and other Asian Cultural Activities during Chinese New Year. Shifu Yuan demonstrates the pudao, or horse cutter, a Chinese edged infantry weapon.