Opened in 1992, Mobile’s location is the first Shaolin Institute in honor of Shifu’s teaching father, Shi SuXi. The campus is easily accessible with plenty of parking spaces. The facility is family friendly with a separate playroom for families with infants and toddlers, professional kick bags, a practice room for warm up or extra time, and a viewing area for parents and friends. Cung Le, former UFC fighter known for his lethal kicks, got his start at the Shaolin Institute’s US Open and trained in Mobile under Grandmaster Shi DeRu at this very campus until he won a spot on the US National Sanshou team.
This campus has helped many students to gain confidence and improved health. We have been an integral part of Mobile’s community and participate annually in the International Festival, host self-defense workshops, and have produced over 50 martial arts competitions.