Welcome to Hu Long Temple – School of Chinese Martial Arts and Wellbeing. We are a school and Wellbeing service based in the town of Totnes, Devon. We specialise in traditional authentic Chan focussed Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu, Sanda, Soft Fist (Taiji), Practical Self-Defence, Qi Gong and Meditation. We are highly trained and experienced within Safeguarding and in working with vulnerable children and adults with life-limiting illnesses, learning disabilities, mental health difficulties and complex needs, as well as victims of crime. We can therefore tailor our classes to the suit individual needs prior to discussions with the student. Our school is one of the longest running Shaolin Long Fist schools in the South West of England and was founded by Shifu Matt Bindon (35th Generation). We are dedicated to promoting healthy physical and mental wellbeing, infused with ancient Chan philosophy and mindfulness. Classes, workshops and retreats are open to all ages and abilities so everybody gets to train together and follows a traditional marital etiquette. If you are interested in joining a class, our wellbeing services, or coming to watch, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming Events

Current Timetable

Family friendly training for all ages and abilities. We train both inside and outside in a variety of areas, please contact us if you are interested in joining a class.

Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu & Weapons

Wednesday's 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Open to all Ages and Abilities

Train your body and mind in enhancing your flexibility, core strength and focus. Learn Traditional Kung Fu forms (Taolu), foundation stances and techniques.


Wednesday's 6:30pm - 8pm

Open to all ages and abilities

Learn how to apply your Kung Fu, utilising foundation kicks, strikes, blocks, throws or locks infusing padwork or light techical sparring. Infusing self defence techniques for real application. This is embedded in our Tradtional Kung Fu classes on a Wednesday.


Friday's 6pm - 7pm

Open to all ages and abilities

Learn in nature one of the oldest Taiji forms, ‘Guan Ping’, from one of the only teachers in the UK to teach it. The form incorporates Ba Gua, Xing Yi, and Shaolin movements. Excellent for enhancing balance, coordination, discipline, focus, awareness and improving circulation as well as learning and bettering martial movement.

Qi Gong and Meditation

Friday's 7pm - 8pm

Open to all ages and abilities

Learn ancient Qi Gong techniques to help aid focus, relieve stress on the mind and body and create self awareness with the breath. Learn Chan meditation and mindfulness techniques in a peaceful, quiet environment.

Advanced Sanda

Invite Students Only

Subject to Change

This class is open to certain students who have been invited by Shifu Matt to help enhance their full-contact fighting skills, techniques, ability and conditioning. Locations change weekly to help students adapt to the elements and different environments. This class is only suitable for children and young people if we are coaching them for national or international competition level.

Practical Self-Defence plus More

One Saturday a Month

Monthly Workshop

Open to our students and their friends and family, including children and young people. We teach practical self-defence skills including learning how to deal with elements such as chokes, grabs, hair-pulls, holds or pins whilst stood and on the ground. We encourage a safe and confidential environment where individuals are guided through techniques with their consent. The Self Defence session is usually followed by another session in Qi Gong, Kung Fu or Taiji depending on the workshop.