Welcome to Hu Long Temple – School of Chinese Martial Arts and Wellbeing. We are a school with charitable purposes based in the town of Totnes, Devon, specialising in traditional authentic Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu, Sanda (Full Contact Free Fighting), Taiji, Qi Gong and Meditation. We are also highly trained in working with children and adults with life-limiting illnesses, learning disabilities, mental health difficulties and complex needs, as well as victims of crime. Our school is one of the longest running Shaolin Long Fist schools in the South West of England and was founded by 35th Generation Shaolin Warrior Disciple, Shi Heng Liang (Matt Bindon), dedicated to promote healthy wellbeing and Shaolin culture by running classes, workshops, productions and retreats within communities. Classes are open to all ages and abilities so everybody gets to train together. We also run specific one to one or concentrated groups tailored to the needs of participants. Currently, we hold classes in Totnes and the surrounding areas of Devon, as well as outreach work throughout the UK.


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Hu Long Temple

About Hu Long Temple

Information about who we are and what we do.


A view of the schedule and the types of Chinese Martial Arts and Qi Gong we teach.


Interested in booking us for a workshop or attending any of our upcoming workshops?

Upcoming Events

Dartmoor Retreat

September 25 - September 27

Current Timetable

Family friendly training for all ages and abilities welcome. Please contact us if you are interested in joining a class.

Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu & Weapons

Wednesday's 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

Sanda and Self Defence

Wednesday's 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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.

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.


Sundays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

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.