New Orleans Shaolin
Mission: To preserve and embody the physical and mental practices of the Shaolin Temple martial arts.
New Orleans Shaolin
Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is the art of being calm and open, trained both as an advanced martial art and a gentle health practice.

Tai Chi
Self Defense Fitness
Empower your body, mind, and spirit to protect yourself and others.
Self Defense Fitness
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Now holding indoor/outdoor classes! Masks no longer required for vaccinated people.


Living in New Orleans, we need a positive space in our lives to work on improving ourselves and restoring our spirits in a healthy and supportive atmosphere.

Our martial arts program offers a time-tested, structured path to:

  • strength
  • mindfulness
  • efficient use of energy
  • health
  • fitness
  • agility
  • renewed self-confidence
  • personal safety


See our selection of video modules for learning Shaolin Kung Fu or Tai Chi from the privacy and comfort of your own home!

Also, try the free videos directly from this page.

Friendly, Supportive, Inclusive

We know martial arts can sometimes seem intimidating or macho, but at New Orleans Shaolin, we strive to make our studio a place where all people, especially those marginalized in broader society, can feel welcome and safe as they work to empower and cultivate themselves.

Contact Us with any Questions or Comments

Personal Training

New Orleans Personal Training for Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Kettlebells, Fitness, and Meditation.

Personal training sessions can be customized to your goals and needs, and scheduled at your convenience. Scheduling regular sessions with your trainer will help you prioritize fitness in your weekly routine, and motivate you to follow through in caring for yourself and your health.

Recovery Dharma is an abstinence-based peer-led program of empowerment. Our program uses Buddhist practices and principles such as meditation, self-inquiry, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing.

Our meetings are free and open to anyone interested in recovery from addiction of all kinds.

No meditation experiences is necessary.

Saturday and Sunday, 6-7pm @ New Orleans Shaolin

This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All beings have the power and potential to free themselves from suffering.”