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Shaolin Kung Fu Monks
Shaolin Kung Fu Monks
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Feels quite thrilling to see their strength, stillness, and balance.

More photos here:
RE: Shaolin Kung Fu Monks
Indeed. Quite impressive.

In other Kung Fu news...

RE: Shaolin Kung Fu Monks
My understanding is that the Shaolin Temple in China has been restored and filled with a new crop of monks who do tricks for the tourist.

The person perhaps most responsible for the popularity of Shaolin Kung Fu in the West? ---- Bruce Lee,via the TV series "Kung Fuk" ; it was Lee's project,and he was meant to be the star,not David Carradine. (according to legend,but who knows if it is true?)


The full Wiki article is fascinating.

Quote:The Shaolin Monastery or Shaolin Temple (Chinese: 少林寺; pinyin: Shàolín Sì; Wade–Giles: Shao-lin Szu, pronounced [ʂɑ̂ʊ̯lǐn sî]; Cantonese Yale: Siulàhm Jí) is a Chán Buddhist temple at Song Shan, near Zhengzhou City, Henan Province in Dengfeng, China. It is led by Venerable abbot Shi Yǒngxìn. Founded in the 5th century, the monastery is long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu, and it is the Mahayana Buddhist monastery perhaps best known to the Western world.[1]

The Shaolin Monastery and its famed Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng."[2]



Quote:In her memoirs, Bruce Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, asserts that Lee created the concept for the series, which was then stolen by Warner Bros.[5] There is circumstantial evidence for this, in a December 8, 1971 television interview that Bruce Lee gave on The Pierre Berton Show. In the interview, Lee stated that he had developed a concept for a television series called The Warrior, meant to star himself, about a martial artist in the American Old West (the same concept as Kung Fu, which aired the following year), but that he was having trouble pitching it to Warner Brothers and Paramount.


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