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Ba-Gwa Double Palm Change

Posted by on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, In : Photography 


Sun Lu-tang, founder of Sun tai-chi, demonstrating the Ba-gwa double palm change.


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Shaolin Temple Building

Posted by on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : Photography 



A small structure with historically important inscribed stones photographed on the grounds of the Shaolin Temple prior to the 1928 fire which caused major damage to the complex.

Source: chinesemartialstudies.com
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Kung Fu Training

Posted by on Sunday, December 6, 2015, In : Photography 



Chinese students training at a commercial kung fu school near Shaolin (1988).

Source: blackbeltmag.com


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Shaolin Monks by Isabel Muñoz

Posted by on Saturday, December 27, 2014, In : Photography 










Photographs of monks from the Shaolin Temple of Songshan, taken by Isabel Munoz in 1998 – 1999.
  1. Two-handed sword
  2. Headstand
  3. The Frog Jump
  4. Flying over the Roof
  5. High Kick
Source: sayshanti.wordpress.com
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Bruce Lee and Lee Hoi-Chuen

Posted by on Sunday, August 17, 2014, In : Photography 


An 18 year old Bruce Lee practicing Tai Chi with his father Lee Hoi-Chuen in 1958.

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Chinese Militia - 1906 - 1912

Posted by on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Photography 

Manchu Nobleman with Bow


Militia from the Shaanxi Province


Militia from Shandong Province

Images taken by the French missionary Michel de Maynard in Northern China between 1906 and 1912.

Source: chinesemartialstudies.com
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Shaolin Monks

Posted by on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : Photography 


Shaolin monks (Via Tumblr)

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Bruce Lee in the Big Boss

Posted by on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : Photography 


Bruce Lee - The Big Boss
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Shaolin Warrior Monks in the 1920s

Posted by on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : Photography 


This picture of warrior monks from the Shaolin Temple in the Henan Province was taken some time in the 1920s. It clearly demonstrates that they had become modernized in their fighting methods, learning from the mistakes of an earlier generation of monks who believed they could use traditional forms of fighting against soldiers with guns. They used talisman and spells to protect them from bullets during the Boxer Rebellion of 1901, a mistake that led to the uprising being easily quashed and on...
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Cheung Lai Chuen

Posted by on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, In : Photography 


Cheung Lai Chuen, (born around 1880) was a kung fu legend who mastered Lei Ga (Lee Style), Lung Ying (Southern Dragon Style), Lau Man Gaau (Vagabond or Wanderer's Style) and Pak Mei (White Eyebrow Style), which he adapted and took out of secrecy, popularizing the art in Hong Kong around the turn of the 20th century.

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The Shaolin Temple Before 1928

Posted by on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Photography 


A photograph of the front gates of the Shaolin Temple, taken before the 1928 destruction
of the legendary Buddhist place of worship and home of Kung Fu.
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Yip Man & Bruce Lee Practicing Chi Sao

Posted by on Friday, October 26, 2012, In : Photography 



Yip Man
and his most famous student Bruce Lee, practicing Chi Sao or Sticky Hands (c.1955). Chi Sao is an exercise that is designed to improve the reflexes of the martial artist and is a favourite technique amongst Wing Chun practitioners of all levels.
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