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The Monkey Stick

Posted by on Sunday, January 28, 2024, In : Gifs 

Shaolin apprentice demonstrates the monkey stick as a part of his eleven year training to become a Shaolin warrior monk.

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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.

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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).


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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
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Shaolin Monks

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

Shaolin monks (Via Tumblr)

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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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Shaolin Masters Zhanju and Shi Zhanluo

Posted by on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : Art 

A wall mural dating from the early 19th century depicting Shaolin Masters Zhanju and Shi Zhanluo teaching
the monks weapon and empty-hand fighting techniques.
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Shaolin Iron Body – The Headstand

Posted by on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Video 

A Shaolin monk demonstrating a headstand exercise to strengthen the skull
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Shaolin Iron Body – Leg Training

Posted by on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : Video 

This video demonstrates a training method used by Shaolin monks to strengthen or condition their legs. Known as Iron Body, by repeatedly hitting parts of their body over a period of years they make it gradually get stronger and stronger.

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Shaolin Mural

Posted by on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Art 

A mural found at the Shaolin Temple in the province Henan, China that is believed to be around 500 years old.
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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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Bodhidharma on an Elephant

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Art 

: Bodhidharma on an Elephant
Date:  c.17th Century
Artist:  Yiran
Info:  This picture on a silk hanging scroll depicts Bodhidharma, the
Indian monk who is credited by many as being the founder of Shaolin Kung Fu.

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Shaolin Wall Mural

Posted by on Saturday, December 8, 2012, In : Art 

A mural painting from a wall in the Shaolin Temple in the Chinese province of Henan, (c.early 1800s).
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