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The Shaolin Temple

According to legend. Chinese Wushu martial arts originated at Shaolin Monastery. located at the foot of Mt. Song in Dengfeng county. Henan province. For more than fifteen hundred years this Buddhist sanctuary has blossomed and withered. on...

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Chang Quan

Long-style boxing (Chang Quan) is one of the boxing schools of Chinese Wushu. characterized by its hand and leg attacks for a long distance and fully extended movements. It is one of the compulsory events in international Wushu tournaments...

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Shaolin Kongfu more than a martial art

The famous Shaolin Kongfu is actually a comprehensive cultural and spiritual system rather than a mere boxing art. Martial arts are only part of Shaolin Kongfu`s abundant cultural heritage accumulated over 1.500 years. said Shi Yongxin. ma...

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Hall of 1,000 Buddhas

In the seventh courtyard there is the hall of One Thousand Buddhas. In the old days . Monks practiced martial arts here. Long years of practicing in a squatting position caused the monk`s feet to rub 48 pair of footprints in the brick floo...

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Shaolin Temple of Today

The current government allocated large sums fo funds to restore the Monastery. Now the halls. pavilions and corridors have regained their former grandure. Above the front gate hangs a sign in Emperor Kang Xi`s handwriting: ``Shaolin Monaste...

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Shaolin Monastery

Shaolin Monastery. An Ancient Buddhist Temple On the Northern China Plains there are five holy mountains: Mt. Tai. Hua. Heng. Mt. Heng (Which has a different Chinese character from the preceding one for its name). and Mt. Song. Mt Song. in...

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Forest of Pagoda

West of Shaolin Monastery within walking distance are 241 brick pagodas where the remains of prominent monks from the Tang dynasty through to the Qing dynasty are entombed . To the northwest is the bodhidharma Cave in which . it is said th...

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Traditional Chinese Weaponry

What is the reason for civilizations; a question that has been debated for quite some time. The two major views oppose each other. One speculates that the main reason we came together into towns and villages was for reasons of security. th...

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Sanshou Protector

Six pieces a set. including head protector . check pad . leg pad. gloves. crotch protector and a protector bag....

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