Inside the Life of a Shaolin Monk

(The Huffington Post) – Most martial artists are familiar with the extraordinary powers of the Shaolin monks. They train in the use of 36 weapons, and each monk picks two animal movements and styles to specialize in. (See my previous article “The Transformative Powers of Kung Fu.”) When I first watched the mesmerizing DVD “Shaolin: Wheel of Life,” I got goosebumps. The monks seemed to be beings of pure spiritual energy (chi) that perform kung fu at the highest level.

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The Huffington Post, October 11, 2010

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