Shaolin - the birthplace of Kung Fu
Zen Buddhist Monks and Kung Fu masters are one-and-the-same at Shaolin Temple, the famed home of China’s native martial art, where Kung Fu Panda and other young Kung Fu grasshoppers receive their training. Perhaps the most graceful, powerful and fluid martial art, watching thousands of students from all over the world get put through their paces is quite a spectacular sight. Tour the famed monastery and see a demonstration by Shaolin’s most gifted students, and meet a core of old-school monks who still stick with the ancient, less florid Shaolin techniques. These men make sure this ancient tradition is retained in its purity as well as through striking modern performance.