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Hao Han (8), Shaolin kung fu student and child actor. Shaolin Monastery, Henan. (Photo by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer)

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♂ Chinese Martial Art Shaolin Kungfu 少林功夫 More inspiration at: http://www.valenciamindfulnessretreat.org

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uncommonjones: Another Shaolin View via photopin cc Shaolin Temple (or Shaolin Monastery) near Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Henan province, China

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Shaolin Monk, Lifestyle By Design. Shaolin Monastery or Shaolin Temple is a Chan Buddhist temple on Mount Song, near Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Henan province, China. http://JaysonShawver.com

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Kung Fu (1972-75). The adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest, in the American West. Caine was an orphan of a Chinese & White American marriage. He was raised and schooled in a Shaolin monastery, by his mentors, Masters Po and Kan. A disciplined man of peace, superbly capable of defending himself, Caine made decisions that were morally consistent with Shaolin gentle passivity. This series represented Caine's efforts to resolve conflict through the least violent means possible.

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According to the Wing Chun master Yip Man, Ng Mui was Abbess at the Henan Shaolin Monastery and managed to survive its destruction by Qing forces during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662–1722). She fled to the White Crane Temple. (which this account locates in the Daliang mountains between Yunnan and Sichuan)where she met a girl of fifteen named Yim Wing-Chun (Ng Mui on left; Yim on right)

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