Shaolin Kung Fu

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  1. I aspired to become an invincible warrior like them. Since i don't have enough
    money to travel to their temple and try to get accepted as a student, i might
    as well try here. Tell me everything you know about the art. Help me make a
    shaolin style workout program, or make one for me and recommend it.
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  2. Ajay0

    Ajay0 Guest

    Shaolin Kungfu is based on Buddha's teaching, "To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

    The martial arts were created in those medieval times primarily for self-defense by travelling monks from wild animals, bandits along with good physical fitness necessary for proper meditation or intelligent work, without any issues of ill-health which may lower the quality of meditation or work done.

    The focus of shaolin kungfu thus is not on being an 'invincible warrior' but a peaceful sage and to prepare the physical foundation for it.

    Just looking at the superficial external aspects of shaolin kungfu and other related martial arts, without properly perceiving the intrinsic philosophy and purpose behind it, indicate shallowness and foolishness which may bring more harm than good.
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    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member

    Best to keep to the basics of Olde lore - Mind, Body, Spirit in balance and order allows a fundamental start to one education
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  4. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    I like the OP attitude. :)
  5. Ged

    Ged Rhetorical Juvenile.

    A quick upper-cut to the chin, then turn to the side and a kick to the shin, breaking opponent's leg. Then, run like Hell.
  6. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member

    catch fly in can do it. .
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  7. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Well I’ve watched every Shaw Brothers movie from The 36th chamber, to 5 Deadly Venoms, Invincible Shaolin, Executioners from Shaolin,
    The Kid with the Golden Arm, The Water Margin, Clan of the White Lotus, Masked Avengers, The Deadly Duo, Heroes Two, 2 Champions of Shaolin,
    Flag of Iron, House of Traps, Dirty Ho, and the Deadly Mantis - that's my full knowledge of shaolin Kung Fu

  8. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    I don't think it is possible to learn a martial art on your own. In fact, I'm sure its not. Any martial art with no aspect of live sparring is probably ineffective, and you can't spar on your own.

    How effective a martial art is usually has way more to do with training methods than with the style itself. If no-one is teaching Shaolin style Kung Fu near you, try something else, but just make sure you train properly.
  9. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff the word is the bird Staff Member

    i have a fence needs painting

    and a truck needs waxing
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  10. Eric!

    Eric! Well-Known Member

    If you can't afford to go study Shaolin Kungfu, my recommendation is at a minimum find a any Kungfu school that focuses on any of the animal styles. It's a start somewhere. You need an actual sifu to teach you Kungfu, self study is half-hazard and meaningless. You will be better prepared when you do finally get the opportunity to move on to Shaolin Kungfu.
  11. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff the word is the bird Staff Member

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  12. Eric!

    Eric! Well-Known Member
  13. SaltyDawg

    SaltyDawg Well-Known Member

    Grasshopper, practice walking on rice paper.
    Once you can do it without leaving any trace that you were there, you will be ready to start your journey.

    How to be a Shaolin Monk

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  14. Amerijuanican

    Amerijuanican Well-Known Member

    Grasshopper- Take the pebble from my hand.
  15. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

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  16. Eric!

    Eric! Well-Known Member

    Then you've become a true Kungfu master, after watching that extensive list of shaw bro movies. What about Heroes from the East? That was an excellent flick- Gordon Lui rules!!!!!
  17. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Yes, Heroes of the East, the 36th Chamber Part II, Have Sword Will Travel, The Wandering Swordsman, ……
  18. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member

  19. Eric!

    Eric! Well-Known Member

    Hey, did you ever see Executioner from Shaolin? The son who had to avenge his father's death from the evil renegade monk Pei Mei? Taught Crane-style by his mom all his life, and had to learn his father's Tiger-style on his own? Kick-ass movie!!!
  20. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Yes I’ve seen it and it similar in some respects to Clan of the White Lotus (1980) which also features Priest Pai Mei

    Also recommend, Warrior from Shaolin, Treasure Hunters, and Invincible Armor (1977)

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