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Shaolin Monks

Shaolin Monks

After more than 13 years the 'Shaolin Kung Fu Monks' still attract worldwide attention with their breathtaking show. The world's most successful Kung Fu show consists in the mystical incredible powers of the masters of the Shaolin Kung Fu from the Province of Henan in China. An impressive show,demonstrating how the body can be controlled by power of the mind. The show itself tells the story of the monastery. 1500 years ago, the Indian Monk Tamo founded Zen Buddhism there. Infact for the evening the theatre is transformed into a Temple. Monk Tamo taught the monks the perfect control of the body through meditation and by imitating the movements of animals. The monks of Shaolin Kung Fu are masters in controlling their Chi, the body's energy which moves along the meridians of man. In years of meditation, they've learnt to move their Chi to any desired part of the body. The monks can bear the hardship of incredible strokes actually without physical injuries. The Shaolin show is narrated by a 7 year old Monk apprentice and by a venerable 85 year old grand master Shi Wancheng, who emits the dignity and wisdom of a life dedicated to Kung Fu.

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