Shogun of Long Island
Posted On:1/10/2004 9:49pm
is this true or just a myth?
One Ambulance, Eleven Cops...
Posted On:1/10/2004 9:55pm
Style: Kung Fu
In Fukien provence?
“We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
Posted On:1/10/2004 10:46pm
Decafinated white belt.
Posted On:1/10/2004 10:52pm
No, the true Shaolin Temple is floating on a cloud.
Katana, on 540 kicks: "Hang from a ceiling fan with both hands. Flail your feet out and ask people to walk into you as you hit their face."
Grandmaster Sensei of Village Idiocy
Posted On:1/11/2004 7:06pm
Style: Kyokushin and Judo.
Oh who the **** really knows?
The Chinese constantly write and re write their history as it suits them to do so know one can really say where it came from or how it started. If you go to mainland China know there are these so called Shao Lin temples (operating under a communist governement of coarse)that sell their services along with uniforms and a high price tag. Apparently these places are breeding grounds for people who want to make it big in the martial arts movie industry.
Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
Seeker of Truth
Posted On:1/11/2004 8:23pm
Style: Five Animal Fighting
"Agreed, Hannibal, but there was/is only one REAL ACTUAL Shaolin temple, and that is the one in Henan Province, central China."
I've always heard there were two. The northern one in Hunan and later the one in Fukien provence. I've never heard of the southern temple being a myth.
Posted On:1/11/2004 8:27pm
Style: 7 Star
I've read that there were a series of temples all reffered to as Shaolin.
Posted On:1/11/2004 8:32pm
"The" Shaolin temple is at Songshan in Henan.
One style I've trained in (my master is a *very* fact-reliant sort) was supposedly developed in a "Shaolin" temple at Hengshan in Hunan, which replaced the Fujian Shaolin temple destroyed in the Qing dynasty. So that means at least 3. I don't know what sharing the name entails, really.
Posted On:1/11/2004 11:02pm
Style: Chinese Kung Fu
They had a bad habit of getting burned down during dynastic changes.
The comment about them constantly rewriting their history is amusing. One of the things the Chinese are notorious for is their historical records. Their bureacracy has always been enourmous whish has made it particularly easy to keep consistant accopunts of the history. Si Ma Qian is noted for his frankness and was in fact castrated as a result of it.
Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
Bah!!! Puny Humans.
Posted On:1/11/2004 11:11pm
Style: BKK karate, boxing, Amok
I've got an Aussie mag where the owner recieved a letter claiming to be Shaolin monks. After months of bogus hype by the Chinese involved he had a gutful and visited. When he met the Bhuddist abbot of the temple, there was only the old guy and a sweeper/cleaner novice who actually lived there. Apparently the abbot found them using the Shaolin name very distasteful and said they trained in Whu Shu at a place a few houses down the road.
I'd be happy to cite my source if anyone wants to. It'll just take me a bit of time to sift through my magazines to find the article, but I'll happily do it! :)
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