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  1. Alexandros is offline

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    Shaolin in UK

    who was this? I didn't realise there were any monks at Shaolin temple UK, is it the one in Tuffnel park?
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Seconded.

    Minor point: I witnessed a Staff demo in the Shaolin Temple UK a couple of years ago (and Hard Qi Gong) and I liked it. I would enjoy learning that and it would complement the Bo/Okinawan Bo forms that we learn. It was very skilfully done and the Sifu (an actual Monk, as opposed to a disciple) made the point that the Staff was the only "weapon" used by the Shaolin Monks. That rung true for to my ears. After all, hikers have long used Poles/Walking Sticks to assist their Climbs, fend off wild dogs etc.

    Anyway, more please. Thanks
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    You do understand that anyone, under the right tutelage, can be come a monk?

    http://www.shaolintempleuk.org/index.php?q=shifu_yan_zi
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    You do understand that anyone, under the right tutelage, can be come a monk?
    I was under the impression been told Yan Zhi and his younger brother Yan Lei who are the two main instructors are martial disciples rather than Buddhist monks and have never been ordained as religious monks. They drink, eat meat party, have girlfriends etc..Strictly speaking Buddhist monks are prohibited from doing so.
    Anyone can be ordained a monk that I am aware of, maybe at McShaolin they skip the religious training requirement of being a monk.
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    Told? Okay, we aren't going to screw up this thread with a debate, by one novice and a guy who heard arguing, about what monks can and can't do.

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