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Kung-fu Jesus
4/19/2011 11:59am,
Hi everyone im a new member here getting to know the ropes...

Ive practiced wing chun for about 8 months now and think its the greatest and most deadly martial art on the face of the planet. JK Im loving the chun but im not one of those guys who will talk and not fight bc i know that i suck compared to most everybody out there.

Im also in the process of learning a lil bit of tkd, kempo, bjj and small circle jj. Im planning on flying to china in a few years to train at the shaolin temple because i honestly think that the monks are the baddest badasses on the face of the planet and that their art encompasses the true meaning of being a martial artist. On top of that i kinda want to open my own school when i become skilled enough... but thats going to take a long while.

Im a pretty easy user/guy/fellow martial artist to get along with and am open to different ideas. I promise that ill try to not start a flame up with everyone. I know my place as a noob and hope to fit right in with everyone on the forum.

CrackFox
4/19/2011 12:04pm,
You do know that most of the performers in the Shaolin Monk shows are not actually monks, right?

It is Fake
4/19/2011 12:12pm,
Im planning on flying to china in a few years to train at the shaolin temple because i honestly think that the monks are the baddest badasses on the face of the planet and that their art encompasses the true meaning of being a martial artist. They really don't have their own art.

Kung-fu Jesus
4/19/2011 12:19pm,
yea the performers are in general performers. i admire the monks who devoted their life to the perfection of themselves and their art. i guess i meant i wanted to learn from the protection monks who teach at the temple.

CrackFox
4/19/2011 12:24pm,
The people who teach at the temple aren't usually monks either, or so I've heard. It's a tourist attraction - kung-fu Disney Land. It's probably good fun, but make sure you know what you're going to be getting before you pack your bags.

Check this out:
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19009

It is Fake
4/19/2011 12:28pm,
yea the performers are in general performers. i admire the monks who devoted their life to the perfection of themselves and their art. i guess i meant i wanted to learn from the protection monks who teach at the temple.
Protection monks do not exist if they existed at all. They are all dead. The temple had changed mainly into wushu and in recent years has added TKD, BJJ, Sanshou and Sanda competitions. There was basically a 20-25 year stretch of wushu and non-combat training occurring at Shaolin.

judoka_uk
4/19/2011 12:48pm,
IIF is correct.

If you're interested in the history of martial arts at the Shaolin monastery there is only one book you should read:
Meir Shahar's The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion and the Chinese Martial Arts (http://www.amazon.com/Shaolin-Monastery-History-Religion-Chinese/dp/0824831101)

Which reminds me I need to finish and publish that CMA history piece I've been working on.

Kung-fu Jesus
4/19/2011 12:49pm,
This is what im basing everything off of
http://www.shaolins.com/

Kung-fu Jesus
4/20/2011 7:40pm,
The people who teach at the temple aren't usually monks either, or so I've heard. It's a tourist attraction - kung-fu Disney Land. It's probably good fun, but make sure you know what you're going to be getting before you pack your bags.

Check this out:
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19009

The temple that i was looking at was in northern china in the Jilin Province adjacent to the Ye He Castle (ye he lol). I'd post a web link but sadly my noobness prevents me from doing such. google search shaolin training china and it should be the first link

@ Judoka - that book looks really interesting. ill have to check it out.

It is Fake
4/20/2011 11:28pm,
This is what im basing everything off of
http://www.shaolins.com/
Read so we won't have a mirror thread:
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=99454

kenny_free
4/21/2011 2:00am,
Ye He Castle

I wouldnt train anywhere that sounds so much like a Michael Jackson estate. Not to speak ill of the dead, but it sounds like the best think you can learn that is a bitchin moonwalk.

CrackFox
4/21/2011 2:55am,
Are you talking about Si Ping Shaolin Academy? Here's an article about it http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=931

What research have you done into it? Did you just go with the first thing you found in a google search?

It is Fake
4/21/2011 8:02am,
That's a damn good article written by a beginner. You can still see the naivete and BS that was built in to him before he went and how he carried that hope of "better kung fu."

Kung-fu Jesus
4/21/2011 4:06pm,
I wouldnt train anywhere that sounds so much like a Michael Jackson estate. Not to speak ill of the dead, but it sounds like the best think you can learn that is a bitchin moonwalk.

yea thats exactly what I was thinking after I read into the website. it seemed like it was almost made up.


Are you talking about Si Ping Shaolin Academy? Here's an article about it http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=931

What research have you done into it? Did you just go with the first thing you found in a google search?

The Si Ping academy was actually my first choice because it looked pretty legitimate. The Kunyu school was the backup plan. But I also have to reiterate that this plan only in its first few months of the five years or more before I make any real decisions.