Buddhist Warrior Monks Excelling at Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu is believed to be the oldest form of kung fu, with the Shaolin Monastery being one

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Shaolin Kung Fu is believed to be the oldest form of kung fu, with the Shaolin Monastery being one of the most respected and famous temples in the world. The Buddhist monks of Shaolin Temple are known to be the ultimate kung fu warriors, mastering the craft with amazing feats of strength and flexibility, hallmarked by their unbounded pain endurance. Check out these time-defying photos of Shaolin Monks displaying their kung fu prowess last week, in London’s Chinatown. Suspended midair in various fighting positions, the photographs allow us to admire the craft in a way normally unbeknownst to the naked eye.

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