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Who can join the Shaolin Temple?

A commonly heard myth regarding the Shaolin temple is that only men can train there. While it is true that all warrior...

How many years does it take to become a Shaolin monk?

This roughly means that if the training is successful, one will be an expert after a few years, and at the beginning of...

Is kung fu Buddhist?

Kung fu dates back to AD 527.C., when Bodhidharma, an Indian Buddhist, took over the temple. The story tells that he sat...

Can foreigners be Shaolin monks?

Yes, since the 80s they teach foreigners. One thing you should keep in mind is that it is not possible for foreign...

What is the Shaolin fighting style?

Shaolin Kung Fu An external style of Kung Fu that adopts a wide range of self-defense attack techniques, emphasizes broad ...

Are all Shaolin monks Buddhists?

To paraphrase a famous logical example, all Shaolin monks are Buddhist monks, but not all Buddhist monks are Shaolin...

How long does it take to learn shaolin kung fu?

Kung Fu takes 3 to 5 years to learn to master well. Some parts can be used immediately for health and fitness and some...

Do you have to be a Buddhist to be a Shaolin monk?

Yes, you have to be a Buddhist to be able to study kung fu in the Shaolin temple. However, you should keep in mind that...