Andy Lau in a scene from Shaolin (2011). Shaolin Monastery’s history of fighting monks has hugely influenced wuxia and kung fu films. Andy Lau in a scene from Shaolin (2011). Shaolin Monastery’s history of fighting monks has hugely influenced wuxia and kung fu films.
Andy Lau in a scene from Shaolin (2011). Shaolin Monastery’s history of fighting monks has hugely influenced wuxia and kung fu films.

We sort fact from myth about Shaolin Monastery, home of kung fu that a Jet Li martial arts film, Shaolin Temple, rescued from obscurity

  • For hundreds of years, monks from Shaolin Monastery in central China fought alongside armies in times of upheaval, and were renowned for their martial arts
  • A staple of martial arts films, the Shaolin kung fu style only evolved from using poles and spears to employing hands and feet in the past 500 years

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Andy Lau in a scene from Shaolin (2011). Shaolin Monastery’s history of fighting monks has hugely influenced wuxia and kung fu films. Andy Lau in a scene from Shaolin (2011). Shaolin Monastery’s history of fighting monks has hugely influenced wuxia and kung fu films.
Andy Lau in a scene from Shaolin (2011). Shaolin Monastery’s history of fighting monks has hugely influenced wuxia and kung fu films.
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