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Shaolin Monks Kung Fu

Should Shaolin Monks Be Asian? Just Ask Abbot Shi Yan Fan of Shaolin Temple Los Angeles

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Should Shaolin monks only be Asian? Can a Westerner ascend to the exalted level of an abbot? Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan of Shaolin Temple Los Angeles can answer that.

Inside the Life of a Shaolin Monk

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Most martial artists are familiar with the extraordinary powers of the Shaolin monks. I recently had the great fortune of sharing the afternoon with Sifu Wang Bo, a Shaolin monk who was 11 years old when he toured with "Wheel of Life."