Masters of Shaolin

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Shaolin Temple - the most famous Buddhist monastery located on Songshan Mountain in central China. He is legendary martial arts, held by Buddhist warrior monks.

Shaolin master held a demonstration performance in Malta. Let's see what they can.

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Shaolin Temple was founded in 495 year. In 620, the 13 Shaolin monks have helped Li Shimin to stay on the throne, and the monastery has received royal permission contain monastic army. Thus Shaolin appeared cornerstone in restoring the dynasty and became famous as the martial arts center.

Valletta, Malta, 17 September 2016. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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Presentations in Malta held a special company called Dengfeng Zhongyue Shaolin Boxing Culture Troupe. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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By the way, the place for the construction of Shaolin was not chosen by chance. Mountain Sunshan was considered one of the sacred mountain of China peaks inhabited by immortal Taoists and settled holy hermits. Originally it was only a few wooden buildings (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters).:

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Performing Shaolin monks in Malta "diluted" spectacular Chinese acrobats, 17 September 2016. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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With the arrival of China in the XIII century Mongols Shaolin Temple was destroyed, burned many buildings, the number of monks fell from fifteen hundred to a hundred and change. It seemed to start a protracted decline of the once glorious battle of the monastery. But at this point headed Shaolinsy becomes rector of Fuyu, who appeared one of the most remarkable figures in the fate not only of the monastery, but in general Chinese Buddhism. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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When life Fuyuya monastery grew rapidly, and the number of novices has reached two thousand. All of them were trained in one way or another martial arts, with many - not without a secret hope that after leaving the monastery, becoming a Shaolin fighters, they will inspire even more respect and awe of the laity. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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The demonstration of flexibility. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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At that time, even those monks who have spent under the guidance of experienced mentors Shaolin few years, could not hope to transmit the true tradition of Shaolin martial arts. Full course took about 20 years of training, which usually begins in childhood. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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Soon a special exam was introduced in Shaolin. This complex is very large and extremely complex, it was designed for the development of the fight in a variety of conditions - from a narrow space such as a monk's cell until the open field. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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Meanwhile, on the demonstrations, Chinese acrobats have shown equally impressive numbers. Malta, 17 September 2016. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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Shaolin masters, performances in Malta on September 17, 2016. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi | Reuters):

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