Category: Kung Fu

The Legend behind the Founder of Shaolin Kung Fu

Some legends say that an Indian Buddhist priest named Bodhidharma (Tamo in Chinese), was the founder of Kung fu. Bodhidharma traveled to China to see the Emperor Wu of Liang (Xiāo Yǎn) sometime in the 527 CE. The Emperor had started a large project of having local Buddhist monks translate Buddhist texts from Sanskrit to…

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“Kung Fu Grandma” Practices Chinese Martial Arts for Nine Decades

At 94-years-old, Zhang Hexian has a particular set of skills that make her a nightmare for thugs. Residing in Ninghai County in east China’s Zhejiang Province she has been practicing Chinese martial arts since she was four and through the years she has refined her skills with great diligence and effort to become affectionately known…

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