Kung Fu. The Shaolin Temple became world
famous as the home of Kung Fu after being discovered
by Hollywood 50 years ago. 400 monks live and study here. 100 of those are warrior monks. For these student monks, Kung Fu is not just a martial art. It’s a spiritual practice. In two days, Shu Yandian
will face a test to qualify as a full warrior monk. Mastering Kung Fu to the level
expected at the Shaolin Temple takes years of dedication. Yandian will have to prove himself
before a panel of senior monks in both Kung Fu
and Buddhist teachings. If he fails his test, it’ll be three
years before he can try again. Senior monk Yanseng
is Yandian’s mentor. It’s thought Kung Fu was developed
by the early Chinese monks as a way to stay fit enough
for hours of seated meditation. In the past, Shaolin
warrior monks used their skills to protect their monasteries
and villages. But today, its perfection
is a mark of faith. Each monk chooses a specialism. Yandian has been practising
with the monkey stick for 11 years. But there’s one move
he struggles with. Monkey going up the tree. One of the most difficult
in all Kung Fu. Yandian must place both feet
on the stick… ..let go with his hands, and catch the stick
before it hits the ground. Strength, balance, and total
concentration are essential. At his test in two days’ time, he will need to perform
this routine perfectly. But Yandian will not just be
assessed on his Kung Fu. He must also recite a passage
of Buddhist scripture… ..from memory. The examiners could choose any
passage from this book of mantras. So Yandian needs to learn
all 200 pages off by heart. It’s judgment day. The Shaolin Temple is one
of the country’s most important examination centres
for aspiring monks. Apprentices are arriving
from all over China, hoping that this will be
the year they qualify. First, Yandian’s Kung Fu assessment. The Abbott who’s head of the temple will be judging him,
along with three senior monks. Yanseng can only watch
from the sidelines. 11 years of gruelling training
have come to this moment. His examiners have
the very highest standards. Movement must be matched
by stillness. So far, so good. But next, the technique
Yandian fears the most – monkey going up the tree. Flawless. Yandian has excelled at his Kung Fu. But his success
will count for nothing if he now fails the scripture test. The selection panel
asks each trainee to recite from the book of mantras. The monks are trained
to show no emotion… ..even in the face of failure. It’s finally Yandian’s turn. If he succeeds, he will become a full monk. HE RECITES THE SCRIPTURE Fail, and it’s another
three year wait to try again. He’s made the grade. Yandian will now become
a full Shaolin warrior monk. He will spend the rest of his life
training, studying and meditating on his road
to enlightenment.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. there were fat examinator, do you think he could do monkey climbing to a tree or any of these movements sets what that Shu Yandian made in from of him?

  2. Ten years to memorize 200 pages isn't that bad. Hell judging by my icon i can recite sonic adventure 1 and 2 along with heroes and resident evil 4 word by word.

  3. To memorize the writings on 200 pages is quite a daunting task, but then again that kind of challenge is what helps to keep the brain active & prevents dementia, I live for academic challenges like that!

  4. I get the feeling alot of the Ranton fans here are COMPLETELY misinterpreting his words when he was explaining this video on his channel….the internet thrives on drama though.

  5. Now i understand how scary it was to fight these guys
    My dude was punching fast hard and making so many movements that even with a gun he would put up a great fight

  6. Myanmar had become a stronghold of Buddhist aggression and such acts are spurred by hardline nationalistic monks.The oldest militant organisation active in the region is Democratic Karen Buddhist Army(DKBA), headed by a Buddhist monk U Thuzana, since 1992 In the recent years the monks, and the terrorist acts, are associated with the nationalist 969 Movement particularly in Myanmar and neighboring nations.The violence reached prominence in June 2012 when more than 200 people were killed and around 100,000 were displaced.


  7. A reality show in Shaolin temple. So full of shit. The abbot with the strict look on his face. You’ve only gotta give him some money and that face would turn to a big smile

  8. Prove him self about his Buddhist teaching? Getting fit for meditation? Yeah okay most warrior monks do it for the martial art aspect of it

  9. My heart broke for that one guy who blew the reciting. Back to the drawing board for him. It'll just make him a better monk when he finally makes it.

  10. I've been working out 30 years, there is no test, no end of road to go down. It is something you can do, but never fully understood . Tests are for the meak, the soft, the prideful. Acceptance of failure of your goal that's set too high is the way of steel, the way you mold flesh and blood, to become an idea that is impossible.

  11. examiner : no emotions please no just dont give me tat face..
    monk: you talk like master shifu

    both men laughs .
    oogway shows them the way out..
    thats when they decide to go to the trump tower..

    … but then they heard a quack. and then silence again…..
    and then quack quack….

    donald the barbarian they whispered ..

    to be continued….

  12. BBC workers Shaolin was started by Bodhidharma an Indian buddhist monk who travelled to China in the 5th century. He's the father of martial arts in China. Without him China would never have known martial arts. Please do your home work before publicizing information. The reason Chinese have difficulties learning martial arts fast is because it was not invented by them. Indian martial artists in South India can do it faster after all they invented the art and all the animal moves of attack. Like monkey up a tree or snake strike.

  13. I come from China, three the abbot in the middle in the shaolin temple is very famous.
    He in order to build the shaolin temple ,Selling the ancestral beads
    The value of $170 million

  14. Useless martial art, every single shaolin monk got smashed in every single fight against kickboxer, muay thai fighter, mma etc…

  15. Some of the facts were misquoted in this Video. One big blunder, there is no mention of India?🤔

    Once again our public funded entity does a shoddy work!

  16. China… dream land. I love too much Chinese culture, music and Chinese rich history, since ancient China until today.

  17. The Master Swordsman who trained 12 hours a day for 30 years, had trouble with the western fighting technique, "Indiana Jones pulling out revolver".

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