Real Shaolin Disciple Reacts to BBC Shaolin Master Documentary

Real Shaolin Disciple Reacts to BBC Shaolin Master Documentary

Today I take a look at the recently released Mini-Documentary that the BBC filmed at the Shaolin Temple in China.

I spend three years at the Shaolin Temple training with the monks so this one is particularly interesting to me because I immediatly recognized the face on the thumbnail. So why not use this opportunity to give you guys my insights into how these videos are made and how accurate they actually are. ENJOY!

Here’s the original BBC Video:

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45 thoughts on “Real Shaolin Disciple Reacts to BBC Shaolin Master Documentary”

  1. I do not dig, ( like, or understand old slag), the abuse of knowledge that shaolin is doing. This give everyone the wrong Idea. We must go back to SUN TZU's Art of War and read. Sun TZU was a master of philosophy, Let me give you 1 of his truth's (If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
    This is a must read. As the word Martial stands for the Roman God of War Mars. Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of East Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550 BC The term is derived from Latin and means "arts of Mars", the Roman god of war.[1] Some authors have argued that fighting arts or fighting systems would be more appropriate on the basis that many martial arts were never "martial" in the sense of being used or created by professional warriors “On the subject of the Origins of indigenous fighting systems, the best … No sport aside from boxing has any warrior benefit; and boxing, … 5) The Martial Arts started in Greece (the art of Wrestling, Boxing … When you here the term Martial Art the first thing that comes out of people's mind is Karate, Kung fu, ..The term “martial” was derived from the name of the Roman god of War approximately around the 1550’s. The name of this god was “Mars.” In Roman literature he is portrayed as a protector of Rome, which was a nation thriving in battle. Mars was one of the 12 Olympian gods.

    ‘Marital arts,” which began as the “Arts of Mars,” refers to a virtually unfathomable number of combat disciplines from every corner of the Earth. Each region, no matter how large or small, has a set of skills that have been developed in specific adaptation to that particular area.

  2. Couple questions. Do you really believe anyone under age 50 is a "Master" in any martial art? Also 18 years of training is not as good as a year at Shaolin temple, seriously? These are little difficult to swallow for me. Basically my 25 years in Kung Fu 30 in martial arts are not as good as a 2 year student of Shaolin and when I feel I am almost halfway to being a master you say nah 20 something year olds are already masters and a lifetime of study is not really required? Really? I'd love to touch hands with these people.

  3. Master-My student. I see you are conflicted inside during your training. You should steel yourself, because I will ram my foot up your ass if I see such a wishy-washy display of form again.
    Student (thinking furiously)-This fucker! We drank together just yesterday and he knows I'm hungover!

  4. Working in media on both sides of the camera, you learn how much of what we see even in the news is meant to tell a "specific story" that people will want to watch and be entertained by. Even though I can respect it, I wish we were more honest in general, because we skew people's understanding of reality as for the vast majority, what they see on screen is their only exposure and they never directly experience or research to learn what has been staged or sensationalized. Thanks for this vid. I didn't think the vid was legit 100% legit either so this was helpful to watch.

  5. This video comes up next after i watched that monk guy…. nice guys….. im bald too… lol…
    Wait…do all monks have to be bald? Does that mean im a monk too? Intriguing….

  6. Oh yeah, I saw this. It was near the top when I searched for this, to show my nephews that monks aren't all about being weak scholar types, and that the Japanese Shinto monks are a nightmare, since they'd run into battle without fear, because death is merely reincarnation.

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