Friday, October 16, 2009

Shaolin Monks - Photo Gallery

Shaolin Monks - Photo Gallery: "The Shaolin Monastery was founded at the foot of Mount Song in Henan Province, China in 477 A.D.

Although Buddhist tenets emphasize peace and non-harming, the monks of Shaolin found themselves called upon to defend themselves and their neighbors many times during China's tumultuous history.

As a result, they developed a world-renowned form of martial arts technique, known as Shaolin kung fu."