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Today I was fortunate enough to train with Shift Jason Long Jian a 33rd generation Shaolin Monk in the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship for the launch of The Great Wall staring Matt Damon.

For over an hour we were pushed to our limits physically, mentally. For me, the hardest part was the choreography and remembering all the movements.

Traditional Shaolin training is a integration of the mind, body and spirit. The body and mind are inseparable and with practice, patience and consistency we can  strengthen all these. Shaolin training also builds character, virtue, confidence and will-power.

Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu is extremely useful for real-life self defense. Techniques use to be taught in Shaolin with the intent of defending their lives. Nowadays we do not face such life and death situations on a daily basis therefore the techniques are learned and understood but not applied.

Everyone can train in Shaolin no matter what age, gender or skill level. All can benifit from the training of Traditional Shaolin Temple Kung Fu

The only way to become proficient in Shaolin Kung Fu is through hard work and discipline.

Official Trailer –

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

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