I have a quiet fascination with Shaolin Kung Fu. It all started back in the 80s with Kung Fu cinema classics like the Five Deadly Venoms, and even when John and I were roomates in the early 90s, we actually had a Staff of Insolence in our livingroom inspired by Shaolin vs Llama.
So when I came across this trailer for a documentary called The Real Shaolin, I had to check it out.
The Real Shaolin is a moving, poetic and action-packed documentary feature about two Chinese and two Westerners who journey to the Shaolin Temple in China, inspired by Jet Li’s Kung Fu movie “The Shaolin Temple”. In the course of excruciating martial arts training, their fantasies to become Kung Fu warriors collide with harsh reality, as the Shaolin Temple is the ultimate test for martial artists from all over the world. Will they achieve their goal of living the Shaolin dream?
It would be interesting to see how much of the Shaolin from the movies exists in real Shaolin Kung Fu.
This looks amazing.