|This is a tree at the temple where the monks practice finger punching.|
How badass is that?
I was reading this week's Economist magazine and came across this interesting piece Trouble at the temple -- Everybody was kung fu fighting-- Shaolin temple takes a hit. Like many of you who are my age or older I was first exposed to the Shaolin temple via the TV series starring the late David Carradine, Kung Fu. For those younger your first exposure may have been the Kung Fu Panda Movies, starring Jack Black. To tell you the truth I'm a fan of both, but the TV series holds a certain place in my heart because I spent many a Saturday afternoon as a kid watching Caine wander through the US and enjoying his flashbacks to his training at the temple.