As a practictioner of any martial art, are you willing to draw a line somewhere? Face ridicule, insults or even physical pain to stand for what you believe in?
As a followup to the three podcasts and now audiobook on the Shaolin Monastery, I received permission from a Shaolin Grandmaster to share his thoughts on beliefs of the Shaolin Temple.
This podcast is based primarily on the essay by Ben Judkins at Kungfu Tea :
- Much of the history of the early 1920-1940's of Eastern China
- Tang Hao learns HsingYi, Chen TaiJi and other martial arts
- He takes a journey to Japan and witness how martial arts is integrated in their culture
- How he becomes known as an lawyer and educator.
- He is accussed of being an enemy of the state, is arrested and tortured
- The Japanese invade China and torture him.
- He manages to really peeve off many martial artists that are hiding behind fake lineages, Buddha and fairies.