Grandmaster Tse’s Chun Yuen Dairies 俊元日記 4

Shàolín Quán 少林拳 – Shàolín Fist, has been passed down from generation to generation of many, many years. Some skill has been passed outside Shàolín Sì 少林寺 - Shàolín Temple and so now there are many traditional Chinese styles, and even Japanese styles that originated from Shàolín Quán, and some even still call themselves Shàolín Quán.

History and Name Part 4

Throughout its history, the Shàolín monks have joined with the government to fight against bandits and foreign invaders. Towards the end of the Suí Cháo 隋朝- Sui Dynasty around 621, they joined with the King of Qin Lǐ Shì Mín 李世民 (598-649). Later on, Li Shi Min became the second Táng Cháo Huángdì 唐朝皇帝 Tang Dynasty Emperor of the Tang Dynasty, which was the one of the greatest dynasty in China. Today, in the west, when people talk about China Town, they say “Táng Rén Jiē 唐人街 – Tang people street”. Lǐ Shì Mín is respected as he is regarded as one of the best Emperors of China. Lǐ Shì Mín was fighting against a rebellion lead by Wáng Shì Chōng 王世充 , in the Luòyáng 洛陽 area. Wáng Shì Chōng put his nephew, Wáng Rén 王仁, in charge of the area where Shàolín Temple was and he took land from the temple and forced the monks to go back to become normal civilians.