no.36 Chinese Martial Arts

Shaolin temple has two main legacies: Chan (?), which refers to Chan Buddhism, the religion of Shaolin, and Quan (?), which refers to the martial arts of Shaolin. In Shaolin, these are not separate disciplines and monks have always pursued the philosophy of the unification of Chan and Quan (????; chan quan he yi). In a deeper point of view, Quan is considered part of Chan. As late Shaolin monk Suxi said in the last moments of his life, "Shaolin is Chan, not Quan." On the Quan (kung fu) side, the contents are abundant.




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