Meet the Warrior Monk Who Brought Kung Fu to America


YouTube channel Great Big Story take a look at Shifu Shi Yan Ming who trained as a Shaolin Temple Warrior Monk in China. In 1992 he was on tour in the United States when he defected and by 1994 he’d moved to New York City which is where he opened the USA Shaolin Temple.

It was here that he began training students, including Wu-Tang Clan, in the art of kung-fu and martial arts. This is his fascinating story.

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