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Enter the Dragon: A Shaolin Warrior’s Journey in America

Tzu Chi Center  |  March 17, 2023
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In this installment of C.A.F.E. 229, we are honored to welcome Shi Yan Ming, a 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk. One of the most venerated martial artists of all time, his dedication to his craft has given him a wisdom of body and soul which few have experienced. 

Join us as Shi Yan Ming shares the history of the Shaolin Temple and key principles of his  practice that can benefit even the least athletic among us.

About our guest

Shi Yan Ming is a 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and Founder & Abbot of USA Shaolin Temple. Named “a real-life superhero” by The RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Shifu’s 1-inch punch is more powerful than a car at 35mph as recorded by History Channel’s show, Stan Lee’s Super Humans. His disciples and students includes Bokeem Woodbine of Spiderman, Wesley Snipes of Blade, RZA, Rosie Perez and many more.

 As one of the most respected martial art legends of all time, he has been featured in numerous publications & interviews across the world including National Geographic, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, VICE Sports, VICE China, Grazia Homme (France), Vogue, Great Big Story, NPR & more. For his generation and age, Shifu’s  physical abilities, wisdom, knowledge and upbringing makes him truly one in 3.3 billion on earth. More about Shi Yan Ming.

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