Friday, July 05, 2013

Shaolin Kungfu Performance - PhotoHunt

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Shaolin Kungfu performance

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During the Lunar New Year holidays in January, I brought my nephews to watch a performance featuring warrior monks from Shaolin Temple (central China's Henan Province). The performance was staged at the Amphitheatre, VivoCity.

The Shaolin Temple in Luoyang is known as the birthplace of kungfu. Shaolin Kungfu is one of the most prominent genres in Chinese Kungfu. Over its long history Shaolin Kungfu has developed as a unique combination of exercise, practical self-defence, self-discipline and art.

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The boys didn't dare to touch the piece of glass.

From the word "Go", the amazing Shaolin warrior monks' powerful kungfu performance captivated the audience. Displaying quiet internal and external strength, every action whether it was an attack or defence, changed in an unpredictable way.

Shaolin Kungfu includes hundreds of skills and weapons. The warrior monks performed Qigong, fought one another with their fists and demonstrated the use of many types of weapons.

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Brave little girl!

During the Qigong performance, a warrior monk approached the audience and invited some of them to touch a piece of glass he was holding to prove that it was real. Many of the children and adults didn't dare to touch it.

An adorable little girl ran forward to give it a few hard knocks, causing the everyone to break into laughter.

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The warrior monk returned to the stage where his fellow monk flicked a small saga seed at the glass. It passed through the glass and burst a balloon behind it. When the piece of glass was brought before the audience again, we saw a tiny hole in it. The glass did not shatter.  

The children enjoyed watching the real Kungfu performance by the monks. After the show, many of them rushed forward to take photos with the fantastic warrior monks. :)





27 comments:

  1. What an amazing performance!! pls take me next time !!
    Happy weekend, ECL

    photohunts

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  2. Kung Fu lessons are very in fashion over here !

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    1. Would little Toby be taking up kungfu lessons? :)

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  3. that girl is indeed brave, and very curious.

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    1. Yes, she just ran from her seat to knock on the piece of glass. :D

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  4. That sounds like so much fun! The Shaolin monks are famous world over for their abilities. I bet it was heart stopping at some points! Would love to see them.

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    1. These warrior monks have travelled to many countries to perform, I hope they would be travelling to Canada.

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  5. That's great to see the monk. As for Japan, the weapon is a different style from yours.

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    1. I only know the Ninja darts and Samurai swords :P

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  6. why nobody dared to touch the piece of glass? :D enjoy your weekend ECL! :)

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    1. Hi Monica!! Probably too shy to do it in front of a crowd. :)

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  7. Shaolin kungfu performances are really cool! I've got to watch them twice and enjoyed it both times.

    My blog entry for one of those experiences is here:-
    http://webs-of-significance.blogspot.hk/2008/07/shaolin-kung-fu-demonstration-in-san-po.html

    Enjoy? :)

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    1. I have watched 5 Shaolin kungfu performances including one in Henan's Shaolin Temple and I am never tired of watching them. The warrior monks are different at each performance I went to. There were a few very young children, around 7 or 8 years old who could demonstrate the kungfu moves extremely well. Totally enjoyable.

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  8. this is amazing. i would love to see these performances.

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    1. If they do go to Penang, go watch the performance. You would enjoy it too.

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  9. What a great opportunity to be able to see this.

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  10. Hi ECL, I really enjoyed learning about Shaolin. Love the little girl stepping up to touch the glass and the demonstration to pop the balloon. Great photos.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. What fun!

    I wish I can enjoy the performance one day. :)

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  12. I always learn something new reading your posts. I enjoyed learning of Shaolin.
    It is wonderful for the children to learn these arts. The strength of body and spirit that it brings to them is so valuable.
    Thank you for visiting my friend.
    Blessings dear. Catherine

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  13. Would love to attend a performance someday!!

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  14. I like those little kids they sometimes use on Channel 8.

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  15. That would be am amazing thing to see!

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