TV host ruins Kung Fu Grandmaster’s martial arts demo

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Shaolin Kung Fu also called Shaolin Wushu is among one of the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts. Known in Chinese as Shaolin Quan or Shaolin Wugong, it originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan Province, China.

During the 1,500 years of its development, Shaolin Kung Fu became one of the largest schools of Kung Fu practiced all over the world. Shaolin is also used as a brand for so –called external styles of Kung Fu and although there are many styles and variances that were developed throughout northern as well as southern China, the name Shaolin is consistently used to describe each variation of the art.

Like many martial arts, Shaolin Kung Fu has many aspects including but not limited to self-defense, weapons training, competition, and demonstrations.  One of the most intriguing aspects aside from the competition side of the art is the demonstrations that many martial arts dojos put on for the public.

A martial arts demonstration can serve a multitude of purposes.  Primarily, the intent of a demonstration is to show the public the fancier, or prettier, techniques that are employed by the art as they are normally very flashy and include aerial maneuvers as well as displays of strength that include breaking boards, bricks, ice, etc.

What we see in the video below is a Shaolin Kung Fu master putting on a demonstration for a live television audience.  He is engaging in a demonstration which consists of various breaks but he is in for a big surprise when the TV host decides to playfully intervene.

So check out the video below to see how the aforementioned host playfully and innocently ruins this demonstration put on by a “martial arts master”.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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