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Shaolin Fighting Monks | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

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Many people in the Western world think kung fu is all about combat, about beating up the opponent. It’s true that the original kung fu monks were legendary warriors defending one Chinese emperor after the other. But there is another side to this martial art, perhaps the most important one, according to Berkeley professor of religious studies Robert Sharf.

via January 30, 2009 ~ Shaolin Fighting Monks | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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