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Shaolin Temple Disciple's Union in Greece

On Friday 10 May 2013, presence of the master Shì Héng Jūn 释 恒 君 inaugurated the new "Shaolin Temple Disciple's" school in Athens, directed by shifu Shì Miào Jié 释 妙 杰. Here is a small taste of this night.


Welcome to the School of Traditional Shaolin Gong Fu "Shaolin Temple Disciple's Union in Greece" 希腊少林寺弟子武术会 (Xīlà shàolínsì dìzǐ wǔshù huì).

As a part of the wider dissemination of the spirit of Shaolin Gong Fu, this website hopes to convey even a piece of the unfathomable depth of history and philosophy of the Shaolin Gong Fu tradition to its readers, with the consent and validity of the Shaolin temple and the great monks as Ven. Abbot of Shaolin Temple Shi Yong Xin 释永信 and great traditional shaolin masters, Shi Heng Jun 释恒君 and Shi De Yang 释德扬.

Although there are several schools of traditional Chinese martial arts flourishing in China, the school of Shaolin Gong Fu is also an important piece of cultural heritage. These arts have been passed down by monk grandparents to monk grandchildren of the same monastery, preserving its unique heritage from generation to generation.

Because of the philosophical nature and sensitivity of its techniques, Shaolin Gong Fu always played an important role in the martial arts world, and that is why the Shaolin monks were also entrusted with the task of spreading it. Practising Shaolin Gong Fu can create an unusually strong catalytic mechanism in the body of the practitioner... This mechanism is acting in a dynamic way and brings forth bold temperament and latent physical power. Over the years, the monastery's reputation has spread worldwide.

In this frame two Greek lovers of Shaolin Gong Fu, Christos Panagopoulos & Ioannis Kokotinis inspired from National Geographic's documentary "Myths and Logic of Shaolin Kung Fu (Release 2003)" and after a lot of difficulties, the year 2006 found the master Master Shi Heng Jun. Shi Heng Jun praising the effort of two pratictioners, sent Shi Miao Jie one of his best disciple in Greece, to stabilish  the first school of  traditional Shaolin Gong Fu in Athens. After that, the Greek practitioners follow the path of Shaolin Kung Fu and they stabilish their own schools under the guidance of Shi Miao Jie. Nowadays there are 4 schools, 3 in Athens and 1 in Korinthos that represent the real traditional Shaolin Kung Fu trainning in Greece. Every official school named in Greece as "Pigi Τou Nearou Dasous" (Η Πηγή του Νεαρού Δάσους") and all together aparts the Shaolin Temple Disciple's Union.


侯业帅 Hou Ye Shuai was born in 1982 in the province of Shan Dong 山东 in China. The monastic name is Shi Miao Jie 释妙杰  of the 36th generation of combat Shaolin monks.
Our aim is dissemination of authentic traditional Shaolin Kung Fu in Greece. For this purpose has come the combative monk Shi Miao Jie 释妙 who has oversees this purpose under the command of his master Shi Heng Jun 释恒.
Plase feel free to contact us for any reason or questions you may have.