On Friday 10 May 2013, presence of the master Shì Héng Jūn 释 恒 君 inaugurated the new "Shaolin Temple Secular 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 Secular Disciple's Union in Greece" 希腊少林俗家弟子武术会 (xī là shǎo lín sú jiā dì zi wǔ shù 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
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