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At the Shaolin Temple in China, a Buddhist warrior monk faces a test that will change the course of his life forever.
Discover just what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth.
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  • Philippe SAIZ
    Philippe SAIZ

    You have to tell yourself : "The stick does not exist."

  • Prasanna Khakre
    Prasanna Khakre

    Stop spreading lies BBC, all Asian martial arts forms have origin in Bharat and that too in Bodidharma else tell anyone in the world how did all martial arts schools in Asia follow Buddhist traditions and Mahtma Gautam Buddha is Bharatiya.

  • Dorian Grey
    Dorian Grey

    The extraordinary BS that went in to making this video!

  • JG 46
    JG 46

    11 years preparing for a test and get that move perfected in 2 days? Sounds like fake drama to me.

  • Santhosh Kumar
    Santhosh Kumar

    Sorry to say... Now I hate chines face

  • aldo cristian4
    aldo cristian4

    Broder is maining play sholin is it now not have buk

  • aldo cristian4
    aldo cristian4


  • トチ

    This is what we doing during quarantine

  • John Bermejo
    John Bermejo

    Who’s here because of our boi rantoni? Yes I’m sure many people have commented this I just wanna know.

  • josorr

    I thought surely he would have to snatch pebbles from his mentors hand. He got off easy.

  • Leopard Queen
    Leopard Queen

    This makes me feel really, really lazy whenever I think of times I wanted to give up.

  • Lavinia Jane Hollis
    Lavinia Jane Hollis

    Thanks a lot for this video it's a very enlightening subject.

  • Adam Abdirahman
    Adam Abdirahman

    This man is basically one punch man

  • Maria Aquos
    Maria Aquos

    Nah, there's nothing special. All in all, these are only movie tricks manipulating all of his acts by editing. The rest are all about yelling and screaming. We thought he could walk a tightrope blindfolded between skyscrapers, or at least he could fly from one roof of a house to another. It was such a waste of time-10 years!

  • Maria Aquos
    Maria Aquos

    Nah, there's nothing special. All in all, these are only movie tricks manipulating all of his acts by editing. The rest are all about yelling and screaming. We thought he could walk a tightrope blindfolded between skyscrapers, or at least he could fly from one roof of a house to another. It was such a waste of time-10 years!

  • Zacthes Tipsy
    Zacthes Tipsy

    It's Military/Marine training, but for Asians lol.

  • The Cubing Daily
    The Cubing Daily

    Moral : Don't wage war with China.

  • Clayton Toit
    Clayton Toit

    Here are people in these comments who specialize in "Unemployed Eagle" and "Can I have $40? Panda"

  • C Peterseb
    C Peterseb

    forgive my ignorance in the martial arts, but I would like to pose a question, or statement. The instructor at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="376">6:16</a> said "I believe you will be great" Wanting to be great, would that not be considered vanity? would not vanity lead to overconfidence? Can remember an informal sparing session with a teacher in martial arts, I felt very much overconfident and thought to test the teachers skill , I had him in a full retreat , and when I went to throw a kick, he casually lifted up his knee, contacting my leg.. I was on the mat immediately in pain... Learned the very important lesson of humility that day.

  • Krazy Cat - Channel
    Krazy Cat - Channel

    How do they get the finances to feed and pay rent for the temple

  • Steel Wool Sheep
    Steel Wool Sheep

    This whole test was a narrative for the camera.. watch Rantons video please

  • ßæñdëêp

    idiots of chines they known the marshal arts from India.... one person goes to teach them. they learn all about of that study and finally they are murdered him. where the teacher name is : BODHI DHARMA..... all over the world will be known his statuches in CHINA country.......

    • J 1995
      J 1995

      That's a myth ... Historically, the Shaolin monks developed Kung Fu themselves centuries after the temple was built.

  • Sazzad Sitab
    Sazzad Sitab

    Nice dance....😅

  • Pramod Kumar
    Pramod Kumar

    Sir i want learn shaolin kung fu

  • manuel ramirez
    manuel ramirez

    im gonna quit my job and shave my head and go do kungfu in the mountains ftw

  • Mizar

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="479">7:59</a> You do that! Meanwhile I will go back to watching netflix!

  • HWAN

    Rodney Mullen.

  • What Name
    What Name

    Wait I thought it was discovered in Hong kong

    • J 1995
      J 1995

      @Rajendra Gochayat India? Kung Fu was invented by Chinese historically. The Bodhidharma story is just a myth.

    • Rajendra Gochayat
      Rajendra Gochayat

      In india by budhidharma

  • tyler smith
    tyler smith

  • H00ps

    But can he memorize the factory default password for his wifi? Only then will he truly achieve enlightment

  • [Insert Name]
    [Insert Name]

    The Foo Fighters: Training Arc

  • [Insert Name]
    [Insert Name]

    WW3 is about to start soon so youtube is showing us how to fight like the foo fighters

  • Chadwick Rider
    Chadwick Rider

    Who else was pulling for him?

  • senyoritokyle

    Everything's fine until the firenation attacks

  • Knight Rider Jonson
    Knight Rider Jonson

    If you have no idea how you end up watching this video, hit like.

  • Mr. Carrot
    Mr. Carrot

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="86">1:26</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="87">1:27</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="93">1:33</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="112">1:52</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="114">1:54</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="117">1:57</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="125">2:05</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="126">2:06</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="127">2:07</a> yeet

  • TheBrooklynFella

    -11 years training -passes -its my starting point in life

    • Truth Seeker
      Truth Seeker

      TheBrooklynFella I believe it’s metaphorical LOL

  • 六月七月雨纷纷

    fighting in the movie 《the matrix》 is GONG FU ,, action director is Yuan Heping

  • Atuhiire Milton
    Atuhiire Milton


  • G Sai Sundar
    G Sai Sundar

    Real Indian culture finds in China

    • J 1995
      J 1995

      Indian Buddhism and Chinese Kung Fu in Shaolin temple.

  • Yt_Xcloud

    Lets be honest you didn’t search this up but think it’s sick and want to be Shaoilon master😂😂😂🤟

  • Ramsay Chang
    Ramsay Chang

    Damn, at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="35">0:35</a> my boy shu looks high af

  • ¡ちぃたん中潭 Chiitan!
    ¡ちぃたん中潭 Chiitan!

    I know that guy!

  • Codici xbox 2020
    Codici xbox 2020

    Respect to kung fu masters. an amaizing dedication

  • Soo Star
    Soo Star

    amazing people....

  • Richard Jensen
    Richard Jensen

    If he was so nervous, then he clearly needed to put in another 10-11 years to eliminate such emotions. He "passed" as no master, because a master is master of oneself and is beyond ambition, pride, fear, and other emotional reactions. When the mind is a still pool, regardless of circumstances, what is difficult for others becomes easy for the master. Nervousness evaporates, and the mind achieves ongoing peace. This so-called "master" somehow hasn't learned that. So, apparently the bar to become a Shaolin "master" today is much lower than it was when Kwai Chang Caine became a master. ;-)

  • Natara Jones
    Natara Jones

    I'll just want gravity run in the building's

  • Straylight4299

    Debunked BS.

  • I B Reddy
    I B Reddy

    It's taught first by South Indian monk Bhodhidherama when he migrated to china

  • Total War LEGENDARY
    Total War LEGENDARY

    Its a beautiful thing that he said that this is only the starting point for his life journey

  • Epikologie

    looks like wu kong is not having any mental breakdowns now

  • Nelson Dy
    Nelson Dy

    Life is either a "DARING" Adventure Or Nothing At All.

  • Jason Belt
    Jason Belt

    Since neither is reqlly a Shaolin monk, this whole documentqry is BS. Shaolin died off long before Kung Fu. BBC done messed up.

  • H J
    H J

    and are these the same monks who have been actively participating in the genocide of thousands of Ruyhingas in Myanmar?

  • H J
    H J

    This shit is like karate kata. All show

  • be polite don't be fool
    be polite don't be fool

    xia hua khung hua ja ni fa xua ha thungua

  • Salty

    Constipated? Become a shaolin monk

  • Anogoya Dagaati
    Anogoya Dagaati

    Oh so its the same everywhere - you work all your life so that a bunch of fat dudes can decide if you get any tail? My bad, I though it was just ours!

  • Jpdiaz10

    A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang

  • Juzo

    bro if that was me I probably would've fainted from just looking at the group of senior monks...

  • Brian Fortin
    Brian Fortin

    If you pass this test, you have the privilege of going into an MMA ring and getting your body RUINED by someone who just trains to fight.

  • BastardSonofaGun

    I thought they had to take a pebble from the old guy's hand...

  • josh febbles
    josh febbles

    this is the final test

  • cornchild1

    These Shaolin monks wouldn't last a minute in the octagon with a Brazilian jiu jitsu fighter

  • Clementine Lee
    Clementine Lee

    This is that realness too, I beileve in training just like this in orderer to furfill your goals in life and this was a true goal

  • Fridon Sulaberidze
    Fridon Sulaberidze


  • Ilya Ivanov
    Ilya Ivanov

    So badass all while being so mindful. What an extraordinary way of life. He deserved it! 🕉

  • Justin Obrien
    Justin Obrien

    Are there any other skateboarders looking like "That's basic bro."?

  • prasanna m
    prasanna m

    Don't wait...


    So he spends his life on the road to Enlightenment .. Say he gets there .. Then what? What is his contribution to the world? Honestly? Any working class person, regardless of his job, would have contributed to the world more than this "Enlightened" person .. Life has changed .. We need people who contribute, not people who are self-obsessed with their "Enlightenment" .. Meditate on a mountain for as long as you want, you are literally nothing to the world and your contribution is nothing

  • Lyk D'Nine
    Lyk D'Nine

    This is staged as hell but looks cool.

  • Hobo Cop
    Hobo Cop

    They where discovered by holywood??

  • j O
    j O

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="12">0:12</a> yep Kung Fu is fake

  • Lam Boi
    Lam Boi

    The most useless skills in combat is shaolin kungfu and taichi

  • Master Maqbool Flex Design
    Master Maqbool Flex Design

    Everybody gangsta until they start air bending

  • Mamta Verma
    Mamta Verma

    Today this Indian art is at its peak

    • Mamta Verma
      Mamta Verma

      @J 1995 First clear your information. Check in google who brought this art to china

    • J 1995
      J 1995

      Lol Indian? Its Chinese, stick to your fake bollywood dancing lmao

  • dagmoumi

    Looks nice, but nothing more than dancing. Real life fights, are ugly.

    • Edward Chang
      Edward Chang

      and nasty

  • Kyrian

    Experience tranquility

  • TheDeadPoet

    **Spoiler Alert** He Passed :-)

  • Ajeet Yadav
    Ajeet Yadav

    I like kunfu