WHY SHAOLIN KUNGFU IS THE GREATEST MARTIAL ART

Shaolin Wahnam Kuala Lumpur

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/shaolin/greatest.html)

Shaolin Kungfu is the greatest martial art in the world because it has produced the largest number of generals and masters in history, has the most extensive techniques, skills and philosophy, enriches people’s life and leads to spiritual fulfilment.

Shaolin Monastery

The Main Gate of the Shaolin Monastery

Shaolin Kungfu is the greatest martial art in the world! Understandably, exponents of other kungfu styles or martial systems will vehemently oppose this claim, but if they care to read on, are prepared to discard provincial prejudice and reason intellectually, they may even agree. I must clarify that I am far from originating the claim of Shaolin Kungfu as the greatest martial art. A statement to this effect has already been popular in China since the Tang Dynasty more than 1000 years ago!

Great Generals and Empire Builders

Generals

Many great generals were trained in the Shaolin tradition

What criteria should we…

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