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Nov 2, 2005 - Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple November 2 I'm finally going to see the birthplace of the world-renowned Chinese Kung Fu, the Shaolin Temple. Over the centuries Shaolin monks have combined physical and mental exercises into an amazing system of training that allows them to be very effective in hand to hand combat as well as to perform superhuman feats demonstrating the power of the mind over matter. I saw a guy lie on a bed of nails with 3 large concrete blocks on top of him and support them while the top block was being broken by a sledge hammer. After...

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