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Shaolin monks perform BACKBREAKING feats of strength at Beijing demo02:38

Shaolin monks perform BACKBREAKING feats of strength at Beijing demo

China, Beijing
May 29, 2019 at 14:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Students from the Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School displayed the kung fu technique called 'iron bridge' or 'iron back' in Beijing on Tuesday which requires the learner to lay flat in a stiff position suspended in mid-air, supported only by their neck and ankles.

Fu Biao, general headmaster and general coach of the Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School said "it is training for whole body strength. If you only practice a certain part, it will not work. Because you are lying there and it will be even harder if you bear a few hundred kilograms or even thousands of kilograms of weight."

He further added "We practice martial arts in order to enable young people to improve their physical and mental qualities through the precious heritage of Chinese tradition."

The display of the 'iron back' technique was followed by students performing 'iron throat,' where they balance their weight via their throat on a pole, and other kung fu skills. Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School has about 3000 students studying traditional Chinese Kung Fu in Beijing and a total of more than 20,000 students all around the world including in the USA and Russia.

Shaolin monks perform BACKBREAKING feats of strength at Beijing demo02:38
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Students from the Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School displayed the kung fu technique called 'iron bridge' or 'iron back' in Beijing on Tuesday which requires the learner to lay flat in a stiff position suspended in mid-air, supported only by their neck and ankles.

Fu Biao, general headmaster and general coach of the Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School said "it is training for whole body strength. If you only practice a certain part, it will not work. Because you are lying there and it will be even harder if you bear a few hundred kilograms or even thousands of kilograms of weight."

He further added "We practice martial arts in order to enable young people to improve their physical and mental qualities through the precious heritage of Chinese tradition."

The display of the 'iron back' technique was followed by students performing 'iron throat,' where they balance their weight via their throat on a pole, and other kung fu skills. Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School has about 3000 students studying traditional Chinese Kung Fu in Beijing and a total of more than 20,000 students all around the world including in the USA and Russia.

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