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Nine-year-old Shaolin monk takes Chinese social media by storm04:54

Nine-year-old Shaolin monk takes Chinese social media by storm

China, Dengfeng
July 20, 2020 at 06:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ai Ke, a nine-year-old Shaolin monk from Wuhan, has gone viral on Chinese social media for his kung fu skills, which he showed off in footage from Sunday at a Shaolin temple in the Chinese city of Dengfeng.

"I can protect my family by learning the martial arts, I always dreamt about learning martial arts when I was very little, so here I come," said Ai Ke at his temple adding protecting his granny and becoming a kung fu star has motivated him to keep training.

Shaolin training is hard to endure and for the nine-year-old sensation, this is no exception, as part of his training involves toughening his head and hands with long handstand sessions.

"The iron head skill is mainly about the resilience of our heads. Through every day' practice, for example, our heads need to hold out against the ground for about half an hour to an hour. After a long time practising, our heads will become tougher and tougher, " explains Yan Bo, Ai Ke's master, adding that when the parents' of Shaolin hopefuls send their children to the temple, they expect them to encounter a lot of hardship and challenges.

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Ai Ke, a nine-year-old Shaolin monk from Wuhan, has gone viral on Chinese social media for his kung fu skills, which he showed off in footage from Sunday at a Shaolin temple in the Chinese city of Dengfeng.

"I can protect my family by learning the martial arts, I always dreamt about learning martial arts when I was very little, so here I come," said Ai Ke at his temple adding protecting his granny and becoming a kung fu star has motivated him to keep training.

Shaolin training is hard to endure and for the nine-year-old sensation, this is no exception, as part of his training involves toughening his head and hands with long handstand sessions.

"The iron head skill is mainly about the resilience of our heads. Through every day' practice, for example, our heads need to hold out against the ground for about half an hour to an hour. After a long time practising, our heads will become tougher and tougher, " explains Yan Bo, Ai Ke's master, adding that when the parents' of Shaolin hopefuls send their children to the temple, they expect them to encounter a lot of hardship and challenges.

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