Watch a Kung Fu master stand up from a full split like it’s nothing

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For most of us, our impression of Kung Fu comes from Hollywood martial arts movies. (Or worse, Kung Fu Panda.)

So it can be easy to forget that real martial artists go through years of grueling training to achieve the superhuman feats they’re capable of.

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Over the weekend, the hallowed grounds of the legendary Shaolin Temple hosted its first open competition. Top Kung Fu masters were invited to compete in a range of segments, including knife-throwing, splitting concrete blocks, and two-finger push ups.

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But this exhibition performance by former national Wushu champion, Wang Weibao, really looks like movie magic. Read more…

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