0 Posted by - April 10, 2015 - Training

Came across this video on Facebook. The monk in this fight apparently takes on all these punches and just keeps on going.

Shaolin Monks train very hard to absorb all kinds of punishment. Some of this training can be very useful. However I don’t know how useful it is to let somebody just hit you like that.

Shaolin monks perform qigong, a type of traditional Chinese martial arts, during the opening ceremony of the fourth Southern Shaolin Martial Arts Cultural Festival in Putian city monks 8

It’s impressive that the guy just takes the punches and keeps going but absorbing that kind of punishment eventually takes it’s toll. Letting somebody hit you just because you can take the punch is not a good idea. You may be able to take the punch now but that kind of thing will catch up with you.

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I do have to say…it is impressive!