Houston Community News >> China Shaolin Kung Fu

7/1/2006 Houston -- The highly decorated Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu Performance Troupe from China will perform here this weekend in an unprecedented live martial arts demonstration. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the remarkable martial arts skills and breathtaking performance of the monks from the Songshan Shaolin Temple.

The Shaolin Kung Fu Performance Troupe will perform three shows at the Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Road, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Tickets are priced at $20, $30 and $40 with special VIP tickets for $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 281-798-2608 or visit the website: www.shaolinkungfuspectacular.com

These performances are being presented by Houston’s Chinese Civic Center and American Commercial Media. Proceeds from the shows will benefit the Civic Center.

The Chinese characters for kung fu literally translate as “skill through hard work.” This is evident in the monks’ daily routine. The 20 members of the troupe have dedicated their lives to at least eight hours of training per day, in addition to farming, mediating and studying the scripture of Buddhism. The Shaolin monks have practiced this grueling regimen of kung fu training for over 1500 years. The troupe’s form of kung fu has been passed down from the Shaolin Temple through generations of masters and disciples.

The myriad kung fu styles performed by the members of the troupe represent the finest and most extraordinary feats of discipline, strength, and courage. Additionally, the troupe will combine mind-blowing chi kung, an ancient Chinese art of cultivating an individual’s energy, into their energetic performance. In China, Shaolin chi kung exercises have long been famous for their ability to enhance health and mental alertness. The Shaolin Kung Fu Spectacular is a stunning display of human prowess and the mysterious powers of chi kung. The performance will amaze adults and children of all ages.

Call 281-798-2608 for more details.