On 1 July, some 250 martial arts enthusiasts from the United States arrived at the renowned Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng county, Zhengzhou city, Henan province of Central China, and they demonstrated their skills to the temple's masters.
Amateur martial artists plan to improve their skills and see original kung fu in Shaolin Temple. The tour was organized by the United Studio of Self Defense (USSD), a martial arts training center with hundreds of thousands of registered members in the US.
Shaolin Temple is one of the most famous Mahayana Buddhist monasteries in China. Initially built in the fifth century, it has become a symbol of Chinese kung fu. The temple has established more than 40 cultural exchange institutes around the world to promote Shaolin Kung fu and Buddhist philosophies.