I am Shifu Hengxin, 35th Generation Shaolin Disciple, Martial Artist and Buddhist. Ask me anything!
I am Shifu Hengxin, 35th Generation Shaolin Disciple. I began studying Shaolin kung fu at the Songshan Shaolin Monastery in Henan, China when I was young and have traveled the world with the Shaolin Monk Delegation Tours to spread the culture of Shaolin and the philosophy of Chan Buddhism. I was asked to move to the United States to spread Shaolin teachings, and now operate a martial arts school teaching kung fu and qigong in New York City.
My passion is spreading love for the martial arts and Shaolin philosophy while passing on my knowledge to my students. I want to invite Reddit to ask their questions about Shaolin, martial arts, Buddhism and learning/teaching kung fu and qigong. I am here with my students to help me answer questions for a couple hours!
If you are in New York City, we invite you to visit the Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center: http://www.shaolinkungfutrainingcenter.com
Or participate in our free kung fu seminar Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu this Saturday! Come train with us!: http://www.shaolinkungfutrainingcenter.com/introtoshaolin.html
Picture for Reddit: http://i.imgur.com/gjjDM95.jpg
and the AMA announcement on my school's website: http://www.shaolinkungfutrainingcenter.com/newsandevent.html
Some YouTube videos to watch:
Our short documentary series with Modern Mythology (http://modernmythology.tv/):
Shifu Hengxin performing Luohan Quan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4IKNiUi2Kk&t=0m17s
My students performing in New York City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5nklbOz8qg