Learn the authentic art of shaolin chuan fa from Black Belt Hall of Fame member Steve DeMasco in this exciting three-part DVD series! Steve DeMasco has been a student of the martial arts since 1971 and has trained with some of the most famous Chinese grandmasters in the world, studying Shaolin arts such as the northern mantis and black tiger systems. Since 1997, he has journeyed to China each year to train with the senior monks of the famous Shaolin Temple. This 10th-degree black belt in Shaolin kempo also serves as the United States' cultural ambassador for Shaolin martial arts in China, an honor bestowed on him by Shi Young-xin, abbot of the Shaolin Temple.Shaolin Chuan Fa Part 2 DVD topics include: Shaolin animal techniques with full explanation! Exercises practiced by the original Shaolin monks as described in 1,500-year-old manuscripts! Interviews with Steve DeMasco recounting his life, training and experiences!


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