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From the modernization of life and especially from Covid- 19, mental health issues are rising quickly. Today, people are significantly turning and looking for more mental health support. We need to find effective outlets and solutions to stop matters from worsening and improve wellbeing.
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The temple or monastery of Shaolin was built, according to some old documents and legends, in 495 (497?) AD by the Chinese emperor Hsiao Vhena when an Indian monk called Bhadri (Batuo) arrived and started preaching Buddhism there. The old documents, as well as narratives, claim that building lasted for about twenty years.

The monastery is situated in the central China in a mountainous region, surrounded by forests at the foot of the mountain Shao Shi after which it got its name (Shao-mount, Lin- forest). It is near the village Song Shan, the town Zhengzhov and the city of Louynag in the province Henan, and surrounded by the mountain chain Wu-tai.

Next to the temple there are 220 pagodas, built from 8th (791AD) to 19th century(1803). The Chinese name for the temple is Pinyin Shaolin-si. It has been the sacred place of Zen Buddhism (the Buddhist temple – Mahayana Chan of Zen Buddhism) to the Chinese and newcomers from India.

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Who's Who

He was born Edward William Wright on 8 November 1860 in Bangalore,India, the third of six children of raliway engineer William Barton Wright and his wife Jane (called Jessie).

After returning to England with his family during the 1880s, Barton – Wright was educated in France and Germany.

Following matriculation, he worked as a railway clerk before embarking on a career as a civil engineer and surveyor.

He worked for railway and mining companies in locations including Egypt, Portugal, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. In april 1892 he legally assumed the name Edward William Barton – Wright.

He was tall and very strong man who loved martial arts. In 1895– travelled to Japan to work as a railway engineer while living in Kobe he studied Shinden – Fudo Ryu ju-jitsu.

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One long-running thread in the history of martial arts (and everything) is that concept that there is a right way to do things. Prior to martial arts being a for-profit business, it was of course a for-combat business. It is often said – and probably accurately - that all sport is essentially a diluted form of war.
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