The Warrior Monk Who Brought Kung Fu to America
Shifu Shi Yan Ming was the first to bring Shaolin kung fu to the United States. Trained as a Shaolin Temple Warrior Monk in China, he was on a tour of the U. S. in 1992 when he defected. By 1994, he had moved to New York City where he opened USA Shaolin Temple and began training students in kung fu and other martial arts, including Wu-Tang Clan. The rest is history.
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