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Shaolin Chi Mantis was founded in 1992 to teach traditional northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Taoist Tai Chi Chuan and Confucian strategy in a maximum security prison in Utah. The Governor hired Buddha Zhen for rehab centers and family conferences after he measurably lowered the recidivism and violence within the inmates. This podcast will allow us to share our teachings with more than our students.

Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu Podcast Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang "Spirit Wolf of Truth"

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Shaolin Chi Mantis was founded in 1992 to teach traditional northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Taoist Tai Chi Chuan and Confucian strategy in a maximum security prison in Utah. The Governor hired Buddha Zhen for rehab centers and family conferences after he measurably lowered the recidivism and violence within the inmates. This podcast will allow us to share our teachings with more than our students.

    008-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu: Kung Fu without Zen Buddhism Is Not Shaolin Kung Fu

    008-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu: Kung Fu without Zen Buddhism Is Not Shaolin Kung Fu

    INTRO SONG:  “Road To The Mountaintop” is from the TAI CHI MAGIC 1 album by Buddha Zhen, who plays all the instruments and wrote the song.

    https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/taichiMagic1R.html

    OUTRO SONG:  “Tai Chi Magic” is from the TAI CHI MAGIC 1 album by Buddha Zhen and was used for dozens of public performances, tournaments, and state fairs with the stage packed with students performing the Yang Tai Chi Chuan Short Form of Shaolin Chi Mantis for thousands of attendees in Utah and California.

    https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/taichiMagic1R.html

    Buddha Zhen continues reading his 1993 book: Shaolin Kung Fu Initiate by Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang “Spirit Wolf of Truth.” This book was written to dissuade people from joining Shaolin Chi Mantis.

    Buddha Zhen says he prefers Northern Kung Fu to Southern style, “…but they’re all good… it only takes a couple good punches to win a fight… winning a fight a fight is not a big deal…”

    Buddha Zhen explains, “Kung Fu is about living a long and healthy life.” He also explains how he is recombining the Zen Buddhism with the Shaolin Kung Fu to unlock its real life benefits and helping the practitioner to live a longer and healthier life. “Doing the dance without the art,” is how he describes Shaolin Kung Fu without the Zen Buddhism.

    “Zen Buddhism is like a hippie version of Buddhism,” he continues while explaining that there are no Gods, rituals, prayers… in the Original Zen Buddhism. “The Buddhism is wonderful, beautiful stuff… but the Shaolin Temple is not the Shaolin Temple anymore,” he laughs.

    Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang “Spirit Wolf of Truth” is certified as a Chinese Jing Mo master by Grandmaster Wong Jack Man in San Francisco who fought Bruce Lee in 1964. He also graduated the Tai Mantis Federation school in 1984 while living with his Shifu Scott Stamps and studying with Dr. Kam Yuen.

    Shaolin Chi Mantis INITIATE book is available in KINDLE format at Amazon.com

    (The Kindle ebook is best for viewing on your iPhone or iPad?)

    https://www.amazon.com/Shaolin-Initiate-Buddhist-Gongfu-Candidate-ebook/dp/B0084OZKZO

    Shaolin Chi Mantis INITIATE book is available in PDF format at ShaolinCOM.com

    (The PDF format is best for printing on notebook paper but is the version being read in these podcasts. It works well on my phone.)

    https://www.shaolincom.com/Products-S/Book-ShKFinitiate.html

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    Shaolin Chi Mantis Official website:

    https://www.ShaolinChiMantis.com

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    Shaolin Chi Mantis ONLINE School “Kwoon:”

    https://www.ShaolinInteractive.com

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    Buddha Zhen Product List at Shaolin Records

    https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/buddhazhenLIST.html

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    Produced by Richard Del Connor for Shaolin Records.

    https://www.ShaolinRecords.com

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    Copyright 1984-2021 Shaolin Communications

    https://www.ShaolinCOM.com

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    Music used by permission of Shaolin Records and licensed by Shaolin Music. ASCAP

    https://www.ShaolinMusic.com

    • 41 min
    007-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu Podcast: If the Truth Bothers You--You Are Not Zen

    007-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu Podcast: If the Truth Bothers You--You Are Not Zen

    Buddha Zhen is certified as a Chinese Jing Mo master by Grandmaster Wong Jack Man in San Francisco who fought Bruce Lee in 1964.

    In 1996 when Buddha Zhen launched the nonprofit Tai Chi Youth he moved all of his students into this new school and told his students that anyone who wanted to join Shaolin Chi Mantis would have to join in a traditional Northern Shaolin Monastery method and ceremony including the Buddhist “Head Shaving.” This new requirement helped to weed out the less dedicated disciples who would not have progressed very far in this very intense and traditional curriculum. As of 2021 not one student has graduated the Shaolin Chi Mantis Intermediate Level which includes single saber, double saber, advanced staff and the huge “Long Fist Forms” of 1,000 AD, “Shaolin 6,” “Shaolin 7,” and “Shaolin 8.”

    In the advanced Level SCM Disciples learn more Shaolin PLUS the Northern Praying Mantis forms and more weapons.

    This Shaolin Chi Mantis Shaolin Kung Fu INITIATE book will seem very strange to Americans, but seem traditional or ancient to Chinese persons, since that’s what this is. Chinese Buddhist requirements of 1,000 years ago.

    Enjoy this journey back 1,000 years to a place only 1 out of 100 students could master or graduate in today’s modern materialistic capitalist instant gratification world.

    The SCM Beginner program cannot be learned in less than two years. Same with with Intermediate and Advanced Levels of Shaolin Chi Mantis. No other martial art I’ve encounter since 1980 has this much information, enlightenment or Kung Fu to learn.

    Tai Chi Youth can be learned in 3-5 years and Buddha Kung Fu can be learned in 5-8 years. “I may be the founder of a martial arts system too difficult for any American to graduate from,” says Buddha Zhen. The BEGINNER PROGRAM of Shaolin Chi Mantis requires two years of classes 3-days per week. So the entire SCM curriculum may require 12 years to graduate from.

    Shaolin Chi Mantis INITIATE book is available in KINDLE format at Amazon.com

    (The Kindle ebook is best for viewing on your iPhone or iPad?)
    https://www.amazon.com/Shaolin-Initiate-Buddhist-Gongfu-Candidate-ebook/dp/B0084OZKZO

    Shaolin Chi Mantis INITIATE book is available in PDF format at ShaolinCOM.com

    (The PDF format is best for printing on notebook paper but is the version being read in these podcasts. It works well on my phone.)
    https://www.shaolincom.com/Products-S/Book-ShKFinitiate.html

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    The song “Path To the Mountaintop” or “Road to the Mountaintop” is from the album Tai Chi Magic 1 by Buddha Zhen
    https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/taichiMagic1R.html

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    Shaolin Chi Mantis Official website:
    https://www.ShaolinChiMantis.com

    -

    Shaolin Chi Mantis ONLINE School “Kwoon:”
    https://www.ShaolinInteractive.com

    -

    Buddha Zhen Product List at Shaolin Records
    https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/buddhazhenLIST.html

    -

    Produced by Richard Del Connor for Shaolin Records.
    https://www.ShaolinRecords.com

    -

    Copyright 1984-2021 Shaolin Communications
    https://www.ShaolinCOM.com

    -

    Music used by permission of Shaolin Records and licensed by Shaolin Music. ASCAP
    https://www.ShaolinMusic.com

    • 33 min
    006-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu

    006-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu

    Buddha Zhen begins reading his 1993 book: Shaolin Kung Fu Initiate by Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang “Spirit Wolf of Truth.”

    This book was written to dissuade people from joining Shaolin Chi Mantis. In 1996 when Buddha Zhen launched the nonprofit Tai Chi Youth he moved all of his students into this new school and told his students that anyone who wanted to join Shaolin Chi Mantis would have to join in a traditional Northern Shaolin Monastery method and ceremony including the Buddhist “Head Shaving.” This new requirement helped to weed out the less dedicated disciples who would not have progressed very far in this very intense and traditional curriculum. As of 2021 not one student has graduated the Shaolin Chi Mantis Intermediate Level which includes single saber, double saber, advanced staff and the huge “Long Fist Forms” of 1,000 AD, “Shaolin 6,” “Shaolin 7,” and “Shaolin 8.”

    In the advanced Level SCM Disciples learn more Shaolin PLUS the Northern Praying Mantis forms and more weapons.

    This Shaolin Chi Mantis Shaolin Kung Fu INITIATE book will seem very strange to Americans, but seem traditional or ancient to Chinese persons, since that’s what this is. Chinese Buddhist requirements of 1,000 years ago.

    Enjoy this journey back 1,000 years to a place only 1 out of 100 students could master or graduate in today’s modern materialistic capitalist instant gratification world.

    The SCM Beginner program cannot be learned in less than two years. Same with with Intermediate and Advanced Levels of Shaolin Chi Mantis. No other martial art I’ve encounter since 1980 has this much information, enlightenment or Kung Fu to learn.

    Tai Chi Youth can be learned in two years and Buddha Kung Fu can be learned in five years. It’s possible I may be the founder of a martial arts system too difficult for any American to graduate from. 

    Shaolin Chi Mantis INITIATE book is available in KINDLE format at Amazon.com
    (The Kindle ebook is best for viewing on your iPhone or iPad?)
    https://www.amazon.com/Shaolin-Initiate-Buddhist-Gongfu-Candidate-ebook/dp/B0084OZKZO

    Shaolin Chi Mantis INITIATE book is available in PDF format at ShaolinCOM.com
    (The PDF format is best for printing on notebook paper but is the version being read in these podcasts. It works well on my phone.)
    https://www.shaolincom.com/Products-S/Book-ShKFinitiate.html

    The song “Path To the Mountaintop” or “Road to the Mountaintop” is from the album Tai Chi Magic 1 by Buddha Zhen
    https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/taichiMagic1R.html

    Shaolin Chi Mantis Official website:
    https://www.ShaolinChiMantis.com

    Shaolin Chi Mantis ONLINE School “Kwoon:”
    https://www.ShaolinInteractive.com

    Produced by Richard Del Connor for Shaolin Records.
    https://www.ShaolinRecords.com

    Copyright 1984-2021 Shaolin Communications
    https://www.ShaolinCOM.com

    Music used by permission of Shaolin Records and licensed by Shaolin Music. ASCAP
    https://www.ShaolinMusic.com

    • 49 min
    005-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu - "Free Tai Chi LIVE ZOOM Events"

    005-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu - "Free Tai Chi LIVE ZOOM Events"

    Shaolin Chi Mantis is the PARENT organization of Tai Chi Youth nonprofit organization.  The 3-year Tai Chi Youth program is the Shaolin Chi Mantis Beginner program stretched out over three years to make it easier for students of all ages.  

    Tai Chi Youth is a 501(c)(3) education organization that will have its' own online programs as soon as I finish the Shaolin Chi Mantis 350 videos of the SCM Beginner Program.  

    10:30AM to 11:00AM every Tuesday and Thursday will be FREE Tai Chi Chuan classes LIVE using Zoom.

    Tickets are available at EventBrite.com

    I've completed the FIRST TWO live events this week.  I'm still learning how to host these Zoom classes.  I'm using the free version of Zoom which restricts me to 30-minute classes and only 10 participants.  So if the tickets are sold out... I will purchase the PRO Zoom version soon.  Perhaps with that "Stimulus Check" I've been waiting for since December 2020.  OR, purchase some books.  If I sell more books I can purchase more stuff...

    Tai Chi Youth LIVE ZOOM Events:  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30AM

    See you there!

    TCY FREE ZOOM Event

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tai-chi-youth-traditional-tai-chi-chuan-shaolin-kung-fu-for-teensadults-tickets-142316274809?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

    • 13 min
    004-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu

    004-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu

    I'm really excited about making my Shaolin Kung Fu videos... but I'm 67 years old now.

    I've got 200 classes recorded and another 150 classes to record to complete the Shaolin Chi Mantis BEGINNER PROGRAM.

    I've got 13 years of classes mapped out so I'm going to be 80 years old to complete these lessons.

    Sheesh.  I've been wanting to make these videos since 1992 when I started teaching professionally.  I've been doing Shaolin Kung Fu since 1980.  I got certified by Grandmaster Wong Jack Man in 1995. 

    I tell a story of one of my sojourns to San Francisco when I was training under Shifu Wong Jack Man.  The senior students, Shifu Rick Bucky Wing, and Shifu Arthur Chin took me to Chinatown to get my signature chop of "Zhen Shen-Lang" to stamp on the graduation certificates of my students.

    This song is a warrior song by American Zen, "Daryoon," from the LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer album.  The slide guitar is performed by Rory G.

    I've built the school website, or Shaolin Chi Mantis ONLINE KWOON at www.ShaolinInteractive.com

    • 11 min
    002-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu

    002-Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu

    Buddha Zhen continues the history of Shaolin Kung Fu with Bodhidharma meeting the emperor of China. Buddha Zhen also tells of the history of Shaolin Chi Mantis, or at least the creation of it and why it is called Shaolin Chi Mantis.

    • 30 min

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